The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters protects academic integrity at the University. Some examples of offences that are sanctioned under the Code include:
Instructor resources - UTSC Library Guides: Academic Integrity
Procedures provided under the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
NB: If the student has not responded to your request for a meeting by the time grades in the course are due, don’t wait. State that you have not met with the student.
The following documentation is required with every allegation submitted - Course syllabus, assignment instructions, student's work, student's grades in course, detailed description of allegation
Examples of Supporting Evidence/Documents for Types of Offences
|Type of Offence||Example of Supporting Evidence/Documents|
|Plagiarism - Using the words or ideas of another person without citing the source||
*Links to source(s) of plagiarism on their own are insufficient as the information can change, be removed, or be inaccessible due to paywalls or account registration.
|Unauthorized Aids – Using unauthorized aids, which could be considered cheating on tests and exams||
|Unauthorized Assistance - Having someone else do the work for you or providing assistance to someone else||
*Methods of communication can be the following but not limited to group chats, videos, live documents, etc.
|Forgery or falsification - Making a false statement, presenting a false document or signing someone else’s name on a document required by the University||
|Personation - Having someone else write an exam for you or writing an exam for someone else||
|Concocting - Using false data or providing false references||
|Self-Plagiarism/Double Dipping - Submitting work for credit in a course when you have submitted it in another course||
When the case is resolved and a sanction is imposed you will receive a letter specifying the sanction along with an Amended Marks form. This form is the only means that you can use to report an amended grade for an academic offence. Fill out the form, have your Chair or Director sign it and send it as instructed on the form to the Registrar.
What are some things I can do to deter this behaviour in the future?
Students are responsible for the decisions they make. However, clarifying grey areas is always helpful for students. Clear, specific statements in syllabi, assignment and exam instructions, and class slides about what is and is not allowed in coursework are important. The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (UTSC) have many supports available for instructors for such statements and other pedagogical practices that can deter future offences.