I let a friend know my webmail password because theirs wasn’t working. Now security services is telling me that emails were sent with inappropriate content. What can happen to me and what should I do?
I had been feeling depressed so I started seeing a counsellor. Now things are starting to look a bit better. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten behind in my studies in a few courses. One of my profs have already given me permission to hand in the term work on the last day of classes, but I don’t think I’ll make the deadline. In the other classes, I’ve already missed a bunch of deadlines. Is there anything I can do?
No. You may be able to take the course, but you must apply to your school or faculty for a letter of permission before you register. Student Advocacy can help you put together an application for the letter of permission. Try to plan this sort of thing as far in advance of the start of term as possible. top
That may mean you have not actually withdrawn from the course and received a notation of No Paper because you did not write the final. You should consult an academic advisor in your faculty of registration, followed by making an appointment with a Student Advocate to see what your options are. top
When writing a term paper, you should cite all of the sources of information you use whether you quote directly from them, or paraphrase them (put them in your own words). Refer to question 7 below for resources on how to cite information. top
Consult your professor to see if they have a preference with regard to the style guide you should be using (MLA, APA, Chicago etc.). If so, use that style, if not, choose one and be sure to use it properly. Information about various style guides can be found at the Libraries website here. Also, try out a reference/citation manager as a way to keep track of your sources and assist you in the citation process. Visit the Libraries for more information. top
There are potential academic penalties for not meeting your program’s minimum performance standards. These penalties can range from academic probation to not being allowed to continue in your program. Each faculty/school/college is different, so please consult the Academic Calendar to find the regulations for your program. If you have not achieved the minimum standard due to extenuating compassionate or medical circumstances, Student Advocacy may be able to help you explore options. top
Depending on what your friend did to help, this may be considered Inappropriate Collaboration. On the one hand, students are encouraged to study together. On the other hand you should make sure that the work you hand in (for assignments, labs, tests, exams, essays) is your own. Some assignments are meant to be collaborative and some are not. Your course outline and your professor are the best resources to find out what the rules are for a particular assignment. If you are going to have a friend revise your work, check with your professor first to ensure this is allowed. Often, the professor may offer to give you suggestions as well.
If you are deemed to have committed Inappropriate collaboration, disciplinary outcomes can range from a reprimand to expulsion depending on the severity, your honesty, and if it has happened before. Please contact a Student Advocate as we can advise you of your rights and help you through this process. top
I let a friend know my webmail password because theirs wasn't working. Now security services is telling me that emails were sent with inappropriate content. What can happen to me and what should I do?
Your email account is provided to you for your use only. What goes into and out of your account is your responsibility. See the University’s Use of Computer Facilities policy and procedures. If you are being investigated for inappropriate computer account use, you may have your account privileges suspended. Contact Student Advocacy if you encounter this situation. top
If you feel that a mark you have received on an assignment is unfair, please speak with your professor about this first. They will be able to explain how they graded the assignment, and you may be able to work out a solution informally. However, if this does not work, consider filing a Term Work Grade Appeal. These must be filed within ten days of receiving the grade on the assignment. Please see Student Advocacy if you would like help preparing a grade appeal. For more information, click on following link Final Grade appeal or Term work appeal top
I had been feeling depressed so I started seeing a counsellor. Now things are starting to look a bit better. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten behind in my studies in a few courses. One of my profs has already given me permission to hand in the term work on the last day of classes, but I don’t think I’ll make the deadline. In the other classes, I’ve already missed a bunch of deadlines. Is there anything I can do?
The first step in a situation such as this is to consult your professors. They may be able to extend your due date beyond the end of classes by granting you what is called an ‘incomplete’.
If you are not able to obtain an incomplete, and you have documentation for your condition (from a doctor, counsellor, etc.), you may be eligible for Authorized Withdrawals. AWs are granted for compassionate or medical circumstances and remove the affected courses from your transcript. If granted AWs, you may also be eligible for a tuition fee appeal for those courses. Student Advocacy can assist you in requesting Incompletes, authorized withdrawals, and fee appeals. top
If you feel the grade you received is lower than it should be, consult your professor. If applicable, it may be helpful to view your final exam script (see Final Exam procedures sections 2.21 and 2.22). You may submit a Final Grade Appeal. Note, there is a due date, which can be found on the Registrar’s Office website. Please consult Student Advocacy if you would like help putting together a grade appeal or want more information. top