Penalties and offences under the Code
How does the penalty match the offence?
The University imposes ‘sanctions’ on those who are found to have committed an academic offence. A sanction is the penalty that can be imposed by your Chair, Dean, or the Tribunal.
Determining the appropriate sanction for an academic offence depends on many factors including but not limited to:
- The context and seriousness of the offence
- The number of times you have committed an academic offence
- The point at which you admit to an offence and thereby demonstrate insight and remorse.
The range of penalties that can be imposed and those responsible are outlined below.
- Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
- Previous University Tribunal decisions
- University Tribunal case summaries
Table: Key Consequences at the Divisional level
|Assignments worth 10% or less of overall mark||Forging or altering documents
Cheating on a test
Having someone write a test for you
Same work submitted twice
Submitting a purchased essay
|Who can impose sanction?||Chair||Dean|
|When?||Upon admission of guilt||Upon admission of guilt|
|No admission of guilt?||Forwarded to Dean||Charges laid by Provost. Referred to Tribunal.|
|Possible sanction at Divisional level?||Mark of zero for the piece of work.||
|Second offence?||Charges laid by Provost. Referred to Tribunal.||Often charges laid by Provost. Referred to Tribunal.|