Sanctions and offences under the Code
How does the sanction 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 University 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
|Offence committed on an assignment worth 10% or less of overall course mark||Offence of:
|Who can impose the sanction?||Chair of the department||Dean of the Faculty or division|
|When can that person impose the sanction?||Upon admission by student that they committed an offence||Upon admission by student that they committed an offence|
|What happens if student does not admit to the offence?||The case is forwarded to the Dean of the Faculty or division||Case is forwarded to the Provost. If the Provost determines that charges should be issued in the case, the case is referred to the University Tribunal.|
|Possible sanction||If student admits to the offence on an assignment worth 10% or less than the final grade, the Chair may impose:
||Where a student admits to the commission of one of the offences listed above, the Dean may impose the following sanctions:
|What happens if this is a student’s second offence?||Case is forwarded to the Provost. If the Provost determines that charges should be issued in the case, the case is referred to the University Tribunal.||Case is forwarded to the Provost. If the Provost determines that charges should be issued in the case, the case is referred to the University Tribunal.|