Calendar 2001-2002<Faculty of Fine
Policy on Academic Honesty
Arts student work covered by rules regarding academic honesty includes
papers, research, tests, examinations and all forms of studio and
production work as practised within the Faculty.
of academic honesty:
consult the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty for a discussion of
academic honesty and definitions of breach of academic honesty.
Among other things the Senate Policy discusses offences such as
cheating; submission of one piece of work in satisfaction of two
assignments without prior informed consent; impersonation; plagiarism
and other misappropriation of the work of another; abuse of confidentiality;
falsification or forgery of documents; obstruction of the academic
activities of another; aiding or abetting academic misconduct; failure
to divulge previous attendance at another postsecondary educational
institution on an admissions application etc. In particular, students
taking courses in the Faculty of Fine Arts should be mindful of
the dangers of misappropriation and misrepresentation which are
breaches of academic honesty.
of another's work:
the creation and presentation of all studio and performance work,
and all other artistic and technical works, students who use the
work of others must clearly state the extent and nature of the appropriation
to their instructor. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach
of academic honesty.
of collaborative projects:
to give appropriate credit to collaborators, or the listing of others
as collaborators who have not contributed to the work, shall constitute
a breach of academic honesty.
The Senate Policy on Academic Honesty governs the procedure of the
Faculty in cases of alleged breaches of academic honesty.
Any faculty member suspecting that a student has engaged in a breach
of academic honesty shall notify the Associate Dean who shall in
turn assist the faculty member in following the procedures provided
in the Senate policy.
The Associate Dean of the Faculty shall be the faculty person responsible
for the carriage of all cases of breaches of academic honesty.
The Committee on Administrative Affairs shall be the body responsible
for hearing cases of breaches of academic honesty and imposing penalties.
3. Procedural Guidelines
If an instructor believes an offence has occurred, the student should
be sent a notice in writing from the instructor or course director
that an offence is suspected, and that the instructor or course
director wishes to meet with the student. The student will be informed
that a representative may accompany her/him and that the meeting
will be on the record. A deadline for responding of no less than
seven calendar days will be imposed. The student will also be informed
that the course in question may not be dropped (as per Senate Policy,
E 4). Further procedures as defined in Senate Policy, item D 3,
a and b will apply.
Following the meeting, the instructor or course director who decides
to pursue the matter will send the following material to the Associate
the contested piece of work, (if possible);
the evidence supporting the alleged offence;
the record of the meeting;
the course syllabus and relevant assignment sheets;
any handout on academic offences;
record of student's performance in the course to date;
student's written admission of guilt and joint recommendation
of instructor and student as to penalty, if applicable;
any other relevant materials.
the student chooses not to attend the aforementioned meeting, this
material will be sent after the time limit for arranging that meeting
The Associate Dean will present the case to the Committee on Administrative
Affairs, which is the relevant committee empowered to hear such
cases and to impose penalties. All further procedures as defined
in the Senate Policy will be followed.
a student has been found to have committed a breach of academic
honesty, without limiting the ultimate discretion of the Faculty
Committee to impose any or all of the penalties set out in the Senate
Policy as may be warranted in the circumstances, the Committee may
impose any or all of the following penalties:
a failure in the course;
failure in the course and a notation of breach of academic honesty
on the transcript;