Where an academic offence is found to have occurred, one or more of the following penalties will be imposed by Athabasca University, in conformance with Section 10.1.5 Disciplinary Procedures within this policy.
*Penalty must be approved by Vice-President, Academic.
All penalties assigned under this policy will appear on a student’s transcript for a period of two years. In circumstances where the two-year period extends beyond a student’s graduation date, the penalty will be removed from the student’s transcript on the date the student graduates provided that there is not more than one penalty on the student record. In cases where there are more than one penalty, all penalties will remain on the student record for the two-year period.
In the case of an expulsion, the revocation of a grade for a completed course and the revocation of an awarded credential the penalty shall appear on the Student’s transcript permanently.
University Officers Responsible for Investigation of Offences:
|Falsifying admissions information||Associate Registrar of Admissions and Transfer Credit Services|
|Plagiarism||Dean (or designates)|
|Copying||Dean (or designates)|
|Collusion||Dean (or designates)|
|Cheating||Dean (or designates)|
|Unauthorized use of Athabasca University materials||Dean (or designates)|
|Misrepresentation of Facts and Fraud||Associate Registrar of Operations|
|Aiding another in committing an academic offence||In accordance with the offence as identified above.|
Note: Dean (or designates) refers to the Dean responsible for the course. For the Centre of Distance Education, the Director of the Centre for Distance Education would be the designated University Officer in place of a Dean.
University Officers Responsible for Assignment of Penalties:
|Penalty||Authority to determine or approve penalty|
|Reduction of grade on submitted coursework||Dean (or designates)|
|Rejection of submitted coursework||Dean (or designates)|
|Rejection of an application for admission or enrollment||Associate Registrar of Admissions and Transfer Credit Services|
|Failure of an examination or coursework||Dean (or designates)|
|Failure of the course||Dean (or designates)|
|Suspension from Athabasca University of six months but not more than two years||Vice-President, Academic|
|Expulsion from Athabasca University||Vice-President, Academic|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated June 23 2020 by laurab