- Once your instructor believes an academic offence may have been committed, s/he will contact you to arrange a meeting and discuss the assignment/test/essay.
- At this meeting, the instructor will discuss the work in question and explain why s/he feels an academic offence may have been committed.
- S/he will give you an opportunity to explain – Be honest!
- At the end of the meeting, if the instructor still feels an academic offence has been committed, s/he will forward the information to the Departmental Chair.
- The instructor cannot impose a sanction or penalty. However, if s/he feels that an offence was not committed, s/he can drop the matter.
- The Departmental Chair may handle the alleged offence if the assignment is worth 10% or less, but only if it is a 1st offence and you have admitted guilt. However, even if these criteria are met, the Chair still has the right to forward the matter to the Vice-Dean/Dean for resolution.
- Should the case file be forwarded to the Dean’s Office for resolution, you can contact the Office of the Dean for assistance.
Remember: All alleged academic offences must be reported.