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Provost & VP Academic

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Provost & VP Academic

For Chairs

Academic Integrity Guidelines

Undergraduate Chairs

Under the University’s Undergraduate Academic Integrity Policy, the Chair is the first-level decision-maker in cases where there is no prior offence on record. A lot of the information you need to know is covered in these FAQs but it is important to read the full text of the policy. Chairs should treat the decision-making process as confidentially as possible while recognizing that absolute confidentiality cannot be assured. Decisions should be made in a timely manner, usually within a few weeks. 

Read the Steps for Handling Academic Integrity Cases.

Complete the Academic Dishonesty Chair Report (.docx) and submit to the student and the dean.

Check out the steps at a glance (PDF).

These Frequently Asked Questions will help you interpret the policy and guide you through the procedures for dealing with an incident of academic dishonesty.

Consult this checklist to help guide you through the process.

It is recommended that Chairs use this sample email to relay decision to student(s).

For academic misconduct during an exam, see guidelines for invigilators.

For further enquiries about interpreting the policy and procedures for dealing with an incident of academic dishonesty, please contact your divisional dean.

Graduate Directors

Please see the Graduate Academic Integrity Policy or contact the Manager, School of Graduate Studies.