It is your responsibility as a student of Seneca College to be aware of and abide by the academic and behavioural policies outlined in the College Academic Policy and the Student Handbook. Here are some key policies:
ACADEMIC HONESTY (Section 9 and Appendix E – Academic Policy)
To continue to graduate high quality students and to sustain our reputation as a leading institution, Seneca must have the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic honesty means that all Seneca College persons will conduct themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner in all aspects of their academic career.Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty to obtain any type of academic advantage or credit is an offence and will not be tolerated by the College.
The penalty for a first offence is a grade “0” on the work in which the offence occurred, and will result in a comment being placed on the student’s transcript. The penalty for the second offence is an “F” in the course where the offence occurred, a second comment on the transcript and immediate suspension from the college normally for a minimum of three semesters. For more information about what constitutes academic dishonesty and how to avoid it, go to http://library.senecacollege.ca – Academic Honesty and Copyright
STUDENT APPEALS (Section 12 – Seneca College Academic Policy)
Students have the right to appeal academic decisions of the College. The procedures for informal and formal appeals are outlined in Academic Policy. If a student disagrees with the evaluation of an assignment or with a final grade, s/he must first discuss the matter with the professor in an attempt to resolve the matter informally. If the matter is not resolved, the student should discuss the problem with the Student Advisor or the Chair. Students must keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. No appeal will be considered unless a complete file is submitted at the time of the appeal.
Copyright means the sole right to produce, reproduce, and copy work in which copyright subsists. This includes books, articles, textbooks, and other original creative works such as photographs, and text, graphics, images, sound video, and games from the Internet. It is illegal to reproduce and/or distribute copyrighted materials without the express written permission of the author.
Copyright information is available at www.senecac.on.ca/policies/copyright.html
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE
Official College E-mail is available to all employees and students. Faculty, staff and students are required to use College-provided e-mail when corresponding electronically about College-related matters. (For further information regarding the IT acceptable use policy, please refer to: www.senecac.on.ca/policies/itau.html
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. It is the policy of Seneca College that all employees and students have a right to work and study in an environment that asserts the personal worth and dignity of each individual. In order to achieve this objective, Seneca College will not tolerate any form of discrimination and/or harassment in its employment, education, accommodation, or business policies dealings. Information and assistance are available from the Resolution, Equity and Diversity Centre.For further information please see: www.senecac.on.ca/equity
ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS
The college will provide reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counseling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 2900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.