Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences




Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the most common form of academic misconduct in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences?
 

The two most common forms of academic misconduct in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences are:

  • inappropriate collaboration
  • failure to acknowledge the appropriate academic source (citing directly without acknowledgement)

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What is the most common penalty assigned for academic misconduct?
 

Generally, the most common penalty assigned for a first case offense is a '0' on the assignment and the insertion of a permanent note in the student's file.
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How do I avoid academic misconduct?

  • ensure all written work is your own and do not loan your work to others
  • learn appropriate academic citation methods
  • always keep drafts of your paper or assignment
  • always keep copies of all sources used in your assignment

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What do I do if I am suspected of academic misconduct?

As a student, you should first familiarize yourself with the academic regulations that pertain to Academic Misconduct (consult the Brock University Undergraduate Calendar). This process entails an interview to determine any extenuating circumstances with the Chair/Director of the Department and an interview with the Associate Dean of the Faculty.

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Am I entitled to have someone accompany me through this process?
 

Yes, you may be accompanied to any interviews by one of the departmental student representatives or a faculty, staff or student member of Brock. It is recommended that you be accompanied by (or seek counsel from ) the Brock University Student Ombudsperson

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If I am charged of academic misconduct is investigated and a penalty is assigned, how will this affect my academic transcript?
 

In the case of first misconduct, a penalty will be assigned and a permanent note will be inserted in the student’s file. In the case of a second instance of misconduct, a penalty will be assigned and the Office of the Registrar will note the transgression on the student’s transcript. The notation will be removed from the transcript when the student graduates or three years after the last registration.
 

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