The Faculty of Arts and Science recommends that certain prose be communicated to students, particularly in course syllabi. Since the wording is standard, we've collected it all in one place. Some instructors might choose to reference this material instead of incorporating it directly in their syllabus; it is every bit a part of the syllabus as anything listed directly. We've divided this information into several parts:
The final examination in any class offered in a term or session (including Summer Term) must be written on the campus on which it was taken, at the end of the appropriate term or session at the time scheduled by the Examinations Office.The exam period is listed in the key dates prior to the start of the academic year in the Faculty of Arts and Science Academic Calendar and on the Office of the University Registrar’s webpage. A detailed exam schedule for the Fall Term is posted before the Thanksgiving holiday; for the Winter Term it is posted the Friday before Reading Week, and for the Summer Term the window of dates is noted on the Arts and Science Online syllabus prior to the start of the course. Students should delay finalizing any travel plans until after the examination schedule has been posted. Exams will not be moved or deferred to accommodate employment, travel/holiday plans or flight reservations. Student Wellness website.
Queen's University is committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities. Part of this commitment includes arranging academic accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure they have an equitable opportunity to participate in all of their academic activities. If you are a student with a disability and think you may need accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to contact Student Wellness Services (SWS) and register as early as possible. For more information, including important deadlines, please visit the Student Wellness website.
The Senate Policy on Academic Consideration for Students in Extenuating Circumstances was approved in April, 2017. Queen’s University is committed to providing academic consideration to students experiencing extenuating circumstances that are beyond their control and which have a direct and substantial impact on their ability to meet essential academic requirements. Each Faculty has developed a protocol to provide a consistent and equitable approach in dealing with requests for academic consideration for students facing extenuating circumstances. Arts and Science undergraduate students please consult the Faculty of Arts and Science protocol and the portal where they submit a request. Students in other Faculties and Schools should refer to the protocol for their home Faculty.
Queen’s students, faculty, administrators and staff all have responsibilities for supporting and upholding the fundamental values of academic integrity. Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see www.academicintegrity.org) and by the quality of courage. These values and qualities are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University.Within Computing, in addition to the general concerns about academic integrity, there are a few specific situations.
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and adhering to the regulations concerning academic integrity. General information on academic integrity is available at Integrity@Queen's University, along with Faculty or School specific information. Departures from academic integrity include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification. Actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning, to loss of grades on an assignment, to failure of a course, to requirement to withdraw from the university.
Students’ accommodation tests will be booked either at the same time as the rest of the class, or as soon after as possible, according to their accommodation requirements. Make-up tests for academic considerations will similarly be booked as soon as possible. Your class schedule will be taken into account when making the booking; due to the expected volume of requests and bookings, we will not be able to book according to the student’s preference. Once we have finalized the booking and arranged for a proctor, you will be contacted by email.
IMPORTANT: Should you elect to write your test with the rest of the class, instead of writing the accommodated test that was booked for you, we require two working days’ notice so that we can cancel your room booking, and notify the proctor that was hired to invigilate your test.
All computer accommodations are handled by the Exams Office. They require 10 working days’ notice to make these arrangements.
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to discuss your case, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-533-6050, or drop by the School of Computing main office in 557 Goodwin Hall (8 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 4 PM).