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Committee on Student Appeals and Academic Integrity



Provisionally approved June 2011

When constituted as the Committee on Student Appeals and Academic Integrity, the Committee shall:

  1. Review on an annual basis policies and procedures on Academic Honesty and grade re-appraisals at the School/Departmental and Faculty level, and act in accordance with the Senate policies to promote academic integrity within the Faculty;
  1. Give direction on procedures to Schools/Departments so that their procedures embody the appropriate standard of fairness and natural justice;
  1. Collaborate with the Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards Committee on issues of joint concern and recommend as appropriate proactive, educative, and policy measures at the Faculty and School/Departmental levels.


Nine faculty members elected at-large for a two-year term
Three students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Chair of Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for two-year rolling cycle. Each year, half of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a one-year term.   At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. Units will self-identify as one of the following:  humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

When constituted as a Student Hearings and Appeals Committee, the Committee shall:

  1. Hear cases of breach of academic honesty in any of the following circumstances:
    1. The student does not admit a breach of academic honesty; the student admits a breach but no agreement is reached on the appropriate penalty;
    2. The student admits a breach and an agreement is reached on the appropriate penalty, but proposed penalty is not accepted by the full Committee; and
    3. If the student fails to attend a meeting at the Department/School level and the Department/School forwards a summary of the matter for hearing at the Faculty level.
  1. Hear appeals from members of the Faculty regarding decisions of School/Departmental level Committees in respect of grade re-appraisals and charges of breach(es) of academic honesty;
  1. Follow the provisions of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty governing formal hearings at the Faculty level, including the order of Faculty Hearing on Academic Honesty.

Student Hearings and Appeals Committee membership:

Panels will have three voting members of whom one is a student, elected by and from the Committee on Student Appeals and Academic Integrity to hear grade appeals and breach(es) of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty cases at the Faculty level. The Associate Dean, Students acts as the Faculty Presenter during these hearings and presents the allegations and evidence of breach(es) of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty. 


MEMBERSHIP 2014-2015
Heather Campbell, Department of English
Pilar Carbonell, School of Administrative Studies
Naomi Couto, School of Public Policy and Administration
Marina Erechtchoukova, School of Information Technology
Mary Ma, School of Administrative Studies
Emiro Martinez-Osorio, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Andrea McKenzie, Department of Writing

Jing Wang, School of Human Resource Management
Christa Wilkin, School of Human Resource Management
Representatives from SCOLAPS:
Deon Ampofo
Muhammad Bhatti
Alexandra Dunsmuir
Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):
Gary Spraakman , Associate Dean, Students
Chair of Council or designate

Lesa Cozzi, Assistant Director, Student Responsibilities and Academic Success

Thyrza Naraine, Coordinator, Curriculum & Academic Standards

The Committee on Student Appeals and Academic Integrity will normally meet on the second Monday of each month (September - June) from 11:30am-1:00pm in Room N926N, Ross Building:
2014/2015 Committee Meeting Dates:
September 15, 2014*
March 9, 2015
December 8, 2014 May 11, 2015
January 12, 2015  
February 9, 2015  

*The September meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday of the month due to the start of term (September 9)


Rules and Procedures of Council

Academic Integrity for Faculty and Staff

Reports to Council


Committee's Website