What You Need to Know
Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities
Charter of Students' Rights, Articles 22-25
22. Students have a right to fair and reasonable assessment of their performance in a course, and these assessments shall reflect the content of the course.
23. Students have a right to be informed, in a timely fashion, of their current academic standing or performance in a course unless the method of evaluation renders such a determination impossible.
24. Students have a right to consult any written submission for which they have received a mark, and discuss this submission with an examiner, provided the request is made within a reasonable time after notification of the grade, and subject to reasonable administrative arrangements.
25. Students have right to an impartial and competent review of any mark, provided the request is made within a reasonable time after notification of the grade, and subject to reasonable administrative arrangements.
Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Academic Supervision and Evaluation
1. Where a member of the academic staff or a teaching assistant and a student are in a close personal relationship such that there is, or may be perceived to be, a conflict of interest or possible favouritism, then the staff member or teaching assistant shall decline or terminate a supervisory or evaluative role with respect to that student, and, where necessary, make appropriate alternative arrangements for the supervision and evaluation of the student’s work.
2. For the purposes of this chapter, a close personal relationship shall include spouses, parent and child, siblings, and consensual amorous relationships.
3. The alternative arrangements for supervision and evaluation shall be made in confidence and shall not prejudice the status of the student, staff member or teaching assistant.
4. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as condoning consensual amorous relationships between academic staff or teaching assistants and students.
Who You Can Talk To
- Your instructor
- The Chair or Director of the academic department
- The Course Information website
- The Advising website
What Else You Can Do
If you encounter a problem, you may choose to contact your Faculty Associate Dean or Director.