McGill policies and guidelines related to teaching

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Below is a list of policies and guidelines that are relevant to teaching at McGill. Other policies may apply depending on course circumstances; please contact tls [at] if you have specific questions.


Policy and guidelines                                                                                                                       

Date approved, reviewed, revised, or updated

Academic Integrity

-Deal With Cheating and Plagiarism

Cloud Directive (Version française) Revision date: May 26, 2021
Effective date: March 30, 2015
Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures Reviewed January 16, 2019
Conflict of Interest Revised September 27, 2011
Copyright Approved April 20, 2017
Course Evaluations, End-of-Course Revised April 23, 2014
E-Mail Communications with Students (Version française) Approved September 29, 2003
Fall Reading Break: Guidelines for Implementation (Version bilingue) January 26, 2021
Guidelines for Assessment of Experiential Learning Approved in 2014
Guidelines for Developing a Teaching Portfolio Revised May 2012
Guidelines on Intimate Relationships Between Teaching Staff and Students (Version française) Revised May 9, 2018
Helping Students in Difficulty Revised January 2023
Guidelines for Search Committees Approved December 2017

Mobile Computing and Communications Devices in Classes

Approved May 31, 2010
Ombudsperson for Students  (Version française) Revised May 19, 2009
Pass/Fail Grading    

Revised May 16, 2022

Effective date: September 2022

Religious Holy Days (Version française) Revised April 16, 2007
Reporting Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Violence  March 28, 2019
Responsible Use of McGill Information Technology Resources  Reviewed May 21, 2020
Rights of Students with Disabilities (Version française) Amended April 13, 2005
Policy on the Disclosure of Wrongdoing Amended November 26, 2015
Policy on the Disclosure of Wrongdoing (Version française) Amended November 26, 2015
Sexual Violence  Reviewed March 28, 2019
University Student Assessment Policy (USAP) (Version française)
View USAP Reference Sheet
Policy on Assessment of Student Learning (PASL) (Version française)
Amended April 20, 2016

Effective Fall 2024

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