CONTACT

Arlette Stewart, MA
Coordinator, Academic Integrity

Phone: 778-782-7075
Email: aic_sfu@sfu.ca

 

Contact me for:

 • Case consultations for faculty
 • Guidance on policy and procedure
 • Class presentations  and workshops

 

What is Academic Integrity (video)

Academic disciplinary process

This is what happens after the instructor has accused a student of being involved in academic dishonesty:

First or minor offenses:

  1. The Instructor must give the Student an opportunity to meet and discuss the case.
  2. If the Instructor still believes the student has engaged in academic dishonesty, the Instructor may impose one of the following penalties:
    1. give the Student a warning
    2. require the Student to redo the assignment
    3. assign a low grade for the assignment
    4. assign a grade of “F” for the assignment
  3. If the Student wishes to dispute the severity of the penalty, the Student may forward his or her case to the Senate Committee on Disciplinary Appeals (SCODA) within three (3) weeks of the date of notification of the penalty.
  4. If the Student wishes to dispute findings of fact of the Instructor, the Student may forward his or her case to the University Board on Student Discipline (UBSD) within three (3) weeks of the date of notification by the Instructor.

Second or major offenses:

  1. The Instructor must give the Student an opportunity to meet and discuss the case.
  2. The Instructor still believes the student engaged in academic dishonesty and the Chair finds the student with more than one case or believe this is a major offence.
  3. The Chair will impose one or more of the following penalties:
    1. issue a formal reprimand to the student
    2. assign a grade less severe than “FD” (Failed-Discipline)
    3. assign a grade of “FD” (Failed - Discipline)
  4. If the Chair believes that the academic dishonesty deserves a penalty beyond the ones mentioned above, the Chair may impose penalties mentioned above AND refer the case to the University Board on Student Discipline (UBSD).
  5. If the Student wishes to dispute the findings of fact of the Instructor, the Chair of the Department, or the Registrar to the University Board on Student Discipline (UBSD) within three weeks of the date of notification by the Instructor, the Chair or the Registrar.

View the S10.01 Student Academic Integrity Policy.

Faculty

Instructors are encouraged to consult with the academic integrity advisors of each department. They are available to give you advice on the process of disciplinary actions. If you are unsure who is the academic integrity advisor for your department, please contact rballett@sfu.ca. You can also contact Arlette Stewart, Coordinator for Academic Integrity: 778-782-7075.

Students

Students are advised to consult with the Ombudsperson. The Office of the Ombudsperson is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students and other members of the university community. The Ombudsperson is available to assist students with the process for appealing allegations of academic dishonesty. Students can appeal the facts of the case and the severity of the penalty. Appeals must be submitted in writing within three (3) weeks of the date of notification by the instructor, the Chair, or the Registrar.

Contact the Ombudsperson

Laura Reid
Ombudsperson
778-782-4563
ombuds@sfu.ca
MBC 2266
www.sfu.ca/ombudsperson.html

CONTACT US

Arlette Stewart, MA
Academic Integrity Coordinator

Phone: 778-782-7075
Email: aic_sfu@sfu.ca

 

Heather Roberts, MEd, CCC
Student Conduct Coordinator/Case Manager

Phone: 778-782-9456
Email: aigco@sfu.ca

 

What is Academic Integrity (video)