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Forms and Tips for Instructors

The documents below are the forms for instructors to complete when there has been a possible departure from academic integrity.

Questions?

Contact the Program Director for the course, or Laurie Ross in the Smith Dean's Office (ext. 32319) or lross@business.queensu.ca

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See Section 4.2 of Smith Academic Integrity Policy

  • Fill out all information on the form
  • Send original copy to the student by email or registered letter along with any relevant documents
  • Student has 10 days after receiving the Notice of Investigation to respond

Note: Due process requires that no conclusion should be drawn before the student's response is heard, however compelling the evidence already in hand may appear (such as the paper, etc). The student's response is part of the evidence and the instructor has the obligation to consider the entire body of relevant evidence before making any decision.

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See Sections 4.2.4 - 4.2.7 of Smith Academic Integrity Policy

  • If the investigation reveals a departure from academic integrity, contact the Smith Dean's Office immediately to check for previous Findings for the student. This affects whether the instructor will impose a sanction, or if the case is referred to the Smith Academic Integrity Panel
  • Complete the form
  • Send original copy to the student by email or registered letter along with any relevant documents The student should receive the form within 14 days of the meeting with the instructor (or receipt of student's written explanation), or within a reasonable period of time as demanded by the complexity of the case

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See Section 4.2.4 of Smith Academic Integrity Policy

  • To be completed if, after the instructor has investigated the case, there are insufficient grounds for a finding of a departure from academic integrity
  • Send original copy to the student by email or registered letter
  • Destroy all documents pertaining to the investigation (no copies are sent to Dean's Office or Program Office)
  • The student should receive the form within 14 days of meeting with the instructor (or receipt of student's written explanation), or within a reasonable period of time as demanded by the complexity of the case