Institutional-required statements for undergraduate course outlines approved by
Senate Undergraduate Council, April 14, 2009
Please note that a cross-listed course will count in all respective averages no matter under which rubric
it has been taken. For example, a PHIL/PSCI cross-list will count in a Philosophy major average, even if
the course was taken under the Political Science rubric.
Academic Integrity: In order to maintain a culture of academic integrity, members of the University of
Waterloo are expected to promote honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. See the
UWaterloo Academic Integritity Webpage (https://uwaterloo.ca/academic-integrity/) and the
Arts Academic Integrity Office Webpage (http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/current-
undergraduates/academic-responsibility) for more information.
Discipline: A student is expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid
committing academic offenses, and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is
unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid
offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration should seek
guidance from the course professor, academic advisor, or the Undergraduate Associate Dean.
When misconduct has been found to have occurred, including writing exams in a section that
you are not registered in, disciplinary penalties will be imposed under Policy 71 – Student
Discipline. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should
refer to Policy 71 - Student Discipline. For typical penalties check Guidelines for the Assessment
of Penalties (http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/guidelines/penaltyguidelines.htm).
Grievance: A student who believes that a decision affecting some aspect of his/her university life has
been unfair or unreasonable may have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70 - Student
Petitions and Grievances, Section 4. In addition, read the Student Grievance Process for the
Faculty of Arts.
Appeals: A student may appeal the finding and/or penalty in a decision made under Policy 70 - Student
Petitions and Grievances (other than regarding a petition) or Policy 71 - Student Discipline if a ground for
an appeal can be established. Read Policy 72 - Student Appeals.
Other sources of information for students
Academic integrity (Arts) Academic Integrity Office (uWaterloo)