HIS101 syllabus Fall 2018
Policies on Tests and Assignments
If a deadline for an assignment is not met, the assignment is subject to a late penalty of 2% per day. This
penalty may be waived in the event of unforeseen emergencies such as illness or crisis. If your assignment
is late and you believe that you should not be penalized, please attach a written explanation to your
assignment along with appropriate supporting documentation. We shall overlook the penalty, in whole or
in part, as seems justified. Assignments that are submitted more than seven (7) days past the specified due
date will not be accepted under normal circumstances.
This “Notice of Collection” provides information from the University about the collection of medical
The University of Toronto respects your privacy. The information on this form is collected pursuant
to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of
administering accommodations for academic purposes based on medical grounds. The department
will maintain a record of all medical certificates received. At all times your information will be
protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Please remember that grades are earned on the basis of performance in an assignment, not given on the
basis of need or effort. If you wish to appeal a grade, please follow the following steps:
• Step 1: Within two weeks of receiving the grade, speak with your TA for clarification of the grade
and comments. If you are unsatisfied with the clarification and believe that the assignment
deserves a higher grade, proceed to Step 2.
• Step 2: Within one week of meeting with the TA, submit a one-page request to your TA stating
the basis of your appeal, with a clear explanation for the unsatisfactory nature of the grade,
supported with specific reference to the assignment and evaluation criteria. The case will then
proceed to Step 3.
• Step 3: Meet with the TA to discuss the case. The TA at this point may either raise the grade,
maintain the grade, or lower the grade based on a consideration of the original assignment and the
student’s request. If you remain unsatisfied with the TA’s grade, proceed to Step 4.
• Step 4: Provide your one-page request and an unmarked hard copy of assignment to the Head TA
for re-evaluation. The Head TA will determine whether the case bears legitimate and substantive
grounds for appeal and may either raise the grade, maintain the grade, or lower the grade. If you
are unsatisfied with the Head TA’s grade, proceed to Step 5.
• Step 5: Submit the one-page request and an unmarked hard copy of the assignment to the
professor for re-evaluation. The professor will determine whether the case bears legitimate and
substantive grounds for appeal and may either raise the grade, maintain the grade, or lower the
The University of Toronto expects its students to write well, and it provides a number of resources to help
you meet this expectation. A good place to start is the Writing at the University of Toronto website:
http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/. Read the Frequently Asked Questions page, explore the advice files, and
look at the latest announcements about writing support programs. The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills
Centre at UTM offers one-on-one instruction in various forms of academic writing and oral presentations.
Its learning strategists will help you at any stage of your project, from understanding the assignment,
through planning a draft, to developing strategies to improve grammar and syntax. They recommend that
you book an appointment at least one week in advance and that you leave yourself lots of time before the