Important UTSC Policies
UTSC is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of
every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights and a resolute
commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.
1) Information on Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is essential to the pursuit of learning and scholarship in a University, and to
ensure that a degree from the University of Toronto is a strong signal of each student’s
individual academic achievement. As a result, the University treats cases of plagiarism very
seriously. The University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters outlines
behavior that constitutes academic dishonesty and the process for addressing such offenses
2) Information Regarding AccessAbility Services at UTSC
Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you
have a disability/health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to
approach the instructor in BIO A01 and/or the AccessAbility Services Office (Room SW302) as
soon as possible. Please note that all inquiries are confidential. You can contact AccessAbility
3) Information on Religious Observances
It is policy at UTSC to provide special consideration for recognized holy days which may be
observed by our students. Though not all holy days require students to be absent from school,
accommodations may still be necessary in some cases. As a student, it is your responsibility to
check the due dates for all course work and scheduled dates for tests/exams on a regular basis.
Inform the Course Coordinator of any potential conflicts at least 7 days prior to the date of the
test/assignment. Failure to do so may result in special consideration not being granted
(documentation may be required).
4) Procedures Regarding Final Marks
The final mark in BIO A01 is based on term work; the evaluation breakdown is given on page 5.
After the final exam, marks are calculated and submitted to the Department for review. Once
approved, the final mark for each student in the course will be released on ROSI/ACORN.
Final marks are not negotiable and instructors are not permitted to discuss final marks with
students. If students have concerns about their final mark, they should consult the proper
procedures to be followed as outlined by the Registrar’s office:
Once final marks are posted, it is an academic offense to ask for your mark to be changed
(SEE Academic Handbook).