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 (see
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 Services at 416-287-7560, by e-mailing email@example.com or visiting their website
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
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
Once final marks are posted, it is an academic offense to ask for your mark to be changed (SEE Academic Handbook).
changed. (See Academic Handbook)