2022-2023 Undergraduate Calendar

Academic Regulations and University Policies I. Confidentiality and Release of Student Records A. Protection of Privacy B. Student Access C. Employee and Student Organization Access D. Third Party Access E. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information F. Name Changes G. Transcripts H. Withholding of Degree or Grades II. Registration A. Applicable Calendar B. Registration: General Information C. Course Levels D. Definition of Full- and Part-Time Studies E. Registration in Cross-Listed Courses F. Simultaneous Credits in One Department G. Attendance Requirements H. Accommodation of Students on Religious Grounds I. Course Changes J. Requests for Retroactive Registration/Backdated Withdrawals K. Auditing Courses L. Letters of Permission M. Repeating a Course for which a Passing Grade has been Awarded N. Repeating a Failed Course O. Challenge for Credit III. Degree/Program Policies A. Selection of Majors B. Context Courses C. Combined Major Programs D. Credit Limitations E. Waiver of Requirements F. Extra Courses IV. Graduation Requirements A. Intent to Graduate Application B. Graduation Standing C. Undergraduate Degrees D. Concentrations E. Minors F. Transfer Students G. Requirements for a Second or Subsequent Degree H. Certificates I. Diplomas J. Replacement of Diploma V. Examinations A. General Information B. Class Tests and Examinations C. Examination Rules D. Progress Examinations E. Deferred Examinations F. Required Medical Documentation G. Part-time Students H. Retention of Papers I. Accommodation of Students with Disabilities VI. Evaluation of Student Performance A. General Information B. Course Outlines C. Computerized Plagiarism Detection (e.g., Turnitin.com) D. Grades E. Calculation of Averages F. Dean's Honours List G. Minimum Academic Requirements for Continued Registration H. Academic Probation, Suspension, Debarment b. Academic Suspension c. Academic Debarment: VII. Academic Misconduct A. Definitions B. Determination of Offences and Outcomes C. Procedures D. Appeals VIII. Appeals A. Appeal of Academic Suspension B. Appeal of Academic Debarment C. Appeal of Course Grades D. Appeals Related to Academic Requirements/Decisions E. Appeals of Charges of Academic Misconduct F. Medical Appeals and Required Documentation IX. Appeals Procedures A. Method of Appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board B. Hearings at the Senate Student Appeals Board
Academic Regulations and University Policies  
I. Confidentiality and Release of Student Records Go to top of document
A. Protection of Privacy Go to top of document
Brock University, collects and retains student and alumni personal information under the authority of The Brock University Act, 1964. This information is related directly to and needed by the University for the purposes of admission, registration, graduation and other activities related to its programs, being a member of the Brock University community and attending a public post secondary institution in the Province of Ontario. The information will be used to admit, register and graduate students, record management achievement, issue student identification cards, and administer and operate academic, athletic, recreational, residences, alumni and other University programs. Information on admission, registration and academic achievement may also be disclosed and used for statistical and research purposes by the University, other post-secondary educational institutions and the provincial government. Personal information provided for admission and registration and any other information placed into the student record will be collected, protected, used, disclosed and retained in compliance with Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.O. 1990, c.F.31).  
B. Student Access Go to top of document
Students may inspect all documents contained in their own record, with the exception of evaluations and letters of reference supplied to the University with the understanding that they be kept confidential. Students may request that erroneous information contained in their records be corrected and that recipients, of any information found to be in error, be advised of the correction. Students wishing to inspect their record must make an appointment with an authorized official of the Office of the Registrar. All official transcripts will be complete and unabridged. Partial transcripts cannot be issued. Transcripts issued directly to students bear the notation "Issued to Student". Documents pertaining to a student's achievement at another institution, which may have been received by the University, will not normally be released or redirected to another institution.  
C. Employee and Student Organization Access Go to top of document
Employees of the University are permitted access to information contained in student records, if they need to know the information in order to perform their official duties. As a general rule, only employees involved in some aspect of academic administration or student affairs are given access to the contents of student records. In addition to collecting personal information for its own purposes the University collects specific and limited personal information on behalf of the Brock University Students' Union (BUSU), as well as constituent organizations authorized by them. BUSU uses this information for the purposes of membership administration, elections, annual general meetings, transit passes and its heath plan. Information is provided by the Office of the Registrar upon written request signed by an authorized officer of BUSU with the understanding that the information will not be disclosed to third parties (and will be destroyed after its use and/or returned to the Office of the Registrar when requested).  
D. Third Party Access Go to top of document
It is University policy to make a minimum of information freely available to all inquirers. The University will disclose information about students who have graduated, which is considered to be public information, as follows:
1.  degree(s) obtained and the dates conferred by the University, and in most circumstances, scholarships and the dates awarded.
2.  Except as specified below other information contained in the record (including current registration status and program of study) will be disclosed only with the student's written consent. This restriction applies to requests from parents, spouses, credit bureaus, police, CSIS and immigration and other Government agencies. Specified records or portions thereof may be provided to persons or agencies pursuant to a court order, summons or subpoena directing the University to release information; to Statistics Canada and the Ministry of Education in connection with enrolment audits; or in accordance with the requirements of duly constituted professional licensing and certification bodies.

In emergency situations involving the health and safety of an individual, or in compassionate situations, the Registrar or designate may, if it is considered to be in the best interest of the student, authorize the release of information needed to contact the student.

 
E. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information Go to top of document
A. Statistics Canada Statistics Canada is the national statistical agency. As such, Statistics Canada carries out hundreds of surveys each year on a wide range of matters, including education. It is essential to be able to follow students across time and institutions to understand, for example, the factors affecting enrolment demand at post-secondary institutions. The increased emphasis on accountability for public investment means that it is also important to understand 'outcomes'. In order to carry out such studies, Statistics Canada asks all colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates. Institutions collect and provide to Statistics Canada student identification information (student's name, student ID number, Social Insurance Number), student contact information (address and telephone number), student demographic characteristics, enrolment information, previous education, and labour force activity. The Federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used only for statistical purposes and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student. Students who do not wish to have their information used are able to ask Statistics Canada to remove their identification and contact information from the national database. On request by a student, Statistics Canada will delete an individual's contact information (name, address, or other personal identifiers) from the PSIS database. To make such a request, please contact: By telephone: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm EST/EDST at 1-800-263-1136 or 1-514-283-8300 By email: PSIS-SIEP_contact@statcan.gc.ca By mail: Institutional Surveys Section, Centre for Education Statistics, Statistics Canada, Tunney's Pasture Driveway, R.H. Coats Building, Flooror 13 G, Ottawa ON, K1A 0T6. B. Ministry of Colleges and Universities Brock University is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Minister of Colleges and Universities under s. 15 of the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M. 19, as amended. The Ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funding to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Minister of Colleges and Universities uses this personal information is available on the ministry's website: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ or by writing to the Director, Postsecondary Finance Branch, Postsecondary Education Division, 7th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2.  
F. Name Changes Go to top of document
As Brock is committed to the integrity of its student records, each student is required to provide, either on application for admission or in personal data required for registration, his/her legal name. Any requests to change a name, by means of alteration or deletion, substitution or addition, must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. Upon making application for graduation a student may be asked to provide proof of his/her name.  
G. Transcripts Go to top of document
Copies of student transcripts will be issued at the student’s request ONLY as they are confidential/legal documents. By ordering a document, you agree to allow Brock University to share your legal name, Student ID, email address, full academic record and official transcript with MyCreds. Downloaded transcripts are not official as they are subject to tampering and their authenticity cannot be verified by the receiver. In accordance with the University’s Policy on Access to Student Records along with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the student’s consent is required for the release of academic records. Unofficial transcripts cannot be issued. All transcripts will be issued electronically via MyCreds. To order a transcript, see: https://brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/transcripts/ The University's Policy on Access to Student Records can be found via the Secretariat website: https://brocku.ca/university-secretariat/fippa/access-to-information/  
H. Withholding of Degree or Grades Go to top of document
Only the Office of the Registrar may release final grades. No student owing the University fees or fines will receive a diploma, certificate, transcript or a statement of final grades or have any such statements officially communicated to parties outside the University, until such time as the debts have been cleared to the satisfaction of the University.  
II. Registration Go to top of document
A. Applicable Calendar Go to top of document
A student who has maintained enrolment in at least one credit in each calendar year (May to April) may complete the degree program using the "Academic Regulations" section of the Calendar operative in the year in which that program was entered. Students who interrupt their studies for more than one calendar year (by not enrolling in at least one credit), however, become subject to the Calendar regulations in effect at the time of their re-registration. Students in Bachelors' Degrees are normally expected to complete degree requirements within 10 years of first registration. Students who exceed 10 years may be required to re-take courses where the knowledge base in specific disciplines has changed substantially in the intervening period.  
B. Registration: General Information Go to top of document
Students must register during the official registration period designated for each session or term. Late registration may be permitted, upon payment of a fee, during the same periods each session as course changes are permitted. Registration will not be permitted after those times without appropriate permissions and payment of any late fee. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the courses selected meet the academic degree requirements, and adhere to restrictions, course prerequisites and published deadlines. Students may not enroll in courses which conflict in time without the permission of each course instructor. Instructors are not obligated to make accommodations for student scheduled conflicts, and may request the Office of the Registrar de-register a student where permission is denied. All courses and programs are subject to enrolment limitations. To register in courses a student must meet the following conditions:
1.  Be admitted to Brock or be a continuing student academically eligible to enroll;
2.  Enroll in courses in accordance with the procedures outlined in the University's registration guides produced by the Office of the Registrar;
3.  Pay or make arrangements to pay fees in accordance with the procedures and deadlines outlined by the Student Accounts Office. Students are financially responsible for all tuition and related fees associated with registered courses.
 
C. Course Levels Go to top of document
Courses numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99, 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99, 3(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)99 and 4(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99 are normally year 1, 2, 3 and 4 courses respectively. Courses numbered 2(alpha)90 to 2(alpha)99 may be considered as year 2 or 3 courses and 3(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 as year 3 or 4 courses.  
D. Definition of Full- and Part-Time Studies Go to top of document
Full-Time A full-time student is defined as one taking at least 60 percent of a normal credit load: Normal Credit Loads for full-time students are as follows: i. Fall/Winter Session: five credits; ii. Fall or winter Term (only): two and one-half credits; iii. Spring Session: two credits; and iv. Summer Session: one credit. All undergraduate students are subject to the same academic regulations. Students wishing to exceed the normal credit loads stipulated above must first obtain permission from the Dean of their Faculty. In the case of Departments/Centres that Senate has determined provide distinctively different kinds of study, this special permission will be required only of students intending to attempt five credits concurrently in one stream. Permission will normally be granted only if a student has completed five credits with at least second-class (70 percent) standing. Special students, including students on a Letter of Permission and post-degree students, not proceeding towards a Brock degree, are normally restricted to part-time studies.  
E. Registration in Cross-Listed Courses Go to top of document
The designation for a cross-listed course will be established by the student's initial registration in that course. Students may elect to change the designation no later than the last day for withdrawal without the assignment of a grade.  
F. Simultaneous Credits in One Department Go to top of document
A student who proposes to attempt, concurrently, five or more credits offered by any one Department/Centre must first obtain permission from the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is registered.  
G. Attendance Requirements Go to top of document
Students are expected to attend all lectures, discussion groups, seminars, laboratory periods and examinations of the courses in which they are registered. Instructors must inform students about the relationship between attendance and course grades early in each session. A student may not enroll in courses which conflict in time without permission of each instructor and are subject to automatic deregistration if permission is not obtained prior to the course start date. Instructors are not obligated to make accommodations for student scheduled conflicts, and may request the Office of the Registrar to deregister a student where permission is denied.  
H. Accommodation of Students on Religious Grounds Go to top of document
Brock University acknowledges the pluralistic nature of the undergraduate community such that accommodations will be made for students who, by reason of religious obligation, must miss an examination, test, assignment deadline, laboratory or other compulsory academic event. Students requesting academic accommodation on the basis of religious obligation should make a formal, written request to their instructor(s) for alternative dates and/or means of satisfying requirements. Such requests should be made during the first two weeks of any given academic term, or as soon as possible after a need for accommodation is known to exist (i.e., posting of the examination schedule), but in no case later than the second-last week of classes in that term. When a student's presence is required prior to the date on which classes begin, any student who cannot meet this expectation of attendance for reasons of religious obligation should notify the Registrar, in advance. Accommodation is to be worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and the instructor(s) involved. Instructors will make accommodation in a way that avoids academic disadvantage to the student. The type of accommodation granted will vary depending on the nature, weight and timing of the work for which accommodation is sought. In cases regarding academic accommodation of students on the basis of religious obligation, any dispute unresolved by discussion between the student and instructor may be appealed, first to the Department/Centre Chair/Director and thereafter to the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is registered. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may then appeal to the Student Appeals Board. A current list of religious observance days is posted at https://brocku.ca/registrar/privacy/#religious  
I. Course Changes Go to top of document
All course changes must be made through the Office of the Registrar. DROPPING COURSES Full and half-year Fall/Winter Session credit courses may be changed without penalty during the first two weeks of classes prior to the closure of online registration. Spring and Summer session courses may be changed without penalty during the first week of classes prior to the closure of on-line registration. Teacher Education, EDBE and EDUC, credit courses may only be changed up to one day prior to the first day of classes in the Teacher Education program. WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES After the active registration period, a student may voluntarily withdraw from the University and/or courses without academic penalty by informing the Office of the Registrar, in writing using the appropriate course registration form. Unofficial withdrawal from a course after the last date to withdraw without academic penalty will result in the assignment of a failing grade in the course. Applicable dates may be found at: https://brocku.ca/important-dates/ In the Fall/Winter session, whenever and wherever reasonably possible, instructors shall normally assess and communicate to students a minimum of 15 percent of their final grade by not later than the week prior to the last date for withdrawal without academic penalty. In cases where, due to the nature of the course, this requirement cannot be met, the instructor shall inform students in the course syllabus. The date of withdrawal from a course, following the course change period, will be recorded on the student's official transcript. Grades will be recorded on students' transcripts for all courses in which they have officially registered and from which they have not officially withdrawn. Academic deadlines and policies differ from financial deadlines and policies. A student who withdraws in good standing should consult the Student Accounts and Financial Services Office (https://brocku.ca/safa/) for information regarding how a withdrawal impacts tuition fees. Students who withdraw, reduce their course load or otherwise alter their program of study may be required to forfeit all or part of their Award as dictated by the terms of reference for the Award. The decision will be made by the Student Financial Services Office and will be based on the terms of the Award, the circumstances leading to the student's decision, and the educational costs already incurred. A cancelled Award will take the form of a charge against the student's University fees account. Students should also note that withdrawal may affect their OSAP assessment. Please ensure that you consult with the Student Accounts and Financial Aid office before withdrawing from courses. For more information please visit https://brocku.ca/guides-and-timetables/withdrawals-and-deregistration/  
J. Requests for Retroactive Registration/Backdated Withdrawals Go to top of document
Retroactive Registration: Prior to the last day of examinations, a request for retroactive registration will be considered by the Registrar or their designate upon the receipt of supporting documentation which outline the reason(s) why formal registration did not occur. This documentation must be accompanied by a Course Late Add Request form signed and dated by the course instructor. If approved a late fee may apply. Forms are available online at brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms and can be submitted to Records@brocku.ca. Backdated Withdrawal: Within 90 calendar days of the last day of examinations, a petition for an academic backdated withdrawal will be considered by the Registrar or designate upon the receipt of a request that is supported by documentation verifying the health reasons or compassionate grounds that prevented the student from withdrawing from the course by the withdrawal deadline. Requests cannot be made for courses in which the final exam (or equivalent) has been completed. Requests submitted without supporting documentation, or incomplete requests, will not be considered. Requests submitted outside 90 calendar days will not be considered. Nothing in this section prevents the University from accommodating students with disabilities who have been unable to comply with the deadline due to their disability. A student who wishes to seek an accommodation on this basis should work with Student Accessibility Services to determine what form of accommodation is appropriate. Forms are available online at brocku.ca/registrar/backdated-withdrawals and can be submitted to Records@brocku.ca.  
K. Auditing Courses Go to top of document
Students admitted to the university may audit a course provided that space is available. Permission of the instructor is required and may not be granted until after the first day of lectures. No credit or assessment of performance will be given in the course. A request to change from degree credit to audit status must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day to withdraw from a course (of that duration) without penalty. Forms are available at: https://brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/  
L. Letters of Permission Go to top of document
Brock students wishing to enroll at another university and transfer credits towards a Brock degree must apply for, and be granted, a Letter of Permission from the Office of the Registrar before registering at the other university. i) A student may request a Letter of Permission from the Office of the Registrar in order to take a course or courses at another university as a visiting student for transfer credit to Brock. The student must be in good standing, that is, having successfully completed a minimum of five credits with a minimum overall average of 60 percent. Brock credit will not be granted to students who Challenge for Credit, on Letter of Permission, at the host institution. ii) The student must indicate the specific course(s) they wish to take and provide the Office of the Registrar with the course description(s) from the calendar of the host university. Course(s) requested should be relevant to a student’s degree program and must be approved by the student’s academic Department. Approval shall be at the discretion of the Department/Centre, who shall base the decision on the applicant’s overall academic record, the appropriateness of the particular course to the applicant’s program and on any other factors deemed relevant. iii) If a letter of permission is granted to a currently registered student, it must be provisional pending successful completion of the progression requirements for that session. iv) On return to the Registrar’s Office of the approved application, the Registrar will forward a Letter of Permission to the host university. Students should contact the host university to determine any course access limitations imposed on visiting students. v) Students must formally request that an official transcript be forwarded by the host university to Brock. The transcript must be received within eight weeks of the course end date as specified on the application for the Letter of Permission. Failure to provide an official transcript will result in the automatic assignment of a failing (F) grade in each course attempted on the Letter of Permission. vi) Not more than five courses may be taken at other universities on a Letter of Permission to fulfill graduation requirements for any baccalaureate program at Brock. Courses taken as part of the BEd, Aboriginal Adult Education and Adult Education programs, are exempt from this regulation. vii) A student may not, without the permission of their Dean, enroll in more than two of their last five credits at another university. Courses taken as part of an Exchange Program, i.e., a program established by a signed agreement between Brock and another institution and those in the Bachelor of Education in Aboriginal Adult Education or Adult Education are exempt from this regulation. viii) Courses taken on a Letter of Permission or on an Exchange program will not be included in the calculation of any student average, e.g., graduation, progression. ix). Credit will be granted only when the course is completed successfully at the host institution. Course credit will be granted equal in value to the course weight assigned by the host institution. Any course attempted under a letter of permission or Exchange program shall be recorded as a Pass/Fail grade. The exact name and title of the course(s) taken, the name of the host institution, and the grade assigned by the institution, will appear on the transcript. x) For the purpose of future registration, course content covered on a transfer of credit basis may serve as either a prerequisite or equivalent, as determined by the Department/Centre in which the student is registered. xi) Students granted permission to take the final course(s) of their program during a Fall/Winter Session may not graduate until the next Fall Convocation, unless marks, in the form of an official transcript, are received by the Registrar’s Office by May 15. Students who receive permission to take the final course(s) of their program during a Spring/Summer Session, must submit an official transcript to the Registrar’s Office by October 1; otherwise, their graduation may be postponed until the next Spring Convocation. Application forms are available at: https://brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/#permission  
M. Repeating a Course for which a Passing Grade has been Awarded Go to top of document
Students may repeat a course in which they have received a passing grade. With the approval of the Office of the Registrar, under the following conditions and within the degree program for which the course is being taken, the grade awarded for a repeated course will supersede the grade from the first attempt at the course regardless of whether it is higher or lower. Both grades will remain on the student's transcript but the second grade, whether higher or lower, will be used in the computation of the student's average. A student will be permitted to repeat passed courses constituting no more than three credits, but no course may be repeated more than once. However, without prior permission of the Dean, 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99) courses, or other courses listed as prerequisites, may not be repeated if credit has been received for higher level courses in the same subject.  
N. Repeating a Failed Course Go to top of document
A student may repeat a failed course, but no course may be repeated more than once. Both grades will remain on the student's transcript but the second grade will be used in the computation of the student's average.  
O. Challenge for Credit Go to top of document
Challenge for credit is designed to provide credit at the undergraduate level for skills acquired through learning and experience outside the University. It is not designed to give credit for skills or knowledge gained through high school, college or previous university instruction, nor is it expected that time would be required to upgrade or review the material prior to the examining process. Credit can only be granted for those courses listed in the current Brock Calendar. Not all courses in all disciplines are available for challenge. It is the responsibility of the Department/Centre concerned to evaluate the student who challenges for credit and to determine the types of work to be submitted. General regulations Challenge for credit is available only to students formally admitted to and registered in, a program leading to a degree or certificate. Special admission students are not eligible to challenge for credit. A maximum of five credits towards a Brock undergraduate degree may be acquired by challenge at Brock. A maximum of one credit may be obtained toward a certificate. Challenges may not be included in the minimum number of Brock credits required for a Brock degree. A challenge credit may not be used as a substitute for grade raising or special examinations or to replace a failed course. A student may not challenge a course in which s/he is or has been previously registered or which s/he has already challenged. The passing grade for a challenge will appear on the transcript as CH. Challenge grades therefore are not computed in averages and are not used in evaluating honours or scholarship standing. Failures (F) will be noted on the transcript. A student may not withdraw the challenge once registration for a challenge course is completed. The grade for the challenge must be received in the Office of the Registrar within 60 days of acceptance of the challenge by the Department/Centre. How to challenge for credit A student must fill out a challenge application form available from the Office of the Registrar. (The student may wish to discuss the challenge informally with the Department/Centre prior to this step.) The Office of the Registrar forwards the application to the appropriate Department/Centre which must decide whether to accept the challenge. The Department/Centre may require documentary material from the student or an interview before making its decision. If the Department/Centre accepts the challenge, the student is eligible to register for it through the Office of the Registrar and is required to pay the applicable fee. A student may not withdraw the challenge after this step; failure to sit for a challenge subsequent to registration represents a failed course. It is the student's responsibility to be fully informed, prior to registration, of the time and nature of the evaluation. This may include one or more of the following: a written exam paper or papers, an essay or essays, the submission of a substantial body of work or a portfolio, an oral examination or a laboratory test. Forms are available at: https://brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/#courses  
III. Degree/Program Policies Go to top of document
A. Selection of Majors Go to top of document
If they have no already done so, students are expected to choose an area of major concentration after successful completion of five credits. Normally, a student may major in any subject in which a grade of 60 percent or better was obtained in the required introductory course(s), provided that Department/Centre prerequisites have been met. Department/Centre approval is required for any deviation from this policy. Where programs have approved enrolment limits, admission is not guaranteed by attaining minimum requirements. In most Departments/Centres students must maintain a minimum 60 percent major average to continue in the discipline. Students should refer to specific program requirements for entrance and progression standards. In the first five credits students must complete the following:
- Courses from at least four departments/centres.
- At least one of the three required context credits.
For students in Concurrent Education programs, Teacher Education courses are credited toward the BEd while the remaining courses are credited to the undergraduate (BA, BSc or BPhEd) degree. For this reason, a student who transfers out of a concurrent education program will not have credit in Teacher Education courses applied to an undergraduate degree. Transfer students admitted to a specific program, who subsequently elect to change their major, may have the applicability of the transfer credits re-evaluated.
 
B. Context Courses Go to top of document
All students must include one credit (or two half-credits) from each of the list of Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences courses to fulfill degree requirements. In some cases, a context credit may be part of the major program's requirements. Students in four-year Honours professional programs must fulfill context requirements by the end of the third year of the program. All other students must have completed all three of the required context courses within the first 10 credits. In cases where disciplines are listed under two categories or where courses in different categories are homed in the same Department/Centre, only one of the context requirements may be fulfilled by courses in that discipline or Department/Centre*. However, if courses are cross-listed in one unit but offered by two different Faculties, then they may be used to fulfill context requirements in the two different categories. HUMANITIES CANA 1F91 CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P97, 2P34 CPCF 1F25 DART 1P91, 1P92, 1P94 and 1P95 ENGL 1F97, 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P94 ENCW 1P06 FILM 1F94 FREN 1F90 GERM 1F90, 1P93 HIST 1F90, 1F92, 1F95, 1F96, 1P90, 1P91, 1P97 IASC 1F02, 1P06, 1Q98, 1Q99 INDG 1F90, 2F01 INTC 1F90 ITAL 1F90, 1P96 *LING 1F25 MARS 1F90 MUSI 1P50, 1P95, 2P50, 2P55 MLLC 1F90 PHIL 1F90, 1F91, 1F93, 1F94, 1F97 SPAN 1F90, 1P95 STAC 1P96, 1P97 VISA 1Q98, 1Q99 WRDS 1F90, 1P06 SOCIAL SCIENCES CANA 2F60 CHYS 1F90 COMM 2F00 CPCF 1F25 CRIM 2F60 ECON 1P91, 1P92 FILM 2F00 GEOG 1F90 HIST 1F95, HIST 1P98, 1P99 HLSC 1F90 LABR 1P94, 1P95, 1P96, 1P97 LING 1P92, 1P93 PCUL 2F00 POLI 1F90, 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P96, 1P97, 1P98 PSYC 1F90 SOCI 1F90, 1P01, 1P80, 2F60 TOUR 1P91, 1P92 WGST 1F90, 2P00 SCIENCES APCO 1P00, 1P50 ASTR 1P01, 1P02 BIOL 1F25, 1P23, 1P24, 1P27, 1P28, 1P91, 1P92 CHEM 1P91, 1P92 COSC 1P02, 1P50 ERSC 1P01, 1P02, 1P92, 1P94 GEOG 1F91 IASC 1P00, 1P50 MATH 1P70 PHYS 1P21, 1P22, 1P91, 1P92 SCIE 1P50, 1P51, 1P52  
C. Combined Major Programs Go to top of document
Combined Major Programs enable students to pursue studies in depth in two disciplines. A combined major program is established in two individual Departments/Centres and normally consists of a course pattern that includes:
 
D. Credit Limitations Go to top of document
A maximum of seven credits toward a 20 credit BA or BSc degree program, and five credits toward a 15 credit BA or BSc degree, may be taken from any combination of courses taught in the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Education and the Goodman School of Business.  
E. Waiver of Requirements Go to top of document
Departments/Centres may waive prerequisite courses or required program courses for degree candidates who have considerable relevant work experience. Such candidates must, however, complete the required number of courses for a degree.  
F. Extra Courses Go to top of document
i. Students wishing to augment a regular degree program by taking extra courses because of personal interest may enroll in such courses and designate them as extra courses, not to be used for credit towards that degree. ii. Students must declare a course to be extra prior to the last day for official withdrawal. iii. Students changing degree programs may declare non-applicable passed courses as extra to their degree at the time of the program change. iv. Students may change the designation of passed major courses as extra to their program only with the permission of the Department/Centre. v. Failed courses may only be marked as extra with the permission of the Dean of the student's Faculty.  
IV. Graduation Requirements Go to top of document
A. Intent to Graduate Application Go to top of document
An Intent to Graduate for at Fall Convocation must be received in the Office of the Registrar by July 1 with the required ceremonial fee. An Intent to Graduate at Spring Convocation must be received in the Office of the Registrar by February 1 with the required ceremonial fee. These are fixed dates. If these dates fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the closing is 4:30 p.m. the next working day.  
B. Graduation Standing Go to top of document
i. First-class Honours degrees are granted to students who have completed a 20 credit honours program with first-class honours standing, which requires a minimum 80 percent average in all major credits and 70 percent in the remaining credits. A transfer student must also have completed a minimum of five credits at Brock, including all departmental honours requirements for year 4 and have maintained a minimum 75 percent overall average and a minimum 80 percent major average (based on Brock courses only). ii. Second-class Honours degrees are granted to students who have completed a 20 credit honours program with second-class honours standing, which requires a minimum 70 percent average in all major credits and 60 percent in the remaining credits. A transfer student must also have completed a minimum of five credits at Brock, including all departmental honours requirements for year 4 and have maintained a minimum 65 percent overall average and a minimum 70 percent major average (based on Brock courses only). iii. A degree with Distinction is granted to students who have completed the approved 15 credit pass degree or 20 credit non-honours degree with a minimum 80 percent overall average. Transfer students require a minimum 80 percent cumulative average in all Brock courses and a minimum 80 percent overall average. iv. A Pass (15 credit), Non-Honours (20 credit) or With Major (20 credit) degree is granted to students who have completed an approved program with a minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 percent in the courses designated as major credits. Exception; the BA General Humanities and BA Social Sciences (15 credit) degrees require 60 percent overall average (no major average requirement). v. The use of disruption credits is limited to 5.0 credits for Honours, BA with Major, and Pass degrees. For more information about grade options during disruption please visit https://brocku.ca/registrar/grade-options-during-disruptions/.  
C. Undergraduate Degrees Go to top of document
Honours - 20 Credits Non-Honours - 20 Credits With Major - 20 Credits Pass - 15 Credits Bachelor of Accounting: Honours Bachelor of Applied Health: Pass Bachelor of Education Aboriginal Adult Education: Pass Bachelor of Education Adult Education: Pass Bachelor of Arts: Honours, With Major, Pass Bachelor of Business Administration: Honours, Non-Honours Bachelor of Business Economics: Honours Bachelor of Child Health: Honours Bachelor of Computing and Business: Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Education: Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology: Honours, Non-Honours Bachelor of Music: Honours Bachelor of Physical Education: Honours, With Major Bachelor of Public Health: Honours Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies: Honours, With Major, Pass Bachelor of Science: Honours, With Major, Pass Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Honours Bachelor of Sport Management: Honours, Non Honours Bachelor Honours Degrees (20 credit) A maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. A single major 20 credit degree program normally requires 10 credits in one Department/Centre. See Department/Centre Calendar entry for specific requirements. A minimum of fourteen credits in the majors (seven from each) are required for a combined major Honours degree. In some circumstances, in order to meet the university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken. Bachelor Non-Honours or With Major Degrees (20 credit) Completion of an approved program with a minimum 60 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average. A maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99 and at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. Six of the 12 must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and at least one and one-half to three of these must be credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above as specified by individual Department/Centre and program requirements. A single major 20 credit degree program normally requires 10 credits in one Department/Centre. See Department/Centre information for specific requirements. A minimum of fourteen credits in the majors (seven from each) are required for a combined major non-honours degree. In some circumstances, in order to meet the university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken. Bachelor Pass Degrees (15 credit) Completion of an approved 15 credit program with a minimum 60 percent overall average and a minimum 60 percent average in courses designated as major credits. A maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. Seven credits are normally required for a single major. A minimum of ten credits (five from each discipline) is required for a combined major pass degree. In some circumstances, in order to meet the university degree and program requirements, more than 15 credits may be taken. A Pass Degree will be rescinded on a student's academic record if a 20 credit Bachelor non-Honours Degree is conferred in the same discipline. Bachelor of Science (Sciences) Honours or Pass Degree (20 or 15 credit) A Bachelor of Science is available for students who wish a lesser degree of concentration than is offered by other programs. This Bachelor of Science is offered at the Pass and Honours degree level. A maximum of seven credits from any combination of courses from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, the Faculty of Education or the Goodman School of Business may be included in the Bachelor of Science Honours degree (including courses cross listed with that Faculty); a maximum of five credits may be taken within this Bachelor of Science Pass degree (including courses cross listed with that Faculty). If a simple majority of the courses taken during this Bachelor of Science Program has been drawn from courses offered by the departments comprising the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, then the degree awarded upon satisfaction of all graduate requirements will be the BSc (Honours) or BSc (3 Year) as appropriate. Students pursuing a BSc Sciences Degree must satisfy all general University requirements, including one context credit from the list of eligible courses in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics and Science. In the Pass degree, a maximum of eight credits may be numbered1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. In the Honours degree, a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. For the Pass degree a minimum overall average of 60 percent is required for graduation. For the Honours degree, a minimum overall average of 60% and a minimum average of 70% in all credits from the Faculty of Math and Science is required for graduation. A BSc Sciences Degree will carry no major or area of concentration. The pass degree may carry up to two minors if the majority of credits are within the Faculty of Mathematics and Science. The Honours degree may carry up to three minors if the majority of credits are within the Faculty of Mathematics and Science. (FHB Section 3: 7.11.2) Bachelor of Arts Pass General Humanities or Bachelor of Arts Pass Social Sciences Degree (15 credit) A minimum 60 percent overall average. A maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. A BA General Humanities or BA Social Sciences carries no major or areas of concentration but may carry up to two minors. A maximum of five credits from each of two disciplines (including courses cross-listed with that discipline) with the exception of courses from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Education and the Goodman School of Business. A maximum of five credits may be taken from any combination of designated Applied Health Sciences, Education and Goodman School of Business courses (including courses cross-listed with that Faculty). For a BA General Humanities the majority of credits earned must be offered by the Faculty of Humanities. For a BA Social Sciences the majority of credits earned must be offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Where Humanities courses are used to satisfy the Social Sciences or Science context credit requirement, these courses will not count toward the majority required for the degree. Students must satisfy all general University requirements, including one context credit from the list of eligible courses in each of the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics and Science. Students electing to pursue a BA General Humanities or BA Social Sciences program should develop a program plan in consultation with an Academic Adviser in the Office of the Registrar. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Honours or Pass Degrees Integrated Studies (15 or 20 credit): Integrated Studies programs permit a student to pursue a unique, interdisciplinary program of studies which may span two or more Departments/Centres. Individual programs may be developed at either the honours or pass level. Students who choose a pattern of studies with an emphasis in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science must complete one credit in APCO, COSC or MATH. A clear and predetermined plan of study must be approved by the appropriate Dean.  
D. Concentrations Go to top of document
A concentration in an honours degree normally requires a minimum of six credits from a list of courses approved by the relevant academic Department/Centre. A concentration enables students to pursue studies within their major or combined major program. Application and approval to carry a concentration is required. Concentrations are offered in: Accounting Applied Mathematics Applied Social Research and Data Analysis Choral Music Community Music Criminology Critical Animal Studies Cultural Management Cultural Transmission and Heritage Studies Digital Culture Digital Expression Digital Prototyping Digital Scholarship Drama in Education and Applied Theatre Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Hearing Sciences Human Resource Management Information Systems Instructional Design Intelligent Systems International Business International Development Italian Language and Romance Linguistics Labour Studies Languages, Arts and Culture Marketing Mathematics Education Mathematics Integrated With Computers and Applications (MICA) Music Education Music Performance Music Therapy Foundations Operations Management Performance Production and Design Public Administration Public Law Pure Mathematics Software Engineering Spanish Language and Romance Linguistics Spanish and Comparative Studies in Romance Literatures and Cultures Speech Language Sciences Statistics Urban and Planning Studies  
E. Minors Go to top of document
A minor is distinct from a student's major or combined major and requires from four to six credits as designated by the relevant academic unit or units.. For a list of minors offered see Degrees, Certificates, Micro-certificates and Minors.  
F. Transfer Students Go to top of document
Students transferring from another university may earn a Brock 20 credit or 15 credit degree, as a first degree, with a minimum of five Brock credits. Transfer students may complete a BEd Program II degree with a minimum of four Brock credits. Only coures taken at Brock will be used in determining a student's average. Students seeking a second or subsequent degree will be granted transfer credit to a maximum of 10 credits for a 20 credit degree and a maximum of seven credits for a 15 credit degree. See the following section for further information.  
G. Requirements for a Second or Subsequent Degree Go to top of document
With the exception of the concurrent BA/BEd, BSc/BEd and BPhEd/BEd degree programs, students may not pursue two undergraduate degrees concurrently. An individual who wishes to pursue a second undergraduate degree must:
-for a 20 credit degree and a second 15 credit degree: 28 credits. -for a 20 credit degree and a second 20 credit degree: 30 credits. -for a 15 credit degree and a second 15 credit degree: 23 credits. -for a 15 credit degree and a second 20 credit degree: 28 credits. (an exception exists for the BAcc, BEd in Aboriginal Adult Education and BEd in Adult Education as subsequent degrees. Please see the appropriate Calendar entry). An applicant who has a bachelor's degree from Brock or another institution may be allowed to pursue undergraduate studies leading to a second bachelor's degree of the same or another designation under the following conditions: i. the principal area of study or academic emphasis must be distinct from that of the first degree; ii. the student must complete, with satisfactory standing, at least 50 percent more credits beyond the first degree (see required number of credits above); iii. the student must meet all program requirements for the second degree; iv. any departure from the above must be approved by the Dean of the appropriate Faculty. For any second degree, an individual may take only those 1(alpha)00 level courses specifically required to fulfill the requirements for the second degree. Electives must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. A student holding a BA (General Humanities) degree is not permitted to pursue a second undergraduate degree in a BA (Social Sciences) or vice versa without approval of the Dean of the Faculty where the second degree is sought.
 
H. Certificates Go to top of document
The University has established certificate programs for students wishing to acquire specialized knowledge without proceeding immediately to a degree. Certificates are offered in the following disciplines: For a list of Certificates offered see Degrees, Certificates, Micro-certificates and Minors. Requirements for a Certificate Admission requirements are the same as those for degree programs. (Please see the Admissions section of this calendar). Certificate programs are governed by the same academic regulations as those governing degree programs. Registration will normally be limited to a maximum of 2.0 credits per academic term. Exceptions to this regulation may be granted by the Dean of the appropriate faculty. Students seeking admission to the certificate program, following the completion of a degree or diploma program from a university or college, will be limited in the number of transferrable credits. No more than one credit from all the courses included in the university degree or college diploma program may be used in the certificate program. With special permission of the Dean of the appropriate faculty, one credit may be taken on a Letter of Permission. A maximum of one credit may be obtained by Challenge for Credit. Students wishing to hold both a degree and a certificate must fulfill the course requirements for both the degree and the certificate. Students may not pursue two certificates concurrently. All credits earned in a certificate program are transferrable to a degree program. A certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of the courses required for the certificate program with a cumulative overall average as determined by the offering department/program. Certificates require a minimum of 4.0 credits. Details appear in the relevant entries of the Calendar. Transfer averages calculated for the purposes of admissions and any transfer credit awarded will not be used in the calculation of the Brock average. Any credits transferred from a Brock degree program to a certificate program will be included in the calculation of the overall average. The use of disruption credits is limited to 1.0 credit for certificate programs. For more information about grade options during disruption please visit https://brocku.ca/registrar/grade-options-during-disruptions/. Micro-certificates Micro-certificates are achievement of specific learning outcomes and skills may be recognized through a micro certificate, characterized as being shorter (minimum 2 courses,1.0 credit in length) than a certificate and providing distinctive relevance in a specific area of study/focus. Credits earned toward a micro-certificate may be counted toward the requirements of a certificate or degree program if applicable to that program. In recognition of specialized focus, admission requirements for micro-certificates may differ from certificate programs. (FHB Section 3: 7.6) The use of disruption credits (CD) is prohibited for micro-certificate programs (FHB Section 3: 7.6). For more information about grade options during disruption please visit https://brocku.ca/registrar/grade-options-during-disruptions/. For a list of Micro-certificates offered see Degrees, Certificates, Micro-certificates and Minors.  
I. Diplomas Go to top of document
Diplomas and certificates are prepared for students who have completed degree or certificate requirements as prescribed by Senate. Diplomas and certificates are presented at Convocation to students graduating from a degree or certificate program. Degree and certificate program graduates who are not able to attend Convocation may request that their diploma or certificate be sent to them by mail. Diplomas and certificates will be held in the Office of the Registrar for three years after the date of graduation. The diplomas of students who attain first-class honours will record their First-Class Honours standing as "First Class Standing". The diplomas of all other graduates will record "With honours". The title of the "Major" will be indicated on all diplomas. Diplomas will be designed to indicate the degree name on the first line, the discipline of the major on the second line, the minor on the third line, the standing (i.e., first-class or distinction) on the third line (if appropriate), and concentration on the fourth line (if appropriate). The notation (3 Year) will appear on three-year pass degrees. The diplomas of students who obtain a Degree with Distinction will record "with distinction".  
J. Replacement of Diploma Go to top of document
Graduates may request, with payment of the required fee, a duplicate or reprinted diploma or certificate. A "duplicate copy" of a student's diploma or certificate will be issued 1) when a student requires a second copy of their diploma or certificate; 2) when, on request for a new diploma, the first copy of the diploma is not returned; and 3) when a statutory declaration (stating that the diploma or certificate has been lost, destroyed) is not submitted. A diploma or certificate will be "reissued" (noting the date of reissue) when the first diploma or certificate is returned or a statutory declaration is submitted. The words "duplicate copy" or "reissued" will be affixed to all diplomas and certificates requested in this manner.  
V. Examinations Go to top of document
A. General Information Go to top of document
Students are required to be present for formally scheduled examinations during the regular examination periods. Written progress and final examinations shall normally be scheduled and administered by the Office of the Registrar and take place under formal conditions during a specially-scheduled examination period. The style and duration of a University examination (closed or open book; essay or multiple-choice questions) shall normally be at the discretion of the individual instructor. The duration in hours and minutes of a University examination shall appear at the top of the examination paper. All University examinations being written concurrently in a given room should begin simultaneously. In addition, it is desirable that students writing examinations of different lengths should be segregated in different rooms. A student shall not be permitted to enter a room in which University examinations are being written if the student arrives more than 30 minutes after the commencement of writing, nor shall a student be permitted to leave such a room within the first 30 minutes or within the last 10 minutes of the examination. When a course is given in more than one section in any given term, it is the responsibility of the Chair/Director and the instructors involved to ensure that the sections are substantially the same in content. This means that the materials covered in the different sections, with some possible minor variations of emphasis, will be similar, and that all sections of the course will write comparable examinations. Tutorial courses, directed research courses and honours thesis courses shall be exempted from this regulation. Although attempts will be made to minimize consecutive examinations or two examinations in one day, this possibility cannot be eliminated. In some cases it may be necessary for students registered in evening courses to write examinations during the day or vice versa.  
B. Class Tests and Examinations Go to top of document
An instructor may require a student to take a class test or examination, as opposed to an individual test or examination, only during:
- the regular class periods of his/her course;
- the formally scheduled examination period;
- a special examination period, scheduled in the academic timetable and not conflicting with regular class periods or other examinations.
No student may be required to write an examination or test in a time period which conflicts with any of his/her other classes. Laboratory tests worth no more than 20 percent of a student's final grade may be scheduled, during a student's regularly timetabled laboratory period, in the last week of a term, but only under extreme, extenuating circumstances, with permission of the Dean, will class tests or examinations worth more than 5 percent of the course grade be permitted in the final two weeks of each term.
 
C. Examination Rules Go to top of document
Students should arrive at the examination room at least 15 minutes before the official start of an examination. Students should bring their own writing materials. None will be provided by the University. Students must bring their student ID cards and identify themselves at the request of the invigilator. Unless special permission has been given, no reference materials of any kind may be brought into an examination room. Materials authorized for use in an examination must not contain additional notes, formulas or other extraneous material. Translation dictionaries (e.g., English-French) or other dictionaries (thesaurus, definitions, technical) are not allowed unless otherwise specified by the instructor and indicated on the examination paper. Use or possession of unauthorized materials, or electronic devices, will result in a charge of academic misconduct under the University's Academic Integrity Policy. Students may not enter the examination room early. Students are not admitted to an examination room later than 30 minutes after the start of an examination. Students absent from an examination with just cause must first contact the instructor for permission to write a Deferred Examination. Any such application must be accompanied by required supporting documentation and must be submitted within seven days of the examination (see Deferred Examinations).  
D. Progress Examinations Go to top of document
Progress examinations may be required in all full credit courses. Final examinations may be considered as an integral part of courses, much as seminars or lectures, particularly in courses numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99. It is the responsibility of the Department/Centre to determine whether or not a final examination is required.  
E. Deferred Examinations Go to top of document
If a student is unable to write a formally scheduled examination, or having begun the exam, is unable to complete it, a deferred examination will be considered. Requests made on the basis of compassionate grounds or on the grounds, religious obligation, or other extenuating circumstances will be judged on a case by case basis. Any medical request for a Deferred Examination must be supported by a Medical Verification Form certifying that the student was not capable of attempting the examination at the scheduled date and time. A student must first contact the instructor for permission to write a deferred examination. Any such application must be accompanied by required supporting documentation and must be submitted within seven days of the examination. If the student is not able to contact the course instructor or if the course instructor is not willing to give the student permission to write a deferred examination, within ten days of the examination, application may be made to the Chair/Director of the Department/Centre for permission to write a deferred examination. If not satisfied with the outcome of the request, the student may then refer the matter to the Dean of the Faculty offering the course. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may then appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board. Students unable to write a formally scheduled examination because of religious obligations, may request an academic accommodation for religious obligations. Students must make written request to their instructors as early as possible once the examination schedule is posted but no later than the second-last week of classes in the term. Accommodation is to be worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and the instructor(s) involved. Any dispute unresolved by discussion between the student and instructor may be appealed, first to the Department/Centre Chair/Director and thereafter to the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is registered. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may then appeal to the Student Appeals Board. Time for Completion of Deferred Examinations: Deferred exams for Fall Term courses will be written no later than the subsequent July 31; for Fall/Winter Session courses, no later than the subsequent August 31; for Spring and Summer Session courses, no later than the subsequent December 31.  
F. Required Medical Documentation Go to top of document
The University will consider the accomodation of students whose studies become interrupted, or who may be unable to complete academic work, due to an incapacitating medical condition. Medical conditions may include physical or mental health concerns unrelated to a documented disability. Support services are available through the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre. In these situations, a student who seeks an accommodation for medical reasons must, as soon as practicable, inform their instructor(s) of their inability to complete their academic work. The student must submit a Medical Self-Declaration Form in situations involving an absence of three days or less, or a Medical Verification Form completed by a physician or health care professional in situations involving an absence of more than three days, to support their request for academic accommodation based on medical grounds. The University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in certain cases. If a student wishes to defer an examination for incapacitating medical reasons, the student must follow the process set out under E. Deferred Examinations.  
G. Part-time Students Go to top of document
In some cases it may be necessary for students registered in evening courses to write examinations during the day or vice versa.  
H. Retention of Papers Go to top of document
University final examination scripts shall be retained in the University for a certain period after the examinations have been written. At the time when an instructor transmits the year's grades for a course to the Office of the Registrar, the examination scripts shall be turned over by the instructor to the Administrative Assistant for safekeeping for a period of not less than twelve months. After that time, they must be shredded. Students have a right to inspect their final examination papers under faculty supervision. It is the responsibility of each Department/Program to ensure that a breakdown of each student's grade used in the determination of the final grade is available, upon request, for twelve months after the completion of the course.  
I. Accommodation of Students with Disabilities Go to top of document
Students requiring examination accommodations must consult the Student Accessibility Services Office early in the academic term.  
VI. Evaluation of Student Performance Go to top of document
A. General Information Go to top of document
Evaluation of a student's performance in a course will be determined by employing such indices as examinations, seminar and classroom participation, papers, lab and studio activities, peer evaluation and any other normal class assignments. For each course, the grading scheme will reflect a reasonable diversity of these methods as is appropriate to the subject matter. (Different methods of evaluation for students with special needs are available. Contact the Student Accessibility Services Office.) When peer evaluation is used, that component cannot count for more than 25 percent of the final grade. Students' grades are reviewed at the end of each session and they are informed of their academic standing. A review of all undergraduate student performance will take place following the Fall/Winter Session, the Spring Session and the Summer Session prior to the release of grades.  
B. Course Outlines Go to top of document
At the beginning of each course, students will be advised in writing of the proposed manner in which evaluation will be carried out in each course. A student is expected to attend all lectures, discussion groups, seminars and laboratory periods of the courses in which they are registered. Instructors must inform their students about the relationship between attendance and their course grades early in each session. This should be indicated on the course outline and on the Composition of Grade Sheet, which shall be deposited with the appropriate Dean no later than the last date for course change. Instructors shall include in course outlines, the date for withdrawal without academic penalty and the date by which they may expect to receive notification of 15 percent of their final grade. At the same time, students shall be advised in writing of the assignments required of them in each course and the due dates of such assignments. Any penalties to be levied for late submission of an assignment must be transmitted to students in writing well before the due date of the assignment. To obtain standing in a course a student must complete the necessary term work, tests and final examination, where the latter is required, to the satisfaction of the Department/Centre. Details concerning how this will affect the final grade must be communicated to the student before the last date for deposition of grading schemes.  
C. Computerized Plagiarism Detection (e.g., Turnitin.com) Go to top of document
Instructors may take advantage of a number of different phrase matching software programs (e.g., Turnitin.com) during the course of evaluating essays, assignments, and other work that is required for a given course. However, if an instructor has decided to employ such systems, students must be informed in writing at the beginning of the course. It will be assumed that students who remain in the course, having been informed of the use of such systems, will have agreed to their use. However, circumstances may arise whereby a student must continue in a course despite their principled objection to participate in the use of such systems. In those cases, the instructor must provide such students with a reasonable offline alternative to using the system such as, but not limited to:
 
D. Grades Go to top of document
The following grades are awarded for undergraduate courses: A - 90 to 100 Reserved for students where work is of outstanding quality that provides clear evidence of a rare talent for the subject and of an original and/or incisive mind. A - 80 to 89 Awarded for excellent, accurate work in which evidence of a certain flair for and comprehension of the subject is clearly perceptible. B - 70 to 79 Indicates competent work that shows a sound grasp of the course goals without being distinguished. C - 60 to 69 Represents work of adequate quality which suffers from incompleteness or inaccuracy. D - 50 to 59 Given where the minimum requirements of a course are barely satisfied. F - 49 or lower Means that minimum requirements have not been met and no credit has been given for the course. AG - Aegrotat standing Aegrotat standing is the granting of credit for a course(s), based on the course work already completed, when no further assessment - for example, a deferred examination - is considered feasible because of illness or other extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control. Students may only be granted Aegrotat Standing with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty offering the course. P - Pass The Pass/Fail grading scheme is applicable to courses that are clinical or practicum based. SP - Deferred examination If a student is unable to write a formally scheduled examination, or having begun the exam, is unable to complete it, for reasons of ill-health, with supporting documentation, a Deferred Examination will be granted. Requests made on the basis of compassionate grounds or on the grounds of extenuating circumstances will be judged on a case by case basis. (See "Examinations" section for more information.) Deferred exams for Fall Term courses will be written no later than the subsequent July 31; for Fall/Winter Session courses, no later than the subsequent August 31; for Spring and Summer Session courses, no later than the subsequent December 31. SA - Satisfactory Used for co-op work terms and co-requisite academic courses, internship options and non-credit courses. UN - Unsatisfactory Used for co-op work terms and co-requisite academic courses, internship options and non-credit courses. W - Withdrawn (where xx is the week of withdrawal) IN - Incomplete A temporary grade granted only in exceptional circumstances to a student who has been unable to complete some part of the term work in a course. A final grade must be submitted within 56 days of the last day of the examination period. IP - In Progress Used only for fourth-year thesis and project courses or graduate courses (the list of acceptable courses is available in the Office of the Registrar). An IP for undergraduate courses must be cleared within 12 months of the initial registration, otherwise the student must reregister in that course and pay the appropriate course fee. NR - Not reported CH/F - Challenge grading Grade awarded to indicate a successful/unsuccessful challenge for a credit course. NW - Not withdrawn Grades applicable to Teacher Education and Continuing Teacher Education courses only: P1 - 80 to 100 P2 - 70 to 79 P3 - 60 to 69 F - Any grade below 60 P/F Pass/Fail Wxx (as above) IN (as above) NR (as above) NW (as above) Final grades may be released only by the Office of the Registrar.  
E. Calculation of Averages Go to top of document
The average which is used to determine academic standing is computed by dividing the sum of the numeric grades assigned to credits by the total number of credits attempted.*

Average =The sum (credit weight x grades)
Total number of credits attempted*

*See regulations on repeated courses. Only courses taken at Brock will be used in determining a student's average. Courses taken on a Letter of Permission from Brock will be marked as Pass/Fail and will not be used in determining any student average. The Registrar's Office should include, as a note on a student's transcript, the exact name and title of the course taken on Letter of Permission, including the grade received at the offering institution. Note: for the purposes of calculating averages, a value of 45 percent is used for all "F" grades of 45 or lower, and of their numerical value for "F" grades of 46 to 49. Transcripts, however, bear the actual grade of the course.
 
F. Dean's Honours List Go to top of document
Students are placed on The Deans' Honours List if they have completed 5 undergraduate credits with an average of 80 percent on those credits. The student will be considered for the Dean's Honours List recognition when the 5, 10, 15 and 20 credit level is surpassed. All credits within the milestone must be completed at Brock to qualify for consideration  
G. Minimum Academic Requirements for Continued Registration Go to top of document
First-year students who have received grades in at least two credits must have attained a minimum 60 percent overall average. Continuing students must maintain a minimum 60 percent overall average. (Some programs may require a higher average in order to be eligible to continue studies in that program. See individual Department/Centre requirements.)  
H. Academic Probation, Suspension, Debarment Go to top of document
a. Academic Probation: Students who do not meet minimum academic performance requirements (60 percent overall average) will be placed on Academic Probation. Notice of Academic Probation will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing but not on a student's transcript. Students will be notified that they have been placed on Academic Probation (i) on their academic record accessed on the student portal, and (ii) a Statement of Standing that they have been placed on academic probation. The academic record of students placed on Academic Probation will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on academic probation. Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on academic probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent.  
b. Academic Suspension Go to top of document
Students who have attempted a minimum of three credits since being placed on Academic Probation and who do not attain the minimum academic performance requirements on all courses taken while on Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension for one full calendar year (see evaluation of Students on Academic Probation). Notice of Academic Suspension will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing and on a student's transcript. Students will be notified that they have been placed on Academic Suspension (i) on their academic record accessed on the student portal, and (ii) by an official Statement of Standing sent to the mailing address on the student's record. Students registered in current session courses prior to notification of Academic Suspension will be permitted to continue in currently registered courses. Successful completion of such courses will not alter the status of Academic Suspension. Re-admission: Students readmitted following Academic Suspension will be required to return to studies under the regulations and program of the calendar in effect at the time of their re-registration, and they will be considered to be on Academic Probation for a second time. Courses taken at another post-secondary institution while on Academic Suspension will not be considered for transfer credit upon re-admission. Students who can demonstrate that there were extenuating circumstances which affected their academic performance while on Academic Probation may appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board to permit them to continue their studies without sitting out the required one-year Academic Suspension. Documentation with respect to the grounds for appeal, must be provided by the student in support of any appeal for re-admission. Students granted their request will be readmitted to the University as if they had served the one-year suspension, that is, they will be considered to be on a second Academic Probation. The academic record of students placed on academic probation following suspension will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on Academic Probation following readmission. Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on Academic Probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 percent will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numerical value will be used for "F" grades of 46-49 percent. Students who fail to meet the terms of a second Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Debarment for a minimum of two calendar years. Alternative to Academic Suspension: Students placed on academic suspension may be offered an alternative to academic suspension. Participating students will continue on academic probation, be required to take a mandatory non-credit support course and be restricted to a maximum of three credits. Students must successfully complete the non-credit support course, as well as attain a minimum 60 percent overall average once three credits have been attempted. Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on academic suspension for a minimum of one year. This alternative to academic suspension may be repeated one time.  
c. Academic Debarment: Go to top of document
Students who fail to meet the terms of Academic Probation following Academic Suspension will be placed on Academic Debarment (see Evaluation of Students on Academic Probation following Academic Suspension). Notice of Academic Debarment will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing and on a student's transcript. Students will be notified that they have been placed on Academic Debarment (i) on their academic record accessed on the student portal, and (ii) by an official Statement of Standing sent to the mailing address on the student's record. Students registered in current session courses prior to notification of Academic Debarment will be permitted to continue in currently registered courses. Successful completion of such courses does not alter the status of Academic Debarment. Re-admission: Students on Academic Debarment who wish to be considered for re-admission to the University following the minimum two-year period of Academic Debarment will be required to meet with an Academic Adviser. Students placed on Academic Debarment who can demonstrate extenuating circumstances which affected their academic performance may submit an appeal for special consideration to the Senate Student Appeals Board. Documentation with respect to the grounds for appeal, must be provided by the student in support of any appeal for re-admission. Re-admission is not guaranteed. Students readmitted following Academic Debarment will be required to return to studies under the regulations and program of the calendar in effect at the time of their re-registration, and they will be considered to be on a final Academic Probation. Courses taken at another post-secondary institution while on Academic Debarment will not be considered for transfer credit upon re-admission. The academic record of students placed on a final Academic Probation following Debarment will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on Academic Probation following readmission. Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on Academic Probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 percent will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numeric value will be used for "F" grades 46-49 percent. Students who fail to meet the terms of a final Academic Probation will be placed on permanent Debarment. Notice of Permanent Debarment will be placed on a student's Statement of Standing and on a student's transcript. Students will be notified that they have been placed on Permanent Debarment (i) on their academic record accessed on the student portal and (ii) by an official Statement of Standing sent to the mailing address on the student's record.  
VII. Academic Misconduct Go to top of document
A. Definitions Go to top of document
Academic misconduct may take many forms: The following identifies academic behaviours the University considers inappropriate and which may lead to disciplinary procedures under the Academic Integrity Policy (brocku.ca/academic-integrity). This list is not comprehensive and should not be seen as complete. Examinations and Tests
- Impersonation of a candidate in an examination or test.
- Allowing someone else to write one's examination or test.
- Copying information from another student.
- Making unauthorized information available to other students.
- Use of unauthorized material.
- Submission of a take-home examination containing material written by someone else.
Laboratories
- Copying a laboratory report or allowing someone else to copy one's report.
- Using another student's data unless specifically allowed by the instructor.
- Allowing someone else to do the laboratory work.
- Using direct quotations or sections of paraphrased material in a lab report without acknowledgment.
- Faking or falsifying laboratory data.
Essays, Assignments, Theses and Dissertations
- Submission of an essay, thesis or dissertation written, in whole or in part, by someone else as though it is one's own.
- Preparing an essay, thesis, dissertation or assignment for submission by another student.
- Copying an essay, thesis, dissertation or assignment.
- Allowing one's essay, thesis or assignment to be copied by someone else.
- Using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material without acknowledgment.
- The buying or selling of, or contracting for, term papers, theses, computer programs or other assignments.
- The submission of the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the instructors. Permission from the instructors must be in writing and must state any guidelines or restrictions related to the academic work.
- Submitting whole or part of a computer program or code completed by someone else, with or without modifications or obfuscation as though it is one's own.
False or Misleading Representation
- Failure to disclose prior academic records required for admission decisions or other academic purposes.
- Obtaining medical or other certificates under false or misleading pretences.
- Altering documents or certificates, including but not restricted to, health claims, tests, and examinations.
- Submitting false credentials for any purpose.
- Forging or falsifying Brock University documents, including but not restricted to hard copy or electronic.
Unprofessional or Inappropriate Behaviour
- Exhibiting unprofessional or dishonest behaviour related to, or in a field placement, practicum or internship; for example, forging a placement contract.
Inappropriate Collaboration
- Unless teamwork is permitted by the instructor, it is prohibited.
Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
- Use of any materials protected under the Copyright Act or the Trade-marks Act, or by similar intellectual property laws, in a manner that is likely to be an infringement of the legal rights of the owner
- Posting any course materials created by the Instructor of that course on the internet without the Instructor’s permission
- Creation, distribution, use or sale of a recording of a lecture, presentation, or lesson in contravention of this policy
Research Misconduct
- Research misconduct relating to a Student’s Academic Work as designed in the Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
- Faking, falsifying, fabricating, or inappropriately omitting or destroying any research data, results, or findings
- Failure to obtain all appropriate certifications or clearances for research work, including, without limitation, Research Ethics Board approval where required
- Providing false or misleading information in a grant or other funding application
- Failure to nake data, results and analyses continually available to research supervisor and collaborative team members
Aiding Misconduct
- Knowingly facilitating or assisting another person in the violation of any part of this policy
Individual instructors or Departments/Centres will point out areas of specific concern not covered above. Students should be encouraged to consult instructors in case of doubt. Plagiarism means presenting work done (in whole or in part) by someone else as if it were one's own and applies to all forms of student work. The work of others can include, but is not limited to, written work, ideas, music, performance pieces, designs, artwork, computer codes and Internet resources. Associated dishonest practices include faking or falsification of data, cheating or the uttering of false statements by a student in order to obtain unjustified concessions. Plagiarism should be distinguished from co-operation and collaboration. Often, students may be permitted or expected to work on assignments collectively, and to present the results either collectively or separately. This is not a problem so long as it is clearly understood whose work is being presented, for example, by way of formal acknowledgment or by footnoting. Instructors should inform students what constitutes acceptable workmanship, proper form of citation and use of sources. In addition, instructors shall clearly define their expectations regarding collaboration and group work.
 
B. Determination of Offences and Outcomes Go to top of document
It is required that all students exercise due diligence toward the understanding and execution of all appropriate academic guidelines governing scholarship as outlined in their respective courses of study. Circumstances surrounding acts of academic misconduct may differ. Therefore, the specific circumstances of each case will be considered in the recommendation of any decision or penalty. For example, subsequent acts of academic misconduct may lead to progressive disciplinary action. At the level of the department, a determination of academic misconduct shall be decided by the Department Chair/Program Director based on a discussion between the student, the instructor, and the Department Chair/Program Director, as well as a review of the evidence. In the case of a finding of Academic Misconduct:
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For a finding of Academic Misconduct outside of a course, the minimum penalty is a notation on the Student’s academic record, although additional sanctions may be imposed. Any disciplinary action taken may specify if and when a hold on a course is to be removed. If not specified, holds shall be maintained or removed in accordance with the Registrar’s general practices. Failure by the Student(s) to complete any mandatory remedial action by the prescribed date may result in additional disciplinary action(s), without the right for the Student(s) to make additional submissions. A Student who is found to have committed Academic Misconduct in a course may not withdraw from that course without the relevant Dean’s written, express approval. All relevant documentation for cases of academic misconduct will be forwarded to the appropriate Dean(s).
 
C. Procedures Go to top of document
A charge (or multiple charges) of Academic Misconduct may be brought against an undergraduate Student by an Complainant and shall follow the procedure set out below. Steps (a), (b), and (c) may occur in any order.
For the full Academic Integrity Policy please visit https://brocku.ca/academic-integrity/.
 
D. Appeals Go to top of document
Following a Dean's decision on the charge of academic misconduct, all appeals relating to the charge, penalties assigned, suspensions, notations on transcripts or withholding or rescinding of a degree or certificate will be heard by the Senate Student Appeals Board. (FHB 3.C.17) Students must ensure that they follow the prescribed pre-appeals process and meet with required individuals prior to submitting an appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board. Students who submit an appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board without following the prescribed pre-appeal procedure will have the appeal returned without a decision.  
VIII. Appeals Go to top of document
An appeal to the Student Appeals Board is a final recourse in dealing with an academic appeal. Students considering submission of an appeal must ensure they have followed the appropriate pre-appeal procedure prior to submitting an appeal for consideration of the Senate Student Appeals Board. Pre-appeal procedures and timelines can be found in Appendix 1 of Faculty Handbook Section 3.C.17: brocku.ca/university-secretariat/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/Appeals_Pre-Appeals-Procedure-Timeline_Appendix-1-approved-Senate-691.pdf"> For information on how to submit an appeal and to access the required Notice of Appeal form, please visit the Office of the Registrar Student Senate Appeals: brocku.ca/registrar/senate_appeals/">brocku.ca/registrar/senate_appeals/ Students must ensure that they follow the prescribed process and meet with required individuals prior to submitting an appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board. Students who submit an appeal without following the prescribed procedure will have the appeal returned pending submission of further required documentation.  
A. Appeal of Academic Suspension Go to top of document
Appeals must be directed to the Senate Student Appeals Board. The Senate Appeal Form and all supporting documentation with respect to the grounds for appeal, must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the student in support of any appeal for re-admission. The Senate Student Appeals Board considers only written submissions and documentation, with the exception of a hearing where oral testimony is provided. Students who can demonstrate that there were extenuating circumstances which affected their academic performance while on Academic Probation may submit an appeal application for special consideration. Students granted their request will be readmitted to the University as if they had served the one-year suspension; that is, they will be placed on a second Academic Probation and permitted to resume their studies. The academic record of students placed on academic probation following suspension will be re-evaluated at the end of the session where a cumulative total of three or more credits have been attempted since being placed on Academic Probation following readmission. Students must attain a minimum 60 percent overall average on total courses attempted while on Academic Probation to be allowed to continue. In the calculation of this average a value of 45 percent will be used for "F" grades of 45 or lower, and the actual numerical value will be used for "F" grades of 46-49 percent. Students who fail to meet the terms of a second Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Debarment for a minimum of two calendar years.  
B. Appeal of Academic Debarment Go to top of document
The Senate Student Appeals Board considers only written submissions and documentation with the exception of a hearing where an oral submission is required. Students will be required to apply to the Senate Student Appeals Board for re-admission to the University following the minimum two year period of academic debarment. Application is required and re-admission is not guaranteed. Students who can demonstrate that there were extenuating circumstances, affecting their academic performance while on Academic Probation may request that the Senate Student Appeals Board permit them to continue their studies without sitting out the required one-year term for Academic Suspension or two-year Academic Debarment. Students granted their request for early return from Academic Suspension will be readmitted to the University as if they had served the one-year term; that is, they will be placed on a final Academic Probation. Subsequent failure to satisfy Academic Probation requirement will result in Academic Debarment. Students readmitted following Academic Debarment will be required to return to studies under the regulations and program of the calendar in effect at the time of their re-registration. Students readmitted to the University after Academic Debarment will be considered to be on a final Academic Probation. Subsequent failure to satisfy Academic Probation requirements will result in Permanent Debarment.  
C. Appeal of Course Grades Go to top of document
Students who have a question regarding the final grade in a course must first discuss the matter with the course instructor. In the event of an unresolved disagreement, the student must refer the matter to the Chair/Director of the Department/Centre. If not satisfied, the student must then refer the matter to the Dean of the Faculty. If the student has followed these pre-appeal procedures, and is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may then appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board (see Appeals Procedures IX). Appeals of final grades, including the assignment of a failing grade for non-attendance in a course, must be made within 90 days of the official release of grades by the Office of the Registrar. Failure in itself is not a valid reason for an appeal. Appeals must be submitted by the deadlines set out in brocku.ca/university-secretariat/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/Appeals_Pre-Appeals-Procedure-Timeline_Appendix-1-approved-Senate-691.pdf">Appendix 1 - Pre-appeals procedures and appeal timelines and may only be waived by the Board Chair and Vice-Chair where a student has been unable to comply with a deadline due to human rights grounds and it has been determined that the University’s duty to accommodate warrants that the deadline be waived.  
D. Appeals Related to Academic Requirements/Decisions Go to top of document
A request for an exemption to a departmental/centre degree requirement must be directed to the Chair/Director of the student's Department/Centre major. (Combined majors shall appeal to the Department/Centre directly affected by the request for an exemption.) If not satisfied with the outcome of the request, the student will then refer the matter to the Dean of the Faculty. If the student has followed the pre-appeal procudures and is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may then appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board (See Appeals Procedures IX).  
E. Appeals of Charges of Academic Misconduct Go to top of document
All appeals relating to the charge of academic misconduct, penalties assigned or notations on transcripts will be heard by the Senate Student Appeals Board (See Appeals Procedures IX).  
F. Medical Appeals and Required Documentation Go to top of document
The University endeavours to accommodate students whose studies become interrupted, or who may be unable to complete academic work, due to an incapacitating medical condition. In these situations, the student must complete the Brock University, Student Health Services 'Medical Certificate' (or in case of a concussion, the Brock University Student Health Services 'Medical Concussion Certificate') and include any relevant medical documentation to support his/her request for academic accommodation based on medical grounds. The University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in certain cases.  
IX. Appeals Procedures Go to top of document
A. Method of Appeal to the Senate Student Appeals Board Go to top of document
All appeals directed to the Senate Student Appeals Board must be submitted electronicly via BrockDB. Appeals must clearly state the arguments and expectations of the student. The responsibility is on the student to demonstrate the validity of the appeal and to provide full and appropriate supporting documentation. Dissatisfaction with University policy and ignorance or neglect of published deadlines do not constitute sufficient grounds for appeal. Appeals must be submitted by the deadlines set out in brocku.ca/university-secretariat/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/Appeals_Pre-Appeals-Procedure-Timeline_Appendix-1-approved-Senate-691.pdf">Appendix 1 - Pre-appeals procedures and appeal timelines and may only be waived by the Board Chair and Vice-Chair where a student has been unable to comply with a deadline due to human rights grounds and it has been determined that the University’s duty to accommodate warrants that the deadline be waived. Appeals based on health grounds must be supported by a Brock University Student Health Services 'Medical Certificate' indicating specifically the student's inability to fulfil the requirements being appealed (See Item B, below). Students who wish to appeal a decision on the basis that new information has emerged that was not available at the date of the original decision should first seek a reconsideration of the decision by the original decision maker. A student may abandon an appeal at any time during the particular process.  
B. Hearings at the Senate Student Appeals Board Go to top of document
Meetings of the Senate Student Appeals Board are held in camera meaning they are not open to the public. Students appealing to the Senate Students Appeals Board will be notified of the date in which the appeal will be considered. Appellants may attend hearings, present verbal arguments and question the faculty representative (decision maker). All appeals will be considered based on the written submission, unless a request for a hearing has been made and the appellants and decision makers attendance has been confired. Students must inform the Manager, Curriculum Management, Policy and Outreach, Office of the Registrar, of their intention to request a hearing. Students are entitled to bring one support individual (who shall act as an advisor) to a hearing of the Senate Student Appeals Board. Refer to the Academic Integrity web page https://brocku.ca/academic-integrity/) for additional information, and to access the Academic Integrity Policy for reference to policy and procedure specifics. If a student has requested a hearing and the faculty representative will be required to attend the hearing and provide subsequent oral testimony. The Senate Student Appeals Board may request the attendance of appropriate individuals to appear before the Committee to provide information pertinent to the appeal. All materials submitted to the Board by the decision maker will be provided to the student and all materials submitted by the student will be provided to the decision maker. All parties will be advised of the necessity of keeping all appeal materials confidential and secure and only using the information disclosed as part of an appeal for the purposes of the appeal. Notice of decision will be provided to the student and decision maker (and in the case of graduate students, the Graduate Program Director) within 5 business days of the hearing and a brief written statement of reasons will be provided to the student and decision maker (and in the case of graduate students, the Graduate Program Director) within 15 business days of the hearing. The decision of the Board is final.  
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