Additional Course Outline Information
Academic dishonesty is viewed very seriously, and can result in punishments ranging from a mark of zero to expulsion from the university. It is your responsibility to read, understand and follow the relevant university regulations. If you are uncertain about this, please consult your lecturer.
Common forms of academic dishonesty include:
• Plagiarism (e.g. copying a quote from a book/article without using quotation marks and citing the source)
• Collusion (e.g. copying the work of others or allowing your work to be copied)
• Cheating in examinations/tests (e.g. using crib notes)
The library has an excellent guide to help you understand plagiarism at http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/services/ref/plagiarism.shtml . You are also referred to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations (UC Calendar 2010, p. 49).
Every student is responsible for familiarising themself with university regulations regarding courses and assessment.
Attendance at all classes is strongly recommended.
This course is periodically evaluated using the University of Canterbury Course Survey.
Marks for all pieces of assessment will be given according to the University of Canterbury grading scale.
Any assessment submitted late (without a previously arranged extension) will be subject to a penalty at the rate of 10% of the assessment weighting per day. Any assessment turned in after 5 days will not be marked.
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from working, you may apply for an extension before the due date for an assignment. You should contact the lecturer responsible for that piece of assessment in writing, and explain why you are requesting an extension. Evidence to support your application must be provided (e.g. medical certificate). Extensions cannot extend past the date on which the assignment is handed back to other students.
Resubmissions are not accepted.
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from sitting a test or submitting an assignment, you may apply for an aegrotat.
You must apply within 7 days of the due date of the assignment or test, in writing at the Registrar (Level 3, Registry building). Make sure to also inform your lecturer you are applying. Only one piece of assessed work, worth no more than 50% of the course, can be considered for an aegrotat. You must have completed at least 50% of all other assessment with an average of C+ or better.
You are also referred to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations.