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 2011, p. 49).
In this course we will use Turnitin software for the detection of plagiarism, which will require you to submit your essays electronically.
Assessment and grading system
Marks for all pieces of assessment will be converted to a grade on the following 14 point scale used by the College of Education. The pass mark for the course is 50%. Final results will be reported using the 11-point university grading scale.
College of Education 14 point scale: A+ (14), A (13), A- (12), B+ (11), B (10), B- (9), C+ (8), C (7), D+ (6), D (5), D- (4), E+ (3), E (2), E- (1), F (0).
Attendance is recommended for all lectures
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
The course coordinator will inspect distributions for each assignment and examine correlations across assignments. Any discrepancies will be investigated. An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine final grades and ensure fairness and consistency.
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).
Resubmissions will not be permitted.