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 http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_dishonest_practice.shtml
In this course we will use Turnitin software for the detection of plagiarism, which will require you to submit your assignments electronically.
Marks for all pieces of assessment will be awarded on the standard University of Canterbury grading scale:
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
A Pass is 50 marks or over
University assessment regulations
Every student is responsible for familiarising themself with university regulations regarding courses and assessment
( see http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtml )
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.
The online learning site http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz is where you can download:
• Official information: e.g. this course outline, assignments
• Course readings
• Lecture slides
• Videos of lectures
LEARN is also where you can participate in class outside of lectures! There are two ways to participate:
• LEARN course forum – ask questions/discuss with your lecturer and classmates
• Online tutorials / activities (periodically throughout the semester)
The time, date and room of the final examination will be advertised in the Examinations section of the University website in the month prior to the exam. You will also receive this information in lectures, as well as information about the format of the exam.
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 me in writing, and explain why you are requesting an extension. Evidence to support your application must be provided (e.g. medical certificate).
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from sitting the exam or submitting an assignment, you may apply for an aegrotat.
You must apply within 7 days of the due date of the assignment or exam, 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.
Note that granting of an aegrotat is not automatic, and that even if you are granted one, it may only be to extend an assignment deadline, or to sit a make-up exam.
You are also referred to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_aegrotat.shtml ).
Students will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.
It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email email@example.com, or phone 366 7001 ext 6060.