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Essential Policy Highlights

Title Policy # 3 Key Ideas Highlights of the Policy

PDF fileAcademic Integrity

(PDF fileprocedures document)

60
  • academic honesty
  • cheating
  • consequences
This policy defines academic misconduct, the processes the University will follow when academic misconduct is suspected and the consequences that can be imposed if you are found to be guilty of misconduct.
PDF fileAcademic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities 159
  • documentation and procedures
  • accommodation
  • support
Ryerson University provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the terms of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The University strives to make its academic programming accessible to all students. The Roles and Responsibilities section of the Policy outlines the procedures and timelines you will need to follow to make sure that you are accommodated.
PDF fileAccommodation of Student Religious,
Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance
150
  • accommodation
  • religious observances
  • responsibilities
This Policy is intended to minimize potential conflict between religious and academic obligations including lectures, labs, tests, assignments, practicum and final exams. The policy explains how accommodations for the religious, Aboriginal or spiritual observances of Ryerson students will be decided.
PDF fileCourse Management
Policy
145
  • course outlines
  • how your work will be graded
  • make-up tests/assignments

This Policy explains how courses are managed and delivered at Ryerson, including:

  • what you can expect to see on a course outline;
  • expectations for the prompt and constructive assessment of academic performance;
  • procedures for make-up tests, exams and assignments;
  • what happens when changes are made to an evaluation scheme;
  • what happens to your final exams;
  • return of your graded course work;

Course Management is an acceptable ground for a grade appeal – so you should be familiar with the policy.

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy and Procedures
 
  • discrimination
  • harassment
  • equal treatment
This Policy defines the rights and responsibilities of every member of the Ryerson University Community to ensure an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ryerson has crafted the policy and procedures based on the principles of fair treatment.
PDF fileEstablishment and Use of Ryerson E-mail Accounts for Official University Communication 157
  • Email
    communication
  • @ryerson.ca
  • official correspondence
Ryerson requires that any electronic communications you send to Ryerson faculty or staff be sent from your official Ryerson E-mail account.
PDF fileExamination Policy 135
  • exams
  • policies and rules
  • accommodation
    for special
    situations

Every effort is made to:

  • schedule exams as fairly as possible for each student across the available time frame
  • ensure that students will not be required to write more than two exams in one calendar day (subject to exceptional circumstances)

The Student Responsibilities section of this Policy outlines all of the expectations and rules applicable to you during exams, including:

  • what you can and cannot bring with you to an exam
  • what time to show up; what to do if you are late
  • what to do if you are ill
  • acceptable forms of photo ID
  • using the washroom during an exam
  • reporting a schedule conflict with a religious observance
  • accommodations for students with disabilities
PDF filePolicy on Minors
148
  • minors
  • requirements
  • restrictions & limits
A Minor consists of six one-semester courses in an approved curriculum. If you decide to pursue a Minor, you must finish it before graduation. This Policy explains which courses can be applied to a Minor and which cannot.
PDF fileRegistrar's Notice of Collection and Use of Student Personal Information
 
  • privacy and personal information
  • collection
  • disclosure
Ryerson collects, uses and share limited pieces of personal information to named individuals, institutions and agencies. This notice explains the legal authority by which Ryerson will collect the information, the purposes for which Ryerson has collected it, and provides contact information for questions or concerns.
PDF filePolicy on Undergraduate Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing (“GPA Policy”) 46
  • grades
  • Academic Standing
  • graduation

This Policy explains Ryerson’s standards of acceptable academic performance including:

  • grading scales and other course performance designations
  • grade point averages
  • Academic Standing
  • graduation requirements
  • distinction standing
  • program completion timespan
PDF fileRemoval of Students from Field Placements/Practicums 156
  • field placements
  • unprofessional behaviour
  • code of conduct
Ryerson University reserves the right, at any point during a program, to remove you from a field placement/practicum (placement), in a situation in which clients or others are placed at risk, or when you engage in persistent or significant unprofessional behaviour.
PDF fileStudent Awards Policy 161
  • awards and scholarships
  • definitions and processes
  • eligibility and recognition
This policy describes the types of awards, scholarships and bursaries that are available at Ryerson. It lists the general guidelines on how awards will be established and how the recipients will be selected and recognized.
PDF fileStudent Code of Non-Academic Conduct 61
  • disruptive behaviour
  • remedies
  • consequences
The Code lists, in a non-exhaustive way, actions which the University considers to be non-academic misconduct offences and the range of remedies and/or penalties which may be imposed. The code also describes the role of the Student Conduct Officer and outlines the processes of complaints, investigations, hearings, resolution paths and appeals.
PDF fileUndergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals
134
  • appeals
  • accommodation
  • responsibilities
    and processes

This Policy explains the process by which you can ask for academic consideration. It explains how a professor or department may:

  • accommodate a disability or illness
  • extend the deadline for an assignment
  • arrange for a missed exam
  • re-weight or regrade an examination or assignment
  • give permission to continue with a probationary status.

The Policy also outlines the steps you need to take when filing a Grade or Academic Standing Appeal. There are four grounds that may be considered for Grade and Academic Standing Appeals: Medical; Compassionate; Prejudice; and Procedural Error. Course Management may also be considered as grounds for grade appeals.

Other Useful Guidelines and Statements

Policy 3 Key Ideas Highlights of the Policy
Privacy Statement
  • who has access to information
  • how we protect your personal information
  • procedures
Ryerson has a formal policy on access to and protection of personal information. Procedures have been developed to identify restricted information categories and outline employee responsibilities.
PDF fileStatement of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • rights
  • responsibility
  • respect
A comprehensive statement about what you can expect to experience as a Ryerson student – both your rights as a member of the Ryerson community, and the responsibilities that go along with community membership.

The General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors maintains a comprehensive list of University Administrative Policies and Procedures .

Ryerson Senate publishes a list of all current Senate Policies on their website.