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For Graduate Students

 Note: This is not a complete list of important information for Graduate students, for more information, please see PDF filePolicy 60: Academic IntegrityPDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity Procedures and PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity Guidelines.

In graduate education it is essential that an environment exist where faculty and students have the utmost regard for academic integrity. Graduate students often engage in research with a large degree of independence. Therefore, they are expected to and must pursue their academic and research activities in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of ethical and scholarly practice (PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 4.6).

 

For additional resources on Academic Integrity at Ryerson, please see the AIO Google Drive Resource Folder for Graduate Students, external link.

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Appendix A, Section 9 provides:  

For the purposes of this policy, “supervised research” is treated as a separate category to accord with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, and includes academic milestones such as Comprehensive Examinations, Major Research Papers, Research or Thesis Proposals, Theses and Dissertations, as well as the research and associated writing carried out towards any of these at either the undergraduate or graduate level. (See Procedures 1.5 regarding the process to be followed in addressing suspicions of misconduct in these areas.) Suspicions of research misconduct that may have occurred under the auspices of Ryerson University, but are in no way directed towards academic advantage or benefit, are to be addressed under Policy 118: Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity (SRC) Integrity rather than Policy 60: Academic Integrity.

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity Procedures, Section 1.5.9 provides:

In all cases of suspected misconduct in non-course program requirements, the Vice President Research and Innovation (VPRI) must be notified by the AIO. In the case of graduate student misconduct, the Dean and/or the Vice-Provost and Dean YSGS must also be notified of the suspicion.

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity Procedures, Section 1.5.10 provides:

 In the case of a student in receipt of tri-agency funding, the VPRI will assign an additional investigator, external (i.e. arms-length) to the university, who will also attend and participate in the FD as an investigator and decision maker and will sign a confidentiality agreement registered with the OVPRI.

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 7.1.2 provides:

"The minimum penalty for misconduct with respect to work submitted in a course by a graduate student is a grade of “zero” (0) on the work."

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 7.1.3 provides:

"The minimum penalty for misconduct with respect to non-course program requirements by a graduate student is a grade of ‘D-UNS’ [Disciplinary Unsatisfactory].”

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 7.2.1.3 provides:

“Graduate students cannot be assigned a DS”.

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 3.6 & Section 7.2.2 provide:

"If a graduate student receives a Disciplinary Action (DA), it will remain on the student’s academic record and transcript and cannot be removed."

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity, Section 3.7 & Section 7.2.2.2 provide:

"If a graduate student receives a Disciplinary Action, with Suspension (DA-S), they will be removed from their program for up to two (2) years, “after which the student may request to re-enroll in the program.” The DA-S will remain on the student’s academic record and transcript and cannot be removed."

PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity Procedures, Section 7.4 provides:

“a second finding of academic misconduct shall automatically require a penalty hearing regarding DA-S, DW, or Expulsion."