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Winter 2021 Graduate Calendar, Winter 2021 Graduate Calendar


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

FACULTY REGULATIONS FOR THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
FACULTY REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE

ADDITIONAL DEGREES
EXAMINATION AND GRADING PROCEDURES
AUTHORSHIP AND PLAGIARISM
POLICY ON GRADING AND CALCULATING AVERAGES
GRADUATION

FACULTY REGULATIONS FOR THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)

Admission Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Graduates of recognized universities may apply for admission. In general, admission to graduate study is granted only to those students who have good academic records and who are adequately prepared to undertake graduate work in their field of specialization. In particular, an applicant for admission to a graduate program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have either a Master's degree or, in exceptional cases, a four-year Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent; with a minimum average of 77% (or equivalent). Possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure admission.

Fast-Track Admission to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

This process allows a student to enter the PhD program without first completing the Master’s degree. Recommendations from the program must be made no earlier than Term 3, and be approved prior to the completion of Term 4 of the Master’s degree. Recommendations received beyond the end of Term 4 will not be considered. To be eligible, the student must have completed all graduate courses for the Master’s degree and must have obtained a minimum 80% average. The supervisory committee must recommend the transfer, in writing, based on demonstrated excellence in research and provide evidence of a complete plan of research for the doctoral degree. All applications must be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Program Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Residence: Residence requirements are intended to provide for each student an adequate contact with the University, with the faculty in the field of specialization, and with the library, laboratories, and other facilities for graduate study and research. Every student in a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must be registered in a full-time program of study for a minimum of three calendar years, normally in succession. Credit for one of these years may be given for the time spent in proceeding to a Master's degree.

Transfer credits will only be granted at the time of admission, and recommendations must be included with the offer of admission. Normally, credits must have been received in the last 5 years with a minimum grade of 70%, and no credits used towards a previously completed certificate, diploma, or degree or used as a basis of admission will be approved as credit toward a Windsor graduate degree. A maximum of 50% of the Windsor course degree requirements will be approved for transfer credit, excluding internship/practicum, thesis, dissertation, or comprehensive examination courses.

If transfer credit is granted, the student may be required to take alternate course(s) as recommended by the program. Approved transfer credit will appear on the student’s transcript.

A full-time residence year indicates that a student is in full-time work under the direction of a faculty member at the University of Windsor.

Candidacy: Admission to graduate study does not imply admission to candidacy for a degree. Admission to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, upon recommendation of the program concerned, when a student has satisfied the requirements for candidacy of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and of the program, as may be specified in program listings in the calendar. Admission to candidacy is normally to be regarded as recognition that a student has given adequate evidence of superior capability and achievement in graduate study. A student may not be admitted to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy before passing a comprehensive examination in the field of specialization.

Time Limit: A student admitted to a Ph.D. program must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. within six consecutive years.

If an extension of the time limit becomes necessary, the student should address a petition to the Dean of Graduate Studies giving reasons for the request and plans for the completion of the work. A student who exceeds the time limit may be required to take additional qualifying examinations or additional course work, or both.

Course of Study: Course requirements are specified in the program listings. Planning and direction of the student's course of study are the responsibility of the program coordinator or a designated departmental advisor. A specific program of study should be worked out at the time of the student's first registration, in consultation with the program.

Since in several programs only a few courses listed will be offered each year, students are advised to ascertain from the program area which courses will be offered in any given year.
In consultation with their program area, all students must complete an Annual Report, which is to be submitted to their department by May 31 of each year.

It is expected that students working toward the degree of Doctor of Philosophy will maintain a superior average in all course work. Normally, graduate credit will be given only for courses in which a minimum 70% grade has been achieved. See also Senate Policy on Grading and Calculation of Averages.

Committees: Research undertaken as part of a doctoral program is normally directed by a faculty supervisor and advised by a doctoral committee.

By the end of the first term of registration in the dissertation, the program will recommend the appointment of members of the doctoral committee, whose appointments must be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. At the same time the candidate will be required to validate the Non-Exclusive License to the University of Windsor authorizing the University to archive, reproduce, and distribute the dissertation.

The doctoral committee will include as a minimum a research supervisor or co-supervisors from the program, who is(are) a member of graduate faculty, two other program readers, and one outside program reader from the University of Windsor. The outside program reader may not be cross appointed to the program in which the student is registered. Additional members may be added with the approval of the program and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This committee will, from time to time, review the student's progress.

The majority of the members of an advisory committee must have graduate faculty status and the supervisor must have full graduate faculty status. In the case of co-supervision one of the co-supervisors must have full graduate faculty status, see Senate Policy on Graduate Faculty Designation.

The doctoral committee is also charged with conduct of the final examination of the doctoral candidate (see below).

For the defense of the dissertation (final oral examination), the committee will be supplemented by an independent, external examiner who, as an expert in the field in which the candidate's research is carried out, will appraise the dissertation and ordinarily will also be present at the final oral examination.

The external examiner will be recommended by the doctoral committee, subject to the approval of the program area and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The external examiner must not be involved in the preparation of the dissertation before it is submitted to him or her for final evaluation.

If the research involves information gathered from or about human participants (including primary data collection, use of human biological materials, and secondary uses of information), the faculty supervisor and graduate student are responsible for the ethical conduct of the study, the completion of the project as described in the ethics application cleared by the Research Ethics Board (REB) and the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants. The supervisor ensures that all required clearances and permissions are obtained prior to commencement of the research. The graduate student and faculty supervisor submit an application to the Research Ethics Board REB Research involving human subjects cannot begin until ethics clearance has been obtained. (Consult with th REB .)

All research conducted at the University of Windsor is subject to the institutional policies as described in Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research and University of Windsor Guidelines for Research Involving Human Research Participants. If the research involves animal care, biohazards, health and safety, radiation, or any other procedure that requires certification, the supervisor of the research is responsible for obtaining prior approval from the respective committees. (Consult with the Office of Research and Innovation Services)

The Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

A dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation in the field of specialization is required of all candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The regulations of individual programs should be consulted for details of their dissertation procedures. The general format is prescribed in the Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, which may be obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies or from www.uwindsor.ca/graduate. Within the dissertation, the student should use formats approved for scholarly publication in the field of specialization and approved by the program. Final checking of the general format of the dissertation is the responsibility of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, but the student should consult the doctoral committee for instructions as to the internal form of the dissertation.

Copies of a Ph.D. dissertation are to be provided to all members of the doctoral committee and two copies to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, of which one copy will be transmitted to the external examiner, at least four weeks before the expected date of defense. Before the dissertation is forwarded to the external examiner, all members of the doctoral committee must read and provide feedback on the dissertation, and it must be approved by the majority of the committee. No changes may be made to the dissertation document or composition of the doctoral committee between these deadline dates and the defense except under the most extraordinary circumstances and with approval of the Executive Committee of Graduate Studies. The oral presentation should be completed at least three weeks prior to the Convocation for which the candidate has applied to receive the degree. A public notice of defense must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies and posted in the academic unit at least eight days in advance of the oral presentation.

A doctoral committee shall notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies whether, in its view, notice of defense is to be posted, but the decision to proceed shall be contingent upon the report of the external examiner to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The candidate will present the dissertation at a public defense. The Chair of a Ph.D. defense will be the Dean of Graduate Studies or designate, such as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of a Faculty or senior member of graduate faculty from outside the program, to be named by the Dean of Graduate Studies at the time the defense is publicly announced. The chair is non-voting. Questions will be permitted from the general audience at the discretion of the chair. The general audience may remain until the defense is completed and the committee begins its deliberations on the outcome. These deliberations are held in camera.

The minimum basis for acceptance of a Ph.D. dissertation shall be positive unanimity less one vote providing the dissenting vote is not by an external examiner who is present at the defense, and the chair of the defense determines that the examination by the external examiner has been fair to the candidate. Unless an examining committee is unanimously negative, a candidate may resubmit the dissertation once, after a minimum period of three months and before a maximum period of twelve months. The second decision shall be final.

The dissertation must be deposited with the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least two weeks prior to Convocation.

Arrangements for the deposit, including online electronic submission, binding the dissertation and payment of binding fees, where applicable, should be made with Graduate Studies. The University will add the dissertation to the “Scholarship at UWindsor” online institutional repository and transmit a copy of the dissertation to Library and Archives Canada, under the authority of a "Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License", supplied by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and validated by the candidate. The license authorizes Library and Archives Canada and Leddy Library to publish, reproduce, and transform the dissertation in any format, print or online.

The deposited dissertation becomes the property of the University.

Occasionally, it is necessary to withhold the dissertation from public circulation, especially where the student's interests (e.g., patent rights) would be jeopardized by publication. In such cases, a thesis may be held from the public domain, i.e., the online repository, the Leddy Library and Library and Archives of Canada. Such delay in circulation may be requested for six months without cause being given, and an additional period of six months with good cause. Forms for withholding dissertation are available from the Faculty
of Graduate Studies.

Dissertation Requirement Synopsis for the Doctor of Philosophy

1) Dissertation format must be as prescribed in Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

2) Copies of the dissertation must be provided to all committee members and two copies to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least four weeks before the oral defense, which must occur at least three weeks prior to the Convocation at which the candidate has applied to receive the degree.

3) Public notice of defense must be received in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and posted in the academic unit at least eight (8) days in advance of the defense date.

4) Following successful defense, the candidate will deposit the dissertation in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as prescribed in Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

5) The candidate will validate a "Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License", supplied by the Office of Graduate Studies, authorizing Library and Archives Canada to publish and reproduce the dissertation.

PhD Examinations

In addition to the usual examinations on course work, there are three types of special examinations which that may be required (see individual program regulations) in the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy:

1) Qualifying Examinations: A qualifying examination is one in which the student is asked to demonstrate a reasonable mastery of the fundamentals in the major subject; it is designed to test the student's preparation for advanced graduate work. If such an examination is required, it must be administered and passed within one year after a student enters a graduate program.

2) Comprehensive Examinations: A comprehensive examination is one in which the student is asked to demonstrate a reasonable mastery of the field of specialization; it is designed to test the student's command of knowledge and ability to integrate that knowledge, after completion of all or most of the graduate course work. Normally, these examinations are completed by the end of the second year of graduate study and are a prerequisite to admission to candidacy.

3) Final Examinations: The final examination of a doctoral candidate is an oral defense of the dissertation.


FACULTY REGULATIONS FOR THE THE MASTER'S DEGREE

Admission Requirements for the Master's Degree

Graduates of recognized universities may be admitted to programs leading to the Master's degree. A student with a four-year degree or equivalent in the discipline to which s/he is seeking admission, and who has an academic standing equivalent to 70% or better in the final two years of study (full time equivalent) may be admitted to a Master's program (M2).

An applicant who holds a four-year degree in a related discipline, and who has an academic standing equivalent to a 70% or better overall and in the final year of study and the major subject, may also be admitted to a Master's program as a transitional student. Transitional students are normally required to complete a program of no more than five specified undergraduate courses in addition to the graduate courses required of regular students. Upon completion of these extra courses, with a minimum grade as specified by the program, the student may continue in the Master's program as a regular student (M2).

An applicant who does not meet minimum departmental program admission requirements, but who can present evidence of leadership, and/or substantial related work experience, may be considered for probationary admission upon the recommendation of the program. Students who are accepted on probation will be required to satisfactorily complete two specified graduate courses in the first term of registration, in addition to any other admission requirements, before conditions are waived. Graduate credit will be given for the graduate courses after the conditions are waived. The final decision on probationary admission rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An applicant who holds a three-year degree in the discipline to which s/he is applying, or a four-year degree in another discipline, and who has an academic standing equivalent to 70% or better overall and in both the final year of study and major subject may be admitted as a qualifying student, with a recommendation for advancement to M2 level contingent upon completion of a prescribed set of qualifying courses, with a minimum grade as specified by the program. Since qualifying students are not candidates for a degree, a qualifying student is not considered a graduate student (M1).

Applicants are urged to apply as early as possible to enable the program and the Faculty of Graduate Studies to evaluate qualifications.

Possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure admission.

Candidacy: A student in an M2 program is also a candidate for the Master's degree. Students in the two-year M1 program followed by the M2 program are not admitted to candidacy until they have satisfactorily completed the M1 program. A positive recommendation from a program and approval of that recommendation are required for a student to proceed to the M2 program.

Program Requirements for the Master's Degree

Residence: Residence requirements are intended to provide for each student an adequate contact with the University, faculty in the field of specialization, the library, laboratories, and with other facilities for graduate study. It is expected, therefore, that every full-time student in a program leading to the Master's degree will undertake a full program of study at the M2 level for a minimum of one calendar year or its equivalent. Application and interpretation of the residence requirement is the responsibility of the Dean of Graduate Studies. If a student does not expect to fulfill the residence requirement in the normal way, reasons for departing from the norm should be submitted in writing to the Dean and approval secured for the plan before beginning the graduate program. See also the section on "Duration of Study" below.

The residency requirement is not intended to apply to students admitted to graduate programs on a part-time basis.

Duration of Study: The minimum duration of study for the Master's degree is one calendar year beyond the honours Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent.

Transfer credits will only be granted at the time of admission, and recommendations must be included with the offer of admission. Normally, credits must have been received in the last 5 years with a minimum grade of 70%, and no credits used towards a previously completed certificate, diploma, or degree or used as a basis of admission will be approved as credit toward a Windsor graduate degree. A maximum of 50% of the Windsor course degree requirements will be approved for transfer credit, excluding internship/practicum, thesis, dissertation, or comprehensive examination courses.

If transfer credit is granted, the student may be required to take additional courses. Residency still applies. Approved transfer credit will appear on the student’s transcript.

Time Limit: Work on a Master's degree must be completed within three consecutive calendar years after the student's first registration, except for certain Master's programs available on a part-time basis. In these latter programs, the time limit will depend on the nature of the program, but will not normally exceed five consecutive years.

If an extension of these time limits becomes necessary, the student should address a petition to the Dean of Graduate Studies giving reasons for the request and plans for the completion of the work. A student who exceeds the time limit may be required to take additional qualifying examinations or additional course work, or both.

Course of Study: Course requirements are specified in the program listings. Planning and direction of the student's course of study are the responsibility of the program area. A specific program of study should be worked out at the time of the student's first registration, in consultation with the program area. Students are directed to obtain the approval of the program area for changes in the program of study. Training in methodology may be required, at the discretion of the program.

In consultation with their program, all students must complete an Annual Report which is to be submitted to their program by May 31 of each year.

Students working toward the Master's degree must maintain at least a 70% average in all course work. See also Senate Policy on Grading and Calculation of Averages for details including restrictions on repeating courses.

Committees: Research undertaken as part of a Master's program is normally directed by a faculty supervisor and advised by a Master's committee. By the end of the first term of registration in the thesis, the program will recommend the appointment of members of the Master's committee, whose appointments must be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. At the same time the candidate will be required to validate the Non-Exclusive License to the University of Windsor authorizing the University to archive, reproduce, and distribute the thesis.

The Master's thesis committee will include as a minimum a research supervisor or co-supervisors from the program, who is(are) a member of graduate faculty, one other program reader, and one outside program reader from the University of Windsor. The outside program reader may not be cross appointed to the program in which the student is registered. Additional members may be added with the approval of the program and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The majority of the members of an advisory committee must have graduate faculty status and the supervisor must have full graduate faculty status. In the case of co-supervision one of the co-supervisors must have full graduate faculty status, see Senate Policy on Graduate Faculty Designation.

The Master's committee is also charged with conduct of the final examination of the Master's candidate (see below).

If the research involves information gathered from or about human participants (including primary data collection, use of human biological materials, and secondary uses of information), the faculty supervisor and graduate student are responsible for the ethical conduct of the study, the completion of the project as described in the ethics application cleared by the Research Ethics Board (REB) and the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants. The supervisor ensures that all required clearances and permissions are obtained prior to commencement of the research. The graduate student and faculty supervisor submits an application to the REB. Research involving human subjects, cannot begin until ethics clearance has been obtained. (Consult with REB.)

All research conducted at the University of Windsor is subject to the institutional policies as described in Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research and University of Windsor Guidelines for Research Involving Human Research Participants. If the research involves animal care, biohazards, health and safety, radiation, or any other procedure that requires certification, the supervisor of the research is responsible for obtaining prior approval from the respective committees. (Consult with the Office of Research and Innovation Services)


Thesis or Major Paper for the Master's Degree

A thesis incorporating the results of an investigation in the field of the major subject may be required of candidates for the Master's degree.

Candidates for some Master's programs may choose, instead of the course of study including a thesis, a program requiring additional course work and/or the submission of a major paper or project on which there will be a final evaluation.

The Major Paper/Project is a scholarly essay/research project that shows evidence of critical analysis and understanding on a topic approved by the student's supervisor and acknowledged by the program area.

The Major Paper/Project committee will include a supervisor, who is a member of graduate faculty, and one other program faculty member. Additional members may be added with the approval of the program area.

Upon completion of the Major Paper/Project each student will deliver a public oral presentation and defense which shall be announced publicly (with a copy sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies) at least eight days in advance.

The Major Paper/Project is deposited in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least two weeks prior to Convocation.

The regulations of individual programs should also be consulted for details of their thesis or major paper/project requirements. Numerical grades or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory may be assigned for theses and major papers/projects, depending on program policy.

Although in some cases it may be acceptable for more than one candidate to make use of a common set of data or research findings, each candidate is responsible for a single-authored thesis/major paper.

The regulations of individual programs should be consulted for details of their procedures. The general format is prescribed in Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, which may be obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Within the thesis or major paper/project, the student should use formats approved for scholarly publication in the field of specialization and approved by the program. Final checking of the general format of the thesis or major paper/project is the responsibility of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, but the student should consult the Master's committee for instructions as to the internal form of the document.

Copies of the Master's thesis must be provided to all members of the Master's committee and one copy to the chair of the defense, at least two weeks before the expected date of defense. Students are advised to ascertain from the academic unit any prior deadline established by the unit. No changes may be made to the thesis or the Master's committee between these deadline dates and the defense except under the most extraordinary circumstances and with the approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The oral presentation should be completed at least three weeks prior to the Convocation at which the candidate expects to receive the degree.

No later than eight days before a proposed defense a Master's committee shall notify the Office of Graduate Studies that a notice of defense is to be posted. The chair of a Master's defense will be a member of graduate faculty who has not served on the candidate's Master's committee, and who is appointed by the Department Head at the time the defense is publicly announced. The chair is non-voting. The general audience may remain until the defense is completed and the committee begins its deliberations on the outcome. These deliberations are held in camera.

The minimum basis for acceptance of a Master's thesis is positive unanimity by the examining committee less one vote. Unless an examining committee is unanimously negative, a candidate may resubmit the thesis once, after a minimum period of three months and before a maximum period of twelve months. The second decision shall be final.

The thesis must be deposited in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least two weeks prior to Convocation.

Arrangements for the deposit, including online electronic submission, binding the dissertation and payment of binding fees, where applicable, should be made with Graduate Studies. The University will add the dissertation to the “Scholarship at UWindsor” online institutional repository and transmit a copy of the dissertation to Library and Archives Canada, under the authority of a "Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License", supplied by the Office of Graduate Studies and validated by the candidate. The license, authorizes Library and Archives Canada and Leddy Library to publish, reproduce, and transform the dissertation in any format, print or online.

The deposited thesis becomes the property of the University.

Occasionally, it is necessary to withhold the thesis or major paper/project from public circulation, especially where the student's interests (e.g., patent rights) would be jeopardized by publication. In such cases, a thesis or major paper/project may be held from the public domain, i.e., the online repository, the Leddy Library and Library and Archives Canada, where applicable. Such delay in circulation may be requested for six months without cause being given, and an additional period of six months with good cause. Forms for withholding a thesis or major paper/project are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Thesis/Major Paper Requirements Synopsis for the Master's Degree

1) Thesis or Major Paper format must be as prescribed by Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

2) Copies of the thesis for Master's degree must be provided to all committee members, and one copy to the chair of the defense at least two weeks before the oral presentation, which must occur at least three weeks prior to the Convocation at which the candidate has applied to receive the degree.

3) Public notice of the defense must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies at least eight days in advance of the defense date.

4) Following successful defense, the candidate will deposit the thesis/major paper in the Office of Graduate Studies, as prescribed in Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

5) Thesis only. The candidate will validate a "Thesies/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License", supplied by the Office of Graduate Studies, authorizing distribution to Library and Archives Canada.


Examinations for the Master's Degree

In addition to the usual examinations on course work, the final examination of a candidate for a Master's degree is an oral defense of the thesis, major paper, or project.


ADDITIONAL DEGREES

The Senate Policy on Additional Degrees can be found online on the Central Policies website at: www.uwindsor.ca/policies


EXAMINATION AND GRADING PROCEDURES

EXAMINATIONS

A program may require either oral or written examinations in graduate courses. By the first day of each course, the instructor must provide students with a written course outline which includes precise information concerning the following (see Bylaw 55: Graduate Academic Evaluation Procedures for complete details):

(a) the basis for determining the final grade in the course;
(b) the approximate dates for tests, essays, etc.

Note, as per Senate Bylaw 55, alterations in the announced procedure may be made by the instructor with the consent of the majority of the registered class.

APPEALS

In addition to appealing a grade informally (see Bylaw 55), students may formally appeal a grade.

Graduate appeals must be made in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies, in accordance with the Graduate Appeals Policy as stated in Senate Bylaw 55: Graduate Academic Evaluation Procedures. Appeals must be received no later than three weeks after the final mark has been released by the Registrar.

REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION BASED ON MEDICAL OR COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

As per Bylaw 55, a student who wishes to receive consideration based on medical or compassionate grounds should communicate with either the instructor or the Head of the AAU, or designate (e.g., program coordinator), offering the course as soon as possible. The form, Graduate Request for Consideration (for Health, Bereavement, or Extenuating Circumstances), should be completed and is available on the Office of the Registar Forms and Application for Students page (link: http://www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/526/forms-and-applications). A letter of rationale and supporting documents (e.g. the attending physician's letter) must be included. In such cases, the Instructor may grant an "aegrotat" grade on the basis of term work or assign an "incomplete" grade indicating what further work is required and the deadline by which such work must be completed. It is recommended that at least 60% of the term work be completed in these cases. The instructor's response will be forwarded by the Head of the AAU offering the course to the Dean of Graduate Studies who, on the recommendation of the program and the Academic Standing Committee, may grant aegrotat standing in the subject(s) concerned on the basis of the term mark, approve an Incomplete grade, grant permission for a supplemental examination, or other accommodation.


AUTHORSHIP AND PLAGIARISM

Authorship

The Senate approved Policy on Authorship can be found online on the Central Policies website at: www.uwindsor.ca/policies


Plagiarism

A confirmed incident of plagiarism will result in a sanction ranging from a verbal warning, to a loss of credit in the course, to expulsion, as per Bylaw 31: Academic Integrity. In case of any doubt, students are strongly urged to consult with the instructor or thesis supervisor. In cases where students feel that their intellectual property or copyrighted material has been plagiarized, complaints should be made in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Studies Policy on Plagiarism can be found online on the Central Policies website at: www.uwindsor.ca/policies



POLICY ON GRADING AND CALCULATION OF AVERAGES

The Senate Policy on Grading and Calculation of Averages can be found online on the Central Policies website at: www.uwindsor.ca/policies


GRADUATION

In order to allow the necessary time for the printing of the diploma and the Convocation program, the candidate's completed work must be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the major paper, project, thesis or dissertation, if one is presented, must be received by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least two weeks before Convocation following requirements prescribed in Guidelines for Major Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

Registration in any program does not constitute an application for a degree or diploma. An application to graduate must be filed with the Registrar's Office by the specified date prior to the Convocation at which the applicant expects to graduate.
For more information visit the Office of the Registar at http://www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/