University Academic Policies
I. Academic Honesty
King’s is committed to Academic Integrity. Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at the following Web site:
All required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to the commercial plagiarism
detection software under license to the University for the detection of plagiarism. All papers submitted for such
checking will be included as source documents in the reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of
papers subsequently submitted to the system. Use of the service is subject to the licensing agreement, currently
between The University of Western Ontario and Turnitin.com http://www.turnitin.com.
Computer-marked multiple-choice tests and/or exams may be subject to submission for similarity review by
software that will check for unusual coincidences in answer patterns that may indicate cheating.
Unless otherwise noted by your Professor, the following policies are in effect: from Page 4 of the Dean’s Memo
II. Use of Electronic Devices
You are not allowed to have a cell phone, or any other electronic device, with you during tests or examinations.
King's University College at The University of Western Ontario acknowledges the integration of new technologies
and learning methods into the curriculum. The use of laptop computers can contribute to student engagement and
effective learning. At the same time, King’s recognizes that instructors and students share jointly the responsibility
to establish and maintain a respectful classroom environment conducive to learning.
The use of laptops by students during lectures, seminars, labs, etc., shall be for matters related to the course at
Students found to be using laptops for purposes not directly related to the class may be subject to
sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct. See http://www.kings.uwo.ca/kings/assets/File/currentStudents/
Inappropriate use of laptops during lectures, seminars, labs, etc., creates a significant disruption. As a consequence, instructors may choose to limit the use of electronic devices in these settings. In addition, in order to provide a safe classroom environment, students are strongly advised to operate laptops with batteries rather than power cords.”
III. Submission of Late Papers
Please refrain from using the "green boxes" if at all possible.
Only late essays/assignments not handed in at class may be dropped off in the green mailbox, located on the main
floor of The (south) Annex. Essays dropped into the mailbox will be picked-up twice per day: once in the morning
(9:30 a.m.) and in the afternoon (4:00 p.m.). All essays dropped off after 4:00 p.m. on a Friday will be datestamped
the following Monday.
IV. Accommodation for Medical Illness
Student Medical Certificate (SMC): http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/medicalform.pdf.
Students are responsible for seeking accommodation with appropriate documentation, prior to writing
tests/examinations, if they are of the view that their performance may be affected by extenuating
V. Student Support Services
Students who are in emotional/mental health distress should refer to Mental Health@Western:
http://www.uwo.ca/uwocom/mentalhealth/ for a complete list of options about how to obtain help.
University Students Council provides many valuable support services for students (including the health
insurance plan) http://westernusc.ca/services/.
Information about Counselling and Student Development, including Services for Students with
Disabilities at King’s is available at
For emotional/mental health assistance see specifically: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/currentstudents/
The web site for Academic Services at King’s University College is http://www.kings.uwo.ca/currentstudents/
VI. Class Cancellations
All reported class cancellations are posted at: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/