Assignment and Test Policies - Prof. W.Jollymore
Academic Integrity Policy
Assignments are an opportunity for you to demonstrate to me your knowledge
and skills of the course content at the time the material is covered in class.
Therefore, it should be important to you to get the work done by the due date,
to figure out what you understand and what you do not understand. It is
important not to fall behind. Remember, assignments constitute practice
material for tests. It is to your benefit to complete them before the tests.
- All assignments must be uploaded using the appropriate SLATE dropbox.
Assignments not uploaded to the SLATE dropbox will not be graded.
- Each dropbox has two dates:
- DUE DATE: the date when the assignment is due, which is
generally a few days after the final topic needed to complete the assignment
is covered. Use this date to manage your time: and aim to complete the
assignment by this date.
- END DATE is the last day for the dropbox availability, or
the date when the dropbox closes.
- The END DATE for assignments assigned during the first half of the course
is usually set to 5:00pm on the Friday immediately before the break week begins
or at some point during the beginning of the reading week.
- The END DATE for assignments assigned for the second half of the course
is 5:00pm of the last day of the semester (week 14).
- Each dropbox due date and end date is noted in the SLATE calendar. Each dropbox
contains both dates together with the instructions.
Always check the dropbox and calendar entries in SLATE for dates.
- Submissions received by DUE DATE will get
- priority on timely feedback (allow 7-14 business days from DUE DATE)
- brief feedback prior to evaluation
- if the submission is 48 hours or more before the DUE DATE,
I will "pre-evaluate" the assignment and give feedback via the
assignment dropbox; student then gets a one-time opportunity
to re-submit to correct the mistakes
(Re-submission must be made before or on the drop box end date;
priority on timely feedback decreases with time)
- Submissions (and re-submissions) after the DUE DATE (when the dropbox shows
your submission as a late submission), while the dropbox is available (up to the END DATE),
will be marked "as-is" and no penalties applied. They will be marked
when time allows, with no guarantee for timely feedback. They have lower
priority than current material and are marked whenever I can get to them.
- Assignments submitted before the DUE DATE will not be evaluated earlier than the DUE DATE.
- No submissions will be accepted once the dropbox is closed.
- I reserve the right to apply the standard 10%-per-day late penalty
if anyone tries to take advantage of the submission policy and does not use it the way it is
designed to work! Examples of situations where penalties may be applied:
- a student submits all work
in the last week or two of classes
- the first time I hear from a student is after a due date or a
couple of days before the end date
- a student does not read the available instructions, does not
validate their understanding in a timely fashion, or insists on making
assumptions and their own interpretations
- Note that any extra credit or bonus work does not count
when an assignment is submitted after the due date. Bonus work
is going above and beyond, and you're not going above and beyond if
you submit late work.
- Students with the assignment extension accommodation only receive
an extension if the following criteria are met:
- The student has already self-identified as requiring accommodation
and has discussed the accommodations with the professor
at the start of term or when the accommodation
profile was released to the professor.
- The student has requested the extension via email to the
professor BEFORE the date/time the assignment is originally
- The assignment extension has been negotiated and approved
by the professor.
- All assignments are to be done individually. You may not work with
another student on your assignment (see Academic
Sheridan is committed to Academic Integrity. In this course the
professor has chosen to require students to use Turnitin to check
their own written work to ensure originality.
- By taking this course students agree that they will submit written
work for this course to Turnitin for text comparison.
- Students will have the opportunity to review their initial work
and correct any issues identified by Turnitin prior to submitting
their final work.
- Students will include the final Originality Report as a part of
the written work submission.
- Students are encouraged to discuss the Originality Report at any
time with their faculty member.
- Assignments submitted to Turnitin will be included as source
documents in Turnitin.com's restricted access database, solely for
the purpose of detecting text copying.
- All exams/quizzes/in-class assignments must be written on the date
specified at the time specified.
- For quizzes and in-class assignments: Any
student who has previously
self-identified as needing special accommodation
for in-class quizzes/activities must make arrangements
one class prior to the
- For exams: Any student who has previously
self-identified as needing special accommodation
for exams must make arrangements one week
prior to the exam.
You must submit your envelope to the professor one week in
advance of the exam date, otherwise it is assumed that you are writing
your exam at the normal date/time/location within the standard allotted time.
- If you are late for a quiz/assignment,
you will not be given extra time or a make-up.
- If an exam/quiz/in-class assignment is missed, the professor must
be notified either by phone or email 24 hours after the activity was
scheduled to occur.
- If missed for a valid reason, documented proof must be provided within
5 business days of the missed activity.
Valid reasons for missing an exam/quiz:
- Illness, medical emergency.
- Death in the family.
- If a student is aware of a medical situation or other
situation (e.g. court date) ahead of time, they must notify
the professor one week before the scheduled date. A make-up exam
will be arranged prior to the normal, scheduled exam
- If an exam is missed for a valid reason, the exam must
be made up within 24 to 48 hours of the missed exam (depending on
the reason for missing the exam).
- In a course with two or more exams, you must receive an overall
average of 50% on all exams in order to pass the course. This is
calculated as a weighted average.
The following procedures are for all exams in this course:
- The exam is written on paper. No laptops are allowed to be open or on the desks during the exam.
- The exam is closed-book. No textbooks, notes, reference sheets or other material are allowed on
the desks during the exam.
- Bring your own writing materials.
- No paper, notes, books, or calculators are allowed on the desk during the exam.
If scrap paper is required, it will be provided by your professor.
- If your professor gives you scrap paper, it MUST be returned with your exam.
- Failure to submit any scrap paper will result in a grade of 0.
- You are permitted the following things at your desk: writing materials, exam materials
provided by professor, one clear beverage/water bottle with no label.
- The professor/invigilator has the right to inspect any materials at your desk to ensure
no cheating is taking place.
- All phones/devices must be turned off during the exam (not just silenced
or on vibrate: they must be OFF).
You may not answer your phone or use any electronic device or use any
other means of communication with anyone other than the instructor and
invigilator during the exam.
- You will be required to leave all bags, backpacks, purses, phones, computers, tablets, jackets/coats,
hats, headphones/headsets, food/beverages, etc. at the front of the
room. This list is not exclusive: your professor may have you leave other items at the front
of the room. You may retrieve these items once you have submitted your exam.
- No conversation or any form of communication between students is permitted
in the examination room. The slightest sign of communication will result
in the confiscation of your exam, and you will be penalized with a breach
of Sheridan’s Academic Integrity Policy
- Students will not be permitted to wear baseball caps or hats.
Religious head coverings are an exception (baseball caps or other
hats may not substitute for one).
- You may not leave the room for any reason during the exam. You may only leave the room
after you have submitted your exam paper.
- If you have a medical problem that requires you to leave
the room frequently, you must provide medical documentation (i.e. doctor's
note) one week before the exam so that an escort can be arranged.
- If a student has a question they are to raise their hand and wait for a professor or invigilator to come to them
- If you have completed your exam early, raise your hand and indicate to
an instructor or invigilator that you are finished. Wait for them to
come to you and retrieve your exam. Do not leave your seat until your
exam has been collected.
- Once you have completed your exam and left the room, you are not permitted
- If you are late for the exam, you will only be allowed to write the exam if
no one else has completed the test and left the room. You will not be given extra time.
- There are no make-up exams.
- No cheating will be tolerated. This includes talking
during the exam, using notes/textbook/etc, looking
up answers on an electronic device or hard copy resource,
taking photos of exam pages, writing exam questions or
answers on anything other than the exam paper, etc.
See the Academic Integrity Breach Policy
for definitions and sanctions.
You have a few opportunities to earn bonus marks though throughout the term.
- Bonus marks cannot be used to bring the mark from fail to pass.
Bonus marks will not be added to a failing grade!
- Bonus marks will be applied only when you meet both of the following conditions:
- you achieve a weighted average of 50% or more on all
- your calculated grade is at least 60 percent
- Bonus marks will be applied only to decide whether or not the grade should be bumped up.