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Navigating Academic Policies, Procedures, and Services

We recognize that it can be difficult for students to know which procedure to follow and when. We have compiled a list of FAQs to hopefully help in the process.

Please also be aware that the FAQs listed are to do with Academic questions and concerns. If you have experienced any form of discrimination, sexual violence, harassment, and/or inequality in your academic environment or elsewhere at Algoma University or an Academic University sanctioned event, by any member of the Algoma University community, please see the Policies and Procedures page for policies and guidance, and please reach out to Student Success for support.

 

STUDENT FAQS

Download the Request to the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Petitions (PDF), and fill it out with the help of your Academic Success Advisor, if needed. Submit this form, along with medical documentation, to regoffice@algomau.ca.

Follow the steps in the Grade Appeals policy (PDF).

Stage 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns with evidence.

Stage 2: If not resolved at stage 1, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Stage 3: If not resolved at stage 2, write a formal appeal letter to the Academic Dean. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will then reach out to you to arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean and your professor.

Stage 4: If not resolved at stage 3, the Academic Dean will provide the Appeals Committee with your case. The Appeals Committee will inform you of their decision, which is final. 

The Informal Appeal Process can be resolved relatively quickly (2-5 weeks). The Formal Appeal Process takes longer: approximately 2-3 months. 

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.

If you do not know what plagiarism is, please book an appointment with the Writing Lab. You can do so by visiting the Academic Support Corner webpage and clicking on ‘Book an Appointment Here‘. The Writing Lab instructor will help you to understand Academic Dishonesty, and how to avoid it with proper citations and referencing.

Follow the steps in the Disciplinary Regulations on Academic Dishonesty (PDF) document.

Stage 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns with evidence.

Stage 2: If not resolved at stage 1, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Stage 3: If not resolved at stage 2, write a formal appeal letter to the Academic Dean. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will then reach out to you to arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean and your professor.

Stage 4: If not resolved at stage 3, the Academic Dean will provide the Appeals Committee with your case. The Appeals Committee will inform you of their decision, which is final. 

The Informal Appeal Process can be resolved relatively quickly (2-5 weeks). The Formal Appeal Process takes longer: approximately 2-3 months. 

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.

Please review the Academic Conduct Complaints Policy (PDF)

Step 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns if possible

Step 2: If not resolved at step 1, arrange a meeting with the Department Chair. Provide the Department Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Department Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 3: If not resolved at step 2, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. Provide the Faculty Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 4: If not resolved at step 3, arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean. Provide the Academic Dean with a signed, written complaint. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will meet with you and your professor separately or together, as deemed appropriate/comfortable.

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.

Please review the Academic Conduct Complaints Policy (PDF)

Step 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns if possible

Step 2: If not resolved at step 1, arrange a meeting with the Department Chair. Provide the Department Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Department Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 3: If not resolved at step 2, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. Provide the Faculty Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 4: If not resolved at step 3, arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean. Provide the Academic Dean with a signed, written complaint. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will meet with you and your professor separately or together, as deemed appropriate/comfortable.

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.

Please review the Academic Conduct Complaints Policy (PDF)

Step 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns if possible

Step 2: If not resolved at step 1, arrange a meeting with the Department Chair. Provide the Department Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Department Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 3: If not resolved at step 2, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. Provide the Faculty Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 4: If not resolved at step 3, arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean. Provide the Academic Dean with a signed, written complaint. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will meet with you and your professor separately or together, as deemed appropriate/comfortable.

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.

Please review the Academic Conduct Complaints Policy (PDF)

Step 1: Speak with your professor about your concerns if possible

Step 2: If not resolved at step 1, arrange a meeting with the Department Chair. Provide the Department Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Department Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 3: If not resolved at step 2, arrange a meeting with the Faculty Chair. Provide the Faculty Chair with a signed, written complaint. If you are unsure who the appropriate Faculty Chair is, please email dean@algomau.ca.

Step 4: If not resolved at step 3, arrange a meeting with the Academic Dean. Provide the Academic Dean with a signed, written complaint. Send this letter to dean@algomau.ca. The Office of the Academic Dean will meet with you and your professor separately or together, as deemed appropriate/comfortable.

*You may bring a person of support with you; please see the policy for guidance.