Academic Policies

The Collegiate

Academic Integrity

The University of Winnipeg Collegiate upholds principles of academic integrity, and seeks to ensure that students do not commit acts of academic misconduct. We strive to maintain an environment in which academic integrity is valued and is the basis for student learning.



A form of academic dishonesty in which students present another person’s work in whole or in part as their own original work.  This also applies to a student’s own prior work submitted for a separate reason.

When quoted or paraphrased excerpts are used in any work submitted for evaluation, sources must be acknowledged using the format specified by the instructor.

Work of another person can include, but is not limited to, essays, literary compositions and phrasing, oral presentations, performance compositions, art, diagrams, software, lab reports, research results, calculations, and material from such sources as CDs, DVDs, the internet, and other digital sources.

Acts of plagiarism may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Not giving recognition to the author for phrases, sentences, thoughts, or arguments incorporated into student work.
  • Not using quotation marks or referencing appropriately
  • Submitting the same work for evaluation to more than one course without the consent of each instructor to do so
  • Two or more students submitting identical or virtually identical work for evaluation when the work was intended to be completed individually


Cheating is an attempt to gain improper advantage in an academic evaluation.

Acts of cheating may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Copying another person’s answer
  • Communicating with others at a test/exam with the purpose of obtaining, exchanging, or imparting information related to the test
  • Consulting with unauthorized sources to obtain assistance, including, but not limited to, written, digital, and/or other aids not approved by the instructor
  • Obtaining a copy of the exam or test or questions from the exam or test before they are officially available
  • Purchasing exams, essays, or other assignments in whole or in part, and submitting these works for evaluation as one’s own


Consequences for academic misconduct may include loss of marks on an assignment/test/exam and/or loss of marks in a course. Repeated acts of academic misconduct may result in suspension and/or expulsion.

(Modified from the University of Winnipeg Academic Misconduct Policy 2015)


The Collegiate has a process in place for students’ appeals against a grade on an item of work (essays, projects, term tests, lab reports, term exams, final exams, etc.) as well as a final grade. Students must raise their concern about the grade within seven working days of notification of the grade. Students are advised to see a Dean for details on the Collegiate appeals policy.


Students are expected to attend every class except for medical or other valid reasons. Instructors take attendance in each class and submit attendance records to the Collegiate office at the end of each week. The Deans monitor attendance and intervene when problems arise. Normally, we do not call parents. I keeping with our philosophy of treating students as mature individuals, we always deal with the student first. Parents can help by regularly discussing school with their son or daughter and being attentive to evidence that the student is keeping up with regular homework.

Although we will rarely – if ever – contact parents directly about a student’s attendance, parents/guardians are welcome to contact us. We encourage parents and students to attend Meet the Faculty Nights scheduled three times throughout the school year.