3. Student Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty of Education

3. Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students in the Master of Education Program are expected to reach a master's level of scholarship during their time of study. This requires a certain degree of ability, initiative, and receptivity, along with other responsibilities that are accompanied by certain rights.

3.1 Student Responsibilities

Since registration permits access to libraries and certain other academic facilities, it also implies a commitment on the part of each graduate student to use such facilities in accordance with applicable rules (i.e., return library resources when due or when recalled).
Become knowledgeable of university and faculty requirements and procedures by thoroughly reading the Graduate Calendar, Web Registration Guide, and the Master of Education Program Guide. NOTE: The Graduate Calendar and the Web Registration Guide is not available in paper format. Students MUST refer to the web at the following addresses:

Calendar - http://www.brocku.ca/webcal/2013/graduate/
Web Guide - www.brocku.ca/registrar/guides/grad/med_procedures.php

Conform to university and faculty requirements and procedures with regard to registration and graduation requirements, and to MRP or thesis style and standards.
Give serious consideration to and respond to the advice and constructive criticism received from faculty for course work.
In cooperation with the MRP/thesis advisor, develop and adhere to a timetable for completion of all stages of the work.
Meet regularly with the advisor to review progress and interact with other faculty as appropriate.
In cases where the MRP/thesis research is a component of the advisor's research, recognize that the responsibility for utilization and publication of data is held jointly by the advisor and the student. In such cases, the student should make available to the advisor draft papers and a copy of raw data prior to submission for publication.
Conform to basic principles of academic integrity and professionalism in the development of a mature and objective relationship with faculty, advisor, committee members, and other scholars.
Collaboration or cooperation, which are permissible. University regulations on plagiarism
Avoid plagiarism in all assignments, examinations, and exit-requirement documents. Plagiarism is defined as presenting work done (in whole or in part, published or unpublished) by someone else as if it were one's own. It is separate and distinct from can be found in the Graduate Calendar, Academic Misconduct section.

3.2 Student Rights

Senate recognizes that, balanced with academic freedom for faculty, are certain rights for students. In their university careers, students have the right to expect that faculty will:

Discharge their instructional responsibilities with academic integrity;
Refrain from differential treatment of individual students on the basis of their actual or presumed membership in, or association with, some class or group of persons;
Avoid language and behaviour which in any way demonstrates acceptance of prejudicial stereotyping (e.g., among other things, sexist, racist and ageist language);
Evaluate student academic performance in a fair and reasonable manner, and by means of appropriate academic criteria;
Foster a free exchange of ideas between themselves and their students and allow students the freedom to take legitimate exception to the data, views, or methods presented; and
Comply with current University and/or departmental policies regarding student access to final examination scripts, student discipline (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations), grade appeals, and University policy regarding sexual harassment.

3.3 Students with DisABILITIES

Students with disabilities should have access to academic programs without discrimination because of their disability. Faculty have the responsibility to help make their courses accessible. Students have the responsibility of initiating a request for accomodations and modifications. Accomodations and modifications may be granted after students have identified themselves as having a disability and appropriate accodations or modifications have been recommended by the Coordinator of Services for Students with DisABILITIES.

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