Student Advocacy

WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE & EXERCISE YOUR STUDENT RIGHTS

Find out more about rights, academic misconduct, and filing petitions or appeals

ACADEMIC RIGHTS

As students at UOIT, you have the right to:

  • Be provided with a course outline within one (1) week of the start of class. The course outline should also include:
    1. A list of required learning materials
    2. An outline of topics, learning outcomes and course objectives
    3. A breakdown of the grading scheme as well as a schedule for tests and assignments and
    4. The contact information of the professor, as well as any teaching assistants and/or laboratory instructors
  • Reasonable access to your professor before and during a course
  • Receive at least one (1) significant mark before the last day to withdraw from a course
  • Not have any test or exams worth more than fifteen percent (15%) in the last five (5) days of classes
  • Observe your faith without academic penalty and with reasonable accommodation
  • Opt out of turnitin.com
  • Privacy of your grades
  • Appeal an mark for any test or assignment if you think it was marked unfairly or incorrectly
  • Apply for a deferred exam when scheduled to write and complete three (3) exams within a twenty-four (24) hour period
  • Appeal an academic regulation or ruling
  • Be free from reprisal when making an appeal, even if it is denied
  • A fairly administered appeals process
  • An education free from any form of harassment and/or discrimination
  • Protest the infringement of your rights

APPEALS PROCESS

The Service Coordinator is there to help navigate students through the appeals process. Students can make an appointment with the Wellness and Support Coordinator by visiting here. Appeals are time sensitive, appeals must be submitted within 10 days of receiving the final mark in question or decision being appealed.

It is strongly suggested that before students consider submitting an appeal, they should try to informally resolve the issue with their professor first. An informal appeal can sometimes provide you with a better outcome without having to navigate the formal appeals process, and you do not have to wait until the release of final grades to try to resolve your situation.

Even if an informal solution is not possible, by taking these steps you are indicating that you are being proactive in approaching your appeal. By not taking these steps, your appeal may not be as strong. Remember to follow up on meetings, discussions and outcomes via email.Keep a paper trail and ensure that you are following up with your professor(s).

The full appeal process is detailed below as outlined in the 2019 –2020 Academic calendar.Please review the appeal process prior to your meeting with the Service Coordinator. Bring all relevant documents and information to your meeting.

Students can also request a meeting with their Academic Advisors, a list of available Advisors and contact information can be found here.

The following information is Ontario Tech Universities Appeal Process as set out in the 2019 –2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

View the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar here.

GRADE APPEAL

You have two options when filing a grade appeal,

1. Final Grade Reappraisal
A final grade reappraisal is a request to have course content re-marked. There is a charge of $30 for this appeal. You will need to submit the Final Grade Reappraisal Form. This form can be found in your MyCampus portal, under the OT Documents tab.

2. Final Grade Reconsideration
A final grade reconsideration is a request to have your grade reconsidered based on extenuating circumstances. All relevant supporting documentation must accompany the request, including a completed Medical Statement form, if applicable. If your appeal is based on a death, you must provide a copy of the newspaper notice, death certificate or documentation provided by the funeral director. You will also need to submit a Reconsideration Form, this form can be found in your MyCampus portal, under the OT Documents tab.

Final grade reappraisal or reconsideration forms and supporting documentation must be submitted within 10 working days of the release of your final grade.

You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal within 20 working days of submitting your request, dependent on the faculty involved.

Submit your completed form and supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar.

For graduate student appeal processes, please see the Graduate Academic Calendar or contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Contact

Jennifer Neitzel
Wellness, and Support Coordinator

Location
61 Charles Street, Oshawa, ON

Phone
905 721 2000 ext. 5632

Email
jennifer.neitzel@uoit.ca

Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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