Academic integrity is fundamental to all scholarly activities, including the examination process. Queen's University adheres to the definition articulated by the Centre for Academic Integrity, namely, that academic integrity is made up of the five core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. Honesty appears in presenting one's own work and in acknowledging dependence on the words or ideas of another. Trust promotes belief in the value and meaning of an institution's scholarship and degrees. Fairness is embodied in clear standards, practices and procedures. Respect is shown by participating in academic activities to the best of one's abilities. Responsibility requires one to accept personal accountability for upholding academic integrity. This overview is adopted from the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. The Queen's University Policy on Academic Integrity is intended to supplement the policy on Academic Dishonesty presently found in University calendars and posted on the web at Academic Integrity @ Queen's.
Breaches of academic integrity are considered entirely unacceptable within the University community and the student who commits such an offence runs the risk of a range of sanctions including a failure in the course or a requirement to withdraw from the University.
The following are some examples of activities that are prohibited during an exam:
All breaches of academic integrity WILL BE REPORTED in writing by the Chief Proctor to the instructor of the course, the Dean of the relevant Faculty, and the Exams Office.
Failure to comply with the regulations listed above or with the instructions of an exam proctor may result in a written report by the Chief Proctor which will be distributed to the instructor of the course, the Dean of the relevant Faculty, and the Exams Office.
Exam Regulations Revised: 27 March 2006
Students writing an exam without a Queen's Student Photo ID card will be assessed a fine of $50.00 per exam.
Continuing Distance Studies students without a Queen’s Student Photo ID card may go to Gordon Hall, Room 125 during regular office hours to receive their card.
In April 2000, the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures, Sub-committee on Exams changed the procedure to identify students at exams. If a student does not have a Queen’s Student Photo ID Card at an exam, the following procedure will apply:
1. No articles such as textbooks, notes, books of tables, data sheets, graphs, paper, written material, calculators, etc., may be taken into the exam hall unless authorized by the instructor in writing at least 3 days before the exam.
2. Food, drinks (except water – see below), and recording or playback devices are not permitted in an exam hall.
a. Students may bring (transparent recommended) bottled water in to the examination hall.
3. The use of communication and electronic devices with memory and/or audio capabilities and/or web access is prohibited during an examination. All electronic devices must be turned off and placed underneath the candidate’s seat and must not be used for any reason.
4. Students should bring only essential items to the exam: student card, writing utensils, authorized aids for that exam.
5. Bulky / long and/or winter coats, handbags, purses, and book bags are not permitted in an exam hall. The University assumes no responsibility for personal property lost in or near any examination