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Departmental Policies

Electronic Devices in the Classroom
The Department of Classics believes that maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration in the classroom is an important part of the pursuit of free intellectual enquiry. The use of electronic devices in the classroom can be disruptive to both the instructor and to other students, and thus we are introducing guidelines on their use. These guidelines will follow the procedure explained in Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct and are in force starting January 2011:
  1. Non-course related use of electronic devices (e.g. playing games, watching movies, social networking and texting), including smartphones, tablets and laptops, is regarded by the Department of Classics as disruptive pursuant to Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct. The use of these devices may be restricted at the discretion of the instructor;
  2. In some courses in CLST, LATN or GREK laptops may not be permitted. You will be told in class by your instructor if this is the case. If the use of laptops is permitted, please understand that their use is restricted to note-taking;
  3. The use of recording devices for lectures is not allowed unless you have requested and been given the express permission of the instructor of the course.
Special Arrangements - Tests and Exams

Computer-Assisted Exams and Tests

Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of its students.

Alternatives to traditional exams are available for persons requiring accommodation. Arrangements for exams can be made through the Student Wellness Services at the LaSalle Building, 146 Stuart Street, 613.533.6467.

You can reach the Exams Office at Gordon Hall, Room 110  |  613-533-2101  |

Please refer to the Exams Office webpage "Exam Accommodations" for more details, including procedures for computer-assisted exams and tests.

Exams and Tests Outside of the Regularly Scheduled Exam/Test Time

Tests and exams taken at any other time than regularly scheduled tests/exams may differ in content and/or composition.

Academic Integrity

The Department of Classics takes academic integrity seriously. Instructors will presume that all students enrolled in its courses have read Regulation 1 of the Academic Regulations in the Arts and Science Calendar on "Academic Integrity."

The Department of Classics views plagiarism as a very serious matter. The penalty for it may range from a mark of zero on the assignment or test in question, plus an additional mark penalty, to expulsion from the University. Please note that departures from the principles of academic integrity include such practices as submitting the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor(s) and the buying or selling of term papers or assignments and submitting them as one's own.

You should always identify the sources of ideas, words, and phrases that come from someone else. If you are in doubt, please ask your instructor.

To avoid plagiarism please ensure that you read and understand Regulation 1 of the Academic Regulations (above) and the statements on plagiarism from the Department of English and the Writing Centre.

Information from Internet sources is subject to the same rules and guidelines. Please be especially careful in your use of any information from these sources, as there are many websites that are unreliable and erroneous.

NB: Your instructors will assume that you have read all the documents mentioned on this page.

Student Code of Conduct
Students are expected to be familiar with Queen's Student Code of Conduct.