Departmental Policies

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.

Computer-Assisted Exams and Tests

Should a student require special accommodation in the form of computer-assisted exams or tests:

For December final exams (half-year courses) and mid-year tests (full-year courses) and April final exams the accommodations are automatically made for the student for all exams scheduled through the Registrar. (Centrally administered or private exams)
For midterm tests, the Registrar will accommodate the students (indicated by Disability services) if the following procedure is followed:
Computer midterm accommodation procedure:

  1. The student must fill out a "Student request form" (see below) at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled exam
  2. The exams office will check the students' documentation and if they qualify for a computer accommodation then the instructor will be sent an "Instructor Information Form" that will ask for the date, time and duration of the exam and any particulars. (Aids allowed, contact info, etc.)
  3. When the instructor information form is received back by the Exams Office, we will send the student a "Student Notification Form" with the details of the exam. All computer accommodation exams will be scheduled in Gordon Hall Rm. 400.
  4. The Exams Office must receive a copy of the exam paper from the instructor at least 3 working days prior to the scheduled exam in order for the exam to be accommodated by the Registrar.

This procedure must be followed otherwise the Office of the Registrar cannot accommodate the student. The time frame that this service is provided is over the midterm period from mid-October to the first week of November in the fall term and in February and March of the winter term.

The time frame that this service is provided is over the midterm period from mid-October to the first week of November in the fall term and in February and March of the winter term.

Computer Assisted Exam and Test Request Form For Students (24KB)

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.

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 Academic Integrity from the Department of English and on plagiarism from 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 have read all the documents mentioned on this page.

Students are expected to be familiar with Queen's' Student Code of Conduct. Please refer to the link below.

Student Code of Conduct