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Dean's Notes


  1. A permitted or necessary change in mode of delivery may require adjustments to important aspects of course outlines, like class schedule and the number, nature, and weighting of assignments and/or exams.

  2. Students can find answers to frequently ask questions related to remote learning here: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/covid-19/remote-learning-faq.html 

  3. When it is necessary to cancel a class due to exceptional circumstances, every effort will be made to inform students via University of Winnipeg email or as specified by the instructor.

  4. Students have the responsibility to regularly check their University of Winnipeg e-mail addresses to ensure timely receipt of correspondence from the University and/or their course instructors

  5. Please note that withdrawing before the VW date does not necessarily result in a fee refund. The voluntary withdrawal date, without academic penalty 

    November 16, 2022 for Courses beginning September 2022 and ending December 2022

    February 14, 2023 for Courses begininning September 2022 and ending April 2023

    March 16, 2023 for Courses beginning January 2023 and ending April 2023

  6. Dates for the first day of class, last class, make-up classes and evaluation period are listed in the Academic Calendar [See https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/academics/calendar/docs/dates.pdf ]

  7. Regulations, Policies, and Academic Integrity. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Regulations and Policies found in the University Academic Calendar at https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/academics/calendar/docs/regulationsandpolicies.pdf. Particular attention should be given to subsections 8 (Student Discipline), 9 (Senate Appeals), and 10 (Grade Appeals). Please emphasize the importance of maintaining academic integrity and the potential consequences of engaging in plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct. Even unintentional plagiarism, as described in the UW Library video tutorial “Avoiding Plagiarism” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFdxRU9a8g), is a form of academic misconduct. Similarly, uploading essays and other assignments to essay vendor or trader sites (filesharing sites that are known providers of essays for use by others who submit them to instructors as their own work) is a form of misconduct, as it involves aiding and abetting plagiarism.

  8. Important information is outlined in the Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedures: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/policies/academic-misconduct-policy.pdf and https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/policies/academic-misconduct-procedures.pdf

  9. Respectful Learning Environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner on campus and in the learning environment irrespective of platform being used. Behaviour, communication, or acts that are inconsistent with a number of UW policies could be considered non- academic misconduct. See the Respectful Working and Learning Environment Policy (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/respect/respect-policy.html) and Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/policies/acceptable-use-of- information-technology-policy.pdf). More detailed information is outlined in the Non-Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedures (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/student-non- academic-misconduct-policy.pdf and https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/institutional-analysis/docs/student- non-academic-misconduct-procedures.pdf).

  10. Copyright and Intellectual Property. Course materials are the property of the instructor who developed them. Examples of such materials are course outlines, assignment descriptions, lecture notes, test questions, and presentation slides—irrespective of format. Students who upload these materials to filesharing sites, or in any other way share these materials with others outside the class without prior permission of the instructor/presenter, are in violation of copyright law and University policy. Students must also seek prior permission of the instructor/presenter before, for example, photographing, recording, or taking screenshots of slides, presentations, lectures, and notes on the board. Students found to be in violation of an instructor’s intellectual property rights could face serious consequences pursuant to the Academic Misconduct or Non-Academic Misconduct Policy; such consequences could possibly involve legal sanction under the Copyright Policy (https://copyright.uwinnipeg.ca/docs/copyright_policy_2017.pdf).

  11. Research Ethics. Students conducting research interviews, focus groups, surveys, or any other method of collecting data from any person, including a family member, must obtain research ethics approval before commencing data collection. Exceptions are research activities done in class as a learning exercise. For submission requirements and deadlines, see https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/research/ethics/index.html 

  12. Privacy. Students should be reminded of their rights in relation to the collecting of personal data by the University (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/privacy/admissions-privacy-notice.html), especially if Zoom is being used for remote teaching (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/privacy/zoom-privacy- notice.html) and testing/proctoring (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/privacy/zoom-test-and-exam- proctoring.html).

  13. Students may choose not to attend classes or write examinations on holydays of their religion, but they must notify their instructors at least two weeks in advance. Instructors will then provide opportunity for students to make up work or examinations without penalty. A list of religious holidays can be found in the 2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

  14. Students with documented disabilities, temporary or chronic medical conditions, requiring academic accommodations for tests/exams or during lectures/laboratories are encouraged to contact Accessibility Services (AS) at 204.786.9771 or https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/accessibility-services/ to discuss appropriate options. All information about a student’s disability or medical condition remains confidential.