Case Studies

Case studies

Non-academic incidentsAcademic incidents


Non-academic incidents

Case1

Incident A student was repeatedly disruptive in the Library.  When reprimanded by the staff, the student became angry, argumentative and verbally abusive.
Result Student prohibited from entering the Library for a prescribed period of time and an official warning issued to the student by the OSC.

Case 2

Incident Student accused of verbally assaulting and harassing another student. The two students did not know one another; the assault was based on ethnic differences.
Result The student was referred to meet with the Human Rights Advisor for a session on respect and diversity; additionally the student was issued a warning and placed on conduct probation.

Case 3

Incident A student was reported to the OSC for repeatedly disrupting a class and for behaving in a hostile and threatening manner to the instructor..
Result The student requested a panel hearing be called. Outcome of the hearing: That non-academic misconduct as defined in the Code had not occurred. No sanction.

Case 4

Incident A student was trafficking drugs on campus.
Result Student was suspended for a period of one year, notation of "Non-Academic Misconduct" was placed on their transcript for a period of three years and the student was required to perform 100 hours of community service.  After the prescribed one year, the student was required to provide documented proof of fulfilling the community service hours before considered for re-admission to Mount Royal.

Case 5

Incident Intoxicated student asked to leave the student lounge for causing a disturbance and inappropriate behaviour.  While being escorted from the premises the student assaults a staff member.
Result The student is suspended from MRU for a period of one year and a notation of non-academic misconduct is placed on their transcript for a period of two years.  The student is banned from the student lounge for five years.

Case 6

Incident A student frustrated with a decision made by their Dept Chairperson became verbally abusive to a staff member in the department office.
Result Warning issued by the OSC and the student required to apologize to staff member.

Case 7

Incident On several occasions a student confronts other students requesting cigarettes, money and discusses using and selling of narcotics. Other students are fearful to come to class and are afraid for their safety.
Result Campus Security concerned about the potential for incidents to escalate and a panel hearing is convened. The outcome of the hearing is the student’s dismissal from Mount Royal University for a period of three years. The dismissal is recorded on the student’s transcript for three years and the student is not eligible to return until documented completion of a behaviour management program is submitted to the OSC.


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Academic incidents

Case 1

Incident Student A copied and submitted Student B's assignment without Student B's knowledge.
Result 0% awarded in assignment and student required to re-submit a new assignment by assigned date or receive an F grade in the course.

Case 2

Incident Instructor witnessed a student copying from another student's paper during a final exam.
Result Both exams were confiscated and both students received 0% on the final exam.

Case 3

Incident During an exam a student excused him/herself to go to the restroom.  While in the restroom the student phoned a friend to ask for answers to the in-progress exam.  Another instructor in the restroom overheard the conversation and advised the invigilator of the exam.
Result The student received a 0% on the exam resulting in an F grade in the course.

Case 4

Incident Instructor discovers that a student has submitted an essay that has been purchased from the internet.
Result Student receives a 0% resulting in F grade in course.

Case 5

Incident Student submits assignment which has not been properly referenced.
Result Student was given permission to re-submit the paper and receive a reduced grade after they attended and provided confirmation of attendance at a session in the MRU Student Learning Services on how to correctly reference a paper.

Case 6

 

Incident On the same day student submitted two plagiarized assignments, for two separate courses, taught by the same instructor.
Result Student received an F grade in both courses. Student was required to provide confirmation of attendance at a session/s at Student Learning Services prior to registering for any further courses.

Case 7

Incident Student caught looking at another student's exam. this was the student's second reported academic incident.
Result Panel convened...The consensus of the Panel is that the student be awarded a grade of 'F' in the course and that a notation of 'Academic Misconduct' be placed on the student's transcript for a period of two years.

Case 8

Incident Student used ideas and wording from an on-line essay without giving proper acknowledgement or citing of the web site.
Result Student given a 0% for the paper. Student must attend and provide confirmation of attendance at session/s with Student Learning Services prior to registering for any further courses.

Case 9

Incident Student admitted to falsifying practicum hours in order to receive course credit and credential.
Result Student failed course due to falsification of practicum hours. Credential was rescinded. Student was then responsible for obtaining their own workplace employment, pay tuition and re-apply to graduate. Student was not allowed to attend the Convocation ceremony.

Case 10

Incident Student submitted a paper to be graded with lengthy sections of the paper cut and paste from a previously graded paper in another course.
Result Student given a 0% for the paper. Student must attend and provide confirmation of attendance at Student Learning Services prior to registering for any further courses.

Case 11

Incident Student submitted a paper to be graded with lengthy sections of the paper cut and pasted from the web with no references. This was the student's second incident of academic misconduct.
Result Because this was the student's second incident of Academic Misconduct, a panel was convened.  The Panel outcome was: an 'F' in the course, a two year notation of 'Academic Misconduct' on transcript and the student must provide proof of attendance and completion of a four to six hour workshop at Student Learning Services prior to registering for any further courses at MRU.