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Academic Rights

Academic Rights

The UTSU has compiled a list of academic rights that you have as students:

1. You have the right to challenge racist, homophobic, ableist, sexist, Eurocentric or otherwise oppressive teaching methods and material.

2. You have the right to have reasonable access to your professors for consultation before and during a course.

3. You have the right to receive a course syllabus on the first day of class.

4. You have the right to refuse changes to a syllabus once a course has started.

5. You have the right to receive at least one significant mark before the last day that you can withdraw from a course.

6. You have the right to practice your faith without academic penalty and with reasonable accommodation from your professors.

7. You have the right to petition any mark for any test or assignment if you think that it was marked unfairly or incorrectly.

8. You have the right to hand in neatly handwritten essays.

9. You have the right to have no assignment worth 100 per cent of your final grade.

10. You have the right to refuse to use turnitin.com.

11. You have the right not to have any major term test worth more than 25 per cent in the last two weeks of a course.

12. You have the right to receive all of your assignments once graded.

13. You have the right to the privacy of your grades.

14. You have the right to retain intellectual property rights to your research.

You have the right to think critically, to fight racism, sexism, ageisim, ableism, oppression, ignorance, xenophobia, and hatred; to a safe campus; to challenge colonialism, backward pedagogy, and eurocentrism; to speak and have a voice; to the freedom of speech and all other freedoms and rights granted in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

You have the right to protest the infringement of your rights.

You have the right to an accessible education.

Your rights are enshrined in the university’s own Statement of Institutional Purpose, and we will defend them.

 

 

 

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