Academic Bylaws, Policies & Procedures


Academic Bylaws, Policies & Procedures

Links to University webpages containing many of policies and bylaws most relevant to your work are listed below. In order to access the documents you need, please click the headings to access the relevant university webpages that host the most up-to-date versions.

Senate Bylaws

Specific to AAU Heads:

  • 5: AAU Heads - Heads of Departments and Directors of Schools

Academic Governance:

  • 20: Types and Terms of Appointments
  • 22: Committees and Procedures on Renewal, Tenure and Promotion
  • 23: Criteria for Renewal, Tenure and Promotion
  • 30: Election Procedures for Student Representation
  • 31: Academic Integrity
  • 32: Procedural Irregularities and Discrimination Regarding Academic Instruction, Evaluation and Appeals
  • 33: Student Rights and Freedoms
  • 54: Undergraduate Academic Evaluation Procedures
  • 55: Graduate Academic Evaluation Procedures

Setting Up Committees:

  • 1: Senate Membership and Election Procedures
  • 2: Senate Rules of Procedure
  • 3: Senate Standing Committees

Running Departments:

  • 40: Academic Administrative Units
  • 44: Departmentalized Faculty

Senate Policies (Academic Governance)

  • Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
  • Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer
  • Conduct of Exams and Tests
  • Conflict of Interest or Commitment
  • Course and Program Changes
  • Course Equivalency
  • Course Overload (Undergraduate)
  • Grading and Calculation of Averages
  • Letters of Permission
  • Medical Notes from Regulated Health Care Professionals
  • Plagiarism-Detection Software
  • Recording Lectures
  • Repetition of Courses
  • Role of Sabbaticants in University Governance
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) and Mandatory Administration of SET

Administrative Policies re: Student Misconduct

  • Procedures for Addressing Student Non-Academic Misconduct

If you have any questions regarding the above topics or a related matter, your first point of contact is Renée Wintermute, the University Secretary.

Relevant Provostial Policies and Guidelines:

  • Acceptable Use Policy (Information Technology)
  • Access to Student Records Policy
  • Course Buyout Policy
  • Intimate Personal Relations Policy
  • Use of Digital Learning Resources for Instructional and Assessment Purposes Policy
  • Internal Grants and Funding Programs (Research Grant in Lieu/Article R.7)
  • Sabbatical Process
  • UCAPT Process
  • Use of Digital Learning Resources for Instructional and Assessment Purposes Policy
  • Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding the Provostial Policies, specifically, your first point of contact is Iva Gentcheva, Senior Administrative Officer, Office of Provost and Vice-President, Academic.

Further Important Policy Documents

Collective Agreements

Finance Policies

Human Resources Policies

Research Ethics Policies

Research Finance Policies

Research Policies


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