What Sanctions (Penalties) are Available to the Panel?

For a comprehensive list of sanctions available to the University Tribunal/Powers of the University of Toronto, please see Section C.ii.(b) of the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. Also, for information on the types of sanctions that the University will be seeking, see Appendix "C" of the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters for the Provost's Guidelines on Sanctions, Offences and Suggested Penalties for Students.



C.ii.(b) TRIBUNAL SANCTIONS

1. One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed by the Tribunal upon the conviction of any student:

(a) REPRIMAND

Oral and/or written reprimand;

(b) REPRIMAND and RESUBMISSION OF WORK

Oral and/or written reprimand and, with the permission of the instructor, the resubmission of the piece of academic work in respect of which the offence was committed, for evaluation. Such a sanction shall be imposed only for minor offences and where the student has committed no previous offence;

(c) GRADE of “ZERO” for PIECE of ACADEMIC WORK

Assignment of a grade of zero or a failure for the piece of academic work in respect of which the offence was committed;

(d) GRADE REDUCTION

Assignment of a penalty in the form of a reduction of the final grade in the course in respect of which the offence was committed;

(e) DENIAL of PRIVILEGES

Denial of privileges to use any facility of the University, including library and computer facilities [and deactivation of one’s University of Toronto email account];

(f) MONETARY FINE

A monetary fine to cover the costs of replacing damaged property or misused supplies in respect of which the offence was committed;

(g) GRADE of “ZERO” for ENTIRE COURSE(S)

Assignment of a grade of zero or a failure for any completed or uncompleted course or courses in respect of which any offence was committed;

(h) SUSPENSION

Suspension from attendance in a course or courses, a program, an academic unit or division, or the University for such a period of time up to five years as may be determined by the Tribunal. Where a student has not completed a course or courses in respect of which an offence has not been committed, withdrawal from the course or courses without academic penalty shall be allowed;

(i) EXPULSION

Recommendation of expulsion from the University. The Tribunal has power only to recommend that such a penalty be imposed. In any such case, the recommendation shall be made by the Tribunal to the President for a recommendation by him or her to the Governing Council. Expulsion shall mean that the student shall be denied any further registration at the University in any program, and his or her academic record and transcript shall record this sanction permanently. Where a student has not completed a course or courses in respect of which an offence has not been committed, withdrawal from the course or courses without academic penalty shall be allowed. If a recommendation for expulsion is not adopted, the Governing Council shall have the power to impose such lesser penalty as it sees fit;

(j) CANCELLATION of DEGREE

(i) Recommendation to the Governing Council for cancellation, recall or suspension of one or more degrees, diplomas or certificates obtained by any graduate; or

(ii) Cancellation of academic standing or academic credits obtained by any former student who, while enrolled, committed any offence which if detected before the granting of the degree, diploma, certificate, standing or credits would, in the judgement of the Tribunal, have resulted in a conviction and the application of a sanction sufficiently severe that the degree, diploma, certificate, standing, credits or marks would not have been granted.


2.
RECORDED SANCTION

The hearing panel shall have the power to order that any sanction imposed by the Tribunal be recorded on the Student’s academic record and transcript for such length of time as the panel considers appropriate.

3. PUBLICATION of DECISION and SANCTION

The Tribunal may, if it considers it appropriate, report any case to the Provost who may publish a notice of the decision of the Tribunal and the sanction(s) imposed in the University newspapers, with the name of the Student withheld.