Tagged Susan Barker

Appeals, excusals among topics at this week’s SLC

By Justin Schellenberg, January 18 2018 — The Jan. 16 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) included consultation on amendments to the school’s appeals structure, discussion of a proposal that would require students to make a statutory declaration rather than provide documentation when applying for excusals for medical reasons and a vote on the updated code…

National student engagement survey reveals mixed results

By Tina Shaygan and Ashar Memon, January 11 2018 — How engaged are University of Calgary students? Are they happy with how they interact with the school’s faculty? And how do their experiences change over the course of their degree? These are some of the questions the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) — conducted…

University of Calgary looks to combat emerging academic black markets

By Justin Schellenberg, November 8 2017 — University of Calgary teachers and administrators are starting to notice the emergence of an academic black market through contract cheating on campus. They’re now looking to tackle the issue. International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines contract cheating as “a form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work…

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