The information below is summarized to enable you to quickly find key policies, processes, and guidelines, but we recommend that you always refer to your academic calendar for more comprehensive information about academic policies, petitions, and appeals.
The University of Toronto has several policies, which apply to all students. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they are familiar with these policies and guidelines.
Those which are of particular importance to students are:
- Academic Records, Guidelines Concerning Access to Official
- Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
- Code of Student Conduct
- University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy
- Official Correspondence with Students, Policy on
- Professional Practice Behaviour for Health Professional Students
- Accommodation for Religious Observances
All University policies can be found at: Governing Council Policies
Student Disclosure Process
If you are a student who has witnessed or experienced harassment, discrimination or harmful unprofessionalism, you can use Bloomberg Nursing’s disclosure protocol and submit an entry on the confidential Event Disclosure Form (EDF) or contact the Faculty’s designated intake officer – Kristen Reichold, Director of the Dean’s Office: email@example.com
Petitions and Academic Appeals
BScN Petition to the Committee on Standing
As an undergraduate student, you may petition the Committee on Standing for substantive or procedural academic matters, including grades, evaluation of comprehensive examinations and other program requirements; decisions about your continuation in the program; or about any other decision involving the application of academic regulations and requirements.
You can find detailed information about how to file a petition, and the petition process, in the Undergraduate Calendar. Please note that you must file a petition within eight weeks of the date of the decision being appealed, for your petition to be considered by the Committee on Standing.
BScN Academic Appeal
If you submitted a petition to the Committee on Standing (CoS) and you would like to appeal the decision made by the Committee, you may initiate an academic appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee. You can find detailed information about the grounds for an appeal, how to file an appeal, and the appeal process in the Undergraduate Calendar. Please note that within the Faculty, the final decision on an appeal rests with the Academic Appeals Committee.
As a graduate student, you may dispute substantive or procedural academic matters, including grades, evaluation of comprehensive examinations and other program requirements, decisions about your continuation in your program, or any other decision with respect to the application of academic regulations and requirements. Your first step is to attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor or other person whose ruling is in question. Should the matter not be resolved, and should you wish to pursue filing an appeal, you must discuss the matter with the appropriate Program Director (MN & PMNP: Associate Professor Shan Mohammed; Doctoral Programs: Professor Kim Widger). The Program Director will discuss the matter and provide information about the appeal process.
After discussing the matter with your Program Director, you can file an appeal by submitting the notice of appeal form to the Chair of the Graduate Department Academic Appeals Committee – Professor Kelly Metcalfe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that you must file an appeal within eight weeks of the date of the decision being appealed.
Exception: Appeals related to failure of a doctoral final oral examination or related to termination of registration in a program should be made directly to the SGS Graduate Academic Appeals Board (GAAB)
Further information about the Appeals process for graduate students can be found on the SGS Website.