Program Policies

The following policies have been adopted by the School of Kinesiology and apply to all  programs offered by the School. Students are expected to be familiar with these policies and abide by them.

Code of Student Behaviour

Lakehead University is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty. Lakehead University has very strict policies regarding academic dishonesty, such as plagiarism and cheating. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect.  Please refer to the Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures located on the Lakehead University website (https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/policies/student-related/code...) for further information.

Program Specific Regulations

It is the responsibility of each student registering at Lakehead University to be familiar with the specific requirements of the degree, diploma, or certificate which he/she seeks.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that the courses selected at registration satisfy the program requirements of the degree sought. Academic advice and counselling for all who need assistance are freely available.

It is also understood that every student, by the act of registering, agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the University.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the General Information outlined in the Academic Calendar as well as the information pertaining to the faculty or school in which he/she is enrolled.

For further information see this link.

Mutual Expectations

In order to promote a collegial and stimulating learning environment, it is important that students and course instructors abide by a mutual code of courtesy and respect.

Instructor’s expectations of the students:

  • Students are asked to be respectful to the instructor, the TAs, and their fellow class-mates during both class and laboratory sessions.
  • Students must come prepared and on-time for lectures and laboratories (i.e., having completed required readings, wearing proper attire, etc.)
  • Students must pay attention and are expected to be active participants in all lecture and laboratory sessions.
  • Cell phones must be turned off and put away upon entering the classroom or laboratory (unless an arrangement has been made with the Instructor or TA ahead of time).
  • Personal computer use is welcome during class time as long as it is related to the course. The volume must be muted.
  • In the event that students must either arrive late or leave early, every effort should be made to minimize disruption when entering or leaving the classroom.
  • Students are prohibited from making audio or video recordings of lectures or taking pictures of lecture material.

Students’ expectations of the Instructor:

  • Instructors will come prepared and on-time for lectures and laboratories.
  • Questions, discussions, and constructive comments pertaining to class material will be encouraged and are always welcome.
  • Instructors will be approachable. If a student is having problems with any aspect of the course, Instructors will be available during office hours or by appointment as indicated on the course outline.
  • Instructors will respond to student emails in a timely manner.
  • Instructors will return graded material or provide feedback in a timely manner.

APA Formatting

The School of Kinesiology follows the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (more commonly known as APA) as the standard method of formatting for all submitted work, unless otherwise stated by an Instructor.  Students should refer to the course material (course outline, assignment instructions, D2L, etc.) for specific instructions and guidance to ensure that documents are formatted properly.

Examinations

All examinations must be written on the scheduled day and time as noted on the course outline or on the final exam schedule. Students who miss exams without a valid reason will receive a mark of “0” for that exam.

When a student knows in advance that he/she will miss an exam, or in the case of a missed exam due to unexpected reasons, the Instructor must be notified as soon as possible.  Following a review of the circumstances, alternative arrangements may be considered by the Instructor if the reason is determined to be valid. 

All electronic communication devices (e.g., laptop computers, cell phones, etc.) are strictly prohibited during examinations unless previously approved by the Instructor. Any student found using any type of electronic communication device during an exam will receive a mark of “0” on the exam.

Email Communication

All email communication from the School of Kinesiology and from course Instructors will be sent to students’ email addresses provided by Lakehead University (i.e., your “userid@lakeheadu.ca” email address). Students are expected to check their email frequently to make sure that they stay up to date with course news, School information, and events. All School of Kinesiology Instructors and administrative personnel may be contacted by email at “firstname.lastname@lakeheadu.ca.”  Additional information on email communication may be provided by course Instructors.