AUSU Update!

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IMPORTANT DATES
– Dec 13: AUSU Council Meeting
– Dec 15: January degree requirements deadline
– Dec 25 ? Jan 3: Holiday Closure (AUSU and AU)
– Jan 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Feb 1
– Jan 10: AUSU Council Meeting
– Jan 13: February degree requirements deadline

Don’t Do It!

One of the hot topics at AU and across post-secondary institutions recently is plagiarism and cheating. Almost every AU committee agenda, or meeting with AU executive in the recent months has at least touched on this subject. The instances of plagiarism and cheating are growing. Students are being charged with academic misconduct more than ever, and are left facing serious consequences, including lengthy suspensions.

Sadly, many students do not even realize that what they are doing is cheating or plagiarism. There is a rise in the use of website such as Course Hero and Answer.com where students are uploading their work. This is against the University’s policies, and can lead to severe Academic Misconduct charges.

Be informed ? check out our December Executive Blog here to find out what to do and what not to do!

You can also check out AU’s Write Site for more tips or assistance from a Write Site Coordinator, or AU’s Library Services for assistance with appropriate citing of sources.

Book Your Exams Early!

The Athabasca University will be closed for the winter holiday from December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017, inclusive. This includes the Calgary and Edmonton exam centers.

Students who submit exam requests prior to December 24 for courses with a contract end date of December 31 are allowed until January 15, 2017 to write their exams without being charged the ?Late Exam fee?. Any exam requests received after December 24 for courses with a December 31 end date will be processed as a Late Examination Request with a fee.

This additional time does not apply to other course work, which must be completed on or before the December 31 contract end date.

Make note, exams at the Calgary and Edmonton sites must still be requested 10 days in advance of your contract end date, so for courses with a December 31 end date, the exams must be requested by December 21.

For more information, contact AU or review the AU exam policy online here.

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