Policies & Regulations

Guidelines for Academic Conduct

A helpful guide to the expectations for ethical behaviour in the teaching-learning environment is the University of Saskatchewan’s Guidelines for Academic Conduct which was approved by University Council in June, 1999. These guidelines are an educational tool, intended to motivate the members of the University community to engage in thoughtful, ethical behaviour in all of their interactions in the learning environment. We encourage you to become familiar with these guidelines and to bring them to the attention of your students.

Protecting our students’ privacy

Under provincial legislation (The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) and the University’s data use policy, the University is bound to protect the right of all students to their privacy and to ensure the confidentiality of their student records. Information collected by the University is to be used only for the purposes for which it has been collected, and must not be released to others without the express written consent of the student except in certain limited circumstances which are set out in the The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Information such as whether or not a student is registered, their grades, student number, date of birth, membership in a designated equity group, address and telephone number, etc., are all considered to be private. These matters should not be discussed with or confirmed or released to others, including members of the student’s family, unless the student has given the University prior permission in writing to release the information, or if one of the exceptions outlined in The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act applies. Students can give third party authorization through the Request to Release Information form.

If you have any questions about privacy matters, particularly where a release of personal information to anyone other than the student in question is being considered, please contact the Access and Privacy Officer, 966-8596.

Confidentiality issues related to students with disabilities

Disclosure of a disability is the single most difficult issue concerning students with disabilities. Therefore, information relating to students with disabilities should be treated sensitively and confidentially. Disability-related details should only be discussed with those who have direct need of the information in order to provide the student with appropriate accommodation within his or her program of study. If you have questions or concerns regarding the provision of appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities, please call Disability Services for Students (966-7273) or speak to your Department Head or College Dean. For further information, please visit the Disability Services for Students website.