5.4 What is the difference between a Lesser Academic Offence and Major Offence?

 I've heard that not all cases of academic offences are dealt with in the same way. How do I know what will happen under different circumstances?

That's true. While all misconduct is serious, some offences are clearly more serious than others. The less serious problems are called Lesser Offences, while the others are called Major Offences.

A lesser offence is the first offence on an assignment worth 25% or less of the total course grade. A major offence is a repeated offence or a misconduct on an assignment worth over 25% of the total course grade or cheating on an exam.



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