Graduate Advisor Newsletter - November 2021

CWRU Main Quad looking toward Adelbert Hall, autumn 2020

Welcome to the next edition of the School of Graduate Studies monthly newsletter to faculty advisors! Below you will find information on upcoming deadlines, academic policies, news, and more. Past newsletters will be archived on our website for you to review any time you wish.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please make sure your students are aware of important dates and deadlines. Some may require your review, approval, and signature.

  • Dec 3 - Last Day of Fall Classes
  • Dec 3 - Deadline for Full Term Withdrawal
  • Dec 7-15 - Final Exams 
  • Dec 10 - Deadline to Submit All Materials for Fall 2021 Graduation
  • Dec 17 - Final Grades Due to Registrar (11:00am EST)
  • Dec 24-Jan 3 - Winter Break (CWRU Closed)

Academic Policy Briefs

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to uphold standards of academic integrity. If faculty suspect a graduate student may have violated academic integrity standards (including but not limited to plagiarism, falsifying research results, cheating on exams, submitting duplicate work to fulfil assignments in more than one course, forging or altering University documents, etc), submit an Academic Integrity Violation Report with supporting evidence to Senior Associate Dean Lynmarie Hamel. Further action will be determined after the report is reviewed by Grad Studies.

New Students Registering for Spring Courses

If you have newly admitted students who will be starting in spring 2022, please encourage them to register for classes as soon as possible so they will be able to receive the most current COVID-19 policy updates and other important information from the University. New students must be in compliance with vaccine requirements by Friday, December 3 or two weeks after their admission date (whichever is later). This also applies to students who are readmitted, returning from a leave of absence, or have otherwise not yet been present on-campus.

Useful Information

Anti-Plagiarism Tools

Faculty can use iThenticate and Turnitin plagiarism detection software to ensure a student's work has been properly cited when writing their theses and dissertations. Faculty can also use iThenticate when preparing manuscripts for publication and submitting proposals for research funding. Both tools are freely available to the CWRU community; iThenticate can be downloaded at the University's Software Center and Turnitin can be enabled in Canvas. Students can also use these tools to check their own work.

University Resources

Please be aware of University resources you can share with your students as needed. We will highlight a few each month.