Policies

Policies

Navigate to key policies relevant for learning and teaching, find the important student-related policies you may need to know about, and identify some of the HR policies that have specific; relevance for teaching staff.

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Policy central

The complete repository of all Macquarie policies can be found in Policy Central home page. The Policy Central also includes:

Learning and teaching policies

Key policies relevant for learning and teaching that you should know about.

Academic integrity policy

The Academic Integrity Policy establishes the University's Academic Integrity Principles and Values of Academic Integrity. It articulates the shared responsibility for academic integrity, defines academic activities and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable academic activities.

Read the Academic Integrity Values statement. There is an Academic Integrity Module for Students available via iLearn.

Acceptable use of information technology resources policy

This policy establishes the principles that underpin the University’s approach to protect its essential information technology (IT) interests without inhibiting the use of IT resources. It covers conditions of use, access, responsibilities, misuse, liability, monitoring and surveillance.

Assessment policy

The Assessment Policy establishes the principles that underpin the University’s approach to assessment. It includes specific information on grading, exams, moderation and unit guides.

Curriculum architecture policy and principles

The Curriculum Architecture Policy governs the design and structure of new academic courses and amendments to existing courses. It provides a consistent and coherent structure which supports the quality and integrity of the University’s academic courses and helps to ensure that students are provided with an exceptional academic experience.

Grade appeal policy

The Grade Appeal Policy establishes the University's expectations and requirements involved in a review of the final grade for a coursework unit of study. The procedure documents key roles and responsibilities associated with an appeal by a student against the grade they have been awarded.

Learning and teaching awards and grants policy

The Learning and teaching awards and grants policy establishes the University’s commitment to the provision of annual learning and teaching award and grant schemes. The procedure outlines responsibilities associated with funding, designing and administering these grant schemes.

Learning technologies policy

The Learning technologies policy establishes the principles that underpin the University’s approach to the use and management of learning technologies at Macquarie University.

Micro-credentials policy

The Micro-credentials policy sets out the principles and procedures for development, approval, delivery and quality assurance of the University’s micro-credentials.

Quality enhancement framework policy

The Quality enhancement framework policy establishes the University's approach to support continuous improvement in University outcomes, the effectiveness of its structures and activities, and the alignment of planning, resources and effort behind the achievement of University goals.

Room booking policy

The Room Booking Policy establishes how to book a facility and the priority order in which activities are booked.

Staff code of conduct

All staff are expected comply with the Staff Code of Conduct and to perform their duties and conduct the academic and business activities of the University with efficiency, fairness, impartiality, integrity, honesty and compassion. A number of the obligations and standards set out in this code are also found in legislation.

Student discipline rules and procedure

The Student Discipline Rules and Procedure set out the framework and procedure for making and dealing with allegations of misconduct by students.

Student experience surveying policy

The Student experience surveying policy establishes the University's approach to surveying to enable effective evaluation of the student experience whilst minimising survey demands on individual students.

Unit guide procedure

The Unit Guide Procedure establishes the steps and responsibilities involved in the development, approval, and publication of a unit guide.

Student policies

Familiarise yourself with these key policies that are relevant for staff interacting with students in a teaching or advising role. The full list of all Student policies can be found in the Student Policy Gateway.

Academic progression policy and procedure; and fitness to practice

The Academic Progression Policy and Procedure establish the principles and process that govern the academic progress of students towards the successful completion of their coursework award.

Satisfactory Academic Progression requires students to pass at least 51 per cent of the attempted load in the study period under consideration. Academic Progression is calculated at the end of Session 1 and Session 2.

The Fitness to Practice (FTP) Procedure establishes how the University will manage the progression of students enrolled in practical, clinical or professional (PCP) programs or units with embedded placements and/or registration, accreditation or other mandated requirements.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) policy and procedure

The Recognition of Prior Learning Policy establishes Macquarie University's approach for applying a consistent, equitable and transparent framework for Recognition of Prior Learning for the purposes of admission and/or credit transfer.

Release of student information policy and guideline

The Release of Student Information Policy establishes the circumstances in which information may be disclosed to students about their own records, and third parties about students.

The Guideline provides examples to staff and students about when student information may be released or accessed, and when it is not appropriate to do so.

Special consideration policy and procedure

The Special Consideration Policy and Procedure establish the principles that support students seeking to notify the University when they experience short-term, unexpected,serious and unavoidable circumstances, which affect their performance in assessment. It provides guidance about supporting evidence and outcomes.

Student code of conduct

The Student Code of Conduct provides Macquarie University students with notice of general conduct which is prohibited. Any misconduct may be subject to disciplinary action by the University under its student disciplinary rules.

Student discipline rules and procedure

The Student Discipline Rules and Procedure set out the framework and procedure for making and dealing with allegations of misconduct by students. Supporting appendices deal with p;handling and resolving different types of misconduct, such as Academic Misconduct and General Misconduct.

Student policy gateway

Policies relating directly to the student journey are found on Student Policy Gateway – a one-stop shop for all student policies concerning foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The policies cover enrolment, orientation and commencement, assessments, exams, results and progression, graduation and more.

Withdrawal and discontinuance (coursework) policy

This Withdrawal and Discontinuance (Coursework) Policy establishes the University's principles for student's seeking to withdraw from a coursework or honours unit; withdraw from a coursework unit without academic penalty and/or financial liability; discontinuing a course; and the relationship between withdrawing from a unit and discontinuing a course.

Withdrawal without penalty (coursework) procedure

The Withdrawal without Penalty (Coursework) Procedure establishes the steps to lodge and process an application to withdraw from a unit after the census date without academic and/or financial penalty due to serious and unavoidable disruption.

This Procedure should be read in conjunction with the associated Withdrawal and Discontinuance (Coursework) Policy.

HR policies

Understand these important HR policies that have relevance for your role in learning and teaching.

Academic promotion policy, procedure and criteria

The Academic Promotion Policy establishes the principles that underpin the University's approach to academic promotion to Levels B, C, D and E. The Procedure outlines the promotion process, including application requirements, promotion committees, assessment process, and roles and responsibilities associated with academic promotion. The Criteria Schedule outlines promotion criteria for each level.

Casual employment policy and procedure

The Casual Employment Policy establishes the University’s approach concerning employment of appropriately skilled and qualified casual staff. The Procedure outlines the steps and responsibilities associated with the recruitment, selection and appointment of casual staff.

Enterprise agreements

The Academic Staff and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreements are agreements between the University and staff about terms and conditions of employment.

The Enterprise Agreements cover a broad range of matters such as rates of pay, employment conditions, consultative mechanisms and dispute resolution procedures.

Outside studies program (OSP) policy

The Outside Studies Program Policy outlines how Macquarie University offers its Outside Studies Program (OSP) to academic staff. It is an opportunity to undertake a structured program of sustained scholarship, research and associated developmental activities outside the University.

Privacy policy

The Privacy Policy provides guidance on the University’s approach to its information handling practices and that of its controlled entities in relation to the information collected from its students, employees and others who interact with it.

Professional development and review (PDR) policy and procedure

The Performance Development and Review Policy establishes the University's requirements for defining, evaluating and developing the performance of academic and professional staff. The Procedure provides further information on the Performance Development and Review (PDR) steps for staff.

Staff code of conduct

All staff are expected comply with the Staff Code of Conduct and to perform their duties and conduct the academic and business activities of the University with efficiency, fairness, impartiality, integrity, honesty and compassion. A number of the obligations and standards set out in this Code are also found in legislation.

Questions? Contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching via pvclt@mq.edu.au

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