New or Amended Policy Documents

New or Amended Policy Documents

SUMMARY

This webpage lists policy documents that are NEW (including those that have been fully reviewed or undergone major change) or recently AMENDED.

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NEW

The following policy documents have recently been approved / are new:

Name
Type
Date Approved
Date of Commencement

Admission to Coursework Programs

Schedule 1: Academic GPA and English Language Requirements for Postgraduate Programs24 July 2018For offers commencing from 2019

Accounting Policies

Policy3 December 20183 December 2018

Naming Recognition

Policy3 December 20183 December 2018

Staff Volunteering Leave

Procedure14 November 201814 November 2018

Curriculum Architecture

MQ Model: Vertical Double Degrees Curriculum Architecture Principles23 October 201823 October 2018

Animal use for Scientific Purposes

Policy20 September 201820 September 2018

Health and Safety

Policy29 August 201829 August 2018

Curriculum Architecture

Policy

MQ Model: Undergraduate Curriculum Architecture Principles

MQ Model: Postgraduate Curriculum Architecture Principles

MQ Model: Micro-credentials Curriculum Architecture Principles

24 July 2018

For Academic Courses delivered from 1 January 2020

Flexible Work

Policy / Procedure

4 July 2018

10 July 2018

Attendance – Macquarie University International College

Policy / Procedure

25 June 2018

25 June 2018

Academic Progression

Schedule 3: Practical, Clinical and Professional Programs with Fitness to Practice Requirements19 June 201819 June 2018

Pro-Chancellor

Policy14 June 201814 June 2018

Controlled Entities

Policy14 June 201814 June 2018

English Language Centre (ELC):

Attendance Policy and Procedure

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Monitoring Student Progress Policy and Intervention Strategy

Refund Policy

Student Cancellations Policy

Student Deferral Policy

Transfer and Release for International Students Policy

9 June 20184 June 2018

University Events

Policy / University Strategic Events Procedure / Annual Events Schedule5 June 20185 June 2018

Unit Guide

Procedure

Schedule 6 Unit Guide Requirements

29 May 2018For Units with a teaching start date of 30 July 2018 or later

Fitness to Practice (FTP)

Procedure29 May 2018With effect from 30 July 2018

Higher Degree Research Supervision

Policy / Procedure29 May 201829 May 2018

AMENDED

The following policy documents have recently been amended:

Name
Type
Date Amended
Amendment

Final Examination

Procedure12 Dec 2018
Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Procedure for Assessing Recognition of Prior Learning Applications12 Dec 2018
Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure.

Academic Integrity

Schedule 1: Shared Responsibility for Academic Integrity12 Dec 2018Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure.

Grade Appeal

Policy / Procedure12 Dec 2018Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure.

PAL/PASS – Peer Assisted Learning and Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Policy / Procedure12 Dec 2018Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure.

Unit Guide

Procedure11 Dec 2018Update to MUIC staff position titles following management restructure, including within Procedure Flowchart.

Academic Appeals

Policy / Procedure11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Admission of Domestic Applicants to Coursework Programs

Procedure11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Attendance - MUIC

Policy / Procedure11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public

Appendix 1 / Appendix 2a11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

International Fee Refund

Policy11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Progression for Programs delivered by MUIC

Policy / Procedure11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Update to MUIC staff position titles, including Contact Officer and Implementation Officer, following management restructure.

Student Discipline Procedure

Appendix 1 / Appendix 211 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Transfer and Release for International Students

Policy11 Dec 2018Amendments to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

MQ Model: Undergraduate Curriculum Architecture

Principles7 Dec 2018Revised MQ Model: Undergraduate Curriculum Architecture Principles uploaded per amendment to Principles 19, 21 & 27 approved by Academic Senate 23 October 2018, and clause 27.4 approved by Chair of Academic Senate (Executive Action) 7 December 2018.

Fitness to Practice

Procedure29 Nov 2018Minor amendment under ‘Information Requirements’ section to reference roles of Academic Program Director, Faculty Board and Curriculum and Planning, Student Administration.

Withdrawal without Penalty (Coursework)

Procedure27 Nov 2018Amendment to timeframe concerning submission of appeals to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) from 14 days to 28 days in alignment with the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003 provisions.

Award of Emeritus Professor

Policy15 Nov 2018Inclusion of Implementation Officer (Chair of Academic Senate) and updated Approval Authority (Council).

International Fee Refund

Policy14 Nov 2018Amendments to include Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA).

Academic Progression

Policy / Procedure5 Nov 2018Amendments to Policy / Procedure approved by Academic Senate, including removal of Session 3 from the calculation of academic standing, effective Session 3, 2018, and associated provisions concerning students enrolling/enrolled in Session 3.

Assessment: Final Examination Requirements

Schedule 45 Nov 2018

Inclusion of exemption from requirement to publish final examination papers for BIOL108 Human Biology for a three (3) year period, per Academic Senate meeting of 23 October 2018 (Resolution 18/93).

Withdrawal and Discontinuance (Coursework)

Withdrawal without Penalty (Coursework)

Policy

Procedure

31 Oct 2018

Minor amendments to Key Related Documents, URLs updated.

Minor amendments to Key Related Documents, URLs updated. Amendment to ‘Application for Withdrawal Without Financial Penalty’ section to note assessment by Commonwealth Loans Scheme Officer under points 4 and 5.

Higher Degree Research Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination

HDR Procedure

MRes Procedure

Schedule 3 - HDR Thesis examination criteria

Schedule 4 - HDR Thesis re-examination

30 Oct 2018

Update to HDR Procedure to reduce the number of nominated examiners required for a PhD thesis from six (6) to five (5) to align with current practice, and regarding non-submission of a corrected thesis.

Update to MRes Procedure to reflect current practice that candidates who do not submit their thesis by the EWS date are penalised by one percentage point per calendar date until the thesis is submitted, and regarding non-submission of a corrected thesis.

Update to Schedules 3 & 4 to clarify process for determining the final grade for a Master of Research Thesis after revision and re-examination.

Amendments approved by Academic Senate (Res No: 18/96).

Fitness to Practice

Procedure28 Sept 2018Minor amendment to update Fitness to Practice Guidance Document to version 3.

Academic Progression

Policy / Procedure27 Sept 2018

Minor amendments:

To Policy under Part A: Academic Progression Requirements, noting that that “incomplete grades (I only) that have not been finalised by Census Date of the following study period will be changed to ‘Fail’".

To Procedure under section on Academic Progression Levels to note process for handling a change of grade after Census Date.

Academic Progression

Policy / Procedure26 Sept 2018Minor amendment to Policy / Procedure Purpose noting students may have their progression additionally governed by the General Coursework Rules and the Fitness to Practice Procedure. These provisions take precedence over a student’s Academic Standing.

Curriculum Architecture

Policy4 Sept 2018Academic Senate (Res 18/77) approve amendment to section 5.3.2 Capstone Requirements to specify “that all capstone units will have a breadth/maturity prerequisite of at least 60 credit points at 2000 level or above.”

Assessment

Schedule 4: Final Examination Requirements4 Sept 2018Academic Senate (Res 18/80) approve exemption from requirement to publish final examination papers for SPHL299 Speech Acoustics.

Entertainment

Policy3 Sept 2018Minor amendment under the 'Limits on Expenditure' heading to reference the Australian Taxation Office Reasonable Travel Allowances webpage.

Grade Appeal

Policy / Procedure24 Aug 2018
Minor amendment to update reference in grounds from Unit Guide Policy to Assessment Policy Schedule 6 Unit Guide Requirements and/or the Unit Guide Procedure.

Travel

Policy / Guideline16 Aug 2018Amendment to requirements concerning travel to Restricted Areas: Travellers required to review the International SOS website (previous requirement was to review DFAT (Smartraveller) website) and obtain approval for travel to restricted areas – i.e. locations with a “high” or “extreme” medical or travel risk rating.

Insurable Risk

Guideline16 Aug 2018Amendment to requirements concerning travel to Restricted Areas: Travellers required to review the International SOS website (previous requirement was to review DFAT (Smartraveller) website) and obtain approval for travel to restricted areas – i.e. locations with a “high” or “extreme” medical or travel risk rating.

Delegations of Authority

Register9 Aug 2018Upload of amended Appendix 2 Delegations of Authority Register (v2.4 - 9 March 2018).

Fitness to Practice

Procedure

8 August 2018

Minor amendments to include reference to Fitness to Practice Guidance Document and revised definition of PCP Program.

Academic Progression

Schedule 38 August 2018Minor amendments to Section 2 wording to reference “embedded placements and/or registration, accreditation or other mandated requirements."

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Schedule of Minimum Requirements at Macquarie7 August 2018ACQC approved amendment to RPL exceptions to note addition of exception for BPsych(Hons) (Res No 18/130).

Student Discipline

Procedure30 July 2018
Updated definition of “Serious Misconduct”.

Academic Appeals

Policy / Procedure24 July 2018Academic Senate (Res 18/66) approve amendments to include ‘procedural irregularities in the outcome of grade appeals’ within the Scope of the Policy / Procedure.

Grade Appeal

Policy / Procedure24 July 2018Academic Senate (Res 18/66) approve amendments to include reference to Academic Appeals Policy.

Complaint Management for Students and Members of the Public

Procedure

20 July 2018Updated references for DVC (A) and Registrar to Registrar.

Unit Guide

Procedure17 July 2018Minor amendment to add 'or nominee' for certain responsibilities of the Head of Department, Program Director or Program Manager (MUIC).

Pro-Chancellor

Policy5 July 2018Minor amendment to clarify that Pro-Chancellor will have provision for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the duties of a Pro-Chancellor.

Fitness to Practice

Procedure5 July 2018Minor amendment to information under ‘Admission’ section to remove reference to obsolete ‘readmission’ terminology and note how an excluded student may apply for entry as a new applicant for a different program for which they meet the entry requirements. Reference to ‘Fitness to Practice Guidance Document’ also added.

Assessment

Schedule 4 Final Examination Requirements2 July 2018Minor amendment to section 7.1 so as to reference the Student Disability Support Policy with hyperlink.

Admission

Readmission to a Coursework Program Procedure29 June 2018Minor amendment to reference the Returning to studies after absence webpage

Grade Appeal

Policy / Procedure21 June 2018Minor amendment to update references to DVC(A) and Registrar to Registrar.

Student Disability Support

Policy20 June 2018Addition of Academic Progression Policy / Procedure / Fitness to Practice Procedure as a Key Related Document. Definition of Placement expanded to include Clinical and Professional Placements. Evidence requirement for educational tasks noted to include placements.
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