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A student who is placed on warning or excluded as per assessment regulations.
Academic misconduct, whether inadvertent or deliberate, includes the failure to comply with the regulations, policies and procedures determining the conduct of candidates during assessment including plagiarism and cheating; falsification or misrepresentation of academic records; and other actions that are judged to be acts of academic misconduct.
The process whereby a student’s results are considered at the end of each semester and if the student's performance is deemed unsatisfactory in accordance with the regulations, their status or eligibility to continue their studies is determined.
An official statement of a student’s academic record at the University.
Bond University's peak academic body. which is constituted by Council, in accordance with Clause 6.9 (b) and (c) of the Constitution of Bond University Ltd and is an advisory body to the Vice-Chancellor on the following matters:
- the formulation and development of the academic policies of Bond University and the oversight and coordination of the academic activities of the various faculties;
- regulatory provisions for the admission and exclusion of students, for degrees, diplomas and all programs of study, lectures, examinations and other forms of assessment;
- the content and standard of programs of instruction and their assessment, and the requirements for admission to degrees and the award of diplomas;
- the conditions for scholarships, bursaries, cadetships and prizes accepted by the University;
- matters referred by faculties of the University, either individually or severally.
The result of acceptance of an offer of a place in a program by an applicant and payment of the prescribed fee.
Part of the Office of Marketing and Admissions and responsible for student admissions to all programs.
Credit for or exemption from subjects in a program of study granted on the basis of previous studies or work experience.
Bond University graduates.
The formal process whereby a student appeals a decision relating to an academic or administrative matter relating to their status as a student. The process is embodied in the 'Division 9 Applicant and Student Access to Review' Regulations.
A person who has submitted an application for admission to the University.
Approved educational institution
An institution which the Academic Senate recognises as offering programs of study at a level appropriate for the granting of advanced standing towards a Bond University degree.
An articulated set of programs is:
- a Master Degree which incorporates a graduate diploma and/ or graduate certificate in the same discipline area; or
- a Bachelor Degree which incorporates an associate degree or advanced diploma or diploma or associate diploma in the same discipline area; or
- a program being undertaken by a candidate who has not satisfied the requirements for the specific award but has met requirements for the generalist award in the same area (eg. BJuris instead of LLB).
A formal agreement between Bond University and another educational institution which specifies status for admission and advanced standing for the applicant.
The determination of a student’s level of mastery of a subject resulting ultimately in a mark or grade.
The member of academic staff responsible to the Dean of a Faculty who undertakes administrative responsibilities.
A student who has paid a fee to attend classes in a subject but who will not be assessed in that subject.
A degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate, associate degree, diploma or associate diploma conferred by the University upon completion of a program or a program of research.
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An undergraduate award of 240 or more credit points taken over at least 6 semesters of study.
Board of Examiners
A meeting of the Examiners within a Faculty or School to approve subject results and make recommendations on academic progress.
The orientation week that takes place during the week prior to commencement of classes each semester. During Bond Week, students enrol in subjects at Registration, undertake orientation programs with their Faculty of enrolment and undertake many activities designed to acquaint them with the physical, social and academic environment of Bond University.
Financial aid given to a student by his or her Faculty of enrolment on the basis of demonstrated financial need or other specified criteria.
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Change of degree
The process whereby a student is admitted to and enrolled in, but has not completed a program, and then transfers to another program at the same level.
The type of activity required for a subject, such as lectures, tutorials, computer laboratories or seminars.
An approved combination of two programs at the same level, where, on completion, a student will be conferred with an award for both programs.
A student who has enrolled for the first time in a particular program and has not transferred from another program of the same level.
a subject which must be successfully completed, unless credit or exemption is granted, in order to qualify for an award.
A student is a continuing student in a program if the student has been permitted to re-enrol and has met enrolment requirements in that program.
Core curriculum studies required in all undergraduate programs.
If Subject A is a corequisite of Subject B then Subject A must be studied in the same semester as Subject B, or have been passed in an earlier semester.
See Program which is the terminology used at Bond University.
A subject in which a student is not required to enrol as it has been formally acknowledged that the student has previously satisfied or completed the subject matter; thereby reducing the number of subjects needed to complete the program.
Credit for a subject requires the student to be able to demonstrate prior study at tertiary level which had traversed the same syllabus, or was able to completely satisfy a challenge examination. It will be at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of enrolment to determine whether credit or advanced standing, towards the award for which a candidate is enrolled, will be approved in recognition of subjects previously completed at Bond University or elsewhere, regardless of when the subjects were completed.
The numerical value assigned to a subject which, when related to the total subject points for the program, is a measure of the size of the subject's contribution to the content of the program (for example, most undergraduate subjects constitute 10 credit points).
Cross enrolment student
A student of another tertiary institution enrolled and assessed in a subject(s) to be credited to an award of that institution.
A subject listed under more than one discipline with more than one subject code.
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Calendar days (see also Semester Days).
Dean or Director
The member of academic staff responsible for the management of a Faculty or Institute.
Postpone entry to the University. The term 'deferring' is used at the pre-admission stage.
Students can apply for a deferred examination when they miss a scheduled exam because of serious illness or other cause.
An appropriate senior officer or committee.
The act of withdrawing all University privileges including admission to classes, the sports centre, and the library.
A set of subject offerings in the same area of study. Also refers to the University's processes for dealing with student misconduct.
An award and formal recognition for advanced study beyond the Bachelors and Masters degrees and offered by both research (e.g. PhD) and in some cases by coursework (e.g. Dotor of Physiotherapy).
To cancel enrolment in a subject without financial or academic penalty. This must be done within the prescribed timeframe.
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A subject that may be chosen from virtually any subject on offer across the University provided prerequisites, enrolment restrictions and any other Faculty requirements have been met.
The process whereby a student is formally registered in one or more subjects each semester. It includes the payment of appropriate fees, completion of required documents and the signing of an agreement to abide by the regulations and rules of the University.
A formal assessment conducted at a prescribed time by the University.
A person appointed by the University to supervise the conduct of examinations on behalf of the University in accordance with the procedures determined by the University.
An academic staff member responsible for setting the assessment tasks and submitting the results for a subject; or in the case of research students the person examining a thesis or dissertation.
The process of attending another institution under formalised exchange agreements between that institution and Bond University. An outgoing exchange student pays all tuition fees to Bond University.
Circumstances beyond the control of the student that are considered by the Dean or delegate of the relevant Faculty/Institute or other decision maker to be unexpected and extraordinary.
Subjects or programs delivered to enable participants to maintain full time employment.
A required core subject that a student is exempt from undertaking. The subject must be replaced with an alternative subject. An exemption does not reduce the overall number of subjects required for the program. Exemption should be granted for relevant experience rather than formal study.
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The academic organisational unit consisting of academic and administrative staff headed by a Dean, responsible for all matters concerning the programs and subjects it supervises.
Faculty of enrolment
The Faculty in which the candidate is enrolled as a degree candidate.
A system to assist students through scholarship, bursary or other financial assistance.
The required subjects in a program that provide the necessary framework for a uture specialisation or major.
A student enrolled in subjects which amount to 75% or more of the normal full-time study load for a semester. (For CRICOS an ESOS purposes a full-time undergraduate student must take 4 subjects in a semester and a full-time postgraduate student must take 3 subjects in a semester.)
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Grade Point Average
The average of the grades obtained by a student in all subjects weighted by the credit point value of each subject in accordance with the following formula:
- GPA=Sum(GP) divided by Sum(P);
- where G=grade for each subject and P=credit point value for each subject.
If for any reason a student does not achieve any grade of result in a subject, the value of G for that subject shall be taken as zero. The GPA can be calculated for a semester or for a program.
A record of the level of assessment in subjects completed at the University and issued at the end of each semester after approval by a Board of Examiners meeting.
A student who has completed all the program requirements but has not yet had the award conferred.
A student who has completed their program and has had the award conferred.
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
A program generally designed for specific vocational purposes, either the broadening of skills and knowledge already gained in an undergraduate program, or vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area.
The ceremony at which awards are conferred by the University.
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Higher Degree Research.
Head of School
In some Faculties, discipline areas are grouped into academic units called Schools. The Head of School is responsible for the management and oversight of the School.
An award at Master or Doctoral level.
Admission honoris causa, an award which is made in recognition of distinction by the recipient in public service, service to the University, or in recognition of distinguished contribution by the recipient in a field of academic endeavour.
Some Bachelor Degrees may be completed "with Honours". This may involve either the completion of a separate Honours Year or additional work in the later years of the program or meritorious achievement over all years of the program. Honours are awarded by Class (First class; Second class, Division A; Second class, Division B; Third class).
An award is conferred, in absentia, when the student does not attend the graduation ceremony.
Subjects delivered in a short, concentrated period.
A program within an articulated set of programs, representing a point at which a student may exit with a lower level award than that of the program to which admission was made.
A student who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or person granted permanent residence status in Australia.
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Leave of absence
Permission to suspend a program once the student is part way through by not enrolling in a semester.
Formal classes in which lecturers present program material to all students enrolled in a given subject
The campus at which studies are undertaken (e.g. Main Campus or other)
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A major sequence typically comprises at least six defined subjects within one discipline area; "double major" means an augmented sequence comprising at least 12 semester subjects within one area of study.
Provides a mastery or high-order overview of a relevant field of study or area of professional practice.
A Faculty may recommend the award of a Medal to students qualified for an award, whose academic performance is judged to be outstanding within the requirements for the specified medal.
A registered health practitioner defined under the Act (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009) in Australia.
A minor sequence of subjects (normally 4) within one discipline area.
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A student enrolled in subjects, where completion of the subjects does not result in an award. The student is assessed in the subject.
Normal full-time subject load
40 credit points per semester (4x10 credit point subjects).
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A formal document offering an applicant a place in a program, outlining any conditions and requirements.
Approval given to enrol in more than the maximum amount of credit points normally permitted.
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Percentage Average (PA)
The average of the percentage marks obtained by a student in all students weighted by the credit point value of each subject in accordance with the following formula:
- PA = Sum (MP) divided by Sum (P);
- where M = percentage mark for each subject and P = credit point value for each subject.
If for any reason a student does not acheive a percentage mark in a subject, the value of M for that subject shall be taken as zero. The PA can be calculated for a semester or for a program.
Plagiarism is a specific form of academic misconduct relating to the unacknowledged use of someone else's work in a piece of assessment. Deliberate plagiarism is regarded as a serious act of academic misconduct.
An award of graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or doctorate.
A student enrolled in a program that will lead to a postgraduate award.
A subject designed to give students practical experience.
Enrolment and class registration of a student for a subsequent semester.
A set of conditions that must be met by a student before enrolment in a particular subject is permitted.
Pro Vice Chancellor
Pro Vice Chancellors hold positions with the following responsibilities across the University:
Business & Community Engagement
Students & Academic Support (Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, this PVC heads the University's Administration)
Quality, Teaching & Learning
A probationary student is one who has previously been excluded as a result of the Progress Regulations, and who may, or may not have conditions attached to their enrolment.
The status of full professor in relation to an academic staff member. For the purposes of the Decisions Review Committee (Academic), the term may also refer to the status of associate professor if the academic staff member's membership of that committee is endorsed by the appropriate authority.
A combination of subjects which according to degree rules leads to an academic award of the University.
A group of letters and numbers that identifies a program for administrative purposes.
A member of the academic staff with overall responsibility for a program.
Occurs at the end of each subject and determines the student's eligibility to progress based on the score calculated by combining results of assessments held during, and at the end of, each semester that contribute to the subject.
A provisional student is one who has been granted provisional admission into a program and who may, or may not have conditions attached to their enrolment.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Students & Academic Support).
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Pro Vice Chancellor (Students & Academic Support).
The process at the start of each semester where commencing students are formally recorded as students of the University. The registration process also involves payment of tuition fees.
A student enrolled in an honours, masters or doctoral program in which at least two-thirds of the program is research-based.
A pass or fail examination that may be granted to an MBBS student who fails a subject.
A restricted elective is a subject that must be chosen from a specified group of subjects, from a specified discipline area or from a specified range of discipline areas.
The formal process whereby a student seeks review of a decision relating to an academic or administrative matter relating to their status as a student.
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A sanction prevents a student from accessing specified information (results) or undertaking specified actions (enrolment, admission, graduation) and is placed on a student’s record due to non-compliance with University regulations.
Financial aid given on the basis of academic merit.
See Head of School.
A prescribed teaching and assessment period. Standard semesters in the academic year are January, May and September.
Days within a semester, including weekends but excluding days between semesters (See also Days).
There are no provisions for special consideration at Bond University.
Approval given to students who have a disability or other impairment to take centrally scheduled examinations under special conditions.
Higher Degree Research.
A person who is enrolled in one or more subjects or a research program offered by the University.
The administrative unit that deals with all aspects of student administration.
For the purpose of the Regulations Student Association refers to Bond University Student Association and not to Faculty Student Associations.
Student Identification number (SID)
The 8 digit number given to a student during the application process; a means of identification for all official University processes.
The process of attending another approved institution. An outgoing study abroad student pays all tuition fees directly to the other institution.
A segment of instruction approved by a Faculty as being a discrete part of the requirements for a program offered by the University and identified by a unique subject code. A reference to a subject is taken to include a phase, discipline or theme in the MBBS program unless the context indicates otherwise.
A group of letters and numbers that identifies a subject for administrative purposes.
The academic staff member responsible for the curriculum, learning outcomes and assessment of a subject. A reference to a subject coordinator is taken to include the coordinator of a phase, discipline or theme in the MBBS program unless the context indicates otherwise.
A member of academic staff responsible for the supervision of a student's research.
A pass or fail examination that may be granted to a student who fails a subject in their penultimate or ultimate semester.
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A certificate awarded on completion of a program of study after the award has been conferred (normally presented at Graduation).
Thesis or dissertations are works embodying results of original research on a subject and substantiating a particular point of view. They are written by a candidate as part of the requirements for an Honours Bachelor's Degree, or for a Research Master or PhD Degree.
The subjects offered during a particular semester, and the class activities required for each subject.
See Academic transcript.
Usually less formal than a lecture, tutorials are small classes in which material from lectures and readings can be discussed in more detail.
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An award at associate or Bachelor Degree level.
A student enrolled in a program that leads to an undergraduate award.
See Subject which is the terminology used at Bond University.
The annual calendar of academic events approved by the Academic Senate.
The governing body of the University.
An employee of the University.
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Vice-Chancellor and President
The chief executive officer of the University, responsible for its leadership and management.
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Faculty approval of withdrawal without academic penalty from a subject.