Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html
Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html
Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Student Code of Conduct
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/
Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.
Disruption to Studies
The University recognises that students may experience disruptions that adversely affect their academic performance in assessment activities. Support Services are provided by the University to assist students through their studies. Whilst advice and recommendations may be made to a student, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to access these services as appropriate. Further information is to be found at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/exams/disruption_to_studies/
Academic Honesty Policy
The University has developed an academic honesty policy whose key principles requires all students and staff to undertake their academic work honestly. Dishonest student behaviours by will be managed by
- communicating to students that any piece of academic work can be checked at any time using an appropriate process
- implementing a common remedial and penalty framework across the University
- establishing and applying appropriate, consistent procedures for detecting and investigating alleged academic dishonesty
- providing and communicating the appeal process This policy covers such dishonest academic behaviours as
Plagiarism: Using the work or ideas of another person and presenting this as your own without clear acknowledgement of the source of the work or ideas. This includes, but is not limited to, any of the following acts:
– copying out part(s) of any document or audio-visual material or computer code or website content without indicating their origins
– using or extracting another person’s concepts, experimental results, or conclusions
– summarising another person’s work
– submitting substantially the same final version of any material as another student in an assignment where there was collaborative preparatory work
– use of others (paid or otherwise) to conceive, research or write material submitted for assessment
– submitting the same or substantially the same piece of work for two different tasks (self-plagiarism).
Deception: includes, but is not limited to, false indication of group contribution, false in- dication of assignment submission, collusion, submission of a work previously submitted, creating a new article out of an existing article by rewriting/reusing it, using the same data to form the same arguments and conclusion, presenting collaborative work as one’s own without acknowledging others’ contributions, cheating in an examination or using others to write material for examination.
Fabrication: includes, but is not limited to, creating fictitious clinical data, citation(s), or referee reports.
Sabotage: includes, but is not limited to, theft of work, destruction of library materials. Full details of the academic honesty policy can be found on http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assignments: Extensions may be granted on case-by-case basis with requests made prior to the deadline.
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.