Overdue assignments will attract a penalty at the rate of 5 % of the total mark allocated for the assignment per day past the due date. Weekend days are included in this calculation. The penalty will be capped at 75 %, which means that once your submission is more than 15 days overdue you can earn up to a maximum of 25 % of the assessment grade. The date and time of your submission will be taken as registered by TURNITIN.
Deadlines for assessments are not negotiable except under circumstances when you have experienced a serious and unavoidable disruption. In such instances, you should formally lodge a disruption to studies notification via ASK@MQ. University policy and procedure in regard to disruptions is given in the links below, but please note in particular:
- To be eligible for special consideration, you must notify the University of a serious and unavoidable disruption within five (5) working days of the commencement of the disruption;
- Such requests must be lodged for the specific assessment task for which you experienced disruption. Special consideration cannot be granted retrospectively (i.e., beyond the 5-day window of each assessment due-date);
- Unit staff will NOT be held responsible for assessing special consideration unless a disruption notification is formally lodged via ASK@MQ.
Grading & return of assessment tasks
Assessments for assignments and mid-semester tests will be communicated via ilearn, in class to internal students and electronically to external students, along with feedback (specific and general) via text, structured rubrics and orally.
One disclaimer: Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Ratified results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent.
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
Grade Appeal Policy:
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public:
Disruption to Studies Policy (This replaces the former Special Consideration Policy):
Other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Student Code of Conduct
As a Macquarie University student, you have a responsibility to be familiar with (and adhere to) the Student Code of Conduct, available at: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/