Unit Requirements and Expectations: Attendance
For internal students only:
Lectures: Attendance at lectures is required. Absences must be supported by medical certificates or equivalent. You will only be eligible to receive an attendance and participation mark if you have attended at least 70% of the lectures.
Students can request an exemption from the lecture attendance requirement on the grounds of timetable clashes or for other reasons the unit convenor deems acceptable. Supporting documentation must be provided. Exemption requests must be made in writing (email) to the unit convenor by the end of week 3.
Tutorials: Attendance at the tutorials by internal students will be worth a maximum of 5 marks: 0.5 mark per tutorial attended (10 tutorials). Participation will be worth a maximum of 10 marks. Absences must be supported by medical certificates or equivalent.
For external students: There is no on-campus session for this unit. External students are expected to answer the weekly tutorial questions and contribute to the online discussion board on a regular basis. You will only be eligible to receive an attendance and participation mark if you have contributed to at least 7 of the 10 weeks. Online attendance and participation of external students will be marked on the basis of weekly contributions. In order to get full marks for attendance (5 marks), an external student will need to post at least one contribution to online discussions per week. Participation will be worth a maximum of 10 marks.
Assignments in this course will be submitted electronically, as Word documents. There is no need for a coversheet - the iLearn assignment submission (Turnitin) involves declaring your details and honesty in submitting your work. Please note, we do not accept submission by email attachment. A Turnitin link will be provided on the iLearn homepage.
Extensions and Special Consideration
Requests for extensions must, normally, be made in writing before the due date. Extensions of up to 3 days can be granted by your tutor if reasonable grounds are given, and some written documentation can be produced. Work load from other units, or from employment, are not considered reasonable justification.
Requests for extensions of more than 3 days should be submitted via a Disruption to Studies Request, which is available in the ask.mq.edu.au portal. Your request should be accompanied by appropriate documentation, such as a medical certificate. Please see the Disruption to Studies policy in the list of policies at the end of this document for further details.
Penalties for Late Submission
Late submission not covered by an approved extension will incur a penalty of 1 mark per day (including weekends). Work will not be accepted after 2 weeks from the due date unless you have submitted a disruption to studies request.