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Unit Guide Policy

Purpose

To ensure that for each unit of study a student undertakes in a given teaching period, information is provided that

·        outlines in a standard format the offerings, teaching and assessment requirements of the unit

·        is accessible to all students

·        is delivered in a timely manner.

Scope

This policy applies to all undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate coursework units of study undertaken at Monash University.

Policy Statement

  • For each undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate coursework unit of study undertaken at the university the student will be provided with accurate and timely information in the form of a Monash University Unit Guide (Unit Guide) constructed using the Monash University Unit Guide Template.
  • There will be only one Unit Guide per unit offering, developed under the direction of the unit Chief Examiner.
  • The Unit Guide is to contain information which is common to all campuses, streams and modes of offerings.
  • Information which is specific to each campus, stream or mode of offering will be made available to students in that offering and included as an appendix to the Unit Guide.
  • The title "Unit Guide" may be used only for publications developed from the Unit Guide Template.
  • Every student enrolled in a unit must have access to the Unit Guide, in electronic or printed form, by the end of the orientation week of a standard semester or, for all other teaching periods, not later than by the end of the first week.

Supporting procedures

Unit Guide Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Associate Deans (Education)
Chief Examiner

Status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Campus Coordination)
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Quality)
Faculty Deans
Associate Deans (Education)
Academic teaching staff
Faculty and Academic Service Managers
Student representatives

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 1/2011
Date: 23-February-2011
Agenda item: 14.2

Endorsement body

Name: Education Committee
Meeting: 1/2011
Date: 02-February-2011
Agenda item: 14.2

Definitions

Related legislation

Monash University Act 2009 
Assessment Regulations
Statute 4

Related policies

Academic Programs offered from Multiple Campuses Policy  
Assessment in Coursework Programs Policy 
Unit Assessment Procedures 
Course and Unit Handbook Policy 
Course and Unit Handbook Procedures 
Course Structure Policy 
Course Structure Procedures (Undergraduate Coursework) 
Establishing, Disestablishing and Amending Coursework Courses and Units Policy 
Establishing, Disestablishing and Amending Coursework Courses and Units Procedures 
Grading Scale Policy 
Grading Scale Procedures 
Plagiarism Policy 
Plagiarism Procedures – Australian campuses 
Special Consideration Policy 
Special Consideration Procedures 
Student Evaluation Policy 
Unit Evaluation Procedures

Related documents

Unit Guide Template 
Inclusive Teaching Practice Guidelines    
Special Consideration Application Form

Date Effective

23-February-2011

Review Date

23-February-2014

Owner

Learning and Teaching Committee

Author

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

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