If you sit formal exams at the University of Adelaide you must be aware of the current Policies. Click on the appropriate link for further information.
For an overview of what you can expect from the University and your responsibilities as a student, please see the Student Charter.
- Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy
Assessment is a core academic activity and an essential component of the learning process. Its main purposes are to encourage student learning, to make judgements about student achievements, and to monitor the effectiveness of the learning environment.
The Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy sets out the principles which underpin the University of Adelaide's approach to assessment, and the mandatory procedures which ensure that the principles are implemented.
- Academic Honesty Policy
The Academic Honesty Policy sets out the obligations of coursework students when undertaking assessment tasks, including examinations, particularly the obligation of academic honesty.
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy
The Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy acknowledges that students who obtain a fail grade in a course may warrant a second chance to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of that course. The policy extends this safety net to students who fail the last course required to complete their academic program.
The policy further acknowledges that students may be academically disadvantaged when special needs or unforeseen circumstances impair their ability to complete assessment tasks by or on the specified date. It sets out the grounds and processes for granting modified assessment arrangements. For example Defence Force commitments, religious reasons (refer to policy for complete list).
Students who have functional limitations resulting from a temporary or permanent disability, illness or medical condition, please refer to Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy.
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability
- In keeping with its values, the University of Adelaide is committed to providing equitable outcomes and participation for all students, including those with a disability.
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) makes it unlawful for the University to discriminate against a person on the grounds of their disability in the provision of education.
- Under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth), the University is legally required to make reasonable adjustments to enable a student with a disability to participate at University on the same basis as other students without a disability, provided the integrity and inherent academic requirements of the student's course of study is maintained.
- The University's commitment to the provision of reasonable adjustments in teaching and assessment is documented in the University's Disability Action Plan 2014-19.