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. This 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.


** Note: This policy has been modified as part of the University's efforts to support students and staff during a period of significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These modifications may be revised as conditions change** Policy revised by Academic Board 7/21; approved by VC&P 6 October 2021, see d2021/199858, effective 1 January 2022

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2017/4417
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
    Responsible policy officer Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 7 October 2015
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 13 October 2015
    Related Policies University Mark and Grade Schemes

    Grade Descriptors

    Grade Point Average calculation guide

    QEC Guidelines on Hurdle Requirements

    Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy and Academic Dishonesty Procedures

    Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy

    Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy

    Student Grievance Resolution Process

    Conflict of Interests Policy

    Superceded Policies Good Practice Guidelines on Assessment for Staff and Students
    Effective from 1 January 2022
    Review Date 31 December 2022
    Contact for queries about the policy

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