Policies & Procedures > Academic

Policies primarily related to Education and Research

Academic Planning: Programs & Courses

  • 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 mo...
  • Safe Environments for Children and Vulnerable People Policy
    The University is committed to providing safe physical and online environments where the protection and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people.
  • Timetabling Policy and Procedures
    This policy sets out how the University intends to achieve coordinated and consistent timetabling practices of Teaching Activities across the University in order to facilitate the timely production of...
  • Transnational Education Policy
    This policy outlines the principles that underpin the University's transnational education arrangements.

Admission, Enrolment, Assessment & Progress: Coursework Students

  • Academic Credit Arrangements Policy
    The University acknowledges the need for clear and effective credit arrangements to increase opportunities for students to access education, improve student mobility between sectors and institutions, ...
  • Academic Integrity Policy
    This policy supports Academic Integrity across all learning and teaching activities at the University, regardless of location or mode, by specifying the main principles of Academic Integrity, and the ...
  • Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
    This policy describes the ways in which the University identifies students who are making satisfactory academic progress and describes students considered at risk by the University. It outlines the me...
  • Admissions to Coursework Programs Policy
    This policy sets out the University of Adelaide's approach to the selection of applicants for admission to coursework programs. It reflects the University's commitment to the highest academic standard...
  • Coursework Academic Programs Policy
    The University of Adelaide (hereafter the University) offers coursework academic programs leading to awards which comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This policy sets out the re...
  • Jointly Conferred Coursework Awards Policy
    The University delivers jointly conferred awards through approved partnerships in order to develop its education portfolio, broaden its international outlook, enhance the experience of students and st...
  • Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy
    This policy describes the modified arrangements that the University may provide to a student in the event that their capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assessment or examinat...

Admission, Enrolment, Assessment & Progress: Research Students

Prizes, Honours & Ceremonies

Research Management

  • Admissions to Research Programs Policy
    This policy sets out the University of Adelaide's approach to the selection of applicants for admission to research programs. It reflects the University's commitment to the highest academic standards ...
  • Cold Storage Management Policy
    The University recognises the importance and value of its Critical Materials required for research and teaching purposes, and is committed to their effective storage and management. Critical Material...
  • Externally-Funded Researcher Support Policy
    Research Fellows and Grant Funded Researchers play a vital role in the University, and contribute to a vibrant research culture that characterises our research-intensive institution. The purpose of th...
  • Intellectual Property Policy
    This Policy aims to encourage originators of IP to be active participants in the systemic exchange and application of research findings and outcomes; to leverage the strengths of all parties, internal...
  • Open Access Policy
    The University is committed to generating world-class research with tangible outputs of global significance and engaging with the community to make the transformative effect of education and research ...
  • Research Centres and Research Institutes Framework
    The University aims to build and support research of the highest quality, and encourages the strategic use of Research Centres and Research Institutes to promote existing and emerging areas of researc...
  • Research Education and Supervision Policy Restricted to Staff & Students
    The intent of the Policy is to provide guidance for, and support and development of, a positive approach to research education and supervision, enabling students to produce high-quality outcomes withi...
  • Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies Policy Restricted to Staff & Students
    Staff members are encouraged to secure external research funding in support of their research and the University's strategic vision. External funding includes Competitive Research Grants, and Contrac...
  • Tied Research Funds Policy
    Staff members are encouraged to secure external research funding in support of their research and the University's strategic vision. Funding is often subject to an Agreement with the Funding Body, and...

Research Practice & Compliance

Student Assistance, Scholarships & Fees

  • Fees for Award Programs and Courses Policy
    To ensure a breadth of postgraduate program offerings beyond those supported by the Commonwealth, the University charges tuition fees for some programs.

    This policy describes the principles, proces...

  • Student Critical Incidents Policy and Procedure
    The University of Adelaide is committed to providing a safe environment for students and staff. This policy informs students and staff of the University's approach to critical incident management and ...
  • Student Fees Refund Policy and Procedures
    In certain circumstances, if a student has a credit balance on their University account, they may request a refund of that credit balance.

    This policy provides formal guidance on the circumstances...

  • Student Grievance Resolution Policy
    The policy refers to the formal process by which Students are able to pursue grievance or complaint, as well as the timeframes in which the University will respond. It also serves to confirm that Stud...
  • Student Health Assessment and Leave Policy and Procedures
    Students have the primary responsibility for maintaining their own health and wellbeing. In addition, the University has a framework of policies and services to assist students to manage ongoing or in...
  • Student Loan Policy
    The University's Student Loan Fund provides financial support to students whose academic progress is, or may be impeded due to a lack of financial resources. The fund is self-sustaining and relies on ...
  • Student Travel Risk Policy and Student International Travel Risk Procedure
    The University acknowledges that travel may pose a risk to student safety and is committed to supporting students in managing their travel safely and effectively.

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