Glossary of Terms
Refers to: Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Vice-President, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Executive Deans, Director Human Resources (and a person acting in these positions) and Institute Directors, as defined in the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2014-2017
academic progress status
Academic Progress Status is the risk status given to a student to indicate their risk level in accordance with clause 2a of the Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
The period from the start of Semester 1 to the end of the End of Year examinations, as marked on the annual Academic Year Dates website
As defined in the Enterprise Agreement: A person employed on an hourly basis for which a loading of 25% is paid in addition to the hourly remuneration rate appropriate to the classification of the work undertaken
Commonwealth Supported Place
A higher education place for a domestic student, funded in accord with the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students established under the ESOS Act: see CRICOS webpage.
Custodian of the Seal>
In accordance with clause 1 of the Rule for the Use of the University Seal and for the Execution of Documents, the custodians of the Seal are the Chancellor, the Deputy Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and President and the Chair of the Finance Committee.
Department of Education and Training
Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth)
Any of the four central administrative groupings: the Division of the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) and the Division of Services and Resources
An award conferred jointly by two institutions: the graduand receives a single award testamur that bears the names and badges of both the University of Adelaide and the partner institution
The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2014-2017
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Cth) which regulates the delivery of education services to international students
Any of the five academic groupings within the University, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences, and the Faculty of the Professions
The system established by Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth), under which the Commonwealth Government provides eligible domestic students in fee-playing places with income-contingent loans to cover some or all of their tuition fees
Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numerical index that summarises academic performance, and ranges from a minimum of zero to a maximum of 7 (scale of 0 to 7).
Provide additional detail and context on aspects of a University Policy or Procedure. They may provide direction on recommended practices or processes, or illustrative examples of how policy is applied in particular circumstances, or tips for carrying out a University activity as distinct from procedures which mandate operational activities. Guidelines are subordinate to policies and are not substitutes for policies.
The HECS-HELP scheme is both a student loan and a student discount. Eligible students may access a HECS-HELP loan to pay their student contribution amount.
Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth), the main piece of Commonwealth legislation governing higher education in Australia.
Higher Degree by Research student (HDR)
See Research Student Handbook
Learning Management System
Learning Management System (or LMS) means the University’s online learning environment for delivering course content to students, known as MyUni (currently Canvas) at the University.
OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake some of their study overseas.
see Adelaide Policy Framework
As defined in the Adelaide Policy Framework: The member of the Senior Executive who has overarching responsibility for developing a University Policy, obtaining the required approvals and ensuring that the policy is implemented, monitored and reviewed. For Council-related policies, the Policy Custodian is the Council Secretary.
On-line repository of the University's policies and procedures. The interactive website managed by the Council Secretariat to assist in policy implementation, monitoring and review.
A diagrammatic representation of the Adelaide Policy Framework.
Policy Responsible Officer
As defined in the Adelaide Policy Framework: The person who is designated as the primary point of contact for assistance with policy implmentation, interpretation and review.
As defined in the program
See academic program
See postgraduate student
A group of University teaching periods from which results are reviewed to determine if a student is making satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy.
The Vice-Chancellor and President; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic); the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research); and the Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President (Services and Resources)
short-term academic visitor
A member of the academic staff of another tertiary institution who visits the University of Adelaide at its invitation to participate in the academic work of an area of the University, generally for a period of between one and 12 months
The University teaching periods currently known as Summer School, Semester 1, Trimester 1, Quadmester 1, Quadmester 2, Term 1, Full Year 1, Term 2, Winter School, Semester 2, Trimester 2, Trimester 3, Quadmester 3, Quadmester 4, Term 3, Term 4 and Full Year 2. A teaching period may be referenced as Study Period in particular programs such as Academic English programs.
As defined in the Enterprise Agreement: see section 2.5.2 Academic Staff - Probation, Tenure and Confirmation
As defined in the Enterprise Agreement - see section 220.127.116.11 Confirmation of Continuing Employment for Academic Staff (Tenure)
A person who is not a member of academic staff and has been awarded a title by the University of Adelaide under the Conferral of Honorary Roles Policy
An academic program leading to the conferral of a certificate (but not a graduate certificate), diploma (but not a graduate diploma), Bachelors degree or Bachelors degree with Honours
University IT account holder
Staff member, student, titleholder or visitor who has a relationship with the University of Adelaide that makes it necessary for them to access University IT facilities and online resources requiring authenticated login via a unique account provided by the University. Refer to the IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy for further information.
Any computer system, network, application, program, device or item of equipment (including all systems which provide an information processing service and the data to which they provide access) which is owned, managed, hosted or provided by the University (whether by Information Technology Services, another organisational unit within the University, or a third-party provider).
As defined in the Adelaide Policy Framework.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
As defined by the Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy.