Modified Arrangements may be provided to a student in the event that their capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assignment or examination was, is or will be significantly impaired as a result of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
Schools may offer students another alternative form of assessment, instead of an exam.
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 Integrity Policy
Modified Arrangments 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 examination was, is, or will be significantly impaired as a result of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
The full MACA Policy is available here.
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 2020-24.