The following terms apply to the regulations and academic policy of the University.
Academic transcript - an official statement of a student's academic record in a course.
Admission - the result of acceptance of an offer of a place in a course by an applicant and payment of the prescribed fee.
Articulated Course -
An articulated course includes:
· a bachelor degree course which incorporates a diploma or an associate diploma course; or
· a bachelor honours degree course which is available to students completing the relevant bachelor degree course; or
· a graduate diploma course which incorporates a graduate certificate course; or
· a master degree course which incorporates a graduate diploma and/or graduate certificate course.
An articulated course with multiple entry points is one in which the student may be admitted to either the higher or lower level course depending on the student's academic qualifications at the time of application for admission.
An articulated course with a single entry point is one in which the student is admitted to the higher level course on the understanding that the student may exit with a lower level award.
Assessment - the determination of a student's level of mastery of a subject.
Associate student - a fee paying student enrolled and assessed in a subject(s) but not proceeding to an award.
Audit student - a fee paying student enrolled in, but not assessed in a subject.
Award - a degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate, diploma or associate diploma conferred by the University upon completion of a course or a program of research.
Commencing student - a student who has enrolled for the first time in a particular course.
Compulsory subject - a subject which must be successfully completed, unless credit or subject substitution is granted, in order to qualify for an award.
Continuing student - a student is a continuing student in a course if the student has been permitted to re-enrol and has met enrolment requirements in that course.
Corequisite - if Subject A is a corequisite of Subject B then Subject A must be studied in the same session as Subject B, or have been passed in an earlier session.
· an approved sequence of subjects; or
· an approved sequence of subjects together with industrial, practical or clinical experience and/or co -operative study arrangements, and/or an investigation of an approved topic the results of which are presented in a dissertation; or
· an approved program of research the results of which are presented in a thesis leading to an award.
Course Coordinator - a member of the academic staff of a Faculty appointed by the Dean, who is responsible to the Dean or, if appointed, the Sub-Dean for academic administration matters relating to students enrolled in a course on a particular campus or in a particular mode.
Credit - a subject in which a student is not required to enrol thereby reducing the number of subjects needed to complete the course.
Credit Points - see "Subject Points".
Cross enrolment student - a student of another tertiary institution enrolled and assessed in a subject(s) to be credited to an award of that institution.
Dean - the member of academic staff responsible for the management of a Faculty.
Dean of the teaching Faculty - the Dean of the Faculty responsible for the academic content and teaching of a subject or the Dean of the Faculty responsible for supervising a candidate for a higher degree.
Distance education student - a student enrolled in all subjects in a session by distance education. The student may be enrolled in a normal full-time or part-time subject load.
Distance education study mode - students study off campus using University study materials and are not required to attend regular lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory or practical classes but residential schools or other specific attendances may be prescribed.
Elective subject - a subject which may be included in a course, provided that the pre-requisites have been satisfied and that the structure of the course permits elective subjects.
Enrolment - the process whereby a student is allocated a place in one or more subjects each session. It includes the payment of appropriate fees, completion of required documents and the signing of an agreement to abide by the By-law, regulations and rules of the University.
Examination - a formal assessment conducted at a prescribed time by the University, not being a test or other form of assessment conducted by a subject Coordinator or other member of the teaching staff.
(a) pursuant to Exclusion Regulations - an enrolment status by which a student is not permitted to enrol in a course of the University for a specified period of time. A student may, however, apply for admission to another course or as an associate student if subject to exclusion for the first time. Exclusion for a second time from the same course/research program or exclusion from two courses or research programs results in an enrolment status by which a student is not permitted to enrol in any other course or research program at the University.
(b) pursuant to Assessment Regulation 5.4 - an enrolment status by which a student is not permitted to enrol in the University for a specified period of time, but may re-apply for admission after that period.
Field of research - an area of research identified within the Australian Research Council's "Field of Research" Classification.
Full-time student - a student enrolled in Autumn or Spring session subjects which amount to 75% or more of the normal full-time study load for a session.
Grades - a record of the level of assessment in subjects completed at the University.
Graduation - conferral of an award by the University.
Head of School - the member of academic staff responsible for the management of a school.
Head of the teaching School - the Head of the School responsible for the academic content and teaching of a subject, or the Head of the School responsible for supervising a candidate for a higher degree.
HECS - the Higher Education Contribution Scheme.
Higher degree - an award at Master or Doctoral level.
Internal student - a student enrolled in all subjects in a session in the internal mode. An internal student is normally required to attend scheduled tuition during a session.
Internal study mode - students attend classes during session at the University.
Leave of absence - permission to not enrol in a particular session.
Major - part of an undergraduate degree or diploma course comprising an approved sequence of subjects of 64 subject points or more.
Minor - an approved sequence of subjects of 32-63 subject points.
Mixed-mode student - a student enrolled in a session in at least one subject in the distance education mode and at least one subject in the internal mode.
Normal full-time subject load - four 8 point subjects per session.
Normal part-time subject load - two 8 point subjects per session.
Optional subject - a subject which may, subject to course regulations and the satisfaction of prerequisites, be chosen from a specified group of subjects offered by the University.
Part-time student - a student enrolled in Autumn or Spring session subjects which amount to less than 75% of the normal full-time study load for a session.
Postgraduate award - an award at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master or Doctoral level.
Prerequisite - a set of conditions that must be met by a student before enrolment in a particular subject is permitted.
Presiding Invigilator - a person appointed by the University to supervise the conduct of examinations on behalf of the University in accordance with the procedures determined by the University.
Principal Dates - The annual calendar of academic events approved by the Academic Senate.
Session - a prescribed teaching and assessment period. Sessions in an academic year include Summer session, Autumn session and Spring session.
Specialisation - part of an undergraduate degree or diploma course which prepares students for employment in a particular profession or vocational area. It consists of an approved sequence of subjects of 64 subject points or more.
Standard subject - an 8 point subject completed in one session.
Student - a person who is enrolled in one or more subjects or a research program offered by the University.
Student Administration Office - the administration unit at each campus which deals with all aspects of student administration for students enrolled at that campus.
Sub-Dean - a member of the professoriate or a senior lecturer appointed by a Dean and responsible to the Dean for the academic administration of a course or group of courses.
Subject - a segment of instruction approved by a Faculty as being a discrete part of the requirements for a course offered by the University and identified by a unique subject code. (see also Standard Subject)
Subject Convenor - a member of the academic staff of a Faculty appointed by the Dean, who is responsible to the Head of School in which the Convenor is located, for co -ordinating the academic administration of a subject across all campuses and in all modes it is offered.
Subject Coordinator - a member of the academic staff of a Faculty appointed by the Head of the teaching School, who is responsible to the Head of the teaching School for the academic administration of a subject on a particular campus or in a particular mode.
Subject points - the numerical value assigned to a subject to reflect the relative weighting of the subject. A standard subject of one session duration is assigned 8 points.
Transcript - see "Academic Transcript".
Tutorial study mode - an internal study mode whereby students receive distance education materials and attend tutorials on campus as arranged by the subject Coordinator.
Undergraduate award - an award at Associate Diploma, Diploma, Bachelor or Bachelor (Honours) level.
Units - see "Subject Points".
University - means Charles Sturt University and where appropriate includes its former constituent colleges and institutes.
University Officer - an employee of the University.
Last revised: 3 January 1996