Assignments will be a significant part of your coursework at Charles Sturt University. Learn how to prepare and submit them confidently, and what to do if something goes wrong.

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When things go wrong

Sometimes life happens and you need to ask for Special Consideration.

Sitting an additional oral presentation

Students may be asked to sit an additional oral presentation as part of any assessment as per the Assessment Policy. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, competence and, where applicable, authorship of the given assessment.

This oral presentation will:

  • Will take place at a time that suits both the subject coordinator and student
  • Will take 10-15 minutes
  • Will require students to answer questions aligned with the assessment guidelines, rationale and rubrics found in the Subject Outline.
  • May be recorded with the permission of the student
  • Students may bring a support person to the oral presentation. The support person may offer comfort only during the meeting, they may not offer advice or converse with the academic

There are three possible outcomes following the oral presentation:

  1. If the student has demonstrated they have a sound knowledge of the assessment item and no other issues found, then the student will be advised of this outcome and their assessment marks will be released.
  2. If the student has demonstrated adequate knowledge of the assessment item, but due to inexperience or carelessness has engaged in low level collusion plagiarism or self-plagiarism, then the student will be advised that the case will be referred to an Academic Integrity Officer for it to be recorded as Poor Academic Practice (PAP).
  3. If the student has demonstrated a lack of knowledge in this assessment item, this may constitute academic misconduct and the case will be referred to an Academic Integrity Officer for further investigation through the academic misconduct process. The student will be notified of this occurring.

Don't cheat: Understand academic integrity

Our Academic Integrity Subject will help you understand your responsibilities as a student.

The short course will help you understand:

  • our Academic Integrity Policy
  • our expectations of you
  • the support services available to you
  • plagiarism
  • cheating and contract cheating. This includes the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools to produce assessments
  • collusion.

See our Academic Integrity course

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