听证会政策变动通知---2018.3

2018-07-18 11:04 来源:亚澳商学院
 
Student Unsatisfactory Academic Progress – key changes for 2017
Information for China campus staff
 
Why are we changing the process?
  • In 2016 VU introduced a new procedure to manage students who are not making satisfactory academic progress.
  • The Melbourne, Sydney and Malaysia campuses adopted this new procedure first. China campuses will adopt the new procedure from December 2017 onwards.
New Procedure
The new Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Procedure is now available in the Policy Library: https://policy.vu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00362
Key changes from previous procedure:
  • Formal progress runs twice a year from now on.
  • There are now three levels of unsatisfactory progress, see the full set of categories and outcomes – Appendix B:
    • Level 1 is the first warning.
    • Level 2 is the second warning and if a student has failed a unit three times they will have a unit block imposed on that unit (i.e it will stop them enrolling into the unit). However the block will be lifted after the student attends a meeting to discuss their Academic Action Plan.
    • Level 3 means the student must attend a Show Cause Panel. At that meeting the panel and student will agree on the best course of action. The student must not enrol in more than two units per semester once they are at level 3. A block will be placed on their record to stop them over-enrolling.
  • Show Cause Panel members consist of:
    • The Discipline Leader or the equivalent person in the offshore institution nominated by the Dean of the relevant VU College, and
    • The VU Site Coordinator or a member of the VU teaching staff who teaches in the course.
  • Standardised email templates will explain the process and advise what students must do and where to get assistance.
 
 
Timelines for China campus students, Semester 2 2017: DATES TO BE FINALISED 

 

 
 
APPENDIX A – Frequently Asked Questions for China campus staff
What’s different in the new procedure?
The main changes are:
  • academic progress will be formally reviewed twice a year
  • Instead of levels 1-4 we now have three levels each for unit or load failure (see Appendix B)
  • If students reach level 1 or 2 they must meet with a Partner Program Manager and agree to an Academic Action Plan.
  • If students repeatedly make unsatisfactory progress in a course they will be blocked from enrolling into units unless they attend a Show Cause Panel and agree to reduce their study load.
 
When are the formal Progress Periods?
Academic progress will be reviewed by the University twice a year for China students – in July and January.
 
What should students do if they receive an Unsatisfactory Academic Progress letter?
Students should follow the instructions in the letter carefully, particularly if they have been given a deadline for action.
 
What happens to a student if they are at ‘level 3’?
If students reach level 3 of unsatisfactory progress they will need to attend a Show Cause Panel and discuss their circumstances. Once the student has attended a Show Cause meeting the maximum number of units they may enrol in is two.
 
What is a Show Cause Panel (SCP)?
The Show Cause Panel for students at level 3 replaces the Unsatisfactory Progress Panel. Show Cause Panel members consist of:
  • The Discipline Leader or the equivalent person in the offshore institution nominated by the Dean of the relevant VU College, and
  • The VU Site Coordinator or a member of the VU teaching staff who teaches in the course.
 
Who do I contact if I have questions about the new process?
Raquel Licciardi, Director Learning and Teaching
Kathy Michael, Site coordinator

 
 
 

APPENDIX B – New categories for unsatisfactory Progress
Unit failure
Classification Trigger Outcome / notification to student
USU1 Student fails a unit twice Invitation to meet with Partner Program Manager to discuss and agree on an Academic Action Plan. 
 USU2 Student fails a unit three times Student is required to meet with a Partner Program Manager to discuss and agree on a second Academic Action Plan.  There will be a block on the failed unit to prevent the student enrolling into it for a fourth time, until they have met with Partner Program Manager.
USU3 Student fails a unit four times The student must attend a Show Cause Hearing to explain their circumstances. Once the student has attended a Show Cause meeting the maximum number of units they may enrol in is two.
Load failure
Classification Trigger Outcome / notification to student
USL1 Student fails 50% or more of units for first time Invitation to meet with Partner Program Manager to discuss and agree on an Academic Action Plan. 
 USL2 Student fails 50% or more of units for second time  Student is required to meet with a Partner Program Manager to discuss and agree on a second Academic Action Plan. 
 
 USL3 Student fails 50% or more of units for a third or subsequent time The student must attend a Show Cause Hearing to explain their circumstances. Once the student has attended a Show Cause meeting the maximum number of units they may enrol in is two.