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Academic Progress by Coursework Students

The Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy applies to all students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. This policy describes ways the University can identify and support coursework students if their academic performance becomes unsatisfactory.

If you have any questions about the process or how this policy may impact your time with the Faculty of Arts please contact us.

Risk 1 Notice

The first time a student is identified as not making satisfactory academic progress (not passed more than 50% of units enrolled in during review period 1 or review period 2; or failed the same course for a second or subsequent time), they will be sent a Risk 1 notice to their University email account.

The Review Period will occur after the results of any additional or replacement assessments taken pursuant to the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy are made available in order to identify those students who have not made satisfactory academic progress.

The student is advised of services available to assist them improve their future academic performance; they are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser; and are required to complete a self-reflective survey to assist in identifying issues which may be affecting academic performance.

Risk 2 Notice

The second time a student is identified as not making satisfactory academic progress, they will be sent a Risk 2 notice to their University email account.

The student is advised of services available to assist them improve their future academic performance; are required to complete a second self-reflective survey; and are required to describe what actions they have taken to improve their performance since the Risk 1 notice and detail any progress made.

Intention to Exclude Notice

The third time as student is identified as not making satisfactory academic progress, they will be sent an Intention to Exclude notice to their University email account informing them that they will be excluded from their program unless they are able to ‘show cause’ to the Faculty Academic Progress Committee.

The show cause must be a written submission and should, at a minimum, contain the following information to help the Committee reach a decision:

  • Reasons for previous academic performance (including supporting documentation where available)
  • Any action that has been taken since receiving the Risk 1 and Risk 2 notifications
  • How the student intends to improve academic performance if permitted to continue their studies
  • Whether the student would like to discuss their submission with the Committee in person

Students who do not provide their written submission in the required timeframe will be excluded from their program with immediate effect.

If a student requires assistance preparing a Show Cause submission, they are encouraged to consult an Education Welfare Officer.

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