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Protocol for Jointly Badged Awards Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To set out the arrangements for managing jointly badged Awards.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Program Accreditation and Review Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

A jointly badged Award is an Award offered by the University and one or more other institutions. A Student graduating from a jointly badged Award Program graduates from each and every institution accredited to offer the Award. This Protocol describes the arrangements to be followed for managing such jointly badged Awards where similar arrangements are not specifically dealt with in the accreditation process and documentation, or in written understandings among the participating institutions.

  1. A jointly badged Award must be accredited by each and every institution offering the Award according to each institution's standard practice.
  2. There must be a management committee comprising at least one member of each institution.
  3. For each Student, there will be a home institution. The home institution is the institution which initially admits the Student into the program.
  4. Communication regarding the jointly badged Award 'as a whole' (such as finalisation of graduation) will be managed by the home institution.
  5. With respect to Courses in which a student is enrolled, unless otherwise specified in the accreditation documentation, a Student shall be bound by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the institution offering the Course.
  6. A Student's eligibility to be admitted to a jointly badged program must be confirmed by each and every institution offering the jointly badged Award.
  7. A Student's eligibility to graduate must be confirmed by each and every institution offering the jointly badged Award.
  8. Graduating Students may choose which institution's graduation ceremony they wish to attend.
  9. A graduating Student will be considered a Graduate of the University regardless of the institution holding the ceremony attended by the Student.
  10. The Testamur will have the logos and seals of each and every institution offering the jointly badged Award, and will be signed by an authority nominated by the Vice-Chancellor of each institution.
  11. Where the Courses studied at another institution are also shown on the University transcript, the results of failed Courses will be shown as well as Courses that have been passed.

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

28/3/2014

Effective Date

28/3/2014

Review Date

28/3/2017

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Academic Programs and Courses Policy

Related Procedures

Program Accreditation and Review Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Award

The qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate....moreThe qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate.

Award Program

A sequence of study which leads to an academic qualification granted by the University and conferred by Council....moreA sequence of study which leads to an academic qualification granted by the University and conferred by Council.

Course

The basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program....moreThe basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program.

Graduate

A Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award....moreA Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award.

Student

A person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program....moreA person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program.

Testamur

A certificate issued by the Council of the University to signify that a Student has satisfied the requirements of a specific program and has graduated....moreA certificate issued by the Council of the University to signify that a Student has satisfied the requirements of a specific program and has graduated.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Record No

14/704PL

Failure to comply with this Policy or Policy Instrument may be considered as misconduct and the provisions of the relevant Policy or Procedure applied.

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