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Student Appeal Type and Responsibilities Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To establish:

  • The University's classifications for Appeals by Students (known as the Appeal Type);
  • The committee structure for Appeals; and
  • The responsibilities for the management of each Appeal Type.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Student Complaint and Appeal Policy and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

Appeal Type

Description

Procedure

Committee

Responsible Officer

Academic Appeal

Appeals by Students, or their Authorised Representative, in relation to academic matters where the relevant policy or procedure provides for recourse to the Academic Appeals Committee

Academic Appeal Procedure

Academic Appeals Committee

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Non-Academic Appeal

Appeals by Students, or their Authorised Representative, in relation to non-academic matters where the relevant policy or procedure provides for recourse to the Non-Academic Appeals Committee

Non-Academic Appeal Procedure

Non-Academic Appeals Committee

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)

University Appeal

Appeals by Students, or their Authorised Representative, in relation to Decisions by either the Academic or Non-Academic Appeals Committee or any other appeals committee established by the University which provides for recourse to the University Appeals Panel

University Appeal Procedure

University Appeals Panel

Vice-Chancellor

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Vice-Chancellor

Policy Type

Governance Policy

Approved Date

23/2/2015

Effective Date

20/7/2015

Review Date

20/7/2018

Relevant Legislation

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

Higher Education Support Act 2003

National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007

University of Southern Queensland Act 1998

University of Southern Queensland (Fees) Statute 2010

Related Policies

Academic Integrity Policy

Employee Equity and Diversity Policy

Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Resolution for Students Policy and Procedure

Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Records Management Governance Policy and Procedure

Refund of Student Fees Policy and Procedure

Research Code of Conduct Policy

Student Code of Conduct Policy

Students with a Disability Policy and Procedure

Under 18 International Students Policy

Related Procedures

Academic Appeal Procedure

Academic Integrity Procedure

Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure

Children on Campus Procedure

Credit and Exemption Procedure

Disciplinary Action for Misconduct or Serious Misconduct Procedure

Enrolment Procedure

Higher Degree by Research Thesis Examination Procedure

National Code 2007 Standard 7 - Transfer Between Providers Procedure

Non-Academic Appeal Procedure

Research Conduct Complaint Procedure

Student Complaint Management Procedure

Student General Misconduct Procedure

University Appeal Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Academic Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student to the Academic Appeals Committee to have a Decision, in relation to an academic matter, overturned....moreA formal, written request made by a Student to the Academic Appeals Committee to have a Decision, in relation to an academic matter, overturned.

Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student or Employee to a higher authority to have a Decision overturned....moreA formal, written request made by a Student or Employee to a higher authority to have a Decision overturned.

Appeal Type

The classification of an Appeal in accordance with the Appeal Type and Responsibilities Schedule* *The Appeal Type and Responsibilities Schedule is subordinate to the Student Complaint and Appeal Policy...moreThe classification of an Appeal in accordance with the Appeal Type and Responsibilities Schedule**The Appeal Type and Responsibilities Schedule is subordinate to the Student Complaint and Appeal Policy

Authorised Representative

A representative who has been authorised to represent or act on behalf of a Student and acknowledged as such by the University in writing and in compliance with relevant University policy....moreA representative who has been authorised to represent or act on behalf of a Student and acknowledged as such by the University in writing and in compliance with relevant University policy.

Decision

A determination made by an Employee, contractor or other authorised delegate in the course of their duties on behalf of the University....moreA determination made by an Employee, contractor or other authorised delegate in the course of their duties on behalf of the University.

Non-Academic Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student to a higher authority to have a Decision, in relation to a non-academic matter, overturned....moreA formal, written request made by a Student to a higher authority to have a Decision, in relation to a non-academic matter, overturned.

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.

University Appeal

A formal, written request made by a Student or other eligible appellant who has recourse through the Academic Appeal Procedure and Non-Academic Appeal Procedure to the University Appeals Panel, to appeal a Decision made by any University committee which provides for recourse to the University Appeals Panel....moreA formal, written request made by a Student or other eligible appellant who has recourse through the Academic Appeal Procedure and Non-Academic Appeal Procedure to the University Appeals Panel, to appeal a Decision made by any University committee which provides for recourse to the University Appeals Panel.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Record No

15/266PL

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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