Student General Misconduct Procedure Penalty Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To establish the penalties which may be applied to proven cases of alleged General Misconduct in accordance with the Student General Misconduct Procedure.

2 Scope

This schedule applies to all Students and must be read in conjunction with the Student General Misconduct Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

3.1 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) jurisdiction and penalty powers

When the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) makes a finding of General Misconduct, one or more of the following orders will be made:

  • reprimand and warn the Student; and/or
  • request that the Student to pay compensation to the University equal to the cost of restoring an item to the University or replacing it; and/or
  • remove the Student's access to computing and network facilities for a period of no longer than eight weeks; and/or
  • refer unlawful matters to the Queensland Police Service; and/or
  • Exclude the Student from all or specified parts of the University premises, including classes, for a time not longer than eight weeks; and/or
  • impose any restrictions on the Student, in terms of contact with Students or Employees of the University or any conditions on Enrolment, including temporary restriction to enrol, that the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) decides are reasonable and necessary to protect those Students or Employees; and/or
  • suspend the Enrolment of the Student under specified terms and conditions.

In making an order under the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) penalty powers, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) must, having regard to what is just in all the circumstances, decide on a penalty that is proportionate to the General Misconduct.

3.2 Student General Misconduct Committee jurisdiction and penalty powers

If a finding of General Misconduct is made, the Chair of the Student General Misconduct Committee, acting on the advice of the Committee, may make one or more of the following orders:

  • reprimand and warn the Student; and/or
  • impose a fine of not more than $1000; and/or
  • require the Student to pay compensation to the University equal to the cost of restoring an item to the University or replacing it; and/or
  • remove the Student's access to computing and network facilities, permanently or for a specified time and on any specified terms and conditions; and/or
  • Exclude the Student from all or specified parts of the University premises on any specified terms and conditions; and/or
  • impose any restrictions on the Student, in terms of contact with Students or Employees of the University or any conditions on Enrolment that the Student General Misconduct Committee decides are reasonable and necessary to protect those Students or Employees; and/or
  • suspend the Enrolment of the Student under specified terms and conditions; and/or
  • terminate the Enrolment of the Student.

In making an order under the Student General Misconduct Committee penalty powers, the Chair, on the advice of the Committee, must, having regard to what is just in all circumstances, decide on a penalty that is proportionate to the General Misconduct.

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services)

Responsible Officer

Director (Student and Academic Support)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

9/7/2015

Effective Date

20/7/2015

Review Date

20/7/2018

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Student Code of Conduct Policy

Student Complaint and Appeal Policy

Related Procedures

Non-Academic Appeal Procedure

Student General Misconduct Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Student General Misconduct Committee Terms of Reference

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Enrolment

The process of admitting Students to one or more Courses for the current Academic Year....moreThe process of admitting Students to one or more Courses for the current Academic Year.

Exclusion

Prohibition from enrolling in a Course or a program for a specified period....moreProhibition from enrolling in a Course or a program for a specified period.

General Misconduct

Behaviour or conduct by a Student which: is deemed to be serious in nature; and is a deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the Student Code of Conduct; and/or is persistent or negligent behaviour in breach of the Student Code of Conduct; and does not constitute as Academic or Research Misconduct, including a breach in research or failure to implement the Research...moreBehaviour or conduct by a Student which: is deemed to be serious in nature; and is a deliberate failure to comply with the specific provisions of the Student Code of Conduct; and/or is persistent or negligent behaviour in breach of the Student Code of Conduct; and does not constitute as Academic or Research Misconduct, including a breach in research or failure to implement the Research Code of Conduct.

Student

A person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course....moreA person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course.

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

General Misconduct, behaviour, penalty

Record No

14/2764PL

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