Policy Directory

FRAMEWORK POLICY FOR UOWD STUDENTS STUDYING UOW COURSES

Date first approved:

18 August 2017

Date of effect:

18 August 2017

Date last amended:
(refer to Version Control Table)

Date of Next Review:

18 August 2022

First Approved by:

University Council

Custodian title & e-mail address:

Director, Academic Quality and Standards Unit
quality@uow.edu.au

Author:

Director, Academic Quality and Standards Unit
quality@uow.edu.au

Responsible Division & Unit:

Academic Quality and Standards Unit

Supporting documents, procedures & forms:

Educational Services and Quality Assurance Agreement between UOW and UOWD Ltd (contact quality@uow.edu.au)

UOW Course Policy Framework

UOW Collaborative Delivery Policy Framework

Relevant Legislation &

External Documents:

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Cth)

Audience:

Public

Contents

1 Purpose of Policy

  • 1. This policy:

    a. provides the policy framework governing students studying UOWD Courses which have been approved by UOWD and UOW, are deemed to be equivalent to UOW Courses and for which UOWD Students are eligible to exchange their UOWD award for a UOW award and a UOW testamur;

    b. identifies the UOW policies listed in Schedule 1 that apply to the UOWD Students;

    c. identifies responsibilities for policy approval, application and amendment.

2 Definitions

Word/Term

Definition (with examples if required)

Agreement

Education Services and Quality Assurance Agreement between the University of Wollongong and the University of Wollongong in Dubai as amended and renewed from time to time.

Policy document

A rule, policy, code of conduct, code of practice, guideline or related procedure.

UOW

The University of Wollongong.

UOW Policies

The policy documents of UOW applying to UOWD students as amended or added to from time to time by UOW and as set out in Schedule 1.

UOWD

The University of Wollongong in Dubai

UOWD Courses

Courses offered by UOWD that have been approved by UOW and UOWD, are deemed equivalent to UOW courses and in respect of which a UOWD student may exchange their UOWD award for a UOW award and a UOW testamur.

UOWD Policies

The policy documents adopted by UOWD and approved by UOW , jointly comprising the UOWD Policy Framework, and as amended or added to from time to time as provided in this policy.

UOWD Students

Students enrolled in UOWD Courses.

3 Application & Scope

  • 1. This policy applies to UOWD Students studying UOWD courses which have been quality assured as equivalent to UOW Courses and for which the UOWD Students are eligible to exchange their UOWD award for a UOW award and a UOW testamur (the UOWD Students).
  • 2. This policy is to be implemented by UOWD as part of UOWD’s obligations under the Agreement.

4 Policy Principles

  • 1. This policy operates to ensure that the UOWD Students are subject to a comprehensive set of academic and related policies while studying a UOWD course.

5 Policies Applying to UOWD Students

  • 1. The UOWD Students are subject to the UOWD Policy Framework in respect of those matters affecting them in their capacity as students that are regulated by the UOWD Policies.
  • 2. The UOWD Students are also subject to certain UOW Policies (the UOW Policies) which are set out in Schedule 1.
  • 3. If there is any inconsistency between the provisions of a UOWD Policy and a UOW Policy then the UOWD Policy prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

6 Access to UOWD and the UOW Policies

  • 1. UOWD will take reasonable steps to ensure that the UOWD Students have access to all policies affecting them, including providing students with reasonable access to electronic copies of all UOWD Policies and the applicable UOW Policies.

7 Approval and Amendment of UOW Policies

  • 1. UOW approves of the application of the UOW Policies listed in Schedule 1 to UOWD Students studying UOWD Courses.
  • 2. UOW will consult with UOWD in respect of any changes to the UOW Policies and any new policy documents that UOW wishes to approve in addition to or in substitution for the UOW Policies . On approval, any such policy documents shall become part of the UOW Policies
  • 3. UOWD will consult with UOW in respect of any amendments to the UOWD Policies and/or any new UOWD policy documents before they apply to the UOWD Students.
  • 4. The approval of the application of additional UOW Policies to UOWD Students is the responsibility of the UOWD Academic Board.
  • 5. Should UOW require UOWD to develop a new policy document to regulate any aspect of the management of UOWD Students, provided the amendments comply with UOWD’s obligations under UAE law and regulation, UOWD will take steps to develop a policy document as required and submit it to UOW for approval as provided in this policy. On approval, any such policy document shall become part of the UOWD Policies.
  • 6. Should UOW require UOWD to amend any UOWD Policies, provided the amendments comply with UOWD’s obligations under UAE law and regulation, UOWD will take steps to amend the UOWD Policies in accordance with UOWD’s policy approval process and submit it to UOW for approval as provided in this policy. On approval, any such policy document shall become part of the UOWD Policies.

8 Version Control and Change History

Version Control

Date Effective

Approved By

Amendment

1

18 August 2017

UOWD Academic Board & University Council

First Version

9 Schedule 1 – UOW Policies

General Course Rules

UOW Course Policy Framework:

Course Policy

Course and Subject Approval Procedures - Less Significant Amendments to Existing Courses

Course and Subject Approval Procedures - New Courses and Significant Amendments to Existing Courses

Course Design Procedures (including the Principles of Equivalence)

Course Review Procedures

Conferrals and Issuance Policy

Joint and Dual Awards Policy

Collaborative Delivery Policy Framework:

Collaborative Delivery of a UOW Course Policy

Assessment of New Collaborative Delivery Procedures

Collaborative Delivery - Subject Quality Assurance Procedures

Collaborative Delivery Review Procedures

Framework Policy for UOWD Students Studying UOW Courses

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