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There are currently 18 terms in this directory beginning with the letter A.

Academic freedom
Academic freedom comprises the following elements: the freedom of academic staff to teach, discuss scholarship and to disseminate and publish the results of their scholarship activities; the freedom of academic staff and students to engage in intellectual inquiry, to express opinions and beliefs, and to contribute to public debate, in relation to their subjects of study and scholarly work; the freedom of academic staff, without constraint imposed by their employment with the Institution, to make lawful public comments on any issue in their personal capacities; the freedom of academic staff to participate in professional or representative academic bodies; the freedom of students to participate in student societies and associations; the autonomy of the Institution in relation to the choice of academic courses and offerings, the ways in which they are taught and the choices of scholarship activities and the ways in which they are conducted (Independent Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers, 2019 , p.226)

Academic integrity
Acting with the values of honesty, respect, trust, responsibility and support in learning, teaching, and research

Academic leadership
Academic leadership in higher education providers is a subset of the overall institutional or corporate leadership of the provider, differentiated mainly by its focus on academic matters. Academic matters include teaching, learning, scholarship and related matters (TEQSA Guidance Note, Academic Leadership, 18 June, 2019, Beta Version 1.0)

Academic misconduct
A breach of academic integrity. Cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication or falsification of data are examples of such breaches (refer to TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Integrity)

Academic progression
The level of academic standing or achievement made by a student towards completion of their course in each study period. Academic progression involves active monitoring by the Institution of students’ academic achievement and the provision of appropriate communication and support to maximise the possibility of success

Academic staff
All those employed by the Institution to teach and/or carry out scholarship and extends to those who provide, whether on an honorary basis or otherwise, teaching services and/or scholarship at the Institution

Academic standing
The status of a student’s progress towards completion of their course. Academic standing is determined at the end of each standard study period

Access device
A mechanism that allows entry in or about the student accommodation or bedroom such as keys, swipe card, etc

Advanced standing
A form of credit for any previous learning

Appeal means the formal process whereby a student disputes a complaint decision relating to an academic or administrative matter. The appeal process is the next step in the process after the complaint stage

Approved qualified academic
A senior member of the academic team, with appropriate experience and qualifications in reviewing and approving advanced standing applications. A list of Approved Qualified Academics available to approve advanced standing applications is appointed by the DVC (Learning and Teaching) in consultation with the CEO

Approving body
Either the Board of Directors for the approval of quality-assurance related and non-academic policies or the Academic Board for the approval of academic-related policies that do not have an impact on the business model of the Institution

Australian Qualifications Framework

A formal agreement which enables a student to progress from a course at another institution to a course at the Institution with a specified amount of credit.

A systematic process for facilitating and evaluating student learning which includes the design, development and implementation of assessment tasks, and the judgement and reporting of student performance

Associated instruments
A generic and holistic reference to the type of documents that may be developed in conjunction with policies such as procedures, guidelines, forms, templates and any other supporting documents

Australian International Education and Training Agent Code of Ethics
A component of Australia’s international education and training framework, providing a guide to the expected professional behaviour of international representatives working with international students, parents, providers and fellow international representatives; while providing a set of standards for representatives and supporting providers to meet National Code obligations

Award course
A course recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and approved by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)