Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for enquiries about document application/interpretation, and a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Student Conduct Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 1st January 2022 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 1st January 2027 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Board The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Authority - Admin Changes Senior Policy Advisor The noted authority approved administrative changes to this version of the document.
Approval Date 8th December 2021 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Policy Author Connie Merlino
Academic Registrar
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Policy Owner Sherman Young
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Student Conduct secretariat General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The policy enables a consistent approach to the regulation of student conduct in teaching and learning, supporting staff and student wellbeing, compliance with government regulation and the maintenance and protection of academic integrity. The policy reaffirms RMIT’s commitment to managing potential student misconduct fairly, supporting the welfare and wellbeing of students and persons affected or involved in conduct matters, demonstrating compassion and empathy to students, and being guided by a trauma-informed approach for matters involving sexual, psychological or physical harm.

Key Enhancements
• Matters involving potential breaches of research integrity are reported to the Research Integrity Office, where non-conduct action may be taken in accordance with the Research Policy alongside management under the Student Conduct Policy.
• High level responsibilities of Senior Officers and the Student Conduct Board are outlined including consideration of potential misconduct reports, referral for internal or external investigation, the conduct of hearings, determinations of fact, whether reported conduct constitutes student misconduct, managing hearing outcomes and the application of penalties and consequences in accordance with the Student Conduct Regulations.
• The Student Conduct Policy " Schedule 1 Student Misconduct provides a non-exhaustive list of examples of actions and behaviours considered general and academic misconduct; the latter now aligns with the recently approved Academic Integrity Policy. The definitions of general, high risk and academic misconduct are stated in the Student Conduct Regulations.
• Responsibilities of students, staff, Senior Officers and the Academic Registrar in regulating and managing student conduct and misconduct are now clearly articulated.

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