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Schedule 1 – examples of misconduct: Regulations for student conduct and discipline

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Examples of misconduct

1. Without limiting the generality of the definition in Statute 17 and reproduced in paragraph 1(1)(b), examples of misconduct are set out below.

Academic misconduct

(1) any activity or practice engaged in by a student that breaches explicit guidelines relating to the production of work for assessment, in a manner that compromises or defeats the purpose of that assessment:

Example 1: Plagiarising the work of another person, including a fellow student or the author of a text, by adapting or incorporating it in a piece of assessable work without due acknowledgment

Example 2: Bringing unauthorised material into an examination room

Example 3: Intentionally falsifying results which are reported in, or relied on for the purposes of, a piece of assessable work

Professional misconduct

(2) inappropriate behaviour by a student of the University whilst undertaking a component of their course of study either internally or externally (that is, professional/clinical placement, field trip, inter-institutional units and the like) that, while not constituting academic misconduct, constitutes a breach of standards of professional conduct expected within that field of study:

Example 1: Disorderly behaviour whilst under the influence of alcohol or other substances

Example 2: Sexual harassment of a person as defined in the University's Sexual Harassment Policy approved by Senate Resolution

Dealings with others at the University

(3) wilfully obstructing or disrupting University teaching, study, research, examination, test or official activity:

Example 1: Disrupting an examination or official meeting

(4) wilfully interfering unduly with the freedom of speech within the University of a member of the University or of a speaker invited by any section of the University to express their views:

Example 1: Disrupting to an unreasonable degree an address by a guest speaker

(5) wilfully interfering with the freedom of movement within the University of a member of the University or of a guest or visitor:

Example 1: Preventing someone from entering a building

(6) harassing a person in or upon the premises of the University as prohibited by policies approved by Senate Resolutions, pursuant to anti-discriminatory Commonwealth or State legislation:

Example 1: Sexual harassment of a person as defined in the University's Sexual Harassment Policy approved by Senate Resolution

Example 2: Racial harassment of a person as defined in the University's Racial Harassment Policy approved by Senate Resolution

(7) assaulting or attempting to assault a person within the University:

Example 1: Causing any person to hold reasonable fears for their safety or physical or psychological well-being

(8) providing false or deliberately misleading information to other members of the University:

Example 1: Falsifying an academic record

Example 2: Falsifying documents or providing false documents in order to gain admission to the University

(9) failing to comply with the reasonable direction of a member of staff:

Example 1: Entering any place within the University when forbidden to do so by a University employee;

Example 2: Refusing to leave a building when directed to do so by a University employee;

Example 3: Preventing another student from enjoying their rights as set out in the Charter of Student Rights.

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Dealings with property or information

(10) wilfully damaging, or wrongfully dealing with University property, or the property within the University of any person:

Example 1: Leaving litter

Example 2: Misuse of emergency equipment

Example 3: Defacing or affixing a notice to a part of a University location

Example 4: Vandalism

Example 5: Failure to comply with the Library Rules

Example 6: Misuse of computer equipment in contravention of the University's Computer and Software Use Regulations

Example 7: Copying, or attempting to copy, any copyright material including computer software without the permission of the University and in breach of the Copyright Act

Example 8: Knowingly disclosing confidential information

Behaviour at the University

(11) creating a disturbance or being disorderly on University premises:

Example 1: Using abusive or insulting language

Example 2: Disorderly behaviour whilst under the influence of alcohol or other substances

Example 3: Frightening wildlife

Example 4: Lighting a fire without permission

Example 5: Contravening the rules of conduct set out in the by-laws

(12) Wilfully obstructing or attempting to obstruct or deter a member of staff in the performance of their duties;

(13) Failing to provide the student's name and address when required to do so by a member of staff who reasonably requires the information for the performance of their duties.

Action likely to cause injury or impair safety on University premises

(14) disobeying or failing to comply with the University's health and safety policies:

Example 1: Remaining in a building after the fire alarm has sounded.

Contravention of any statute, by-Law, regulation or rule

(15) disobeying or failing to comply with a provision of a University statute, regulation, rule, by-law or a Senate resolution or with an order made under a University statute, regulation, by-law or Senate resolution:

Example 1: Contravening the University's Intellectual Property Regulations by disclosing the details of intellectual property if the disclosure would prejudice the protection of intellectual property owned by the University

Example 2: Contravening the by-laws by smoking in a smoke-free area

Example 3: Failure to comply with the Library Rules

Behaviour which brings the University into disrepute

(16) acting in a manner which brings the University into disrepute:

Example 1: Disorderly or offensive conduct while engaged in University activities e.g. a field trip

Enforcement of penalties

(17) failing to comply with any penalty imposed under any University statute, regulation, rule or by-law, or any Senate resolution.

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