Assessment Policy and Procedure Changes in response to COVID-19; Stay up to date regarding your options and support here

Published On April 20, 2020 | By Amy | Latest News, News

On advice from the the University Academic Board Standing Committee and Senior Executive, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation) has approved temporary additions to policies and procedures that specifically address the disruption we have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These additions are approved until 19 June, at which time they will be reviewed.

In brief, the measures include changes to the usual requirements for supporting documentation for the following:

  • Applications through the online form for extensions up to 14 calendar days will be automatically granted.
  • Applications for extensions greater than 14 days (up to 28 days) can also be made through the online form. Please note you will need to complete a declaration within the form outlining how your ability to study has been impacted by COVID-19.
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These changes for supporting documentation also apply to requests for special extensions of time (SET), special consideration, and special examinations.

Limits on the timeframe for extensions

Extensions can only be granted up to 19 June 2020 (last day of the Trimester 1 Assessment Period), and 16 October 2020 (last day of the Trimester 2) Assessment Period. If further extensions are required and based on study that has been impacted by COVID-19, please apply for a Special Extension of Time (SET) via AskUNE.

In recognising the possible impact on academic performance, adjustments have also been made to supplementary examinations and the ability to apply for change of grades. Where applicable, these include the ability to:

  • apply for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty up to 29 May;
  • apply to convert a fail grade into a withdrawn grade; and
  • apply to convert a passing grade to a satisfactory grade so there is no impact on Grade Point Average (GPA).

Further details about these flexible options will be provided as soon as possible.

More detailed information is provided through the dedicated UNE COVID-19 website. There will also a link to this information in your Moodle units this week. Please check the website for regular updates. We are also considering a range of additional support measures and will communicate those to you as they are agreed and approved.

If you have questions and/or suggestions you can contact the office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation) here. 

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