Course Outline Policy
|Date Approved||8 June 2011|
This policy has been superseded by Section 10 Course – Outlines of the Course Management and Assessment Procedure Manual  from 1 January 2013.
The University of Newcastle will ensure that a Course Outline is made available to each enabling, undergraduate, postgraduate and course work student for each course they undertake.
This policy must be read in conjunction with the Course Outlines Procedure 000938 which supports this policy.
2. Policy Intent
This policy and its procedure are designed to ensure Course Outlines for enabling, undergraduate and postgraduate courses contain the information required so that students are informed as to the requirements of the course. These Course Outlines will be delivered in a consistent manner to students studying at the University of Newcastle.
Research Higher Degree students should refer to their Supervisor for information about the RHD courses that they are undertaking.
3. Relevant Definitions
In the context of this document:
term means a period of time for the delivery of a course in which students enrol and for which they are charged fees; this could be a semester, trimester, summer term etc.
4. Policy provisions / principles
The Course Outline must be approved by the Head of School or nominee prior to distribution. Any subsequent changes must be approved by the Head of School.
4.2. Delivery of Course Outlines
The Course Outline will be supplied electronically via the learning management system (e.g. Blackboard).
The Course Coordinator must arrange a copy to be provided in an appropriate format and timeframe to those students with a print disability who request a Course Outline.
4.3. Availability of Course Outline
An approved Course Outline will be available by the first day of term for every course being offered that term. After the first week of term the content of a course outline (see Clause 3.4) can be changed only in exceptional circumstances and with approval of the relevant Head of School. If revised, once approved, the Course Outline will be provided to students in the same manner as the original.
4.4. Content of Course Outline
The content of the Course Outlines is listed in the Procedure. The policy and its procedure are to be followed by all Faculties, the Wollotuka Institute and the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre to avoid variation and inconsistency in their application.
4.5. Storage of Approved Course Outlines
The approved Course Outline and any subsequently approved version must be stored electronically in the Faculty Quality Assurance Folder.
5. Essential Supporting Documents
6. Related Documents
Attachment 1 - Checklist for Course Outlines
Attachment 2 - CTS Entry Proforma - WIL
|Approval Authority||Academic Senate|
|Date Approved||8 June 2011|
|Policy Sponsor||Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)|
|Policy Owner||Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning|
|Policy Contact||Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning|
Note added that this policy has been superseded from 1 January 2013, The Secretariat, 14 May 2013.
Minor amendment – change of Policy Sponsor to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) to reflect structural changes from 1 January 2013, The Secretariat, 14 May 2013.
Updating Attachment 1: Checklist for Course Outlines as approved by the Academic Senate at its 8 June 2011 meeting. The New checklist was developed and approved by G&P Staff and added on the 14/02/2012
Removal of link to rescinded policy document Course Outlines Policy 000587. 5 January 2012.
Approved by Academic Senate 08 June 2011, for implementation 1 January 2012 (AS11:084), replacing the previous policy 000587.