Manual of Policies and Procedures

E/1.3 Student Misconduct Committee charter

Contact Officer

Director, Governance and Legal Services

Approval Date

23/01/2018

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/12/2018

1.3.1 Purpose
1.3.2 Accountability
1.3.3 Responsibilities
1.3.4 Delegations
1.3.5 Membership
1.3.6 Meeting frequency
1.3.7 Reporting and communication
1.3.8 Procedures
1.3.9 Secretariat
Modification History

1.3.1 Purpose

Student Misconduct Committee considers allegations of non-academic misconduct by students and determines whether the allegations have been substantiated.

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1.3.2 Accountability

Student Misconduct Committee is a management committee accountable to the Vice-Chancellor and President.

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1.3.3 Responsibilities

Student Misconduct Committee undertakes the following:

  • hears cases of major non-academic misconduct referred to it under Management of student misconduct (E/8.1)
  • considers whether an allegation of major non-academic misconduct against a student is substantiated
  • makes a recommendation to the Vice-President (Administration) and Registrar on any penalty/ies to be imposed where there is a determination that misconduct has been substantiated.

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1.3.4 Delegations

Student Misconduct Committee determines whether or not an allegation of student non-academic misconduct is substantiated. 

Refer to Appendix 3 - Schedule of Authorities and Delegations (C143).

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1.3.5 Membership

  • A Chairperson, with suitable experience and senior academic standing nominated by the Provost. The Chair should be knowledgeable in University policy and procedures and decision-making, and have wide experience in dealing with student issues
  • One senior academic staff member nominated by the Provost
  • One professional staff member with experience in student administration nominated by the Provost
  • Two students nominated by the Student Guild on each occasion upon which Student Misconduct Committee is convened to deal with a matter.

Alternate members may be nominated in each membership category with full membership rights.  Alternate members may attend a meeting when the ordinary member is unable to attend a meeting.

The quorum for a meeting is three members.

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1.3.6 Meeting frequency

Student Misconduct Committee meets monthly or as required.

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1.3.7 Reporting and communication

Student Misconduct Committee prepares a report for the Vice-President (Administration) and Registrar of each student case considered at a meeting.

Student Misconduct Committee may provide feedback to a responsible officer regarding any issues identified in reviewing allegations, from a continuous improvement perspective.

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1.3.8 Procedures

Except in regard to quorum, Student Misconduct Committee operates in accordance with Council Procedure 1 - Committees and Management of student misconduct (E/8.1).

Due to the nature of its business, Student Misconduct Committee has a committee operating procedure to assist with its operation and the processes to be followed at meetings. Procedures for the enquiry of the Student Misconduct Committee are provided to a student when an allegation notice is issued. 

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1.3.9 Secretariat

A nominee of the Vice-President (Administration) and Registrar is secretary.

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Modification History

Date Sections Source Details
06.03.19 E/1.3.5 Vice-Chancellor and President Membership updated to include the Provost as the nomintor for membership categories (excluding student category)
23.01.18 All Vice-Chancellor Terms of reference redrafted to committee charter
11.09.17 All Governance and Legal Services Periodic review - no change in accordance with committee self-assessment review
02.12.15 All Governance and Legal Services Policy revised following new policy E/10.6 Revocation of an award
16.12.14 All Vice-Chancellor Policy revised in accordance with committee self-assessment review
10.11.13 All Vice-Chancellor Policy revised following post-implementation review of E/8.1
23.09.11 All Governance and Legal Services Policy revised to clarify the Committee's role in making recommendations to the Registrar on penalty
30.08.10 All Vice- Chancellor New policy

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