2. Swinburne student charter
2.1. Expectations of Swinburne
Students will be supported in their learning through:
- Course content, facilities, resources, educational technologies and learning activities that are up-to-date and relevant
- Teaching staff who are well prepared and use appropriate methods and technologies to maximise opportunities for learning and scholarship.
- Academic support that gives feedback on progress, provides opportunities to improve academic performance and skills and helps students in difficulty
- Access to the information needed for successful study
- Opportunities for industry, research, community and international experiences
- Access to other student support services for personal and other difficulties.
- Timely, advance scheduling of teaching activities to allow students to plan their timetables for study and engagement in activities that support progression and complement their studies
- Respect and courtesy to students
- Opportunities to provide feedback on the student experience at Swinburne.
Table of roles and responsibilities (VC delegation)
|Role/Decision/Action||Responsibility*||Conditions and limitations|
|Provision by University of student services (including counselling, disability, equity, health, housing, development, faith)||Vice President (Students and Alumni)|
|Establishment of student loan and grant schemes for students experiencing financial difficulty||Vice President (Students and Alumni)|
*(Staff holding, acting in or performing the responsible position or office)
2.2. Expectations of students
Students are expected to:
- Attend formal learning activities punctually, and participate actively and positively in their own learning
- Engage with their studies, including all self-directed learning tasks, and meet assessment requirements and administrative deadlines
- Monitor their own progress and use feedback from staff to improve learning
Be accountable for their own learning
- Work responsibly and collaboratively to achieve study outcomes that require group activity, and avoid behaviour that interferes with the study experience of others
- Be honest and respectful
- Treat other students and staff with honesty, respect and courtesy in a safe manner, and refrain from harassing them or discriminating against them
- Respect University property and facilities, including library, computing and laboratory resources, and recognise the right of others to use these facilities and services
- Demonstrate professional behaviour while undertaking industry placements, projects or fieldwork, and respect the privacy of the client and any commercial information made available.