Policies relating to Academic Conduct

Title of policy

Description

Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

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Animals: Australian Code of Practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 7th Edition 2004

The purpose of the Code is to ensure the ethical and humane care and use of animals used for scientific purposes as defined in the Code. The principles set out in the Code are for the guidance of investigators, teachers, institutions, Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) and all people involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.

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Appeals academic: University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended)

The purpose of this Rule is to provide a mechanism for the hearing of Student appeals against Academic Decisions that reflects the University's commitment to fair academic decision-making.

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Assessment and Examination of Coursework

The purpose of this document is to set out the principles underpinning the University's approach to assessment and examination of coursework award courses and units of study.

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Australian Postgraduate Awards and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards: Method of Award

 

These guidelines govern the allocation of awards and ranking procedures for Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPAs).

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NB: Refer also to Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) Ranking Guidelines

Australian Postgraduate Awards: Transfer Guidelines

The DEST rule on transfer of APA funding for the 2002 onwards cohort is that if the receiving institution wishes to support any transferring-in student it must do so from within its allocated APA funding. This means that a transferring-in APA student in the 2002 onwards cohort will not bring an APA scholarship to the University, nor will a transferring-out student be able to take an APA scholarship with them. This policy has been developed to provide guidance on the process for consideration of APA scholarships to candidates seeking to transfer-in to the University.

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Research Code of Conduct 2013

The Research Code of Conduct has been updated to align it with the provisions of NHMRC/ARC Australian Code of Conduct for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) (The Australian Code).  The proposed new Research Code of Conduct 2012 has been developed to comply with both the Australian Code and also address the University's requirements and obligations.

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Co-funded University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards: Method of Award

The University of Sydney may offer a limited number of co-funded University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPAs) in second semester each year. This policy outlines the method of awarding these UPAs.

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Cotutelle Scheme

In February 1998, Senate approved amendments to the PhD resolutions providing for the establishment of cotutelle agreements whereby, if the necessary conditions for joint candidature had been met, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy could also receive a doctorate from another University in respect of that candidature, each testamur acknowledging the circumstances under which the award was made. This documents lays down the principles for such arrangements, and includes a proforma agreement.

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Essential Resources for Postgraduate Research Students Policy 2012 

This policy: (a)  sets out the University’s commitment to providing postgraduate research students with the support and resources necessary for them to undertake their research successfully and complete their degrees; (b)   supports the proper supervision and training of postgraduate research students; (c)  supports the sustainable and responsible use of resources; and (d)      provides for shared and equitable access to finite support resources.

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Establishment and Award of Scholarships and Prizes

The Academic Board's policy for the establishment and award of prizes and scholarships.

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Ethical Conduct in Human Research: National Statement (1999)

This Statement identifies the ethical principles and values which should govern research involving humans.  It provides guidance for researchers, ethics committees, institutions, organisations and the public on how such research should be designed and conducted so as to conform to those principles and reflect those values.

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Generic Attributes of Graduates of the University of Sydney, 1997

 

List of generic attributes that all students should obtain in the course of acquiring their undergraduate degree

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Policy on the use of University Information and Communication Technology Resources (ICT resources)

All Users will be lawful, efficient, economical and ethical in their use of the University's ICT Resources. This policy includes conditions of use for access to University ICT resources.

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Intellectual Property: University of Sydney (Intellectual Property) Rule 2002

This Rule relates to the University's policy on ownership and management of intellectual property.

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Library Use: University of Sydney (Library) Rule 2011

 

Rules in relation to access to and use of the University library

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Management and Evaluation of Coursework Teaching

Requirements for the Management and Evaluation of Coursework Teaching

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Oral Examinations of PhD Theses at the University of Sydney

Policy and guidelines on the objectives, content, appropriateness, conduct and outcomes of an oral examination of a PhD thesis.

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PhD: Appointment of Additional Examiner as Assessor

This policy clarifies the requirements regarding the appointment of an additional examiner as an assessor in the examination process for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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PhD: Guidelines for Examiners of Doctor of Philosophy Thesis

Guidelines for Examiners of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Thesis which details the recommendations available to the examiners.

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PhD: Submission of Doctor of Philosophy Theses Containing Published Work

A candidate may submit in support of the candidature any publication of which the candidate is the sole or joint author. In such a case the candidate must provide evidence to identify satisfactorily the sections of the work for which the candidate is responsible. This policy clarifies the Academic Board requirements for a thesis which contains published work, in particular clarifying the meaning of ¿in support of candidature¿. This policy applies to all candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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Indirect Costs Recovery (Overheads)

Organisations which fund research at Universities should be prepared to pay the Indirect Cost Recovery fee. This policy applies to the following activities: research contracts and grants; consultancy work conducted on behalf of the University; provision of services on behalf of the University, post graduate student stipends; and any other work that involves the use of University facilities and resources. The Indirect Cost Recovery fee recognizes that there are real indirect costs to the University in undertaking these activities - use of buildings, services, facilities, administration, libraries, insurance etc.

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Postgraduate: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

This policy details the process and requirements for examination for PhD candidates, including thesis submission, appointment of examiners, examiners reports, and possible examination outcomes.

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Please see also the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011. Additional Academic Board policy relating to the PhD can be found at the following web address: http://sydney.edu.au/policy

Proof-reading and Editing of Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this policy is intended to clarify the extent to which external paid assistance may be involved in the preparation of the final version of a thesis/dissertation prior to submission.

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Research Principles

 

This document outlines the nine major principles which support research and research training at the University of Sydney

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Progress Reviews of Higher Degree by Research Students Guidelines

The University of Sydney aspires for all higher degree by research students to have a quality research training experience. This includes the timely completion of their research project and thesis. The progress review, including the Annual Progress Review (APR), takes the form of a written submission in a form determined by the faculty and an interview.

University of Sydney By-Law 1999 (as amended)

This document relates to: the election or appointment of the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Fellows of Senate; the making and promulgation of Rules; the function of the Vice-Chancellor; academic Governance; Convocation; and student discipline

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Submission of Treatise Containing Published Work

This policy clarifies the requirements regarding submission of treatise containing published work. This policy applies to all Master's candidates submitting a treatise or dissertation.

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Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2013

This policy is about the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.

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University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011

This Rule provides a framework for all higher degrees offered by research at the University, i.e. Masters degrees by research, Doctorates by research, and Higher Doctorates by research.

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