Unlock your potential as a Griffith Student,
Know the Student Charter.
The Student Charter helps you to be your best by stating what you can expect as a Griffith Student and what the University expects of you.
It is also the key to finding out what you need to know as a Griffith student by giving you direct access to student policies and support systems.
The full Student Charter is available via the Griffith Policy Library. An extract of the Student Charter is provided below.
- Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Research
- Equity and Ethical
- Feedback, Complaints and Discipline
Expectations - Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Research
Students can expect:
- assistance in their orientation and transition to Griffith;
- a range of learning and teaching approaches that facilitate engagement and communication between students and between students and their teachers, and the development of the Griffith Graduate (PDF 36k) attributes;
- Fair, reliable and valid assessment (PDF 101k) including helpful and timely feedback on their academic work;
- clear information about course (PDF 74k) and program requirements;
- changes to programs (PDF 98k) and courses (PDF 67k), made during the normal period of enrolment, allow student to omplete their original program or transfer to a replacement program;
- data to be collected, analysed and reported about their learning for the purpose of informing student-centred education practices and optimizing the learning environment;
- reasonable and equitable access to library , laboratory, studio, internet, computing and general course resources;
- ownership of intellectual property they create in the course of their enrolment, unless other arrangements have been mutually agreed in writing with the University in accordance with the University’s Intellectual Property Policy.
- work to the best of their ability (PDF 51k) and towards the development of the attributes of the Griffith Graduate (PDF 36k);
- participate actively, positively and with integrity in teaching, learning (PDF 146k) and research (PDF 150k) activities;
- provide constructive feedback on their learning;
- take responsibility for managing their own learning, in accordance with the Academic Calendar and their timetable, ensuring attendance when required, adequate private study and full participation in all learning activities;
- complete and submit all required assessment (PDF 101k) tasks within required timeframes;
- comply with program and course requirements;
- respect the academic responsibility of the University to establish and maintain appropriate academic and professional standards in courses and programs;
- to ensure their personal information including contact details are up to date through My Griffith – the student portal;
- to regularly check for University communications;
- respect University property and use information technology and other resources (PDF 39k) in accordance with the University's Code of Practice and Property Policy;
- comply with the minimum information technology requirements for study in the courses in which they enrol.
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Expectations - Equity and Ethical
Students can expect:
- to be treated with courtesy, acceptance (PDF 177k) and respect ;
- their reasonable needs to be respectfully addressed, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, age, background, disability or sexual preference;
- to participate fully in the University’s activities free from harassment, discrimination, bullying or other anti-social or unlawful behaviours;
- reasonable access to academic, professional and personal support;
- access to information on the University’s policies and procedures;
- a transparent admission system that is inclusive and equitable; administered in accordance with published criteria;their personal information to remain confidential and to be released only with their consent and knowledge or when legally required, or when their personal safety or the safety of others is at risk;
- the University to provide a safe and healthy study environment.
The University expects students to:
- treat and communicate with University staff and other students with courtesy, acceptance and respect at all times including via social media;
- observe reasonable standards of behaviour (PDF 118k) with respect to all University activities and University property,, thereby refraining from harassment, discrimination, bullying or other forms of intimidating or unlawful behavior (PDF 48k) against other students and staff;
- uphold professional standards of behavior towards all persons they interact with in their capacity as a University student whilst undertaking activities related to their degree that are external to the University;
- conduct themselves in a safe manner;
- adhere to the highest ethical standards (PDF 174k) and undertake assessment tasks in an honest and trustworthy manner (PDF 146k) consistent with their purpose;
- disclose relevant information about circumstances that may impact on their capacity to undertake their studies for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments;
- recognize the significance of Australia’s First Peoples, their cultures, and their place im the University’s learning and research activities.
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Expectations - Feedback, Complaints and Discipline
Students can expect:
- their complaints to be addressed in a timely and professional manner;
- the University to seek and welcome their feedback on matters relating to the learning environment and courses and to be advised of the outcomes of such reviews;
- to access information in plain English and in multiple and accessible formats about how to apply for a review of a decision or submit a complaint along with access to independent peer support;
- staff to be aware of and uphold their responsibilities under the University’s policies and procedures as they affect them and their interaction with students.
The University expects students:
- attempt to resolve issues informally before seeking a review of a decision or making a student complaint;
- to refrain from engaging in frivolous or vexatious complaints;
- to be aware of and uphold their responsibilities under the University’s policies and procedures and to abide by the conditions which necessarily follow, and accept sanctions applied for failing to do so.