Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 6th July 2016
Review Date 31st December 2019
Approval Authority Academic Senate
Approval Date 6th July 2016
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Enquiries Contact Melanie Barlow
Senior Administrative Officer
+61 2 4921 7229

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first version of this document to be published in the new UON Policy Library. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the version that was approved, published and in effect at the time the new Policy Library was launched. In migrating the document to the new Policy Library it was subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and amending any reference to rescinded policies including Rules rescinded by Council Resolution on 7 March 2018.


The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication in the new UON Policy Library:


8 April 2014 - The Rules Governing the Administration of Assessment Items [000113] was superseded by the Rules Governing Courses and Assessment [000996], Course Management Policy [000994], Assessment Policy [000995], Course Management and Assessment Procedure Manual [000996] on 1 January 2014. References to 000113 have been replaced by the Policy Team and updated to include relevant references to the new Courses and Assessment Policy Suite.


18 April 2012 - President of Academic - Minor amendments including the inclusion of caring responsibilities under unavoidable commitments and the inclusion of point v. under 5.4.1.


5 January 2012 - Removal of links to rescinded policy documents Course Outlines Policy 00587 and Special Circumstances Affecting Assessment items Procedure 000641.


5 August 2011 - President of Academic - Minor typographical amendments approved by President of Academic, under delegated authority - does not change intent of any clause. September 2011 - Administrative amendments due to implementation of Student Misconduct Rule which replaced Student Discipline Rules effective 25 July 2011. 1


8 June 2011 - Academic Senate - Approved, Academic Senate, for implementation from 1 January 2012 (AS11:086).



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