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SCU Policy Library Glossary

The SCU Policy Library Glossary is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures and guidelines. Unless separately defined or the context of the policy requires otherwise then the following definitions apply to each policy.

 It is expected that the glossary will be built up over time and documents will gradually be converted to incorporate standard definitions as part of the normal review process.

Click on a letter from A to Z below to view Glossary items that begin with the selected letter, or use the scroll bar located on the right hand side of this page to browse the entire list.


School Board

A body of that name which is a sub‐committee of Academic Board. All references to a School Board should be read additionally as references to a College Board.


Within postgraduate awards, a specialisation may be indicated. A specialisation:

i. will be comprised of a minimum of four (4) units and normally a maximum of eight (8) units

ii. will build upon core units in the award, i.e. pre-requisites come from within the award

iii. will be built by the School or College to suit the needs of the award of which it is a part

iv. can include units from other Schools or Colleges with consultation

v. will be named and approved by Academic Board

vi. be named on the award’s testamur