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Academic Board Appeals Committee's Procedures

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Effective Date:
29th March 2018
Review Date:
29th November 2020
Approval Authority Policy:
Academic Board
Approval Authority Procedure Guideline:
Not Applicable
Approval Date:
29th March 2018
Expired Date:
To Be Advised
Unit Head
Name: Belinda Atkinson +61 2 66203186
Position: Head, Governance Services
Name: Belinda Atkinson +61 2 66203186
Position: Head, Governance Services
Enquiries Contact
Division: Governance Services

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The following amendments have been made:
- the grounds on which the Chair can reject an appeal have been revised to: the
appeal is deemed to be frivolous or vexatious; and/or
the academic decision seems to the Chair to have been properly taken and the student has
not presented sufficient evidence to justify further consideration of the appeal.
- Clause 11 has been amended to clarify that the Chair may request additional
information from a student prior to making a determination as to whether the appeal will
be rejected or progress to a hearing by the Committee.
- Clause 24 has been amended to clarify that the Committee will either uphold or
quash the original decision against which the student is appealing. In addition, and
regardless of the decision to uphold or quash, the Committee may make a recommendation
to the School/College to review its processes.

Clauses Amended
Procedure: All