Indigenous Studies: Code Of Conduct for students

We pride ourselves on providing a culturally and pedagogically safe place for students to learn. To ensure everyone gets the most out of our classes we have developed a code of conduct by which staff and students are expected to abide.

In classes all student’s opinions will be treated with respect, however racist or sexist remarks are unacceptable. We will not tolerate any type of bullying, aggression or demeaning of fellow classmates or staff, such cases will result in requests to leave the classroom.

There are no prerequisite requirements for second and third year units, however if you intend on doing honours you will need to complete a major in Indigenous cultures and histories. There is flexibility in the manner in which a major is structured so speak to the honours or undergraduate coordinator if you need more information. Entry into the honours programme is based on a distinction average, and first year subjects are counted in determining eligibility to do fourth year honours.

All Indigenous cultures and histories units have a minimum attendance requirement of 80% for tutorials. Students who have timetable clashes and therefore rely on recorded lectures, presentations and online handouts must check with the course coordinator to see if this is feasible.

In class please observe the following:

  • classes are for enrolled students only or with the permission of the course coordinator
  • turn off mobile phones
  • emails will be answered within 24 hours, provided that these are sent between Monday and Friday. If you email on weekends do not expect a response before the following Monday. Similarly emailing in the evening does not mean you will receive an answer before the following day
  • staff may provide mobile or personal phone numbers. Unless in case of emergency students must not ring out of hours, or on weekends. In most cases emailing the staff member will be sufficient as we will endeavor to respond to all emails promptly.

Policy on assessment tasks, plagiarism and essay recycling

In addition to the University's policy on plagiarism the following information needs to be considered:

  • assessed work must not include any plagiarised or recycled material from previous subjects
  • all essays are to include an annotated bibliography, and be fully referenced
  • reasonable requests for extensions must be made in writing or via email. Do not ask you tutor/lecturer at the end of a class. Put it in writing
  • all students will have their work examined by at least two staff members and the results will be bench-marked against others from the same class
  • staff will liaise and consult with each other in cases of plagiarism and/or recycled essays. A school register has been established and in the case of either of these issues student’s names will be recorded.