Provision of induction information and honours program guide
All MNHS Honours Program should conduct a formal induction for all commencing Honours students whether or not they have previously been enrolled as a student at Monash. An effective induction program will ensure that students are well informed about the overall Honours requirements and area of study specific expectations. Induction is considered to be a process which generally starts with contact prior to taking up the offer of a place in the Honours Program and proceeds through arrival, first days/weeks, and generally up to the third month of enrolment.
Schools/departments should also provide all enrolled Honours students with an Honours Program Guide for the discipline (in written or electronic form) including all of the following:
- the aims, nature and benefits of the Honours Program in each of the areas of specialisation in the school;
- assessment details;
- feedback processes;
- the roles and responsibilities of the School Honours Coordinator, students, supervisors and co-supervisors; (see appendices 3, 4 and 5)
- school policies and expectations about supervisor–student contact;
- any relevant school and university safety-related information and policies, including copies of all relevant university, Faculty, School and or Department OHSE policies;
- policies on computer usage, plagiarism, ethics, privacy and intellectual property;
- facilities available to Honours students in the school, information to assist the students in using them effectively and any relevant school policies on reasonable usage; and
- any other discipline-specific information (eg guidelines for activities such as laboratory usage and field work ).