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Policy DDS Glossary

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

a

Academic Credit

Refer to 'Advanced standing'.

Advanced Standing

Recognition of achieving a portion of the required knowledge, skills and understanding of units in an award program, expressed as an equivalent number of credit points towards that award.

Award

The qualification granted to a student after completion of all the requirements of a higher education course.

b

No terms available

c

Calendar Day

Refers to any day of the week, Monday through Sunday, including public holidays and University concessional days.

Candidate

Describes a student enrolled in a higher degree by research.

Concessional Day

Refers to any day designated by the University as a 'concessional day' during which the Univeristy is closed for business.

d

Day

Is used as general reference only.  Specific time periods, such as deadlines and limitations are denoted as either calendar days, working days, concessional days or weekends.

Degree

An alternative term for 'Award'

e

No terms available

f

No terms available

g

Graduand

A student who has completed the requirements for an award and has been deemed eligible to graduate, but has not yet had the award conferred.

Graduate

A person who  has completed the requirements of a course and has had the award conferred.

h

Head of Unit

Refers to the head of any academic or functional unit, except where explicitly stated otherwise as is the case in respect of the Misconduct, Student Non-academic Misconduct Policy (refer to policy for expanded definition).

i

IT

Information Technology

j

No terms available

k

No terms available

l

No terms available

m

No terms available

n

No terms available

o

No terms available

p

No terms available

q

No terms available

r

Recognition of Prior Learning

General term used to describe the University's policy of acknowledging learning in other contexts that can be applied to the knowledge, skills and understanding outcomes of study in award programs.

s

No terms available

t

No terms available

u

University

Refers to the University of Western Sydney (UWS), except where explicitly stated otherwise.

University premises

Refers to any land, water, building, part of any building, tent or movable structure owned, leased or controlled by the University, including Residential Colleges, or venues otherwise temporarily occupied to conduct University business.

v

No terms available

w

Working Day

Refers to any day Monday through Friday, excluding  public holidays and University concessional days.

x

No terms available

y

No terms available

z

No terms available