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UNE Policy Library Glossary

The UNE Policy Library Glossary is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures and guidelines.  Our Glossary is currently being developed and will be available for use in late 2017.  During the Glossary's development, please rely on the definitions of terms located at the bottom of each UNE Policy document.  We will advise the University community as soon as the Glossary takes effect.

Please contact the Policy and Governance Unit if you require further information.


Academic Dress

Is the gown, hood or stole and cap, or combination thereof, worn by persons who are entitled to wear them by virtue of their completion of a University award, or hold a status that entitles them to assume them.

Academic Integrity

Is the practice of acting fairly, honestly and ethically in academic endeavour.

Academic Record (Transcript)

Is the formal copy of a student's entire enrolment record at the University.

Accredited Translator

Is a translator who is accredited with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) or an accepted overseas equivalent.

Ad Hoc Booking

Is a room booking in teaching or meeting venues that is not reflected on the Timetable.


Includes all Alumni relations, philanthropic and fundraising activities and initiatives across the University


A term used by and acknowledged by the advertising industry to mean 'funded editorial' is considered to be a form of advertising..

Aegrotat Award

Is an award of a University course awarded without classification (such as 'with Credit' or 'with First Class Honours') as a result of a Student being unable to complete their course by reason of a permanent, incapacitating illness or injury.

Aggregate Mark

Is the final numerical mark computed for a student on the basis of combining the outcomes from two or more assessment tasks. Aggregate combining rules may be based on either a simple averaging principle (all tasks counting equally) or a weighted averaging principle.


Means graduates or diplomats of the University of New England and its antecedent institutions: New England University College (NEUC), University of New England (Northern Rivers), Armidale Teachers' College (ATC) and Armidale College of Advanced Education (ACAE) and includes other members of Convocation.


The systematic allocation of the depreciable amount of an intangible asset over its useful life.


Is the process whereby evaluative judgements are made in relation to a student's achievements against the learning outcomes of a unit of study.

Assessment Criteria

Are the statements that express in explicit terms how student performance against the desired learning outcomes is demonstrated.

Assessment Literacy

Is a student's ability to read, understand, comply with and learn from course and unit assessment requirements, criteria and standards, to produce work of a designated standard.

Assessment Tasks

Are compulsory or optional activities or exercises, which have an explicit intent to assess and guide student progress or learning achievement in a unit of study. Assessment tasks can be designed for diagnostic, formative, summative, evaluative or informative purposes.


A resource controlled by the University as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the University.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Is the national guidelines that establishes standards for Australian qualifications. Qualifications are given a level based on the depth of learning.


Authorship is defined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) as substantial contributions in a combination of the following:

  • conception and design of the project;
  • analysis and interpretation of research data; and
  • drafting significant parts of the work or critically revising it so as to contribute to the interpretation.

Is a recognised qualification from UNE including diploma, degree, Master or PhD.