(1) Increased participation by Students in international mobility programs is one of the University of New England's (UNE) internationalisation strategies. Periods of work and/or study in other countries have direct benefits for the participants and host institutions and indirect benefits for others who come into contact with them and so profit from their experience.
(2) This Rule provides the framework for Student international mobility at UNE and must be read in conjunction with the Student International Mobility Procedures that support this Rule.
(3) This Rule applies to:
(4) This Rule does not apply to:
(5) UNE is committed to providing opportunities for our Students to participate in international mobility programs to expand their exposure to, and experience of, languages, culture, study and work of other nations and cultures.
(6) International mobility programs must make use of knowledge and skills that are relevant to the course being undertaken by the Student, enhance that knowledge and skills base, and develop some or all of the desired attributes of a UNE graduate.
(7) All Inbound applicants must meet UNE's English language requirements for admission irrespective of the study location or study mode.
(8) UNE may apply quotas on the number of offers to Inbound applicants for any particular mobility program.
(9) UNE is obliged to meet legislative and regulatory requirements relating to mobility programs including the requirements of the Educational Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000) for Inbound Students.
(10) A Student Exchange Program consists of:
(11) A Study Abroad Program consists of:
(12) A Short Term Mobility Program consists of:
(13) UNE must have in place a Student exchange agreement with that partner before the first Student covered by that agreement departs from, or arrives in, Australia.
(14) Before a Placement is approved an agreement must be in place between:
(15) Outbound Students are responsible for:
(16) Inbound Students are responsible for:
(17) UNE International (UNEI) is responsible for:
(18) Schools are responsible for the administration and management of Short Term Mobility Programs organised by the School including:
(19) The International Mobility Committee reports to the University Teaching and Learning Committee and provides broad oversight of the strategic design, development and review of UNE's international mobility opportunities for Students.
(20) Membership of the International Mobility Committee comprises:
(21) Terms of Reference of the International Mobility Committee are:
(22) The Vice-Chancellor, pursuant to Section 29 of the University of New England Act, makes this University Rule.
(23) University Representatives and Students must observe it in relation to University matters.
(24) The Rule Administrator is authorised to make procedures and guidelines for the operation of this University Rule. The procedures and guidelines must be compatible with the provisions of this Rule.
(25) This Rule operates as and from the Effective Date.
(26) Previous policy on University Mobility and Exchange and related documents are replaced and have no further operation from the Effective Date of this new Rule.
(27) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this University Rule, the Vice-Chancellor may approve an exception to this Rule where the Vice-Chancellor determines the application of the Rule would otherwise lead to an unfair, unreasonable or absurd outcome. Approvals by the Vice-Chancellor under this clause must be documented in writing and must state the reason for the exception.
(28) Effective Date means the day on which this Rule is published or on such later day as may be specified in this Rule.
(29) Host institution means the institution where the Outbound Student will undertake their mobility program if they are not participating in an Exchange Program in which case it is the Partner Institution.
(30) Inbound Student means an international Student participating in a Student Mobility Program at UNE.
(31) Mobility Program means any program approved and coordinated by the University that involves Students undertaking an overseas experience.
(32) Outbound Student means a UNE Student participating in an international mobility program.
(33) Partner Institution means a university in a country other than Australia with which UNE has signed a formal document of co-operation.
(34) Placement means a clinical placement, practicum, internship and any other like form of professional, industrial or vocational experience included in a course or required for a program.
(35) Short Term Mobility Program is defined in clause 12 of this Rule.
(36) Student Exchange Program is defined in clause 10 of this Rule.
(37) Study Abroad is defined in clause 11 of this Rule.
(38) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent) contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories
(39) Student means an Admitted Student or an Enrolled Student, at the relevant time.
(40) UNE Act means the University of New England Act 1993 No 68 (NSW).
(41) Work Integrated Learning is an activity that integrates academic learning with its application in the workplace.