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Code of Conduct

ANU College Student Code of Conduct

All ANU College students are expected to read, understand and follow the ANU College Student Code of Conduct. Students should also be aware that not following the Student Code of Conduct could lead to disciplinary consequences such as the failing of assignments or exclusion from ANU College.

Expectations of students

The staff of ANU College are committed to providing a positive and constructive learning environment for students that is free from harassment, discrimination or threatening behaviour. To maintain this environment, students also have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of behaviour.

This document describes expectations of students with regards to:

  1. General behaviour and attitude;
  2. Harassment/bullying;
  3. Computer use;
  4. Academic Honesty

General Behaviour and Attitude

As a students of ANU College you are expected to:

  • Interact in a polite and respectful manner with all students and staff of ANU College at all times;
  • Be committed to your studies: attend classes on time, participate actively and constructively during classroom activities, and complete all tasks allocated to them;
  • Take responsibility for your own learning and wellbeing: ask questions if there  is something that you do not understand and ask staff for assistance if experiencing any difficulties with study or life in Canberra;
  • Observe any class rules or behaviour guidelines as set by your teachers;
  • Use ANU campus buildings and equipment in a careful and responsible manner;
  • Notify ANU College staff/ANU Security immediately if noticing any threat or danger to the safety of yourself or others;
  • Observe the laws of Australia.

Harassment / Bullying & Discrimination

All students have the right to learn in an environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Along with this right, as an ANU College student you have a responsibility to:

  • Show respect for others;
  • To keep their environment safe for themselves and others. For example, if you notice any behaviour that may be considered harassment, you have a responsibility to notify a staff member that you feel comfortable talking to.

Unacceptable behaviour that students should not engage in include but is not limited to:

  • Making negative comments about particular ethnic groups or races (racial harassment);
  • Borrowing other student’s homework or notes without permission;
  • Making repeated invites to other students when they have said no;
  • Name-calling or making unwanted comments about a person’s appearance;
  • Yelling, swearing or using offensive language;
  • Physical harassment – unwelcomed physical contact (touching a person without permission)
  • Verbal harassment – making negative or offensive comments about other members of the ANU College community not only within the College grounds but on the internet or via telecommunications.
  • Physical violence of any sort, including towards another person or property within and around the ANU College and ANU campus at large.

Computer Use

ANU College’s expectations of high standards in behaviour and communications apply to those using the computing facilities.   Access to a computer network at ANU College is subject to an agreed set of rules and procedures that reflect Australian and ACT law, as well as the ANU College’s concern for the rights of others and respect for property.  Breaking this agreement will result in the withdrawal of in the privilege of using the computer network to be withdrawn.

Irresponsible behaviour includes:

  • Not respecting the rights and privacy of others;
  • Sending offensive or anonymous messages;
  • Accessing pornographic, offensive or inappropriate material;
  • Violating copyright of other people’s intellectual property;
  • Degrading, corrupting or damaging hardware, software, data, equipment or the integrity of the network;
  • Eating or drinking while working or sitting at computers in the classroom;
  • Installing unauthorised software (including demo versions);
  • Using network resources in a manner that contradicts network administrator instructions;
  • Altering the configuration of the network without the approval of the network administrator;
  • Using the College Computer equipment for any illegal activity
  • Using the College Computer equipment with malicious intent towards the College or any person.

Any student who witnesses or suspects any of the above mentioned irresponsible behaviours must report immediately to ANU Management.

For the purposes of maintaining the effectiveness, the security and the integrity of the network and all information within, the ANU College, or the network administrator may permit staff to access, move or delete any files as necessary for such purposes.

Academic Honesty

The students at ANU College are expected to behave honestly and with integrity when completing examinations and assignments.

The following types of behaviour are deemed to be academically dishonest and will be sanctioned.

  • Cheating during exams which includes, but is not limited to the use of prohibited materials or equipment or consultations with other students during exams.
  • Collusion which is a case of academic dishonesty involving more than one person. It includes two or more people colluding to share answers during an exam or for the purposes of completing a take-home assignment when specific instructions were given that the assignment was to be the student’s own work.
  • Plagiarism involving copying materials without using quotation marks even though the source is indicated, or paraphrasing materials without acknowledgement to the author(s).
  • Recycling involving submitting work as your own that has been submitted by another ANU College student in the past.
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