We are a diverse learning community of students, teachers, and support staff, and we are excited that you are learning with us. As you settle into your on campus study program, the following will introduce you to the basics of academic life at ALC.
The Academic Calendar contains the dates for standard enrolment events, key study periods and holidays.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials, as set out in unit outlines.
Students should advise the lecturer if they are unable to attend. Attendance at the first lecture is particularly important. An absence of more than 25% of lectures or tutorials in a unit is normally regarded as too great to sustain active engagement in that unit and may impact adversely on the student's learning.
The personal information you provide is used and stored by ALC in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1998 and the National Privacy Principles prescribed by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.
In order to protect the high academic standing of your MCD degree or diploma, all forms of cheating, plagiarism or other academic fraud (including illegitimate use of internet resources) are strictly forbidden, and anyone found engaging in them faces serious consequences.
The right to be treated fairly is applicable to all academic and administrative matters. If you have a grievance about an administrative procedure or academic issue, you have five working days (longer for some serious matters) to lodge a complaint with the Dean, or with the MCD Registrar. You will not be disadvantaged by doing this, and in most cases can expect a resolution within ten working days.
Students have the right to be and feel safe in MCD environments. Harassment in any form—spiritual, sexual or discriminatory (e.g., on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, theological outlook)—is wrong, and not tolerated. Procedures are in place to deal promptly with situations which may arise. The college has student, staff and faculty Peer Contact Officers (PCOs), available to be contacted in confidence if you feel harassed.
The semester timetable contains the schedule for classes, listing information on the day, time, location, and lecturer for each class. See the Calendars & timetables page to download current timetables.
The MCD University of Divinity recommends a maximum of four units per semester for undergraduate students, and three units per semester for graduate and postgraduate students. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Dean.
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