UNIT OUTLINE   

UNIT OUTLINE   
 UNIT OUTLINE Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will also help you to get started with your studies. BFA682 Law for Managers Semester 1, 2016 THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN: Distance and Hobart Taught by: Dr Tom Baxter CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B BFA682 Law for Managers 2 Contents Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre‐Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3 Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3 When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3 University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3 Intended Learning Outcomes for BFA682 ............................................................................................... 4 Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5 Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 6 Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8 Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8 Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 10 Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 13 Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 14 Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 15 Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 15 Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 17 Contact Details Unit Coordinator: Campus: Room Number: Email: Phone: Consultation: Dr Tom Baxter Hobart 323 [email protected] (03) 6226 2803 After class or by prior appointment Tuesday 2:30‐4pm or Thursday 2:30‐4pm BFA682 Law for Managers 3 Unit Description This unit provides, in the context of business, an introduction to the Australian legal system. Specifically, its main topics are: 
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sources of law, such as Parliament and the courts; the Australian federal system; the legislative process; precedent; the law of torts; the law of contract; the Australian Consumer Law; agency law; and legal aspects of various forms of business organisation including sole traders, partnerships and corporations. BFA682 is delivered face to face in Hobart and by distance. Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre‐Requisite Unit(s) No prerequisites are required, other than admission to the degree. Incompatible Unit / Mutual Exclusion: BFA506 Business Law. Enrolment in the Unit Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee that:  any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the period prior to enrolment; and  penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were due during this period. When does the unit commence? The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 22 February, 2016 University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement: Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical conduct and sustainability. BFA682 Law for Managers 4 Intended Learning Outcomes for BFA682 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL LEARNING OBJECTIVES ASSESSMENT TASK No.s & COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES METHODS Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and principles related to management of business Develop a legal problem solving framework for applying legal knowledge to management scenarios 1. Weekly quizzes 2. Mid‐semester test 3. End of semester test 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment 1. Weekly quizzes 2. Mid‐semester test 3. End of semester test 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment Identify key facts and legal issues in management scenarios 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment Analyse and apply legislation and cases relevant to key facts and legal issues 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment Make recommendations on the basis of information analysed and legal problem solving framework applied Communicate knowledge and understanding of legislation and case law relevant to management in the form of written analysis 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment Learning Outcome 1 Knowledge of legal principles related to business management Learning Outcome 2 To apply legal principles and problem solving methodology related to business management Learning Outcome 3
To communicate legal information related to business management Demonstrate understanding of relevant legislation and case law 4. Assignment 5. Capstone Assessment Successful completion of this unit supports your development of course learning outcomes, which describe what a graduate of a course knows, understands and is able to do. Course learning outcomes are available from the Course Coordinator. Course learning outcomes are developed with reference to national discipline standards, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), any professional accreditation requirements and the University of Tasmania’s Graduate Quality Statement. BFA682 Law for Managers 5 Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and Learning states: Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and submit required work on time. These are some of the expectations we have of you as a student enrolled in this unit: Most of your learning will be done independently and away from the lecture theatres. This feature of a reflective approach to learning is particularly essential for distance students. For example, reading the textbook, watching the `Vidbits' and using `MyBusLawLab' quizzes will help consolidate your learning. Complete the quizzes conscientiously so you can find out where your difficulties lie. The weekly MyLO quiz questions then form a very important learning activity, so allocate sufficient time preparing before attempting each quiz. Answering quiz questions will help you to:  keep up with the pace of lectures;  assess if you have learning difficulties with some topics; and  prepare for the mid‐semester and end of semester tests. Your study need not be a solitary experience and can be more effective if you work with a friend or informal study group. But when it comes to assessments, you must comply with the University's very strict rules regarding academic misconduct and plagiarism: see later in this Unit Outline. While you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning, you are not on your own. If you need additional information refer to the Teaching and Learning website: http://www.learningsupport.utas.edu.au/ Organise your time to spend sufficient time studying this unit, including activities such as: Activity Preparing before class: read through the relevant lecture slides and bring to class Class contact: listen to lectures and actively participate in class time Consolidate material after class: read the textbook; use MyBusLawLab resources and cross‐refence its quizzes to your textbook to ensure you understand the topics Prepare for assessments Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at: www.utas.edu.au/work‐health‐safety. BFA682 Law for Managers 6 Learning Resources Prescribed Text/Software A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit. You will need ready access to the following prescribed textbook (or its predecessor, the 8th ed): A Gibson and D Fraser, 2015 (9th ed), Business Law, Pearson Australia and including a unique access code for the ‘MyBusLawLab’ online resources accompanying the textbook (see below). You can buy the Value Pack including textbook and MyBusLawLab access from the University Co‐op Bookshop at http://www.coop.com.au/textbook/search/university‐of‐tasmania‐hobart/1601/bfa682 Other Recommended Resources/Software In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. Your lecturer will provide details if needed. Other Recommended Resources ‐ MyBusLawLab Make sure your textbook comes with a unique access code for `MyBusLawLab’. The MyBusLawLab site is an interactive approach to learning and can be used in conjunction with classes to assist you to understand the legal concepts taught in this unit. Your lecturer will advise how to register for MyBusLawLab from http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/au/students/index.html Within MyBusLawLab are a number of resources to assist you with your studies, including the eText (with interactive links to cases and legislation), `Vidbits' (flash‐based, downloadable mini lectures), flipcards, and chapter tests. You are encouraged to use all these resources to support the learning you will do by attending lectures and tutorials and reading the textbook. MyBusLawLab includes multiple choice quiz questions testing the learning objectives in each chapter of the textbook. These questions are of a similar format (but not the same content) to those that will be used as part of Assessment Tasks 1‐3: the MyLO weekly quizzes and tests: see ‘Assessment’ later in this Unit Outline. So, once you have revised using the lecture slides and your text, then use MyBusLawLab to practice for the tests. My Learning Online (MyLO) Access to the MyLO online learning environment is required for this unit. The unit has its own MyLO site. To log into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit, select BFA682. For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. Technical requirements for MyLO MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See: http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing‐distributed‐systems/computer‐labs‐facilities‐and‐locations For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at http://www.utas.edu.au/service‐desk during business hours. BFA682 Law for Managers 7 Learning to use MyLO When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this unit to learn more about MyLO, and to practise using its features. MyLO Expectations 1. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of communication with staff and other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit Coordinator believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or content is inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect, professionalism and high ethical standards are expected of students at all times. 2. Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed‐off” by the student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student misconduct processes. 3. MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is expected that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day. Using MyLO for BFA682 IMPORTANT! Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must complete the Student Agreement form. To do this: 1. Access the unit’s MyLO site. 2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button. OR 3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file. OR 4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit. BFA682 Law for Managers 8 Other important resources on MyLO You are expected to regularly check MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. MyLO has been incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance your learning experience, by providing access to up‐to‐date course materials, and allowing for online discussion. In addition to the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit‐related materials such as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO. You are also expected to engage in active discussion about issues related to the unit through the discussion forums and chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for distance students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students and form groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should be treated as the unit's critical platform for learning and communication. Student Feedback via eVALUate At the conclusion of this unit, you will be asked to provide online responses to a number of matters relating to the learning and teaching within the unit. You are asked to respond honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future offerings. Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback The largest alteration to this unit from Semester 2 2015 is a change in the prescribed textbook. The text listed earier in this outline has much better online resources availble to you to support your learning. There are also some changes to the unit’s content from Semester 2 2015. Details of Teaching Arrangements If you are near Hobart, you are welcome (indeed, encouraged) to attend classes, whatever your mode of enrolment. Attendance is not essential for distance students but provides an excellent opportunity to test your learning, consolidate problem solving techniques and skills, and interact with staff and other students. This unit’s classes comprise a weekly 3 hourly workshop on Wednesdays, starting at 4pm. The venue is "Harvard" Room 1, as follows:  Room Name ‐ SB.AR15.L01.132 which means:  Sandy Bay Campus, Building Grid Ref AR15 (Centenary Building, Blg No. 10) on this Sandy Bay (PDF map) Level 1 (ground level) Room 132  View this room on UTAS Maps to see directions, entrance location and campus facilities. See also the timetable for this unit at http://student‐timetable.utas.edu.au/LectureTimetable.asp Lectures A weekly lecture will introduce the various topics that we will cover in the unit. PowerPoint slides for the weekly lectures will be made available on the unit’s MyLO site, and the lectures recorded for you to then access via a link on unit’s MyLO site. The Unit Schedule, at the end of this Unit Outline gives you the weekly program of lecture topics. Do not expect to learn all you need to know by just listening to lectures. It is what you do beyond that which really consolidates your knowledge. BFA682 Law for Managers 9 Tutorials This unit has a tutorial component once per week beginning in Week 2. All students (including distance students if you are near Hobart) are strongly encouraged to attend tutorials. Details of the exercises undertaken in these tutorials will be set out in an additional tutorial document, to be placed on MyLO. For each tutorial in the tutorial program document, you should attempt the relevant tutorial exercises before the tutorial: to test your understanding; as a learning exercise; and so you can actively participate in discussion. During tutorials, the set questions will be discussed first in groups (if time permits) and then with the class. Some students may be allocated to lead discussion. Other students are also expected to participate in the tutorial by contributing questions and/or discussion. The amount of time spent discussing a question will relate to its importance and the degree to which it is problematic for tutorial participants. Further, broader discussion of issues in relation to business law is also encouraged, time permitting, after lectures and tutorials. Finally, tutorials also provide an opportunity to raise and discuss any problems you may be experiencing with the material covered in lectures and / or the readings. Communication, Consultation and Appointments TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first enter our unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO screen) at any time. WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our course’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your question already. Otherwise, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by email instead. WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN ASSESSMENT TASK If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff by email, as per below. For general questions about the unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on the unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also benefit from the answers. A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at https://webmail.utas.edu.au/. You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as gmail or Hotmail). In the past, there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS BFA682 Law for Managers 10 being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please use your UTAS email as often as possible. We receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for us to respond. Allow at least TWO (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails where students do not directly identify themselves, are threatening or offensive, or come from external (non‐UTAS) email accounts. When you write an email, you must include the following information. This helps teaching staff to determine who you are and which unit you are talking about.  Family name  Preferred name  Student ID  Unit code (BFA682)  Questions  If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number or name. Assessment How Your Final Result Is Determined To be eligible to pass this unit you will need to attain an overall mark of 50% and satisfactorily pass each of the intended learning outcomes for the unit. Details of each assessment item are outlined below. Assessment Schedule Assessment Items Due Date (Tas Time = AEST) Value/Weighting Assessment Task 1 Weekly MyLO Quiz Assessment Task 2 Mid Semester Test Assessment Task 3 End of Semester Test Assessment Task 4 Assignment Weekly ‐ as per MyLO and this Outline’s Study Schedule Open 7am to 10am on 20 April for 45 mins Open 7am to 10am on 31 May for 45 mins Thursday 7 April, 2pm 10% max x 10 quizzes = 5% 10% Assessment Task 5 End of Semester Capstone Assessment Monday 23 May, 11am 60% 10% 10% Link to Learning Outcomes Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 3 Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 3 BFA682 Law for Managers 11 Assessment Task 1 ‐ Weekly MyLO Quiz Task Description: Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site. The quizzes are the same format as the initial non‐
assessable practice quiz 1 in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site. The material to be covered by the Quiz will be from the textbook chapters for the relevant week’s topics, as identified on MyLO. Task Length These multiple choice quizzes consist of 20 RANDOMISED questions, and must be completed within 40 minutes from the time you start (average 120 seconds per question). Assessment Criteria: One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcomes: Due Date: The weekly quizzes will close at 11am Tasmanian time (AEST) of the due date specified in the Study Schedule (end of this Outline). You will see the open and close dates for each quiz once they are progressively released on the MyLO Quizzes page. Value: Maximum 1% for each of 10 assessable weekly quizzes = 10% Assessment Task 2 ‐ Mid Semester Test Task Description: Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site. The test is the same format as weekly quizzes in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site, but with 30 questions RANDOMISED across a range of topics. These topics will be those tested in Quizzes 2‐ 6 inclusive. You may use MyBusLawLab and the weekly MyLO Quizzes as part of your preparation for this test, but do not assume the questions are the same. Task Length The test consists of 30 questions, and must be completed within 45 minutes from the time you start (average 90 seconds per question). Assessment Criteria: One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions within time. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcomes: Due Date: The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt from 7am to 10am AEST on 20 April. Value: 10% BFA682 Law for Managers 12 Assessment Task 3 ‐ End of Semester Test Task Description: Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site. The test is the same format as weekly quizzes in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site, but with 30 questions RANDOMISED across a range of topics. These topics will be those tested in Quizzes 7‐11 inclusive. You may use MyBusLawLab and the weekly MyLO Quizzes as part of your preparation for this test, but do not assume the questions are the same. Task Length The test consists of 30 questions, and must be completed within 45 minutes from the time you start (90 seconds per question). Assessment Criteria: One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions within time. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcomes: Due Date: The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt from 7am to 10am AEST on 31 May. Value: 10% Assessment Task 4 – Assignment Task Description: You will be given an assignment to complete then submit to the unit’s MyLO Dropbox. Task Length 1,500 words maximum. Assessment Criteria: Assessment criteria for the assignment will be provided to you during Semester. See generally the table on p4 of this Outline. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3 Learning Outcomes: Due Date: to be confirmed Value: 10% Assessment Task 5 ‐ End of Semester Capstone Assessment Task Description: You will be given an End of Semester Capstone Assessment to complete then submit to the unit’s MyLO Dropbox. The purpose of the Capstone Assessment is to ascertain the extent to which you have developed knowledge and understanding of the principles of law with which the unit is concerned, capacity to apply those principles, and the ability to communicate these in writing, including academic requirements such as full referencing. Task Length 4500 words maximum Assessment Criteria: The purpose of the Capstone Assessment is to ascertain the extent to which you have developed knowledge and understanding of the principles of law with which the unit is concerned, capacity to apply those principles, and the ability to communicate these in writing, including academic requirements BFA682 Law for Managers 13 such as full referencing. Further information regarding the Capstone Assessment and its assessment criteria will be provided to you during Semester. See generally the table on p4 of this Outline. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3 Learning Outcomes: Due Date: Uploaded to the unit’s MyLO Dropbox by Monday 23 May, 11am AEST. Value: 60% Submission of Assessment Items Lodging Assessment Items Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO. You must ensure that your name, student ID, unit code, tutorial time and tutor’s name (if applicable) are clearly marked on the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be marked. Where relevant, Unit Coordinators may also request you to submit a paper version of your assignment. You will be advised by the Unit Coordinator of the appropriate process relevant to your campus (Hobart, Launceston or Cradle Coast). Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in a perfect system, items sometimes go astray. Late Assessment and Extension Policy In this Policy: 1. (a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays; (b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and (c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non‐Capstone Assessment based forms of assessment 2. This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical location. 3. Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of submission. 4. Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension. Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation to substantiate their claims. 5. Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been granted on or before the relevant due date. 6. Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted. 7. Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above. BFA682 Law for Managers 14 Academic Referencing and Style Guide Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty (plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence: see below. So before starting your assignments, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the following electronic resources. The first is this unit’s legal referencing guide which is at: http://www.utas.edu.au/accounting‐
communication‐matters/writing‐an‐essay‐or‐report/referencing/legal‐referencing It explains how you must reference cases and the textbook in the body of (unless you use footnotes), and at the end of, your assignment. Further help is available via http://www.utas.edu.au/student‐learning/ The second is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the appropriate referencing style for most TSBE units and the guide provides information on presentation of assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity. The third is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide, which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business‐and‐economics/student‐resources. This guide provides you with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE. Do the “Academic Honesty Module” on the Unit’s MyLO homepage (right hand side under Unit Information), which explains how Dropbox uses TurnItIn plagiarism software.You should do a TurnItIn plagiarism check too before submitting your work to Dropbox. Review of Assessment and Results Review of Internal Assessment It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take‐home Capstone Assessment. Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result you may request a meeting with the assessor for the purpose of an informal review of your result (in accordance with Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic‐governance/academic‐senate/academic‐senate‐rules. During the meeting, you should be prepared to discuss specifically the marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria you are disputing and why you consider your mark is incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5) days of the meeting. If you are dissatisfied with the response, you may request a formal review of internal assessment by the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link: http://www.utas.edu.au/business‐and‐economics/student‐resources/forms. The form must be submitted to the TSBE Office (Hobart or Launceston). BFA682 Law for Managers 15 Review of Final Capstone Assessment/Result In units with an invigilated Capstone Assessment, you may request a review of your final Capstone Assessment result. You may request to see your Capstone Assessment script after results have been released by completing the Access to Capstone Assessment Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link – http://www.utas.edu.au/business‐and‐economics/student‐
resources/forms. Your unit coordinator will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your Capstone Assessment script. Should you require a review of your final result, a formal request must be made only after completing the review of Capstone Assessment script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic‐
governance/academic‐senate/academic‐senate‐rules . You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/Capstone Assessment‐and‐results‐forms. Note that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review. The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final Capstone Assessment scripts should this process not be followed. Further Support and Assistance If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or life‐
planning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance. If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact: ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Name: Dr Rob Hecker Room: Room 307, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Email: [email protected] There is also a range of University‐wide support services available to students, including Student Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website (available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information. If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist. Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance‐legal/student‐complaints. The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about those from that link. Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an assignment or an Capstone Assessment, and any other conduct by which a student: BFA682 Law for Managers 16 (a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement to which they or that other person are not entitled; or (b) improperly disadvantages any other student. Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see http://www.utas.edu.au/university‐council/university‐governance/ordinances. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own, for example: • using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source; • using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or • copying another student’s work. It also means using one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit. If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity resources on the web at http://www.utas.edu.au/academic‐integrity/The intentional copying of someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit, a course, or the University. The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed. For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the Current Students homepage. BFA682 Law for Managers 17 Study Schedule Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Start of Week Monday 22 February Lecture Topic/s Text Due Dates Tas Time Ch/s
Introducing the Law:
Quizzes’ open and due times will 1 be listed progressively on the  Legal Foundations 2‐3 unit’s MyLO Quizzes page  The Australian Legal System 4  How Law is Made Monday Legal Problem Solving 29 Law of Contracts: February  Introduction to Contracts 7 8  Agreement between Parties Monday Law of Contracts:
Quiz 1 (Not Assessed) 7 March 9  Intention to Create Legal Relations 10  Consideration Monday Law of Contracts:
Quiz 2 Tuesday 15 March
14 March  Capacity of the Parties 11 12  Genuine Consent Monday Law of Contracts:
Quiz 3 Tuesday 22 March
21 March  Legality of Object 13 14  Terms/Construction of a Contract Wednesday March 23: Semester 1 Census date
Thursday 24 March – Wednesday 30 March (inclusive): Mid‐Semester (& Easter) Break Thursday 31 March: Classes resume Monday Law of Contracts:∙ Quiz 4 Tuesday 5 April
4 April  Rights & Liabilities of Parties; Discharge 15 Task 4 Assignment: Thursday 7 16 April, 2pm  Remedies for Breach of Contract Monday Consumer Law 17
Quiz 5 Tuesday 12 April
11 April 18 Monday Civil Liability: Quiz 6 Tuesday 19 April
18 April 5  Law of Torts and Negligence Task 2 Mid‐Semester Test: 20 April, open 7‐10am Monday Civil Liability: Quiz 7 Tuesday 26 April
25 April Applications of Negligence in Business 6 Monday Agency 19
Quiz 8 Tuesday 3 May 2 May Monday Business Organisations∙and the Law:
Quiz 9 Tuesday 10 May
9 May 22  Choosing a Business Entity 21  Partnerships Monday Business Organisations and the Law:
Quiz 10 Tuesday 17 May
16 May 20  Companies and Associations Monday Unit Review Task 5 Capstone Assessment: 23 May Wrap Up and Monday 23 May, 11am Capstone Assessment Discussion Quiz 11 Wed 25 May, 11am Task 3 End of Semester Test: Tue 31 May, open 7‐10am 
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