UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA109
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
BURNIE, HOBART, LAUNCESTON & BY DISTANCE
Taught by:
Satoshi Yamazaki (Unit Coordinator) and Janne Stratton (Lecturer)
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 4
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 4
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA109......................................... 5
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 6
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 7
Technical requirements for MyLO ...................................................................................................... 8
Student Feedback via eVALUate ........................................................................................................... 10
Details of Teaching Arrangements ........................................................................................................ 11
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 14
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 19
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 21
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 22
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 23
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 24
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Contact Details
Satoshi Yamazaki
Unit Coordinator
Campus:
Sandy Bay
Room Number: BEA408, Level 4, Commerce Bldg
Email:
[email protected] Phone:
(03) 62226 2820
Consultation:
Thursday 1-2pm
Jane Stratton
Lecturer
Campus:
Sandy Bay
Room Number: Geography Room 341
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
(03) 6226 6357
Consultation:
Wednesday 12pm - 1pm in Geo341 (weeks 1-13), or by appointment
James Bramich
Cradle Coast Lecturer
Campus:
Cradle Coast
Room Number: Cradle Coast, B112
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
(03) 6430 1607
Consultation:
By appointment
Rob Lewis
Launceston Lecturer
Campus:
Launceston
Room Number: Newnham, A248
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
Consultation:
By appointment
(03) 6324 3102
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Pragati Jain
Hobart Lecturer
Campus:
Hobart (Weeks 1-7)
Room Number:
Cradle Coast, B112
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
(03) 6226 7647
Consultation:
Tuesday 1pm - 2pm in Geo 340
Unit Description
BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods covers the essential foundation skills and knowledge
in mathematics and statistics as a preparation for University degree subjects with numeracy
components (e.g. Business, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Geography, Education and Nursing). It
provides the opportunity to review fundamental mathematical operations and apply them to solve
mathematical problems in different contexts.
Topics include applications of algebra, indicies, logarithms, functions, financial maths, graphical
methods, and basic statistics.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods has no formal pre-requisite. You do, however, need
proficiency in English reading and writing skills. Proficiency means an ability to read and comprehend
a piece of academic writing as found in a journal article or text, and the ability to write a paragraph
of connecting sentences. A basic proficiency in basic calculator skills is assumed.
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:
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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.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA109
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your ability to:
Learning Outcome 1
a. Identify and evaluate a variety of simple problem scenarios.
Communicate
mathematical ideas and
information
b. Construct tables of information that are used to sketch graphs and describe
relationships between variables.
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
MyLO Quizzes, Tutotial
participation/on-line,
Assignments 1, 2, & 3, and
the final exam
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have been designed to
develop the following graduate attributes in students.
c. Correctly use mathematical terminology and conventions.
Ability to apply knowledge to simple business situations.
d. Identify the properties of linear, quadratic and logarithmic functions and graphs.
Learning Outcome 2
Demonstrate sound
practices using numerical,
graphical, and algebraic
information to solve realworld problems.
KNOWLEDGE
Ability to apply specific mathematical techniques to various problems.
e. Construct a variety of appropriate and well labelled graphs that are used to
interpret data collected from a number of contexts, including finance.
f. Evaluate and interpret summary measures.
MyLO Quizzes, Tutotial
participation/on-line,
Assignments 1, 2, & 3, and
the final exam.
h. Determine equations of linear functions from graphs.
Ability to use appropriate summary and graphical devices as an aid to
communication.
i. Use the properties of quadratic equations to solve problems.
j. Apply the index and logarithm laws to solve simple equations.
Learning Outcome 3
Apply appropriate
mathematical formulas to
solve real-world problems.
l. Identify the probability distribution appropriate to a problem and evaluate
probabilities.
m. Apply financial formulas to solve problems.
Ability to recognise complex situations that are beyond the scope of your
practice.
COMMUNICATION
Written communication skills at a sufficient level to clearly articulate
quantitative information, explanations and interpretations to
peers/managers/academics.
g. Transpose algebraic expressions and equations.
k. Use linear functions of best fit to make predictions (interpolation and
extrapolation) in a number of contexts, including finance.
Ability to develop a framework for understanding quantitative
relationships.
MyLO Quizzes, Tutotial
participation/on-line,
Assignments 1, 2, & 3, and
the final exam.
PROBLEM-SOLVING
Ability to think logically and use models and methods to analyse and
quantify simple problems.
Ability to identify and use needed information.
Ability to work effectively with others.
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Familiarity with globally accepted nomenclature and methodologies.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Meeting the ethical requirements of University study.
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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:
For on-campus students: regular attendance and active participation in class is essential for your
success. Working with other students is an excellent way of developing your own skills and
confidence and you will be expected to work in pairs and small groups during workshops and
tutorials.
For distance students: Log into the Distance Study section of MyLO at least weekly, read and take
notes as suggested and complete any tasks you are given.
Here are some suggestions that may help you get the most out of this unit:
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Study this unit as consistently as possible. The skills covered in this unit will develop
over time. Unless you practise using the information you have studied, your skills are
unlikely to improve.
It is important to be aware of assignment deadlines in other units and the
commitments you have in your life outside of study, while still focussing on the
requirements of this unit. Plan how best to use your independent study time each
week and prepare thoroughly for scheduled contact hours to maximise your learning
and minimise stress.
Get help sooner rather than later so you don't get too far behind. Contact you
Distance Tutor for help and assistance.
In addition to tutorials, you are encouraged to interact with your lecturers, tutors
and other students via:
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Supported Studies sessions
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staff consultation times
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MyLO
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email
Work, Health and Safety (OH&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.
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Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
There are no required readings for this unit, you will be provided with printable resources
throughout the semester in tutorials and/or on MyLO.
Recommended Texts
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
There is no requirement to buy these texts/materials as unit specific materials will be supplied on
MyLO, however, the resources below may be useful to your developing knowledge and
understanding of the unit content. It is highly recommended that you access these texts through
your nearest UTAS library before deciding to purchase them.
Boucher, K et al. 2012, Maths quest 10 +10A for the Australian curriculum, John Wiley and Sons
Australia, Limited, Milton, Qld. ISBN 978 0 7303 4178 9 (Student Edition, Paperback.)
Harris, M, Taylor, G & Taylor, J 2005, Maths and stats: for the life and medical sciences, Scion
Publishing Ltd, Banbury. ISBN 1 904842 11 9 [Provides short succinct foundation level definitions of
mathematical terms]
You may also find it useful to purchase a ‘Maths Online’ account to support your studies in this unit.
Maths Online is an interactive website containing audio-visual lessons where a teacher works
through examples. The cost of Maths Online is $20. This is a special rate for UTAS students. To
obtain your account, logon to the following web address and follow the prompts. (Do not use the
Maths Online homepage as you will not get the special UTAS rate).
https://www.mathsonline.com.au/purchase/schools/utas
You will need to enter your University of Tasmania email address; select your class as OTHER and
payment is by credit card.
To access Maths Online, go to
http://www.mathsonline.com.au/students/
and enter the username/password you were given when you subscribed.
You can use Maths Online as a resource to fill in gaps in your knowledge and work at your own pace
through topics, lessons and worksheets you feel might be useful.
Other Recommended Resources
Reading Lists provide direct access to all material on unit reading lists in one place. This includes
eReadings and items in Reserve. To access Reading Lists please go to: http://rlms.utas.edu.au/erl/
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online .To
access the unit, select BEA109. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online.
Technical requirements for MyLO
For help and information about setting up your own computer and web browser for MyLO, see:
http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/uana.htm
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.
Learning to use MyLO
When you login to MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter the 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, either with staff or with 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.
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Using MyLO for BEA109
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.
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students 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
As a result of student feedback changes to the assessment schedule have been implemented.
Tutorial participation will now be formally assessed and will also provide students with the
opportunity to monitor their progress.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
To see the lecture timetable, go to http://student.admin.utas.edu.au/coursesenrolment/timetable/
There will be 13 one-hour lectures and 13 two-hour lectures during the semester commencing
weekly in Week 1. Check your timetable for room numbers.
Lectures will cover the core examinable material in the unit. Developing lecture notes is your own
responsibility in this unit. If you miss a lecture ask a friend or acquaintance for notes.
Detailed lecture outlines are available on the New MyLO prior to each lecture. These on their own
are not an adequate substitute for attending lectures and taking your own lecture notes. It is
recommended that you take a copy of the lecture outlines with you to class and use these as a basis
for your own note-taking or annotation. Distance students will have access to detailed powerpoint
presentations and some recordings via New MyLO.
Tutorials
You will attend one tutorial per week; you may have a choice of tutorial times depending on which
campus you are studying at. Where a choice of tutorial times is available, you will need to sign up
for a tutorial time in week 1 of semester, times and locations will be confirmed then.
Please note that lectures/workshops commence in week 1 of semester and the tutorials commence
in week 2 of semester.
The topic of the lecture/workshop in week 1 will be covered in the tutorial in the following week.
For example, the week 1 lecture topic will be explored further in the week 2 tutorial; the week 2
lecture topic will be explored further in the week 3 tutorial and so on. This gives you the opportunity
to research topics for yourself and be well prepared for tutorials.
Online Activities
For distance students: Detailed instructions and resources for each week's work are available on
MyLO. Completion of timed questions each week in the form of a MyLO quiz will be the equivalent
of tutorial.
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Drop-in UPP Supported Studies for Maths sessions
All students (on campus AND distance) are invited to join the weekly ‘UPP Supported Studies’
sessions held on the Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses. To participate effectively in
these sessions, please bring along any questions/tasks that you require assistance with. The “UPP
Supported Studies” session times and venues are as follows:
Campus
Time
Room
Cradle Coast
Thursday 12pm - 1pm
B125 PC Computer Lab
Hobart
Monday 2pm – 4pm
Physics 333
Monday 1pm – 2 pm
L131 Arts Building
Friday 11am - 12pm
L131 Arts Building
Launceston
Learning Skills and Language Support
The Student Learning and Academic Development Team in the Student Centre works with all
students, domestic and international, to develop academic skills, literacy and English language skills.
More information can be found on this website http://www.utas.edu.au/student-learning/
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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 us by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact us by email.
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
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.
*IMPORTANT* Please email me when you have a question or issue of a personal nature, for example,
you have a family issue that is affecting your studies. For general questions about the unit, please
add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also benefit from
the answers.
I receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for me to respond. Allow me at
least two (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails in which students do
not directly identify themselves, emails which are threatening or offensive, or emails that come from
external (non-UTAS) email accounts.
When you write an email, include the following information. This helps the teacher determine who
you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name;
Preferred name;
Student ID;
Unit code (i.e. BEA109)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number
or name.
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
MyLO Quizzes
Weekly (see MyLo)
10%
Tutorial Participation
(on-campus)
Online Participation
(distance)
Weekly
10%
Assignment 1
(Weeks 1-3)
Week 5
Monday 11th August,
4pm
Week 9
Monday 15th
September, 4pm
Week 13
Monday 13th October,
4pm
During the exam
period
5%
Assignment 2
(Weeks 4-7)
Assignment 3
(Weeks 8-11)
Final Exam
10%
5%
60%
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
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Assessment Item 1 – MyLO Quizzes
Task Description:
Multiple choice quizzes accessed through MyLO.
These quizzes are designed to encourage you to work on the topics covered
in lectures on a regular basis. You may have multiple attempts at each quiz
throughout the limited time period in which a particular quiz is available (see
MyLO for quiz availability).
Your final mark for this assessment task will reflect your overall performance
in the quizzes throughout the semester.
Task Length
5 questions per week
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Weekly (see MyLo)
Value:
10%
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Assessment Item 2 - Tutorial Participation (on-campus)/Online Participation (distance)
Task Description:
On-Campus:
Participation in tutorial activities designed to help you prepare for the end of
unit Final Assessment. You will be required to individually complete practice
questions each week, in a limited amount time.
Distance:
Participation in online activities designed to help you prepare for the end of
unit Final Assessment. You will be required to individually complete practice
questions each week, in a limited amount time on MyLO.
You are required to participate in these activities so that you can identify
topics/concepts that require further attention. Your performance each week
will inform you of your ongoing progress, but will not be used to calculate
your overall result.
The grade awarded for this assessment task is based on participation and not
performance.
Task Length
3-5 questions per week (depending on difficulty)
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Weekly
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 3 - Assignment 1 (Weeks 1-3)
Task Description:
This assignment covers topics from Weeks 1, 2, and 3
Task Length
Short answer questions to be completed on assignment sheet
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Week 5, Monday 11th August, 4pm
Value:
5%
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Assessment Item 4 - Assignment 2 (Weeks 4-7)
Task Description:
This assignment covers topics from Weeks 4, 5, 6, and 7
Task Length
Short answer questions to be completed on assignment sheet
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5..
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Week 9, Monday 15th September, 4pm
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 5 - Assignment 3 (Weeks 8-11)
Task Description:
This assignment covers topics from Weeks 8, 9, 10 and 11
Task Length
Short answer questions to be completed on assignment sheet
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Week 13, Monday 13th October, 4pm
Value:
5%
Assessment Item 6 – Final Exam
Task Description:
Five multi-part questions, covering all the topics studied in the unit.
Previous end of year exams and solutions to these are available through the
Reading List in New MyLO.
Task Length
3 hours
Assessment Criteria:
See assessment criteria details on page 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
During the examination period.
Value:
60%
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Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
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Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
All assessment items must be handed in by 2.00pm on the due date. Where appropriate, unit
coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments.
All assignments must have a TSBE Assignment Cover Sheet, which is available as a blank template
from the TSBE website: [http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources]. All
assignments must include your name, student ID number, tutorial day/time, and your tutor’s name.
If this information is missing the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
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 ‘perfect’ systems, 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-examination 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.
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Academic Referencing and Style Guide
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.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The appropriate referencing style for this unit is: the Harvard style. For information on presentation
of assignments, including referencing styles:
http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808
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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
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of 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 must be submitted with the formal review
(http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessm
ent.pdf).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. Your unit coordinator will
then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam 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/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.pdf.
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 examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness which 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:
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Mr David Kronenberg
Room: 407, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Phone: 03 6226 2280
Email: [email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
advisers contact details.
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/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/student-complaints/how-to-resolve-a-studentcomplaint/self-help-checklist.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(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
www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation.
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:
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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 ones’ 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.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ 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.
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
Topic/s and activities
1
2
14 July 2014
21 July 2014
3
4
5
28 July 2014
4 August 2014
11 August 2014
Introduction to Unit Review of the Basics
Directed Numbers and Introduction to
Algebra
Linear Algebra
Linear Graphs
Linear Modelling
6
7
18 August 2014
25 August 2014
Quadratic Graphs
Solving Quadratics by Factorising
Due Dates
Weekly MyLO Quizzes begin
Tutorial/online Participation
activities begin
Assignment 1
Due: Monday 11th August, 4pm
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
9
8 September 2014 Indices and indicial Equations
15 September 2014 Exponential Growth/Decay and Logarithms
10
11
12
13
22 September 2014
29 September 2014
6 October 2014
13 October 2014
Introduction to Financial Maths
Calculating Interest
Interpreting Data
Introduction to Probability
Assignment 2
Due: Monday 15th September,
4pm
Assignment 3
Due: Monday 13th October,
4pm
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November 2014
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