UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will
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BFA527
Corporate Sustainability and
the Triple Bottom Line
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED BY
DISTANCE AND IN HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Sonia Shimeld
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA527 ......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Technical requirements for MyLO .......................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 14
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 15
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 16
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 17
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 18
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
Sonia Shimeld
Campus:
Sandy Bay
Room Number:
430
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+613 6226 7586
Consultation:
If you wish to discuss your grades or your progress in the unit,
or you have personal issues that are impacting on your studies,
please send me an email. I will attempt to respond within two
business days and I may suggest an appointment for us to
discuss any issues.
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This Unit provides an introduction to the concept of economic, social and environmental (triple
bottom line) reporting from both a business and social perspective. The link between triple bottom
line (TBL) reporting and the concept of sustainability is explored. This Unit also examines related
areas of corporate and government accountability, including corporate social responsibility and
corporate ethics.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
No prior knowledge &/or skills required.
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.
When does the unit commence?
The unit commences on the first day of Semester 2: Monday 14 July 2014. Likewise, materials will be
made available on MyLO from 14 of July.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA527
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
DISCIPLINE LEARNING
OUTCOMES
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE
OUTCOMES
The assessments and teaching activities in
this unit have been designed to develop the
following graduate attributes in students.
In this unit you will learn:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your
ability to:
Learning Outcome 1
Compare the concepts of sustainability from
a range of perspectives.
Review academic and professional sources to determine the
author or subject matter's perspective of sustainability.
Reflective journal entries
Compare similarities and differences between definitions of
sustainability.
Reflective journal entries
JUDGEMENT
Exercise judgement under supervision
to solve issues surrounding
sustainability.
Compare similarities, differences and connections between
differing professional perspectives of sustainability.
Reflective journal entries
KNOWLEDGE
Integrate theoretical and technical
sustainability knowledge.
Construct a sustainability framework.
Reflective journal entries
Draft sustainability
framework
APPLICATION SKILLS
Critically apply theoretical and
technical sustainability knowledge and
skills to solve problems.
Justify your choice of framework criteria using evidence from the
academic and professional literature.
Reflective journal entries
Final sustainability
framework
Review a sustainability framework and provide feedback to the
framework's author.
Reflective journal entries
Draft sustainability
framework
Apply your sustainability criteria to identify the current strengths
and weaknesses of an entity's sustainability practices.
Reflective journal entries
Final sustainability
framework
Case study report
Communicate recommendations for the development,
continuation or improvement of an entity's sustainability
practices using a business report format.
Reflective journal entries
Case study report
Justify your recommendations using evidence from the academic
and professional literature.
Reflective journal entries
Case study report
Document the development of your personal perspective of
sustainability.
Reflective journal entries
Reflective journal summary
Explain how you used peer and teacher feedback, together with
self-assessment, to improve your understanding of sustainability
principles.
Reflective journal entries
Reflective journal summary
Explain how you used peer and teacher feedback, together with
self-assessment, to improve your information-gathering, learning
and communication skills.
Reflective journal entries
Reflective journal summary
Learning Outcome 2
Develop and apply a sustainability
framework.
Learning Outcome 3
Demonstrate the qualities of a reflective
practitioner.
COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK
Justify and communicate sustainability
advice and ideas.
SELF-MANAGEMENT
Demonstrate a high level of autonomy
through reflecting on performance
feedback to identify and action
learning opportunities and selfimprovements and assist in initiating
this process for others.
COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK
Justify and communicate sustainability
advice and ideas.
KNOWLEDGE
Advanced functioning knowledge within
sustainability that includes: the ability to
think critically and creatively and the ability
to be intellectually independent.
COMMUNICATION
The ability to transfer complex information
in both oral and written English language
formats.
PROBLEM SOLVING
The ability to plan, implement and critically
evaluate specialised professional or
academic activities, and take responsibility
for outcomes.
The ability to solve complex problems by
finding, analysing, evaluating and
synthesising information and ideas obtained
from a variety of Australian and
international sources.
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Interpersonal skills that enable the ability to
sensitively lead and/or collaborate with
people from diverse cultures and
backgrounds, in both specialised
professional and academic contexts.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
An awareness of society's current
expectations regarding business
professional and corporate behaviour,
corporate social responsibility and
sustainability.
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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.
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.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
There is no requisite text for this unit. Extensive course materials will be provided on MyLO, the
University's online service, described in more detail below.
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.
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Moscardo, G., Lamberton, G., Wells, G., Fallon, W., Lawn, P., Rowe, A., Humphrey, J., Wiesner, R.,
Pettit, B., Clifton, D., Renouf, M., and Kershaw, W. (2013), Sustainability in Australian Business:
Principles and Practice, John Wiley and Sons, Australia.
Brundtland, G. H. (1987), Our Common Future, World Commission on Environment and
Development, Switzerland.
Dellaportas, S., Gibson, K., Alagiah, R., Hutchinson, M., Leung, P. and Van Homrigh, D. (2005),
Ethics, Governance and Accountability, Wiley, Milton, Queensland.
Estes, R. (1996), Tyranny of the Bottom Line, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco.
Pearce, D., Markandya, A. and Barbier, E. B. (1989), Blueprint for a Green Economy, Earthscan
Publications, London.
Other Recommended Resources
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Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
Accounting Forum
Accounting Organisations and Society
Journal of Cleaner Production
Social and Environmental Accountability Journal
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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 BFA527. 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 BFA527
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
No changes made following student feedback.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
There are no lectures scheduled for this unit. However, you will find from time to time that lecturestyle presentations have been included in some modules.
Workshops
The majority of your learning activities will take place on MyLO. You can complete many of these
activities during a time that suits you each week.
A series of workshops will also be offered to help you consolidate what you have learned.
Attendance at these workshops is optional but highly recommended if you are studying this unit by
‘distance’. If you have chosen to study this unit in the ‘attending’ mode, then you will be required to
attend the workshops. This mode is recommended to those of you studying the Grad Cert
Professional Accounting. At the time of writing, the workshop dates were yet to be confirmed,
however, you should be able to get the schedule from http://student.admin.utas.edu.au/
coursesenrolment/timetable/ the week prior to semester commencing.
For students who are unable to attend the face to face workshops, a series of online workshops will
be held using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing system, known as Online Rooms in
MyLO. These workshops will be recorded and made available on MyLO for the benefit of all students.
Online workshop dates will be announced in the first week of semester.
Online Activities
This unit consists of seven online modules, plus a Begin Here module to introduce you to the unit
and to each other. Modules may consist of videos and video lectures, activities for you to complete,
readings and self assessment quizzes. Discussion forums may also be used from time to time to
encourage you to share ideas with your fellow class mates.
You must complete the Begin Here module first. The Learning Hub and seven modules WILL NOT BE
AVAILABLE until you have completed the Student Agreement in the Begin Here module.
The seven learning modules appear in the Learning Hub folder. You must complete the modules in
the order shown. We have provided a recommended schedule for completion of each module.
Sticking to this schedule will help you pace your studies.
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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
unit’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. BFA527)
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
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Reflective journal
entries
Seven entries in total
paced throughout the
unit. Dates for each
entry will be provided
on MyLO.
2 marks per entry.
Total of 7 entries = 14
marks (14%)
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Reflective journal
summary
Thursday 16 October
by 2pm.
11 marks (11%)
Learning Outcome 3
Draft sustainability
framework and peer
feedback
Draft submitted Friday
22 August by 2pm
Feedback provided to
another student by
Friday 29 August by
2pm.
10 marks (10%)
Learning Outcome 2
Final sustainability
framework
Friday 19 September
by 2pm.
20 marks (20%)
Learning Outcome 2
Case study report
Monday 13 October
by 2pm.
45 marks (45%)
Learning Outcome 2
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Assessment Item 1 – Reflective journal entries
Task Description:
You will complete 7 reflective journal entries based on the content you have
learned in the modules. You will be provided with questions to answer to
help focus your reflection. You will add these entries to your class ePortfolio,
then submit them to the relevant Dropbox. Further instructions can be found
in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Task Length
Allow between 250 and 500 words per reflection.
Assessment Criteria:
A criteria sheet will be provided in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Seven entries in total paced throughout the unit. Dates for each entry will be
provided on MyLO
Value:
2 marks per entry. Total of 7 entries = 14 marks (14%)
Assessment Item 2 - Reflective journal summary
Task Description:
You will complete a summary reflection based on what you have learned and
the way your understanding of sustainability has changed throughout this
unit. You will need to reflect on your overall experience, including the
reflections you completed throughout the unit and your experience of
completing your framework and case study. Your final reflection summary
must be submitted to the Dropbox. Further details can be found in the
Assessments folder on MyLO.
Task Length
500 – 700 words
Assessment Criteria:
A criteria sheet will be provided in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Thursday 16 October by 2pm
Value:
11 marks
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Assessment Item 3 - Draft sustainability framework and peer feedback
Task Description:
You will develop a basic framework using a framework template. Your
framework must contain criteria that you believe can be used to assess the
sustainability of an entity. You will post the draft on the Sustainability
Framework. By 29 August, you must provide feedback to AT LEAST ONE
OTHER PERSON IN YOUR FORUM GROUP, using the Sustainability Framework
Peer Feedback Guidelines (found in the Assessments folder on MyLO).
Failure to provide peer feedback will result in a loss of 5 marks. Further
details can be found in the Assessments folder on MyLO.
Task Length
Word count will vary depending on the number of criteria and levels you use.
Assessment Criteria:
A criteria sheet will be provided in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Draft submitted Friday 22 August by 2pm
Feedback provided to another student by Friday 29 August by 2pm.
Value:
10 marks (10%)
Assessment Item 4 - Final sustainability framework
Task Description:
Using the feedback received from your peer and your own reflections, you
will finalise your sustainability framework. You will also need to add a
weighting to each of the criteria in your framework. You will need to submit a
justification for each of your framework criteria and the weightings you have
chosen. Your justification must be based on the professional and academic
literature. Appropriate academic referencing is essential. Further details can
be found in the Assessments folder on MyLO.
Task Length
Word count for the framework will vary depending on the number of criteria
and levels you use.
Assessment Criteria:
A criteria sheet will be provided in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Friday 19 September by 2pm
Value:
20 marks (20%)
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Assessment Item 5 - Case study report
Task Description:
You will apply your sustainability framework to an entity that will be
introduced to you in a case study. You will assess the current level of
sustainability, and make recommendations explaining how the sustainable
practices of the entity may be improved. Your recommendations must be
supported by evidence from academic and professional literature. You MUST
use the framework that you submitted for your Final Sustainability
Framework Assessment Task. If, by this time you feel that your framework is
lacking in something, you can include a paragraph in your justification
explaining some of the limitations of your assessment.
Your case study report must be written in a report style. Guidance regarding
how to write a professional report will be provided in the Assessments folder
in MyLO.
Task Length
Word count for your case study is limited to 3000 words
Assessment Criteria:
A criteria sheet will be provided in the Assessments folder in MyLO.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Monday 13 October by 2pm
Value:
45 marks (45%)
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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
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 (not this unit) 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/university-
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governance/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.
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 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Dr Rob Hecker
Room:
304, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
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
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BFA527, Corporate Sustainability and the TBL
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
14 July 2014
2
21 July 2014
3
28 July 2014
4
4 August 2014
5
11 August 2014
6
18 August 2014
7
25 August 2014
8
8 September 2014
9
15 September 2014
Topic/s and activities
Due Dates
Corporate activity and sustainable Reflection task 1 due by
2pm, 25 July.
development
Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR)
Social and Environment
Accounting
Reflection task 2 due by
2pm, 1 August
Reflective item 3 due
2pm, 15 August
Draft sustainability framework
must be posted by Friday
22 August at 2pm
Peer feedback to one other
class member due by 2pm on
Triple Bottom Line & role of public Friday 29 August
sector
Reflective journal item 4 due
2pm, 12 September
Integrated reporting
Final sustainability framework
and justification due Friday
19 September at 2pm
10
22 September 2014
Reflective item 5 due
2pm, 26 September
11
29 September 2014
Ethical and socially responsible
investment
Reflective item 6 due
2pm, 3 October
12
6 October 2014
Sustainability and corporate
governance
Reflective item 7 due
2pm, 10 October.
13
13 October 2014
Case Study Report due
13 October by 2pm. Reflective
journal summary due Thursday
16 October at 2pm.
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