UNIT OUTLINE Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will also help you to get started with your studies. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) Semester 1, 2015 THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED AT SHANGHAI OCEAN UNIVERSITY (SOU) Taught by: Dr Tom Baxter & Ms Cindy He CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 2 Contents Teaching Staff Contact Details .................................................................................................................. 2 Unit Description ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Enrolment in the Unit................................................................................................................................ 3 When does the Unit Commence? ............................................................................................................. 3 University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement................................................................................ 3 Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141 ........................................... 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 ......................................................................................................... 15 Review of Final Exam/Result ................................................................................................................... 15 Further Support and Assistance .............................................................................................................. 16 Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism..................................................................................................... 16 Study Schedule ........................................................................................................................................ 18 Teaching Staff Contact Details Unit Coordinator: Campus: Email: Room Number: Phone: Consultation: www: Lecturer/Tutor at SOU: Room Number: Email: Phone: Consultation: Dr Tom Baxter Hobart [email protected] 323 Centenary Building, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay +61 3 6226 2803 by appointment http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/people/profiles/acg/Tom-Baxter Ms Cindy He UTAS office room 217 Lvl 2 AIEN Building [email protected] TBA TBA BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) Unit Description This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system in the context of business, specifically: • • • • • • • 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 business organisation including sole traders, partnerships and corporations. Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) No prerequisites are required, other than admission to the degree. Enrolment in the Unit Absent exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of week 2 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? 14 September 2015. 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. 3 BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141 4 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL LEARNING OBJECTIVES ASSESSMENT METHODS COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES Learning Outcome 1 Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and principles related to management of business 1. Weekly quizzes 2. Mid-semester test 3. End of semester test 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Interpret relevant legislation and case law 1. Weekly quizzes 2. Mid-semester test 3. End of semester test 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam 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. Knowledge of legal principles related to management of business Learning Outcome 2 To apply legal principles and methodology to decision making related to management of business Learning Outcome 3 To communicate legal information related to management of business The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have been designed to develop the following graduate attributes in students. Knowledge of fundamentals in law for management and the ability to apply knowledge to diverse legal situations. Develop a legal problem solving framework for applying legal knowledge to management scenarios 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Identify key facts and legal issues in management scenarios 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Analyse and apply legislation and cases relevant to key facts and legal issues 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Social responsibility and the ability to determine and apply an ethical framework to simulated accounting and governance tasks and situations. An awareness and understanding of the social responsibilities of accounting and governance practices and the ability to make decisions that consider sustainability and the public interest. Make recommendations on the basis of information analysed and legal problem solving framework applied 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Use Judgement to solve routine problems within a business context using a socially responsible and global orientation. Communicate knowledge and understanding of legislation and case law relevant to management in the form of written analysis 4. Tutorial questions 5. Exam Communication skills in a range of formats, considering audience needs and appropriate to professional situations. Problem solving and the ability to apply logical thinking to a range of business related problems. The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and use information effectively and in a timely manner. Application Skills: Critically apply theoretical and technical knowledge to solve routine management and related problems. Use Communication and Teamwork to justify and communicate legal information and ideas in straightforward collaborative contexts involving management scenarios in a clear and independent manner. Self-Management: Reflect on performance feedback to identify and act on learning opportunities and self-improvements BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 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 theatre. For example, reading the textbook, watching the `Vidbits' and using `MyLawLab' quizzes will help consolidate your learning. Complete the quizzes conscientiously so that you can find out where your difficulties lie. The weekly MyLO quiz questions 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 will 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/ If you still have areas of difficulty, seek help from teaching staff. One strategy to help is organising your time to spend sufficient time studying this unit, including activities such as: Activity Preparing before class: work through set tutorial questions using the text and prepare draft answers in the IRAC format Class contact: listen to lectures and activity in class time Consolidate material after class: read the textbook; use MyLawLab resources and cross-reference 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. You can refer to the University’s policy at: www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 6 Learning Resources Prescribed Text 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: Gibson, A & Fraser, D, 2014, BFA141 Commercial Transactions custom book, 1st edition. ISBN: 9781486023288 My Learning Online (MyLO) This unit requires access to the MyLO online learning environment and has its own MyLO site. To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learningteaching-online To access the unit, select BFA141. 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://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/eduroam-user-documentation While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other mobile device. See: http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/eduroam-userdocumentation 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 at http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk. 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. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 3. 7 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. The unit coordinator will use the “News” announcements facility on the home page to post announcements. So set MyLO to copy the unit’s News direct to your email to ensure you keep up to date. Using MyLO for BFA141 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. O R 3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file. O R 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. Other important resources on MyLO MyLO offers a number of facilities the Unit Coordinator may use. These include the following: “Content” - files will be placed here by the Unit Coordinator including the Unit Outline, Faculty Guide for Students and Past Examination Papers. “Learning Hub” - files will be placed in this area by the Unit Coordinator that contains lecture materials, slides and other materials for lectures, and assignments. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 8 “Discussions” - this area provides facilities for on-line `Discussion' which students can use. Students can also use the `Mail' area to forward emails to the Unit Coordinator, although using the email addresses provided inside the cover of this unit outline may provide a quicker response. PDF files - Many of the files made available through MyLO (e.g. in the `Learning Resources' area) will be in Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be viewed from within your web browser or separately by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is already installed on the machines in the School computer laboratory, but can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe site if you want a copy for another machine. At time of writing the required URL was: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Student Feedback via eVALUate At the conclusion of the unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. Please 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 Alterations to this unit for 2015 are: weekly assessed MyLO quizzes to help you chart your progress during semester; and an extra MyLO test, replacing the assignment. There are some changes to the unit’s content to make its workload more manageable, and the examination is closed book. Details of Teaching Arrangements Lectures A weekly lecture will introduce the various topics that will be covered in the unit. PowerPoint slides for the weekly lectures will be progressively 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, or even attending, classes. It is what you do beyond that which really consolidates your knowledge. Tutorials This unit has a tutorial once per week beginning in Week 2. You are strongly encouraged to attend tutorials, without which, you will not gain the marks allocated for them. Details of the exercises undertaken in these tutorials will be set out in an additional tutorial program document, to be placed on MyLO. For each tutorial in the tutorial program document, students should attempt all of the tutorial exercises before the tutorial, so they can participate in discussion. During assessable tutorials, the set questions will be discussed first in groups (if time permits) and then with the class. Other students are also expected to participate in the tutorial by contributing questions and/or discussion. Students correct their own work (if necessary) by noting corrections to their original attempt. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 9 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 tutorials– and during the lecture component. Finally, tutorials 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 Staff will use the “News” announcements facility on the home page to post announcements. So set MyLO to copy the unit’s News direct to your email to ensure you keep up to date. Then check your email at least once a day. The unit News will also appear when you first enter our unit’s MyLO site, or 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 Discussion 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. IF AN ISSUE 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. 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 (i.e. BFA141) • Questions • If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number or name. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 10 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 maximum marks for each assessment item are outlined below. Assessment Items Due Date Value/Weighting Link to Learning Outcomes Assessment Task 1: Weekly MyLO Quiz Weekly: as per MyLO & Unit Outline’s Schedule 1% max x 10 quizzes = 10% Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Assessment Task 2: Mid Semester Test In your tutorial 9 10% Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Assessment Task 3: End of Semester Test Assessment Task 4: Tutorial Workbook and Participation In your tutorial 11 10% Weekly in assessable tutorials, then in the unit’s MyLO DropBox by 9am (Shanghai time) on Monday 30 November 10% Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 3 Assessment Task 5: End of Semester Exam During exam period 60% Learning Outcome 1 Learning Outcome 2 Learning Outcome 3 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 initial nonassessable 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 question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 Due Date: From Quiz 2 on, the quizzes close at 9am (local Shanghai time) each Monday as specified in the Study Schedule (end of this Outline) and on the MyLO Quizzes page. Value: Maximum 1% for each of 10 assessable weekly quizzes = 10% BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 11 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 across a range of topics. The material to be covered by the test will be from the textbook chapters advised in advance of the test. The weekly MyLO Quizzes will help your preparation for this test, but do not assume the questions are the same content. 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 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 Outcomes: Due Date: Value: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt in your Tutorial 9 (see Study Schedule, last page of this Outline). 10% 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 across a range of topics. Material covered by this test will come from the textbook chapters advised in advance of the test. The weekly MyLO Quizzes will help you in preparing for this test, but do not assume the questions are the same content. 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 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 Outcomes: Due Date: Value: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2 The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt in your Tutorial 11 (see Study Schedule, last page of this Outline). 10% BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 12 Assessment Task 4 - Tutorial Workbook and Participation Task Description: An Additional Teaching Information document, which will set out the tutorial program for the semester will be placed on MyLO. For each tutorial commencing from Tutorial 2, the document contains a list of tutorial questions. For each assessable tutorial, you are required to attempt all of the tutorial questions before the tutorial, and record your answers in a Workbook to be produced to your tutor at the commencement of each assessable tutorial. Your attendance at, and participation in, each assessable tutorial will be assessed by your tutor. If you cannot attend one or more of the assessable tutorials due to illness, email your tutor your answers for that week. Task Length: There is no prescribed length for this task. Written answers to questions need to demonstrate knowledge of the legal principles involved (legislation, cases or other materials) and where appropriate the use of the PIRAC (Parties, Issues, Rules, Application, Conclusion) problem solving method. Assessment Criteria: Answer problem questions using the PIRAC (Parties, Issue; Rule; Application and Conclusion) legal problem solving method explained in Class. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3 Due Date: Continuous: Submission of Workbook at each assessable tutorial and then in the unit’s MyLO DropBox by 9am (local Shanghai time) Monday 30 November. Value: 10% (1% for each assessable tutorial) Assessment Task 5 - End of Semester Examination Task Description: You must sit a THREE (3) hour examination. The exam’s purpose is to test 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. Task Length 3 hours (+ 15 minutes reading time) Assessment Criteria: Further information regarding the examination will be provided to you at the end of Semester. Link to Unit’s Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3 Due Date: Exam period – see below Value: 60% BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 13 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. Submission of Assessment Items Lodging Assessment Items At the end of semester, tutorial workbooks must be submitted electronically through the drop box in MyLO by 9am (Local Shanghai time) on the due date. Save your file name as: LastNameFirstNameTutorialDayTimeTaskNumber. Where appropriate, unit coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assessment. All assignments must have as a separate document your completed 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 also include at the start of the main document your name, student ID number, tutorial date, 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 BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 14 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. Academic Referencing and Style Guide Before starting your assignments, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the following electronic resources. In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to sources of authority (e.g. the textbook). It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity. The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This guide provides students with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE. Read the unit’s legal referencing guide which is at: http://www.utas.edu.au/accountingcommunication-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 in a Table of References. In your workbook answers each week, add references (including page numbers) whenever you use a source such as the textbook. Further help is available via http://www.utas.edu.au/student-learning/ Do the “Academic Honesty Module” on the Unit’s homepage (right hand side under Unit Information), which explains how Dropbox uses TurnItIn plagiarism software, and you should too before submitting your workbook end of semester. Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty (plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 15 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/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-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 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 UTAS office, Room 217, Level 2 AIEN Building. Review of Final Exam/Result In units with an invigilated exam, students may request a review of their final exam result. Should you require a review of your final result, a formal 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/exam-and-results-forms. Note that if you have passed the unit, you will be required to pay $50 (AUD) for this review. The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should this process not be followed. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 16 Further Support and Assistance If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning 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 Degree Coordinator Dr Jingjing Wang Email: [email protected] If you still require assistance then you can contact: Deputy Dean (External and Accreditation) Professor Gary O’Donovan 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/governancelegal/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 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 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. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 17 抄 袭 (剽 窃) 鼓励学生就课程的内容进行讨论并相互学习。同时提醒同学们特别注意学校有关 抄袭问题的有关规定。把别人的思想，作品和发明擅自占为己有均被视为抄袭。比如，从因 特网上全部或部分下载文章，拷贝其他同学的作业或者引用有关权威的观点而未进行注释。 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. BFA141 Commercial Transactions (SOU) 18 Study Schedule UTAS Week No. 1* 2* 3* 4 5 6 Week Starts Monday 2015 Topics (timing may vary, eg*) Textbook Chapters for Lecture Assessment Due Dates Below: Quiz Due Dates Below, ie Column 2 Monday 9am Shanghai Time 14 September* Introducing the Law: MyLO Quizzes due as below, ie 1 Column 2 Monday 9am, test the • Legal Foundations 2-3 textbook Chapter numbers below; & • The Australian Legal System 4 see MyLO under ‘Quizzes’ • How Law is Made 21 Legal Problem Solving Quiz 1 (Not Assessed (Ch 2, 3)) due September* Civil Liability: 28 September 7 Tutorial 1 • Introduction to Tort Law 28 Civil Liability: Quiz 2 (Ch 4, 7) due 5 October September* • Law of Negligence 8 Tutorial 2 9 • Negligence in Business Mid-semester break / National Holiday 12 October* Law of Contracts: Quiz 3 (Ch 8, 9) due 12 October 12 Tutorial 3 • Introduction to Contracts 13 • Agreement between Parties 19 October* Law of Contracts: Quiz 4 (Ch 12, 13) due 19 October 14 Tutorial 4 • Intent to Create Legal Relations 15 • Consideration 26 October* Law of Contracts: Quiz 5 (Ch 14, 15) due 26 October 16 Tutorial 5 • Capacity of the Parties 17 • Genuine Consent 7 2 November 8 9 November Law of Contracts: • Legality of Object • Construction of the Contract 18 19 Quiz 6 (Ch 16, 17) due 2 November Tutorial 6 Quiz 7 (Ch 18, 19) due 9 November Tutorial 7 9 Law of Contracts: • Rights of Parties and Discharge 20 • Remedies for Contract Breach 21 16 November Consumer Law 22 - 23 10 23 November Agency Quiz 9 (Ch 22, 23) due 23 November In Tutorial 9: Task 2 Test 10% 11 30 November Business Organisations & the Law: 29 • Choosing a Business Entity 28 • Partnerships 9am Monday 30 November: Task 4 Workbooks to DropBox Quiz 10 (Ch 26, 29) due 30 November Tutorial 10 12 7 December Quiz 11 (Ch 28, 27) due 7 December In Tutorial 11: Task 3 Test 10% 13 14 December Exam Preparation 26 Business Organisations & the Law: 27 • Companies and Associations Quiz 8 (Ch 20, 21) due 16 November Tutorial 8 Tutorial 12 Task 5: 60% closed book exam: Examinations Office sets date in Exam Period * In Week 1, starting 14 September, the Unit Coordinator will give lectures (not tutorials) to cover material for these weeks, enabling the local lecturer to then bring forward lectures from later weeks, thus providing students time to consider and reflect.
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