UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will
also help you to get started with your studies.
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
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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
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Unit Description
This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system in the context of business, specifically:
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sources of law, such as Parliament and the courts;
the Australian federal system; the legislative process; precedent;
the law of torts;
the law of contract;
the Australian Consumer Law;
agency law; and
legal aspects of 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:
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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?
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.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141
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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
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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:
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:
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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
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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.
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.
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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.
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3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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 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%
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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%
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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%
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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.
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
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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.
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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/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.
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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 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:
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•
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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 one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
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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.
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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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