The University tracks every student’s course grades to ensure satisfactory progress towards completing a degree. You can read the full policy and procedures here https://www.flinders.edu.au/policies#academic
The University will use the criteria below based on student’s results to contact those experiencing “Difficulty progressing” through their degree. If you fall into these criteria you will be contacted by Student Experience. The criteria are below –
Student Experience will notify you that you have been identified as experiencing difficulty progressing by your College using the above criteria. Their role is to make you aware of the support services and/or academic skill development opportunities that are available. They will also provide you with the resources to develop a plan to address issues that may be affecting your performance.
It is recommended that you engage with this process as if you don’t engage your case may be escalated if your progress does not improve.
Students will be identified as having ‘Ongoing’ or ‘Escalating difficulty progressing” if you have met the above criteria for any two or more semester during the period of your enrolled course or you fail to meet the conditions of a restricted study plan or any related performance requirements.
If you are identified as meeting the criteria of ‘ongoing’ or ‘escalating difficulty progressing’, your case will be reviewed by a College advisor who will refer all students identified along with any relevant information or recommendations to the Dean (Education) within your College for an initial evaluation.
The Dean (Education) or their delegate will evaluate all identified students and determine the students who will be subject to a formal review of progress and identify students who do not require a formal review of progress as adequate plans or measures are in place or will be put in place to improve progress towards completion.
Students will be notified in writing that their ability to progress in their course will be formally reviewed by the relevant College Progress Committee. The written notice will include –
This notice means that the University is asking you to provide an explanation and information on why you think you should be allowed to continue in your course. This should include any relevant academic and/or personal information, including any plans to improve progress towards completion. Any information provided will be treated confidentially and only used for the purpose of reviewing your ability to progress in accordance with this Policy.
If you receive a request, it is very much in your best interests to respond to it: your response matters and can influence the outcome.
In any of the above scenarios, the opportunity to take action is available. Student Assist can help you to understand these processes and support you along the way with practical help in how and when to respond. The processes might seem daunting, but they are designed to give you every opportunity to succeed.