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Delegations of Authority Policy is the key document for who is responsible to exercise a delegation – Note: Policies and procedure documents may not reflect the current delegations. Please refer to the Delegations of Authority Policy to identify who the delegate is.
Measures of Academic Achievement Procedure
- This document sets out the University's procedures to measure academic achievement, the Grade Point Average (GPA) and the Weighted Average Mark (WAM).
- Information on the automatically calculated GPA and WAM which appears for each course of study on a student’s record, and other GPAs and WAMs which may be manually calculated is included.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) calculations are displayed for every course of study.
- Cumulative Weighted Average Mark (WAM) calculations are displayed on every course of study commenced from Semester 2, 2012 onwards.
Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)
- A calculated GPA results in a number between 0 and 7, and is usually taken to three decimal places.
- Formal grades are converted into grade scores using the following table:
|PX (or P*)||3|
|NW, NX, NC, NS, NN||0|
- Using grade scores, a GPA is calculated using the following formula:
- Only performance in units for which a formal grade is recorded on the University’s student records system should be used in a GPA calculation.
- A calculated WAM results in a number between 0 and 100, and is usually taken to one decimal place.
- Using formal marks, a WAM is calculated using the following formula:
- Only performance in units for which a formal mark is recorded on the University’s student records system should be used in a WAM calculation.
4. Governing Policy and Legislation:
- Measures of Academic Achievement Policy
- Courses at the University of Canberra will comply with the Higher Education Standards Framework and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
|Advanced Standing (external credit)||Credit awarded to a course of study which reduces the overall length of that course, on the basis of study undertaken at another institution.|
|Advanced Standing (internal credit)||Credit awarded to a course of study which reduces the overall length of that course, on the basis of study undertaken within the University in a different course of study.|
|Course of study||An academic qualification undertaken by a student, which may or may not be conferred (elsewhere may be known as a degree).|
|Credit points||Each unit is assigned a number of credit points that indicates the size of the unit, its workload and its contribution to meeting the requirements of a course. Credit points are used for weighting of GPA and WAM calculations.|
|Cumulative GPA||A GPA which is automatically calculated for a course of study at the end of each teaching period.|
|Cumulative WAM||A WAM which is automatically calculated for a course of study at the end of each teaching period. Only calculated for courses of study which commenced from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.|
|GPA||A Grade Point Average, expressed as a number between 0 and 7 and calculated using formal grades, which gives an indicator of academic achievement within a course of study.|
|Formal Grade||The letter grade awarded to a student on the completion of a unit of study.|
|Formal Mark||The mark out of 100 awarded to a student on the completion of a unit of study. Recording of formal marks became compulsory for all units in Semester 2, 2012.|
|Unit||A unit is the basic module for teaching and assessment in the University (elsewhere may be known as a subject)|
|WAM||A Weighted Average Mark, expressed as a number between 0 and 100 and calculated using formal marks, which gives an indicator of academic achievement within a course of study.|