Administering a Subject
This section is intended for subject coordinators and senior tutors who are responsible for successfully organising and delivering a subject.
Tactics for Subject Coordination
Based on student feedback and a series of conversations with ABP subject coordinators, BEL+T has produced a set of Tactics for Coordination. The objective of this process was to identify the characteristics that students attribute to “well-coordinated” subjects to inform teaching practices. In addition to student commentary, the document includes tactics used by subject coordinators as well as things to consider for their application.
BEL+T also published a 2020 article on this topic in the International Journal of Architectural Research titled "Well-coordinated: learner-focused coordination tactics beyond the pandemergency"
Preparing your Subject
Information about Handbook entries, timetabling, LMS setup, readers etc can be found at the following link:
Subject Coordinator and Senior Tutor Handbook
A Handbook has been put together to assist subject coordinators and senior tutors in their responsibilities for delivering a subject.
Academic Programs and Teaching Support
The ABP Academic Programs and Teaching Support team provides advice and support for teaching staff. The Students and Teaching section of the Staff Hub contains several links and resources.
Course Subject and Review
Preparing your Subject
Off Campus Activities
For contacting the Academic Programs and Teaching Support team members, follow the following link
The ABP Student Programs deal with a wide range of programs including orientation programs, the peer-assisted study sessions program, at-risk program, course advice, academic misconduct, appeals, complaints and grievances, and special considerations, among others. Student program officers also provide detailed advice to academic staff regarding any issues they are experiencing in their class, as well as advice on policy and procedure.
The following links contain information and resources related to various student issues.
Extension Request Form
Dani Lambert (Manager / Student Programs)
Maria Lodola-Price (Student Programs Officer)
Chris Lambert (Student Programs Officer)
Subject coordinators and senior tutors need to be aware of important dates. Please refer to the timetable below for the key dates
The following link outlines your responsibilities as a subject coordinator when supervising sessional staff members;
If your tutors need more information about their employment, pay and responsibility, redirect them to this link:
For the Faculty Local Operating Rules, click here (requires login).
The University of Melbourne promotes the highest ethical standards in research, learning and teaching.
This site provides a thorough overview of the issues and implications of ACADEMIC INTEGRITY for staff and students of the University. Both students and staff should be aware of the requirements of Academic Integrity, as well as the implications when these are breached, as they can be significant and are treated very seriously by the Faculty and University. If you have concerns about a students' submission, you should contact the subject coordinator or senior tutor before speaking with anyone else. They will follow up with the student if necessary. The Academic Support Office can also provide guidance in this or other forms of suspected ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT.
Plagiarism and collusion are forms of academic misconduct that can have serious consequences. BEL+T has put together a set of resources that will assist academic staff members in addressing plagiarism and collusion.
The academic integrity guidance tool provides staff with information about types of academic misconduct detected in ABP and guidance about steps staff should take if they suspect academic misconduct.
Assessment and Results Policy
The objective of the Assessment and Results Policy is to provide a framework for the design, delivery and implementation of assessment in award and non-award courses and subjects.
Special Consideration and Academic Adjustment Plans
Subject coordinators and senior tutors are sometimes required to provide academic adjustments to students in the form of extensions and special considerations. The following link outlines the different types of special consideration and the relevant processes and forms: