Chapter 9:Concerns and/or Questions regarding Candidature; Unsatisfactory Progress; Research Misconduct; Grievances and Appeals
9.2 Grievance and Appeal, Discipline and Termination Guidelines for Masters Candidates
9.2.1 Grievance and Appeal and Discipline Guidelines for Masters candidates
Grievances, appeal and discipline procedures for Masters candidates will follow the guidelines for PhD candidates, but are handled at Faculty (not Monash Research Graduate School) level. See the web site above for PhD candidates.
9.2.2 Termination Guidelines for Masters Candidates
A supervisor will give adequate warning to candidates whose progress is unsatisfactory. Whenever it has been recommended that a candidature be terminated, the research candidate concerned will be asked if he or she wishes to make representation to the Chair of the Arts Research Graduate School Committee before a final decision is made. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Review of Candidature process may have their candidature terminated. See 'Review of Candidature for Masters Candidates in this 'Research Survival Guide'. An appeal to termination of candidature will follow the guidelines for PhD termination but are handled at Faculty (not Monash Research Graduate School) level.
See the Chapter 8 of the 'Doctoral Information Handbook' for more information on Termination procedures at the web site referred to under 9.1.
9.2.3 Remarking Procedures for Coursework Components
- A research candidate who is dissatisfied with their mark or grade for a particular assignment or unit (not including a research thesis of 66% or greater) is advised in the first instance to discuss the matter with the tutor/unit coordinator.
- If the research candidate does not wish to discuss their mark/grade with the tutor, or is still dissatisfied after discussion with the Unit Coordinator, then the Graduate Co-ordinator of the School (or their nominee) can be approached to appoint a second marker. A time limit of four weeks is imposed for a research candidate to request a re-mark.
- The School makes explicit in its procedures when the decision about the mark/grade is final, and informs research candidates of its remarking procedures. Research candidates need to be aware that remarking could go either way (i.e. a second mark will not necessarily be higher than the first grade given).
- Where the research candidate remains dissatisfied with the outcome, the normal avenues of initiating grievance procedures at Faculty level will apply.