University policies and procedures apply to many aspects of your role as a tutor.
The searchable online Handbook of University Policies and Procedures (HUPP) contains policies, guidelines and procedures on a variety of management, administrative, academic, personnel, technical and physical facilities issues which have been approved by the Senate for University-wide application.
To view the policies in HUPP, please select from this list of the key policy areas most relevant to tutors:
Please also view the Student Rights and Responsibilities pages in the current students website, myAdvisor, to view UQ policies from a student's point-of-view:
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
This policy contains a comprehensive statement about the university's approach to plagiarism, the consequences, and the principles associated with preventing plagiarism.
As a tutor, you should be familiar with these UQ polices on assessment.
- Code of Conduct
The purpose of this policy is to guide and enhance the conduct of staff, and details their ethical obligations, in performing their duties.
- IT policies
These policies include:
- Privacy Management Policy
This policy describes The University's obligations to respect the privacy of persons about whom the University holds personal information, as well as addressing the circumstances in which privacy issues may arise.
- Staff Grievance Resolution
This policy outlines the University's policy and procedures in regard to staff grievance resolution.
- Workplace Health and Safety and Ethics and Biosafety
These groups of policies cover occupational health and safety, biosafety and standard operating procedures.
Schools may have their own guidelines for tutors, and you should consult your school for details.
- Private tutoring: You should be aware of the issue of private tutoring, whether for students in residential colleges or outside colleges. Some schools provide guidance on this topic, stating that it is not considered appropriate for a tutor in a course to provide additional private tutoring (paid or unpaid) to students within the same course, whether or not the students are in the tutor’s group. [Students finding the tutorials or consultation times inadequate for their needs, can seek additional private tutoring, but not by a tutor in the same course.]