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The Course Browser has now been restructured to align with the mid-year marketing campaign. New Discipline and Study Area level pages exist and these pages not only contain links to individual course pages, but also hold important marketing and promotional information intended to attract more students to ACU.

Handbook and Course Browser 2016 Cycle

The Handbook and Course Browser faculty files have been prepared for the 2016 cycle and are availablae for faculty staff to commence making all approved updates. The due date for completion of these updates is 12 June.

Stakeholder files have also been prepared and emails sent to relevant staff to advise them to make any necessary updates for 2016. The due date for these changes is also 12 June.

Unit Descriptions

All Unit Descriptions have been entered into the SCADETL screen in Banner. The benefit of having unit descriptions stored in Banner (currently in the CMS) is that the same description can be drawn into both the handbook unit description pages as well as Course Progression. The process to enable these descriptions to be displayed in the handbook is almost complete.

Many thanks to both Ian Bray (Systems) and Tim Roberts (Web Services) for their valued contribution.

Course Progression

Student and Staff training videos have been updated to align with the new way that student audits are presented, and are currently being proof-checked before being uploaded to the website. As mentioned last week, the new presentation style has now been applied to all courses in the “live” PROD site from 2013 onwards.

Work is well underway to display the Unit Information in the TEST site, when viewing a student’s audit. The information contains not only the unit description, but the unit offerings that have been set up in Banner (including the seats still available, which is a real-time reflection of student enrolment numbers).


All articles in AskACU are currently being reviewed and several new articles have also been created, such as “Is there a bar on campus?” which has been creating quite a deal of interest.

During the past week, there were 477 visits with the most popular articles being:

Article Title


Courses Offered Midyear and How to Apply


Applying to ACU


Semester Breaks and Holidays


Course Transfer


ACU Dress Code


Academic Transcript


Is there a bar on campus?


Mature Age/Non Recent School Leavers


Non-Standard Study Periods


Assignment Extension



Important Reminders

Work Requests
When submitting work requests, please use the IRM Work Request Form and ensure that the wording complies with the Student Administration Style Guide located in the All Student Admin section of Knowledge Manager.

Student Connect Noticeboard
Changes to the Student Connect Noticeboard should also be submitted via the IRM Upload Request form. Please remember to visit the noticeboard regularly to ensure it stays current.


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