Glossary

S

S
Campus code for Geelong Waterfront Campus, used in Callista.
The letter 'F' is used to denote the Geelong Waterfront Campus for the direction of internal mail.
S&T
Faculty of Science and Technology
SA-HELP
Student Amenities Higher Education Loan Program
SCCA
School of Communication and Creative Arts
SCITECH
Faculty of Science and Technology
SE
Student Equity
semester
The method of organisation of the teaching year. Deakin moved from a semester system to a trimester system in 2008.
At Deakin there are three trimesters; trimester 1 runs from March to June; trimester 2 runs from July to October; trimester 3 runs from November to February.
seminar

An interactive meeting for smaller groups of students that is part of the course structure, formerly known as a tutorial.

Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
SEO
School Executive Officer
SETU
student evaluation of teaching and units (survey)
SHHS
School of History, Heritage and Society (now School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
SIPS
School of International and Political Studies (now School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
SL
sick leave
SLE
Student Learning Entitlement
SLS
student loans survey
SLT
senior leadership team
SME
subject matter expert
SMG
The Senior Management Group's key function is to serve as a channel for consultation on and communication of Executive decisions and to canvas opinions on some matters prior to their determination by the Executive.
SMM
School of Management and Marketing
SOE
School of Education
specified credit transfer
Credit may be granted for a specific Deakin unit where previous studies involve a substantial overlap of content at a similar standard. When specified credit is awarded for studies deemed to be the equivalent of Deakin units, this equivalence may be determined only by the Board of the faculty that offers the Deakin unit.
ST

A prefix which may need to be entered before your Student Number when completing Deakin University forms.

Staff Connect
A University facility that gives staff the ability to view, update and enter a variety of HR information online from their desktop.
STALGS
Strategic Teaching and Learning Grant Scheme
STAR
Student Timetable Allocation and Registration
statutes
Statutes and regulations of the University provide for the organisation, management and good governance of the University. University legislation establishes the structure of the University and its staff. It sets out the courses which are offered and related matters such as admission and selection, fees, academic progress, academic awards and student discipline. Statutes and regulations are available in The Guide.
Student Connect
A web based administration portal which allows access to student enrolment details.
student contribution
Amount Commonwealth supported students contribute for each unit of study.
Student Services and Amenities Fee
A fee that higher education providers can charge their students for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature, such as sporting and recreational activities, employment and career advice, child care, financial advice and food services.
Studymate
A study assistance activity development package that integrates with Vista in Deakin Studies Online (DSO). It allows you to create Flash-based activities and games.
submajor
A group of related units approved by a faculty board and listed in the handbook, taken over two levels and amounting to a minimum of four credit points. Submajors are not included on academic transcripts or testamurs. Also referred to as a minor.
SWOT Vac

Study Without Teaching Vacation (SWOT Vac) is the week of private study given before exams begin. During this time there are no scheduled classes.  Also referred to as Study Period.

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