Academic integrity for students
There are a number of resources available to help you develop your understanding of academic integrity. These include:
The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers advice on academic literacy in the form of printable resources and workshops during Semester. You can seek out one of these courses independently by contacting the Learning Development Team.
Infoskills is a self-paced online learning module that you can access at any time. Infoskills is designed to introduce you to the basics of academic literacy, including planning for research, finding information, evaluating information, writing and plagiariasm, and using information ethically.
Turnitin is an electronic text-matching tool that gives you individualised feedback on referencing in your written work. Turnitin provides you with the opportunity to "presubmit" your work and modify it on the basis of the "originality report". This helps you to refine your academic literacy and referencing skills.
University Academic Integrity Module
Students commencing from Trimester 1 2013 are required to complete an Academic Integrity Module (AIM) before the end of their first enrolment period (Trimester, Semester or Block). The University AIM takes the form of an online test in Blackboard and you must achieve 100% on the test to pass.
Faculty Academic Integrity Modules
Some Faculties have developed disciplinary specific modules to help with understanding academic literacy as it applies to your course, program, or profession. Your course coordinator will advise you if you need to complete one of these modules.
Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Student Academic Integrity Procedure support the Universityâ€™s commitment to the highest standards of academic and personal integrity. These have been developed in accordance with advice from the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC). The Policy and Procedure explain your responsibilities in terms of academic integrity, and outline the process that will be followed if an allegation of a breach of academic misconduct is made about your work.
Student Academic Conduct Officers
Each School has a Student Academic Conduct Officer (SACO) who provides advice and training about academic integrity to staff and students. Your first point of contact for advice on academic integrity issues such as plagiarism or collusion should always be your lecturer or tutor. If an allegation of a breach of academic integrity is made about your work the SACO will contact you.
Advisors in Research Integrity
Each Faculty has an Advisor in Research Integrity to provide advice and training about academic integrity and research misconduct to staff and students. If an allegation of research misconduct is made about your work the Advisor will refer your matter to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Each faculty has a dedicated Faculty Librarian who is a subject information specialist. Your Faculty Librarian can advise on the best strategies for accessing information efficiently and effectively. They can also provide advice on literature searches, research techniques and training in the use of online resources.