All new students commencing from Trimester 1 2013 will be required to complete a University Academic Integrity Module (AIM) before the end of their first enrolment period (Trimester, Semester or Block).

The University AIM will take the form of an online test in Blackboard and students must achieve 100% to pass. Students may repeat the module any number of times. Existing students may complete the module but it is not a requirement. 

The University AIM will become available with a new Blackboard AIM tab in January 2013. The first group of new students affected will be Trimester 1 2013.

Successful completion will be automatically stored against their student record in NUSTAR. A hold will be placed on the student's record in NUSTAR if the University AIM is not completed within the designated period. This will prevent the student from re-enrolling, viewing their exam results or transcript, or graduating, until they successfully complete the module.

There are 5 groups of questions- one group on each of the topics:

  1. Group work, Collusion and Sharing
  2. Student Responsibilities
  3. Referencing and Plagiarism
  4. Academic Integrity Policy
  5. Social Media and Integrity

Further information about the objectives, benefits and impacts.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the implementation of the University Academic Integrity Module, please contact:
Keith Foggett
Learning Development Coordinator
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Phone: (02) 4921 7298
Email: keith.foggett@newcastle.edu.au

If you require more information about Academic Integrity at the University, please contact:
Greg Preston
Student Academic Conduct Officer (SACO) Co-ordinator
Phone: (02) 4921 5891
Email: greg.preston@newcastle.edu.au