Charles Sturt University offers students a free Academic Integrity subject as part of their enrolment.
About this subject
A new subject site has recently been created for Academic Integrity and will appear in your Interact2 dashboard. It has the same modules and quizzes as the previous site and will be permanently available on Interact2, should you want to revisit the content at any time.
This subject will help you understand the University's Academic Integrity Policy, expectations and the support services available to help you meet your academic obligations. The short subject takes up to 2.5 hours to complete and will also help you understand concepts and potential consequences of practices including:
- cheating and contract cheating
You will learn the importance of observing and maintaining ethical standards in your academic and professional work.
Academic integrity is crucial to ensure you can demonstrate you understand the content included in your course, in turn ensuring you are able to work safely and professionally in your chosen field.
Contract cheating poses additional threats. In addition to being a form of academic misconduct, some contract cheating companies will use your personal information to blackmail you into making further payments after you use their services.
How to complete the subject
You should work through the Academic Integrity subject in Interact2, then complete the quizzes to demonstrate your understanding. There are five short quizzes to complete. You will need to score 80% on each quiz to demonstrate you have satisfactorily completed the subject.
In most cases, you only need to complete this course once. However, if you receive a finding of academic misconduct, you may be required to repeat the course.
Once you have successfully completed the Academic Integrity subject, it will be noted on your student record. You will also find the subject on your Student Portal dashboard, which will indicate whether you have completed it.
If you have completed Academic Integrity since late February 2020, you do not need to complete it again. While you can no longer access the previous version, your completion has been added to your student record and should be indicated on your Student Portal dashboard.
Transition processes are also in place for students who had partially completed Academic Integrity, to ensure you do not have to repeat quizzes you have already passed.