Means acting with honesty, fairness and responsibility in learning, teaching and research. It involves observing and maintaining ethical standards in all aspects of academic work.
Academic and professional staff involved in teaching and learning and/or research are responsible for:
The updated Academic Integrity Policy and procedure came into effect from 1 July 2020. Please see the Academic Policy Review and Implementation web page for the latest information.
Charles Sturt favours an educative and proactive approach to promoting Academic Integrity and minimising Academic Misconduct. Here are some approaches that can help you in your teaching practice. (Sources: Hrasky & Kronenberg, 2011; How to Minimise Plagiarism in your students' work in 5 steps, CSU).
Effective in all sessions commencing since the policy took effect on 1 July 2020, Charles Sturt’s Academic Integrity course became compulsory for all students to complete prior to grade release. The only exception will be for those students who completed the AIM currently available in the i2 organisation site after 24 February 2020. Students who have not completed the training will be unable to view their grades.
From July, the Academic Integrity course is being delivered via a single subject with no points weighting, visible in their student portal and supported by the Division of Learning and Teaching. This subject will be free and will help students understand academic integrity, contract cheating and the support services available.
You may have the opportunity to do this in your subject team or as part of course review.
In reviewing, adapting or modifying tasks make sure you consult with the course director first to ensure that all the task design elements will be incorporated in your revisions.
The following resources can help you foster Academic Integrity in your teaching practice and help students avoid academic misconduct.
Academic Integrity Checking Processes outlines how to use Turnitin
Cheating at University (wiki site) Look here for examples of introducing students to academic integrity through learning activities.
Academic Integrity (staff only) ELMO training.
Academic Integrity and Referencing (Student Portal/Library/Academic integrity and referencing)
References and further reading
Hrasky & Kronenberg, 2011; How to Minimise Plagiarism in your students' work in 5 steps, CSU
TEQSA integrity tool kit located at: https://www.teqsa.gov.au/academic-integrity-toolkit