Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity 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. Everyone at Charles Sturt is responsible for the integrity of all academic activity.

Teaching resources and support

The following resources can help you foster Academic Integrity in your teaching practice and help students avoid academic misconduct.

TEQSA has developed free Academic Integrity resources that are free to use by students, academics and providers:

TEQSA Academic Integrity download hub

Academic integrity ELMO training is currently available for fixed and full time continuing staff. This is compulsory for academic and some professional/general staff members. These staff will be required to repeat this every three years.

  • Academic Integrity ELMO -  all academic and many professional staff will complete the academic integrity training modules (full version) and repeat them every three years subsequently. There are five modules, each taking approximately 20 to 30 minutes, a total of 2 to 3 hours. This includes staff in our partnered deliveries.
  • Academic Integrity ELMO- Professional Staff ELMO - this is a shorter version specifically designed for professional staff who must understand academic integrity and repeat every three years subsequently. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  • Academic Integrity Policy and associated procedure - states requirements for staff and students to practise, promote and defend academic integrity. The policy should be read in conjunction with the procedure.
  • Statement of Principles for the use of Artificial Intelligence - available to staff and students  to guide the ethical and responsible use of AI
  • Student Misconduct Rule 2020 - where you suspect cheating, collusion, contract cheating (including generative Artificial Intelligence tools), plagiarism, research misconduct or self-plagiarism, report these to an appointed officer for investigation under this rule. See Clause 27 iv.
  • Student Charter - outlines what is expected of you as a Charles Sturt student.
  • Code of conduct - specifies standards of conduct that are expected of all staff of Charles Sturt University (the University).

Hrasky, S., & Kronenberg, D. (2011). Curriculum redesign as a faculty-centred approach to plagiarism reduction. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 7(2), 23–36.