When you come to work at Flinders University you become a member of a community that is committed to principles of academic integrity. This commitment maintains Flinders’ reputation and ensures the quality of our research and graduates.
Integrity is one of the University’s four core values. Academic integrity is a commitment to principles of honesty, respect, trust and fairness. It requires you to be aware of your responsibilities and to adhere to professional and ethical standards in learning, teaching, research and scholarship.
Academic integrity is an integral part of your work as well as the work of students. You are responsible for modelling good practice to your students, educating them in the requirements of academic integrity and the skills to enact it, and for responding to failures to meet requirements when they occur.
A key challenge to academic integrity is contract cheating. The TEQSA Good Practice Note provides helpful guidance for staff to deter, identify and respond to incidents of contract cheating. Flinders policy, procedures and processes are consistent with good practice in the sector.