Managing academic integrity issues
Tutors and assessors who suspect a failure to meet the requirements of academic integrity should complete a Form A and forward it (with evidence) to the relevant topic coordinator.
Topic coordinators (first reviewers) are responsible for assessing an academic integrity allegation, managing suspected misunderstanding cases and referring suspected academic misconduct to second reviewers.
College academic integrity officers or Dean (Education) (second reviewers), conduct investigations into suspected academic misconduct and refer serious academic misconduct matters to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) for action under Statute 6.4: Student Conduct.
Misunderstanding and academic misconduct
A failure to meet student academic integrity requirements can be categorised as either a misunderstanding or academic misconduct. Schedule 1 and 2 of the policy define misunderstanding and academic misconduct, and the consequences that follow.
- Misunderstanding - an unintentional failure to meet academic requirements.
- Academic misconduct – an intentional or reckless misrepresentation of the level of academic achievement.
Serious academic misconduct applies where a student already has 2 previous level 1 academic misconduct records, or the failure is so serious that it prejudices the interest of other students, the integrity of the assessment item or the reputation of the University the matter should be referred for action under Statute 6.4–Student Conduct.
Academic Integrity Register (Confidential register)
Once a topic coordinator has completed a preliminary assessment of an academic integrity allegation, they are required to ensure that a check is made of the Academic Integrity Register to determine if there are any previous academic integrity records.
A request to check the Academic Integrity Register can be made:
Pilot of online forms
Between November 2020 and January 2021 Student Policy and Integrity Services together with Service One will be conducting a pilot of online Academic Integrity report forms (Forms B & C) on the Service One platform.
The pilot is taking place with Topic Coordinators and Academic Integrity Officers in undergraduate Nursing topics, Business topics and the College of Medicine and Public Health topics.
If you would like further information about the pilot, please contact Student Policy and Integrity Services [link to contact us section].