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Academic integrity means a commitment to act with honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect, and responsibility in all academic work. For more information refer to the UniSA Academic Integrity Policy (AB69) and Academic Integrity Procedure (AB69-P1).
Academic misconduct is any action which contravenes the principles of academic integrity, including but not limited to:
- directly copying of material from electronic or print resources without acknowledging the source
- closely paraphrasing sentences or whole passages without referencing the original work or submitting another student’s work in whole or in part, unless this is specifically allowed in the Course Outline
- using another person’s ideas, work, or research data without acknowledgement
- appropriating or imitating another’s ideas unless this is specifically allowed in the Course Outline.
- a breach of examination procedures that has been determined to be a breach of academic integrity
- presenting/submitting documents or data that are copied, falsified, or in any way obtained improperly
- presenting/submitting academic work that has involved significant assistance from a third party (person(s) or application), unless this has been specifically allowed in the Course Outline
- cooperation with one or more other students on assessable work unless this has been specifically allowed in the Course Outline
- contract cheating, i.e., purchasing of assessments from a third party noting it is a criminal offence for any person to provide or advertise academic cheating services relating to the delivery of higher education in Australia
- use of artificial intelligence (AI) software or paraphrasing tools as a form of contract cheating
- file sharing as a form of academic misconduct, for example to exchange exam questions or assignments
- providing assistance to a student in the completion and/or presentation of their academic work unless specifically allowed in the Course Outline
- falsifying or misrepresenting academic records, or any other documents
The online environment is much easier to monitor, as information about where you - and others - are completing the exam and how information is produced and added to your exam are all recorded. Just like any submitted assignment, the learnonline system can monitor plagiarism via text matching software like Turnitin. During your UniSA online examination in SP2, your Course Coordinator may monitor course discussion forums and homework sites including Chegg.com, Tutor.com, MyAssignmentHelp.com etc. Commercial academic cheating services are illegal in Australia, visit www.teqsa.gov.au/cheating for more information.
Whilst the outcomes associated with a breach of academic integrity may vary depending on the nature of the breach, common outcomes associated with a breach of examination procedures include:
- Fail grade in the examination;
- Fail grade in the course;
- Suspension for a period of time.