Academic Integrity Module
What is Academic Misconduct?
Breaching exam procedures
Academic misconduct includes "a breach of examination procedures that has been determined to be a breach of academic Integrity" (University of South Australia, 2023, p. 2).
Exams are designed to test your knowledge of course content and how you apply it under time constraints. Cheating in exams is a form of academic misconduct, as it gives you an unfair advantage over others.
You will be identified as cheating if you:
- use mobile phones or other electronic devices, cheat cards or answer booklets unless you're permitted to use them. Always check the exam timetable site to verify what you can and can't bring to the exam
- use textbooks, dictionaries, written notes or a calculator unless you're permitted to use them. Always check the exam timetable site to verify what you can and can't bring to the exam
- speak with other students sitting the exam - this may be seen as sharing information
To avoid breaching exam procedures:
Be aware of UniSA's Examinations Procedure (University of South Australia, 2023)
Respect exam procedures
Be clear about each course's exam expectations.