What is Academic Misconduct?

Academic misconduct occurs when staff or students disregard the values of academic integrity. UniSA's Academic Integrity Policy  (University of South Australia, 2023)  identifies the different types of academic misconduct, which are explained in more detail in this module.

Some examples include:

red crossplagiarism (copying work from other sources; not accurately following referencing guidelines)

red crosscheating in exams

red crosscopying or falsifying documents or data

red crossgetting other people to write your work

doing someone else's work for them

collusion (working with other students on assessable work when it's not permitted)

contract cheating (paying or getting someone to do your work, or using software or tools to do your work)

file sharing (e.g. to exchange exam questions or assignments)