Academic Integrity Module

What happens if you engage in misconduct?

AI process flow chart

If you are suspected of committing academic misconduct, it will be investigated by one of the Academic Integrity Officers in your Academic Unit. This process is shown in the diagram on the left and is designed to educate students. Outcomes can include: 

- resubmission of assignment with revised referencing and paraphrasing

- zero grade for the assignment

- failure of the course 

- suspension or expulsion from uni.

Note that outcomes will vary and increase based on the severity and frequency of the misconduct. There are also consequences if you breach exam procedures - see UniSA's AB-69 P1 Academic Integrity procedure (University of South Australia, 2023).

USASA, the UniSA Students' Association, has Student Advocates whose roles are to advise students of their rights and support them throughout this process. There is also an Appeals process which you can explore.