3.1 Students will have access to and will be encouraged to use resources and programs, including:
an academic integrity website maintained by Students, Learning and Teaching which is designed to enhance the understanding of academic integrity and how to avoid its breach; and
learning experiences which are offered by Faculties in order to improve their academic literacy and competence in academic writing and study skills, understanding of the requirements of group work, and development of personal attributes, in particular, ethical behaviour; and
an online training program in the use of text matching software to assist them to comply with the principles and practice of academic integrity.
3.2 Each Faculty and School must implement mechanisms to assist students to understand good practice in academic writing in the relevant discipline by:
ensuring that the Unit Outline includes information on the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy;
ensuring that all academic staff are aware of the need to introduce and reinforce student understanding of academic integrity and the professional and academic skills required at all course levels;
ensuring that all academic staff are aware of, and provide advice to students regarding, the available sources of assistance for students seeking to develop their skills in academic writing and, in particular, preparation and presentation of assignments and other assessment tasks;
incorporating material into first year undergraduate and postgraduate units that will assist students to understand the meaning and practical application of academic integrity; and
3.3 Unit Outlines must include:
advice to students regarding the style guide and referencing/citation system required in the discipline and/or for different assessment tasks;
a statement that makes it clear that cheating, plagiarism, collusion, recycling, misrepresentation and other forms of academic misconduct are unacceptable;
referral to the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy and these Procedures;
clear information on assessment requirements, especially concerning aspects involving individual and/or collective assessment;
clear guidelines outlining what constitutes legitimate co-operation and collaboration, where it is encouraged and where it is prohibited; and
clear guidelines on group work where relevant, especially concerning assessment and division of tasks among group members and monitoring of group work by academic staff, to ensure fair assessment.
5.1 Academic Staff must endeavour to minimise the likelihood of academic misconduct. This may include, but is not limited to:
designing their assessment schedule in accordance with the Assessment Policy and Guidelines on Student Workload;
discussing with students (at an early stage, and particularly during the first few weeks of each study period) the importance of academic integrity and how to avoid academic misconduct;
providing appropriate conditions for group work and making clear to students the distinction between group work, levels of legitimate cooperation, and requirements for individual work; and
being aware of and responsive to the influence of conventions from past educational experiences on students from different cultural backgrounds, especially in relation to the use of the work of others and to academic literacy and writing skills.
5.2 Academic staff must provide an early warning to students where they believe an individual or group of students may be at risk of breaching the University's standards of academic integrity.
6.1 Academic Staff involved in assessment must implement methods to detect breaches of the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy. Options include, but are not limited to:
the use of text matching software or other tools to compare work submitted, provided that students are notified in the Unit Outline of the availability of self-evaluation tools and the intended use of software or tools in the detection of breaches;
random sampling of submitted assessment tasks to check for similarities;
comparing a student's performance across a number of tasks; and
requiring students to defend submitted assessment tasks (e.g. by oral examination or seminar presentation).
7.1 The University Learning and Teaching Committee has overall responsibility for monitoring the quality and integrity of student assessment.
7.2 Faculties have responsibility for monitoring the quality and integrity of student assessment within their constituent Schools.
7.3 Once per year, each Faculty will prepare a report to the Faculty Board on:
School strategies for promoting academic integrity;
the number of cases of academic misconduct which have been handled in the relevant reporting period; and
the manner in which breaches of academic integrity have been dealt with by Schools within the Faculty.
7.4 A report from each Faculty Board summarising academic misconduct allegations and findings will be submitted to Academic Board via Academic Administrative Committee in accordance with section 9 of the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy.