Staff Information

What you’ll find here

This site acts as a hub for key information and resources to support staff in fulfilling their responsibilities in Academic Integrity. Read through the principles below, or use the sidebar menu to navigate through our information pages and resources. You can also keep up to date on the latest through our blog – scroll through posts below, or visit the full blog via the News link in the menu.

 

Academic Integrity Principles

All staff have a responsibility to uphold and model the principles of academic integrity in practice – you can do this by taking action to promote effective academic practice, model appropriate conduct and protect academic integrity through detection of potential breaches.

Promoting academic integrity

  • Keep up-to-date on academic integrity and current trends
  • Educate students on the importance of academic integrity and how to maintain integrity in their studies
  • Model academic integrity in your own teaching and research
  • Design courses, units and assessment that teach principles of academic integrity and minimise opportunities for breaches of academic integrity to occur
  • Detect and report potential breaches of academic integrity

Breaches of academic integrity

Breaches of academic integrity occur when a student participates in actions that give themselves or others unfair advantage. Breaches of academic integrity include:

  • using others’ work without appropriate acknowledgement
  • submitting work substantially written by someone else
  • colluding with others to gain or give unfair advantage
  • recycling or reusing an assessment task without permission;
  • falsifying or fabricating data, information or documents; and
  • Inappropriate conduct in supervised assessment task 

All students who breach academic integrity are encouraged to engage in educational activities to help develop understanding of, and future commitment to, academic integrity.

 

Indigenous leadership and perspectives on GenAI

Ethical engagement with GenAI needs to be led by Indigenous leadership and perspectives – we highlight the work of some of the Indigenous scholars and leaders working in this space.

GenAI writing assistants – a guide to navigating Grammarly and other tools

GenAI-enabled writing assistants are now widely available and it’s essential to understand how these tools can be used appropriately and effectively – this article provides guidance for staff and students on how to navigate them.

TEQSA Masterclass – contract cheating detection and deterrence

TEQSA has developed a free online masterclass for staff focusing on contract cheating. The masterclass is a self-directed set of online modules available to academics or professional staff in Australian higher education institutions. Developed in partnership with...

Academic Integrity in the age of AI: Educator resources

TurnItIn has developed a comprehensive range of resources for academic staff around navigating academic integrity and generative AI. Their resource hubs offer a wide range of guidance and tips on detecting use of genAI in assessment, effective use of TII's AI writing...

JISC report: Student perceptions of AI

Jisc has recently updated their report on Student Perceptions of AI, which gives valuable insight into the student perspective on generative AI. Based on a series of discussion forums held with tertiary students, the report looks at how students are currently...

New TEQSA report: Assessment reform for AI

TEQSA has published guiding principles and propositions to support the sector in considering the risks and opportunities of generative artificial intelligence (genAI).