"Academic integrity and honesty are integral to maintaining the academic standards and reputation of VU and its graduates. VU is committed to upholding high standards of academic integrity."
(Academic Integrity Policy https://policy.vu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=27)
Studying and working ethically is part of who we are at Victoria University. The VU Value statements are:
'Always Ethical' includes being fair and unbiased in the decisions we make, communicating openly and honestly, and being conscious of the impact we make. Part of academic integrity is thinking about the impact your decisions can have on others, even small things like returning books on time and honouring your library PC and space bookings are part of these values.
Each page of this guide has links out to the student Academic Integrity Modules. Work through them to gain a full understanding of how you can be ethical and work with academic integrity at Victoria University.
Study with Academic Integrity. As you start or continue your studies at Victoria University, complete the academic integrity modules. Understand what academic integrity means and why it is important to present authentic work and acknowledge the work of others.
To access these interactive modules you must be enrolled as a VU student.
Link through to Academic Integrity HQ on VU Collaborate - you need to self-enrol, even if you have completed one or more modules in 2022. Click on the 'Content' tab and within the table of contents, select a module under 'Academic Integrity Course Overview':
After successfully completing all five modules and quizzes you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This is a downloadable PDF file which includes the your student name and date of completion. See Academic Integrity Student Guide for instructions on how to download your Certificate.
A recent extensive survey of more than 14,000 Australian university students (Bretag et al., 2019) found that:
These 2 activities are classified as ‘sharing behaviours’
There are ways to avoid falling into the trap of contract cheating
Bretag, T., Harper, R., Burton, M., Ellis, C., Newton, P., & Rozenberg, P. (2019). Contract cheating: A survey of Australian university students. Studies in Higher Education, 44(11), 1837-1856. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2018.1462788
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