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Academic Integrity Procedure Penalty Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To establish the penalties for Academic Misconduct.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Academic Integrity Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

Current act of Academic Misconduct

Previous Record of Academic Misconduct

Action/Penalty

Minor

No

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice and take one or more of the following actions:

  • Request the Examiner to mark the piece of work concerned, taking full account of the deficiencies in achieving intended Learning Outcomes; and/or
  • Require that the Student resubmit the work, in whole or in part, by a specified date, with or without imposing a maximum mark achievable; and/or
  • Award a reduction in marks of up to 20% of the marks available for that Assessment Item.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as minor.

Minor

Minor Academic Misconduct

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice; and take one or more of the following actions:

  • Award a reduction in marks of up to 20% of the marks available for that Assessment Item; and/or
  • Require the Student to resubmit the piece of work by a specific date. In the case of resubmission, the only passing grade or mark for the Assessment Item will be C or 50% as appropriate; and/or
  • Require the Student to undertake additional, equivalent assessment by a specified date. In the case of additional assessment, the only passing grade or mark for the Assessment Item will be C or 50% as appropriate.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

Minor

Major Academic Misconduct

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice and award zero marks for the Assessment Item.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

Major

No

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice and award zero marks for the Assessment Item.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

Major

Minor Academic Misconduct

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice and award zero marks for the Assessment Item.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

Major

Major Academic Misconduct

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice, award zero marks for the Course, leading to a Fail grade for the Course.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

Major

Two or more recorded instances of Major Academic Misconduct

Counsel the Student about appropriate academic practice, award zero marks for the Course, leading to a Fail grade for the Course.

Current act of Academic Misconduct recorded on Register as major.

In addition, the Associate Dean (Students) may recommend, through the Executive Dean, to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, exclusion due to Academic Misconduct in accordance with the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

10/10/2017

Effective Date

23/10/2017

Review Date

28/3/2017

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Academic Integrity Policy

Related Procedures

Academic Integrity Procedure

Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Academic Integrity

The pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. Academic Integrity includes a commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental ethical principles of the University community and compromise the worth of work completed by others....moreThe pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. Academic Integrity includes a commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental ethical principles of the University community and compromise the worth of work completed by others.

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct involves providing aid or assistance in relation to, creating or making, obtaining or acquiring, or using information, services or equipment that may unfairly give a Student an unauthorised advantage relative to other Students with regard to a Formal Examination or other Assessment Item. 'Unauthorised advantage' includes any advantage not identified for the Formal Examina...moreAcademic Misconduct involvesproviding aid or assistance in relation to,creating or making,obtaining or acquiring, orusinginformation, services or equipment that may unfairly give a Student an unauthorised advantage relative to other Students with regard to a Formal Examination or other Assessment Item.'Unauthorised advantage' includes any advantage not identified for the Formal Examination or Assessment work.Academic Misconduct includes but is not limited to Collusion, Plagiarism, contract cheating, impersonation of a Student or University Employee, and Failure to Comply with Formal Examination or Assessment Instructions.

Assessment Item

An individual Assessment task as outlined in the Assessment schedule for a Course. Assessment Items may consist of Assignments or Formal Examinations and may be Formal, Informal, Formative or Summative in nature....moreAn individual Assessment task as outlined in the Assessment schedule for a Course. Assessment Items may consist of Assignments or Formal Examinations and may be Formal, Informal, Formative or Summative in nature.

Course

The basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program....moreThe basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program.

Examiner

A University staff member, normally an academic staff member, continuing or fixed term, appointed to be responsible for the conduct and Assessment of a Course in accordance with the prescribed Course Specification....moreA University staff member, normally an academic staff member, continuing or fixed term, appointed to be responsible for the conduct and Assessment of a Course in accordance with the prescribed Course Specification.

Learning Outcomes

The expression of the set of knowledge, skills and the application of the knowledge and skills a person has acquired and is able to demonstrate as a result of learning....moreThe expression of the set of knowledge, skills and the application of the knowledge and skills a person has acquired and is able to demonstrate as a result of learning.

Major Academic Misconduct

Major Academic Misconduct is defined to occur in all other Academic Misconduct not deemed as Minor Academic Misconduct....moreMajor Academic Misconduct is defined to occur in all other Academic Misconduct not deemed as Minor Academic Misconduct.

Minor Academic Misconduct

Minor Academic Misconduct is defined to occur where the Academic Misconduct is manifest in a Student's Assessment submission to a contribution with less than five percent of the available marks for an Assessment Item....moreMinor Academic Misconduct is defined to occur where the Academic Misconduct is manifest in a Student's Assessment submission to a contribution with less than five percent of the available marks for an Assessment Item.

Student

A person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program....moreA person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Record No

14/732PL

Failure to comply with this Policy or Policy Instrument may be considered as misconduct and the provisions of the relevant Policy or Procedure applied.

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