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Academic Misconduct

Definition overview

1 Definition

Academic Misconduct encompasses all behaviours, including doing as well as attempting to do, any of the acts, omissions or activities that constitute Academic Misconduct:

  • involving the misrepresentation of academic achievement; or
  • undermining the core values (honesty, trust, fairness and respect) of Academic Integrity; or
  • breaching Academic Integrity; whether intentional or unintentional.

Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism;
  • using (including for Assessment or review) the work prepared by another person or software, including generative artificial intelligence, as their own without appropriate attribution;
  • Collusion, such as any unauthorised collaboration in preparation or presentation of work, including knowingly allowing personal work to be copied by others;
  • all forms of Cheating in examinations and other Assessment tasks;
  • Contract Cheating;
  • Promoting ways to breach Academic Integrity or using University resources to support others in breaching Academic Integrity;
  • offering or accepting bribes (money or other favours), e.g. for Admission or for Marks/Grades; and
  • fabrication or falsification of information or Student identity (TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Integrity, Version 1.2, 28 March 2019).

2 References

UniSQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

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Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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