Misrepresentation and Falsification

Definition overview

1 Definition

Representing data or information incorrectly, improperly or falsely.

Examples of Misrepresentation and Falsification may include but are not limited to:

  • Intentional and unauthorised falsification or invention of any information, experimental data or citations in an assessable item;
  • presenting an untrue statement about attendance or participation in practical, performance or professional learning activities for Assessment purposes;
  • submitting a text/code-matching software originality report that falsely represents the originality of an assignment submitted for Assessment;
  • not disclosing any information where there is a duty to disclose such information; and
  • providing false information concerning a formal academic exercise, for example, giving a false excuse for missing a deadline or falsely claiming to have submitted work.

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

Approved Date

30/11/2020

Effective Date

30/11/2020

Record No

20/714PL

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

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