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Library: Academic Integrity

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Ethical Scholarship Plagiarism and Copyright Time Management Academic Misconduct

 

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

 

Cheating while under supervised conditions

       A student:

  • begins to write during perusal time or continues to write after the instruction to stop writing is given,
  • uses unauthorised equipment or materials,
  • has any notation written on their body, clothing or any object brought into an assessment room,
  • communicates with any person other than a supervisor during an examination, e.g. through speaking, signing, electronic device or other means, such as passing notes, making gestures or sharing equipment with another student.
Collusion

       A student:

  • or more than one student works to produce a response and that response is submitted as individual work by one or multiple students,
  • assists another student to commit an act of academic misconduct,
  • gives or receives a response to an assessment.
Contract cheating

       A student:

  • pays for a person or a service to complete a response to an assessment,
  • sells or trades a response to an assessment.
Copying work

       A student:

  • deliberately or knowingly makes it possible for another student to copy responses,
  • looks at another student’s work during a supervised assessment,
  • copies another student’s work during a supervised assessment.
Disclosing or receiving information about an assessment

       A student or other person:

  • gives or accesses unauthorised information that compromises the integrity of the assessment, such as stimulus or suggested answers/responses, before a response to an assessment is completed,
  • makes any attempt to give or receive access to secure assessment materials.
Fabricating

       A student:

  • invents or exaggerates data,
  • lists incorrect or fictitious references.
Impersonation

       A student:

  • arranges for another person to complete a response to an assessment in their place, e.g. impersonating the student in a performance or supervised assessment,
  • completes a response to an assessment in place of another student.

Misconduct during a supervised assessment

 

       A student:

  • distracts and/or disrupts others in an assessment room.
Plagiarism or lack of referencing

       A student:

  • completely or partially copies or alters another person’s work without attribution (another person’s work may include text, audio or audiovisual material, figures, tables, design, images, information or ideas).
Self-plagiarism

       A student:

  • duplicates work, or part of work already submitted, as a response to an assessment instrument in the same or any other subject.
Significant contribution
of help

       A student or other person:

  • arranges for, or allows, a tutor, parent/carer or any person in a supporting role to complete or contribute significantly to the response.
 

 

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2020). 8.1 Understanding academic integrityhttps://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/
senior/certificates-and-qualifications/qce-qcia-handbook/8-school-assessment-policies/8.1-understanding-academic-integrity#2