Academic integrity

When you study at university you are required to act in an honest way, be responsible for your actions, and show fairness in every part of your work. This is academic integrity.

Breaches of academic integrity, also referred to as academic misconduct, include:

  • Cheating in exams or tests
  • Fabricating results or data
  • Misrepresentation (presenting an untrue statement)
  • Plagiarism (when work of another is represented as your own original work)
  • Assisting other students to cheat by selling assignments or giving them access to your assignment

Academic misconduct can occur when students feel like they are under pressure, or don't have enough time to complete work with integrity.

By planning ahead, you can help to manage these situations before they happen. Check out this video from QUT on Time Management.

You must act in an honest and fair way when submitting assignments. This includes acknowledging all sources appropriately through referencing.

Want more information on academic integrity? Enrol in the Academic Integrity Tutorial on Learning@Griffith.

Steps to enrol

  1. Login to Learning@Griffith using your student/staff username and password.
  2. Click on the Organisations tab, at the top right of the screen.
  3. In the Organisation Search box on the left, type 'Academic Integrity Student Tutorial and' click Go.
  4. Hover your mouse cursor over this Organisation ID 'ACADEMIC_INTGY_A1_TUTORIAL', until you see a small arrow appear.
  5. Click the small arrow, and click on the word Enrol in the drop down box.
  6. Check that the details onscreen reflect those of the Organisation you want to enrol in.
  7. Click the Submit button.