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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.

Academic Integrity Tutorial

Enrol in our Academic Integrity Tutorial following these steps:

  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 the on-screen details reflect those of the Organisation you want to enrol in.
  7. Click the Submit button.

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