Academic Integrity Values Statement

Background and Purpose

This statement arises from consultation with students, academic staff and professional staff from across Macquarie University and draws upon the research, workshops and discussions that have taken place at the institution since 2015.  It provides an overarching declaration that informs Macquarie University, staff and students, as well as informing policy and procedure. From these values, clear responsibilities and principles of behaviour can be translated into demonstrable actions.


At Macquarie University, we are committed to transformative education, learning, research and discovery, all of which advances knowledge and has a positive impact on our community and the world.  We aspire to be connected to the community in which we support and empower each other and inspire a university-wide commitment to academic integrity.

As an academic institution committed to this purpose, integrity is core to who we are and what we do.  At Macquarie University, we understand academic integrity to be comprised of active engagement with five interconnected values:

Academic Integrity Values diagram 

Related documents:

Approved by Academic Senate 30 May 2017

The statement is also availalbe to download as a pdf.

Principles of English Language Statement

At its meeting of 6 December 2016, Academic Senate approved the Principles of English Language Statement.

Academic Governance - Background

The Purpose and Function of Academic Boards and Senates in Australian Universities    A Policy paper originally formulated at the National Conference of Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates held at the University of New South Wales (2005) and revised at subsequent conferences in Adelaide (2012) and Sydney (2013).

Draft Higher Education Standards Framework - Governance

TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Governance

Submission to TEQSA - Corporate and Academic Governance in the New Regulatory Environment

Academic Governance - 2014 Workshops

Members of the University community were invited to participate in academic governance workshops in November and December of 2014. The workshops assisted the University to:

  • Reimagine the role of academic governance in facilitating the University's mission in teaching and research
  • Reposition Academic Senate to meet these challenges; get the balance right between operational and strategic governance
  • Reinvigorate Academic Senate as the key debating chamber for academic principle and engage more openly and effectively with the Macquarie community.

Feedback and recommendations

Academic Governance Workshops: Feedback and Recommendations - December 2014


Academic Governance at Macquarie - Challenges and Opportunities - Professor Dominic Verity

Academic Governance Beyond Learning and Teaching - Professor Dominic Verity

Academic Governance Stakeholder Consultation Report  - October/November 2014 - Philip Pogson, The Leading Partnership

Governance Overview - Philip Pogson, The Leading Partnership

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