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:
- Macquarie University A Framing of Futures
- Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- The Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research
- Macquarie University Ethics Statement
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Assessment Policy
Approved by Academic Senate 30 May 2017
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).
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 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