Academic Honesty Policy
|Purpose||To enable the University to take a consistent, equitable and transparent approach to academic honesty amongst staff and students.|
|The nature of scholarly endeavour, dependent as it is on the work of others, binds all members of the University community to abide by the principles of academic honesty. Academic honesty is an integral part of the core values and principles contained in the Macquarie University Ethics Statement. Its fundamental principle is that all staff and students act with integrity in the creation, development, application and use of ideas and information. This means that:
All academic and professional staff involved in learning, teaching and research are expected to display leadership in this area.
One of the University’s objectives is to produce ethically and socially aware graduates, capable of applying the skills and knowledge they have developed at University to all aspects of their lives, as well as to their academic work. Academic dishonesty undermines the integrity of the University’s academic awards and assessment processes, and damages the University’s reputation. It also reduces the effectiveness of a student’s time at the University.
Examples of some dishonest behaviours are deception, fabrication, obstruction, plagiarism and sabotage.
Obstruction: intentionally impeding or interfering with another student’s academic workPlagiarism: Using the work or ideas of another person, whether intentionally or not, and presenting this as your own without clear acknowledgement of the source of the work or ideas. This includes, but is not limited to, any of the following acts:
|Scope||This Policy applies to all students and to staff of the University involved in learning, teaching and research.|
|The key principles of this policy are that the University will:
The University may commence applicable disciplinary procedures if a person to whom this policy applies breaches this policy (or any of its related procedures).
|Contact Officer||Chair, SLTC
|Date Approved||13 November 2012|
|Approval Authority||Academic Senate|
|Date of Commencement||For units with a teaching start date of 1 January 2013 or later|
|Amendment History||August 2016 - Following introduction of new Assessment Policy, replacement of link from the old to the new Assessment Policy in Key Related documents
February 2016 – removed Related documents reference to Student Misconduct and Discipline Rules, replaced with Student Discipline Rules, Procedure and Appendices. Amended Contact Officer to Chair SLTC.
|Date for Next Review||December 2013|
Student Discipline Rules
|Policies / Rules Superseded by this Policy||Academic Honesty approved 11 August 2009|
|Keywords||Academic honesty, academic dishonesty, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, sabotage, deception, academic integrity|