The International Centre for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as "a commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility", and “the courage to act on them even in the face of adversity" (Fishman, 2014, p.16). At ECU this is driven by our values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.
When starting at university you become part of and, contribute to both the university and global academic community. Acting with academic integrity means that:
It is a whole of university approach - Everyone has a role to play!
Your responsibilities as part of an academic community is to exemplify the values of ECU. The Academic Integrity Policy Clause 4.4(a) sets these out in everyday terms and include:
To learn more about these principles and values, what is meant by academic integrity, what it means to you and strategies to ensure you act with Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence, why not complete the Academic Integrity Module. Many Units include completion of this Module as part of the first assessment task but if not, then e-mail email@example.com with ‘Request to complete AIM’ in the subject heading along with your student number. The Student Academic Integrity Coordinator will arrange to enrol you in the module.
If you are an International Student be AWARE of what is required of you when acting with academic integrity. You may find that the principles and values of academic integrity have a different meaning and level of importance in your home country.
Edith Cowan University, Strategic and Governance Services. (2019a). Academic integrity policy. Retrieve from http://policysearch.ecu.edu.au/WebDrawer.PolicySearch/Record/725/file/document
Fishman, T. (Ed.) (2014). The fundamental values of academic integrity. Retrieved from https://academicintegrity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Fundamental-Values-2014.pdf
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