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.
As a new student you become part of and contribute to a global academic community. Acting with academic integrity in this community means that you:
It is a whole of university approach - Everyone has a role to play!
Academic integrity is fundamental to ECU’s expectations of you. We expect you to uphold the principles of academic integrity and our core values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.
The Academic Integrity Policy Clause 4.4(a) sets these out in everyday terms and include:
If you are a new student, we ask that you complete an online Academic Integrity Module during your first few weeks as a student. It is so important that you are aware of the principles and values of acting with academic integrity for your study that we have made it compulsory.
As a new student you will be automatically enrolled in the Module and can start it at any time; although completing it early on is recommended. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete and includes a quiz at the end of each sub-section.
To access the Module (Academic Integrity Module 2020) go to the My Units section within your Blackboard portal.
If you are an International Student and have not studied in Australia before, please be AWARE that the principles and values of academic integrity may be different to that in your home country. If you are unsure always seek help from a tutor or unit coordinator.
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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