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Academic Integrity is driven by our ECU values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence and is a shared responsibility for all ECU Students and Staff. Not acting with academic integrity results in Academic Misconduct. This can be plagiarism, unauthorised collaboration and contract cheating. These behaviours are unacceptable and may result in a loss of marks, failing the Unit or being suspended or expelled.
The Student Academic Integrity webpage provides access to resources to support you develop good academic practices to avoid academic misconduct, including help on how to correctly in-text, end-text and paraphrase your work to avoid plagiarism.
Check your unit information on Blackboard to find out what assignments and activities you have to complete and when you need to be submit them by.
If you wish to defer an assignment (other than an end of semester or formal exam), or seek an extension to the due date for an assignment, up to a maximum of seven calendar days, you must:
You will be notified of the outcome by the Unit Coordinator.
Normal occupational commitments and extracurricular activities are not accepted as grounds for granting extra time because you are expected to plan ahead. Extensions cannot be granted beyond the end of semester.
Long extensions of time raise the problem of fairness if other students in the unit have had their assignments returned.
If you submit an assignment after the due date without an agreed extension, or beyond the date of an agreed extension, you will usually incur a penalty. In accordance with the University’s regulations, the penalty is 5% (of the maximum mark available) for each calendar day that your assignment is late, up to seven calendar days.
If your assignment is submitted more than one week (seven calendar days) late, you will be awarded a mark of zero.
If you have a query about the receipt, content, marking of assignments and extensions to submission dates you should contact your tutor/lecturer.
Contact details for your tutor/lecturer will be in your Blackboard unit site under the Unit Contacts/Staff Information link.
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