Frequently Asked Questions
About the Policy
Where can I find information about the new Academic Integrity Policy?
You can find all the information you will need on the webpage.
Where can I find the old Academic Honesty Policy?
The was replaced by the Academic Integrity Policy on July 27, 2020. The old Academic Honesty policy can be found by clicking “Related procedures, forms” and then “Show previous versions”. The Academic Honesty Policy will be the first document on the list of previous versions.
Which policy should I use to manage suspected cases of academic misconduct?
The new came into effect on July 27, 2020 (beginning of Semester 2).
If the suspected misconduct relates to an assessment undertaken prior to July 27, 2020 the Academic Honesty Policy applies. If the assessment occurred after July 27, 2020 the Academic Integrity Policy applies.
Are non-award and third party provider students included in the Policy?
Yes. All students enrolled in assessed courses and programs delivered through the University’s third party providers (including University of Adelaide College) are included within the scope of the policy. Students enrolled in credit-bearing assessed micro-credentials are also included. Unless otherwise advised, course coordinators should manage cases of suspected academic misconduct as they would do for any other student enrolled in the course.
Will analysis of the new single central Register of Academic Integrity be undertaken?
Yes, the Register will allow reporting of data about number and type of academic integrity breaches as well as considering patterns of data across different student demographic factors, faculties, schools and programs.
This will allow the University meet regulatory requirement and inform best practice learning and teaching at the University.
For Course Coordinators and other staff
Where can I find out who is the Academic Integrity Officer in my School?
Academic Integrity Officers and Professional Staff supporting Academic Integrity investigations are listed on the page.
Is there a simple overview of the Academic Integrity process?
Yes, this summarises the process. It should be used in conjunction with the .
Can students access the Guidelines for Academic Integrity Investigations?
No, access to the Guidelines is via a University of Adelaide staff logon.
Where can I get information about different types of academic integrity breaches?
Information about different types of breaches, what to look for and the evidence to collect to support an investigation of suspected academic misconduct can be found in the in the section.
Under Gathering the evidence is information about plagiarism, collusion, copying, contract cheating, cheating in examinations, misrepresentation and solicitation.
Is there an academic integrity module in MyUni for students?
Yes, the Epigeum Academic Integrity module is available to all students via MyUni Assignment Help within each course
Information about how students can access the Module is available for staff to share with students
Is there a list of support services for students that the AIO or Course Coordinator can use for referring a student who needs extra support?
The section of the Guidelines has a section with links to student support services. Students can also enrol in the Epigeum Academic Integrity module via MyUni. Additional resources for students are under development.
Is there an academic integrity module in MyUni for staff?
Can I report suspected academic misconduct if the student has already completed the course?
Yes. Suspected academic misconduct reports should be lodged as soon as possible, in order that the student receives a timely resolution. However, cases may arise where a breach is suspected after the teaching period has ended. There is no time limit on reporting suspected academic misconduct in these cases. Academic Integrity Officers will take into account the consequence of any penalty on the student's academic progress.
If you are not the course coordinator, you should contact the coordinator and raise your suspicion. The course coordinator should lodge the report.
Can students recycle/resubmit a past assessment?
In principle, resubmission is allowed if the student has not previously received credit for the work. For example, a student who failed or withdrew from a course should be allowed to resubmit their assessment, because they have not received credit for that piece of work. Students should seek advice from the Course Coordinator before resubmitting work from a previous course.
The work will be marked in accordance with the academic staff member’s judgment and their determination of whether the student has met the learning objectives for the assessment according to the current rubric and assessment criteria, irrespective of any previous mark that the student may have received.
A student cannot receive credit for the same assessment task twice.
For AIOs and Professional Staff supporting investigations
Do I need to check both the central Academic Honesty Register and the new central Academic Integrity Register?
Once the new policy comes into effect all confirmed cases of Academic Misconduct will only be recorded in one place – the central Academic Integrity Register, but the previous central register will still need to be checked for previous cases under the old policy.
For cases being managed under the existing Academic Honesty Policy a check of both the Faculty register and the central Academic Honesty Register should be undertaken. This will apply to cases that are still being investigated after July 27, 2020 but for suspected misconduct that occurred before July 27.
The faculty register does not need to be checked for new cases that occur after July 27, 2020.
Does ‘days’ for notification refer to business days or all days?
Are AIOs expected to produce notes / minutes of meetings?
Detailed and accurate recordkeeping is important, and AIOs are expected to maintain records as they would with any investigation. Support from professional staff in maintaining these records will be key. Forms and templates to support the investigation are available on the Resources page.
How should I manage a situation where the same student is being investigated for two suspected breaches of the policy simultaneously?
In this case the student should be treated as if both cases are the first case. A check of the register should occur and the investigation should proceed for both cases on the basis of the check according to the Policy. However, neither of the current cases should be used as evidence of a previous breach until both are concluded.
Can I deal with multiple cases of suspected academic misconduct by meeting with groups of students?
No. For students must be given the opportunity to put their case individually (in writing and/or in person).
Can the course coordinator attend the meeting between the Academic Integrity Officer and the student?
No. For students must be given the opportunity to discuss their case with the decision-maker without the person who initiated the allegation being present.
The AIO can discuss the case with the Course Coordinator prior to, or after, the meeting with the student.
The Suspected Academic Misconduct Incident Form submitted by the person with the suspicion collects relevant information that the AIO can use in deciding whether a breach has occurred and what the relevant penalty should be.
Can I download a print copy of the Guidelines?
Yes. A print copy of is available in the section. However, the Guidelines are a living document and the web version will always be the most up to date.
Where can I find copies of the forms and templates that I need?
The section of the Guidelines has templates and form for download.