What is Academic Integrity?
Academic Integrity means “acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning, teaching and research” (Universities Australia, 2017).
Universities consider that it is vital for students and all staff to act in an honest way and take responsibility for their actions and every part of their work. Staff should be role models to students. Academic integrity is important for an individual’s and a university’s reputation (Bretag and Mahmud, 2014).
Breaches of academic integrity are known as academic misconduct or academic dishonesty.