Why is Academic Integrity important?
Bond University is committed to ensuring that you are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to be highly successful in your studies and your career. Academic Integrity is central to this because it safeguards professional competence and promotes ethical occupational behaviour.
Academic Integrity standards protect you, the university, and industry.
In line with Bond University’s Graduate Attributes Framework, Bond alumni are global citizens who take responsibility for their actions and employ integrity, professionalism, and ethical decision-making in all aspects of their enterprise.
Why is Academic Integrity important for you?
1. Your future is important
1. You need to know how to do the job for which you’re preparing. If you cheat, you risk starting work without vital skills and knowledge.
2. Your reputation will be maintained by upholding your integrity and the integrity of your work.
3. Degrees from Bond are highly regarded by industry; academic misconduct risks eroding that trust.
4. You are at university to maximise your opportunities for the future. By failing to do so, you are letting yourself down and putting your future at risk.
2. You deserve a system that is fair
1. You are working hard to get your grades and it is only fair that your peers are doing the same.
2. You deserve protection from commercial online cheating sites that pretend to offer legitimate support. These sites can blackmail students and even graduates long after they have completed their studies.
3. Academic misconduct has lasting consequences
1. A finding of academic misconduct can result in failing a subject, being expelled, losing your visa or facing criminal charges.
2. Employers expect graduates to demonstrate integrity; a misconduct offence can limit future job opportunities.
3. Academic misconduct cases can be raised both during and after your studies, and can have devastating consequences on career progression.
Academic Integrity @ Bond
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TEQSA. (n.d.). Download hub: Understanding academic integrity. https://www.teqsa.gov.au/download-hub