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21 May 2020

Do you understand academic integrity? Don’t compromise your marks by breaking the rules

Now that you’re busy completing final assignments and preparing for your T1/S1 exam replacement tasks, it is crucial that you understand the rules, and your rights and responsibilities, in upholding Deakin’s values concerning academic integrity.

What is academic integrity?

Academic integrity is one of the foundations of our University culture. It relates to creating and submitting your work in an honest and fair way, acting and communicating ethically, and showing respect for the work of others. It also involves taking responsibility for supporting your fellow students to do the right thing.

Breaches of academic integrity can include, but are not limited to, instances in which you fail to:

You can learn more via Deakin’s academic integrity site.

What happens if I breach academic integrity?

The consequences for breaching academic integrity can be severe. If you are found to have broken the rules, you can expect to face formal penalties from the University that can affect your grades, your enrolment and in some cases hinder your future career. You cannot afford to be ignorant about what is expected of you in upholding Deakin’s academic integrity standards. 

How can I make sure I don’t break the rules?

Who can I turn to if I have questions or need more help? 

Lean on your Deakin University Student Association (DUSA)

Remember genuine study support services are available at Deakin

While we understand that the transition to online study has been complex and at times difficult, you shouldn’t feel like you need to cut corners or breach ethical standards to succeed. If you need help with your assignments or preparation for your exam replacement tasks, use the help that is provided by Deakin – this way, you know it’s legitimate.

Remember Deakin is here to support you throughout your degree to learn more about academic integrity, but as a Deakin student it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you are properly informed, and that you act with and promote academic integrity.

Enjoy the final weeks of T1 and we wish you all the very best in your final assessments.

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