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12 July 2022

Proposed changes to Deakin’s assessment and academic integrity policies – tell us what you think

Following extensive discussion with students and staff, the University has drafted several changes to key policies and procedures relating to assessment and academic integrity. The implementation of these proposed changes will affect how your unit content is delivered, how your work is assessed and the process in which standards of academic integrity are upheld. 

We now invite all students to provide feedback on proposed revisions to the following policies and procedures – read on to see how you can have your say.

Changes to the Assessment Procedure

Assessment is a critical aspect of your learning journey. The newly revised Assessment Procedure aims to ensure Deakin embraces best practice in the design and delivery of assessment in higher education learning and teaching, and continues to improve the student learning experience. Proposed changes include:

For full details of the changes, view this video which outlines the rationale for each revision. 

Changes to the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure

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. The newly revised Student Academic Integrity Policy, Student Academic Integrity Procedure (including Schedule A) outlines the following changes:  

Ready to have your say?

We encourage you to have your say on the proposed changes. Read the revised policy and procedure documents and email any feedback to [email protected] by COB 22 July 2022.

If you would like to attend an online session on Wednesday 13 July (4–5pm) OR Friday 15 July (2–3pm), to discuss your feedback on the Student Academic Integrity policy and procedure revisions only, please email [email protected] for Zoom details.

Got any questions? 

Email Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond at [email protected] with questions about the Assessment revisions, or Associate Professor Nick Milne at [email protected] regarding the Student Academic Integrity revisions.

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