Student academic misconduct
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Academic misconduct is any attempt by one or more students to gain an unfair academic advantage, and includes behaviour that may disadvantage other students. Examples of academic misconduct include:
Claiming someone else’s work as your own work.
Collusion with another student, producing an assessment item together which is meant to be completed separately by each individual student.
Submitting the same assignment that you have already submitted for another subject, or for the same subject (if you are repeating the subject).
Paying someone to write an assignment for you.
Taking unauthorised materials into an exam.
Copying from another student in an exam.
Having a mobile phone in your possession in an exam.
Disobeying the instructions of the exam supervisor.
Falsifying research results.
JCU takes academic misconduct by students very seriously. The procedures and penalties are outlined in the Student Academic Misconduct Requirements Procedure.
What if an allegation of academic misconduct is made against me?
The Student Academic Misconduct Requirements Procedure explains the general procedure used by the University in different cases of suspected academic misconduct.
If an allegation is made against you, you will be informed about the allegation and may be asked to attend a meeting. This is an opportunity to explain your side of the story, and learn about the University’s procedures for dealing with academic misconduct, and potential penalties.
You may take a support person along with you to any meetings/hearings you are required to attend (see below). If you feel you are not dealt with fairly, you can lodge an appeal after the final decision.
The JCU Student Association offers an academic support service for JCU students in Australia. The academic support coordinator can help you with an academic misconduct allegation by:
interpreting University policy
offering advice and information about your rights and responsibilities
accompanying you to formal meetings
representing you at hearings and appeals.
The following policies relate to academic misconduct:
Student Academic Misconduct Procedure sets out detailed procedures for dealing with academic misconduct in supervised exams, assessments or research theses.