Academic Integrity

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Coursework Academic Integrity Education Modules

JCU takes an educative approach to academic integrity and has developed a series of online modules that support both teaching staff and students.

The Academic Integrity Modules are available on LearnJCU in the Subjects section under 'Essentials'.

All JCU coursework students must complete the modules as indicated in the Coursework Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity is the commitment to act ethically, with honesty, respect and fairness in creating and communicating information in an academic environment. This applies to both staff and students. In short, it means to produce original work and use other people’s academic work with honesty and acknowledgement.

The opposite of this is academic misconduct. This is to act with dishonesty. Academic misconduct includes using another person’s work without acknowledging the source (plagiarism), creating false data, or cheating on an exam. Academic misconduct carries serious penalties at JCU, including exclusion from the University.

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What is Academic Integrity?

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic misconduct may also include any of these:

  • Failure to reference work
  • Paying another person to complete your work
  • Submitting work that was not done by you
  • Working with another person but claiming it is your work
  • Cheating on an exam in any way
  • Offering a bribe
  • Falsifying research results
  • Self-plagiarism (autoplagiarism)
  • Sharing documents related to exams or other assessments
  • Using artificial intelligence software or paraphrasing tools

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