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Academic integrity for USQ students

What is academic integrity?

Academic integrity means acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning and research. 

As a USQ student, you are part of an academic community and you are asked to:

  • act honestly and ethically in all your academic work and assessment tasks by only presenting work you have completed yourself.
  • give recognition to any direct quotes used from other authors or to those authors whose work has made an intellectual contribution to the contents of your work. Acknowledge your sources by using the referencing system relevant to your discipline.
  • acknowledge shared ownership of ideas in group projects or assessment tasks with a clear statement of individual’s contributions alongside your own original work.

Academic integrity matters - producing your own work, to the best of your ability means you have demonstrated what you have learnt and you have earned your qualifications. This will help you navigate opportunities and challenges in the workplace and succeed as a professional in your chosen career. 

Mandatory Academic integrity Training

A new Student Academic Misconduct Procedure and Penalty Schedule will be in effect from 22 February 2021. One of the updated requirements is that all students must undertake Mandatory Academic Integrity Training so you can learn about academic integrity, how academic misconduct is managed at USQ and resources to help you with your referencing and writing.  You can access the module in any of your courses on the Assessment Page of StudyDesk from 14 February 2021 or via this link

You are only required to complete it once per year and it will take you between 15-30 minutes to complete.

Each of your courses will restrict your access to the first assessment item submission link until you have completed the course. This means you will most likely complete the training in week 1 or 2 of semester, to ensure you can access your assessment submission links.

How do I ensure my own academic integrity?

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File Sharing Amnesty

Between 4 and 20 October 2021, USQ is running a file sharing amnesty. We are inviting students to reflect on their file sharing practices and educate you about the dangers of sharing your files online.

 

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Mandatory Academic Integrity Training

Each year, USQ students must undertake Mandatory Academic Integrity Training to learn about academic integrity, how academic misconduct is managed at USQ and resources to help you with your referencing and writing.

Complete the training