National research projects

Members of APFEI  have been involved in a number of national and international projects, including those funded by Australian national grants.

Academic integrity in action: discipline specific case studies and approaches to preventing academic misconduct

Funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Government.

This project will develop models for how to connect academic integrity to students’ future work cultures and practices. The project outcomes will include discipline-specific resources, including videos, of where opportunities for academic misconduct might correlate to workplace ethical dilemmas. This project will thereby contribute insights into the relevance of academic integrity education to future professional practice. It will provide resources that will help academic teaching staff find discipline-specific ways of developing their students’ understanding of academic integrity, as required by the Higher Education Standards Framework (TEQSA 2015).  The project team, which includes APFEI committee members, is from the University of Wollongong (lead institution), Charles Sturt University, The University of Newcastle and The University of Sydney.

Academic Integrity Standards Project: Aligning Policy and Practice in Australian Universities (AISP).

Funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Government.

This project aimed to develop a shared understanding across the Australian higher education sector of academic integrity standards with the aim of improving the alignment of academic integrity policies and their implementation. The project team was made up of the full APFEI committee of 2010-2012,  who were affiliated to the University of South Australia (the project’s lead institution), The University of Adelaide, The University of Newcastle, The University of Western Australia, University of Wollongong and La Trobe University.

Student projects

APFEI  is keen to involve students in academic integrity activities. Over the last eight years we have run a number of competitions, including video competitions on themes like ‘academic integrity’ and ‘zombies and plagiarism’. Some of the winning entries are listed below.

‘Zombies and Plagiarism’. 2012 student video competition

Winning entry: Plagiarism by Jeremy Arimado, Macquarie University (Youtube video)

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