Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: The University of Newcastle (lead), Monash University, The Australian National University
This project aimed to investigate the understanding of both academics and students concerning academic integrity regarding assessment items that are not written text. The project explored how they regard such breaches, how academics discourage such breaches, detect them, and deal with the consequences. There is a reasonably common understanding about plagiarism and collusion in assessment items written in prose text. However, there are many disciplines of study that use assessment items not based in prose and there are not the same core beliefs about originality of authorship as apply for text.