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Plagiarism and related issues in assessment not involving text

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.

Academic integrity in Australia – understanding and changing culture and practice

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: Macquarie University (lead), Australian Catholic University, The University of Sydney, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
Website: http://web.science.mq.edu.au/academic-integrity/index.html

This project aimed to develop best practice guidelines and resources to strengthen and enhance resources already developed in the sector to deter academic dishonesty and promotion of ethical communities in universities. This project had a specific focus on nurturing student leadership to establish grass-root level student associations on academic integrity that will supplement the top-down approach of university management, as well as on understanding the cultural nuances that have an impact on the student behaviour in the context of academic integrity.

Working from the Centre: supporting course co- ordinators implement academic integrity policies, resources and scholarship

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: Victoria University (lead), James Cook University, RMIT University, Southern Cross University, The University of Queensland, University of Canberra
Website: http://www.buildingacademicintegrity.org

This project aimed to enhance ways that course co-ordinators can be assisted in managing systems and harnessing teaching and learning resources to ensure that academic integrity policies are adhered to. This project responded to the concern of academic integrity, in higher educations and involves the adherence by students to standards of honesty, originality, and attribution.

Embedding and extending exemplary academic integrity policy and support frameworks across the higher education sector

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: University of South Australia (lead) Griffith University , Queensland University of Business and Technology
Websitewww.unisa.edu.au/EAIP

This project aimed to build capacity within Australian higher education providers to develop an institutional culture of academic integrity and will transfer the principles of exemplary academic integrity policies to both the public and private higher education providers regulated by TEQSA. This project responded to TEQSA’s Framework for Teaching and Learning standards by informing decision-makers at the government and sector level of good practice in academic integrity policy for diverse student groups, and providing tangible resources that can be adapted according to context.

Academic integrity standards: aligning policy and practice in Australian universities

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: The University of South Australia (lead), University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, The University of Adelaide, The University of Newcastle, The University of Western Australia
Website: http://www.aisp.apfei.edu.au

This project aimed to develop a shared understanding of academic integrity standards for Australian universities; exemplars of good alignment of academic integrity policy and practice; case studies of context and discipline specific activities; teaching and learning resources for fostering a culture of academic integrity

Web 2.0 authoring tools in higher education: new directions for assessment and academic integrity

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: The University of Melbourne (lead), Monash University, RMIT University
Website: http://www.olt.gov.au/pr oject-web20-authoring-tools-higher-education-melbourne-2009

This project aimed to develop improvements in the assessment of student web 2.0 authorship. The improvements addressed: university teaching, tutoring and marking practices; the educational design of assessment activities.; the management of student records; and; the provision of educational technology services

Investigating the efficacy of culturally specific academic literacy and academic honesty resources for Chinese Students

Funded by: Office of Teaching and Learning
Project team: Victoria University (lead), Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing
Website: http://tls.vu.edu.au/altc/index.cfm

This project aimed to develop a clear understanding of the efficacy and efficiency of messages and media that best convey the key themes of academic literacy and academic honesty to Chinese students.

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