Academic integrity is about being honest in your academic work. Academic misconduct allegations can mean that the university suspects you of deliberately cheating by copying someone else’s work or working with someone else on an assignment that is meant to be an individual task. It can also include improperly referencing your work. Academic misconduct allegations are serious - did you know that if you plan to join a professional body as a lawyer or an accountant you will need to disclose any misconduct allegations you received to the Legal Services Board of Victoria or the Institute of Chartered Accountants? Other professional bodies or employers might also request this information.
La Trobe University has a lot of information and resources to help you understand Academic Integrity including:
On Sunday, the National Union of Students (NUS) launched their #SaveOurStudents campaign with a list of six demands. The LTSU has begun pushing La Trobe University to meet us on some of these demands; namely, the call for fair assessment and grading for Semester 1 2020. However, this does not go far enough. Find out what your student representatives are proposing. >