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 earnt your qualifications. This will help you navigate opportunities and challenges in the workplace and succeed as a professional in your chosen career.