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Introduction to academic integrity


As part of an academic community, students at RMIT are responsible for upholding the academic integrity of the university.

Academic integrity means acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning, teaching and research.*

Knowledge of academic integrity will help you succeed in your studies, give you agency to express your own ideas and help you succeed by understanding when and how to acknowledge sources and how to avoid academic misconduct.

It is important to understand what academic misconduct is in order to avoid it. The four main forms of academic misconduct are:

  • plagiarism
  • contract cheating
  • collusion
  • exam conduct

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* Exemplary Academic Integrity Project (EAIP): Embedding and extending exemplary academic integrity policy and support frameworks across the higher education sector (2013), Plain English definition of Academic Integrity,  Office for Learning and Teaching Strategic Commissioned Project 2012-2013,

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