You know all about the Academic Integrity Values Statement and the new Academic Integrity Policy. But how do you raise awareness of the practices and principles of academic integrity amongst students and staff?

The new Academic Integrity Module (AIM) in iLearn helps to cultivate honesty in academic practice at Macquarie University. Closely aligned with the new policy statement and developed by the Learning Skills Unit, it has four sections that take approximately one hour to complete. The sections are:

  1. What is academic integrity?

  2. Acting with academic honesty

  3. Responsibilities and rights

  4. Where can I find support?

A final ‘Mastery Quiz’ at the end helps check for understanding.

Enrolment

All commencing students are automatically enrolled in AIM. Staff and students with a MQID can also self-enrol in AIM at any time at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/course/view.php?id=11590.

Certification and Badging

If you want to verify that your students have completed the module, this is now possible. Once students achieve a score of at least 80% on the Mastery Quiz they receive an iLearn badge and can access a personalised certificate of completion. They will also receive instructions on how to download the certificate from the AIM page in iLearn, which they could then forward to you. Each certificate shows an identifying code for checking should questions arise.

Pilot to test making completion of AIM compulsory

Macquarie’s Academic Integrity Policy encourages all staff and students to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM).  To help us best prepare for AIM being made compulsory from mid-2019, some unit conveners are involved in a pilot making the completion of the module compulsory in their S2 units.  In these units, students must successfully complete the Mastery Quiz in AIM before their unit content is released.  The units involved are:

  1. MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals
  2. BIOL115 Genes to Organisms
  3. AFIN881 Professional Development in Banking and Finance
  4. BUS651 Work, Organisation and Management

For any technical enquiries and iLearn help in relation to AIM you can lodge a OneHelp ticket by sending an email to onehelp@mq.edu.au

If you have feedback or questions about the content of AIM, please direct these to learningskills@mq.edu.au

Posted by Tessa Green

Manager, Learning Skills Unit, Library

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