The Staff Academic Integrity Module (Foundation) is designed to support teaching staff in fostering academic integrity in classrooms and equip all with the confidence to carry out academic integrity related responsibilities. 

Academic integrity at all levels of the university is essential in maintaining the value of the degrees we award, preparing our students to be ethical professionals, and upholding the high standards of our learning and teaching.  

Technological advances, the increase in online learning, and the proliferation of contract cheating providers have led to an increase in concern and activity around academic integrity worldwide. In Australia, academic integrity in higher education is also a national priority. 

This new module has been developed and piloted by the Learning Skills Unit, in collaboration with Learning and Teaching Staff Development team, Dr. Sonia Saddiqui (Faculty of Arts) and Dr. Carmen Germain (Student Wellbeing). 

Who should do this module? 

All teaching staff – new or experienced – are highly encouraged to complete this module. 

How will this module help you in your teaching? 

This 45-minute module covers topics that help you: 

  • understand what academic integrity is and why it matters 
  • foster academic integrity in the classroom 
  • understand the main types of academic integrity breaches and how to detect potential breaches 
  • be familiar with the policy and procedure for managing academic integrity breaches at Macquarie and understand your role in dealing with breaches 
  • be acquainted with ways to care for your students’ and your own wellbeing during a breach process. 

How to access this module? 

Go to Workday. Under Learning and Teaching, select Staff Academic Integrity Module (Foundation)

Questions? Feedback? Collaboration? 

The Learning Skills Unit works with academic staff to design and develop learning resources and activities that can be embedded within the curriculum to help students become better academic writers and better understand the principles of academic integrity. Email learningskills@mq.edu.au with any questions or to find out more.

Further information on academic integrity can be found on the Academic Integrity website.

Posted by Dominique Parrish

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