Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Academic Integrity Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 15th September 2022 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Dominic Riordan
Director, Academic Quality and Standards
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Sue Bennett
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Life)
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact Academic Quality and Standards Division General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University’s new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - Autumn Session 2011 - University Council - 15 October 2010 - First Version- Replaces the Acknowledgement Practice – Plagiarism Policy and Use of Turnitin Policy

2 - 8 February 2013 - University Council - 8 February 2013 - Amendment to Section 7 to include in the definition of academic dishonesty the provision of an assessment item to others where it is known or reasonably foreseeable that it will be used dishonestly.

3 - 3 February 2014 - Vice-Chancellor - 3 February 2014 - Minor amendment to Appendix 1, Clause 3 to allow variation in wording of the written statement made by a student before an item is submitted to Turnitin.

4 - Autumn Session 2015 - University Council - Amendments to reflect the implementation of the new Coursework Student Academic Complaints Policy and Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Academic Grievance Policy, which replace the previous Academic Grievance Policy (Coursework and Honours Students) and Academic Grievance Policy (Higher Degree Research Students).

5 - 1 January 2016 - University Council - Scheduled major review. Changes include renaming from the ‘Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy’ to the ‘Academic Integrity Policy’, strengthened educational approach, introduction of reporting requirements and clearer roles and responsibilities.

6 - 29 April 2016 - Vice-Chancellor - Amendment to section 6.2.a.i to clarify examples of cheating.

7 - 7 October 2016 - University Council - Consequential amendments following the approval of new Teaching and Assessment Policy Suite. Amendments to supporting documents, procedures and forms of this policy.

8 - 9 January 2017 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Consequential amendments following the approval of the Academic Misconduct (Coursework) Procedures and other minor amendments to take account of feedback received during implementation.

9 - 30 April 2018 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Minor amendments following the rollout of the Academic Misconduct Management System and feedback received during implementation.

10 - 17 March 2021 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendments which includes Contract Cheating as a separate category under the types of academic misconduct in Section 6 and a definition for examination session to Section 2 Definitions.

11 - 25 January 2023 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendment to Clause 6.2 - addition under the definition of ‘plagiarism’ regarding the use of AI tools.