Academic integrity

What is academic integrity?

Academic integrity is the foundation for credible academic practice including research, verifiable qualifications and sound  scholarly practice. All staff and students at Monash are expected to maintain academic integrity. Doing so successfully involves developing an understanding of what academic integrity is, as well as mastering an array of skills that allow us to interact effectively with the ideas of others, while presenting our own ideas appropriately.

Breaches of academic integrity include plagiarism, collusion, contract cheating, final assessment misconduct, fraud and falsification.

A broad range of resources exist to support staff and students in developing their understanding of academic integrity, as well as raising awareness of the various policies and procedures relating to this topic at Monash.

The academic integrity strategy at Monash is underpinned by three core dimensions, recognising that academic integrity is complex and multi-faceted.

Click on the plus buttons to learn more about each core dimension.

Education Performance Standards Framework

The Education Performance Standards identify the expectations of education practice at Monash – See the Education Performance Standards for more details.

Impact on student learning

Impact on educational knowledge

Impact on educational environment

Effective teaching and learning

Responsive program design

Student- centred orientation

Professional learning engagement

Pedagogical content knowledge

Education research performance

Education innovation

Education leadership


You could address marking and grading across these Practice Elements by providing evidence of how you:

  • Educate students on academic integrity
  • Design assessment tasks to minimise breaches of academic integrity
  • Align your practice with the Academic Integrity Procedure
  • Respond to student breaches in an educative manner
  • Keep your learning about academic integrity up to date
  • Lead your colleagues’ to integrate educational practices around academic integrity and address alleged breaches

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