Managing academic integrity
Griffith has implemented a University-wide framework for promoting academic integrity and preventing student academic misconduct. The University’s strategies are outlined in the Institutional Framework for Promoting Academic Integrity among Students (PDF 146k).
The Institutional Framework complements the following University policies, which assist staff in managing student academic misconduct at Griffith:
- Student Academic Misconduct Policy (PDF 174k)
- Academic Misconduct Policy - Research Higher Degree Students (PDF 54k)
- Staff Guidelines on Decision-Making in Student Cases (PDF 270K)
All key policy documents are available to download from the Policy Library.
The Student Academic Misconduct Policy and Academic Misconduct Policy – Higher Degree Research Students set out the principles and procedures for dealing with student academic misconduct. The Student Academic Misconduct Policy recognises that the seriousness of academic misconduct varies, and sets out a two-tiered approach to dealing with academic misconduct depending on the seriousness of the conduct. The Institutional Framework explains the roles and responsibilities of various officers and of students and provides a matrix to assist staff to assess the seriousness of an act of student academic misconduct. Breaches of academic integrity are managed online via the Student Academic Integrity Management system (SAIMS).
To encourage and promote an organisational culture of academic integrity, the University ensures the ongoing education and professional development of staff. The Staff Guidelines on Decision-Making in Student Cases and accompanying Staff Decision-Making PowerPoint are available for use by staff who undertake the role of decision-maker in accordance with the University's policies and procedures.
This website will assist you in managing the processes when an academic integrity breach has occurred and will also link you to resources and services available. More information on the importance of academic integrity is available on the University's public Academic Integrity website.
Please visit the Research Integrity website here
Exemplary Academic Integrity Project
The Online Academic Integrity Policy Toolkit has been developed by the Exemplary Academic Integrity Project.
Defining Plagiarism: The Plagiarism Spectrum - 10 types of plagiarism (PDF 2.5M) (Turnitin - www.turnitin.com)
This is a resources designed to help you develop good academic practice in your studies