What is academic integrity?
‘Academic integrity’ describes the values held to be essential in university study at UWA. The five core values we work to at the University of Western Australia are:
- Honesty – being truthful about which ideas are your own and which are derived from others, and about the methods and results of your research.
- Trust – the ability of members of the academic community to trust one another and to trust the integrity of your work
- Fairness – not trying to gain an advantage by unfair means: for instance, by passing off others’ work as your own.
- Responsibility – taking an active role in your own learning: for instance, by seeking out the information you need to study effectively.
- Respect – for your fellow students, your tutors, and the work of other scholars.
The University creates and maintains a culture of Academic Integrity through its educative and operational framework which is underpinned by a commitment to:
- Raise student awareness about Academic Integrity;
- Integrate the principles of Academic Integrity in teaching;
- Maintain transparency and accountability in managing academic integrity.
Promoting Academic Integrity at UWA
The following resources help to raise awareness of UWA’s expectations of acting with academic integrity.