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Academic Integrity

Information and resources on academic integrity for senior school students and teachers
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Source: Black, S. (2020).

Integrity — When you do the right thing even though no one is watching. (Anon.)

Academic Integrity| Overview: Keywords

Level 1KeywordsKeywords and phrases

Click on the terms to access a simple definition from the Oxford Dictionary online. The definitions for words and phrases marked with a hash # come from alternative sources.

Academic voice #, Bias, Cheat, Cite, Collusion, Contract Cheating #, Copyright, Empirical, Evidence, Falsify, Plagiarism, Reference, Research.

Academic Integrity | Overview: Introduction and definitions

Level 1InformationAcademic Integrity involves you being open and honest and taking personal responsibility for your work. Academic Integrity includes:

  • Citing and referencing so you avoid plagiarism and presenting other people's work as your own.
  • Not cheating. For example, using notes in an exam, or copying from another student's work,
  • Not falsifying information, findings, observations or results,
  • Not colluding with others. For example, letting your work be copied by another student,
  • Using information appropriately, this includes respecting Copyright as well as other people's privacy, and
  • Working ethically.

Academic Integrity also supports our School's values. In particular:

  • Integrity - Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, ensure consistency between words and deeds. 
  • Honesty and Trustworthiness - Be honest, sincere and seek the truth. 
  • Responsibility - Be accountable for one’s own actions.

Academic Integrity | Overview: Online resources

Level 2 resourceWeb sites

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) defines academic integrity as 'a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage'. (ICAI, n.d.)

Academic Integrity | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

This video was created by Monash student Chern Xuan. Chern is the winner of the Monash University Integrity Campaign video competition in 2019. (Monash University, 2019)


In text reference / citation: Narrative citations: Monash University (2019) Parenthetical citations: (Monash University, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Monash University. (2019, December 17). Academic Integrity at Monash [Video]. YouTube.

Academic Integrity | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.

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