Academic Integrity, or the ability to produce work with honesty and fairness, is essential to academic study.
This badge explains the concept of academic integrity and its significance within and beyond university. As part of this Cred, students explore the importance of doing one's own work while also acknowledging how other people's ideas have influenced their thinking and writing.
This badge demonstrates to future employers that students are able to:
Final Assessment for this Cred is a multiple-choice quiz (MCQ).This is automarked, with no facilitation involved.
Students will have 60 minutes and two attempts to reach the 80% pass mark.
There are short formative activities designed to develop skills in practising academic integrity; identifying plagiarism, collaboration and collusion; when to reference; and how to paraphrase, summarise and quote.
As set out in the RMIT Teaching Guides, Academic Integrity is integral to the values of the University. By embedding this Cred, you are providing your students with the information about plagiarism and academic integrity that they need to develop scholarly skills and behaviours (RMIT University 2018).
The Cred provides information about paraphrasing, using direct quotations, and incorporating references into the body of assignments and reference lists. If you assess students for referencing and general written proficiency, this Cred provides good examples and links them relevant RMIT sites which provide further assistance.
Academic Integrity Awareness introduces fundamental principles of academic conduct and will benefit:
On completion of this Cred, students will have engaged in activity-based learning and will
Note: Make sure you include your use of the Academic Integrity Awareness Cred in your Course Guide information.