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This procedure governs plagiarism and collusion in teaching, learning and research activities.

Responsible Officer: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity)
Implementation Officer: Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellors

First approved by:
Academic Board on 14 May 2013
effective from the end of Trimester 1, 2013

Amendments approved by:




Plagiarism and Collusion in Assessment Procedure


This procedure was approved by Academic Board on 14 May 2013 effective from the end of Trimester 1, 2013.
This document is pursuant to the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Policy.
PURPOSE

This procedure governs plagiarism and collusion in teaching, learning and research activities.

SCOPE

This applies to all students and to staff involved in managing issues relating to plagiarism and collusion.

DEFINITIONS

Collusion: is acting with another person with the intention to deceive (e.g. submitting the work, or part of the work, of someone, even with their permission, or having someone else write any part of an assignment for you).

Plagiarism: is using other people's words, ideas, research findings or information without acknowledgment, that is, without indicating the source — The Deakin Guide to Referencing website provides information on how to acknowledge other people’s works.

PROCEDURE
1To ensure the integrity of assessment processes and outcomes, staff and students are responsible for understanding and avoiding plagiarism and collusion, both of which constitute academic misconduct.
2The University will display prominently in the handbooks and other appropriate publications the definitions of plagiarism and collusion, and advice that plagiarism and collusion are acts of academic misconduct for which penalties may apply in accordance with the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure.
3Faculties must ensure that:
a)University legislation relating to plagiarism and collusion and this procedure are known within the Faculty, and that processes are put into place to implement them
b)a statement on plagiarism and collusion, incorporating definitions and a range of penalties that may apply to proven cases, is included in all relevant Faculty publications, including unit guides
c)academic professional development activities and induction programs for new academic staff include advice on recognising, avoiding and monitoring plagiarism and collusion and understanding approaches to assessment that minimise the possibility for students to submit plagiarised material, or engage in collusion
d)reports on plagiarism and collusion matters for the Faculty are provided annually to the Teaching and Learning Committee, or the Research and Research Training Committee, for reporting to the Academic Board.
4Academic staff must ensure that:
a)they provide advice to students about the expected conventions for authorship and the appropriate use and acknowledgment of material, as specified in the Deakin Guide to Referencing website and the Guide to Candidature: Higher Degrees by Research
b)they design approaches to coursework assessment in accordance with the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure, that minimise the possibility of students submitting plagiarised material or colluding with others
c)they initiate appropriate actions in suspected cases of plagiarism or collusion.
5Students must ensure that:
a)they are aware of the relevant Faculty statement on plagiarism and collusion
b)they understand and avoid plagiarism and collusion, and are familiar with the expected conventions of authorship and the appropriate use and acknowledgment of material, as explained by staff and the information provided in the Deakin guide to referencing website.
c)all assignments that they submit is their own work and has not been submitted for assessment in any other unit or course, and where other people’s material has been used that this is acknowledged.
ASSOCIATED INFORMATION

Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure
Deakin Guide to Referencing website
Guide to Candidature: Higher Degrees by Research
Student Academic Misconduct Procedure



Printed copies of this document may not be current. Please refer to The Guide for the most recent version.
Deakin University 2015