Aligning policy and practice: An approach to integrating academic integrity

  • Julianne East APFEI, La Trobe University
Keywords: academic integrity, academic misconduct, plagiarism, aligned, constructive alignment, higher education

Abstract

This paper reports on the implementation of academic integrity at an Australian university. La Trobe University has a well-written policy detailing values and actions to discourage academic misconduct, but it could align policy and practices for an integrated approach to educating about academic integrity and it could review how alleged instances of plagiarism are handled. This paper describes holistic approaches to academic integrity, and explains how constructive alignment could be used to cultivate a learning environment where there is consistency in dealing with plagiarism. The need to monitor practices and strategies for dealing with academic misconduct is also discussed. For convenience, a checklist of practices supporting an aligned approach to implementing academic integrity has been included. This paper is written for educational developers, student learning advisers, those who have an interest in teaching and learning practices, and those who are concerned about managing risk.

Author Biography

Julianne East, APFEI, La Trobe University
Jdviser LAS(ESL)
Published
2009-07-20
How to Cite
East, J. (2009). Aligning policy and practice: An approach to integrating academic integrity. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 3(1), A38-A51. Retrieved from https://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/66
Section
Research Articles