2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference
Constructing an online Academic Integrity Kit: An institutional approach at QUT
Melinda Arko, Lynn McAllister and Halima Goss - Teaching and Learning Support Services, Queensland University of Technology
In 2004 the University Teaching and Learning Committee at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) approved a submission from the Working Party on Plagiarism Detection and Discouragement to develop an Academic Integrity Kit (AIK). It was designed to be a standardised approach that facilitates change by bringing the Academic Dishonesty Policy to life, providing resources and educational opportunities for academic staff and students. This is being implemented utilising a learning management system already familiar to both staff and students at QUT, which it is envisaged will increase the diffusion and adaptation of the Academic Integrity Kit. The kit is designed to be used by academics to access learning objects, such as handouts, cartoons, strategies, newspaper articles, that can be embedded in curriculum design and to assist individual’s to create rich, relevant learning activities. For students, the kit is designed to remove the mystique and replace it with opportunities to explore the relevance of academic integrity and to develop associated academic skills that are central to graduate capabilities. The student phase of the kit was implemented in November 2004, and is currently undergoing evaluation.
Keywords: Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Learning management system, Curriculum design