Remind your students to take AIM!
You may be aware that all new students commencing this year will be required to complete a University Academic Integrity Module (AIM) before the end of their first enrolment period (Trimester, Semester or Block).
One of the key objectives of AIM is to increase awareness of and support the reduction in the incidence of plagiarism and other forms of academic fraud. The University AIM takes the form of an online test in Blackboard and students must achieve 100% to pass. Students may repeat the module any number of times. Existing students may complete the module but it is not a requirement.
The first group of new students affected are those commencing this trimester.
Successful completion will be automatically stored against their student record in NUSTAR. This will not be removed and means the student won't be required to take the module again, even if they commence a new program of study. If, however, the AIM is not completed within the designated period, an academic 'hold' will be placed on the student's record in NUSTAR. This will prevent the student from re-enrolling, viewing their exam results or transcript, or graduating, until they successfully complete the module.
More details are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/academic-integrity/university-aim/staff.html
If you require more information about the implementation of the University AIM, please contact Keith Foggett, Learning Development Coordinator (Centre for Teaching and Learning), (02) 4921 7298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org