This Academic Integrity Policy (“Policy”) sets out the approach of Edith Cowan College and its partner provider (together the “College”) relating to the maintenance of high standards of academic integrity and honesty in all academic endeavours. The International Centre for Academic Integrity (2014) “Fundamental Values Project” defines academic integrity as:
“… a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. From these values flow principles of behaviour that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.”
The adoption by the College of these six values, (which align with the College’s wider value system), means that students and staff must be held accountable for and have the courage to take responsibility for all their behaviours in order that fairness, honesty, trust and respect can flourish across the College’s community.