Academic Honesty Resources

The Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy (2012) includes a set of Education Strategies which recognise that appropriate education for students is essential to foster academic honesty.

An Educating for Academic Honesty working party of SEG Education Committee was formed to identify and develop resources to support faculties in implementing the University's agreed education approach to fostering academic honesty, and to provide advice to faculties on effective uses of Turnitin®.

The working party developed a set of guidelines to inform the use of Turnitin® by unit of study coordinators and Faculties for the purpose of educating students about academic honesty.

Other staff resources developed by the working party include a set of three case studies (from the Schools of Psychology and Public Health, and the Business School) on exemplary uses of Turnitin® (and other similarity detecting software) as a tool for educating students about academic honesty. These case studies build on and extend the work of a previous 2010 TIP funded project on supporting quality teaching and student learning through best practice use of similarity detecting software.

Resources for students include a guide on Turnitin® prepared by the Learning Centre.

Credit and non credit units of study on academic writing and appropriate acknowledgement of sources are also available to help educate students about academic honesty.

How can I access Turnitin®?

For more information about how to use Turnitin® in a unit of study, please register for the Sydney eLearning extension workshop 'Introduction to Turnitin'. Please also see the 'Turnitin' tab, or download instructions for accessing Turnitin, in the LMS. For information about how to access Turnitin outside the LMS please contact Sydney eLearning.