College of Arts and Law

Academic Integrity in the Faculty of Arts

Academic integrity is about honesty. It involves being responsible for ethical scholarship. It also involves knowing what academic misconduct is, and how to avoid it.

The Faculty of Arts requires students and staff to demonstrate academic integrity when they conduct and present their research.

The Faculty of Arts Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

AIM is designed to help you develop your capacity to work with academic integrity and avoid infringing academic misconduct rules.   

All students enrolled in first year Faculty of Arts units have access to the AIM module in MyLO.

AIM Information for Students (PDF 81 KB)

Getting Help with Academic Integrity

For help with academic integrity, try the following:

Your Lecturer or Tutor

Contact academic staff during consultation hours. As they will be marking your assignment, it will help you to find out what their expectations are.

Your Unit Outline

Unit outlines may give you valuable help with academic integrity, particularly on referencing practice.

Your School's Referencing and Assignment Writing Guide

Many Schools have their own referencing and assignment writing guides. These are generally located in the resources for students on the School's website.

UTAS Library Referencing and Assignment Writing Guide

The Library's guide provides comprehensive information on various referencing styles.

Student Learning Advisers

Student Learning Advisers can provide Drop-in Learning Support (Hobart and Launceston Campuses) and Learning Skills Appointments (Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast Campuses)

Faculty of Arts Student Advisers

Student Advisers can provide you with advice on how to resolve challenges that may be affecting your University studies.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Program

This academic support program is available to all students studying selected units.

International Services EnglishAssist

EnglishAssist provides assistance with English Language skills and Australian academic culture for international students enrolled in degree programs.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Support

This support is available for students who have migrated to Australia and require specialised assistance in understanding the academic requirements of UTAS.

Useful Tips to Remember

  1. When you are doing research, note the details of where you find your information.
  2. Whether you are quoting, summarising or paraphrasing, always reference the ideas of others.
  3. If you are not sure whether to include a reference, do it to be safe (or ask your tutor or lecturer).
  4. Regardless of whether it is printed or electronic (for example, text from a website), all material should be referenced.
  5. Work fairly in groups and attribute everyone's contribution.
  6. Finally, follow the instructions on your assignment, particularly any referencing instructions, and get help if you are not sure.