Academic integrity

The UL Student Charter at UL (under Integrity, page 6) states that: The University expects students not to plagiarise (i.e., present another’s ideas or writings as their own), fabricate or falsify data, commission others to complete assessments or engage in academic cheating in any form whatsoever. Additionally,  Academic Regulations provide rules around examination procedures and the authenticity of a student’s own work (section 5.1.4), and Section 6 outlines the principles that apply to all persons studying in the university.

When an instance of plagiarism is identified, the module leader can manage it locally or send it to the Advocate for investigation. Lecturers may choose to have a careful conversation with the student (i.e. no allegations) and decide then on what the best avenue might be. For example, they may decide to offer potential for resubmission or may decide to send to the Office of University Advocates. The processes for managing breaches of academic integrity can be found here.

Please note: Effective from the 4th of April, all new similarity reports in Turnitin contain an AI Indicator, separate from the normal similarity score. For more information on this new feature please see here. However, emerging advice points to the need to place emphasis on robust assessment design rather than surveillance. 

Panel session recording as part of National Academic Integrity Week, 2021 with Lawrence Cleary (Writing Centre), Michelle Breen (Glucksman Library), Reena Cole (ADDA S&E) and Angelica Risquez (CTL). Slides for the session HERE

5 minutes tips session