Academic Integrity

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Academic integrity involves acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others in teaching, learning, research and administration. Academic integrity means producing honest and ethical work and is one of the key foundations to being a good student, and is a key principle at UC.

This website provides information about UC’s policies and procedures for academic integrity as well as additional information for students.

When you enrol to be a student at UC you are required to sign the UC Student Agreement agreeing to abide by the statutes, regulations, rules and policies of UC.   All students must comply with the UC Student Code of Conduct which outlines the way students are expected to behave during their time at UC and reaffirms UC’s commitment to provide a safe working and study environment. 

Please refer to the Misconduct Procedures - Guide for Students which provides information about the University's misconduct procedures, including academic misconduct and academic integrity.

A breach of the Student Code of Conduct may result in penalties being imposed by a University Proctor or the Misconduct Committee. The Misconduct Committee conducts formal disciplinary hearings with a student when a complaint of misconduct is received. Penalties from a Proctor and/or the Misconduct Committee may include fines, academic penalties and limits on academic progression or in a worst case scenario expulsion from the University. The Behavioural Misconduct Regulations outline the disciplinary actions which may be carried out against a student by the Misconduct Committee. A student's right of appeal is set out in the Appeals Regulations .

The Academic Misconduct Regulations outlines the process taken by an Academic Integrity Officer, the Proctor or the Misconduct Committee when a student is accused of dishonest or improper academic practices. A student's right of appeal is set out in the Appeals Regulations .

The Proctors are UC academics whose responsibility is to investigate breaches of discipline. Their details can be found below.

Pou Uruhi | Proctor

Dr Matthew Barber

Associate Professor
Meremere 314
Internal Phone: 93719

Te Hurinui Clarke

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of School Programme Coordinator: Hoaka Pounamu
Rehua 503
Internal Phone: 93795

Deirdre Hart

Professor
Coastal Science, Physical Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 224
Internal Phone: 94062

Professor Karen Scott

Professor
Meremere 305
Internal Phone: 93766

Stephen Hickson

Director Business Taught Masters
Rehua 612
Internal Phone: 93743

Jennifer Brown

Professor
Head of Teaching - Data Science
Jack Erskine 622
Internal Phone: 95892

Please send the Misconduct Action Forms to the Grievance and Academic Processes Advisor to update the Misconduct Register:

Kerry Lowden

Kairuruku Nawe, Tukanga Akoranga
Grievance and Academic Processes Advisor
Internal Phone: 91218

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

If you’re interested in learning more about Academic Integrity, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency in Australia has done a lot of work in this area. Their defining academic integrity section offers some great resources for students, including examples and case studies.

Guidance for Students
Useful Resources