Hobart College recognises that all learners have a responsibility to develop an understanding of academic integrity and plagiarism. The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification (TASC) requires that all students submitting work for assessment meet the academic integrity standards as outlined in the TASC Authenticity and Academic Integrity: A Guide.
This guide is available at https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Authenticity-and-Academic-Integrity-Guide-1.pdf
Hobart College Library offers an academic integrity program to all students as individuals, in groups, or in classes. This program covers:
- an introduction to referencing and using appropriate referencing systems to create both in-text references (citations) and reference lists or bibliographies
- use of referencing tools
- access to and support with Turnitin (software that assists students in their understanding of academic integrity) or similar academic integrity tool.
- the concepts of paraphrasing, quoting, and summarising
- plagiarism and the concept of common knowledge
- must acknowledge the sources of information they have used to produce their work. If students use someone else’s words, ideas, or images then that work needs to be referenced
- are encouraged to make use of assistance from teachers and/or teacher-librarians for referencing and academic integrity
- should save (for example on Turnitin) any drafts of their work which are to be externally assessed
- are encouraged to use Turnitin, or similar, for externally assessed folios
- must be prepared to participate in a consultation process if academic integrity breaches are deemed to have occurred.