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Student misconduct is when you allegedly breach a UTS Rule and your actions are considered 'misconduct'. The misconduct can be academic or non-academic.
Student misconduct at UTS is defined by Rule 16.2 of the Student Rules. Examples of misconduct include but are not limited to:
- cheating, including purchasing an assignment via the internet or sharing work with another person, and submitting as your own work
- misconduct in exams, including unauthorised material
- research misconduct
- fraud, falsely signing documents, forged signatures, false statements
- impersonating another student, or arranging for anyone to impersonate a student
- interfering with the freedom of others
- damage to property
- bullying, including cyber bullying
- inappropriate behaviour
- not complying with a penalty imposed or a directive issued to you
- making an unauthorised disclosure and/or misusing Student Security Identification.
Plagiarism is generally dealt with by the faculty. All other student misconduct matters are managed by the Director, Governance Support Unit.
Student misconduct is not a complaint. However, the outcome of a complaint could be that misconduct procedures are brought against you.
The following sections of the University's Student Rules relate to student misconduct and appeals:
- Student misconduct and appeals (Section 16)
- Guidelines Relating to Student Misconduct and Appeals (Schedule 3)
- Guidelines on Determining an Appropriate Penalty for Instances of Student Misconduct (Schedule 4)
- Guidelines for Handling Student Misconduct Involving Plagiarism (Schedule 5)