UWA Handbook 2014

Unit details

AACE1000 Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE) [UG]

Credit 0 points
Availability Semester 1, Semester 2, non-standard teaching period (see Timetable)
Content Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE) is a wholly online self-paced unit which introduces students to the basic issues of ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct that the University has of its students. The objective of the unit is to ensure that students understand their responsibilities in relation to ethical scholarship and academic conduct at the University.
Outcomes Students (1) become familiar with the basic principles of ethical scholarship and academic conduct in the global higher education context; (2) become familiar with the existence of the University's academic conduct policy and practice and how it relates to them as a student; (3) are able to identify sources of assistance that can be used to gain further understanding of issues surrounding academic integrity; and (4) gain an increased awareness of their responsibility to act with academic integrity.
Assessment This comprises a multiple choice quiz (100 per cent). Students are permitted to attempt the quiz as often as they wish to achieve the required 80 per cent pass mark.
Unit Coordinator(s) Gina Sjepcevich
Location All locations
Mode online
Contact hours self-paced online module
Unit web page http://www.ace.uwa.edu.au/
[Some unit web pages are still under construction and will be available in 2014.]
Note ACE is a compulsory online module for all students at the University who have not previously completed the unit.


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