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Written submission template: Academic integrity breach

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If you have received an academic integrity allegation and would like support with your written submission, we’re here to help.

Here is a written submission template for a responding to an academic integrity allegation. Please feel free to use this template to write your written submission. Please ensure you have read our Academic Integrity Breaches webpage prior to writing your written submission.

Written submission template

Academic Integrity Committee
Faculty of
(insert your faculty)
Deakin University
(insert address of your campus)
(insert date)

Dear Academic Integrity Committee members,

Re: Response to allegation of a breach of academic integrity

I, (insert name), am a (insert your year level) year student at Deakin University (insert campus), studying (insert qualification name). In the (type of assessment piece) worth (insert percentage your assignment is worth) % of unit marks for (insert unit code), I received an allegation of a breach of academic integrity which I would like to (disagree with and explain the situation or admit and explain the circumstances leading to the breach.)

Include brief information about your academic history, and the effect this allegation has had upon you.

If in your reply slip to the committee you admit the allegation, explain to the Committee the circumstances that led to the act:

Provide details explaining what happened.

  • Were there other circumstances occurring, that affected your academic performance at this time?
  • Describe what you have done to address the issue and what you have learnt from the breach of Academic Integrity. Include detail of any services or resources that you have accessed to ensure that this situation does not occur again, e.g. Study Support, Health Professional.
  • Write a brief statement of apology and request that the committee give your response due consideration.

If in your reply slip to the committee you do not admit the allegation, explain why the allegation is not true:

  • Provide details explaining what happened.
  • Clarify why you disagree with the allegation including your understanding of the University’s rules.
  • Attach evidence of your claim.

Yours sincerely,

Student Name
Student ID,
Mailing Address,
Telephone,
Email,
Attachments

Provide copies of any documents you think are relevant to your case.

Advocates can review your letter and provide you with confidential feedback before you finalise it and submit it to the faculty committee (Please allow 24- 48hrs prior to submission date for feedback to be provided.) Please contact us to arrange a free appointment.

A written submission is the first step to responding to an Academic Integrity allegation. Here are the key steps.

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