If you have received an academic integrity breach allegation from Deakin University and would like assistance with your written response, DUSA Advocates can help.
Academic Integrity Committee
Faculty of [insert your faculty]
Dear Academic Integrity Committee members,
Re: Request for review of proposed standard outcome
I, [insert your name], am studying a [insert qualification name] at Deakin University. In the [type of assessment piece] for [insert unit code], I received an allegation of a breach of academic integrity.
Please then select which sentence is applicable for your response.
Admitting to the allegation and applying for mitigating circumstances as per Schedule A:
I admit to the alleged breach and would like to explain my mitigating circumstances that led to the breach.
Disagreeing with the allegation
I do not admit to the alleged breach and would like to provide information to show that I have not breached academic integrity standards.
Disagreeing with the proposed standard outcome and instead admitting to an alternative breach type as per Schedule A.*
I do not admit to the alleged breach and would like to provide information to show that the proposed standard outcome is not applicable in my situation. Instead, I admit to: [Please outline Breach Type as per Schedule A].
*Please note: You can also disagree with the standard outcome, admit to an alternative breach type and then apply for mitigating circumstances (if applicable) as per Schedule A. If you are considering this, please contact a DUSA Advocate for advice to ensure your response is clear.
If you admit the allegation, explain to the Committee the mitigating circumstances that led to the breach:
If you disagree with the allegation, explain to the Committee why the allegation is not true:
If you disagree with the proposed standard outcome and instead admit to an alternative breach type as per Schedule A, explain to the Committee why this alternative outcome is applicable:
Provide copies of any documents you think are relevant to your case.
Advocates can review your draft written response and supporting documentation and provide you with confidential feedback before you finalise it and submit it to the Academic Integrity Committee. Please allow as much time as possible prior to submission date for feedback to be provided. Please contact us to arrange a free appointment.