Have you received an offer of an Early Intervention? Our experienced and professional Advocacy team are here to help you.
An Early Intervention provides you with “an opportunity to correct areas of poor academic practice, such as poor paraphrasing, without receiving an allegation of a breach of academic integrity” (Student Academic Integrity Procedure, clause 20).
Read the offer email and attached documents carefully and follow the directions provided.
Consider making an appointment with a Deakin Language and Learning Adviser for support with understanding and correcting areas of poor academic practice in your assessment task.
Consider making an appointment with a DUSA Advocate if you wish to discuss the Early Intervention process and your options. This may be particularly helpful if you are considering not accepting the Early Intervention offer.
Resubmit your corrected assessment task by the due date (within 7 calendar days).
The Unit Chair will report this to the Academic Integrity Committee who will decide whether to make an allegation of an academic integrity breach.
If it isn’t possible for you to get the advice you need (e.g. from Deakin Language and Learning Advisers) and make corrections and resubmit by the due date, DUSA Advocates recommend you contact your Unit Chair before the due date and explain this. You may need to apply for an Extension or Special Consideration (following the normal process and deadlines). A DUSA Advocate can provide individualised advice and support if you are not able resubmit your task by the due date.
You should be offered an Early Intervention if you meet these criteria:
The unit chair decides, sometimes with support from the Chair of the Academic Integrity Committee. If you think you are eligible for Early Intervention, but you instead received an academic integrity breach allegation or your assessment was marked down without the opportunity to resubmit, contact the DUSA Advocates for advice.
First, your unit chair (or another academic staff member) will decide whether you have sufficiently addressed the areas of poor academic practice.
If you have corrected the issues in your assessment task, they will remark it.
If you have not sufficiently corrected the poor academic practice, the Unit Chair will report this to the Academic Integrity Committee who will decide whether to make an allegation of an academic integrity breach.
Yes, your Unit Chair will record this in a system that is maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students. The Early Intervention will not appear on your academic transcript.