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Academics make their own rules on integrity, study finds

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Some teachers seem happy to bend the rules on academic integrity policies

Almost half of academics would ignore academic integrity rules in some circumstances, according to a study.

A paper exploring academic integrity has shown that academic staff are almost split down the middle on how they interpret institutional academic integrity rules, meaning there is a danger of “inconsistency and unfairness” for students.

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