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TEQSA releases academic integrity toolkit for international quality assurance agencies

20 July 2020

TEQSA has published a new resource to support higher education quality assurance agencies around the world to promote, develop and sustain cultures of academic integrity.

TEQSA led the development of the new Toolkit to support quality assurance agencies to address academic integrity and contract cheating, which was funded by a grant from the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

TEQSA Chief Commissioner and Acting CEO Professor Nick Saunders said ensuring academic integrity was a shared focus among global higher education quality assurance agencies and TEQSA was proud to have made this contribution.

“The reputation of higher education globally depends on students, institutions, business and governments having confidence that academic integrity is being upheld,” Professor Saunders said.

“This new resource, developed by TEQSA with support from the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group of quality assurance agencies, will assist higher education quality assurance agencies around the world in developing and sustaining cultures of academic integrity within their respective jurisdictions and will support them to stamp out contract cheating.”

“At a time when there has been considerable disruption to higher education worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that academic standards continue to be supported and upheld, and I believe this new resource will be a welcome tool for many agencies.”

The new toolkit includes good practice advice around a range of topics including academic integrity frameworks, contract cheating and supporting and sustaining cultures of academic integrity.

Media enquiries 

Bryan Allchin, Assistant Director, Communications: comms [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012