Academic Integrity: What to look for and how to save time

A Connections Seminar

UNSW is privileged to be one of the rare institutions globally that does not expect its academics to engage in integrity-related investigations of their students. In this seminar, Shaun will cover the university’s processes for referring academic integrity concerns. He will also provide tips on how to put together a high-quality referral in as little time as possible. In addition, Shaun will give an overview of some of the more prevalent forms of serious integrity breaches, as well as the most efficient and effective ways to detect them. 

Seminar Pre-Reading Materials

It is recommended that you take a glance at: 

  1. The UNSW Student Code 

  2. The Plagiarism Management Procedure 

  3. The Student Misconduct Procedure 

There is no expectation that you read them in great depth, though it is recommended that you have a look at the table that lays out the levels of plagiarism in the Plagiarism Management Procedure towards the end of the document. 


About the Speaker

Shaun Lehmann headshot

Shaun Lehmann FHEA is a Senior Case Manager with the UNSW Conduct and Integrity Office, where he specialises in detection of, and responses to, contract cheating. Prior to this, he has worked widely in higher education teaching and learning, especially in the pathway programs space and in the academic skills support area where he dedicated much of his time to teaching academic writing (a topic on which he has written two books). Shaun’s educational background is in medical science, evolutionary genetics, and bioinformatics; in the past he was a sessional lecturer on evolutionary anthropology for the ANU’s School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Having moved away from STEMM over the course of his career, Shaun has developed an interest in the law and is currently undertaking a Juris Doctor part-time alongside his work. 



This event is a part of the Connections series, consisting of seminars and workshops that provide you with the opportunity to learn from your colleagues to inform your own teaching practice.