Academic Integrity Module (AIM) and Tertiary Literacy Assessment (TLA)

What is the AIM?

The Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule states that students have a responsibility to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM), which covers the rules of academic integrity, essential for successful and ethical study practices at UNE. The AIM educates students about these rules, what the University means by the term “plagiarism”, and how to incorporate other people’s ideas and language into their own work without violating these rules.

AIM Moodle site

Completing the AIM is one small step towards achieving and demonstrating the UNE graduate attribute of social responsibility, which involves behaving with personal and professional integrity in academic and other contexts.

Access to the AIM is provided alongside other units on students’ Moodle My home page. The link to the AIM site will remain on students’ Moodle pages while they are enrolled at UNE to allow continued access to the information. Students can directly access the AIM Moodle site.

Students who enrolled at UNE before October, 2015, may have taken the previous version of the AIM and may not want to do it again.  However, to ensure an equal experience for all students, the University has decided that the AIM is a mandatory requirement, irrespective of whether students have completed the previous version of the AIM. Because these students are already familiar with the content, doing it again should take approximately 15 minutes, provided that these students select the quiz option, rather than one of the video options. Students who complete the current version of the AIM in either the quiz or video formats will be awarded a digital badge.

Further information and online workshops on referencing and plagiarism are available from the Academic Skills Office website and from eSKILLS on the Dixson Library website.

What is the TLA?

The TLA is a self-assessment tool consisting of a series of online quizzes. It is strongly recommended that all newly enrolled undergraduate students complete the TLA.

TLA Moodle site

The TLA is not a pass-fail test. It is there for you to learn something about what you do or do not know. The TLA will enable you to determine your personal strengths and weaknesses in the areas of academic writing; information literacy; computer literacy; and mathematics.

Knowing your own strengths and having them confirmed is empowering because it increases confidence. Understanding your weaker areas allows you to focus on specific tasks designed to build your skills in those areas and hence your self-esteem and confidence as a learner. The feedback you receive from the TLA will direct you to specific areas of the Academic Skills Office (ASO) website and other resources aimed at helping you improve your ability to succeed at tertiary study.

Students can self-enrol to get access to the TLA Moodle site.