Policy Update Notice: Academic Misconduct Policy - 14 November 2022


14 November 2022

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated its Academic Misconduct Policy. The new policy come into immediate effect, superseding the previous corresponding policies as of today, 14 November 2022.


What has changed?

 

Change

Rationale

Implications

We have reviewed the policy for general nomenclature and clarity.

  • All policies are reviewed to ensure alignment.
  • There are no implications.

We have clarified that business days counted in line with the RACGP national office.

  • Aligning business days nationally ensures timelines are implemented in a fair manner.
  • Parties involved in an Academic Misconduct must adhere to the timelines in accordance with national office business days.

Clause 4.2.ii has been added to clarify that the Misconduct Officer may dismiss an Academic Misconduct Report (AMR) without notifying the subject under certain circumstances.

  • The policy has been updated to reflect the process.
  • There are no implications.

Clause 4.4.iv has the added requirement that the Misconduct Officer must inform the subject of the AMR if it has been redirected.

  • The policy has been updated to reflect the process.
  • There are no implications.

Clause 4.5.i has been amended to clarify that the Misconduct Officer will either dismiss the AMR or take it to the Censor-in-Chief if the subject does not respond in ten national office business days.

  • The policy has been updated to reflect the process.
  • There are no implications.

Clause 5.4.viii has added the requirement for the Misconduct Officer to notify the subject of an Academic Misconduct Committee details.

  • The policy has been updated to reflect the process.
  • There are no implications.


When do the changes take place?

The changes take place 14 November 2022.


Where can I view the documents?

The updated document can be accessed here - Academic Misconduct Policy.

All education policies can be accessed via the Fellowship Pathways Policy Framework.

 

What if I have questions?

If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policies, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au.

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