Academic Integrity

At Goodwin College, we value integrity as an essential component in our interactions with each other. We believe the purpose of a college education is for students to learn how to think critically and express their own opinions using their own ideas. The concept of academic integrity in all intellectual pursuits is a value that is fundamental to academic life and scholarly practice. Students at Goodwin College are obligated to uphold high standards of academic integrity in their scholarship and learning. It is expected that students take personal responsibility for their work and acknowledge the ideas of others. Academic integrity means doing one’s own work and giving proper credit to others whose ideas and work a student is utilizing. It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with what constitutes academic dishonesty and plagiarism and to avoid all forms of cheating and plagiarism.

Goodwin College defines academic dishonesty as including, but not limited to, (a) plagiarism: presenting, as one’s own, the ideas or words of another person or persons for academic evaluation without proper acknowledgment and (b) cheating: providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation including papers, projects, and examinations.

The policy can be found in the policy section of the website (