At Goodwin College, we value integrity as an essential component in our interactions with each other. We believe that one of the purposes of a college education is for students to learn to think critically and to express their own opinions using their own ideas. Academic honesty 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 honesty in their scholarship and learning. As an institution, it is expected that students take a personal responsibility for their work and to acknowledge the ideas of others. Academic honesty means doing one’s own work and giving proper credit to others whose ideas and work they are 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. The entire Policy on Academic Integrity is available on the policies page of the college website.