To successfully complete the Academic Integrity Unit please read all eight (8) pages, follow the links, take the quiz, and submit your original paragraph to

Why this course segment?

At NWLS we seek to instill students with not only knowledge, but also with character; therefore, academic integrity is highly valued in our learning community.

NWLS wants to be certain that you are confident to know acceptable practices and those deemed dishonest by the academic community as you begin your coursework. Whether you are taking a course in person with an instructor, online, or independently, NWLS has high expectations of you and your work. Young adults today juggle a myriad of pressures (grades, family, friends, activities, leadership roles, college acceptance…) that can lead to seeking an “easier way.”

Cheating Epidemic

Researchers for Educational Testing Services (ETS) in an ad campaign titled, “Cheating is a Personal Foul,” found that:

“(Cheating) peaks during high school when about 75% of students admit to some sort of academic misgivings.”

“In the past it was the struggling student who was more likely to cheat just to get by. Today it is also the above-average college bound students who are cheating.”

“Cheating is a Personal Foul.” The Educational Testing Service/Ad Council Campaign to Discourage Academic Cheating.Academic Cheating Fact Sheet. 1999. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.