Academic Honesty for Faculty

Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty

As students pursue their education at Green River College and elsewhere, they will be exposed to the ideas, theories and creative works of countless scholars, scientists and artists. Whether the project is an essay, a solution to a math problem or a research paper, it is important for them to consider how to incorporate the ideas of others and how sources will be identified and cited. This means that academic honesty is foundational to all types of critical commentary, scholarly inquiry and knowledge production expected by instructors at Green River.

Sixty percent of Green River College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities to pursue bachelor degrees in every field imaginable. Some of the important skills that Green River students take with them are the ability to research and cite their sources correctly. Additionally, any field of work requires that employees understand that there are ethical issues tied to information creation and consumption of any kind.

Academic Honesty Guide for Students

The Academic Honesty Guide for Students defines academic honesty and plagiarism, discusses what students do and don’t need to cite, provides examples of intentional and unintentional plagiarism, offers tips on how to be academically honest in individual and group work, lays out the consequences of academic dishonesty and provides links to tutorials and learning resources. A new section of the guide discusses academic honesty issues connected to AI.

Clink the section tabs to find useful information on identifying and addressing plagiarism and academic honesty in your classes.


The content in this guide was originally created by GRC faculty Walter Lowe, Katy Dichter, and Avis Adams.

Ideas they integrated from other sources are credited throughout. 

The topic of academic honesty and plagiarism is dynamic, and librarians at Holman Library have continued to add to and update the content. 

Suggestions or Questions?

Please contact Jody Segal or the Librarian team with your suggestions or other feedback.