Maintaining academic authenticity is crucial to Western Governors University's (WGU) mission to provide competency-based degrees credible to both academic institutions and employers. It is the responsibility of everyone in the WGU community, students and faculty alike, to adhere to Academic Authenticity policies. As a part of WGU’s ongoing commitment to academic authenticity and student success, this is important as students complete their performance assessments. With each submission for an assessment, students are required to acknowledge understanding of and agreement to the Academic Authenticity policies. The process is a quick but essential improvement to protect the integrity of our institution and students' degrees.
What does this mean for students and how does it work?