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Building a Community of Trust

Update | Tuesday, June 8, 2021

As part of our work related to academic integrity, you will continue to see communications titled “Building a Community of Trust,” in which we focus on good practices in building academic confidence and creating a culture of academic responsibility.

This week, students enrolled for summer will receive a series of communications to help them understand what academic integrity is, why it is important, and tips for academic responsibility. These will appear in the student newsletter, social media, and in the Blackboard scroll. In addition, communications encouraging students to participate in faculty office hours and appointments will be distributed. Connections established during office hours are another important part of building a sense of community. Students will find more information about academic integrity here.

For faculty, a document titled “Building a Community of Trust” is available here. This document was produced based on faculty feedback over recent semesters. It provides information on being clear about expectations, building community, and incorporating opportunities for students to practice before testing. In addition, it provides honor pledges that help support academic integrity in your classes. 

For more information, contact Tom Erney dean, Digital Education and Instructional Services, at, or Diana Wisse, senior director, Student Affairs, at

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