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When I first started thinking about academic integrity my thoughts originally began with the classroom. I thought about the steps I take to promote integrity or, more specifically, limit cheating and academic dishonesty. Like many of my colleagues, I noticed that I too tended to focus less on punitive measures and more on positive steps to reinforce and support integrity. As many of the conference presenters indicated, these steps are recognized as strong pedagogical strategies in addition to being effective in curbing cheating behavior. When I reflect on these practices I realize that, for the most part, I consider these positive steps to be strongest when they are rooted in a commitment to building a classroom community, which can only flourish when there is trust. In other words, I see a connection between trusting, community, and the cultivation of integrity.
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"Building a Culture of Academic Integrity [Helgevold],"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 11:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol11/iss1/9