Etiquette is defined as the formal manners and rules that are followed in social or professional settings.
Netiquette is a combination of the words network and etiquette and is defined as a set of rules for acceptable online behavior. Similarly, online ethics focuses on the acceptable use of online resources in an online social environment.
When posting on the Discussion Board in your online class, you should:
When you send an email to faculty or classmates, you should:
Civility is the authentic respect for others, presence, engagement and an intention to seek common ground. Civility is apparent when we are sensitive to the impact that our communications, practices and behaviors have on others, and when we acknowledge each person's self-worth and unique contributions to the community as a whole. At the School of Nursing, we are committed to learning and practicing in ways that support a caring and socially just environment. The following are examples of how we create and sustain civility:
Netiquette or “net etiquette” refers to ethical code of conduct regarding communication using the Internet. Good netiquette involves respecting the privacy of others, not doing anything online that will disturb or frustrate other people, and not abusing computing resources of the college including, but not limited to, email, online chat, onlinediscussion and web posting.
Adapted from: WNMU Netiquette
Academic Integrity (in the SON Student Handbook)
UMMC Code of Conduct (section III of the UMMC Compliance Plan, available to employees by logging into the UMMC Intranet)
This webpage was adapted from netiquette resources of the following universities: Arizona State University, Iowa State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Memphis and University of Virginia School of Nursing, as well as the SON Collaboration for Innovation in Nursing Education. This work was conducted by a special netiquette taskforce led by Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs Dr. Audwin Fletcher as a guide for all faculty, staff and students to provide guidelines for use when in various virtual environments. Other taskforce members include Dr. Joe Tacy, Anitra Blake, Dr. Kayla Carr, Dr. Christian Pruett, Dr. Eva Tatum, Amy Robertson, Dr. Chelsey Andries, Dr. Kim Douglas, Nancy Ladd and Dr. Sharon McElwain. It was adopted by the Faculty Organization April 2021.