Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

 

Please read our policies carefully, because they affect your right to fully participate in SLIG programs, courses, or events. Moreover, during the registration process, participants will be required to provide written agreement to abide by this policy. To that end, we outline the following:

Respect: SLIG serves, contracts with, and interacts with a diverse community, and it has always been our policy to provide a learning environment that is free of conflict, intimidation, and discrimination. All who participate in SLIG—including students, faculty, committee members, and vendors—must be treated with dignity and respect. SLIG is taking the step of delineating this policy in writing, because even a single, isolated occurrence is unacceptable.

SLIG will not tolerate discrimination or disrespect of any kind on the basis of economic status, sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, illness or ability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, and political affiliation or opinion. All are encouraged to use these same guidelines to temper the right to freedom of expression with common sense and courtesy.

SLIG is committed to fostering a neutral, academic environment in which students can learn and grow. Therefore comments and actions that contravene the SLIG anti-discrimination policy should be reported to the office of the Director, and will be addressed. The penalty for a violation could include dismissal from an event or program, as well as forfeiture of unused tuition if appropriate.

Copyright: All course-related materials, including the syllabus, handouts, and presentation slides, are protected by copyright. Presentations should not be recorded nor slides photographed. Course materials are distributed for your personal use and are not to be shared or copied without written permission of the author. A photograph of the presenter with a title slide may be appropriate for social media posts, but should only be taken with the express consent of the presenter.

Electronic Courtesy: It is important to avoid disruption caused by the use of electronic devices in public settings. Sound on laptops and other personal devices used for note-taking or labs should be muted. Phones and pagers should be set to vibrate or off. Committee members and room monitors who use electronics for logistical facilitation and communication should re-direct sound to an earpiece if audible notification is required to ensure prompt service. Anyone who needs to place or receive a call should do so outside the room.

Publication Consent: Participation in any of the door prize drawings, contests, social media posts, or scholarship applications implies consent to publication of your name, city/state, and photograph in related promotional announcements. The privacy policy outlined below delineates your rights to control your information as it relates to other publications or events.

Social Media: SLIG encourages the use of blogs and social media to share your experiences. A list of authorized hashtags will be provided with syllabus materials. Again, please exercise common courtesy and respect, including but not limited to—giving credit where due, requesting permission when needed, adhering to copyright law and usage guidelines, and citing or linking to sources.

Attendance at Functions: Tuition covers the costs of educational and other services for each registered student. Guests are not permitted to attend classes under any circumstances. Guest tickets must be purchased for participation in other functions unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Acknowledgement of this policy, and agreement to abide by it, will be required in order to register for any program.