Code of Conduct

The goal of this code of conduct:

The goal of the code of conduct is to create a safe and secure environment for community members, and to protect them from discriminatory statements or actions, such as but not limited to offensive comments or actions that are racist, sexist, ageist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, etc.

Unacceptable behaviors:

  • Foul language directed at another member of the community
  • Threatening others
  • Bullying or insulting others, or enabling the bullying or insulting of others
  • Discriminatory behavior and language that is homophobic, ableist, racist, transphobic, ageist, and classist
  • Non-consensual sharing of content outside the community
  • Selling or marketing services or products
  • Posting potentially offensive media including photos, language, and news stories without using a content warning (cw:)

Where this code of conduct applies:

  • Applies to the following community spaces: Mastodon, Hypothesis, Twine, Zoom Meetings/Meeting Chat, Google Drive, Email (private and group), and Canvas. In other words, any software where multiple students and/or the instructor are interacting, in reference to the class.
  • In addition, any possible in-person meetings and sessions.

A list of potential consequences for violating this code of conduct:

  • A verbal or written warning
  • Suspension from commenting on others’ posts on Mastodon or posting on Mastodon (Professor Brown provides an alternate activity)
  • Suspension from Zoom meetings
  • In extreme cases, a meeting with the Dean of Students

Detailed, specific, simple instructions for reporting a code of conduct violation:

  • Any code of conduct violation should be reported to Professor Brown
  • Report should include as much detail as possible and should reference which portion of the code of conduct has been violated

People who will handle the code of conduct report:

  • Prof. Brown
  • Dean of Students office (if violation involves Prof. Brown)

A promise that anyone directly involved in a report will recuse themselves:

  • If the violation involves Prof. Brown, he will recuse himself from the process of reviewing said violation.

Contact information for emergency services


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