SoLAR Events Code of Conduct

SoLAR Events Code of Conduct

Last Updated and Reviewed: July 25, 2022

We believe in respect, compassion, understanding and inclusion. We expect all community members to act in accordance with these values. Fostering the free exchange of ideas requires building events that welcome people of all backgrounds and identities. Diversity of opinions and backgrounds is a fundamental strength of our community. The members of our community must have the freedom to embrace and explore a wide range of ideas. Toward that goal, SoLAR events aim to create spaces where every participant can express themselves without any fear of judgement or harassment.

The SoLAR Events Code of Conduct guides the expected, professional behavior of conference participants, including:

  • Treating everyone with respect and consideration; under the umbrella of respect, we expect all participants to be mindful of their speech and behaviors both in person and online.
  • Communicating openly and thoughtfully with others and being considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that may be different than your own.
  • Being respectful and mindful in your critique of ideas.
  • Being mindful of your fellow participants.
  • Respecting participants’ wishes to not be photographed, respecting their gender pronouns, respecting their space, and their right to engage or disengage in conversation.

We believe disagreement and differences of opinion are a natural part of social and academic life and are important to work through when building community and learning from one another. At the same time, we acknowledge that societal power structures are even more challenging in academia, which is an inherently hierarchical community. In order to foster an environment of inclusion, we do not tolerate bullying, harassment, discrimination, or abuse in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
  • Deliberate intimidation or antagonism
  • Exclusionary jokes or comments
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or physical contact
  • Sustained disruption of presentations, events, or online discussions
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Comments that reinforce social structures of domination (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, language)
  • Threats of violence

Participants who engage in harassment may be removed from the conference at the discretion of the organizers.

On Behalf of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) – 

Professor Maren Scheffel, President

This code of content was adapted from the ACM CSCW 2019 conference as it exemplifies a commitment to inclusivity and the fostering of safe spaces for all event participants.


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