Policy Statement on ACR Conference Safety and Inclusiveness
Issues of harassment and discrimination are an issue for all members of the academy; our common goal is a community of scholarship, free from bias and mindfully striving toward inclusiveness. ACR reminds our members, participants, and stakeholders: Our conferences are convened for the purposes of sharing research, developing knowledge, and promoting career development for all. The harassment of others, especially those where an asymmetry of power exists (such as junior colleagues, doctoral students, or conference staff), undermines the principles of scholarship at the heart of our activities and is inconsistent with our ideals. Consequently, harassment is considered by ACR to be a serious form of professional misconduct.
The following policy statement outlines expectations for all those who attend or participate in ACR conferences. These are existing norms and standards that reflect our shared goals of mutual respect in knowledge creation within a diverse community.
2. Expected Behavior
All participants at ACR conferences are expected to:
3. Unacceptable Behavior
Attendees are encouraged to immediately report instances of harassment during the conference to the ACR Executive Director, Rajiv Vaidyanathan (email@example.com; (218) 726-6817) and to the conference co-chairs of the current event, either in person or by leaving a message for them at the Registration Desk.