Community Guiding Principles 2018

Why create guiding principles?

The ILiADS model of hybrid faculty, student, and staff teams involves collaboration, intellectual generosity, and thoughtful communication. The Institute often highlights questions of institutional power and position, authorship, and labor, and this year we pay particular attention to the ways these questions can inform the future of the liberal arts. ILiADS18 has a thematic focus on “decentering,” whether it’s shifting discourses, methods, entrenched ideas, or whose voices and lives are represented. This conversation necessarily involves challenging conversations about race, class, labor, gender, sexuality, religion, ability, and other social categories that transect personal experiences of individuals among our community.

To this end, organizers will not tolerate offensive expressions related to race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion, nationality, immigration status, previous ILiADS experience, lack of data or computing experience, or sexual images that are unrelated to intellectual inquiry.

This document is open to revision, adaptation, and further deliberation by the ILiADS Steering Committee and community.

The principles

We expect participants to uphold these principles at all Institute locations, including dorms, and on social media:

Reporting Procedures

ILiADS will not tolerate deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, online bullying, sustained disruption of talks or other events, physical contact without consent, and unwelcome sexual attention.

(Some items adapted from the Brown Datathon Code of Conduct by way of LA County Arts Datathon)

(Inspired by DLF Code of Conduct - looks like Brown Datathon was adapted from DLF)