College Senate Standards of Professionalism - Statement of Values
The College Senate values thoughtful, vigorous discussion conducted with civility and mutual respect. It welcomes the contributions of all participants, regardless of academic position, professional rank, years of experience, or social identity. Individuals partaking in Senate business--including committee work, meetings, and related communications--should uphold the College’s commitment to pluralism and refrain from any language or behavior that undermines the Senate’s dedication to inclusivity and open debate. This includes respecting all perspectives, even controversial or unpopular ones, and consistently abiding by the Faculty Constitution and Bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order, broader democratic principles, and the College’s Promoting the Respectful Workplace Policy.
If you are concerned that these standards have been violated, please communicate with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor and / or the College Senate Chair, who will work with you to determine appropriate further action.