Dear AES members,
We are pleased to announce that we now have an AES Code of Conduct, effective immediately. The Code of Conduct was written by the Equity and Diversity committee in consultation with other societies that have taken similar action. The Code of Conduct then was reviewed and adjusted by our legal counsel (Bricker & Associates) to ensure that it was legally defensible, and follows existing laws and best practices. Finally, the AES Board of Directors voted to adopt the Code of Conduct by a 14-0-1 vote.
Given the vigorous discussion that has surrounded the Code of Conduct, both at the business meeting and in subsequent months, we imagine that you will have questions and concerns. We are currently working on an FAQ document that will be available in January 2018. We also will be communicating with you at different points leading up to Sharks International and JMIH to assure that we minimize any misunderstandings about the application of the Code of Conduct. In the meantime, you should feel free to reach out to Lisa Whitenack, chair of the Equity and Diversity committee, if you have pressing questions before the FAQ is available (email: lwhitena AT allegheny DOT edu).
The Code of Conduct can be viewed here:
Please note that this is in addition to, not instead of, our existing Code of Ethics.
Frequently Asked Questions: Coming soon!