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2023 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting: Code of Conduct

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2023 AISL Awardee Meeting Code of Conduct, Community Framework, and Community Expectations 




The 2023 AISL Awardee Meeting is part of the REVISE Center’s greater commitment to providing spaces and counter-spaces for those to generate and foster a burgeoning community of Informal STEM Learning (ISL) researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and more across a broad range of disciplines.

This meeting is an incredible opportunity to commune and discuss research findings, share recommended practices, interrogate challenges, and cultivate new and existing relationships – all toward the purpose of advancing equity in ISL and improving STEM learning outcomes for all learners.  

It is our goal that the 2023 AISL Awardee Meeting create a harassment-free environment and experience for all attendees and support staff. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants and/or support staff in any form.  With your support/participation, we aim to move beyond compliance with this rule to facilitate a welcoming, accessible, and shared meeting space. Below are some of REVISE’s guiding principles, support structures, and suggested ethical guidelines/norms to engage during the 2023 AISL Awardee Meeting and our community of colleagues and peers:  

Guiding Principles 


We celebrate and embrace our multidimensional, diverse lenses, perspectives, identities, and intersections thereof that make this meeting possible, including ability, age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, race, family or marital status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, pregnancy and medical conditions, language, national origin, political affiliation, religion, veteran status, health status, and other lenses of diversity. REVISE will model inclusion and openness in all meeting interactions, recognizing attendees come from different places and are on different paths. This ensures we are advancing toward co-learning and co-construction as outcomes for our engagement.  


As we create spaces for one another at the meeting, REVISE is committed to addressing a variety of needs (and advocating for collective care and self-care), so your attendance and interaction is both productive and enriching. Further, we acknowledge the existence of historic and current individual and systemic power differentials in societal structures, including ISL institutions and practices, and are committed to leveraging research to address such inequities.  

Reciprocity and Accountability

Conferences or meetings are wonderful and truly privileged places to fluidly exchange knowledge and ideas. For this we are grateful and humbled. We strongly believe these interactions should not be extractive, but grounded in reciprocity, integrity, and honesty. To accomplish this, our community must strike a collaborative balance of personal accountability among each other, and interact with professionalism regardless of role (e.g., participant, moderator, evaluator, support staff, etc.). 

Together, these principles and the practices outline distinct aspects of respect, where all people (including non-humans), are offered these things (with good intentions) regardless of where they are in their journeys.  

This code of conduct is in place to protect the safety of all attendees. Contact, language, or imagery of a violent, threatening, sexual, discriminatory, demeaning, or disruptive nature is not appropriate for any meeting component, including keynotes, sessions, networking and evening events, Twitter, and other online media. Attendees who are asked to stop any harassing or discriminatory behavior are expected to comply immediately. REVISE staff may redress any situation that disrupts the meeting or creates an unsafe environment for participants, including asking them to leave.