I am looking for any advice or examples of a good code of conduct for use in the classroom that addresses issues of appropriate behavior, micro-aggressions and related concepts.
As I try to increase the amount of interaction in my course (both between students and student-instructor), I believe this also requires some increased mindfulness for the possible complexity & issues that can arise when humans interact. These issues might affect our most vulnerable / least advantaged students most; and I may not always be either present or the right person to address the issue. I’d like to communicate to my students that I’m aware of this reality and also be able to point them to a concrete way to address this.
I feel these issues have been an active topic of discussion in the open source software community of late (e.g. https://adainitiative.org/2014/02/18/howto-design-a-code-of-conduct-for-your-community/); and in our national dialog; but I’m not familiar with what is no doubt a parallel discussion in the educator community. I’d love to see examples or hear and advice others might have.