No. No single event or issue has prompted this change. We are seeing, however, a need to establish and communicate standards and expectations at various levels of participation in the Academy, especially in the areas of publications and research, and especially as the Academy grows in size. When issues have arisen in the past they have been handled in a fair but somewhat ad hoc manner. The revised Code and the procedures that support it now allow for ethics concerns to be handled systematically and in a way that is more consistent and procedurally just.
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- Why is this change being introduced?
- What do we hope to achieve with a revised Code and ethics program?
- What are the basic policies and procedures for handling an ethics complaint?
- To whom does the revised Code apply?
- Is the Code of Ethics new?
- Is the Academy experiencing many ethics problems?
- In summary, what are the basic differences between this newly adopted Code of Ethics and the previous one?
- How were the revised Code and standards developed?