In keeping with the AAR values of professional responsibility, diversity, inclusion, respect, free inquiry, critical examination, transparency, and academic excellence, the AAR Board of Directors adopted Professional Conduct Procedures in September 2019. The procedures build upon the AAR Professional Conduct Policy, setting out specific professional obligations and related processes.
The AAR and its members expect professional conduct in scholarship and research, in teaching and advising, in service responsibilities to the guild, and in all AAR programs and activities, including activities in conjunction with AAR programming. These procedures are applicable for AAR programs and activities. These procedures, along with the policy, replace the Sexual Harassment Policy and the Sexual Harassment Procedures and expand expectations around professional conduct beyond sexual harassment to include harassment and discrimination. The AAR Professional Conduct Procedures take effect January 1, 2020