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A Message from the Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review

This is a special message to AAA Members from the Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review. To view previous draft principles and additional information on this review process, please visit the Ethics Task Force blog page.

Dear AAA Member:

Over the past year and a half, the Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review, pursuant to a charge put forward by the Executive Board, has been undertaking a thorough review of our association’s Code of Ethics [you can see the original charge here].

The task force began their work in early 2009 by creating a survey which was disseminated to the entire membership. The survey was meant to be both a broad examination of perceptions of codes of ethics in general – what they should do, what they cannot do – and an assessment of opinions about the AAA code of ethics and its specific content. We wanted to know if and how the membership used the code in practice and in teaching, and if there were ways to make the code more relevant to our work.

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