Free Member Webinar: AHEAD's New Code of Ethics

When:  Nov 4, 2021 from 03:00:00 PM to 04:30:00 PM (ET)

In September 2021, AHEAD released a revised and updated version of the AHEAD Code of Ethics. Last reviewed in 1997, Adam Lalor (Landmark College), Lyman Dukes III (University of South Florida), Sally Scott (AHEAD), Lourdes Quinones (University of South Florida), and Joseph Madaus (University of Connecticut) were charged with revising and updating the Code of Ethics for consideration by the AHEAD Board of Directors. The process that the team engaged in to revise and update the Code of Ethics was extensive and included many members of AHEAD. Key features of the new AHEAD Code of Ethics include:

  • Organizing the Code of Ethics by four broad themes (i.e., Equity and Inclusion, Respect and Acknowledgement, Professional Competence, Laws and Standards of Practice).
  • Altering the Code of Ethics to be applicable to all Association members (i.e., disability resource professionals AND affiliated professionals).
  • Expanding the listing of ethical principles to better reflect the needs of today’s AHEAD membership, students with disabilities, and postsecondary institutions.

This presentation by three of the team members who worked on the update will introduce the Code, highlight new features, cover how it was developed, and offer suggestions for use. Come hear how this new version of AHEAD’s foundational document can support Association members in guiding professional behavior and decision making as we seek to serve people with disabilities in higher education.