U.W.O Members Code of Conduct
1.Respectful communication: Members should communicate respectfully and professionally with one another. Harassment, bullying, hate speech, and discriminatory language will not be tolerated.
2.Constructive feedback: Members should provide constructive feedback on one another's work. Criticism should be specific and offer suggestions for improvement.
3.Confidentiality: Members should respect one another's privacy and maintain confidentiality. Sharing or discussing someone else's work without permission is not permitted.
4.Original work: Members should submit only original work that they have created themselves. Plagiarism is not tolerated.
5.Promptness: Members should submit their work and provide feedback in a timely manner. Failure to do so can disrupt the community's momentum and hinder everyone's progress.
6.Accountability: Members are accountable for their own work and their contributions to the community. If someone is consistently not meeting expectations or violating guidelines, they may be asked to leave the community.
7.Support: Members should support one another in their writing endeavors. Encouragement and positive feedback can go a long way in fostering a creative and collaborative environment.
8.Open-mindedness: Members should approach other members' work with an open mind and be willing to consider different perspectives and writing styles.
9.Flexibility: The community should be flexible and adapt to the needs and preferences of its members. This can include meeting times, submission formats, and feedback styles.
10.Continuous improvement: The community should be committed to continuous improvement. Members should be open to feedback on the guidelines and the community as a whole, and work together to make adjustments as needed.
By establishing clear guidelines and expectations for members, a writing community can foster a positive and productive environment for its members. Violations of this Code of Ethics may result in disciplinary action, which may include prohibiting the member from taking part in an U.W.O event or taking advantage of an U.W.O benefit (such as the U.W.O online forums and Communities, member websites or profiles). The U.W.O, U.W.O members, and others who have been harmed by the member shall retain the right to assert any legal claims they may have, whether or not disciplinary action is taken.
This Code of Conduct may be amended at any time on notice to the members.