Draft SIPI Charter

(Principles directly from Ruecker and Radikowska:)

1) Goodwill among participants

2) Dissemination of content as wide as possible

3) Future phases, this is an ongoing project to be modified by future participants

4) Preserve professional dignity

(Principles modified from Ruecker and Radikowska:_

5) Active Participation (modified from Deadlines)

– participants will engage in work regularly and take initiative

– participants are expected to regularly follow and contribute to discussion boards

(New Principles added:)

6) Learning Primary Environment

– Skills building opportunity

– Develop a participatory culture

7) Emphasis on Process as much as product

– Deliberation into how decisions are made

– Decisions through consensus

– Emphasis on transparency