TMAA - Texas Music Adjudicators Association

POLICIES AND ETHICS FOR TEXAS MUSIC ADJUDICATORS


TMAA Ethics Policy (February 12, 2020)

The adjudicator shall comply with standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community. The adjudicator, in maintaining the dignity of the profession, shall respect and obey the law, demonstrate personal integrity, andexemplify honesty and good moral character. The adjudicator will uphold the intent of all TMAA adjudication practices and abide by all UIL, TEA and TMAA rules.

Adjudicators shall know and uphold all rules for music competition in the current issue of the Constitution and Contest Rules published by the University Interscholastic League.

Adjudicators shall be physically, emotionally and mentally fit to discharge their duties at music contests.

Adjudicators shall maintain an ethical code of conduct which will not impair or prejudice effectiveness as a judge, before, during and immediately following the competing dates.

Adjudicators will honor all contracts, assignments and duties as prescribed by the contest chairman. Prompt notification of the contest chairman regarding emergency situations is required.

Adjudicators shall avoid fraternizing with competing directors, administrators, or school officials prior to or during the contest.

Adjudicators shall not discuss other adjudicators with directors or school officials. Criticism of other adjudicators will be made in writing to the Director of Music Activities, University Interscholastic League.

Guidelines on Implementing Actions for Violations of the TMAA Ethics Policy
1. The incident will be investigated.
2. If the accusation is found to be true and it violates the TMAA Ethics Policy, the member will be asked to relinquish their membership. If the member refuses, then due process will be implemented according to the grievance policy.