The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) is committed to providing a productive and safe experience for all in-person and virtual participants of all LAA events or affiliates, regardless of sex, race, color, personal appearance, national origin, religion, age, physical disability, mental disability, perceived disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal or applicable state laws or local ordinances. The LAA does not tolerate discrimination or any form of harassment, and is committed to enforcing this code of conduct at and through all LAA sponsored efforts. The LAA is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific and educational ideas.
The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop or conference experiences for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any LAA event venue (in person or online), including talks, workshops, social events, Twitter and other online media. The event organizers reserve the right to sanction or expel conference participants violating these rules, without a refund, at their discretion.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public virtual spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, physically following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment also includes advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please either make a report using this Incident Reporting Form or contact the LAA leadership(firstname.lastname@example.org). Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone.
Event staff will assist those experiencing harassment to feel safer for the duration of the conference. We value your participation.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) remains committed to the health and safety of our event participants and our community. Out of respect for our LAA community, the host institution, and those we will interact in our travels to/from the conference, up-to-date vaccinations and masks are encouraged at any LAA-sponsored event.
We will adhere to all policies, guidelines, and public health orders set by the events' host institution and local and state healh and safety guidelines. We will do our best to stay informed of the health and welfare of all our event attendees, facilitators, faculty, staff, and students. We will honor our refund policy and exercise fairness if unforeseen circumstances occur. Please check individual establishments (hotel, restaurant, shops, etc.) for their specific policies.
We care about the health and safety of our event participants, so if you have any specific questions about COVID precautions at the any LAA event, please contact LAA leadership at email@example.com.
LAA event participants have access to materials shared during the event and/or posted on the events' specific websites. Beyond accessing those materials during the conference and shortly after, other allowable uses for participants and workshop facilitators include:
Downloading materials for individual use.
Reaching out to event organizers or facilitators to request additional clarification in regard to provided materials.
Watching videos together with colleagues who did not attend the event.
You may not:
Post links to videos, slides, handouts, or other materials shared with participants to any external website.
Share materials or resources widely with colleagues without completing the share request form.
By registering for conferences and events, participants give permission to the LA Alliance (LAA) to license images and to use images, videos, quotes, surveys, and evaluations in any media or publication connected to the Learning Assistant Alliance for any purpose consistent with the LAA (except pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful) which may include, among others, flyers, websites, social media, conference presentations or poster sessions, publications, advertising, promotion, or marketing. I agree that the images, videos, quotes, surveys and evaluations may be combined with other materials, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified. I agree that I have no rights to the images, videos, quotes, surveys and evaluations and all rights of these items belong to the LAA. I acknowledge and agree that I have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that I will make no further claim for any reason to the LAA. I acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon my heirs and assigns. I agree that this release is irrevocable and will be governed by laws in the state of Colorado.
The LAA makes every attempt to accommodate participants' changes in plans that affect event registration. Most LAA events offer a generous full refund process, followed by last-minute cancelation fees to cover any non-refundable event costs. Unfortunately, we are not able to refund registration fees due to complications with travel plans, so we highly encourage you to consider purchasing travel insurance to cover these kinds of events. Find event-specific guidelines listed on the registration site for each workshop or conference.
Last Modified: June 3, 2021
University of Colorado ("University," "we," or "us"). The following terms and conditions and
of, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the LA Campus Portal
located at learningassistantalliance.org (the "Portal").
found at https://learningassistantalliance.org/doc/LAA_Privacy_and_Terms_of_Use.pdf, and
By using this Portal, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding
contract with the University and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements.
changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the
accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page so you are aware of any
changes, as they are binding on you.
Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Portal, and any service or material we provide on
the Portal, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any
part of the Portal is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict
access to some parts of the Portal, or the entire Portal, to any users.
To access the Portal or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain
registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Portal that all the
information you provide on the Portal is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all
information you provide to register with this Portal or otherwise, including, but not limited to,
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as
part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must
not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal
to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Portal or portions of it using
your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of
any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security.
You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should
use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that
others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier at any time in our sole
Intellectual Property Rights
The Portal and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all
information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and
arrangement thereof) are owned by the University, its licensors, or other providers of such
material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade
secret, and/or other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You must not, and agree that
you will not, delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of
materials on the Portal.
program, and in all use cases not for commercial purposes. You agree to not reproduce,
distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish,
download, store, or transmit any of the material on the Portal, except as needed in relation to
your Learning Assistant program.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to
immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have
No right, title, or interest in or to the Portal or any content on the Portal is transferred to you, and
all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the University.
The University name, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and
slogans are trademarks of the University or its licensors. You must not use such marks without
the prior written permission of the University.
agree not to use the Portal:
• In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or
regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or
software to and from the US or other countries).
• For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any
way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable
information, or otherwise.
• To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the
Portal, or which, as determined by us, may harm the University or users of the Portal, or
expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
• Use the Portal in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or
interfere with any other party's use of the Portal, including their ability to engage in real
time activities through the Portal.
• Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Portal
for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Portal.
• Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Portal, or for any
• Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Portal.
• Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is
malicious or technologically harmful.
• Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the
Portal, the server on which the Portal is stored, or any server, computer, or database
connected to the Portal.
• Attack the Portal via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
• Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Portal.
You warrant that all data collected or submitted through the use of this Portal or the associated
services will be collected in accordance with applicable privacy regulations.
We will collect and store the following data from students involved:
• Identification information
• Contact Information
• Voluntarily submitted demographic information
• Learning assistant application responses including but not limited to self-reported
We will collect the following data from faculty:
• Identification information
• Contact Information
• Voluntarily submitted demographic information
• Course information
The University also collects or links the following data from you:
o The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (CCIHE) is
utilized by the LA Campus system to set up campus profiles.
o In the absence of CCIHE data, self-reported institutional information is collected
(e.g. Research Institution, HSI, etc.).
o The University aggregates lists of courses being taught on your institution from
We will not collect social security numbers or student IDs from students, instructors or faculty.
Your Data Use
• You agree not to share data, copy and paste, or download data beyond the capabilities of
• No course, instructor, or student data from the Portal may be used for any purpose other
than the Learning Assistant program or transferred by non-secure methods.
• User message system may only be used for purposes intended by LA Campus, having to
do with the LA program.
• Personal Information Collection and Use. Personal information collected on this
website is meant to facilitate interactions within the LA Alliance community and
personalize the experience of users. Certain information provided at account creation and
verification (name, affiliation, department, position, email, phone) is included in the LA
Alliance directory, which is searchable and can be viewed by other verified account
members. The LA Alliance does not otherwise disclose, give, or transfer identifiable
information to third parties without user consent or unless required by law.
• Research. To facilitate the rigorous empirically driven improvement of STEM education,
data from LA Campus may be anonymized, aggregated with similar institutions, and
shared with educational researchers who have approved IRB protocols. Anonymized data
will not be shared with individuals who are not listed on researchers’ respective IRB
Data Storage and Security:
1. Data storage and security is in concurrence with the policies of the University of
Colorado Office of Information Security (OIS). The data stored by the system is
classified as Highly Confidential Information. For more information, please see https://
www.cu.edu/ois/data-classifications-impact. The policies can be found at https://
2. All data that have been collected and generated using LA Campus software applications
are stored in a database hosted in a private IP address space on a firewalled server at the
University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder).
3. Server management is provided by the CU Boulder Office of Information Technology’s
server management group. Direct access to the database is restricted to LAA database
managers using specific IP addresses.
4. LA Campus software applications are hosted separately on a server also managed by
University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).
5. LA Campus has undergone and passed intensive penetration testing by the OIT.
6. LA Campus software utilizes the Higher Education Community Vender Assessment
Toolkit Light (HECVAT Light) to describe the adherence to security standards which can
be found here: HECVAT Lite.
7. Data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.
Monitoring and Enforcement
We have the right to:
• Take any action that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if
we believe any user content infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any
person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Portal or the public, or could
create liability for the University.
• Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that
material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or
their right to privacy.
• Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement,
for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Portal.
• Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Portal for any or no reason,
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement
authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information
of anyone posting any materials on or through the Portal. YOU WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY
AND ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY UNIVERSITY
DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE
UNIVERSITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions,
communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or
responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this
These content standards apply to any and all user contributions and use of interactive services.
User contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and
international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, user contributions must not:
• Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing,
violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
• Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on
race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
• Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or
other rights of any other person.
• Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain
any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or
• Be likely to deceive any person.
• Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
• Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass,
alarm, or annoy any other person.
• Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or
• Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales
promotions, barter, or advertising.
• Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or
entity, if this is not the case.
If you believe that any user contributions violate your copyright, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the policy of the University to terminate the user
accounts of repeat infringers.
Reliance on Information Posted
WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF
USER CONTRIBUTIONS. ANY RELIANCE YOU PLACE ON SUCH INFORMATION IS
STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND
RESPONSIBILITY ARISING FROM ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON SUCH MATERIALS
BY YOU OR ANY OTHER VISITOR TO THE PORTAL, OR BY ANYONE WHO MAY BE
INFORMED OF ANY OF ITS CONTENTS.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR THE
CONTENT OR ACCURACY OF ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED BY ANY USERS OF THE
PORTAL OR THIRD PARTIES.
Links from the Website
If the Portal contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are
provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or
resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from
your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Portal, you
do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The owner of the Portal is based in the State of Colorado in the United States. We provide this
Portal for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Portal or
any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Portal
may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Portal from outside
the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for
downloading from the internet or the Portal will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You
are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular
requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining
a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE
CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER
TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL
DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE PORTAL OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED
THROUGH THE PORTAL OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED
ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE PORTAL ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS
OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PORTAL ITS
CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL ARE
PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE
UNIVERSITY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY MAKES ANY
WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS,
SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE PORTAL.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE UNIVERSITY NOR ANYONE
ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE
PORTAL, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE
PORTAL WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT
DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT
AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT
THE PORTAL OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL WILL
OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THE UNIVERSITY HEREBY
DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE
EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE
UNIVERSITY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS,
EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF
ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PORTAL, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO
IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE PORTAL OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND
SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS
OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS
OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH
OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED
OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
The University strives to provide all users with access to the full functionality of LA Campus
software through supporting assistive technology to a reasonable degree based on the Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 criteria.
The University uses commercially available tools to evaluate the accessibility of LA Campus
software and incorporates the resulting findings into continuous updates.
Waiver and Severability
deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or
condition, and any failure of the University to assert a right or provision under these Terms of
Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be
eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of
Use will continue in full force and effect.
Your access to the Portal will be terminated when your affiliated entity’s contract terminates with
University. (i.e., your access will terminate when your own college/university’s contract for the
Portal use terminates with us). Your data will remain on the database on University of Colorado
and University regarding the Portal and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings,
agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Portal.
Your Comments and Concerns
This Portal and the associated website is operated by the University of Colorado Boulder, 249
UCB, Boulder, CO 80309. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and
other communications relating to the Portal should be directed to:
a. The Learning Assistant Alliance is a not for profit organization and is managed by
a Leadership Council and the University of Colorado Boulder.
b. Portions of the LA Alliance website may be used without providing any personal
c. An individual may create an account on the LA Alliance website to contribute to
the community, customize their site interaction, or take part in member-only
d. The LA Alliance does not disclose, give, or transfer personally identifiable
information to third parties without user consent unless required by law.
2. Personal Information Collection and Use
a. Personal information collected on this website is meant to facilitate interactions
within the LA Alliance community and personalize the experience of users.
b. Certain information provided at account creation and verification (name,
affiliation, department, position, email, phone) is included in the LA Alliance
directory, which is searchable and can be viewed by other verified account
c. The LA Alliance does not otherwise disclose, give, or transfer identifiable
information to third parties without user consent unless required by law.
3. Outside Links and Content
a. This site contains links to other sites. The LA Alliance is not responsible for the
privacy practices or content of such websites.
b. If you have concerns regarding a website we link to, we encourage you to
contact the chair of the Leadership Council regarding your concerns.
a. Registered users agree to allow the LA Alliance to send updates or further
information to their email account.
c. We may also file comments to help improve the site.
a. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you
access a web page. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in
your computer's memory. Because a session cookie is never saved, it is
destroyed when you close your browser. The LA Alliance website uses session
cookies during user visits to save preferences. Certain LA Alliance applications
require session cookies to function correctly. If you have session cookies
disabled, you may not be able to use certain features of our site.
b. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that is saved by your browser
to a file on your hard drive.
i. The only persistent cookie regularly used by the LA Alliance website is for
registered users that choose to use the Auto-Login feature. Such cookies
expire 30 days from login.
ii. At times, a persistent cookie may be used for short-term research
purposes as defined in New Features and Research. At this time, no such
cookies are being used on the LA Alliance or have been used since the
6. Website Usage
a. Usage patterns of the LA Alliance website site may be logged to help diagnose
problems, analyze trends, and improve the usability and performance of the site.
User access is anonymous and IP addresses are not linked to personally
b. Aggregated usage information is collected for statistical purposes and may be
used to help improve the site.
c. Education Research Members of the LAA have access to the Learning About
STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) platform.
d. LASSO provides a simple online solution for administering, scoring, and
analyzing student assessments.
e. You will have full access to your students’ responses.
f. As tools become available, you will have the option of giving a department or
institution assessment coordinator access to your LASSO instructor portal. Once
you have identified someone as your assessment coordinator, s/he will have the
ability to create, administer, and download assessment results from your classes.
g. In addition to supporting individual instructors, LASSO is designed to support the
improvement of education more broadly. To facilitate the rigorous empirically
driven improvement of STEM education, data from your class(es) may be
anonymized, aggregated with courses similar to yours, and shared with
educational researchers who have approved IRB protocols.
h. Each student who takes a LASSO assessment will be asked permission for their
data to be anonymized and included in the LASSO research dataset.
i. Anonymized data downloaded from the LASSO database may not be shared with
individuals who are not listed on researchers’ respective IRB protocols.
j. For more information, please see our LASSO FAQ.
7. Additional Guidelines
a. The LA Alliance website does not cater to visitors under 13 years old and will
NOT store or require any personally identifiable information from users known to
be under 13.
b. If the LA Alliance learns that a user under the age of 13 has provided personally
identifiable information, that user's identifiable information will be removed from
c. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any
age, all rights afforded to you as a parent under FERPA transfer to the student
d. However, FERPA provides ways in which a school may—but is not required toshare
information from an eligible student's education records with parents,
without the student's consent.
8. Data Storage and Security
a. Data storage and security is based on the CU Boulder OIT policies. The data
stored by the system is classified as Highly Confidential Information, https://
www.cu.edu/ois/data-classifications-impact because it may contain race and
ethnicity information. The policies can be found at https://www.cu.edu/ope/aps/
b. All user and application data are stored separately from the website/application in
a database management system hosted on a server in private address space at
the University of Colorado Boulder. Server management is provided by the CU
Boulder Office of Information Technology’s server management group. Direct
access to the database is restricted to specific IP addresses. LAA database
managers are the only personnel with direct access to the data storage.
c. The application is hosted separately on a server also managed by CU OIT which
maintains the SHA 256 compliant site security certificate.
d. Security testing by CU Boulder’s OIS ensures software is compliant with
University of Colorado Boulder security standards.
e. The LA Alliance website has security measures in place to protect against the
loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.
a. The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) website is a resource for people from
Institutions who share resources and experiences to transform courses within
their disciplines and recruit future K-12 math, science and engineering teachers
through the use of Learning Assistants.
b. The site contains a collection of tools and resources to support this community.
c. The LAA is governed by a Leadership Council (LC).
d. The LAA website provides information about and links to STEM education
resources. Members of the LAA have screened these materials before inclusion
on the site.
e. Materials suggested by users for inclusion in the collection will be judged by the
LAA LC on the accuracy, quality, and appropriateness of content to the mission of
f. The LAA is not responsible for changes in materials outside of its control after
links have been created, although inappropriate materials will be removed when
g. Suggestions of new material or information about existing material in the
collection are encouraged.
14. Acceptable Use Policy
i. The LAA’s Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended to help enhance the
use of this website by preventing unacceptable use.
ii. All users of the LAA website ("the Website") - those who access some of
our Services but do not have accounts ("Guests"), as well as those who
have registered accounts with us ("Members") - must comply with this
iii. In accordance the LAA Service Agreement, we may remove any materials
that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or
which may violate this AUP.
iv. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of
your membership account.
v. This AUP should be read in conjunction with our LAA Service Agreement
b. VIOLATIONS OF THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
i. The following constitute violations of this AUP:
1. Illegal use. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or
unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or
international law, or any rules or regulations promulgated
2. Harm to minors. Using the Website to harm, or attempt to harm,
minors in any way.
3. Threats. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email,
uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages
bodily harm or destruction of property.
4. Harassment. Using the Website to transmit any material (by
email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.
5. Fraudulent activity. Using the Website to make fraudulent offers
to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type
of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes,"
and "chain letters."
6. Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying
identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or
mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by
using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited.
The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not
constitute impersonation. Using deliberately misleading headers
("munging" headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam
email address collectors is not allowed.
7. Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using the
Website to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or
unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating
unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or
not that email is commercial in nature, are prohibited.
8. Unauthorized access. Using the Website to access, or to
attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or
attempt to penetrate, security measures of the Website's or
another entity's computer software or hardware, electronic
communications system, or telecommunications system, whether
or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
9. Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Website to
transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise)
that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or
other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited
to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the
digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines,
books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized
transmittal of copyrighted software.
10. Collection of personal data. Using the Website to collect, or
attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without
their knowledge or consent. Network disruptions and unfriendly
activity. Using the Website for any activity which adversely affects
the ability of other people or systems to use the Website or the
Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DoS) attacks against
another network host or individual user. Interference with or
disruption of other network users, network services or network
equipment is prohibited.
c. REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF THIS AUP
i. The LAA requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of
this AUP direct the information to the chair of the Leadership Council. If
available, please provide the following information:
1. The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
2. The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time
zone or offset from GMT
3. Evidence of the alleged violation Email with full header
information provides all of the above. Other situations will require
different methods of providing the above information. The
Leadership Council may take action in response to complaints,
including but not limited to issuing warnings, deactivating the
Member’s account, or bringing legal action to enjoin violations
and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by the Member.