The Choices Program works directly with leading experts—professors, public scholars, policymakers, journalists, activists, and artists—who significantly contribute to developing Choices curriculum units. Many experts are also featured in Choices 1,800+ video collection, addressing topics relevant to our curriculum units. Choices staff work closely with experts to include up-to-date historiography for new and updated units, as well as bring diverse voices to our curriculum materials for an inclusive and responsible history.
While working with these experts, Choices holds itself and its collaborators to the highest standards of scholarly integrity. As part of the History Department at Brown University, the Choices Program upholds Brown’s Code of Conduct, as well as the American Historical Association’s Standards of Professional Conduct and the National Education Association’s Code of Ethics for Educators. We ask experts to acknowledge and uphold these policies in collaboration with the Choices Program.
A primary objective of the Choices Program is to avoid promoting or perpetuating injustice in the classroom. Our curricular materials have been designed to meet this goal. We invite experts to uphold these values, as well as Choices’ Guiding Principles and our mission statement. We also recognize that not all experts agree, and that historiography changes over time. We support different perspectives from people with diverse viewpoints, and we invite students to challenge and grapple with these perspectives through our curriculum materials.
The Choices Program works closely with the Choices Advisory Board to ensure the scholarly integrity of the experts represented.