Notes from CEHS faculty discussion include reasonable steps for ensuring that graduate students understand their rights and responsibilities
Departments can play a stronger role in educating faculty and incoming students about their rights and responsibilities.
- Programs need clear guidelines for programs of study, including expectations for students and advisors.
- Departments need more structured standards for how faculty manage program milestones (e.g. comprehensive exams).
- Faculty need guidelines for managing student-advisor conflicts.
- Departments should communicate norms for student-faculty boundaries.
- Some departments host an “Intro to a doctoral program” seminar to help prepare incoming students.
Advisors can play a stronger role in preparing graduate students
- Advisors need to understand student rights and convey them to incoming students.
- Advisors need clarify student-faculty boundaries with incoming students (e.g. gift giving).
- Advisors need to educate their students about authorship and how decisions regarding authorship are decided.
- New faculty should be prepared to discuss issues regarding student rights with their students.
- Department faculty orientations
- College-wide faculty discussions
- Faculty mentoring
- Is there a need for a college-wide student organization with representatives from each department?