Friday, October 7, 2011

Around Academia: A Code of Conduct for Graduate Student Advisers?

The Chronicle of Higher Ed examines a proposal by three scholars for a detailed code of conduct:

Bad behavior among faculty who teach and advise graduate students can take many forms. It may amount to neglect: an adviser failing to respond to multiple requests for feedback at a crucial stage of a student's dissertation work. It may be much worse: a professor copying an advisee's ideas without attribution and trying to pass them off as his own. 
What constitutes a violation of good conduct in graduate education, though, is both ill-defined and inconsistently rectified...