On these pages I have documented some of my professional values, expectations, and ethics. I post these documents here, in public, so current and prospective students can know what to expect in my classes, lab, and field research. I also want to share with the broader research community what I believe to be the best practices for common professional activities.
The goal of having these documents is to help us transparently and openly manage our expectations. This make it easier for us to enjoy our learning and research work, while minimizing misunderstandings and bad assumptions. If you are a student, these are the documents that we start with when we discuss our expectations in greater detail.
Most of the content is adapted from the sources acknowledged below, so these are mostly professional norms in adademia that are typical and widely held. Although not of the content here is original, it does truly express my values, ethics and expectations, and I refer to these documents regularly when working with students.
The text here includes material from:
- Daniela Saderi’s Code of Conduct for Research Laboratories, which credits the Freeman Lab Manifesto, the Klassen Lab Mentoring Expectations for Graduate Students, and the Kirstie Withaker Lab Code of Conduct
- Corina Logan’s Lab Code of Conduct
- Titus Brown’s Lab Code of Conduct and Lab philosophy, who cites the original source and credit: http://2012.jsconf.us/#/about & The Ada Initiative
- Mariam Aly’s lab manual: https://github.com/alylab/labmanual & commentary
- Maureen Ritchey’s lab manual: https://github.com/memobc/memolab-manual
- Jonathan Peelle’s lab manual: http://jpeelle.net/peellelab_manual.pdf
- Sara Perry’s Code of conduct for teams on field projects
- Jennifer F. Mckinnon’s Fieldwork Expectations Agreement.
- The Seven C’s of Communication from the College of Charleston Center for Student Learning
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