Every member of our research community deserves to be treated with respect. Moreover, every person brings value to our community and we are the most successful when we are diverse in experience and background. An exceptional professional reputation enables a research group to secure funding, complete research, and share findings with the public.
In light of these important facts, I have created a Code of Conduct that establishes guidelines to achieve a healthy and reputable research community. Currently in a draft state, this document will be amended with department- and university-specific guidelines and resources; I welcome feedback on any part of this Code of Conduct.
I do not believe that there is any single mentoring approach that will work for all students. We all have individual needs, circumstances, preferences, and backgrounds that must be learned to make a Mentor–Mentee relationship successful.
Establishing a plan for progression of the graduate career with explicit expectations and responsibilities promotes accessibility and equality in academic environments.
For these reasons, I have developed a mentoring plan that will help establish a few of these points soon after a new graduate student has associated with the research group. Currently in a draft state, I welcome feedback on any parts of this Mentoring Plan.