Email Print Share

Set Standards for Professional Behavior

Overview

Establishing explicit standards of professional behavior, codes of conduct, and/or other written policies and implementing plans to enforce them are foundational to fostering harassment-free environments. The importance of abiding by the standards of professional behavior need to be effectively communicated to all, including administration, students, faculty, and staff. Here we provide examples of written policies/codes of conduct and implementing plans that have been tailored to specific work environments:

 

Field Sites

field sites

Title IX at Toolik
Code of Conduct
Training

Polar Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct

Pennsylvania State University Department of Anthropology
Goals and Expectations for Field Experiences
Field Reference Guide

International Arctic Research Center
Code of Conduct and Field Expectations

 

Facilities

facilities

CERN/Large Hadron Collider
Code of Conduct

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
Code of Conduct

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Code of Conduct

 

Ships

Ships

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination on Ships

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Harassment Brochure

 

 

Conferences

conferences

American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

USENIX
USENIX Event Code of Conduct and USENIX Event Guidelines for Speakers

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Conference Code of Conduct

Pycon
Code of Conduct
Staff Policies for Handling Complaints

American Astronomical Society
Anti-Harassment-Policy

Evolution Meetings
Conference Policies

Guidelines on Creating Inclusive Scientific Meetings
Inclusive Scientific Meetings

Favaro B, Oester S, Cigliano JA, Cornick LA, Hind EJ, Parsons ECM and Woodbury TJ (2016). Your Science Conference Should Have a Code of Conduct. Front. Mar. Sci.

General Links

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia

American Geophysical Union
Ethics Taskforce Resources

Feedback

NSF welcomes feedback on this portal as well as suggestions for other promising practices. Our goal is to facilitate sharing of information so that all may benefit. To submit feedback and suggestions regarding promising practices, please visit NSF's Harassment Portal Feedback Form. Submissions will be considered and adopted where appropriate.