Tagged: Safety in field work
August 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm #5067Leslie TownsellModerator
I’ve started to curate a resource library for members. If you have any resources you want to share please include them in this thread, and make sure you keep checking back for new resources and suggestions from community members!September 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm #5079
I just finished reading this article on code switching.
This was an interesting read for me because I often see (and have done this myself) efforts to provide students from various marginalized communities opportunities to do research in people’s labs, join graduate programs etc. But I have never really seen much discussion on what happens afterwards and this article was a very thought provoking one on this aspect of students returning (or not) to communities they came from. This also resonates with my own experience as an immigrant. I would be very curious to hear what others think about this issue.October 14, 2021 at 4:28 pm #5163Brittany SchielerModerator
I would like to highlight for the aquatic science community, this article that recently appeared in Oceanography. It is called “Changing the Culture of Coastal, Ocean, and Marine Sciences: Strategies for Individual and Collective Actions” and is a product of a session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego!
The authors discuss strategies across a wide range of “scales of action” from the individual to the collective (from the classroom, to institutions, all the way up to international societies!) so there is something for everyone here. The authors also highlight the importance of “BE A JEDI” as an extension of the “JEDI” acronym to include “belonging” and “accessibility”. Check it out.October 27, 2021 at 1:49 pm #5167Leslie TownsellModerator
It’s application season!!! That means requests from students are probably flooding your inbox. In order to write the best recommendation you possibly can for BIPOC students check out the tips included on this flyer titled “Avoiding racial bias in letter of reference writing” from Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Sora Kim. This flyer was developed based on another great flyer titled “Avoiding gender bias in letter of reference writing” out of the University of Arizona. Both of these incredible flyers will allow you to set your students, past, present, and future up for continued success. If you find these flyers helpful please share them with your colleagues!November 2, 2021 at 10:56 am #5177
Related to Leslie’s post about bias in letter writing, a colleague of mine published a paper on the differences in recommendation letters for postdoctoral fellowships. The statistical inferences on the words used, length and “tone” are sobering. This is a useful read for both those writing letters as well as those serving on search/selection committees and who are reading them…November 23, 2021 at 1:43 pm #5230
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