DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION (PRIMARILY FACULTY AND STAFF)
The Department of Earth Sciences will:
- establish and communicate policies for emergencies and unplanned situations that may disrupt the work of students and/or faculty;
- ensure all department-related activities taking place off-campus comply with these community expectations; in addition, group, program, or site-specific guidelines should be developed by the principal investigator (PI) or person leading the off-campus activity and shared with all participating individuals prior to the activity. Requirements and recommendations for developing field-specific guidelines can be found in Guidance for Fieldwork Planning;
- incorporate the guidelines and recommendations outlined herein into departmental policies and/or handbooks in a timely manner and actively promote their observance;
- respond promptly and appropriately to concerns raised by faculty and students.
Coursework & Training:
- ensure required courses are offered regularly;
- provide students with up-to-date information that includes policies, practices, degree requirements, course offerings, and resources;
- provide pedagogical training and regular assessment of student teaching and other assistantship activities (through DCAL and the department, e.g., EARS 149, EARS 201);
- provide appropriate infrastructure to allow students to complete their education and research in a timely and productive manner;
- provide and monitor training in the ethical conduct of research for faculty and students (required through the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies);
Mentoring & Professional Development:
- assist graduate students with selection of their advisors and committee (see Graduate Academic Handbook), and provide students with contacts and resources for potential conflict resolution (e.g., ombudsperson, graduate coordinator, and/or Department Chair);
- monitor graduate student progress toward degree and professional development, including mentoring meetings, committee meetings, exam completions, and other benchmarks appropriate to their discipline;
- provide opportunities for professional development relevant to students seeking careers outside academia and/or their research discipline (e.g., bringing in non-academic speakers to GeoLunch, EARS 88; access to alumni network (https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/connect/find-alumni and https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8128304)).