The Supervisor-Trainee Relationship - Annotated Bibliography


Annotated bibilography to an online module designed to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that arise in the supervisor-trainee relationship.


Olmstead, Marjorie A. (1993)

  • "Mentoring new faculty: Advice to department chairs." CSWP Gazette (A Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics of The American Physical Society) 13 (1): 1, 8-11.

Swazey, Judith P. and Anderson, Melissa S. (1996)

  • "Mentors, Advisors, and Role Models in Graduate and Professional Education." Association of Academic Health Centers, Washington, D.C.

Rose, Mary & Fischer, Karla. (1995)

  • "Policies and Perspectives on Authorship." Science and Engineering Ethics 1(4): 361. This paper discusses joint authorship involving faculty and students, and the power imbalances that complicate authorship and describes a study of how graduate students think about authorship and its relationship to stated policies about authorship.

King, Margaret

  • The Mentoring of Graduate Students, Research Ethics Mini Module 3. , Research Ethics Mini Module 3. Themes of justice, fairness, and rights are explored in the context of mentoring.This is a PDF document.

Caroline Whitbeck introduced methods and modules for discussing numerous issues in responsible conduct of research at a Sigma Xi Forum in 2000. Partial funding for the development of this material came from an NIH grant. You can find the entire sequence on the OEC at Scenarios for Ethics Modules in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Some information in these historical modules may be out-of-date; for instance, there may be a new edition of the professional society's code that is referred to in an item. If you have suggestions for updates, please contact the OEC.

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