code of conduct

Codes of conduct: How do we write them?

Codes of conduct: How do we write them?

After reading “Codes of conduct: Why do we need them?” I hope that I have convinced you that they are a useful tool to foster welcoming and healthy work environments to all members of a community.

In this second piece, I will recount the story of the code of conduct of the Physics and Astronomy department of the University of Sheffield. I will tell you why it took over 7 months between me sending the first draft and posters appearing on the walls.

Finally, I will tell you what we learnt along the way, in the hopes that it may serve others.

This is part II of a two-part series of blogs on codes of conduct.

Codes of conduct: Why do we need them?

Codes of conduct: Why do we need them?

Codes of conduct are being talked about more and more in astronomy. Why might that be? And why do we need them: isn’t good behaviour just common sense?

In this piece I hope to convince you that codes of conduct are a fundamental step to fostering a healthy working space for all members of a scientific community.

This is part I of a two-part series of blogs on codes of conduct. Part II, covers the story of how we wrote a code of conduct of our department, and the lessons we learnt from this experience.