Sunday, May 26, 2013

Summer Research Assistants and Confidentiality

Many of now are beginning to work with new student research assistants. I want mine to be aware of their obligation to keep confidences. I don’t want to assume that students always will use their good judgment.  Here is what I tell my research assistants:

This is just for the record. I don’t keep a very neat office, and at some point, you may see something that should be kept confidential. You also may hear some faculty gossip.  So please keep confidential  anything that you suspect should remain confidential. That’s all.


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