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Comments on the Section “Disclosure”

Last Updated: March 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm


  1. May want to consider adding Dean of Faculty (as needed). The way it is written, the Dean of Faculty MUST be consulted by the recipient. Is this always necessary?

    1. Good point

  2. I would advocate for a system where disclosures happen to a qualified, trained 3rd party and they inform the impacted people at Cornell to the degree that is appropriate. An example of a good system, now at Cornell, is in academic support for students. I get a letter from on-campus experts that simply lists the accommodations that I should make for a student in my class. ex 50% longer time on an exam in a quiet room. It only reveals what I need to know. I also have worked with Cornell’s ORIA group. It is helpful to be able to direct concerned parties to that office to learn more about how a real or apparent COI is being actively managed so it does not impact perceptions of myself or Cornell.

    Rumors and assumptions are a problem. Archiving past personal lives and indiscretions is also a problem. It may also fall under FERPA.

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