. "Appendix C: Results of Survey of Organizations with Postdoctoral Scholars." Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.
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ENHANCING THE POSTDOCTORAL EXPERIENCE FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies
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Institutions reported a wide range of “other” methods for handling postdoc grievances, from “same as junior faculty” to “office of grad studies and research” and “ombudsfolks—faculty peer adviser selected by postdocs”). A few placed most of the responsibility on a single person (“vice provost for research,” “provost,” “always dean or chair; sometimes human resources, too”), while a smaller number described a more flexible process (“dispute resolution guideline for College of Medicine postdoctoral fellows; ad hoc committee makes recommendation to associate dean for research and graduate education”). At an industry lab, a variety of avenues were available, including human resources, a Scientific Advisory Committee of senior scientists, and “line management.” National labs mentioned both laboratory or division managers and a postdoctoral committee.
How are postdocs classified at your organizations? (Select all that apply. For multiple answers, please define the nature of the each appointment classification.)