Best Practices for Childbirth Accommodation in Chemistry

Because the typical age of graduate students overlaps with childbearing years, the department is responsible for ensuring that childbirth does not create a barrier for our students’ ability to advance through the program.  An open line of communication between the student and faculty advisor is of primary importance.  This document is meant to serve as a scaffold for the conversations held and actions taken over the course of the pre- and post-natal months.