Each candidate or nominee for an AGU honor and other type of AGU recognition or a governance position is now required to disclose any past allegations or institutional proceedings resulting in a finding of professional misconduct, or any current formal complaints related to the candidate’s professional conduct, even if the matter is still pending.
This disclosure is required starting in 2018 with implementation of the revised “AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy.” The Policy includes a Code of Conduct that sets expectations for professional conduct related to harassment, bullying, and other scientific misconduct issues. Similar to AGU’s conflict of interest self-disclosure (required for the same activities), a professional conduct self-disclosure does not automatically disqualify you for the AGU position or recognition. However, each disclosure will receive a review and follow-up discussion if there are areas of concern.
Proposals for new Section honors require approval from the Honors and Recognition (H&R) Committee. To submit a proposal for consideration, please submit the completed Section Honor Proposal Template to [email protected] by 1 April for consideration at the H&R Committee spring meeting in May.
Proposals for new Union honors require approval from the Honors and Recognition (H&R) Committee. To submit a proposal for consideration, please submit the completed Union Honor Proposal Template to [email protected] by 1 April for consideration at the H&R Committee spring meeting in May. Upon approval by the H&R Committee, Union honors will require both Council and Board approval.
Diversity and Inclusion
As an organization that serves a large, global community of Earth and space scientists, AGU is committed to efforts promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As AGU focuses on increasing the diversity of membership, the member community has called to simultaneously increase the diversity of the Honors Program. In 2019 AGU and the volunteers who spearhead honors and recognition efforts made an effort to address this issue by releasing this report, which looks at two underrepresented groups: women and international populations.