You enter graduate school with two full years of support from a fellowship awarded by your undergraduate institution. You easily find a faculty member to work with. At the end of the second year, the faculty member tells you that she will not be your thesis advisor.
What should you do?
Was the behavior of this faculty member ethical? Why or why not?
How is the behavior of this professor different from the assistant professor in Scenario 6?
Can you design a faculty scenario for this situation that would make her behavior ethical?
What should the response of the department to this situation be?
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