A reader requested a discussion regarding do’s and don’t’s on how to handle prospective student visits, particularly regarding the recruitment of women. I’m afraid I don’t have much to say here myself beyond the obvious (give prospective women students the opportunity to connect with women in the program so that they can ask about them about the climate if they’d like to, don’t say sexist things that would make them uncomfortable, etc.) so I thought I would rather just open up discussion.
What’s worked well for others? What doesn’t work well? How should these things be handled?