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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment: Suggested Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints

Statement proposing policy and procedures for colleges and universities that wish to formulate a statement of policy on sexual harassment that is separate from existing grievance policies and procedures.

While Lauding New DOE Guidance on Sexual Harassment, the AAUP Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

On August 18, the AAUP wrote to the Department of Education to laud the department’s efforts to address systemic gender inequalities in the US educational system. 

Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The AAUP applauded recent efforts by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to address systemic gender inequalities in the US educational system by instructing institutions to develop clear procedures to address sexual harassment and violence.

In two letters sent to the Office for Civil Rights over the summer, the AAUP’s staff and president and the chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Women in the Academic Profession also expressed concern about two aspects of the advice the office issued to institutions in April.

Service, Sex Work, and the Profession

I serve as the chair of the AAUP’s Assembly of State Conferences, the umbrella organization for individual state AAUP conferences; a moderator for Pandora’s Project, a website for survivors of sexual abuse and assault; a volunteer for Veronica’s Voice, a support program for women and girls who are or have been involved in sex work; a faculty senator; and a faculty adviser for my university’s feminist group.

Statement on Campus Sexual Assault

Statement reviewing the scope of the sexual harassment on campus, the frequently disappointing evidence about current campus practices and preparedness, the legal issues at stake, and giving special attention to faculty responsibilities.

Due Process in Sexual-Harassment Complaints

Report discussing the protections of academic due process in sexual harassment cases

Title IX, Sexual Harassment, and Academic Freedom: What No One Seems to Understand

Institutions all over the United States are currently revising and implementing policies concerning sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. But both “sexual harassment” and “sexual misconduct” are used in very different ways in different contexts, often by the same entity. The result is a mess. 

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