ERIC Number: ED350531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Harassment: Development of a University's Policy and Educational Programming.
Longstreth, Catherine; And Others
In late 1988 the University of Florida began the process of revising and updating its policy and educational programs on sexual harassment. At that time a task force was formed which reviewed the current policy and procedures and drafted a revised brochure on sexual harassment. This brochure was reviewed and redrafted and distributed to every student, faculty, and staff member in the fall of 1990. These elements were included in the sexual harassment policy and brochure: (1) explicit statement of policy against sexual harassment; (2) definition of sexual harassment; (3) how sexual harassment can be stopped or prevented; (4) reporting procedures; (5) how complaints are resolved; (6) confidentiality statement; (7) sanctions and policy against reprisals; (8) laws, rules, and regulations that forbid sexual harassment; (9) where information and help on sexual harassment questions and problems can be obtained; and (10) other information, including the policy concerning employee-student relationships. Because of the critical importance of administrators and supervisors in preventing, stopping, and dealing with sexual harassment, their education on the sexual harassment policy and complaint procedures was given high priority. Their responsibility of reporting, reviewing, and investigating complaints, taking corrective action to prevent sexual harassment, and educating other employees concerning sexual harassment policy was emphasized through the educational process conducted at the University of Florida. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Florida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference for Women in San Diego, CA, January 4-6, 1992) and the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Women in Education (76th, San Antonio, TX, March 4-7, 1992).