ERIC Number: ED365194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Concepts & Issues.
Fitzgerald, Louise F.
This booklet on sexual harassment in higher education offers a history of the problem, defines sexual harassment, reviews the relevant legal history and recent court cases, and looks at campus policies and procedures. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 looks at legal versus institutional definitions of sexual harassment and factors affecting definitions. This section notes that nearly all institutions define and prohibit sexual coercion while "hostile environment harassment" is less widely proscribed. Chapter 3, on the prevalence of harassment, reviews pertinent research and discusses experiences of female faculty and whether men can be harassed. Chapter 4 addresses the legal context of sexual harassment. This covers university employees, "quid pro quo harassment," hostile environment harassment, federal guidelines, liability, disciplining faculty, and review of several key cases. Chapter 5, on policies and procedures, looks at the extent and nature of policies, union role, grievance arbitration, and responding to complaints. Chapter 6 treats consensual amorous relationships between faculty and students and recommends formally proscribing such relations. Appendixes contain a sexual experiences questionnaire; examples of campus policies from Minnesota State University System, Sand Diego State University, University of Iowa, and University of Wisconsin-Madison; and the National Education Association statement on harassment. (Contains 83 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, College Students, Colleges, Court Litigation, Definitions, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Incidence, Interpersonal Relationship, Labor, Legal Responsibility, Questionnaires, School Policy, Sex Differences, Sexual Harassment, Universities, Women Faculty, Work Environment
National Education Association, Office of Higher Education, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Education Association; San Diego State University CA; University of Iowa; University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin Madison
Note: Part of the series, "To Promote Academic Justice and Excellence."