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ERIC Number: ED363567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Regulating Equality: The Development of an Equity Board for Faculty, Students, and Staff.
Bove, Penny; And Others
This paper discusses the development of an equity board that grew out of an ad hoc gender issues committee at Walsh College in Ohio. The document discusses the history and background of the equity board. The original committee members expanded their focus to produce a discrimination policy. This policy was designed to fulfill two major purposes: (1) to state to all members of the college community that discrimination, intimidation, and any type of harassment, including that related to gender, religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, would not be tolerated; and (2) to assure, by the balance of the sex, race, and ethnicity of its members, a confidential and clearly delineated process by which grievances could be addressed. This paper suggests that the equity board avoided the pitfalls of other grievance procedures in that the policies are clear, the procedures timely, and the support system neither sex segregated nor marginalized within the institutional power structure. Decisions of the board go directly to the president of the university for implementation within 30 days. Information is included on the evaluation procedures used during educational sessions on the university campus when the policy was first implemented. This document includes a copy of the complete discrimination policy, a question and answer sheet describing the policy, an informational sheet delineating the purpose and listing members of the board, a draft of the complaint form, a sexual harassment checklist, a documentation form, handouts on differences in communication style, an evaluation form, and a 20-item print and audio-visual bibliography. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A