ERIC Number: EJ822630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-28
Reference Count: 0
New Lessons in Dealing with Sexual Harassment
Franke, Ann H.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n14 pA99 Nov 2008
Several recent incidents have brought national attention to issues involving male professors and sexual-harassment policies on campuses. Allegations of harassment can involve high stakes for the accused, with dismissal as a possible penalty. Criminal charges for harassment, in contrast to assault, are rare. Within an institution, people accused of harassment have important rights that include, in formal proceedings, notice of the charges, along with the complainant's identity; the opportunity to confront adverse witnesses; and the opportunity to present evidence. The existence of institutional procedures, however, does not assuage the heated feelings and rhetoric that can accompany sexual-harassment allegations. In this article, the author discusses how institutions may help protect the rights of both complainants and accusers in harassment disputes.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, College Faculty, Sexual Abuse, Educational Environment, Civil Rights, Legal Responsibility, College Students, Males, Crime, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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