2019 AAAED: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia

We organized a session at the annual conference of the American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity (#AAAEDconf2019) that occurred June 11-13 at Indianapolis, IN.

#ScienceToo: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academia

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are common in academic institutions according to a new National Academies report. The "ScienceToo" federal report observes that the legal system alone ("symbolic compliance with Title IX and Title VII") is not an adequate mechanism for reducing or preventing sexual harassment. Furthermore, the report calls for new research on policies, trainings, and interventions to prevent sexual harassment. Join us at this session where AAAED members can provide feedback to the report authors and discuss how AAAED can catalyze ScienceToo next steps. This session should be relevant to all employment sectors since academic innovations on this topic can be adapted to the private sector; and, most importantly, universities are educating our nation's future workforce.

Alberto Roca, Ph.D., Moderator/Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar

Lilia Cortina, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies; University of Michigan
co-author, National Academies report

Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women's Studies; University of Michigan
co-author, National Academies report

Marilyn Schuyler, J.D.
Counsel, Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice
co-chair, AAAED's informal academic working group


last updated 16-Jun-2019