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HARASSMENT

DEALING WITH COMPUTER HARASSMENT -- The Massacusetts Institute of Technology develops an unusual way for an organization or institution to respond to computer harassment.

DIFFERENCES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INFORMAL AND FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES -- Which complaints can best be handled in an informal manner?  Which ones are best handled  by using formal procedures?  Who gets to decide?  And what's the difference between these?

HANDLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU -- What do you do and what can you say when someone harasses you (or a friend)?  Here are a range of options and strategies, from the Ms. Manners' approach ("I beg your pardon!") to filing a formal complaint.

HOW MEN CAN TELL IF THEIR BEHAVIOR IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- A quick checklist to evaluate men's (or anyone else's) behavior.

HOW TO HANDLE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT: PASSING THE HOT POTATO TO SOMEONE ELSE -- Responding to a sexual harassment complaint is tricky.  Say the wrong thing, and your company or institution, and in some instances you, can be sued.  Worse yet, you haven't helped the person who came to you with the problem.  Here's  the easy guide to what to say and do.

INTERVENING WHEN YOU OBSERVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF ONE PERSON BY ANOTHER -- Do you know what to say when you see someone sexually harassing someone else?  Here are some strategies for what to say and do, whether you are a supervisor, a co-worker, or just a passerby.

INVESTIGATING SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS -- A compehensive look at how to conduct an investigation fairly and thoroughly.  Covers issues such as what to do before the investigation begins, what written records to keep, how to interview, how to reach a conclusion, criteria for weighting evidence, and what happens after the investigation.

PEER HARASSMENT: HASSLES FOR WOMEN ON CAMPUS -- This 1988 report was the first national report on campus peer harassment and sadly, it is as timely now as then.  (The legal section has been updated.)   It covers describes peer harassment and why it may occur, and includes over 70 institutional recommendations for prevention, programs, and policies, including a short institutional checklist.  COMING SOON...

RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS: DANGEROUS WORDS -- What not to say when an employee (or student) mentions sexual harassment to a colleague or supervisor.

STUDENT TO STUDENT HARASSMENT:  A BRIEF HISTORY -- Summarizes major events and cases concerning student-to-student harassment.  Includes the date when the words "sexual harassment" were first used.

TRENDS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- A brief look at the future.


SEXUAL ASSAULT

CAMPUS GANG RAPE -- This first report on campus gang rape describes what it is and how it occurs, and includes about 100 recommendations to help administrators deal with it when it occurs and how to prevent it. Most of the recommendations are appropriate for individual sexual assaults as well.

FRIENDS RAPING FRIENDS: COULD IT HAPPEN TO YOU? -- This landmark paper, aimed at students,  discusses date rape, how it happens, how it appears to both parties, and what its impact is. Includes 30 recommendations to avoid situations that might lead to date rape. Other sections describe what to do if you are raped,  and 15 recommendations for how family and friends can help.  Also includes a section called "Real Men  Don't Rape."

TEN REASONS TO OBTAIN VERBAL CONSENT FOR SEX -- If anyone really needs reasons, here they are.


THE CHILLY CLIMATE

AN ACTION AGENDA TO IMPROVE EQUITY FOR WOMEN:  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS -- Looking for ways to improve equity for women on campus?  Here are thirty recommendations to begin with.

HOW TO HANDLE DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR – And still more strategies...

INTERVENING WHEN MALE STUDENTS ENGAGE IN NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS TOWARD WOMEN -- Male students sometimes create a chilly climate for female students by rolling their eyes, looking bored or making nasty comments when females are talking.  These strategies will help teachers handle these behaviors.

RELATING TO EACH OTHER: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS – A short questionnaire for students to assess the climate for students.  Can easily be adapted  or enlarged.

RELATING WITH COLLEAGUES: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FACULTY MEMBERS – A short questionnaire to assess the climate for faculty members.  Can easily be adopted or enlarged.  

SEVENTEEN WAYS TO WARM UP THE CHILLY CLIMATE: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACULTY MEMBERS – Looking for faculty strategies to warm up the chilly classroom climate? Here are seventeen good ways to do it.

THE CHILLY CLIMATE:  SUBTLE WAYS IN WHICH WOMEN ARE OFTEN TREATED DIFFERENTLY AT WORK AND IN CLASSROOMS -- Describes approximately sixty ways that men (and women) often unknowingly treat women differently in small subtle behaviors that typically go unnoticed. More than fifty are listed, with some possible explanations included.

THIRTEEN WAYS FOR STUDENTS TO WARM UP THE CHILLY CLASSROOM CLIMATE -- Students can have an impact on the classroom climate as well.  Here are strategies developed specifically for student use.

WOMEN FACULTY AT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM – Women faculty members often face a chilly climate from male and female students alike, who treat male and female professors differently.  For example, women are expected to smile more than male faculty members. They are often devalued and thus may have less credibility, may experience hostility from male students, and be evaluated more harshly by their students.  Includes more than 70 strategies for administrators, and women and men faculty members.  COMING SOON.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE CLASSROOM -- A brief discussion of freedom of speech, academic freedom and sexual harassment, including the academic freedom of students to talk about women's issues.

RELATING TO EACH OTHER: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS – A short questionnaire for students to assess the climate for students.  Can easily be adapted  or enlarged.

RELATING WITH COLLEAGUES: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FACULTY MEMBERS – A short questionnaire to assess the climate for faculty members.  Can easily be adopted or enlarged.  

WOMEN FACULTY AT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM – Women faculty members often face a chilly climate from male and female students alike, who treat male and female professors differently.  For example, women are expected to smile more than male faculty members. They are often devalued and thus may have less credibility, may experience hostility from male students, and be evaluated more harshly by their students.  Includes more than 70 strategies for administrators, and women and men faculty members.  COMING SOON.


MENTORING

HOW TO DIFFUSE THE SEXUAL ISSUE IN MENTORING – Describes strategies for women to help avoid sexual issues in a mentoring relationship.

WOMEN AS MENTORS -- Learn about the myths of mentoring, the usefulness of networking, and how to be a mentor.


TITLE IX

"A BRIEF SUMMARY OF TITLE IX" -- COMING SOON

"TOO STRONG FOR A WOMAN"  -- THE FIVE WORDS THAT CREATED TITLE IX -- If you are curious about how Title IX actually became law, here's the behind-the-scenes story, as told by Bernice Sandler, who was there from the beginning.


ADDITIONAL TOPICS

IT'S ALL WHAT YOU ASK:  QUESTIONS FOR SEARCH COMMITTEES -- How can you tell if a prospective faculty member or administrator is supportive of women's issues?  Here are more than 60 questions  from which to choose and that will give you the answer.

  
ALPHABETICAL INDEX BY TITLE

"A BRIEF SUMMARY OF TITLE IX" -- COMING SOON

AN ACTION AGENDA TO IMPROVE EQUITY FOR WOMEN:  RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS -- Looking for ways to improve equity for women on campus?  Here are thirty recommendations to begin with.

CAMPUS GANG RAPE -- This first report on campus gang rape describes what it is and how it occurs, and includes about 100 recommendations to help administrators deal with it when it occurs and how to prevent it. Most of the recommendations are appropriate for individual sexual assaults as well.

DEALING WITH COMPUTER HARASSMENT -- The Massacusetts Institute of Technology develops an unusual way for an organization or institution to respond to computer harassment.

DIFFERENCES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INFORMAL AND FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES -- Which complaints can best be handled in an informal manner?  Which ones are best handled  by using formal procedures?  Who gets to decide?  And what's the difference between these?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE CLASSROOM -- A brief discussion of freedom of speech, academic freedom and sexual harassment, including the academic freedom of students to talk about women's issues.

FRIENDS RAPING FRIENDS: COULD IT HAPPEN TO YOU? -- This landmark paper, aimed at students,  discusses date rape, how it happens, how it appears to both parties, and what its impact is. Includes 30 recommendations to avoid situations that might lead to date rape. Other sections describe what to do if you are raped,  and 15 recommendations for how family and friends can help.  Also includes a section called "Real Men  Don't Rape."

HANDLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU -- What do you do and what can you say when someone harasses you (or a friend)?  Here are a range of options and strategies, from the Ms. Manners' approach ("I beg your pardon!") to filing a formal complaint.

HOW MEN CAN TELL IF THEIR BEHAVIOR IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- A quick checklist to evaluate men's (or anyone else's) behavior.

HOW TO DIFFUSE THE SEXUAL ISSUE IN MENTORING – Describes strategies for women to help avoid sexual issues in a mentoring relationship.

HOW TO HANDLE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT: PASSING THE HOT POTATO TO SOMEONE ELSE -- Responding to a sexual harassment complaint is tricky.  Say the wrong thing, and your company or institution, and in some instances you, can be sued.  Worse yet, you haven't helped the person who came to you with the problem.  Here's  the easy guide to what to say and do.

HOW TO HANDLE DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR – And still more strategies...

INTERVENING WHEN MALE STUDENTS ENGAGE IN NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS TOWARD WOMEN -- Male students sometimes create a chilly climate for female students by rolling their eyes, looking bored or making nasty comments when females are talking.  These strategies will help teachers handle these behaviors.

INTERVENING WHEN YOU OBSERVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF ONE PERSON BY ANOTHER -- Do you know what to say when you see someone sexually harassing someone else?  Here are some strategies for what to say and do, whether you are a supervisor, a co-worker, or just a passerby.

INVESTIGATING SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS -- A compehensive look at how to conduct an investigation fairly and thoroughly.  Covers issues such as what to do before the investigation begins, what written records to keep, how to interview, how to reach a conclusion, criteria for weighting evidence, and what happens after the investigation.

IT'S ALL WHAT YOU ASK:  QUESTIONS FOR SEARCH COMMITTEES -- How can you tell if a prospective faculty member or administrator is supportive of women's issues?  Here are more than 60 questions  from which to choose and that will give you the answer.

PEER HARASSMENT: HASSLES FOR WOMEN ON CAMPUS -- This 1988 report was the first national report on campus peer harassment and sadly, it is as timely now as then.  (The legal section has been updated.)   It covers describes peer harassment and why it may occur, and includes over 70 institutional recommendations for prevention, programs, and policies, including a short institutional checklist.  COMING SOON...

RELATING TO EACH OTHER: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS – A short questionnaire for students to assess the climate for students.  Can easily be adapted  or enlarged.

RELATING WITH COLLEAGUES: A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FACULTY MEMBERS – A short questionnaire to assess the climate for faculty members.  Can easily be adopted or enlarged.  

RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS: DANGEROUS WORDS -- What not to say when an employee (or student) mentions sexual harassment to a colleague or supervisor.

SEVENTEEN WAYS TO WARM UP THE CHILLY CLIMATE: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACULTY MEMBERS – Looking for faculty strategies to warm up the chilly classroom climate? Here are seventeen good ways to do it.

STUDENT TO STUDENT HARASSMENT:  A BRIEF HISTORY -- Summarizes major events and cases concerning student-to-student harassment.  Includes the date when the words "sexual harassment" were first used.

TEN REASONS TO OBTAIN VERBAL CONSENT FOR SEX -- If anyone really needs reasons, here they are.

THE CHILLY CLIMATE:  SUBTLE WAYS IN WHICH WOMEN ARE OFTEN TREATED DIFFERENTLY AT WORK AND IN CLASSROOMS -- Describes approximately sixty ways that men (and women) often unknowingly treat women differently in small subtle behaviors that typically go unnoticed. More than fifty are listed, with some possible explanations included.

THIRTEEN WAYS FOR STUDENTS TO WARM UP THE CHILLY CLASSROOM CLIMATE -- Students can have an impact on the classroom climate as well.  Here are strategies developed specifically for student use.

"TOO STRONG FOR A WOMAN"  -- THE FIVE WORDS THAT CREATED TITLE IX -- If you are curious about how Title IX actually became law, here's the behind-the-scenes story, as told by Bernice Sandler, who was there from the beginning.

TRENDS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- A brief look at the future.

WOMEN AS MENTORS -- Learn about the myths of mentoring, the usefulness of networking, and how to be a mentor.

WOMEN FACULTY AT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM – Women faculty members often face a chilly climate from male and female students alike, who treat male and female professors differently.  For example, women are expected to smile more than male faculty members. They are often devalued and thus may have less credibility, may experience hostility from male students, and be evaluated more harshly by their students.  Includes more than 70 strategies for administrators, and women and men faculty members.  COMING SOON.