Sexual Harassment in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Fourth Committee Meeting of the
The Committee on Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Boston, MA

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The National Academies is undertaking a study on the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. The study will examine the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine experience sexual harassment in academic settings, existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing careers in these fields, and will identify and analyze the policies, strategies, and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in these settings.

To advance this critical conversation and gather information, the Committee on the Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia is holding a 1/2 day meeting in Boston, MA on October 4th, 2017. Distinguished scholars, educators, researchers, and students will gather to discuss the prevalence, nature, and impacts of sexual harassment, and the policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia.

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10:30 am – 11:30 am Academic Institutions Addressing Sexual Harassment: Legal and Sociological Perspectives

Moderator: Anna Kirkland, University of Michigan
Joanna Grossman, Southern Methodist University
Frank Dobbin, Harvard University powerpoint

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Student and Post-Doc Perspectives on University Policies and Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment
Moderator: Lilia Cortina, University of Michigan
Kate M. Sleeth, National Postdoctoral Association powerpoint
Jessica Polka, Future of Research and Whitehead Institute powerpoint
Claire Mackay Dickey, Graduate and Professional Student Title IX Advisory Board, Yale
Priya Moni, Graduate Community Fellow in Violence Prevention & Response, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Sexual Harassment Among Students in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Moderator: Kevin Swartout, Georgia State University powerpoint
Rose Marie Ward, Miami University powerpoint
Adam Christensen, Pennsylvania State University System powerpoint

3:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Public Meeting Adjourn

Panel 3 Discussion from The National Academies on Vimeo.