Texas Tech University

Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

NAS summit

November 19-20, 2019 | Texas Tech University

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About

The 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on Sexual Harassment of Women concludes that system-wide changes to the culture and climate in higher education are needed to prevent and address sexual harassment, and provides a roadmap for institutions of higher education to make these changes. To advance these efforts, the National Academies have joined with over 40 colleges, universities, and research institutions to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

We are honored to be chosen to be a virtual participant and hosting a Satellite Meeting (web cast event) supporting the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2019 Public Summit called the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, November 19-20, 2019.

What is the Summit?

Sexual Harassment in higher education is pervasive, harmful, and costly. This has been emphasized by brave women recounting their experiences and by the findings in the Sexual Harassment of Women report. It's time to develop and implement approaches that can prevent and address sexual harassment. To learn about promising approaches and innovative ideas or to share ideas about how to prevent and address sexual harassment, register for the First Annual Summit hosted by the National Academies' Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

This Summit aims to identify and elevate promising practices for preventing sexual harassment in higher education. Through a combination of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions, this day-and-a-half event will serve as an opportunity for members of the Action Collaborative and the broader higher education community to gather information, engage in a dialogue, and gain diverse perspectives on how to effectively prevent sexual harassment.

Goals and Objectives

1. Identify and share promising practices,
2. Gather information from experts and those working on this topic, to help inform the efforts of the Action Collaborative Working Groups and the broader community, and
3. Engage in a dialog with and gain perspectives from the broader community.

Plenary and Panel Sessions

Potential Plenary and Panel Sessions may include:

  • Perspectives from Targets of Sexual Harassment: How Can Institutions Be Supportive, Transparent, Inclusive, and Improve Trust in the Systems
  • Organizations Working to Address Sexual Harassment Issues: Their Work and the Resources They Are Developing
  • Building Bridges between Academic Institutions and Professional/Scientific Societies
  • Addressing the Broader Harms of Sexual Harassment: A Community Perspective
  • Tackling and Preventing Incivility and Gender Harassment

Topics covered at the Summit will include

  • Tackling and Preventing Incivility and Gender Harassment
  • Reintegrating Targets into Research and Academic Spaces: During and After an Investigation
  • Taking into Account the Sexual Harassment Experiences of Individuals with Intersecting Identities
  • Supporting Targets and Preventing Retaliation
  • Addressing the Broader Harms of Sexual Harassment: A Community Perspective
  • Creative Solutions for Reducing the Power Differential between Advisors and Trainees
  • Approaches for Evaluating and Researching how Response Systems are Working for Targets
  • Building Bridges between Academic Institutions and Professional/Scientific Societies
  • Transparency in Communicating Findings of Responsibility and Administrative Action
  • Working Collectively to Tackle the "Pass the Harasser" Problem

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Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, November 19
    9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Welcome, Opening Remarks, Panel Sessions, and Plenary Session)
  • Wednesday, November 20
    10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Welcome, Local Concurrent Sessions, Panel Sessions, and Closing Remarks)
    More details to come!