Academic sexual harassment: sexual harassment of students

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Academic sexual harassment: sexual harassment of students

Show simple item record Pickrell, Juliana Evan Holway en_US 2009-10-06T18:25:16Z 2009-10-06T18:25:16Z 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.other b17797810 en_US
dc.identifier.other 14509450 en_US
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dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1986 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines remedies for sexual harassment of students in the college or university setting. As an instrument to promote social change, the law can reflect changes in attitudes or can be a means of enforcing desired change. Harassment of students may be intellectual or physical, including words and actions which demean or insult women, unwanted touching, and seductive behavior. Academic sexual harassment occurs when the following elements are present: (1) Offensive or objectionable, sex-based behavior (words or actions) occurs in an academic relationship or context. (2) The sexuality or sexual identity of the victim is the motivating factor for the conduct. (3) The conduct was unwelcome, inappropriate, or exploitative. (4) The conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the student's full enjoyment of educational benefits, climate, or opportunities. Sources of remedy include statutes, civil suits (in tort or breach of contract), administrative policy and procedures, criminal sanctions, and personal responses. Each has advantages and limitations. A combination of remedies, aggressively pursued, would be necessary to enforce the desired change in attitudes and behavior.Statutes which prohibit sex discrimination also require the institution to establish a policy and grievance procedures with appropriate sanctions, to prevent illegal sexual harassment. Students should keep good written records as evidence of the harassing behavior, the student's objections, and complaints to the proper authorities. If the institution's internal grievance procedures do not provide relief, legal action is recommended. en_US
dc.format.extent 131 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.subject.other Theses--Education en_US
dc.title Academic sexual harassment: sexual harassment of students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms Manuscript available on the University of Washington campuses and via UW NetID. Full text may be available via ProQuest's Dissertations and Theses Full Text database or through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

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