University's Sexual Harassment Policy-Sen. Doc. No. 83-012.pdf

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Sen. Doc. No. 83-012SPECIAL REPORTof theACADEMIC PERSONNEL POLICIES COMMITTEEconcerningTHE UNIVERSITY’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICYPresented at the350thRegular Meeting of the Faculty SenateOctober 21, 1982COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPGeorge CernadaRobert CreedAl Hudson, ChairRonald ManninoWilliam MellenSally OgilvieWilliam Wolf
Sen. Doc. No. 83-012A variety of organizations and constituencies have been involved in reviewing the various draftsthrough which the following document has passed, including the Academic Personnel PolicyCommittee and the Status of Women Committee of the Faculty Senate.Vice Chancellor Louis Fischerhas coordinated the policy development process from which the current document has emerged.In the nature of institutions such as the University of Massachusetts, there is no doubt that this reviewprocess could continue indefinitely, and we could look forward to a never ending succession of reviseddrafts.It seems apparent at this time, however, that the current draft, while not perfect, is adequatefor purposes of establishing a formal sexual harassment policy with stipulated procedures forimplementation should the need arise.The current document calls for a review of procedures after thecompletion of a one-year implementation period, by which time we will be in a better position to makea practical evaluation of the policy.Representatives of the Academic Personnel Policies Committee and the Status of Women Committeeconsulted with one another while this review for the Faculty Senate was in process.On October 4,1982 the Status of Women Committee met and unanimously approved Draft 5 (revised) of the SexualHarassment Policy document.On October 6, 1982 the Academic Personnel Policies Committee votedto recommend the adoption of Draft 6, which incorporates several revisions but which agrees in allessentials with Draft 5 (revised) which the Status of Women Committee has approved.The mostsubstantive revision made for Draft 6 was the revision of section IV, item 5.In Draft 5 (revised) IV.5read:An additional ground for review may be the contention that the Chairperson of the Board wasarbitrary or unreasonable in the adjustment of the severity of the offense based on recidivism.In Draft 6 IV.5 reads:The contention that the Chairperson of the Panel was arbitrary or unreasonable in adjustingthe severity of the Board’s proposed penalty because of respondent recidivism.The Academic Personnel Policies Committee, with the concurrence of the Status of WomenCommittee, therefore proposes the following motion.MOVED:That the Faculty Senate recommend to the administration the approval of the13-83University’s Sexual Harassment Policy as described in Sen. Doc. No. 83-012.
Sen. Doc. No. 83-012SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICYSexual harassment is sex discrimination and, therefore, a violation of federal and state law.Itis the policy of the University of Massachusetts that no member of the University community maysexually harass another.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Sajid
Tags
Complaint, Pleading, HARASSMENT

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