AAUP calls for clearer policies in first report on campus sexual assaults
- The American Association of University Professors today released its first report on campus sexual assaults, recommending that faculty, administrators, staff and students all be involved in developing clearer policies related to the crime.
- Primarily focused on faculty, the document says that while faculty members aren't mandated to report sexual assaults due to the chilling effect it could have on faculty-student communication, it expects colleges to make exceptions to that recommendation.
- The report also recommended that colleges and universities consult and network with members of the off-campus community like police and health care providers.
From the article:
With sexual assaults reported on campus nationwide, the American Association of University Professors today released its first report on the topic. It calls for clearer policies about what constitutes assault; coherent reporting procedures drafted in tandem with local law enforcement; more effective prevention campaigns targeted at both male and female students; and greater faculty awareness that they may find themselves on the "front lines" of the problem. ...
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