Monday, October 27, 2014

Here we go again

In prior posts, we have expressed the hope - which seemed to be supported by remarks by Chancellor Block - that the new state affirmative consent law would not lead to yet another training program for faculty on sexual harassment/assault.  Pressure for such policies is coming at the federal level.  An article on the Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that more training programs are on the way:

New federal rules issued on Monday aim to make campuses safer by requiring colleges to train students and employees on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The rules also include new categories for identifying hate crimes (gender identity and national origin) and specify that students can choose advisers, including lawyers, to accompany them in campus disciplinary proceedings...

Colleges are required to provide training to faculty and staff members as well as students. The training must clearly define terms such as "consent" and outline campus policies on sexual misconduct...

Full story at

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