Sexual Harassment/Consensual Relationships/Violence
Course # 461
This educational program examines sexual harassment (including sexual assault, sexual misconduct involving students, and consensual relationships involving students) and emphasizes the University’s Policy on Sexual Harassment. Participants will learn about behaviors that may be prohibited by the University policy, and their rights and responsibilities as a University community member. In addition, information about academic and administrative officers’ responsibilities for handling complaints of sexual harassment will be provided. This course is strongly recommended for all academic and administrative officers on campus; however, it is beneficial for any University faculty and staff member. This course satisfies the University's requirements for sexual harassment prevention education.
- The definition of sexual harassment and examples of harassment as stated in "The University of Iowa Policy on Sexual Harassment."
- Supervisory responsibilities in maintaining a harassment-free environment, including complaint handling, balancing rights of complainant/accused, and knowing when to refer.
- What we can do to help prevent sexual harassment.
- Prohibited and discouraged relationships between faculty and students in the instructional context.
- To analyze behaviors that may be defined as sexual harassment--what is sexual harassment and what is not.
- To summarize the purpose of The University of Iowa policy and the procedures involved in informal and formal complaints.
- To describe possible courses of action that a victim of sexual harassment can take to stop the harassing behavior.
- What each member of The University of Iowa community can do to prevent sexual harassment.
Participants (audience course is aimed at):
All faculty and staff, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities, as well as administrators who share the responsibility for maintaining an environment free of harassment.