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Sexual harassment on campus

Sexual harassment on campus now poses additional concerns, as courts have made it clear that peer harassment, to the extent that the college knew about it and failed to act, may render the college liable for a hostile learning environment, akin to the hostile work environment. Using a series of critical incidents and vignettes, this four lesson interactive computer-based training course trains faculty, staff and students to recognize sexual harassment, including faculty-student relationships. The course deals with the limitations on speech, including classroom instruction, imposed by harassment guidelines and decisions.
Many colleges are using the program for freshman orientation as well as a mandatory orientation for new and adjunct faculty.

The topics include:

* the nature and prevalence of sexual harassment;
* the hostile work\learning environment issue;
* how to identify harassing words and behaviors;
* policies and procedures for handling sexual harassment incidents;
* common questions and misconceptions about sexual harassment.

The course includes a tough certification examination and is available in Windows and Web-based versions. The program is updated at least once a year and the first update is free during the initial year of the license. Scores on the sexual harassment exam can uploaded or aggregated into a database for analysis or reporting. Colleges can arrange to have staff and students take the mastery exam on the Internet. For a product review, see the Lakewood Report on Technology for Learning and Richard Wellbrock's article in the Community College Review, Vol 26, No. 4.

A full examination copy on CD-ROM is available to qualified HR or general management; call (908) 627-1234 or send an e-mail to flg@guidedlearning.com.



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