Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed as of 11.20.17

From the Chronicle, as of 11.20.17, with new reports ranging from Antarctica to Hopkins.

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Where we stood last night

Thank you to everyone who was able to come! At the event we had a huge poster (you can see it in the first picture) asking, What would make Hopkins better for women? Below are the answers people wrote on post-it notes, and a few pictures too.

PROBLEMS THAT NEED TO GET FIXED:

  • Mechanism to screen for previous harassment complaints—to avoid “passing the trash”
  • Reasons & suggestion for ways to combat institutional sexism/racism without filing an official complaint because the latter would be too dangerous
  • Hold professors accountable for their sexist remarks
  • YES!!!!!! (to the above)
  • Equitable supervisory policies in practice
  • 70% of named professorships were awarded to men in KSAS this year. What about the women?

WAYS TO IMPROVE JHU AS A PLACE TO WORK AND STUDY:

  • Better networking between JHU women
  • Monthly women’s coffee hour
  • Concrete buy-in from the men of Hopkins
  • Free after school programs
  • Free family-friendly events
  • Salary equity
  • Equal opportunity for advancement
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Be more non-binary
  • Affordable child care
  • More career development help for female graduate students & post-docs
  • Leadership training
  • Retention of senior/junior women faculty
  • Hiring & retention of women scientists
  • Universal maternity leave you don’t have to lobby for/ fight for each time
  • Dedicate resources to research areas that focus on women, people of color, class, sexuality—ie, specific positions/departments; ie, why are Africana Studies and WGS programs, not departments?

 

 

Sexual Harassment & Assault in the Academy . . . as of 11.15.2017

It is with horror, and without surprise, that many of us read the most recent reports about men who have abused their power.

Yesterday the Chronicle published a summary of recent accounts in the academy.

You can read more about the Stanford cases here and more about the Princeton case here.

For folks able to come tonight, please know we are going to brainstorming what–big or small–can make it better for women at Hopkins. Hope to see you there. Plus, the food will be excellent.