National Academies Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Release Year Three Annual Report
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the Year Three Annual Report for the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education and held the Fourth Annual Public Summit last week. The report builds off of the 2018 report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (see previous COSSA coverage). The Action Collaborative focuses on raising awareness, sharing evidence-based policies and strategies, developing standards for measuring progress, and setting shared research agenda related to eradicating harassment in higher education settings. The Year Three Annual Report highlights the improvements the National Academies and partner organizations have made towards preventing sexual harassment in academia. It includes a Rubric on Areas of Work for Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education that aids organizations in identifying areas for improvement and new opportunities to prevent sexual harassment, including sections on prevention, response, remediation, evaluation, and approaches. The National Academies will continue to release annual reports on their progress and recommendations.