Sexual Harassment Policy

Fall
2001
Resolution Number: 
13.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The state Chancellor's 2001 Model Policy and Procedures for Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints requires each district to establish a mechanism for "administrative determination";

Whereas, The mechanism for administrative determination does not explicitly require consultation with faculty as to contemporary standards and practices in the field; and

Whereas, The administrative determination recommendation can be appealed by the claimant but not the respondent;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate recommend that the2001 Model Policy and Procedures for Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints require that the administrative determination procedure require that faculty appointed by the local senate be consulted as to contemporary practices and standards in the discipline;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate recommend that the 2001 Model Policy and Procedures for Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints, in the interests of equity, permit both the claimant and respondent to appeal the administrative determination to the state Chancellor's Office; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate seek from the Chancellor's Office an explanation of the process used to develop and promulgate the document 2001 Model Policy and Procedures for Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaints.

Status Report: 

The Chancellor's Office has changed the model policy to comply with this request.The right of respondents to appeal is beyond the scope of the college district procedures, and is therefore not addressed.