Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Job, Old Habits (Sexual Harassment in Higher Education)

When professors leave one job due to sexual harassment allegations, they can land new jobs and repeat the behavior elsewhere, a recent case involving the University of Delaware and San Diego State University suggests.

By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Did the University of Delaware enable a known sexual harasser to continue to work with students? That’s what one former Delaware faculty leader says regarding Vincent Martin, a former tenured professor of Spanish there. The university says it can’t comment on a private personnel matter. But if the accusations are true, Martin’s case could be part of the “pass the harasser” phenomenon in higher education some say is all too common.

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