November 2011
Academe;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p4
The article discusses the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) approval of the efforts of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to challenge systemic gender inequalities in the educational system. It describes instructions given to educational institutions to create procedures to address violence and sexual harassment. The AAUP's concern about certain standards that must be used by institutions in their grievance procedures is also considered. The potential for violation of the academic freedom of instructors who teach courses on sex and sexuality is also discussed.


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