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Project Title: Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia

PIN: PGA-BHEW-16-03         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Board on Higher Education & Workforce

Benya, Frazier F

Subject/Focus Area:
Education; Policy for Science and Technology

Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia
June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Frazier Benya
Phone: 202-334-3087


Tuesday June 20, 2017
8:30 am - 9:00 am Closed Committee Discussion

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast Available

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks and Background on the Study
Paula Johnson, Committee Co-Chair, Wellesley College
Sheila Widnall, Committee Co-Chair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tom Rudin, Acting Director of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

9:15 am – 9:45 am Remarks and Discussion with NAS President
Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

9:45 am – 10:30 am Gender Salience and Racial Frames, Potential Potholes for Women in Science: Understanding the Context Before and the Potential Consequences of Sexual Harassment
Enobong (Anna) Branch, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 am – 11:45 pm Sexual Harassment: Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage
Jennifer Freyd, University of Oregon

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Handling Sexual Harassment at the Institutional Level
Moderator: Alice Agogino, Committee Member, University of California, Berkeley
Kirsten Quanbeck and Diane O'Dowd, University of California, Irvine
Enobong (Anna) Branch, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Public Comment Session

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Preventing and Handling Sexual Harassment
Moderator: Beth Hillman, Committee Member, Mills College
Heather Flewelling and Katherine Alatalo, Astronomy Allies
Jackson Katz, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program
Saira Jesrai, LRN

4:30 pm Workshop Adjourns

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Closed Committee Discussion

Wednesday June 21, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Closed Committee Discussion

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Gilda Barabino
Timothy R. Johnson
Roberta Marinelli
Paula A. Johnson
Sheila E. Widnall
Alice M. Agogino
Nicholas Arnold
Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Kathryn Clancy
Lilia Cortina
Amy Dodrill
Liza H. Gold
Melvin Greer
Linda Gundersen
Elizabeth Hillman
Edward D. Lazowska
Vicky J. Magley
John B. Pryor
Billy M. Williams

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Project and the statement of task
- Research and Data for the study
- Presentations from open session
- Draft outline for the report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
- Agenda
- Committee and Speaker Biographies
- Project Description and Timeline
- Draft Report Outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 28, 2017