Vanderbilt University is a founding member of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As part of this Action Collaborative, Vanderbilt will partner with other higher education institutions and research and training organizations to address and prevent all forms of sexual harassment in higher education. The Action Collaborative, which embraces collective action as its framework for change, aims to achieve four primary goals through efforts in partnership with sponsoring institutions over the next four years:
- Raise awareness about sexual harassment and how it occurs, the consequences of sexual harassment and the organizational characteristics and recommended approaches that can prevent it.
- Share and elevate evidence-based institutional policies and strategies to reduce and prevent sexual harassment.
- Contribute to setting the research agenda and gather and apply research results across institutions.
- Develop a standard for measuring progress toward reducing and preventing sexual harassment in higher education.
Vanderbilt University delegates to the Action Collaborative include:
Katherine Friedman, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences
Andrea Page-McCaw, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Director of Graduate Studies in Cell and Developmental Biology