Evaluating the Effectiveness of
Interventions to Prevent and Address
PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Arielle L. Baker, Jeena M. Thomas,
and Jennifer E. Saunders, Rapporteurs
Committee on Developing Evaluation Metrics
for Sexual Harassment Prevention Efforts
Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPING EVALUATION METRICS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION EFFORTS
Vicki J. Magley (Chair), Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
NiCole T. Buchanan, Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
Carol W. Greider, Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Melissa L. Kwon, Associate Director for Prevention, PATH to Care Center, University of California, Berkeley
Larry R. Martinez, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Portland State University
Nicole M. Merhill, Director, Office for Gender Equity and University Title IX Coordinator, Harvard University
Arielle L. Baker, Program Officer, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Academies
Frazier Benya, Senior Program Officer, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Academies
Imani Braxton-Allen, Senior Program Assistant, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Academies (until April 2021)
Abigail Harless, Senior Program Assistant, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Academies (beginning June 2021)
Jeena M. Thomas, Program Officer, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Academies
Jen Saunders, Consultant Writer
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Preface and Acknowledgments
Higher education institutions have been carrying out efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment for decades. Yet there is still little known about whether those prevention efforts, or the efforts to evaluate preventative measures, are effective in achieving their goals. Until now, a common space to share perspectives about and make progress on such evaluation efforts—on what institutions are doing, on what challenges practitioners are facing, on what research needs to be done, on whether sexual harassment is being effectively prevented—has not been made available.
This Proceedings of a Workshop was prepared by the workshop rapporteurs as a factual summary of what was presented and discussed at the workshop. The role of the planning committee was limited to planning and convening the workshop. The statements made are those of the rapporteurs and do not necessarily represent positions of the workshop participants as a whole, the planning committee, or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. I extend sincere thanks to the members of the planning committee for their contributions in scoping, developing, and carrying out this project. I also thank staff members Layne Scherer and Maria Lund Dahlberg, who supported the execution of this workshop. The workshop was made possible thanks to support from the National Institutes of Health.
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Arielle L. Baker, Program Officer
Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine