‘A Complete Culture of Sexualization’: 1,600 Stories of Harassment in Higher Ed

December 15, 2017 / Sabrina Balderama

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Nell Gluckman
December 12, 2017

Karen L. Kelsky founded The Professor Is In, a consultancy that gives academics career advice.  In 2014 she created an online survey about graduate-student debt that received hundreds of responses, with some students reporting that they owed in the range of $200,000 to $300,000.  Respondents found sharing the information therapeutic, and, as Ms. Kelsky says, it changed the conversation around graduate school.

Now, as news breaks daily about sexual harassment in seemingly every industry, including higher education, Ms. Kelsky decided to apply the approach again.  She created a survey in which academics and former academics can submit their stories about sexual misconduct, and their responses will be shared anonymously online.

Read the full article at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website here.