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The MAROON Vol. 62, No. 24 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 April 27,1984 Sexual harassment 'unacceptable' By Michael H. Kleinschrodt A proposed sexual harassment policy was presented for discussion by Christine Bogar, counselor in the Counseling, Career Development and Placement Center, at an April 16 public hearing. According to Bogar, the Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities Committee worked for a year developing the statement and, if Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, approves the policy, it will be included in the 1984-85 Loyola University Student Handbook. The statment reads as follows: It is the policy of Loyola University of New Orleans, consistent with its Goals and Character and Commitment Statements, to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the Loyola University community. Therefore, sexual harassment of any members of the Loyola University community is unacceptable and impermissible conduct which will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: the introduction of sexual comments or activities into the professional, educational, or social environment of the university. Sexual harassment often involves elements of coercion, as when compliance with requests for sexual favors becomes a criterion for acknowledging rights or granting benefits, and is unacceptable 'either between persons of equal or unequal status within the university. Specifically, sexual harassment ■includes subtle or blatant pressures or requests for any type of sexual favor, whether or not accompanied by an implied or stated promise of preferential treatment or threat of negative consequence concerning one's educational or employment environment. Sexual harassment also includes hazing, patting, pinching, hugging, cornering, kissing, fondling, or any other similar act, whether or not accompanied by an implied or stated promise of preferential treatment or threat of negative consequence concerning one's educational or employment environment. Vincent P. Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, said that the development of the policy was not a result of a rash of sexual harassment incidents on campus. He said these types of incidents have occurred in the Life behind bars Painter Bill Whitaker of the Physical Plant appears to be imprisoned as he refurbishes the railing of the Biever Hall front porch. —Photo by Nancet E. Lewis SCAP report released to Loyola community By Michael H. Kleinschrodt Few surprises are to be found in the completed version of the Standing Council on Academic Planning's report made available for study by the academic community Tuesday. The report, entitled Planning for the Future: A Focus on Excellence, makes numerous recommendations for changes in Loyola's curricula. It states that the purpose of these suggestions is to produce a strengthening of the excellent qualities of a Loyola liberal arts education. SCAP Recommendations The SCAP report suggests that the common curriculum program be improved to reach this goal. As part of this suggestion, SCAP recommends that a university-wide writing program be developed to improve the writing skills of the students. As reported by The Maroon earlier in the semester, the report recommends that the departments of dental hygiene and medical technology be phased out over a two-year period starting in the fall. Other departments that the report would like to see discontinued are: classical studies, physical education, sacred music and secondary education. The sacred music program would be replaced by a post-baccalaureate certification program and the secondary education program would be replaced by a teacher certification secondary concentration program to accompany a major in another area. Communications majors, if the report's recommendations are implemented, will be required to complete a secondary concentration; they will not be required to double major as previously reported. SCAP has recommended the continuance of programs in the modern foreign languages, but expressed concern that enrollment in French, German, Russian and Spanish programs did not warrant the continuance of these programs. However, the report recommends that all university students be required to demonstrate minimal proficiency in a foreign language. This would necessitate the existence of the department and SCAP further recommended that the department explore ways in which to increase the rigor of its major degree programs. Regarding the College of Music, SCAP has recommended that it be combined with the departments of drama/speech and visual arts to form a new College of Fine Arts. Also, SCAP would like to see the college work with the College of Arts & Sciences in developing a B.A. degree in music with A&S controlling the common curriculum requirements and music controlling the music requirements. The report states that the programs in the College of Business Administration are basically sound, but that the programs in public administration and international business need to be developed more thoroughly. SCAP pointed out that a tension exists when a strong professional school exists within the structure of a liberal arts university and said that the tension must be resolved in favor of the liberal arts. Therefore, the report recommends that liberal arts requirements for students in business be increased. City College was also cited as having basically sound programs. However, SCAP recommended that its criminal justice program be monitored and if its enrollment continues to decline, the program cut. One way in which the report suggests that City College could be strengthened is to provide more funding for advertising and public relations to make its programs known to the New Orleans community. Also, SCAP would like to see a branch campus established to house the college's continuing education programs. The SCAP report is available at the reserve desk of the main library and can be reviewed by all members of the academic community. ' " • See Policy/page 7 • State of religion on campus, starting p. 9.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 62 No. 24|
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