In my previous post, I recounted how a student interviewed me for the school paper regarding my decision to confront my class about being sexual harassed by one of my students on a mid-semester evaluation. To give a little context for this post, my article was featured on the front page along with an article about a male faculty member (from the same college, and thus, the same dean) who was suing the university over sexual orientation discrimination and wrongful termination. Neither my mentor nor the dean in this anecdote had authority over me; my bosses were in the provost office.
After the article was published, the dean of my college was clearly not happy I chose to share my experience publicly. Continue reading