Tips for TAs to Prevent Sexual Harassment
Take the On-line Sexual Harrassment Prevention Training for TA's
that may be appropriate in a social environment could be entirely inappropriate
in the classroom-context is everything.
carefully before having an intimate relationship with any UCSC student.
UCSC prohibits a TA from dating a student that he/she is teaching under
our conflict of interest policy. Your department may view your behavior
as professional misconduct.
thoughtful about choosing the time and location to discuss course material
with a student in your section.
leaving the door open during office hours or meetings with students.
sharing details of your personal life with students. Think first before
discussing sexual or intimate subjects that are unrelated to course
and discuss with the course professor any student conduct that is troubling.
Ignoring disruptive behavior could make it worse. Speak directly to
the student immediately after class or during office hours.
not distribute contact information of students in your section unless
you have permission to do so.
You may not wish to provide your home telephone number to students in
If you feel threatened by a student, notify your supervisor immediately.
Put your safety first.
aware of whom you call on in class and how you respond to their comments.
Try to call on both male and female students with equal frequency.
aware of whose comments you validate.
have a responsibility to help prevent sexual harassment on campus. Report
it if you see it. We cannot stop sexual harassment unless it is reported.