October 26, 2015
Daniel Hare, Chair
Dear Chair Hare:
Enclosed is a letter signed by 33 UCSC faculty concerning the Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.
We are taking the unusual step of submitting comments on a proposed policy directly to you as chair of the Academic Senate. We do not do so lightly. The specific implications of the designation of faculty as “responsible employees” were not immediately clear and because of the expedited review process we were not able to submit comments to our divisional Senate in time for their review. Because of the importance of the topic, we hope that you will share our attached comments with the Academic Council when you meet on Wednesday.
As a courtesy, I have cc’d UCSC Senate Chair Brenneis and some members of the UCSC Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Council.
Thank you for your review.
Sincerely, Eileen Zurbriggen