Our goal

The FASSM 2019 Conference offered a unique opportunity for people from multiple countries to come together to discuss experiences, research, and advocacy around an endemic issue in sexual misconduct. We were honored to facilitate the conference and now hope this community can continue to grow. We will share this space to promote resources and hope others will take on leadership roles in furthering the cause of an equitable and just academia. We start with gender equity, but hope for equity for all.

After the FASSM 2019 Conference

An international team of scholars was pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the National Science Foundation (HRD-1836685) to run a conference entitled: Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct: An International Conference to Identify Barriers, Develop Resources and Recommendations, and Build Community. This conference brought together international scholars and advocates in order to share knowledge and formulate solutions for addressing power-based faculty and staff sexual misconduct. The conference was held June 30 through July 2, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. We were excited to engage in important conversations to help overcome barriers and share good practice. We look forward to continue developing a network for dealing with this endemic issue in academia.

Download the full program of the FASSM 2019 conference.

Conference Resources

Organising Committee

The 1752 Group

Website: https://1752group.com     Twitter: @1752group    Email: contact@1752group.com

The 1752 Group is a UK-based research and lobby organisation working to end sexual misconduct in higher education.

The 1752 Group draws on expertise from our backgrounds in organisational change, student unions, private and public sector consultancy, facilitation, corporate training, grassroots activism, and research. Our work has contributed to a national conversation in the UK and we are leading action on staff-to-student sexual misconduct in higher education. Sexual misconduct by staff is under-reported and under-researched. Higher education institutions in the UK need to be leading the change to prevent cultures of abuse, respond effectively and without inflicting further harm, ensure robust, student-centred reporting and investigation procedures, and implement policies and procedures to eliminate the sexual misconduct of academic, professional services, contracted and temporary staff.

Dr Anna Bull

Email: anna.bull@1752group.com   Twitter: @anna_bull_

Dr Anna Bull has experience in a variety of roles in the sexual violence sector, including supporting survivors of sexual violence and delivering workshops for young people on sexual consent and healthy relationships. She is currently working with the music education sector to improve safeguarding practices.  Dr Bull is currently a lecturer in sociology at the University of Portsmouth.

Dr Emma Chapman

Website: https://dr-emma-chapman.com

Email: emma.chapman@1752group.com   Twitter: @DrEOChapman

Dr Emma Chapman is a Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow based at Imperial College London. Aside from her scientific research, Emma has worked with individual institutions and the Institute of Physics to ensure the problem of bullying and harassment within STEM is taken seriously, for example through the gender equality accreditation JUNO. She is an active commentator on subjects such as gender bias and unconscious bias within STEM in the media and is the 2018 recipient of the Royal Society Athena prize for “driving nationally impactful policy changes concerning sexual harassment issues in higher education.”

Dr Tiffany Page

Email: tiffany.page@1752group.com   Twitter: @t_haismanpage

Dr Tiffany Page is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Cambridge. Tiffany trained as an industrial and organisational psychologist and has worked as an organisational change consultant in both New Zealand and Singapore, specialising in large-scale change management implementations and industry focused training across a range of areas. Tiffany has extensive experience in project management, staff sexual misconduct case work, student advocacy, workshop and event organisation and facilitation, and has published on the complexities of addressing staff-to-student sexual misconduct within higher education.

Announcing the Conference

A transnational team of scholars is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the National Science Foundation (HRD-1836685) to run a conference entitled: Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct: An International Conference to Identify Barriers, Develop Resources and Recommendations, and Build Community. This conference will bring together international scholars and advocates in order to share knowledge and formulate solutions for addressing power-based faculty and staff sexual misconduct. We anticipate the conference will be held over three days in US..A in July 2019. A procedure for applying to attend the conference – either in person or virtually – is currently under development. We are excited to engage in important conversations to help overcome barriers and share good practice. We look forward to developing this essential event and network for dealing with this endemic issue