Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant Helps Launch AGU Ethics and Equity Antiharassment Initiative

Friday, July 12, 2019

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant Helps Launch AGU Ethics and Equity Antiharassment Initiative

AGU has been awarded a 3-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to launch the AGU Ethics and Equity Initiative: Catalyzing Cultural Change in the Sciences with New Resources and Tracking Tools. This initiative is designed to directly address sexual harassment and other related matters that affect gender discrimination through new educational resources and validated measurement tools. The initiative is being developed through an AGU partnership with the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) at the University of Illinois. The new resources in this project are designed to allow for broad adaptation by the science community.

Addressing an Urgent Issue in STEM

“Multiple national studies have identified persistent sexual harassment and harassment-related issues in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) that have driven talent from these fields. These issues have been ignored for decades; institutions, societies, and individuals are looking for solutions,” said AGU CEO/executive director Chris McEntee. “This grant from the Sloan Foundation helps AGU build on recommendations from the 2018 National Academies of Sciences report on Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and will help address an urgent problem using a data-driven, ready to use approach that the science community needs.”

Focusing on development, implementation, and broad adoption, the initiative will do the following...

 

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