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Do you think KU’s new mandatory online sexual-harassment course will reduce discrimination and harassment?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
75% 343
Yes
 
14% 68
I don’t know
 
9% 44
Total 455

Comments

oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 6 months ago

Like ku's online drinking course is to reduce drinking.. A pure wate of time those online personal achievement courses.

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measles 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm just curious how many of the commenters here actually did the training...just curious. I did. I've been a student/faculty/staff member at KU for years, and yes, I did learn something from it. Basically it clarifies how and when to report sexual harrassment and I think it's a good thing. Not that I'm defending HR or their decision to answer every problem with a new online training module. It was done to cover their butts but some good may come of it.

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consumer1 1 year, 6 months ago

I resist becoming a robot. Preprogrammed to make everyone happy. which by the way is not possible. That is why all the required courses and law changes to make people treat each other right is never going to happen. Diversity by it's true nature celebrates our differences, If nobody is different, then we are all the same. Count me out please. And... Just who get's to decide which one of these samenesses is the correct one??? Some folks just want everyone else to obey the rules they don't want to have to be the same, just everyone esle. Anyone ever see a clip of the Nazi Germany army goosestepping?

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BlueWaffle 1 year, 6 months ago

Honestly you make this stuff so taboo you increase the incidents seriously. With 18 yearolds it will become a joke. And you dont want to make alot of sad pandas on campus

That makes me a sad panda

That makes me a sad panda by BlueWaffle

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Topple 1 year, 6 months ago

Had briefings like this all the time in the military. It's not expected to prevent a darn thing. It's a procedure put in place by higher-ups so that when there's a rape, DUI, etc., they can say, "Hey! I did EVERYTHING I could! Look, I even had them take this online training where they had to pass a 10-question test at the end about sexual harassment!"

It's an out for lousy leadership who can't come up with real methods to reduce sexual harassment.

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verity 1 year, 6 months ago

HR has some good people, but the person at the top should have gone years ago. I think that is a position that should be changed every few years as the burn out in such a job has got to be high.

People have to feel safe reporting abuse, sexual or other kinds, and assumptions should not be made. Otherwise probably not much will change.

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consumer1 1 year, 6 months ago

Excellent Point ! jrpigman +100

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jrpigman 1 year, 6 months ago

Reduce harassment? No. Reduce institutional liability? Absolutely.

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Thomas Bryce 1 year, 6 months ago

Hope they include a section on Discrimination of People with Physical Disabilities(The Blind or the wheel chair bound, etc) as well as Discrimination of People with Mental Disabilities( PTSD, ADHD, Bi-polar, etc). I am a veteran with PTSD and was very discouraged by the response from HR when my PTSD Diagnosis was made known to them. They tried to get me to leave my position(and KU) rather than help me succeed with reasonable accommodation. They made me feel like a broken machine that was ready for the scrap yard. ADA rep. was no help at all.Years of no promotions or raises(Passed over for both even though I was eligible when they were available) have left me with the feeling I am not wanted here.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 6 months ago

I think that some consulting firm has made some major bucks by selling this to KU.

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Shane Garrett 1 year, 6 months ago

Enlightenment and education should go hand-in-hand. Treat others as you yourself would want to be treated. I think we would all like to be treated with respect and dignity.

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consumer1 1 year, 6 months ago

He says as he hides behind his anonimnity. You cleary like to stereotype. My comment says nothing at all about gays or being gay. My comment was about taking rights away from everyone else while making exceptions to special interest. Your wimpy pantywaste comment is alot of bravodo from someone who hides behind the skirt of anonimnity. YOu are probably someone I whipped as a punk back in high school and you still haven't gotten over it.

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BABBOY 1 year, 6 months ago

Wow, My only observation is the three posters above clearly are wimps. Afraid of the gay community? Man up! Did your sister take your lunch when you were kid too?

I guess Lawrence is kind of wimpy so maybe you geeks have a persepective I do not understand .....

I did not read the question to apply to gays...... I got no issue with the gay community. Just people living in a very flipped place with flipholes like the posters above.....

Whatever.....

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Clara Westphal 1 year, 6 months ago

I don't understand why the gay and lesbian people think they rest of us need to know about their sex life. They could help themselves by not being so 'in your face' about it. I don't go around telling everyone I am heterosexual.

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consumer1 1 year, 6 months ago

Before long it will be against the law to be a white heterosexual male in Lawrence.

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