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Academic Council Hears About Reference Checks in Faculty Hiring

<div class="wp-block-dt-story-meta-plus-text"><p>Duke University will soon start working on developing a faculty hiring policy to ensure that the reference check process includes disclosures from candidates of any prior or on-going investigations and findings of harassment, including sexual harassment, and other forms of misconduct university administrators told the Academic Council last week.</p><p>Universities across the country are reviewing their policies as concerns about “passing the harasser.” The moment is “long overdue,” said Abbas Benmamoun</p></div>