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Scenario 1: Harassment

Introduction : Follow Prof. X

You chose: Follow Prof. X. into the office and express concern about the student.

You knock and enter, and Prof. X glares at you. You say, “Professor, I couldn’t help but hear what you said to Chris. You may not know how that incident appeared to me and, I think, to other bystanders. We could see that Chris was shaken, and it seemed very humiliating for Chris to be receiving such scathing criticism in public.” The professor responds, “Stay out of this. It’s none of your business.”

You can...

Stay out of it
Go talk to the Chair of the Department.
Get the others to vote
Reply, “You know there may be trouble. This is the kind of incident that sometimes leads to a harassment complaint.”
Ask to talk
Back off and watch to see if a similar incident happens in the future.


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