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SHORTHORN: UTA professor leads sexual misconduct investigation team
According to Catherine Robert’s study, less than 0.08% of Texas educators are investigated for some form of sexual misconduct. The educational leadership and policy studies assistant professor said even this number is too high.
With a $301,000 grant from the Office of the Texas Governor in the spring, Robert is leading and collaborating with a team that analyzes the demographics, certification and employment histories of educators who commit sexual misconduct, providing instructional material for incoming teachers.
“Our work is helping people understand the patterns of behavior,” she said. “We’re looking at people who have been sanctioned, we’re looking at how many times do they move in their career.”