SWP, Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
The Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (www.aarweb.org/about/board/swp) is a standing committee of the AAR. It concerns itself with the range of issues facing women. The Committee recently completed work on the AAR Sexual Harassment policy and its dissemination. It has also been working on issues related to mentoring, using a variety of venues for this project, including lunch sessions at the Annual Meeting, where senior scholars meet with students to provide ideas and advice. The Committee offers a question and answer format (“Academic Abby”) on its Web page, and has overseen the revision and republication of this guide, originally published by the Committee in 1992.