Trainings for College Administrators

Links to Letter from Lieutenant Governor from May 2013 and included resources:

Letter from Lieutenant Governor, May 2013, to all college presidents in Massachusetts
Futures Without Violence - Beyond Title IX 
US Department of Education - Title IX Letter
Massachusetts Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources
Alcohol Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem among College Students
Minimum Standards for Creating a Coordinated Community Response to Violence Against Women on Campus
Key Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues for College Administrators
Program and Bios for Brandeis Conference
More Resources from MA DPH
Sexual Violence Prevention: Tips for Faculty & Staff
Sexual Assault Policy Checklist
Risk Factors for Sexual Aggression in Young Men: An Expansion of the Confluence Model
Prevention of Sexual Violence on Campus: An Assessment Tool
Campus Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Response Teams – Samples of Collaborative Community Responses
Program and Bios for Amherst Conference
Alcohol, Consent and Accountability - Barrett
Alcohol, Consent and Accountability - Siler
Alcohol, Consent and Accountability - Devonshire
Alcohol, Consent and Accountability - Zellmer
Coordinated Community Response - Bowdler
Coordinated Community Response - Lockwood
Violence Prevention Framework - Langford

 

 

Massachusetts Steps Up:
Key Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues for College Administrators

Alcohol, Consent, and Accountability
Coordinated Community Response

All Massachusetts college and university administrators and faculty members are invited to participate in a forum designed to support our institutions’ sexual and domestic violence prevention and response efforts. Discussions will be appropriate for administrators/faculty involved with responding to disclosures of sexual and domestic violence or with prevention and education.

Please register for one or the other of these forums and invite your colleagues to attend.
Each day will have the same program.

Tuesday, September 17, 9:00am-3:30pm, Brandeis University in Waltham
or
Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am-3:30pm, UMASS Amherst in Amherst

These forums, in Eastern and Western MA, are sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence.  While you are welcome at either of the 2 forums, due to space limitations, we encourage schools not in Eastern Massachusetts to try to attend the forum in Amherst. 

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Brandeis University Program
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Schedule:
9-9:30am: Registration and check-in. Coffee/tea will be available
9:30-10am: Welcome

Bernadette J. Brooten, Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, Brandeis University; Director, Feminist Sexual Ethics Project
Frederick M. Lawrence, President and Professor of Politics, Brandeis University
Steve A. N. Goldstein, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and  Professor of Biochemistry, Brandeis University
Constantia Papanikolaou, General Counsel, Department of Higher Education
Peggy Barrett, Co-chair of the Working Group reporting to the Governor's Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Statewide Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

10:00am-12:00 pm Alcohol, Consent, and Accountability
This panel will focus on helping college administrators navigate issues that arise in cases involving alcohol and sexual violence.  Attendees will understand the connections between alcohol use and sexual violence based on current research; recognize the need for their schools to adopt clear written policies including the meaning of consent; and hear examples of ways to relate policies concerning consent and incapacitation to internal judicial processes.

Moderator: Michelle Bowdler, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, Tufts University
Peggy Barrett, Director of Prevention and Innovation, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Rosalie Siler, Assistant Director, Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct, Columbia University  
Beth Devonshire, Director of Student Conduct, Bridgewater State University
Christopher Gilbert, Prevention Specialist, Office of Sexual Assault and Prevention at Harvard University

 

12pm-1 pm Lunch on your own.  There are inexpensive options nearby to purchase food.

1pm-3pm Coordinated Community Response

This panel will focus on establishing and maintaining a campus based Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR). CCRs address issues of sexual and relationship violence in collaboration with community sexual assault and domestic violence programs and have been identified as a best practice by the federal Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. This panel will identify key components of an effective CCR.  Speakers representing college administrators and community based sexual and domestic violence agencies will discuss varied models and strategies for building and sustaining a successful Coordinated Community Response Team.

Moderator: Erin C. Miller, Coordinator, Domestic/Sexual Assault Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Michelle Bowdler, Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services, Tufts University
Meg Bossong, Manager of Community Engagement, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Jessica L. Hollander, Director of Prevention Programs, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Colleen Armstrong, Education Program Manager, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

3 pm-3:30 pm Closing Comments by student activists

3:30 pm Information tables and Networking

Parking and directions for Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453:

Attendees are strongly encouraged to car-pool or to take public transit since parking space is limited.

Directions: 
By Car: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/directions.html

By Public Transit:  Commuter Rail, Fitchburg Line:  http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=FITCHBRG
Bus 553 (Roberts--Downtown Boston via Newton Corner and Central Square, Cambridge):  http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=553
Bus 70 (Cedarwood, No. Waltham or Watertown Sq.--University Park via Central Sq., Cambridge, Arsenal St. and Western Ave.): http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=70

Parking: Conference parking is available within the Charles River Lot-see campus map.  Shuttle buses will then transport you to conference site. 
Accessible parking is available in the Hassenfeld Lot. Please let us know if you would like this option; we have to put your names on an approved guest list in order for you to park there. 
                 
Campus map: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/map.html

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UMASS Amherst Program
Campus Center Auditorium, Lincoln Campus Center
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Register now

Schedule:
9-9:30am: Registration & Check in. Coffee/tea will be available.
9:30-10am: Welcome

Enku Gelaye, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UMASS Amherst
Constantia Papanikolaou, General Counsel, Department of Higher Education
Becky Lockwood, Co-chair of the Working Group reporting to the Governor's Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Statewide Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

10:00-12:00 pm Alcohol, Consent, and Accountability
This panel will focus on helping college administrators navigate issues that arise in cases involving alcohol and sexual violence.  Attendees will understand the connections between alcohol use and sexual violence based on current research; recognize the need for their schools to adopt clear written policies including the meaning of consent; and hear examples of ways to relate policies concerning consent and incapacitation to internal judicial processes.

Moderator:  Sarah Rankin, Director, Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Harvard University
Jessica Dautruche, Curriculum Developer and Educator, Center for Women and Community, UMASS Amherst
Jill Zellmer, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and University Title IX Coordinator, Tufts University
Rosalie Siler, Assistant Director, Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct, Columbia University
Duane de Four, Violence Prevention and Response Program Manager, MIT

12pm-1 pm Lunch on your own.  There are inexpensive options in the Campus Center to purchase food.

1pm-3pm Coordinated Community Response

This panel will focus on establishing and maintaining a campus based Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR). CCRs address issues of sexual and relationship violence in collaboration with community sexual assault and domestic violence programs and have been identified as a best practice by the federal Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice.  Speakers representing college administrators and community based sexual and domestic violence agencies will discuss key components, varied models and strategies for building and sustaining a successful Coordinated Community Response Team.

Moderator: Erin C. Miller, Coordinator Domestic/Sexual Assault Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Allison Berger, Associate Dean of Conduct, Dean of Students Office, UMass Amherst
Becky Lockwood, Associate Director of Counseling and Rape Crisis Services, Center for Women & Community
Kevin Kennedy, Director of Communications, Five College Consortium
Carmen Nieves, Community Educator, Womanshelter/Companeros

3 pm-3:30 pm Closing Comments by student activists

3:30 pm Information tables and Networking

Parking and directions for UMASS Amherst, 181 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA 01003:

Directions:    By Car:  http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions

Parking is available at the Campus Center Garage in the same building where the conference will be held. The garage & campus center is fully accessible. From 5am until 5pm, the rate is $1.50 per hour with a maximum charge of $20.Watch out for pedestrians! Student often wander into the roads while texting etc. Folks should give themselves a little extra time to account for groups of students crossing major roads that morning.

This website provides information about local public transportation options: http://www.umass.edu/transit/trip_planner.html

 

 

If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation,
please contact Catherine Joseph at workinggcsdv@gmail.com by September 3, 2013.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Co-chairs of the Working Group: Peggy Barrett,
Director of Prevention and Innovation at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
at pbarrett@barcc.org or 617-492-8306 x 1272, or Becky Lockwood, Associate Director of
Counseling and Rape Crisis Services, Center for Women & Community, UMASS Amherst at
rlockwood@stuaf.umass.edu  or 413-545-0833.

 


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