Integrating Campus Sexual Assault into the Curriculum

October 30, 2015
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Integrating_Campus_Sexual_Assault_flyerBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
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Simona Sharoni is a co-founder of Faculty Against Rape and professor in Gender & Women’s Studies at State University of New York-Plattsburgh. This event, facilitated via Skype by Dr. Sharoni, includes the following:

  • Faculty and graduate students will share their experience with addressing sexual violence, especially campus sexual assault, in their courses.
  • Discussion of HOW to integrate the topic (focus on the intro course, upper-level undergraduate courses, graduate-level courses, including special topics as well as permanent offerings, and special programs such as the peer-education course Simona Sharoni developed on her campus).
  • Discussion of existing resources. The major text books used to teach intros in the field are dated and often include one general section on sexual violence, often with some passing reference to campus sexual assault; the best resources are not in the major textbooks. Simona Sharoni has an initial list of refereed articles, journalistic accounts, and media clips and is working on compiling an annotated bibliography.
  • Discussion of challenges (trigger-warning, mandated reporting, the presence of both survivors and perpetrators in the classroom, potential retaliation against faculty who incorporate advocacy into the curriculum etc.).
  • Q & A

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.