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Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research

This is a four-part video series that focuses on “Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research,” an in-house collaboration between campus life, faculty researchers, and undergraduate student researchers at Lafayette College.

Part 1: A Perspective From Campus Life

Vice President Diorio describes how Student Life (or other institutional areas) can successfully embrace faculty researchers to further institutional goals. She highlights the benefits of developing tailored, evidence-based programming through in-house research partnerships and how Student Life can enhance the academic skills of their most-involved student activists.

Presenters:

Hannah Stewart-Gambino, PhD, Professor, International Affairs/Government and Law, Lafayette College, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Board of Directors, SCUP Planning Institute Facilitator

Annette Diorio, PhD, Vice President for Campus Life, Lafayette College

Recorded March 30, 2021.

Part 2: A Perspective From a Department Chair

Professor Armstrong describes the college’s particular interest in sexual assault prevention and highlights the critical role that academic department chairs can play in designing institutional research partnerships that support faculty interests as well as the institution’s. She emphasizes many faculty’s long term commitment to campus health and wellbeing and offers a clear-eyed view about how to leverage faculty research skills for campus goals.

Presenters:

Hannah Stewart-Gambino, PhD, Professor, International Affairs/Government and Law, Lafayette College, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Board of Directors, SCUP Planning Institute Facilitator

Mary Armstrong, PhD, Charles A. Dana Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and English, Lafayette College

Recorded March 30, 2021.

Part 3: A Perspective From a Faculty Researcher

Dr. Cuomo, a pre-tenure feminist geographer, describes her background and research agenda pertaining to sexual assault victim advocacy, education, and prevention. She describes the research project at the heart of Lafayette College’s initiative and shares her perspective on the potential for similar institutional research partnerships in higher education.

Presenters:

Hannah Stewart-Gambino, PhD, Professor, International Affairs/Government and Law, Lafayette College, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Board of Directors, SCUP Planning Institute Facilitator

Dana Cuomo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies, Lafayette College

Recorded April 1, 2021.

Part 4: A Perspective From a Student Activist

Ella Goodwin, a Lafayette College senior and co-president of a student organization called Pards Against Sexual Assault, shares a student’s desire for clear institutional planning in areas of critical student concern. She emphasizes that financial renumeration for the work that student activists already do to create and support vital campus programming is critical to successful partnerships. She highlights the importance of the opportunity to develop research skills for undergraduate students particularly beyond STEM.

Presenters:

Hannah Stewart-Gambino, PhD, Professor, International Affairs/Government and Law, Lafayette College, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Board of Directors, SCUP Planning Institute Facilitator

Ella Goodwin, Research Assistant, Lafayette College

Recorded April 8, 2021.