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Campus Climate Consultation

Services and Consultation
Many colleges and universities may be thinking about both developing and administering campus climate surveys for their campuses, especially with pending federal and local mandates. VAWC has worked to pilot a comprehensive, evidence-informed method for assessing the climate regarding sexual violence and offers resources and support for others wishing to engage in this process.
 
In addition to creating a campus climate assessment guide (available for download) for other colleges and universities, the research team also offers consultation services on a wide array of topics, including but not limited to the following areas:
 
  • Capacity Building
    • Provide an overview of the campus climate assessment process
    • Facilitate discussion and planning with key stakeholders to develop a campus climate process tailored to meet the needs on your campus
  • Resource and Policy Scan
    • Complete an evaluative process to document current campus infrastructure (programs, policies, and services related to sexual violence);
    • Create a compendium of all existing resources, policies, investigative and adjudicative protocols, and prevention programs available on campus.
    • Evaluate the campuses’ current sexual violence resources and policies as compared to federal and state mandates and best practices, and help identify areas of strength as well as gaps.
  • Website Assessment Tool (currently in piloting phase)
    • Complete a college website assessment to gauge current campus web-based informational dissemination of programs, policies, and services related to sexual violence, as informed by federal and state mandates as well as best practices;
    • Provide a review of your campus website to determine the quality of information provided on sexual violence and ease of access for students.
  • Campus Climate Surveys
    • Collaborate with your campus to modify the campus climate survey instrument  to tailor it to your campus
    • Develop a  a recruitment strategy and outreach plan
    • Provide analysis of survey results and a final report
  • Action Planning
    • Assist with the translation of the research findings into a campus action plan
       

 
All of these consultation services are evidence-based and will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your campus.  Pricing is based upon the nature of the request.

For more information, please contact
Dr. Sarah McMahon
campusclimatestudy@ssw.rutgers.edu
848-932-4393

 

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