Women’s Center

InitiativesGoalMeans of AchievingOutcomeMethods of AssessmentResultsResult Use
AccessCreate online Safe@Weber training that adheres to all federal and state laws, as well as includes best practices in violence prevention education. Violence Prevention Coordinator and WC Director work on reviewing available online training, state and federal requirements, content mapping, curriculum writing, working with instructional designers, and finalizing platform. We will be sure to align our learning outcomes and assessments between both the physical/virtual workshops and online training. Students will gain a general understanding of interpersonal violence (sexual violence, domestic violence, etc.); Students will know where to go for support and reporting resources on campus and in the community; Students will increase their understanding of consent, including asking for/giving/withdrawing consent; Students will understand that consent is active, a choice and a process, across relationship types and interactions; Students will gain skills to discuss consent with others; Students will increase their understanding of bystander intervention; Students will feel comfortable engaging in bystander intervention strategies (asking for help, creating a distraction, taking direct action); etc. Students' knowledge will be assessed through pre- and post-tests within the online training, as well as imbedded quizzes and campus climate questions. We will be sure to align our learning outcomes and assessments between both the physical/virtual workshops and online training. Mid-year January 2021: WC staff (Violence Prevention Coordinator, Advocate, and Director) have been working on the curriculum. We have the curriculum mostly finalized and are working on the actual training/presentation for students. The Director has been working with HR, AA/EO, and WSUPD on the employee version of the training, with the curriculum mostly finalized and HR/OWL taking the lead on finalizing the training presentation/design. End of year: As of May 2021, our curriculum is nearly completed and we will be ready to launch before Fall 2021. We will continue to regularly update the curriculum (both student and employee) with policy updates, best practices in power-conscious sexual violence/Title IX/campus safety awareness and prevention.
CommunityExpand public workshop offerings on topics of gender equity outside of violence prevention, e.g. gender identity, gender equity, feminism, and feminist leadership.Program Coordinator will add previous workshops/trainings on Gender Bias, Intersectional Feminism 101 and Feminist Leadership to Don't Cancel Class listings. Based on assessment results from our 2020-2021 survey, Program Coordinator will develop further workshops on topics of gender equity and gender identity to be offered through Don't Cancel Class and through the Women's Center website. These workshops will be virtual for the 2020-21 academic year. Students will gain a basic understanding of feminism and intersectionality; students will increase their understanding of gender identity and identity development; Students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of feminist leadershipStudents' knowledge will be assessed through online pre- and post-assessments sent to them by either the presenter or their instructor. We will be sure to align our learning outcomes and assessments between both the physical/virtual workshops and online training. Mid-year January 2021: This goal has been put on hold, as the primary person responsible for the goal (Program Coordinator) left in October 2020. A new Program Coordinator will start in January 2021 and we will reevaluate this goal. This will probably be a goal that continues into the next academic year. End of year: We will extend this goal into 2021-22, as we have not completed it this year. N/A
LearningCreate standardized learning outcomes based in theoretical foundations, and create online-accessible assessment methods, for all Education & Empowerment programs.The Program Coordinator will develop a set of learning outcomes for all Education & Empowerment program series and individual events based on a solid theoretical foundation and the mission/principles of the Women's Center. We will identify best virtual assessment methods and develop survey instruments to evaluate pre/post-knowledge of student participants, as well as track participation in virtual events. TBD - these are the goal! TBD - these are the goal! Mid-year January 2021: This goal has been put on hold, as the primary person responsible for the goal (Program Coordinator) left in October 2020. A new Program Coordinator will start in January 2021 and we will reevaluate this goal. This will probably be a goal that continues into the next academic year. End of year: We will extend this goal into 2021-22, as we have not completed it this year. N/A
DiversityIncrease culturally relevant and trauma-informed victim/survivor advocacy knowledge related to our international and minioritized student populations. The Safe@Weber Advocates and Violence Prevention Coordinator will commit to finding and attending professional development oppurtunities related to sexual/domestic violence and communities of color, specifically Latinx, Black, and Arabic populations. "Professional staff learning outcomes: Staff will be able to articulate issues of victimization, advocacy, violence and prevention that are trauma-informed and culturally relevant to our student populations; staff will be able to incoprtate new knowledge into both Safe@Weber Advocacy Services and Violence Prevention Education practices. As a result, we'll be able to serve our student surviors better, and they'll be able to meet the learning outcomes of Safe@Weber Advocacy Service.s Student learning outcomes: Students will have an increased knowledge of their rights (WSU policy, state law, etc.); Students will have an increased knowledge of campus/community resources; Students will have an increased sense of self-efficacy and support."We assess the student learning outcomes through our Safe@Weber Advocacy Services Assessment, which is delivered once a semester via email to clients. This survey is anonymous and confidential, and asks a number of questions directly related to learning outcomes, among other items. Mid-year January 2021: The Advocate, Violence Prevention Coordinator, and Director have been participating in local and national training, webinars, and an upcoming conference to increase our knowledge. We will be reviewing that information and putting into action steps this semester. End of year: Over the course of the 2020-21 academic year, the Advocate, Violence Prevention Coordinator, and Director have attended 5 conferences and completed approximately 60 hours (20 hours each) of webinar professional development related to culturally relevant and trauma-informed victim/survivor advocacy knowledge. We will continue to develop and complete action steps regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within Safe@Weber Advocacy Services. This includes continuing group and individual professional development at local and national levels, incorporating best practices into Advocacy Services policies and procedures, continuing our Women's Center commitment to racial justice (detailed in annual report), and creating/maintaining relationships with campus & community partners engaged in violence prevention and racial justice work.
OtherDavis goal: Increase physical and virtual/online marketing for WC programs and services (almost all will be virtual in 2020-21).Increase physical flyering and marketing at Davis campus. Increase submissions to Davis newsletter and sharing with Davis specific departments. Davis-based students will have an increased knowledge of virtual services and programs available through the Women's Center. Inclusion in the annual Davis campus survey. Mid-year January 2021: We have been advertising all of our services and programs virtually, and will continue to advertise those on the Davis campus as well. End of year: We have marketed our programs and services. We will continue to market our programs and services, as well as include WC information in the Davis Student Services newsletter.