New faculty inquiry group launched by CTX

Kianna Znika, News Editor

The new Sexual Violence Prevention Curriculum Infusion Project is meant to give five faculty members the opportunity to incorporate sexual violence prevention into their courses, and earn 10 hours of flex credit.

These positions are open to all members on campus, whether they be full-time or part-time.

An email to all faculty members was sent on Aug. 30 by Associate Professor Chad Greene.

“If there’s anyone in your division who might be interested in participating, please encourage them to fill out the interest form,” stated Greene.

Forms will be due on Friday, Sept. 13.

Chosen participants will attend sexual violence prevention workshops this fall and then work with an official to design a lecture, activity, or an assignment on sexual violence that can then be infused into their courses.

The program will be supported by a Cal EOS Grant and co-facilitated by Dr. Hillary Mennella and Dr. Valyncia Raphael.

Maria Campoverde, a graphic design major, believes this new group is necessary because of the high amount of people these faculty members work with.

“Even if you’re not exposed to this kind of violence, you might be able to do something to help someone in case you see some type of violence or harassment around you,” Campoverde stated.

Selected faculty members will be notified by Raphael on Sept. 17.

The new group will have a mandatory meeting on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.