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GE Co-Curricular Experience

General Education Program Badges

                                                         

 

Experience Description

The End Gender-based Violence, peer educator program focuses on increasing awareness and recognition of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking behaviors, how to become an active bystander role model and how to intervene, receiving information about local resources, and gaining skills on how to empower peers on how to end gender-based violence. Participants will need to complete the 10-hour, interactive training in which they will learn about public speaking, intersections of social justice within gender-based violence, and persuasive program development. Participants will meet with CARE staff weekly and the time will be scheduled during the first meeting on Aug 24, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at KL 107.

Experience Program Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this experience:

1. The primary focus of the reading assignment is to engage participants to gain awareness of the intersectional framework of prevention through acknowledging the most marginalized communities. To gain insight into how multiple forms of oppression intersect with gender-based violence. The anthology Colonize This! provide insight to the lives of various women from different cultures. Participants will gain awareness and knowledge (20% increase Pre and Post survey, before and after reading the book) to identify root causes of gender-based violence crimes and understand of primary prevention within marginalized communities.

2. Participants will gain knowledge on how to adjust their communications and messaging techniques depending on occasion, audience. Peer Educators will be able to co-facilitate at least five (5) programs on how to end gender-based violence for various groups on campus, how to address challenging questions from peers or how to be persuasive in communicating their learning outcomes, and how to utilize visual arts in outreach and/or presentations.

3. Peer Educators will complete a reflection paper (3-5 pages) or video (3-5 min) about how they were influenced by the program or how they will role model active bystander behaviors to end gender-based violence. The final piece will be shared with permission via social media or on the CARE website.

Assignments:

Assignment 1: Complete a pre-survey of knowledge and submit a 1-page reflection paper based on the following prompts:

1. What motivated you to participate in this experience?

2. What do you hope to learn from this experience?

This reflection paper should be uploaded to your e-portfolio at: https://catcourses.ucmerced.edu/dashboard/eportfolios .

Assignment 2: You must complete the 10-hour End Gender-based Violence training by September 12th.

Assignment 3: Complete four (4) reflection papers of 1-page based on 4 reading sections from the required book. Use the below prompt:

1.Provide a theme from the section and how you hope to apply it to your Intellectual Experience.

A reflection paper should be uploaded to your e-portfolio each week prior to your meeting at: https://catcourses.ucmerced.edu/dashboard/eportfolios.

The reflection paper will be discussed during your weekly meeting and it will be evaluated by CARE staff.

Assignment 4: You will co-facilitate five (5) prevention trainings that may include tabling campaigns, workshops, collaborations with other student groups, gender-based violence monthly campaigns, and other CARE-staff-approved events. Must be completed by November 19th.

Assignment 5: You will complete a reflection paper (3-5 pages) or video (3-5 min) about how you were influenced by the program or you will role model active bystander behaviors to end gender-based violence.

This reflection paper should be uploaded to your e-portfolio at: https://catcourses.ucmerced.edu/dashboard/eportfolios . If permission is granted, the final project will be shared via social media or the CARE website.

Tentative Schedule:

To be successful in completing the badges, you should expect to put in roughly 1.5-3 hours a week on average. The following is a tentative schedule. CARE staff reserve the right to make changes to the schedule at any time during the semester as appropriate. Participants will be informed of all changes in advance.

Grading:

Formal attendance will be taken at each in-person session. Activities and assignments will be conducted outside of in-person sessions. Participants need to complete a tracking sheet after each presentation and you will be evaluated by CARE staff when co-facilitating. CARE staff will use the Read, Write, Think (2006), Reflective Writing Rubric to evaluate all assignments. Retrieve rubric from http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson963/Ru... .

  • Passing score is 3 or higher for the first (1) assignment, second (2) assignment and third (3) assignment
  • Passing score is 4 or higher for the fourth (4) and fifth (5) assignment

Extra Credit:

Attending eight (8) Violence Outreach Informing our Community with Educational Solutions (VOICES) meetings will increase your lowest score is assignments 1-3 by one (1) point. For example, if you score a 2 in assignment 1, the score will be increased to a 3 (which is passing).

Program Assistance:

CARE staff are eager to assist you in being successful in the program. Stop by the office and schedule meetings. If you need assistance with your academic skills go to Calvin E. Bright Success Center http://learning.ucmerced.edu/ to inquire about resources.