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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. Participants will learn about intervention techniques and how to become an active bystander; learn about local resources; and gain skills to empower peers to end gender-based violence. Participants will need to complete the CARE Peer Educator training to learn about public speaking, intersections of social justice and gender-based violence, and persuasive program development. Participants will be prepared to have courageous conversation with family, friends and classmates. At the end of the session you will be a confident and prepared social change agent.

Experience Program Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this experience:

1. Participants will gain awareness of the inter-sectional framework of prevention through acknowledging the most marginalized communities and how multiple forms of oppression intersect with gender-based violence. The anthology Colonize This! provides insight into 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 understanding of primary prevention within marginalized communities.

2. Participants will learn how to adjust their communication techniques to fit their occasion and audience. Peer Educators will be able to co-facilitate at least five (5) programs covering one or more of the following topics: how to end gender-based violence for various groups on campus, how to address challenging questions from peers, 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.

Required Materials:

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. Edited by Hernádex and Rehman. IBSN-13:9780786750665. (Check local libraries or UCM Library for ILL.)

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: Complete the CARE Peer Educator Training.

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

Assignment 4: 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.

Assignment 5: Complete a reflection paper (3-5 pages) or video (3-5 min) about how you were influenced by the program or how 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/Time Commitment:

To be successful in completing the badges, you should expect to put in roughly 1.5-3 hours a week on average. Follow the link for 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. All participants must attend the entire sessions. If tardy or leaving early, must notify CARE staff to decide if it is acceptable. Constantly leaving early or arriving tardy will result in a dismissal from the training and not receiving badge.

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/Rubric.pdf .

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

Extra Credit:

Attending eight (8) Violence Outreach Informing our Community with Educational Solutions (VOICES) meetings will increase your lowest score in 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.