MSU Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup

WHO WE ARE

Interim President John Engler has created and convened an Expert Advisory Workgroup of trusted leaders within MSU who have:

  • demonstrated significant expertise relevant to relationship violence and sexual misconduct (RVSM)
  • in-depth knowledge about the programs, services and policies at MSU
  • a strong track record of working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to improve services for survivors of relationship violence and sexual misconduct and promote prevention education

OUR CHARGE

Be a resource to the MSU community by sharing our knowledge and expertise on RVSM issues

Gather input, suggestions, and ideas from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to ensure that diverse viewpoints are brought into all decision-making

Make recommendations to Interim President Engler for improving RVSM programs, protocols, and policies to support MSU’s goal of creating a safe and supportive campus for all


OUR PROCESS

Collecting community feedback

As of September 1, 2018, more than 235 comments have been submitted via the community suggestions and recommendations online form. The Workgroup reviews and discusses these suggestions at our biweekly meetings, and these comments directly inform our work. Please continue to share your feedback.

 

Meeting with campus and community groups

The Workgroup meets regularly with MSU units and organizations to gather input from diverse stakeholders related to relationship violence and sexual misconduct issues, including student, staff and faculty groups within MSU, as well as organizations from the local community. If your MSU or community group would like to meet with representatives from the Workgroup, please indicate this using the community suggestions and recommendations form. Please be sure to include the name of your group and how the Workgroup can contact you.

 

Reviewing research and best practices

The Workgroup reviews current RVSM research to identify empirically-supported programs to support
survivors and prevent violence. We also review recommended best practices by local, state, national, and international organizations to guide our efforts.

 

Making recommendations and supporting changes at MSU

Based on community feedback, input received at campus and community meetings, and current research and best practice recommendations, the Workgroup makes recommendations to Interim President Engler to improve RVSM survivor services and prevention education.



MEMBERS

Rebecca Campbell, Chairperson 
Professor, Department of Psychology

Tana Fedewa
Director, MSU Sexual Assault Program

Mary Ann Ferguson
Director of Diversity and Equity Services, Title IX Coordinator,
MSU College of Law

Tom Fritz
Doctoral Candidate, MSU College of Education

Carrie A. Moylan
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Andrea Munford
Detective Lieutenant, MSU Police, Special Victims Unit

Holly Rosen
Director, MSU Safe Place

Jayne Schuiteman
Associate Director, Title IX Prevention, Outreach and Education Office

Kelly Schweda
Director, Title IX Prevention, Outreach and Education Office