Moving Dartmouth Forward

Sexual Assault Expert Claudia Bayliff Encouraged by Dartmouth Summit

Claudia J. Bayliff is an attorney and educator with more than 26 years of experience working on issues related to sexual assault. She was the first chief of the U.S. Air Force’s worldwide Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, and currently serves as Legal Momentum’s project attorney, developing judicial educational materials about sexual assault and helping to implement a nationwide, comprehensive plan for judicial education about sexual assault.

With clinical psychologist David Lisak, she was an organizer of the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault, held at the College the week of July 14.

“We were thrilled when Dartmouth agreed to host the first summit,” says Bayliff. “The goal of the summit was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders, including federal policy makers, to discuss the issues campuses are facing. Unlike other conferences, the summit was designed to create a mechanism for the participants to address these difficult issues on an ongoing basis.”

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

An Overview of Suggestions Received Online

The committee has been busy meeting with alumni, students, staff and faculty, collecting suggestions about how to deal with high-risk drinking, sexual assault and a lack of inclusivity. We’ve also invited online submissions on how to deal with these issues; over 1600 members of the Dartmouth community have sent in ideas.

A Wealth of Feedback

With the end of Sophomore Parents’ Weekend, our feedback-gathering phase of Moving Dartmouth Forward has also finally come to a close. As many on campus are aware, our committee has spent the last three months looking into some troublesome aspects of student life: high-risk or binge drinking, sexual assault, and lack of inclusivity. By crowd-sourcing ideas and opinions from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents, our process has been amazingly effective.

Dartmouth Concludes Summit on Sexual Assault

As the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault drew to a close Thursday, several institutions were already talking about hosting another gathering in six months and others were considering hosting a second summit next year. Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson said the summit laid the groundwork for a coordinated national effort in higher education to provide a safe learning community for everyone. "The important work that has gone on at Dartmouth this week, and lines of communications that have been opened between participants—administrators, federal officials, activists, researchers, and survivors—represent a significant step nationally as we confront the widespread problem of sexual violence on campus," Johnson said.

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Forensics Expert to Speak at Dartmouth Summit

David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant whose work includes the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence and the motives and characteristics of rapists. He consults with colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention policies. A featured speaker at the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault, which begins Sunday, July 13, he agreed to speak withDartmouth Now about his work.

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Welcome to MDF’s Website

Over the last nine weeks, we have been deeply engaged in learning more about extreme behavior at Dartmouth as it manifests itself in three troubling arenas: high-risk drinking, sexual assault, and lack of inclusivity.  This has been and continues to be a multi-faceted learning experience.  We have solicited feedback from numerous students individually and in groups.  We have hosted faculty summits and lunches.  We have met with staff from all areas of the college.  And we have and will continue to reach out to alumni groups around the country this summer.

College Hosts National Summit on Sexual Assault in July

Participants from more than 50 institutions across the United States will be converging on Hanover July 13-15 for the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault, focused on making college campuses safer.

“Dartmouth is committed to being a leader in addressing sexual assault,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “This Summit is an important piece in continuing the conversation.”

College and university representatives attending will include prevention educators, campus-based direct service providers, investigators, Title IX coordinators, adjudicators, researchers, campus legal counsel, and student affairs staff.

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

‘Moving Dartmouth Forward’ Seeks Summer Students’ Ideas

The Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward, formed by President Phil Hanlon ’77 to make recommendations for combating the root causes of extreme behavior, is making a push to gather ideas from students who are just beginning their summer term.

The chair of the committee, Professor of English Barbara Will, will hold open office hours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in Sanborn 215, to hear ideas about how Dartmouth should address sexual assault, high-risk drinking, and lack of inclusivity.

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

‘Moving Dartmouth Forward’ Committee Gathers Ideas

The Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward, formed by President Phil Hanlon ’77 to make recommendations for combating the root causes of extreme behavior, is in the midst of an intensive effort to gather ideas from Dartmouth students, faculty, and alumni. The chair of the committee, Professor of English Barbara Will, says participation from all groups has exceeded her expectations since the work started on May 5. She called the work of gathering ideas “critical.” “If we want to be effective in this process, we have to get as many people involved as possible,” she says.

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Hanlon Announces Presidential Steering Committee Members

Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon ’77 today announced the membership of the Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward. The Steering Committee is tasked with making recommendations that will combat the root causes of extreme behavior in the critical areas of sexual assault and high-risk drinking, and will also seek to foster more inclusivity on campus.

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