Detail will be on the attached file. GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAVANT PROGRAM: http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/savant.html You can start by visiting the Office for Women’s Affairs website at http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/
Subject: X100 Business Consulting Project
The Savant Peer Educator Program is part of the Office for Women’s Affairs Empowerment Project. Savant peer educators are a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, who have been trained by faculty and community experts to raise awareness about empowerment, gender equity, ethical living, and social justice. Savants strive to equip their peers with the knowledge of recognizing, intervening in, and preventing incivility, relationship violence, and sexual assault, all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and unethical practices in the university community and beyond.
Using an interactive format that encourages exploration, dialogue and debate, Savant presentations emphasize the latest relevant research in ways that are accessible to students. Savant has workshops catered for Indiana University residence halls, Greek houses, student and other social organizations, and classroom settings as guest lecturers for AIs and professors.
In 2009 Savants workshops reached about 1500 students. In 2010 we reached 2500 students. However, Indiana University Bloomington has a student population of about 40000 with roughly 10000 freshman class. Our objective is to reach more students - - especially freshmen who as the research shows tend to be more vulnerable to relationship violence and sexual assault.
We want you to build a concrete plan on how best the Savant outreach project can be realized. Toward that end, we are looking for plans that will demonstrate/show:
- How should we organize and get our word out? For instance the best advertizing and marketing strategies on a tight budget. How much will your plan cost? How much time does it require? What kinds of resources does it require? This is an opportunity for you to be creative. How should we reach male and female freshmen? Greeks and especially men on campus to inform them about sexual assault and violence on campus?
- How do we get funding for this project? The Office for Women’s Affairs (OWA) is the least funded unit on campus. Develop ways to help raise funds to support the Savants (should the Savants start charging for their services? If so how much?)
- Finally, when and where are the groups under review most receptive? In dorms, classrooms, or events and at what times of the day should they be targeted?
This paper should be a 5-page double-spaced report PLUS 3 or 4 pages of graphs, charts, ads, and appendices you choose to clarify your ideas. Also include a separate title page with your name and section number and bibliographyciting your sources. You are welcome to use the Library, but Deans, real insights from real students, questionnaire results, survey data, talking with Savant peer educators etc. will yield better results. The project counts for 20 percent of the total grade in X100.
Original and Unique− Research what the Savants have done in the past to reach the freshman, Greeks and male groups to inform them about sexual assault and violence on campus. Think of ways to build on what is already being done, or to pursue a new direction. You can start by visiting the Office for Women’s Affairs website at http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/ or you can attend the upcoming OWAfest on September, 23 at Memorial Hall East from 4-6pm and interact with many of the Savant peer educators to gain some perspective of the program. This could help with your overall project. This event is highly recommended.
Concrete and Realistic−We are looking for evidence of time and energy dedicated to this project. Keep in mind the Savants are a group of students like you and have time constraints. Toward that end, see what other Big Ten campuses have done in the area of student peer educators. Simply proposing more workshops will not suffice. We are looking for a cutting-edge plan of action with each approach well thought-out and feasible. With this being a business course, make sure you do a cost/benefit analysis of your ideas to the Savants (manpower and monetary).
Clear and articulate−Make sure your paper is organized with a clear structure. It must be complete with an in-depth coverage of the subject assignment. It must have correct theoretical and technical definitions related to the subject matter.
Solution oriented−Focus on what the Savants can do at IUB. Your project ideas should be feasible initiatives that the Savants could implement campus-wide. Every day is sexual assault prevention day but April is sexual assault prevention month.
Appropriate citations− Make sure to correctly cite all your sources.
You will be graded on:
- Beyond the obvious
- Attention to Detail
- Cost (Total cost for the project should be $1,000).
GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAVANT PROGRAM: