Sexual Misconduct Institute
ASCA is taking the Sexual Misconduct Institute (SMI) on the road! After receiving great reviews from program participants last November and, most recently, in July, we want to bring SMI to a campus near you. There is a growing need for this training, and we want to make it more available around the country by partnering campuses to host the SMI program for their state or regional colleagues to get trained.
We invite proposals for campus partners to host the Sexual Misconduct Institute. Hosting the institute allows you to highlight your campus and its work. If you are interested in submitted at proposal, please refer to our SMI-RFP. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
The SMI program was designed by ASCA members who are actively engaged in Title IX work on their campuses and are recognized experts in the field of student conduct. The institute goes beyond basic compliance and understanding of legal requirements to a trauma informed approach and investigations that are informed by cultural competence. As a practitioner led institute, SMI seeks to increase the capacity of those who work with sexual misconduct cases on their campuses.
Throughout the four days, the curriculum shifts from a theoretical framework to practicing skills such as how to determine what questions to ask, how to write reports including solid rationale, and how to evaluate information obtained in your investigation. With a balance of presentation and practice, the SMI training provides plenty of opportunity for participants to deeply engage with the content as well as build their skills through the competency-based format. This institute is ideal for student conduct administrators, Title IX coordinators, investigators, student conduct hearing committee members, human resource staff, and campus partners who work with Title IX on their campuses.
If you have any questions, please contact the ASCA Central Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.