SU Faculty Petition…

Faculty Support for #BringBackTheAC…

As members of the Syracuse University community, we want to voice our serious concern over the sudden closing of the Advocacy Center, a valuable resource we believe is essential in building a safer campus for all members of the SU community. To suggest that the work of the Advocacy Center will now be folded into the Counseling Center shows a lack of knowledge about sexual and relationship violence on the SU campus.

We are deeply concerned about the manner in which this decision was implemented at a time when most members of the SU community are away for the summer. We strongly believe that such changes, which impact the safety of our community, should involve input from students, faculty and staff across campus.

Since the decision was first announced, there have been 5715 signatories to the student petition on this matter, a clear indication of the need for the input of various campus constituencies. We ask that all changes to Student Affairs Sexual Violence Support Services, as indicated in the May 30th “Changes II” memorandum, be postponed until the after the following can occur:

1) The completion of a campus climate survey, as recommended by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and currently scheduled for Fall 2014 on our campus.
(http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/report_0.pdf)

2) Opportunities are clearly presented for campus-wide dialogue with students, faculty and staff when they are all physically present on campus.

3) A thorough analysis of the methodological approaches to care for victims of sexual assault and relationship violence that are utilized by the Advocacy Center and the Counseling Center. The difference in approaches to care is particularly crucial to support students from diverse backgrounds, utilizing a non-U.S. centric model. This includes students who in the event of an assault, would rarely, if ever, reach out to a mental health intervention/resource.
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Linda Carty, Associate Professor, African American Studies
John Burdick, Professor and Chair, Anthropology, Maxwell School
Sari Biklen, Professor Emeritus, School of Education
Barbara Appelbaum, Chair and Associate Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education, School of Education
Micere Gitae Mugo, Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, African American Studies
Kwame Dixon, Assistant Professor, African American Studies
Herbert Ruffin II, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Romita Ray, Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories
Himika Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor, Geography, Maxwell School
Kristy Buzard, Assistant Professor, Economics, Maxwell School
Vivian May, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Margaret Thompson, Professor, History, Maxwell School
Minnie Bruce Pratt, Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies & Writing and Rhetoric
Eileen Schell, Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric
Donald Mitchell, Distinguished Professor, Geography, Maxwell School
Erin Rand, Assistant Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, VPA
Cecelia Green, Associate Professor, Sociology, Maxwell School
Beth Ferri, Professor, Teaching and Leadership, School of Education
Lori Brown, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Sekou Cooke, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Gail Hamner, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Religion
George Theoharis, Associate Dean and Chair, Teaching and Leadership, School of Education
Yutaka Sho, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories
Cathy Engstrom, Chair and Associate Professor, Higher Education
Kathleen A Hinchman, Professor, Reading and Language Arts, School of Education
Carol Fadda-Conrey, Associate Professor, English
Dalia Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education
Susannah Saylor, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Francisco Sanin, Professor, School of Architecture
Susan Henderson, Professor, School of Architecture
Dana Olwan, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Tod Rutherford, Professor and Chair, Geography, Maxwell School
Matt Huber, Assistant Professor, Geography, Maxwell School
Kheli Willetts, Professor of Practice & Director of CFAC, African American Studies
Renate Simson, Professor, African American Studies
Dawn R Johnson, Associate Professor of Higher Education, School of Education
Vincent William Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Religion
Pedro di Pietro, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Kishi Animashaun Ducre, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Edward Morris, Adjunct Professor, Transmedia, VPA
Roger Hallas, Professor, English & Director, LGBT Studies Program
Stephan Mahan, Director, Photography and Literacy (PAL) Project
Karen E. Kirkhart, Professor, Social Work, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Anne Demo, Associate Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, VPA
Bradford J. Vivian, Associate Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, VPA
Amy Kallander, Associate Professor, History, Maxwell School
Horace Campbell, Professor, African American Studies
Carol Barbiracki, Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories
Paula Johnson, Professor, College of Law
Janis McDonald, Professor, College of Law
Anne C. Bellows, Professor, Food Studies, David B. Falk College

 

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