The Beyond Compliance Initiative kicked off the 2018-19 academic year by:

  • Offering course releases for the development of new undergraduate courses focusing on sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH) topics, broadly defined.
  • Offering course releases for the formation of a Faculty Learning Community focused on curriculum development for topics related to SVSH.


At a fall meeting of the working group, we established our priorities for the 2018 year:

  • Host a high-profile speaker to address SVSH on college campuses
  • Develop a set of best practices for supporting students whose faculty advisors are either placed on involuntary leave during an investigation or who have been found in violation of UC's SVSH policies
  • Design and implement a faculty SVSH training program in collaboration with the Title IX Office. The program will educate faculty leaders to act as representatives to the campus community, attending events and meetings and serving as a resource for better understanding Title IX issues and services
  • Explore the possibility of introducing a single portal for all reports of harassment and discrimination
  • Host curriculum workshops to aid faculty in introducing SVSH-themed lectures or units into preexisting classes


  • During the winter and spring 2017 quarters, Beyond Compliance held two campus events: a restorative justice community-building circle in March and an informational session about campus and systemwide policy changes, reporting obligations and options, and next steps for fostering faculty leadership on the issues in April.
  • Over the course of the academic year, the BC co-chairs met with several groups of concerned graduate students, graduate students and faculty, and faculty and Deans to hear their perspectives and explain UC policies and procedures.
  • During the summer of 2017, we submitted a multi-year funding request to CP/EVC Marlene Tromp to support an expansion of our campus programming. The recently approved request will allow us to offer competitively funded course buyouts for the development of new graduate and undergraduate classes that address topics related to SVSH issues broadly defined; help faculty include lectures and units on issues of SVSH in preexisting courses; create faculty reading groups to raise awareness of the problems of and solutions for SVSH in society; and promote new educational efforts that privilege the voices of graduate and undergraduate students who have experienced sexual violence or sexual harassment