The University of Iowa Anti-Violence Coalition (AVC) is a multidisciplinary team focused on ensuring a coordinated community response to prevention and intervention of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Campus Education Subcommittee (CES) was created in the spring of 2011 as a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

The CES engages in multidisciplinary collaboration to advance comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education strategies to end interpersonal violence in the campus community.

For more information, please contact committee chairs Martha Pierce or Tanya Villhauer.


These goals will guide the CES for the next two years. A percentage of CES time will be focused on the identified goals and a percentage (not yet determined) will be directed to other projects as needed to align with UI Anti-violence Coalition priorities.

Goal #1: Define a model for comprehensive prevention education strategy 

  • Convene working group to review/edit draft 
    • review literature and compliance obligations 
  • CES input 
  • AVC input 
  • Identify and involve other stakeholders (i.e. faculty and students) for input/buy in 
  • Working group to revise 
  • Submit to CES and AVC for approval

Goal #2: Make recommendations for prevention education based on campus data 

  • Gather results from campus readiness assessment, climate survey, education and training database, incident trends (demographics, location, subpopulations), National College Health Assessment data. 
  • Compare and identify gaps among campus-specific data, comprehensive model, and current activities 
  • Write a white paper to share findings and make recommendations

Goal #3: Implement consistent assessment of outcomes resulting from education activities 

  • Determine program-specific outcomes for standardized programs/activities 
  • Define assessment methods 
  • Pilot assessment methods 
  • Interpret and report results among education providers to promote continuous improvement 

Goal #4: Develop a website to connect the campus community to educational resources 

  • Select a preferred web location 
  • Identify the technical/design/financial resources for creating the site 
  • Devise plan/owner(s) for site maintenance 
  • Establish a menu of current programs and content 
  • Agree on what information about programs and content should be shared and for what purpose 
  • Create an online form for requesting a workshop or campaign materials 
  • Identify existing resources indicating best practices and other websites currently being implemented at other institutions 
  • Develop additional resources indicating best practices 
  • Post resources indicating best practices

Members during 2021-22 include: