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AES sessions are an opportunity for creative sanctioning that will help the student to learn more about the issue at hand. Each AES session will run once a quarter even if there is only one student who has been assigned to the session. Interpreting services are the student's responsibility. There will be a two week deadline in conduct letters for the student to make contact with the facilitator. Each AES session will include a pre-test and post-test that will be used to improve the program.



Consent & Respect - Darci Lane-Williams, facilitator 5-7464

•  Six sessions @ 1.5 hours each

•  Attendees are those males who have committed ANY inappropriate physical, mental, emotional, or sexual actions towards women

•  Theoretical framework based on Social Norms concepts


Relationships and Boundaries - Darci Lane-Williams, facilitators 5-7464

   4 sessions @ 1 hour each

   Topics covered will include: elements of healthy relationships, warning signs of abusive relationships, risk-reduction training, and assertiveness techniques.

Handling Difficult Emotions - Counseling Center, 5-2261

•  Two sessions @ 50 minutes each per person - 1 to 1 with facilitator

•  Session One: examine judicial incident & past behavior, temperament, value system and life circumstances. A main issue or concern will be identified

•  Session Two: explores the issue or concern and identifies the best options for effective decision making

•  Tenets of Anger Management from "Anger the Misunderstood Emotion" by Karen Tavris and the Stress Management Model by John Cabot-Zin are used


Positive Conflict Management- Joe Johnston, facilitator 5-7668

•  A 3 hour course designed to give students a better understanding of the nature of conflict on campus

•  Various approaches for responding to conflict and strategies for utilizing more positive techniques

•  Special attention will be placed on identifying each participant's own tendencies for conflict management.

•  Participants will engage in self-reflection, informal discussion, journal writing and research

•  Appropriate referrals would be students found responsible for violating policy as a direct result of an interpersonal conflict. (i.e. harassment, terms of occupancy, failure to comply etc.)


Ethical Decision Making - Rob Eckhardt, facilitator 5-2894

•  Four sessions @ 1.5 hours per session

•  Designed to help students to have a greater understanding of the role ethics play in college life

•  Theoretical framework based on Kitchner's Ethical Principles and includes lecture, group discussion, and personal reflection


Playing Well in the Digital Sandbox - Donna Cullen, facilitator 5-2970
•  The proper use of RIT computer and network resources is the topic of this seminar

•  Students learn how RIT's acceptable use, privacy, harassment, and other policies provide both privilege and responsibility

•  The basics of laws - including copyright, FERPA, DMCA -  which protect and restrict use of resources are discussed

•  Some of the techniques a student can use to protect information are presented

•  Guidelines for acceptable use associated with peer to peer (P2P) file sharing and the potential sanctions that can be imposed through claims of a copyright holder are reviewed.

Civility - Donna Rubin, facilitator 5-6402

   The Civility AES program provides an opportunity for each participant to explore behaviors which are considered to be rude, disrespectful or inappropriate in the RIT community. These behaviors will be reviewed both in terms of consequences to oneself and impact on others. Developing alternative behaviors and more acceptable responses will be explored.
   The Civility AES program is made up of a minimum of 3 individual meetings; it is intended to be an educational and non-punitive intervention.   The meetings will be arranged according to your schedule, once a week for 3 weeks.

   The content of the meetings is confidential; the only information shared with the Center for Student Conduct & Conflict Management Services is attendance at sessions.

   There may be required readings which will be assigned and discussed.