About the Program:
Responding to Bias & Civil Rights Complaints
In our morning workshop, we will explore effective responses to civil rights complaints and bias incidents that arise on your campus. We’ll cover the range of federal and state laws that govern discrimination claims, improve your understanding of what is required to rise to the level of a civil rights violation under the law, and discuss best practices for policies and procedures to have in place. We’ll also outline effective response strategies when complaints are made, including key tips and guidance in conducting and overseeing effective investigations.
Hot Topics and Trends in Higher Education Law
During this informal lunch discussion, we will cover key hot topics in higher education law this fall, including:
- Title IX rule-making
- Recent court decisions on student mental health
- Important updates regarding international students and other immigration issues
- Free speech issues
- Affirmative action in college admissions
Leveraging Electronic Student Records
This afternoon workshop will help you feel confident with best practices in electronic student records. As technology proliferates, sometimes it is easy to get a little confused about how these new systems interact with FERPA and other laws and regulations around student records. We’ll help you think about the range of technologies that you need to consider when devising strong policies and procedures, help you strategize about appropriate information sharing around campus, and cover best practices in documenting your interactions with students (and families!).