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ATIXA Newsletter

May 30th, 2013


The ATIXA Newsletter

In ATIXA's monthly newsletter, we share a Tip of the Week, spotlight organization news and share our upcoming events. In addition, ATIXA brings you information relevant to the field of education and Title IX, with article updates and announcements directing you to relevant content. If you like the newsletter, we hope you will join ATIXA so that you can receive the weekly version of this great resource.


Announcing the Release of the ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model

The ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students and Employees

ATIXA has developed an approach called the One Policy, One Process Model, permitting�all discrimination complaints (age, race, sex, gender, nationality, etc.) to be resolved using one institution-wide policy, and one stand-alone resolution process, applied to all complaints involving faculty, students and staff. It harnesses the existing resources of many departments to minimize the need for added staff and expense. It is not only Title IX compliant; it serves the best practices of the civil rights approach with an emphasis on meaningful remedies, social justice, victim empowerment and advocacy, comprehensive investigation and prompt, humane, non-adversarial resolution of everything from bias incidents to stalking, to rape and intimate partner violence. This 26-page document is intended to help campuses to be compliant with Title IX and all other forms of civil rights laws and relevant grievance processes.

To learn more about our model, receive information on purchasing and to discuss additional Implementation Assistance packages, please contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, at marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


ATIXA Tip of the Week

This Tip of the Week represents the third in a multi-part series dedicated to the University of Montana’s Resolution Agreement with both OCR and DOJ released on May 9, 2013.


Part 3: Mandatory Reporting and the University of Montana Resolution Agreement
Authored by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Associate Executive Director, ATIXA

One of the most common questions we continue to receive pertains to mandatory reporting under Title IX by “responsible employees”.� The University of Montana’s Resolution Agreement with OCR and DOJ addresses this subject head-on, providing clear direction for other schools to follow. Learn more about what the Resolution Agreement says about reporting incidents of sex discrimination on your campus by reading our full Tip of the Week.


Resource Spotlight

Who Is a Mandated Reporter, Of What? - Getting Some Clarity

Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., Executive Director, ATIXA

One of the most frequent questions we receive at ATIXA is about the sexual misconduct reporting responsibilities of campus employees, especially faculty members.� The question is complicated by the fact that three federal laws each impact this duty differently. This week's featured resource examines reporting under the Clery Act, Title VII and Title IX and offers guidelines for employees of colleges and universities.


Join ATIXA in Napa at the 2nd Annual National Conference

Register today for the August 4th-6th ATIXA National Conference! Visit our conference website for additional information, including this year's Keynote and Featured speakers, registration and logistics, and tips for your travel to California this summer. If you need additional information on planning for your trip or have questions about the conference, please contact Marianne Price, Conference Coordinator, at marianne@atixa.org. Visit the conference hotel, the Embassy Suites Napa Valley, here.


Advanced Training & Certification Opportunities Available for Your Campus Title IX Coordinators and Investigators

September 19th - 22nd, 2013
Alexandria, VA

Join ATIXA for addtional training opportunities for 2013, offering both Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Investigator certification courses. Expanding beyond our popular two-day trainings with an advanced course for experienced investigators and/or those who have attended our two-day investigator trainings previously, ATIXA will continue offering a comprehensive four-day Title IX Investigator Training & Certification Course. This event, available as a two-day introductory course, a two-day advanced course, or both, will run concurrently with our Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course. In addition, ATIXA will now be offering the new Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course. For additional information and questions on this training event, please contact Marianne Price at marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


Webinar Recording Now Available

The New DCL and Retaliation: A Rapid Response Webinar on What It Means for K-12 & Higher Education

Originally presented May 22nd by W. Scott Lewis, J.D. & Saundra K. Schuster, Esq.

Cost is $249.99. All ATIXA members receive a 15% discount.

On April 24th, 2013, the U.S. Dept. of Ed., Office for Civil Rights sent a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) reminding educational institutions (both K-12 and higher education) that Title IX strictly prohibits retaliation against an individual who engages in complaining, reporting, testifying or participating in an investigation or procedure related to behavior that would constitute a violation of Title IX. Click here to learn more about this webinar and how to purchase a recording for your campus.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Title IX Investigator Trainings

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
June 12-13, 2013
The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
June 17-18, 2013
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
June 26-27, 2013
Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
July 25-26, 2013
Willamette University, Salem, OR

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
August 13-14, 2013
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
September 12-13, 2013
Ozarks Technical Community College & Drury University, Springfield, MO

Title IX Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Course
October 10-11, 2013

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

ATIXA Title IX Investigator Two-Day Introductory Training & Certification Course
September 19-20, 2013
Alexandria, VA

ATIXA Title IX Investigator Two-Day Advanced Training & Certification Course
September 21-22, 2013
Alexandria, VA

ATIXA Title IX Investigator Four-Day Training & Certification Course
September 19-22, 2013
Alexandria, VA

Title IX Coordinator Trainings

ATIXA Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Training & Certification Course
September 19-22, 2013
Alexandria, VA

ATIXA Advanced Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course
September 20-21, 2013
Alexandria, VA


The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model Training

June 6-7, 2013

Concordia University, Mequon, WI

ATIXA Annual Conference
August 4-6, 2013
Napa, CA

Additional Training Opportunities

Advanced Clery Act Training Class, Presented by D. Stafford & Associates

June 4-7, 2013

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA

Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies,

Presented by D. Stafford & Associates

July 9-11, 2013

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class, Presented by D. Stafford & Associates

November 4-7, 2013

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


Featured Topic for the Title IX Webstream Series

The Global Human Dignity Resolution Model

Purchase this month's featured topic, The Global Human Dignity Resolution Model, presented by Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., as a professional development tool for your Title IX team. Click here to learn more about the ATIXA Title IX Webstream Series, co-sponsored by The NCHERM Group, LLC. To order the May 2013 featured topic,visit our website here.


Relevant Articles

Huffington Post - Sexual Assaults Mishandled At Dartmouth, Swarthmore, USC, Complaints Say

US News - Yale Fined $165,000 for Failing to Report Sexual Crimes

Title IX Blog - Student Note Addresses Transgender Inclusion in College Fraternities

CUPA-HR - Professor Loses “Regarded as Disabled” ADA Claim



Rape Prevention Education Coordinator - North Carolina Central University

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Campus Investigator and Consultant - Carleton College

Associate Title IX Coordinator - Washington University in St. Louis

Visit the ATIXA Job Board to learn more about these postings.

Submit your open position to ATIXA. Please send all relevant information, including a link to your job post, to marianne@atixa.org. All positions will be featured on our website and weekly member newsletter.


Join ATIXA today at www.atixa.org.

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