ATIXA Member Newsletter
February 13th, 2014
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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.
2014 ATIXA Membership Drive
ATIXA membership is on sale! From February 1st to April 30th, 2014, all levels of ATIXA memberships are 50% off! Be sure to take advantage of this great offer and before April 30th! Click here to learn more about the great membership benefits available from ATIXA, information on purchasing your membership and how to download our registration form to pay by mail.
Save the Date for the September 2014 Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training & Certification Courses
ATIXA is excited to announce its second regional training event for 2014. Once again, your campus/school will have the opportunity to train your Coordinator and Investigators in the same location! You will be able to draw on the knowledge of a faculty of the foremost experts, as well as network with fellow Title IX officers and investigators. Registration opening soon!
Join ATIXA for one of our five concurrent training courses in Phoenix this fall!
Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification:
- Four-day Comprehensive - September 16th-19th, 2014
- Two-day Advanced - September 17th & 18th, 2014
Investigator Training & Certification:
- Four-day Comprehensive - September 16th-19th, 2014
- Two-day Introductory - September 16th & 17th, 2014
- Two-day Advanced - September 18th & 19th, 2014
Save the date and make plans to join us! More information and training details coming soon. For additional information on our upcoming training and certification courses, visit our Regional Events page.
ATIXA Tip of the Week
Appeals and the 60-Day Goal
Tip of the Week authored by Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., ATIXA Executive Director
A member of the Program Legal Team at the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced that FAQs on the April 4th, 2011 Title IX Dear Colleague Letter will be forthcoming from OCR as a significant guidance document. Also provided was clarification that the FAQs will exempt appeals from the 60-day resolution window set out by the DCL. What does this mean for your campus/school as you refine your policies and procedures? Read more here.
Annoucing the 2014 Whitepaper: Equity is Such a Lonely Word
Co-published by The NCHERM Group and ATIXA, this Whitepaper will be a practical guide to realizing full equity. We may give lip service on our campuses to being communities of inclusion, diversity and social justice, but without real equity, we don't walk our talk.
Join ATIXA for Title IX Investigator Certification & Training Opportunities
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Title IX Investigator Introductory Trainings
March 6th & 7th, 2014
Hosted by Waubonsee Community College
Sugar Grove, IL
Registration deadline is Thursday, February 20th, 2014.
March 24th & 25th, 2014
Hosted by Columbus State Community College
April 24th & 25th, 2014
Co-hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering & Waukesha County Technical College
Title IX Investigator Advanced Training
May 29th & 30th, 2014
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley
Details Coming Soon!
June 5th & 6th, 2014
Co-hosted by Ozark Technical Community College & Drury University
Details Coming Soon!
Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA
The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.
See the complete Spring 2014 training schedule here.
2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA
- February 3rd, 2014: What's Different Between The NCHERM Group Model Code and Other Codes?
Recording Now Available
- March 10th, 2014: Hosting Minors on Campus: What You Need to Know
Registration deadline is Thursday, March 6th.
- March 14th, 2014: Model Code Walk Through: Policy
Registration deadline is
Wednesday, March 12th.
- March 19th, 2014: Fighting Mid-Semester Burnout and Stress
Registration deadline is Monday, March 17th.
- April 8th, 2014: Title IX and BITs
Registration deadline is Friday, April 4th.
- April 18th, 2014: Model Code Walk Through: Procedures
Registration deadline is Wedensday, April 16th.
Recordings now available for 2013 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA.
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The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells us we must train all of our employees on reporting responsibilities. How are we supposed to do that? ATIXA has developed an online, comprehensive training tool designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Click here to learn more about this new training opportunity from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group. Considering this training for your campus? Ask us about how you can preview this resource for free!
Use this Valuable Resource to Develop Your 2014 Training Curriculum
If you are wondering what you are required to train on, you could pour over all the OCR Dear Colleague Letters and Guidance on Title IX, read the Campus SaVE Act, digest the latest OCR decision letters from campuses that have been investigated, and compile all of that into a handy chart.� Or, you could let the experts from ATIXA do it for you. This checklist offers detailed and timely guidance to answer all of your questions.
Developed by our team of experts led by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D, this chart is an invaluable resource addressing frequency, audience, content, type timing and dosage, for all training, prevention, education, awareness and policy mandates and recommendations related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. ATIXA’s Title IX/SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist is a life-saver and time-saver that distills all the new and existing requirements into a single, detailed and copiously researched chart that will help institutions examine current policies and procedures and develop a comprehensive training plan for faculty, staff and students. We know how valuable this tool is for your campus.
Non-members can purchase the ATIXA Title IX/SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist directly from ATIXA for $249. This cost includes the 11” x 17” one-page, laminated poster, shipped directly to your campus and an electronic copy of the poster that can be distributed to relevant campus officials.
For more details on the checklist, information on purchasing this valuable resource online or to print your order form, visit our website here.
Contact Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs at Marianne@atixa.org for additional information on the Title IX/SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist and how you can have this valuable resource for your campus/school.
The NCHERM Group and ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students, and Employees
The NCHERM Group�and ATIXA have 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. Visit our�website�to learn more. Ask ATIXA about how you can preview this resource for free!
Complying with the Campus SaVE Act
By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This act is now law, with enforcement expected to kick in a year from now. Start planning now, because there is a lot to this new law. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments. While amendments before asked us to disclose existing policies, they largely did not require us to create new policies except for the set of amendments contained in the 1992 Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights. Now, those disclosures and rights have been largely eclipsed by the SaVE amendments, which will require us to develop significant new policy language, much of the content of which is prescribed by the SaVE Act.
We have a shortcut to SaVE you time. We have created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements (at least as best we can decipher them before regulations are issued). It's eight pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387. Please note that our template only includes the new ASR required disclosures, not all updates that were made by SaVE, such as those involving hate crimes statistics and hate crime categories.
ATIXA members receive a 15% discount off the price of Campus SaVE Act Model Language Template. Contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, for more information!
Click here for the official press release.
Medill Report Chicago - Lawsuit against Northwestern University for Alleged Mishandling of Sexual Assault Highlights Lapse in Title IX Obligations
Inside Higher Ed - UConn to Add Resources to Deal With Sexual Violence
The Chicago Maroon - University Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault Policy
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Colleges Are Reminded of Federal Eye on Handling of Sexual-Assault Cases
Title IX Blog
An Interdisciplinary Resource For News, Legal Developments, Commentary and Scholarship About Title IX
By Founders & Contributors Erin Buzuvis, Professor of Law, Western New England University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member and Kristine Newhall, Ph.D., Women's Studies
This Week's Blog Post:
Director and Title IX Officer, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - University of California, Santa Cruz
Equity Officer, Title IX - Saint Louis University
Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Wesleyan University
EEO Compliant Investigator - East Carolina University
Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer - Washington State University
Director of Institutional Equity�-�Kansas State University, Office of Affirmative Action
Title IX Coordinator/Clery Act Compliance Officer�-�Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)
Title IX Coordinator - Gonzaga University (Washington)
Senior Program Coordinator�- The NCHERM Group (Pennsylvania)
Assistant Director, Title IX Compliance - Point Park University (Pennsylvania)
Prevention Coordinator - Columbia University, Sexual Violence Response (SVR) (New York)
Associate Director, Office of Equity & Equal Opportunity - Miami University (Ohio)
Title IX & Compliance Coordinator, Human Resources - South Dakota State University (South Dakota) (Position Description)
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