ATIXA Member Newsletter
August 15th, 2013
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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.
Are Your Campus Policies and Procedures Title IX Compliant?
You've worked diligently to update campus policies and procedures since April of 2011, to be sure that your campus is meeting the mandates of Title IX. But, Title IX compliance is a moving target. There have been three additional Dear Colleague Letters since then, as well as six OCR-publicized campus compliance reviews. If you want to be sure your policies and procedures are compliant with all of the regulatory documents, our Title IX Policy and Procedure Review Service is the cost-effective reassurance you need. Our reviews can be turned around in just two weeks and provide you with a "redline" commentary on your documents from the experts at The NCHERM Group. Our consultants have not only authored model policies to address discrimination under Title IX, but policies and procedures we have written for colleges and universities have repeatedly passed muster when reviewed by OCR. Maybe your campus uses our model, but do the changes you've made to our templates still meet the mandates of the law? We know what to look for, and we'll make sure your policies and procedures don't miss a thing. Call today for details.
Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training and Certification Courses
September 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia
Registration ends Friday, September 6th!
Train your Coordinator and your Investigators in one location at the same time. 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. For additional information on our upcoming training and certification courses, visit our Regional Events page.
Have You Received Your Advanced Title IX Coordinator Certification Yet?
Advanced Coordinator Training & Certification Course
September 20th-21st, 2013
In September, ATIXA will be offering its first two-day Advanced Coordinator Training & Certification Course. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced coordinators and deputies, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Administrator four-day Certification Course (not a prerequisite). Participants will be able to draw on the knowledge of the expert faculty, apply skills with practical exercises and network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators.
Additional Training Opportunities
Comprehensive Coordinator Training & Certification Course
September 19th-22nd, 2013
ATIXA will be offering its four-day Title IX Coordinator training designed for those working in Title IX-related roles. You will be able to draw knowledge from a large pool of expert faculty, as well as network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators from across the country.
Comprehensive Investigator Training & Certification Course
September 19th-22nd, 2013
Keeping with its new model, ATIXA will be offering a comprehensive four-day Civil Rights/Title IX Investigation Training, 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.
Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course
September 19th-20th, 2013
Designed for new Title IX investigators or those who have had limited training in investigations, this two-day introductory training will provide attendees a basic foundation for Title IX and civil rights investigative processes.
Advanced Investigator Training & Certification Course
September 21st-22nd, 2013
ATIXA will also be offering a two-day Advanced Investigator Training & Certification Course. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced investigators and administrators, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Comprehensive Investigator Training & Certification Course (not a prerequisite).
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
Registration rates include complimentary breakfast, mid-morning coffee and tea service, and afternoon snack to all attendees. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients.
Contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, for the registration form and information on payment by cheque.
Sexual Misconduct Critical Issues Training for Boards
Four 60-minute modules. $599.99 for all 4 modules, $249.99 per individual module. Presented by Brett Sokolow, Scott Lewis, Saundra Schuster and John Wesley Lowery.
Whether you have a conduct board, administrative hearing model, or use a separate board for sexual misconduct, we all have a major task ahead of us this fall to comply with the 2011 OCR Title IX Dear Colleague Letter by training on sexual misconduct and on our newly revised campus policies and procedures. These 4 training modules focus on best practices and general competencies for all campuses, rather than on procedures that vary from campus-to-campus.
- Module 1: Hearing Board Competencies
- Module 2: Title IX-Based Competencies
- Module 3: NCHERM Policy Analytic
- Module 4: Path to Good Decision-Making
For more information on purchasing these modules, click here or contact ATIXA at email@example.com. To see a full list of webstream trainings offered by ATIXA, visit ATIXA Webinars.
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.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Title IX Investigator Trainings
September 12-13, 2013
Ozarks Technical Community College & Drury University, Springfield, MO
October 10-11, 2013
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
K-12 Title IX Coordinator Trainings
October 16, 2013
Additional Training Opportunities
Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class, Presented by D. Stafford & Associates
November 4-7, 2013
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education
by Futures Without Violence and the AVON Foundation for Women, published in 2012
While legal requirements shape how campuses address gender-based violence, this document goes beyond the legal requirements and points the way to systems, practices and policies for leadership in prevention and response. It addresses intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual misconduct, recognizing that institutions may choose to have separate or integrated policies regarding these offenses. Although many campus policies, as well as the Dear Colleague Letter, address only sexual misconduct explicitly, intimate personal violence and stalking also contribute to an environment hostile to women and are often interrelated
Tip of the Week
When investigating a case of sexual harassment, what are the main goals of questioning the parties and any witnesses?
Authored by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Associate Executive Director, ATIXA
This question is too often answered simply and inadequately with “to learn the truth of what happened.”� Learning what happened is, indeed, one of the goals, but the following list digs a little deeper.
Inside Higher Ed: Going on offense with Title IX
MSNBC: The fight to end sexual assaults on college campuses
Auto Straddle: Know Your IX wants sexual assault survivors to know they deserve better from their schools
Argus Leader: Sioux Falls explores more girls sports
Unit Assistant Director Student Resolution Center/Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Title IX Investigator - Texas Tech University
Director of EEO/AA & Title IX Coordinator - Colorado State University-Pueblo
Director of the Center for Gender and Relationships - Warren Wilson College (Position Description)
EEO Complaint Investigator – East Carolina University
Title IX Coordinator - Occidental College
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Campus Investigator and Consultant - Carleton College
Associate Title IX Coordinator - Washington University in St. Louis (Position Description)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All positions will be featured on our website and weekly member newsletter.