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ATIXA Newsletter

July 11th, 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.


Join us for the 2nd Annual National Conference

August 4th-6th, 2013

Embassy Suites Napa Valley, Napa, California

2nd Annual ATIXA National Conference

For additional information on our upcoming conference, visit ATIXA at our conference website.

Planning your Napa Valley Trip

Register online here. For payment by cheque, please complete the Conference Registration Form. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.

Featured Speaker Sessions

Faculty Members' Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX

Erin Buzuviz, J.D., Western New England University


This presentation will explore the ways in which Title IX affects college and university faculty, as a source of employment rights as well as responsibilities to prevent and address sex discrimination students experience in the classroom and in other facets of college life. Equal pay, tenure, STEM, sexual assault prevention, and the recent federal litigation in Emeldi v. University of Oregon (finding actionable a grad student's claim of retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in her department) and other related aspects of Title IX will all be addressed.   

Discussing Compliance Issues with University Governing Boards: Lessons Learned from the Penn State Experience

Patrick T. O'Rourke, J.D., University of Colorado, Office of University Counsel

Within institutions of higher education, the administration is responsible for many day-to-day compliance functions, including compliance with Title IX. Beyond the day-to-day activities, however, the governing board of an institution of higher education is responsible for exercising oversight and ensuring that the institution is meeting its legal mandates. Governing boards also approve the institution’s budget and have the ability to direct resources to where they are most needed, but that only occurs when the governing board is well informed about its obligations and areas of risk. Using Penn State’s experience and the Freeh Group’s recommendations, this session will describe the role and functions of governing board, examine the governing board’s duties and obligations, and provide strategies for addressing compliance gaps.

For the most up to date list of concurrent program sessions, click here.

Conference Registration

Registration fee includes lunch each day, as well as a Sunday evening reception. The hotel will provide complimentary breakfast each day and a daily evening drink reception at no charge to ATIXA attendees. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients.

Individual ATIXA Member $369
Individual Non-ATIXA Member $419
Group of Three- ATIXA Member $869
Group of Three- Non-ATIXA Member $1019


Resource Spotlight

Gender Inequity Among the Gender Equity Enforcers

by Peter Wood, National Association of Scholars, published June 12, 2013

The National Association of Scholars (NAS), collected data from a random sample of 52 colleges and universities across the country to study the gender makeup among Title IX Coordinators. To learn more about the Association's findings, click here. To read an analysis of the study, click here.



Tip of the Week


Gender Inequity Among the Gender Equity Enforcers
Authored by Marianne Price, M.S., Director of Educational Programs, ATIXA

On June 12th, the National Association of Scholars (NAS) released a research study in response to the question, “What is the racial/gender makeup of the campus student-conduct offices regulating [campus sexual harassment]?” This question stems from the recent University of Montana Resolution agreement from the Office of Civil Rights. If the rules from the resolution agreement are truly to be a “blueprint” for colleges and universities, then who are the persons we entrust with such great power in procedural protection and where are they located on your campus? Are these persons representative of your student body and employee population?

Click here to read this week's full Tip.




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

An informational website is now available for the ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model. Visit our website for a model overview, information on cost and licensure, payment, FAQs and implementation assistance pakages. All ATIXA Members receive a 15% discount on the purchase of the Model. 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. Please contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, at marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858 for any questions or additional information.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Title IX Investigator Trainings

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

K-12 Title IX Coordiantor and Administrator Training and Certification Course

October 16, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA


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

Additional Training Opportunities

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


Relevant Articles

The Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of North Carolina faces 3rd federal inquiry into sex-assault complaints

The Moderate Voice: Edith Green mother of Title IX and abundance of higher ed firsts

Fredericksburg.com: Do schools play fair with girls sports?

Bloomberg News: Saint Joseph’s University sued for bias by accused rapist

ESPNW: Nine for IX



Title IX Coordinator - Occidental College

Title IX Investigator - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Complaint Investigator - University of Southern California

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.



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