January 10, 2019
Godmother of Title IX and ATIXA Emeritus Advisory Board Member,
Dr. Bernice "Bunny" Sandler Passes Away at 90
of the passing of Bernice Sandle
She was completely true to her principles. She was so enchanted with ATIXA's mission that she agreed to serve on the Board, and she generously donated volumes of her models, policies, and templates to help ATIXA build out our member library when we did not have the resources to pay for them.
Bunny was actually the mother of the Title IX Coordinator idea and role. It was her suggestion to add the role to the original regulations. We have an association and many of you hold your positions because of Bunny's brilliance and foresight.
Dr. Sandler is survived by her daughters, Deborah Sandler and Emily Sanders, and three grandchildren.The family plans to hold a memorial celebration in Washington, D.C., later this year.Contributions in memory of Dr. Sandler may be sent to the
National Women's Law Center
American Civil Liberties Union
featured a more detailed tribute authored collectively by Bunny's family and friends.
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As cases are filed, decided, or preliminary rulings of importance are reached, ATIXA summarizes them for its Members in
Title IX has been widely recognized as a crucial step toward gender equality in America. Yet, it remains unclear how the law actually functions, particularly how it has been used in response to gender disparities in higher education. This report provides the first systematic analysis of how Title IX has been mobilized at the postsecondary level.
Drawing on data acquired through seven Freedom of Information Act requests, we analyzed all resolved Title IX complaints filed with the Office for Civil Rights against four-year nonprofit colleges and universities from 1994 to 2014. The mobilization of Title IX has changed both in frequency and in kind during this period.
Filings started to rise after 2000 and exploded after 2009, while sexual harassment complaints nearly equaled academic and athletic filings for the first time in 2014. Private, more selective institutions as well as schools located in states with more women serving in state legislatures face a disproportionate number of complaints relative to enrollment, indicating the importance of institutional context to legal mobilization.
Only One Day Left to Register for ATIXA's OCR Regs Webinar Review Series
Are you concerned about the new proposed OCR regulations and how they will impact your work in the field of Title IX? Are you interested in learning how to interpret the often unclear and confusing language that is listed in the new regulations? How is OCR going to enforce these new changes for your institution? How should you go about implementing the hearing panel apparatuses and training requirements?
ATIXA is hosting a series of free live webinars to cover the regulations and changes coming from the OCR, including Q&A from our membership. Our first
is designed to provide our members with an overview of the regulations and substantive areas for which ATIXA will continue to stand. The second
will discuss effective commenting and proposed policy/process revisions and changes. Each webinar will be approximately 60 minutes in length. If you are unable to join us at the scheduled times, a recording will be made available to members following the webinars.
Please Complete the Two Separate Registration Forms for Webinar 1 and Webinar 2:
Webinar 1: Regulations Overview: Monday, January 14, 2019 from 4pm-5pm Eastern
Webinar 2: Effective Commenting: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 12pm-1pm Eastern
Save the Date: June 2019 Certification Event in Minneapolis
Title IX Training & Certification Courses
June 3rd - June 7th, 2019
Additional training details, event schedule, and registration rates coming mid-January!
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Training Opportunities Near You
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One
- January 16 & 17, 2019 in Whittier, CA
- February 11 & 12, 2019 in Dallas, TX
- February 27 & 28, 2019 in Boiling Springs, NC
- June 17 & 18, 2019 in Mesa, AZ
- July 10 & 11, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT
- August 6 & 7, 2019 in Scranton, PA
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two
ATIXA Sexual Harassment Case Processing & Resolution: Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Three
ATIXA Title IX Due Process: Civil Rights Investigator Training Course Level Four
ATIXA 504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course
PreK-12 Title IX Administrator Training & Certification Course
Title IX Compliance & Athletics Training & Certification Course
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