ATIXA Newsletter
February 14, 2019
One-Day Reopening of Comments to the OCR's Rulemaking Portal

The U.S. Department of Education has reopened the comment period for the Department's proposed regulations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

During the 62-day comment period, which closed on January 30, 2019, the Department received more than 104,000 comments. To give the public an additional opportunity to comment-particularly anyone who may have experienced technical difficulties using the Federal eRulemaking Portal-the Department is reopening the comment period for one day on February 15, 2019.
 
As to comments not previously submitted, commenters must submit between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal ( www.regulations.gov ). Take this extended one-day only opportunity if you missed previously submitting your comments on the newly proposed regulations.
Litigation Update

U.S. Department of Education's Report Summary of Michigan State University Clery Non-Compliance
By  Anna Oppenheim, J.D. , Supervising Lead Consultant, TNG and Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D. Associate, TNG

As cases are filed, decided, or preliminary rulings of importance are reached, ATIXA summarizes them for its Members in  digest form .
Resource Spotlight

I Ask How to Teach Consent Early , a resource from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, provides a Palm Card and Handout which  instructs parents and educa tors on how to  model consent with children in late childhood and early adolescence. Late childhood and early adolescence is a time when children get messages about relationships and consent from TV shows, movies, social media, and friends. This makes it an ideal time for parents and educators to have conversations about consent. Talking with them now will encourage open and honest communication as they mature and enter their first relationships. 

Click here for the Palm Card and click here for the Handout.
Join  us in Minneapolis for Title IX Hearing Officer Training!

All over the country, more than 200 lawsuits have attacked the decisions of college panels in sexual misconduct allegations, and many of those decisions are weak and susceptible to challenge in the courts. This training is designed to shore up that weakness so that your decisions are sound, supportable, and much harder to challenge in court.

Additionally, the Office of Civil Rights newly proposed regulations would require Institutions to hold live hearings to resolve every allegation of sexual misconduct. The new rules also mandate that Institutions provide "advisors" to students in these hearings, who may or may not be lawyers; but are mandated by OCR to engage in direct cross-examination of the parties. Our newly created Title IX Hearing Officer Training & Certification addresses this and much more.
 
Dates : Thursday, June 6th & Friday, June 7th, 2019

Register today by clicking  here.  

Contact our Team
For additional questions or information, contact our team at  minneapolis@atixa.org .

Member Library New Resources

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Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
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
Title IX Hearing Officer Training & Certification Course
Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, ATIXA is currently collecting  Requests for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2019 calendar year. 

For more information on our CCC Program , see our FAQs  or consult with our CCC Team .
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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

See all recent Blog Posts  here .
Jobs

Visit the ATIXA Job Board for a complete list of current employment opportunities. 

New this Week

Membership Sales Associate - The NCHERM Group/ATIXA
Director of Client Relations - The NCHERM Group/ATIXA
Title IX Investigator/Prevention Specialist - St. Mary's College of Maryland
Supportive Measures Specialist - Utah State University
Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP) Coordinator - University of Connecticut Women's Center
Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity - College of Southern Nevada

Submit your open position to ATIXA, free of charge. Please send all relevant information, including a link to the job post, to  info@atixa.org.
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