ATIXA Newsletter
April 12, 2018
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In ATIXA's quarterly newsletter, we include ATIXA-developed content, share resources, spotlight association 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.
Now Open: The 2018 ATIXA Annual Conference

The 2018 ATIXA Annual Conference will be held October 9th-12th at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us to underscore the essential fusion of compliance and prevention in any conversation about sexual violence in schools.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Tyler Kingkade, "The Truth About Reporting on Title IX"

Registration

To register, please click here .

Early Bird Conference Registration Rates
Registrants must register by Friday, July 27th, 2018 to receive the early bird rates.
  • ATIXA Member: $419
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $439
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109
Conference Registration Rates
Registrants must register by Friday, September 21st, 2018.
  • ATIXA Member: $439
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $499
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109
ATIXA Super Members: Visit your resource library for information on how to apply your complimentary registrations.

Call for Programs
 
The Conference Committee welcomes   program proposals   for concurrent sessions for the 2018 ATIXA Annual Conference. The Call for Programs closes on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. 

Questions can be directed to the conference committee at  conference@atixa.org

Apply for a Scholarship

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for the upcoming Annual Conference and ATIXA Training Courses as part of our pre-conference and post-conference opportunities. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession.

Applications must be received by Friday, July 6th, 2018 for full consideration.

 
Pre-Conferences
Post-Conferences
Further Learning from  The ATIXA Playbook : Credibility

ATIXA offers excerpts of  The ATIXA Playbook: Best Practices for the Post-Regulatory Era, an indispensable resource tool for those who are charged with making the right decisions on sexual misconduct allegations on college and university campuses. 

In the context of investigations, credibility is the accuracy and reliability of evidence. To assess credibility, you have to evaluate the source, the content, and the plausibility of the information offered. When source, content, and plausibility are strong, credibility is strong.

To read the excerpt in its entirety, please click  here.
Resource Spotlight

The Center for School, College, and Career Resources (CSCCR) has released a series of three LGBTQ guides. The first is a comprehensive guide created for LGBTQ students, allies, and other community members. It offers tips for knowing if a college is LGBTQ-friendly and highlights the schools going above and beyond to welcome these students. It also explains the Campus Pride Index and includes an interview with Gary Howell, a staff member at Argosy University who works with AU Tampa's Campus Pride group. Read the full guide here.
Upgrade your ATIXA Membership

Upgrade to an Institutional or Super Membership by June 30 and receive:

As a reminder, the following substantial benefits apply to ATIXA Institutional Membership:
  • An unlimited number of individual memberships
  • Access to the best source materials and training on Title IX
  • Access to multiple Communities of Practice, including Investigator, Advocate and Prevention, K-12, Student, and ADA/504
  • Title IX Legal Updates
  • An active and pertinent professional listserv
  • The ability to access individual Community of Practice listservs
  • Weekly newsletters
  • The ATIXA VAWA Brochure Template
  • ATIXA Tip of the Week
  • Access to all versions of the ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model
  • Clery Act Annual Security Report Template Language to Comply with VAWA Section 304
  • 15% member discounts on many ATIXA events, products, and services
  • 15% member discounts on ATIXA Protocols and Resources
  • Access to the OCR Investigation Finding Letter Database
  • Access to Partner and Sponsor organization resources and discounts
  • Access to the most comprehensive online Title IX resource library available
  • Membership roster access
ATIXA Super Members have access to products and services valued at over $10,000 if purchased on an "a la carte" basis, for one low annual fee, and will have access to special events, bonus content, and enhanced direct access to the ATIXA "brain trust" of the nation's foremost Title IX experts. ATIXA Super Members get the following additional benefits:
For any additional information and/or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, 
contact Ryan McDavis, Executive Director , at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.
Member Library New Resources

Sign in to view  the list  of new resources available in the ATIXA Member Resource Library this week. Please note that member credentials are required to access the materials.
Sign Up Today for the Member Benefits and Services Webinar

How often do you participate in the listserv? Are you comfortable navigating through the Member Resource Library? Are there any areas of the ATIXA website with which you would like to become more familiar? Let our team help you maximize your benefits with ATIXA!
 
ATIXA is hosting its first  free webinar  of 2018 designed to provide our members with a detailed tour of the website and a review of the many benefits provided to members. The 30-minute webinar will include:
  • An overview of the ATIXA Member Resources Library
  • Information on how to access and make best use of the member listserv
  • An understanding of how you can access our Communities of Practice
  • The opportunity to chat with ATIXA team members about your member services
Next Webinar Opportunity: Tuesday April 30, 2018 | Register Today
ATIXA Research Grants

ATIXA provides $2500 research awards annually, given to those creating new and innovative research in the field of Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. The ATIXA Research award is granted based on the scope of the study, the contribution to the field, and advancement of best practices. ATIXA encourages academic research and scholarship regarding sexual assault prevention, investigation, coordination, and administration at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
  
The  2018 application for research grants  is now available. Applicants will be notified of their status following the review process.
 
Questions can be directed to our team at  info@atixa.org .
Introducing New Incentives Toward Becoming a Final-Eyes Client
 
Join us for a free  Final-Eyes demonstration from the foremost Title IX expert in the nation,  Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., on Thursday April 19 at 4pm EST. Register  here

You've been trained to investigate civil rights violations. You have experience investigating sexual misconduct complaints. You've been through every detail, twice. Yet, some cases still leave you feeling uneasy. Have you asked every question? Is there anything you're missing? This flat-fee, off-site support and review service is offered at two levels and priced based on your investigation report volume. Final-Eyes is the reassurance you need when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases. Have the confidence that one of the nation's foremost experts on Title IX has laid final eyes on your findings, sanctions, and/or remedies and thinks you are on the right track.

Final-Eyes Includes:
  • Initial investigation report review (Standard Level)
  • Phone/email consultation with the Coordinator/Investigators to roadmap an investigation from inception (Plus Level)
  • Consultation with the Coordinator on gatekeeping decisions (Plus Level)
  • Light support for Investigators during the investigation as needed (Plus Level)
  • Second-round review of revised reports (Plus Level) 
Purchase Final-Eyes service by June 30 and receive the following promotional item:
For any additional information and/or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, 
contact Ryan McDavis, Vice President for Client and Member Relations , at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.
Join us in Columbus for Introductory Investigator Training

Registration is open for ATIXA's Title IX Training & Certification event in Columbus, OH  from June 3rd - June 8th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Attend Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification in Columbus. Registration deadline is May 21, 2018.
 
This course provides foundational knowledge and skills for civil rights investigators, deputies, and Title IX Coordinators/Administrators who perform and/or oversee campus investigations. The primary focus is mastering investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

This training meets the required training mandates of Title IX and VAWA Section 304 for participants, whether you are a full-time investigator or have investigation responsibilities on top of other duties. No one likes to think of themselves as needing basic training, but we generally find that our registrants self-select into trainings that are a level too high for their current understanding. Good practice rests on solid foundations, and you need those fundamental elements. Attend this training if you are either an inexperienced investigator, have not been trained before, or want to solidify your fundamentals. You'll walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics, and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator. ATIXA expects that professional investigators will attend 2-3 of our two-day courses over time to achieve full competence. Learn more here.

Visit our website for full event details, including registration rates, certification course schedule, and how to make your lodging arrangements today. 

For additional questions or information, contact our team at  columbus@atixa.org .
Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Three
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Four
504 Coordinator 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 2018 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
 
Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Assistant or Associate General Counsel - University of Oregon
Compliance Manager - University of New Mexico
Lead Deputy Title IX Coordinator - University of Hawaii Hilo
Title IX Compliance Specialist - Vanderbilt University

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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