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ATIXA Newsletter
April 23rd, 2015

 


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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.

 


Announcing a New Premiere and Exclusive Membership Category from ATIXA

 

Become an ATIXA Super Member Today!

 

ATIXA is pleased to invite you to join us as the first members of our new Super Member category! As the association rapidly expands the depth and breadth of resources available to members and recognizes the need for many members to access multiple products and services from the Association each year, we have created the Super Member category to provide all that ATIXA has to offer at significantly discounted prices. You can elect to enroll as an Individual or Institutional Super Member, or current members can upgrade their existing memberships to Super Member status.

 

BENEFITS OF BEING A SUPER MEMBER

In addition to the benefits of standard Individual and Institutional/District ATIXA memberships, Super Members will pay one premium annual fee for access to ALL of the materials and services that ATIXA produces over the course of your membership year, at no additional charge. Super Members will have access to products and services valued at over $10,000 if purchased on an ?a la carte? basis for one low annual fee, as well as bonus content, invitations to special events, and enhanced direct access to the ATIXA ?brain trust? of the nation?s foremost Title IX experts.


Additionally, Super Members will have access to all future proprietary models, templates and materials developed by ATIXA, without additional cost. Membership must be current to receive updated/new models.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

For more information and to obtain an ATIXA Super Member membership, download the ATIXA Membership Information and Registration Form. Visit our website to learn more.  

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jackie Piper, Director of Member Services and Recruitment at members@atixa.org.

 


Tip of the Week

Accommodations for Survivors

Tip of the Week authored by Rick Olshak, Advisory Board, ATIXA

 

A student, a victim of sexual assault, has requested to leave campus for the rest of the semester and to be allowed to finish courses remotely.  Due to long distance, the student will no be able to return to campus for any final exams. In addition, the student is currently enrolled in multiple courses that require highly extensive group work. The student has requested to remain enrolled, will not take a leave of absence and is not planning to pursue any incompletes for current courses. Is allowing this student to finish the courses from home a reasonable accommodation?

Click here to read the complete Tip.


Resource Spotlight

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This week, ATIXA is pleased to highlight, Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), a toolkit offering facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters and resources to everyone on campus who cares about the prevention of sexual violence. For additional resources on the SAAM 2015 campaign, click here.

 


New Subscription-Based Publication Available from The NCHERM Group and ATIXA: Title IX Today

 

Ensuring Title IX compliance can be difficult. Title IX Today, a new, monthly subscription publication by The NCHERM Group and the Association of Title IX Administrators makes it easier, with practical content to help you address compliance issues, boost effectiveness, and avoid costly litigation. Title IX Today brings you the latest Title IX news, research, and expert guidance. With insights from our renowned advisory panel and a team of expert contributors, we provide you with a road map to navigate even your most difficult Title IX challenges. 

 

This week, we bring you our very first print edition absolutely free! Download and view Title IX Today and begin enjoying this new publication in your professional practice.

 

For just $299 annually, our subscribers receive an eight-page print issue each month delivered directly to your mailbox, with articles that get straight to the point and information you can use right now. In addition, you will receive a monthly companion e-newsletter, containing the latest issue in PDF format for maximum portability, bonus e-exclusive content and links to helpful resources and Title IX news.

 

If you're already a member of ATIXA, you get all this at a 15% discount off the full price. All you have to do is email us to receive your discount code. For subscription questions or additional information email the team at ATIXA.

 


Summer Online Training Opportunities from ATIXA & The NCHERM Group

 

Join experts from ATIXA for one of our upcoming online training opportunities! Members receive a 15% discount on all upcoming and recent training events. Email our team for more information on how to access your discount. Take a look below at our current list of upcoming online training events.


June 1, 2015: Implementing the One Policy, One Process Model
This online training will provide an overview of the newly revised ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students and Employees, followed by discussion with campuses currently utilizing the model


July 17, 2015: Developing, Administering and Analyzing Climate Surveys
Learn from ATIXA?s top leadership and higher education consultants as they provide guidance on what survey items to include, what topics to cover, sample sizes, statistically significant results, IRB approval, publishing results, and how to analyze the data collected.

 

To see a list of all upcoming online trainings, as well as the large array of our recent online training recordings available, click here. Looking for more topics? Click here for a list of upcoming webinars presented by The NCHERM Group, LLC.

 


Attention, ATIXA Members: Your Member Survey Closes Tomorrow, April 24th

 

Be sure to complete your ATIXA Member Survey Today! Not sure you received your email requesting your survey completion? Reach out to Jackie Piper, Director of Member Services & Recruitment, at jackie@atixa.org for assistance.

 

Our Member Survey will give you essential data to help improve your practice, make the case for resources, and gain the authority you need to do your jobs well.  Whatever your role on the Title IX Team, we need you to take no more than 30 minutes to complete the survey as soon as you can.  The more data we have, the more reliable our results. This is the broadest undertaking of this kind of survey ever, and the results will have far-reaching implications for our field and our practice.

 

What?s next for the Survey? We?ll be presenting the results to you in summary chart as a member benefit, as well as posting the more extensive responses in the member area.  Additionally, the Chronicle of Higher Education has agreed to cover our survey responses in a feature article.  Finally, we?ll have a session on the results at this year?s conference, in Philadelphia in October.  Please complete your survey today!



Upcoming Civil Rights Investigator Level One and Level Two Training & Certification Courses

 

Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

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.

To learn more about Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training, please click here.

Upcoming Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Courses

 

April 30th & May 1st, 2015
Hosted by the University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Registration deadline is Friday, April 24th, 2015.

 

May 20th & 21st, 2015
Hosted by St. Bonaventure University?
St. Bonaventure, NY?
Registration deadline is Friday, May 8th, 2015.

 

June 24th & 25th, 2015
Hosted by St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
Registration deadline is Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

July 7th & 8th, 2015?
Hosted by Willamette University?
Salem, OR?
Registration deadline is Friday, June 26th, 2015.

 

July 27th & 28th, 2015?
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University?
Cleveland, OH?
Registration deadline is Friday, July 17th, 2015.


July 29th & 30th, 2015?
Hosted by Wichita State University?
Wichita, KS?
Registration deadline is Friday, July 17th, 2015.

 

September 22nd & 23rd, 2015
Hosted by Davenport University
Grand Rapids, MI
Registration deadline is Friday, September 11th, 2015.


September 29th & 30th, 2015
Hosted by Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Registration deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2015.

December 15th & 16th, 2015
Hosted by St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
Registration deadline is Friday, December 4th, 2015.

 

Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

Level Two investigator training is an intermediate level of training that builds on your skill set with more nuanced questioning techniques, a strong focus on questioning, record keeping and note-taking, managing complex investigations, and a topical exploration that broadens beyond the sexual misconduct focus of Level One. This training builds strong skills with frequent exercises and case studies that allow for high levels of interaction, analysis and the application of various civil rights investigation techniques.

To learn more about Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training, please click here.

Upcoming Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Courses

June 4th & 5th, 2015?
Co-hosted by Ozarks Technical Community College & Drury University
Springfield, MO?
Registration deadline is Monday, May 25th, 2015.

July 15th & 16th, 2015
Hosted by Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Registration deadline is Friday, July 3rd, 2015.


July 29th & 30th, 2015?
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University?
Cleveland, OH?
Registration deadline is Friday, July 17th, 2015.

 

August 31st & September 1st, 2015
Hosted by Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA
Registration deadline is Friday, 21st, 2015.


September 17th & 18th, 2015?
Hosted by Waubonsee Community College?
Sugar Grove, IL
Registration deadline is Friday, September 4th, 2015.

 

Cost, Attendance & Registration?

  • Non-member registration
    • $2,000 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,500 per two individuals.
    • $1,000 per individual.
  • Member registration
    • $1,700 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,275 per two individuals.
    • $850 per individual.

     

  • Non-member registration + Investigation in a Box
    • $3,500 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $2,199 per two individuals.
    • $1,699 per individual.
  • Member registration + Investigation in a Box
    • $2,975 per campus, for a group of up to 7 people.
    • $1,869 per two individuals.
    • $1,449 per individual.

Introducing Investigation in a Box Kit

ATIXA's Investigation in a Box Kit is designed to provide your school?s trained Title IX investigator or investigative team with the tools needed to complete a thorough, reliable and impartial administrative investigation into a possible Title IX violation. The Kit and the resources contained therein are intended to supplement the ATIXA Investigator Training and Certification Course. This Kit will assist your school in providing a prompt, effective and equitable response to Title IX complaints and issues on your campus. Investigation in a Box Kit includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Template letters of investigation, notice, charge, hearing, outcome
  • Sample hearing deliberation report
  • Sample investigation action plan
  • Trainer-training materials and presentations
  • Sample investigation reports
  • Sample report templates
  • Model policies and procedures
  • Question samples for stalking, IPV, sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • Case studies
  • Model Investigation Protocol Guide

Contact ATIXA

For more information on upcoming ATIXA training opportunities, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Tarczynski, at amanda@atixa.org.


Keep your Certification Up-to-date - Register Today for Summer Training Courses in San Diego

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
June 15th - 18th, 2015, San Diego, CA

 

Join ATIXA in San Diego for our newest training offerings! This summer, ATIXA will be offering new certification courses and an improved course design. Certification information and details on this summer?s event can be found below. Make plans to join us in San Diego! Visit our San Diego event website here.

 

REMINDER: Scholarship Applications Due NEXT WEEK, Monday, April 27th

 

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for its upcoming Title IX Training & Certification courses. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarship applications are due by Monday, April 27th, 2015.  To download a scholarship application and to learn more about this opportunity, please click here.

 

Certification Course Offerings in San Diego

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level One Course
June 15th - June 18th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.


Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Two Course
Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors & MOUs
June 15th & 16th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.


Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Three Course
Compliance
June 17th & 18th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.


Civil Rights Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Level One Course
June 15th & 16th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.


Civil Rights Investigator Two-Day Training & Certification Level Two Course
June 17th & 18th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.


Strategic Prevention Training & Certification Level One Course
June 15th & 16th, 2015
Learn more about this San Diego course offering.

 

Visit our website for information on how to register for one of our San Diego certification courses.

To see a full list of Trainings and Certifications offered by ATIXA, please visit our newly re-designed website.

Event Details, Registration Rates & Logistics

Training Site Location and Lodging

Training courses will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, located at 1775 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, 619-276-4010.

The ATIXA room block offers the room rate of $199 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The ATIXA room block closes on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 or until the room block sells out, which ever comes first. Make your reservations online or call the reservations center at 877-313-6645 and mention the ATIXA 2015 Certification Courses to receive the ATIXA group rate.  ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block closing date. Any reservations made after the group block has closed will be accepted on space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates. Please make reservations early! Click here to learn more about the Hilton and its amenities.


Registration Rates

Two-day Courses:
Non ATIXA Members: $1,399 per person. All registrations include a six-month Individual Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $1,399 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC. Coupons will be sent directly to registered attendees following the processing of registration.


Four-day Courses:
Non ATIXA Members: $2,699 per person. All registrations include a six-month Individual Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $2,699 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC. Coupons will be sent directly to registered attendees following the processing of registration.


Registration fee includes attendance for two or four days respectively, extensive training materials and certification. Continental breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break and an afternoon snack are all included. New in San Diego: ATIXA will be providing a daily lunch buffet at no additional charge to attendees. Dinner each evening, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees.

 

Register for San Diego

Questions?

For logistical questions, information on course levels and certification and to learn how your group can attend at a discounted rate, contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858 or marianne@atixa.org.

 


Join ATIXA & SCOPE for the 2015 Joint National Conference

Register today for the 2015 Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) Joint National Conference. These associations will once again come together on October 6th-9th, at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE welcome you to share knowledge and join the community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

 

Need financial Assistance? Scholarships Available for your Registration

 

In service to the field, ATIXA & SCOPE welcome the submission of scholarship applications for the upcoming Joint National Conference.  These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, August 14th. Learn more here.

 

Exhibiting & Sponsorship information now available!

 

Please click here for a listing of opportunities and the application information. Full sponsor brochure is coming soon! If you are interested in Conference Sponsorship and/or Exhibiting, please contact Jackie Piper, Director of Member Services & Recruitment.

 

Full List of Featured Speaker Panel Presentations Announced

ATIXA and SCOPE are excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. See our full list of featured sessions below!

Escalation: A Game-Changer in Personalizing the Issue of Relationship Violence and its Risk?
Panel Featured Speakers: Katie Hood, Chief Executive Officer & Melanie Sperling, Program Coordinator, Educational Initiatives, The One Love Foundation

Intimate Partner Violence Best Practices: A Panel of Multiple Perspectives
Panel Featured Speakers: Juliette Grimmett, Founder, Chrysalis Network, Tammi Slovinsky, Assistant Director, Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Resource Services, Virginia Commonwealth University & Nikki Finnestead, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Washington State University

How to Engage Men and Masculinities to End Violence Against Women?
Featured Speaker: Neil Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape

Trauma-Informed Interviewing Techniques?
Featured Speaker: Jyl Shaffer, Title IX Coordinator, University of Cincinnati


Join us for our Opening and Closing Keynote Speakers

 

ATIXA and SCOPE are proud to announce this year's opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rebecca CampbellShe is a professor of Community Psychology and Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. Dr. Campbell will address the ATIXA/SCOPE conference about trauma-informed interviewing and the neurobiology of trauma as it impacts on campus investigations and resolutions related to sexual misconduct.  

 

This year?s closing Keynote Speaker is Mr. Seth Galanter. Mr. Galanter serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. He will respond to the ATIXA/SCOPE conference body?s questions on the Office for Civil Rights? guidance, investigations and more on sexual assault in K-12 and higher education.

 

Early Bird Registration Rates Available Until July 31st

Joint National Conference Early Bird Registration Rates

  • ATIXA Member: $399 (Regular Rate $419)
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $449 (Regular Rate $479)
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $99 (Regular Rate $99)

Early bird registration deadline is Friday, July 31st, 2015. Rates will increase after this date. Conference registration deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2015.

Register Online & Information on Payment by Cheque

Conference registration fee includes the attendee welcome reception, continental breakfast, morning beverage service and afternoon snack breaks each day. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants.

Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer and Bundle clients and all concurrent session presenters.

 

Maintain your Certification with ATIXA at our Pre- and Post-Conference Opportunities

Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply. Visit our website to register online and for information on payment by cheque.

Pre-Conferences: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 9am-4pm
$439 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 18th, 2015

  • Strategic Prevention
  • Title IX and Hazing
  • The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model

Post-Conferences: Friday, October 9th - Sunday, October 11th, 2015
$1099 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 18th, 2015

  • Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course
  • Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Training & Certification Course
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Five Training & Certification Course

Learn more about our pre- and post-conference opportunities.

 

Learn more about Conference Hotel & Logistics

 

The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference will take place at the Sheraton Society Hill (One Dock Street, at 2nd and Walnut Streets) in Philadelphia, PA.

 

The Joint Conference discounted room block offers the room rate of $209 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The ATIXA room block closes on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 or until the room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations online or call the reservations center at 800-325-3535 and mention the ?2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference? to receive the group rate.

 

ATIXA/SCOPE cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post-room block closing date. Any reservations made after the group block has closed will be accepted on a space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates. Please make reservations early!

 

Contact the Conference Committee for more information on this year?s Joint National Conference. For questions, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator at conference@wearescope.org or 610-993-0229, ext. 1002 and Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator at conference@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


New Grant Funding Opportunity with The DOJ SMART Office

 

In fiscal year 2015, the SMART Office is pleased to announce its SMART FY 15 Campus-Focused Sexual Assault Perpetration Prevention and Education Program funding opportunity. The goal of this solicitation for funding is to reduce sexual violence perpetration on college and university campuses through the design and implementation of a comprehensive situational-based sexual assault prevention strategy, which may include educational, structural, environmental, and/or policy components. Interested applicant may receive up to $1 million for this program.

 

Now soliciting grant applications for this opportunity. The application deadline is Tuesday, May 28, 2015.

 


New Resource Available: The ATIXA Title IX/VAWA Section 304 Training Checklist

 

Check out our newly revised ATIXA Title IX/VAWA Section 304 Training Checklist.

This resource is has been updated to incorporate new guidance on Title IX and regulatory mandates of VAWA Section 304. Current ATIXA Members, log-in to your account today, visit the Members-only Title IX Library and begin using this resource in your professional practice! Want to purchase the Checklist? Visit ATIXA here to learn more.



Looking to Keep Your Certification Up-to-Date? Great New Training Options Available from ATIXA!

 

In keeping with the pace of change to Title IX and VAWA Section 304, you?ll find that ATIXA has completely revamped our training offerings for 2015. We have added a strategic prevention track in San Diego, and expanded our advanced coordinator training options in San Diego and at other regional events. Our events now offer policy training, advanced investigator skills training at several levels, and expanded advanced coordinator track opportunities. To mark the occasion of this major expansion and updates of our trainings, we have created a new dashboard, which you can find here. This new dashboard allows for ease of use by identifying trainings by type, location and date.  

Join us in Philadelphia in October! The 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE conference in Philadelphia in October will also offer significant pre- and post-conference certification opportunities. Pre-conference opportunities include one-day events for Strategic Prevention, Title IX & Hazing and the ATIXA One Policy, One Process. We will also offer some great Advanced training options as two-day post-conference events.

As ever, we continue to refresh the content within each of our trainings, as well, to assure that it keeps you up-to-speed on the ever-changing nature of sex and gender discrimination within school and campus environments. Your ATIXA Title IX team remains dedicated to keeping ATIXA events and membership at the top of your 2015 budgeting priorities. We hear frequently that you could never do it without us, but we can?t do it without you.  


Mandated Reporter Training for Employees: A Full-Service Online Training from ATIXA

 

Newly Revised and Updated for 2015 To Comply with all New Federal Regulations


In early 2014, ATIXA heard your requests and introduced its original version of this training tool. Today, in response to the newest rounds of federal regulation and guidance (VAWA Section 304 and the OCR Title IX Q&A from April 2014) and valuable feedback from our current users, we have re-designed this tool to better meet the needs of your campus. We've heard your requests for ATIXA to update and create the tool you need, and now you can train your employees with ease, online. This online training is designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Learn more here.


Final Eyes Service: Off-Site Investigation Review

 

You?ve come to the end of the investigation, hearing or appeal on a sexual misconduct complaint, and you want to be sure you?ve got it right. That?s what the experts at The NCHERM Group are here for. You?ll 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 guarantees that an NCHERM Group partner will review your decision by phone and/or email, and let you know how they see it. Final-Eyes is the reassurance you need in a time when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases. This service is usually billed hourly, but instead you can subscribe to Final-Eyes for a flat-fee of $5,000 for the entire year, with no limit on how often it can be used. When your campus becomes a Final-Eyes subscriber, you will receive a coupon code for $500 off an institutional membership to ATIXA (discount is only valid for upcoming new and renewal memberships; cannot be combined with any other offer). Subscribe to Final-Eyes online or request an invoice. For more information, contact Ryan McDavis, Vice President for Marketing and Client Relations at 610-993-0229, ext. 1009.

 


The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model

 

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 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. Ask ATIXA about how you can preview this resource for free!


Submissions Deadline Extended: Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices

 

The Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) is the flagship, peer-reviewed journal of ATIXA. This journal will offer a space for Title IX coordinators, investigators and administrators to come together and explore emerging best practices, cutting-edge research, legal opinions and practical case studies relevant to the field of sexual assault prevention, investigation, remedies and response.

The journal will be launched for the ATIXA/SCOPE 2015 Joint National Conference with the call for submissions having been made during the ATIXA/SCOPE 2014 Joint National Conference. Article submissions are encouraged in a variety of content areas. These include:

  • Original research in the areas of campus sexual assault, investigation, coordination, administration. Preference will be give to studies that have generalizable results and are based on findings from multiple college and universities rather than a single school.
  • Case studies that provide clear teachable moments and illustrations for those working in the field.
  • Summary of law and policy and/or exploration of legal issues related to Title IX and sexual assault.
  • Discussion of policy and administration challenges and best practices.
  • Review of current prevention programs, investigation procedures or educational efforts.

Those interested in submitting an article should do so via email to the Campus IX managing editor, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, at brian@ncherm.org. Submission criteria are included here. Articles should be submitted prior to June 15, 2015 to be considered for publication in the 2015 edition of the Campus IX journal.



Model Clery Act ASR Language Now Available from ATIXA

 

Assisting in Compliance with VAWA Section 304

 

By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments. While amendments before asked us to disclose existing policies, they largely did not require us to create new policies except for the set of amendments contained in the 1992 Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights. Now, those disclosures and rights have been largely eclipsed by the SaVE amendments, which will require us to develop significant new policy language, much of the content of which is prescribed by the SaVE Act. Final regulations were released in October 2014 by the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, requiring changes to the Clery Act effective July 2015. Start planning now, because there is a lot to this new law.

 

We have a shortcut to SaVE you time. We have created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements - at least as best we can decipher them before final regulations are announced later this year. It's six pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE, and is compliant with the most recent draft regulations of the VAWA Section 304 regulation. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Michelle Issadore at (610) 993-0229, extension 1002. Please note that our template only includes the new ASR required disclosures, not all updates that were made by SaVE, such as those involving hate crimes statistics and hate crime categories. Please also note that purchasers will receive all updates made to the template language, so you can be assured that you will always have our most current version at hand.


The ATIXA MaxStack

A Database for Title IX Case Documentation from ATIXA & Maxient

 

ATIXA has collaborated with Maxient, the industry?s leading database for case documentation and tracking, to offer the new ATIXA MaxStack. Together, we are giving existing and new Maxient users access through the Maxient database to ATIXA?s proprietary forms, checklists, investigation templates, template letters, materials for Title IX case organization, documentation and tracking. Check out our website to learn more about bringing this resource to your campus!


Keep Your Certification with ATIXA Up-to-Date

 

Have you been certified as a Title IX Coordinator or Investigator by ATIXA? Are you considering obtaining these certifications? Do you benefit from ongoing professional development from The NCHERM Group? If so, the CCC program is for you. We heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are proud to offer our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.



Relevant Articles

 

HigherEd Jobs - The Pros and Cons of Being a Title IX Coordinator

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Sexual Assault on Campus: 9 Views on What Will Signal Progress

The Republic - W. Kentucky Suspends Swimming, Diving 5 Years for Title IX, Student Conduct Code Violations

reason.com - This Prof Dared to Challenge Her Students' Views on Sex. Here's How They Retaliated.

Medium - Social Justice Bullies: The Authoritarianism of Millennial Social Justice

Huffington Post - Does Title IX Protect Accusers In Sexual Assault Cases Involving Athletes?

Columbia Daily Tribune - McCaskill Talks Sexual Assault Education, Prevention at MU Summit

Huffington Post - Why Don't We Have Family Leave Policies for High School Students?


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

This Week's Blog Posts:


Jobs

 

AA/EEO Specialists II - Auburn University

Assistant Director of Equity, Diversity and Compliance - Appalachian State University

Director of Title IX Compliance ? Angelo State University

University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator ? Ohio Northern University

Director of EEO Compliance ? Grand Rapids Community College

Program Coordinator for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs ? University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title IX Coordinator ? Babson College

Director of Compliance ? Virginia Tech

Assistant Vice President for Campus Sexual Assault & Title IX Coordinator ? University of Oregon

Title IX Investigator ? University of Connecticut

Title IX Coordinator (Manager) ? University of Pittsburgh

Title IX Coordinator ? Gonzaga University

Title IX Coordinator and DHR Prevention Administrator ? California State University, Monterey Bay

Title IX Coordinator & Institutional Equity Administrator ? Smith College

Program Coordinator ? College of Charleston

Director, Title IX and Equity Compliance - North Central College

Sexual Assault Victim Survivor Advocate ? Georgia Institute of Technology

Violence Prevention Specialist ? University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title IX Investigator ? Virginia Tech

Counselor & Victim Advocate ? The University of California, San Diego

Director of Development and Communications ? Culture of Respect

Assistant Dean of Students - Belmont University

Institutional Support (Institutional Analyst/Compliance Officer) ? University of Hawaii

 Title IX Investigator ? Stanford University

Senior Associate Dean and Title IX Coordinator ? Hamilton College

Title IX Coordinator ? Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education Advocates ? Brown University Health Services

 

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

 


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