November 13th, 2014
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In ATIXA's monthly newsletter, we share a Tip of the Week, 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.
Are all the Members of your Title IX Team Certified? Need to Update your Certification? Join ATIXA in Nashville for our Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training Courses
January 26th - 29th, 2015
The Renaissance Nashville Hotel
ATIXA has certified more than 4,000 Title IX Coordinators, Administrators and Investigators across the country. As the leading source for Title IX expertise, our training events feature multi-disciplinary, engaging faculty who have been writing, researching, litigating,�enforcing, training and working in-depth on Title IX for many years. Register today for the first regional training event for 2015! Your campus/school will have the opportunity to train your Coordinator and Investigators in the same location! You will be able to draw on the knowledge of a faculty of the foremost experts, as well as network with fellow Title IX officers and investigators.�
Join ATIXA for one of our MANY concurrent training courses in Nashville! Looking for Advanced Training Opportunities? First-time attendee? Check out our multiple types of training opportunities for both Coordinators and Investigators!
Four-Day Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course
January 26th - 29th, 2015
Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum conveying what every campus Title IX Coordinator and Administrator needs to know, spending four days with trainers who are some of the most knowledgeable experts on the topics. This comprehensive course will be intense, practical and full of opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training that take the content off the page and onto your campus. You will be able to draw knowledge from a large pool of expert faculty, as well as network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators.
Two- and Four-Day Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Courses
January 26th - 29th, 2015
This two- and four-day training will be facilitated as a train-the-trainer event, with a heavy emphasis on imparting practical skills that Title IX Coordinators, Administrators and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced coordinators and deputies, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Administrator four-day Certification Course (not a prerequisite). Participants will be able to draw on the knowledge of the expert faculty, apply skills with practical exercises and network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators.
Four-Day Title IX� Investigator Comprehensive Training & Certification Course
January 26th - 29th, 2015
ATIXA will be offering a comprehensive four-day Title IX Investigation Training, expanding beyond our popular two-day Introductory trainings with the addition of an Advanced course. Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum conveying what every campus Title IX Investigator needs to know to do that job and do it well. Full of case studies and opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training, this course will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend institutional competence on discrimination grievances.
Two-Day Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Course
January 26th & 27th, 2015
Designed for new Title IX Investigators or those who have had limited investigations training, this two-day introductory training will provide attendees a basic foundation for Title IX and civil rights investigative processes.
Two-Day Title IX Investigator Advanced Training & Certification Course
January 28th & 29th, 2015
ATIXA will also be offering a two-day Advanced Investigator Training & Certification Course. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced investigators and administrators, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Comprehensive Investigator Training & Certification Course (not a prerequisite). This course will be full of case studies, practical application and opportunities for individual and team discussion. The Investigator training will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend institutional competence on discrimination grievances.
Visit our individual training and course websites above for more information, including sample course agendas, registration information, pricing and why your team should choose ATIXA for its training needs! Visit our Certification Events page for a complete list of training offerings from ATIXA.
How is this training event different from other Title IX or Sexual Misconduct Trainings you might attend? ATIXA�s training is the ONLY one that touches on ALL�areas of Title IX compliance. Our courses are comprehensive and focus�broadly on the topics that you need to do your job well. ATIXA offers a complete set of course presentation materials, supporting documents and items that can used in your daily work. Participants who successfully complete a course will receive Certification from ATIXA.
Four-Day Comprehensive Training Courses
$2,500 per person. All registrations include a one-year Individual Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members: $2,500 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC.
Two-Day Training Courses
$1,250 per person. All registrations include a one-year Individual Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members: $1,250 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC.
Registration fee includes attendance for two or four days respectively, extensive training materials and certification. Continental breakfast each morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants.
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.�A limited amount of scholarships will be awarded, and submission of this application does not mean a scholarship will be awarded.
For additional information, please download the Scholarship Application. Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.��All applicants will be notified on or before Friday, December 19th, 2014 of scholarship application status.
Training Site Location and Lodging
The training course will be held at the�Renaissance Nashville�Hotel. Perfectly located in the heart of the business district, this downtown Nashville hotel�s location allows for maximum exploration. You�ll find access to many attractions including Bridgestone Arena, LP Field, B.B. King�s Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Ryman Auditorium, and the Historic Second Avenue District.�
The Renaissance Nashville Hotel ATIXA room block offers the room rate of $199 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The ATIXA room block closes on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. Make your reservations online or call the reservations center at 877-901-6632 and mention the ATIXA Coordinator and Investigator Training to receive the ATIXA group rate.
Discover the country music capital of the world while staying at the Renaissance hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Setting the standard for sophisticated hospitality, this downtown Nashville hotel is redefining what it means to travel comfortably. Check out the Visitors Guide to Nashville and a list of local attractions.
Tip of the Week
Redacting Witness Names
Tip of the Week authored by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Executive Director, ATIXA
Q: When we have completed a Title IX investigation, do we redact witness names?
To read the complete Tip, click here.
VAWA Amendments to Clery
From the Clery Center, published October 2014
ATIXA is pleased to feature new resources from the Clery Center regarding the recently published final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendment to the Clery Act.
VAWA Checklist & VAWA Overview
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 Alisha DiGiandomenico, Assistant Vice President for Client Relations, at (610) 644-3387.
Title IX Training Opportunities
Title IX Investigator Introductory Certification Trainings
February 11th & 12th, 2015
Hosted by Emory University
Registration deadline is Friday, January 30th, 2015.
February 18th & 19th, 2015
Hosted by South Texas College
Registration deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015.
March 16th & 17th, 2015
Hosted by St. Lawrence University
Registration deadline is Friday, March 6th, 2015.
Fall Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA
The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is an endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
Fall 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA are now available.
Click here to register.
To see a list of all upcoming online trainings, as well as the large array of our recent online training recordings available, click here.
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!
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. Draft regulations were released in April 2014 by the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, offering proposed changes to the Clery Act. 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.
The Title IX SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist
The Title IX SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist is a life-saver and time-saver that distills all the new and existing requirements into a single, detailed and copiously researched chart that will help institutions examine current policies and procedures and develop a comprehensive training plan for faculty, staff and students. We know how valuable this tool is for your campus. For additional details on the checklist and to share this resources with your colleagues and professional networks, visit our website here.
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 have heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.
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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
This Week's Blog Posts:
Title IX Coordinator � The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title IX Investigator / Assistant Director - Texas Tech University
Investigator - Kansas State University
Director of Institutional Equity - Kansas State University
HR Specialist , Investigations - Loyola Marymount University
Director of DPS Investigations - Loyola Marymount University
Judicial Officer - Blinn College
Title IX Administrator- University of Missouri
Equal Opportunity Specialist/Sr. Equal Opportunity Specialist - University of Oregon
Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy- Brown University Health Services
Associate Director/Compliance Officer � University of Arkansas
Sexual Misconduct Investigator - University of Maryland College Park
Visit the ATIXA Job Board to learn more about these postings.
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