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ATIXA Newsletter
January 8th, 2015


Join ATIXA Today!

 

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.

 


Registration Closes on January 14th! Register Today for Certification Opportunities in Nashville!

 

January 26th - 29th, 2015
The Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Nashville, TN

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

Two- and Four-Day Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Courses
January 26th - 29th, 2015

Four-Day Title IX� Investigator Comprehensive Training & Certification Course
January 26th - 29th, 2015

Two-Day Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Course
January 26th & 27th, 2015

Two-Day Title IX Investigator Advanced Training & Certification Course
January 28th & 29th, 2015

Visit our Certification Events page for a complete list of training offerings from ATIXA.

Registration & Cost

Four-Day 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.

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 ATIXA discounted room block is now closed and the related rate no longer available. ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block closing date.

 

Hotels in Downtown Nashville

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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.

 

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.

 

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. 




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.

 

Free Training Opportunity for Mandated Reporters

 

Train Your Mandated Reporters for Free with ATIXA! Join us at our free Mandated Reporter Training Preview scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 beginning at 1:00pmET. This one-hour event will consist of a screening of the most widely applicable version of ATIXA’s Mandated Reporter Training for Employees: Reporting Sex/Gender Discrimination, Harassment and Campus Crime, followed by a live Q&A with Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., ATIXA’s Executive Director and Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D, ATIXA’s Associate Executive Director. To learn more about this free training opportunity and to register your campus/school, please click here.



Tip of the Week

 

Q&A: Fact-Gathering vs. Fact-Finding

Tip of the Week authored by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Executive Director, ATIXA

 

Q: In many readings regarding Investigations, the terms “fact-gathering” and “fact-finding” are used interchangeable. Can you explain the distinction between these two terms that warrants the differing determinations in sanctioning?

 

Click here to read the complete Tip.



Resource Spotlight

 

ATIXA is pleased to feature the Title IX Resource Center, available from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This website provides resources to those interested in knowing more about Title IX and its implications for intercollegiate athletics. Available resources include the NCAA Equity & Title IX Manual, brochures for Title IX Coordinators and those working with athletics compliance, and informational fact sheets and videos related to pregnant and parenting student-athletes.



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
Atlanta, GA
Registration deadline is Friday, January 30th, 2015.

 

February 18th & 19th, 2015
Hosted by South Texas College
McAllen, TX
Registration deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015.

 

March 16th & 17th, 2015
Hosted by St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY
Registration deadline is Friday, March 6th, 2015.


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.

 



Relevant Articles

 

Inside Higher Ed - U. of Virginia Lifts Greek Ban, Adopts New Safety Agreement
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Seeking to Strengthen Sex-Assault Policies, Colleges Draw Fire From All Sides (subscription required)

U.S. Department of Education - Harvard Law School Found in Violation of Title IX, Agrees to Remedy Sexual Harassment, including Sexual Assault of Students

Boston Business Journal - Student Sues Emerson College Over Alleged Sexual Assault Response

kbzk.com - Montana High Schools Looking At Transgender Policy for Student-Athletes

Inside Higher Ed - Salary Ceiling for Women Only?

ACPA - Free Webinar: What Everyone Needs To Know About Title IX and the SaVE Act

CBSsports.com - Jameis Winston Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit Against FSU

Huffington Post - Barnard College Joins List Of 94 Colleges Under Title IX Investigations


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

 

Investigator � University of Colorado Boulder

Education and Prevention Program Director � University of Colorado Boulder

Title IX Administration � Central Piedmont Community College

Title IX Investigator � Northwestern University

Executive Director of Equity and Compliance  � Pellissippi State Community College

Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards � Case Western Reserve University

Assistant Director, Title IX � California State University, San Bernardino

Title IX Administrator � Texas A & M University System

 

Visit the ATIXA Job Board to learn more about these postings.

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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