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ATIXA Newsletter
March 13th, 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.

 


Registration Now Open for the ATIXA/SCOPE 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 come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

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.

 

Featured Speaker Panel Presentations

 

ATIXA and SCOPE are excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. Additional featured speakers will be announced soon. Featured speaker panel presentations are scheduled to be 90-minutes in length and are all-conference sessions.


Escalation: A Game-Changer in Personalizing the Issue of Relationship Violence and its Risk

Panel Featured Speakers:

  • Katie Hood, Chief Executive Officer, The One Love Foundation
  • 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, MPH, Founder, Chrysalis Network
  • Tammi Slovinsky, MPA, Assistant Director, Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Resource Services, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nikki Finnestead, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Washington State University

Registration Information

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.

 

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.

Scholarships Available

 

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.

 

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, 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.


Tip of the Week

BIT and Title IX Intersection

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

 

Should students involved in Title IX investigations be included as part of Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) meetings? How do you manage the intersectionality while maintaining confidentiality?

Click here to read the complete Tip.


Resource Spotlight

 

As ATIXA noted in last week's Member Newsletter, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This provides a great opportunity for your campus/school to create a community-wide campaign and strengthen local partnerships with your community organizations. In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, ATIXA is pleased to highlight the resource, Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus, a resource website from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center dedicated to providing professionals with the tools to plan and implement a successful campaign on their campus. 


Join ATIXA in San Diego - Be A Part of New and Expanded Training Options 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. Later this year, we will roll out additional trainings on Intake/Advocacy and on our 1P1P Model Implementation, based on your requests for more events on these topics.

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.  

 


Title IX Training & Certification Courses in San Diego, CA Now Open for Registration

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

 

Join ATIXA in San Diego for our newest certification and training offerings! This summer, ATIXA is excited to announce a new certification course and our 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.

 

San Diego Certification Courses

 

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.

Apply for a Scholarship

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.

Questions?

Please contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858 or marianne@atixa.org

 


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

 

Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Courses

 

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

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

 

April 13th & 14th, 2015

Hosted by Central College

Pella, IA

Registration deadline is Friday, April 3rd, 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?
Details coming soon!

 

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


September 17th & 18th, 2015?
Hosted by Waubonsee Community College?
Sugar Grove, IL
Details coming soon!

 

Cost, Attendance & Registration?

� $2,000 per campus group of 7
� $1,500 per campus group of 2
� $1,000 per person ?

ATIXA members receive a 15% discount on registration rates. Member pricing discount is reflected in the store and on registration forms.

 

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.


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 Alisha DiGiandomenico, Assistant Vice President for Client Relations, at (610) 644-3387.

 


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!


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 May 1, 2015 to be considered for publication in the 2015 edition of the Campus IX journal.

 


ATIXA Research Awards

 

Three $2500 research awards will be given to those creating new and innovative research in the field of Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. Research awards will be granted based on the scope of the study, the contribution to the field and advancement of best practices.

Those chosen for the research awards will publish their results in the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) and present their research during a 90-minute ATIXA online training.

Those submitting for research grants should complete the research grant application by April 1st, 2015. The application can be emailed to brian@ncherm.org.



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.


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!


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 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

 

ATIXA's response to being called out in the "Chronicle Conversation"

Palo Alto Online - Office for Civil Rights Opens Sexual-Assault Investigation at Stanford University

U.S. News - High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault

USA Today - Timehop: Evaluating the SaVE Act, One Year Later

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Just How Private Are College Students� Campus Counseling Records?

WBIR.COM - Ex-Official Accuses UT Athletics of Influencing Student Discipline

Portsmouth Patch - ACLU Says RI Elementary Schools Promote Gender Stereotypes with Gender-Exclusive Events

Huffington Post - Congresswoman 'Troubled' By Privacy Loophole On Student Health Records Confronts Education Department

Huffington Post - Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds


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

 

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

Violence Prevention Coordinator � University of California, Irvine

Title IX Coordinator � The College of New Jersey

Title IX Investigator � University of Delaware

Director of HR Compliance, Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator - University of Toledo

Director of Campus Safety and Compliance - Franciscan University of Steubenville

Title IX Coordinator � Cal Poly Pomona University

 

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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