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ATIXA Newsletter
September 24th, 2015

 


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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.



Registration Now Open for the ATIXA January 2016 Training Event in Orlando

 

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Join ATIXA in early 2016 for our next training and certification event in Orlando, FL.

 

Visit our website for registration rates and information, hotel reservations and logistics, and to learn how you can register today. Registration deadline is January 11th, 2106. Scholarships available. Make your plans today and join the experts from ATIXA in Orlando!

 

This training and certification event is our largest to date, tentatively scheduled to offer:

 

One-Day Drive-In: Title IX/Section 304 Foundations of Policy and Process Training (non-certification), Sunday, January 24th

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level One Course

Monday, January 25th - Thursday, January 28th

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Two Course

Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Three Course
Monday, January 25th & Tuesday, January 26th

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Course
Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th

 

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Five Course
Monday, January 25th & Tuesday, January 26th

 

Civil Rights Investigator Level One Course
Monday, January 25th & Tuesday, January 26th

 

Civil Rights Investigator Level Two Course

Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th

 

Campus Victim/Survivor Advocate and Campus-Serving Victim/Survivor Advocate Level One Course
Monday, January 25th & Tuesday, January 26th

 

Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance and Strategic Prevention Level One Course
Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th


For additional information, contact Marianne Price, Associate Executive Director, at marianne@atixa.org.



Tip of the Week

 

K–12 Disability Case Holds Title IX Implications

Tip of the Week developed by Cynthia Gomez, Director of Publications & Content Development, The NCHERM Group, LLC

 

A resolution agreement between the Office for Civil Rights and the Fort Zumwalt R-II School District in Missouri meant to address allegations of disability discrimination holds some important, gender-equity implications for colleges and universities.

 

The complainant is the parent of a student with a disability. The parent claimed the district discriminated against the student by: 1) failing to evaluate her and provide her with regular or special education and related aids and services in a timely manner; and 2) providing significant assistance to a third-party program housed at the school that expelled the student on the basis of her disability.

 

To read the complete Tip, click here.


Resource Spotlight

 

On Thursday, September 17th, the White House Task Force announced the release of notable resources to support the efforts of students, faculty, administrators, and communities around the country to prevent and improve the response to sexual violence at colleges and universities.

 

A Resource Guide to Prevent and Improve the Response to Sexual Violence at Colleges and Universities comes directly from the White House Task Force and is intended to be informative and flexible, addressing the unique circumstances and needs of distinct campus communities.

 

Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Students toolkit was developed by the Department of Education's National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments and encompasses a broad range of material introducing and endorsing trauma-sensitive practice with an emphasis on sexual assault trauma. Designed specifically for health center staff who serve as primary care providers to students in higher education, the kit is designed to support health center staff at all levels. Safe Place is one in a diverse collection of tools commissioned by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.



ATIXA Releases New Position Statement

 

ATIXA Position Statement in Favor of Notation of Expulsion and Suspension on College and University Transcripts

 

ATIXA’s Board of Advisors has adopted this position statement in favor of transcript notation for any student expelled for any act of intimate partner violence, stalking and/or sexual violence. By definition, any student expelled for being too dangerous to continue to attend a college is someone whose misconduct should be known to future institutions into which that student might seek to transfer. ATIXA calls on all colleges and universities to adopt a policy on consistent and mandated transcript notation for all such expulsions.

 


Don't Forget to Take Advantage of the One-Month ATIXA Back-to-School Sale



Final Eyes + ATIXA Super Membership. Together in one discounted package.


Earlier this year, we created the ATIXA Super Member category to give members the full benefit of all the services and products available from ATIXA. Our Final Eyes investigation support service has also become popular since we launched it earlier this year, with more than 30 campuses now using Final Eyes to consult regularly with ATIXA experts to be sure their investigations are thorough, reliable and impartial.

We decided to offer you these two in-demand services bundled together for one month only, in honor of the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. They cost $12,500 separately, but you can purchase them together during the month of September for $10,000! We want to help you welcome the new academic year with all of the resources you need to address the complex sexual misconduct and discrimination allegations this semester is already bringing your way. For more information, contact Ryan McDavis, NCHERM Group Vice President for Marketing and Client Relations, at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.



Complying with Campus SaVE and VAWA Section 304

October 1st Annual Security Report Deadline Approaching

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. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store. For additional questions, contact Michelle Issadore at (610) 993-0229, extension 1002.


Sexual Misconduct Critical Issues Training for Boards

Four 60-minute modules. $599.99 for all 4 modules, $249.99 per individual module. Presented by Brett Sokolow, Scott Lewis, Saundra Schuster and John Wesley Lowery.

Whether you have a conduct board, administrative hearing model, or use a separate board for sexual misconduct, we all have a major task ahead of us this fall to train our team on sexual misconduct and revised campus policies and procedures. These 4 training modules focus on best practices and general competencies for all campuses, rather than on procedures that vary from campus-to-campus.

The Topics:

  • Module 1: Hearing Board Competencies
  • Module 2: Title IX-Based Competencies
  • Module 3: NCHERM Policy Analytic
  • Module 4: Path to Good Decision-Making

     

For more information on purchasing these modules, click here. To see a full list of webstream trainings offered by ATIXA, visit ATIXA Webinars.

 


Title IX Today Subscription Now Includes Newly Launched Companion Website

Have you seen Title IX Today yet? A monthly, subscription publication by The NCHERM Group and ATIXA makes it easier, with practical content to help you address compliance issues, boost effectiveness, and avoid costly litigation.  And now, we're making Title IX Today even better. In addition to receiving an eight-page print issue each month and a companion e-newsletter with exclusive, bonus content, subscribers now also get access to our newly launched website. Learn more about Title IX Today here.


The VAWA Brochure Template from ATIXA

A Resource Guide for Students on Sexual Misconduct: Campus Policies, Procedures and Victim Services

 

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) requires that campuses have information readily available to assure an understanding of campus policies, procedures and victim services. ATIXA now offers you an affordable brochure template, easily customizable for content that is specific to your campus. This brochure will allow you to assure information is readily available to your campus at times of immediate need. We’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to. Learn more about the ATIXA VAWA Brochure Template by visiting our website.

 


The ATIXA Investigation in a Box Kit

Everything You Need to Professionalize Your Campus Civil Rights Investigations

ATIXA’s Investigation in a Box Kit is a comprehensive resource to provide you with all the tools you need to complete a thorough, reliable and impartial investigation of potential discrimination. The Kit is the ideal supplement to the ATIXA Investigator Training and Certification Course, giving you tools well beyond those already offered with this training. Learn more about our Kit by visiting our website here.

 


Now Available: Updated Sex/Gender Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Model Policy and Procedures

ATIXA distributes freely and publicly its transformative ATIXA Sex/Gender Based Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Model Policy and Procedures, newly updated to reflect best practices, Title IX guidance and VAWA compliance mandates. Both our Policy and Procedures have helped hundreds of campuses as they strive to comply with Title IX and related legislation, as well as protect the safety of their communities. Let it help yours. Learn more about our Model Policies here

Access the Model Policy as a PDF here and as a Word document here. Access the Model Procedures as a PDF here and as a Word document here.

 


Join us for the ATIXA K-12 Title IX Community of Practice

 

The Communities of Practice offer a specialized home within ATIXA to meet the unique needs of particular members’ constituency groups. These Communities facilitate and support the lively exchange of information, offer resources and allow for ongoing and engaging dialogue to promote the free flow of ideas. ATIXA’s K-12 Community of Practice is a specialized home for K-12 educators and administrators and those who support their efforts. Become a part of this engaging community to build upon our resources, content and guidance centered on the unique ways that Title IX impacts K-12 education. We invite you to become one of our thought-leaders! Visit our website to learn more. 


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.

 


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 introducedits original version ofthis 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.

 


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!

 


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.

 


Upcoming Civil Rights Investigator 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

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.

Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Training & Certification Course

Level Three is our most advanced investigation training. This training is clinical in nature, focusing on your ability to deploy advanced civil rights investigation techniques with the comfort and excellence of a skilled professional.  Working in teams and groups, investigators will hone all of the key techniques of investigation by working with difficult witnesses, lawyers, and cases with hidden smoking guns.

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

Upcoming Civil Rights Investigator Level Three Training & Certification Courses

December 1st & 2nd, 2015 

Hosted by St. Charles Community College

Cottleville, MO
Registration deadline is Friday, November 13th, 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.

Contact ATIXA

For more information on upcoming ATIXA training opportunities, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Alisha DiGiandomenico, at alisha@atixa.org.


Upcoming Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Training & Certification Course

The Level Four Coordinator and Administrator certification courses build on the Level One course with a deep-dive into key topics, providing participants with greater intentionality and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. The four levels of advanced training are not given in a particular order or progression, despite their labeling as levels. They offer topic-based opportunities for training depending on your needs and interest in the topics offered.

To learn more about Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Training, please click here.

Upcoming Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Training & Certification Courses

October 21st & 22nd, 2015

Hosted by Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
Registration deadline is Friday, October 16th, 2015.

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Five Training & Certification Course

The Level Five Course is a topically-focused, train-the trainer event. This two-day event offers a heavy emphasis on 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.

To learn more about Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Five Training, please click here.


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.

Contact ATIXA

For more information on upcoming ATIXA training opportunities, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Alisha DiGiandomenico, at alisha@atixa.org.



Relevant Articles

 

Huffington Post - Fewer Than One-Third Of Campus Sexual Assault Cases Result In Expulsion

MLive - U-M Agrees to Nullify Findings of Sex Assault Investigation if Former Student Drops Lawsuit

OregonLive - Judge Orders Reed College to Cough Up Student and Alumni Disciplinary Files in Sex and Drug Lawsuit

Huffington Post - Massive Survey Finds Harassment Is Common On Campus, Sexual Assault Widely Underreported

U.S. Department of Education - U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with the University of Virginia to Address and Prevent Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

 


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 post:

 

See recent Blog Posts here.



Jobs

 

Director of Investigations – Northern Illinois University

Title IX Coordinator – University of Hawaii at Hilo

Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator – Syracuse University

Director of Clery Compliance – Northern Illinois University

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion:Title IX Coordinator – Art Center College of Design

Title IX Coordinator – Everett Community College

Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Specialist – Siena College

Director, Compliance & Title IX Coordinator – New York Institute of Technology

Employee Relations and Title IX Manager – University of La Verne

Title IX Administrative Assistant – Brandeis University

Policy Compliance Specialist – Palmer College of Chiropractic

Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist – Palmer College of Chiropractic

Prevention Education Coordinator – University of California, Santa Barbara

Title IX Coordinator – Stanford 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 beth@atixa.org.

 


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