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ATIXA Newsletter
August 27th, 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.



Save The Date!

 

Announcing Training Location and Dates for Early 2016

 

Training & Certification Courses

January 24th - 28th, 2016
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

 

This training and certification event is tentatively scheduled to offer:

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



Tip of the Week

 

Q&A: Transcript Notation

Tip of the Week contributors include Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Executive Director, Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Senior Associate Executive Director & Rick Olshak, M.S., Advisory Board Member, ATIXA.

 

What are the pros and cons regarding flagging student transcripts, if that student was suspended or dismissed for sexual assault?

 

ATIXA supports transcript notation for all expulsions, and as an option on suspensions, during and/or after.  Our association also supports notations of withdrawal with charges pending. Having no universal standard for sanctions is a concern, but not an impediment, in my view, as none of the states enacting notation have universal standards, either. Transcript notation doesn't need a universal standard to be effective. What it provides is for an institution to be informed and to engage in the collection of additional information. 

 

To read the complete Tip, click here.

 


Resource Spotlight

 

Key Findings: Rethinking Serial Perpetration

From the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Released August 2015

 

The serial perpetration hypothesis - which suggests that a small number of men perpetrate the vast majority of rapes, and that these men perpetrate multiple rapes over time - has played an important role in the field of rape prevention as a model of sexual violence, especially raising awareness of rapists who have not been identified by the criminal justice system. A 2015 study published in JAMA Pediatrics, A Trajectory Analysis of the Campus Serial Rapist Assumption, raises questions about the serial perpetrator hypothesis. Although it is clear that a subset of perpetrators do commit multiple acts of rape over time, the research suggests that most perpetrators do not chronically offend over time. Instead, perpetrators are much more heterogeneous in terms of their risk factors, methods of coercion, and pattern of offending over time.

 


Announcing the Concurrent Program Schedule for the 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

 

ATIXA and SCOPE are pleased to announce the Concurrent Session Program schedule for this year's national conference. Take a look at the conference schedule-at-a-glance, including concurrent program information, session abstracts and presenters.

 

Join us October 6th-9th, for the 2015 Joint National Conference at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Conference hotel is filling quickly, so reserve your rooms today! Visit our website to learn more about our conference hotel, Keynote and Featured speakers, pre- and post-conference opportunities and current registration rates. Conference registration deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2015. Register today for this great networking opportunity!

 


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.

 



Investigation in a Box Now Included as Part of the ATIXA Super Member

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. 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.  

 


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.

 


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. Learn more about what it means to have the Final Eyes guarantee from The NCHERM Group.

 


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!

 


Model Clery Act ASR Language Now Available from ATIXA

Assisting in Compliance with VAWA Section 304

The NCHERM Group has created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements. 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. For additional questions, contact Michelle Issadore at (610) 993-0229, extension 1002.

 


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

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.

October 9th-11th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
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

September 17th & 18th, 2015

Hosted by Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
Registration deadline is Friday, September 4th, 2015.

September 22nd & 23rd, 2015

Hosted by Indiana University

Bloomington, IN
Registration deadline is Friday, September 11th, 2015.

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

September 24th & 25th, 2015

Hosted by Indiana University

Bloomington, IN
Registration deadline is Friday, September 11th, 2015.

October 9th-11th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Registration deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2015.

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.

     

  • For the October 9th-11th, 2015 post-conference opportunities only
    • $1,099 per person in conjunction with Joint National Conference registration.
    • $1,399 per person as a standalone event.

       

  • 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.

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

October 9th-11th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Registration deadline is Friday, September 18th, 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.

 

  • For the October 9th-11th, 2015 post-conference opportunities only
    • $1,099 per person in conjunction with Joint National Conference registration.
    • $1,399 per person as a standalone event.

       

  • 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

ARCAMAX - 'Yes Means Yes' Laws Help Prevent Bad Behavior

USA Today - Baylor, Art Briles Ignored Responsibility in Admitting Sam Ukwuachu

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group - The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence

ATIXA - ATIXA Letter of Support for Advocate Collective

The College Fix - Yale's Latest Report on its Sexual-Misconduct Investigations Shows More Curiosities

 


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 posts:

See recent Blog Posts here.



Jobs

 

Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator – Xavier University

Title IX Coordinator – Stanford University

Assistant Dean and Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Denison University

Title IX Program Officer – American University

Assistant Director for Civil Rights Compliance – Ohio University

Clery Act Compliance Coordinator – Claremont University Consortium

Title IX Coordinator – California State University, Fresno

Director, Title IX Compliance – Texas A&M University

Title IX Coordinator – Texas A&M University- Kingsville

Associate Vice President & Title IX Coordinator – University of Oregon

Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Judicial Affairs – University of California Santa Barbara

Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Program Manager – University of Houston

Title IX Coordinator – Tulane University

Sexual Assault Therapist – Michigan State 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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