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ATIXA Newsletter
January 29th, 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.

 


Save the Date and Join ATIXA in San Diego

 

TITLE IX TRAINING & CERTIFICATION COURSES

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

 

Featuring a redesign in our certification courses, this event is tentatively scheduled to offer:

  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator four-day training course
  • Multiple Advanced two-day tracks for Coordinators and Administrators
  • Basic Investigator & a Brand New Intermediate Investigator training course
  • The new Foundations of Integrating Civil Rights Investigations into Existing Processes course

New Certification Course Anticipated for Summer 2015

Prevention in Practice: This two-day, train-the-trainer certification course is designed to provide Title IX Coordinators and Prevention Specialists the necessary skills, tools and theory needed to implement prevention practices on your campus and to assist in understanding how to come into compliance with the 2013 VAWA prevention requirements.

Details to come! For additional information, contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs at marianne@atixa.org.

 


Tip of the Week

 

Sample Investigation Case Study

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

 

In this Tip of the Week, please find my questions and comments to an example of a campus case, to show you how I would analyze these facts, though we need more.

 

Click here to read the complete Tip.



Resource Spotlight

 

ATIXA is pleased to spotlight the resource, Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice, a 2010 publication from from The Center for Public Integrity.

 


Save the Date for the 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

 

October 6th-9th, 2015

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

Philadelphia, PA

 

The Association of Title IX Administrators and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) announce the 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, 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 have once again come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

Registration opening soon!

Pre-conference opportunities will be available on October 6th and Post-conference opportunities will be available from October 9th - 11th, both for an additional fee. Contribute your Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and Prevention Education knowledge through our Call for Programs, opening soon. Keynote and featured speakers to be announced.

 

For more information, 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.

 


Upcoming Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Courses

 

Upcoming Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Course Dates

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.

 

April 13th & 14th, 2015

Hosted by Central College

Pella, IA

Details coming soon!

 

June 24th & 25th, 2015
Hosted by St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
Registration deadline is Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

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.


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.

 



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.



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.


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 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.


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!

 



Relevant Articles

 

Noodle - Campus Sexual Assault Report Options Q&A

USA Today - Study Examines Rape, Hypermasculinity And Hostility In College Men

USA Today - Vanderbilt Rape Trial: Defendants Found Guilty On All Charges

Association of American Universities - 28 Universities Will Participate in AAUU Sexual Assault Climate Survey

The Daily Beast - The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

CBS Minnesota - Discrimination Claim Filed Against University Of Minnesota

ABC News - Vanderbilt Gang-Rape Defense Points to Campus Culture

The Daily Progress - Virginia Tech Says It's Committed To Changing Culture to Prevent Sexual Assault
The Wall Street Journal - CUNY: Don�t Address Students as 'Mr.� or �Ms.� (subscription required)


Title IX Blog

An Interdisciplinary Resource For News, Legal Developments, Commentary and Scholarship About Title IX

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Jobs

 

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Title IX Coordinator � Williams College

Director of Employee Relations and Compliance � San Diego State University

Title IX Coordinator � The University of Denver

Director/Title IX Coordinator � Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Title IX and College Compliance Coordinator � The College at Brockport

Title IX Investigator - Ohio University

Title IX and Conduct Investigator � University of Massachusetts Amherst

Investigator � University of Colorado Boulder

Education and Prevention Program Director � University of Colorado Boulder

 

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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