ATIXA Member Newsletter
June 26th, 2014
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In ATIXA's weekly 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.
Still Time to Register for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference at Early Bird Rates
Be sure to register for the conference by August 1st to receive our Early Bird discounted rates. View conference rates and registration information here. In addition, take a look at the ATIXA/SCOPE conference schedule to learn more about the pre- and post-conference opportunities that will be available. Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply. Registration deadline is September 26th, 2014.
The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) are excited to announce the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 12th-17th, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the October 2014 implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE have come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.
Conference Keynote Speaker
ATIXA and SCOPE are honored to announce Jackson Katz, Ph.D. as the Keynote Speaker at this year�s Joint Conference. Dr. Katz�s keynote address will focus on rape culture and bystander intervention in the context of objectification and hypermasculinity. The keynote presentation will be Sunday evening, October 12th beginning at 7:00pm. Learn more about Dr. Katz here.
Featured Speaker Panel Presentations
ATIXA and SCOPE are excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. Featured speaker panel presentations will be 90-minutes in length and are all-conference sessions.
Conference Registration 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. Please complete the application in full, providing detailed and complete answers for each question.
Please note that the scholarship covers registration to the conference only. Successful recipients will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meal costs, as well as any pre- and post-conference registration fees should they choose to attend those opportunities. Scholarship applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 29th, 2014.
Conference Site Location and Lodging
The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint conference will be at the Rosen Plaza Hotel (9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819). Lodging reservations can be made directly with the Rosen Plaza Hotel by clicking here or by calling 800-627-8258 and requesting the group rate for the 2014 ATIXA-SCOPE Joint National Conference.
For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator, email@example.com, 610-644-1718 or Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-644-7858.
ATIXA Tip of the Week
On the 42nd Anniversary of Title IX, I ask us to pause to reflect on the legacy of the statute. Title IX has increased all of our workloads, and is seen by some as a burden, but many burdens are worth carrying. We can and should be thankful for the long-term effects of Title IX in higher education.
To read the complete Tip, click here.
Violence Against Women Act - A Proposed Rule by the Education Department
Released June 20th, 2014
The Department of Education officially proposed a new rule requiring colleges and universities to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Implementing changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), the rule is an attempt at providing a clearer picture of the environment in which sexual assaults of students take place. The changes will be open for public comment until July 21, with the final regulations due to be published by November 1, so they can take effect by July 1, 2015.
Read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in full.
Looking for Certification from ATIXA? Attend our Fall 2014 Title IX Training Opportunities in Phoenix
Register today for one of our fall Title IX Certification Training events! Registration cost is $2,500 per person for both members of ATIXA and non-members. All non-member registrations include a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members, your registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference registration (valued at $169) for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014.
Visit our individual training and course websites below for more information, including sample course agendas, registration information and why your team should choose ATIXA for its training needs!
Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification:
Investigator Training & Certification:
Training Site Location and Lodging
The course will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004), 602-333-0000. Guest rooms are available at a rate of $129.00 per night, plus taxes and fees. Please make reservations by calling 1-800-468-3571 and referencing the ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training in order to receive the discounted group rate. Rates are based upon hotel availability. ATIXA room block closes on Monday, August 25th, 2014.
Model Clery Act ASR Template 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) 644-1718. 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.
Title IX Training Opportunities
Title IX Investigator Introductory Certification Trainings
July 21st & 22nd, 2014
Hosted by Wilmington University, Dover Site
Registration deadline Friday, July 11th, 2014.
October 29th & 30th, 2014
Hosted by Pierce College District
Registration deadline is October 17th, 2014
November 4th & 5th, 2014
Hosted by Chestnut Hill College
Registration deadline is October 24th, 2014
Membership Renewal Drive Extension
Renew your membership or join for the very first time with ATIXA for as low as $299.50 now through August 1st. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Contact our team for additional information or to inquire about member benefits.
Summer Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA Now Available
The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is an endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
Summer 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA are now available.
Click here to register.
Recordings also available for 2013 and Spring 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA. For a full list of previous online training opportunities, 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.
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.
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!
Rapid Response Webinars on the Recently Released FAQ�s�Available��
The Department of Education has issued answers to 52 Frequently Asked Questions about the April 4, 2011 Title IX Dear Colleague Letter. These FAQ’s supplement the “Dear Colleague Letter” as significant guidance documents. Listen to experts from The NCHERM Group and ATIXA in rapid response webinar recordings as they analyze the FAQs, share their opinions, and discuss the implications of OCR’s answers.
Learn more about our available recordings here.
Inside Higher Ed - Changes to Campus Safety Rules
ThinkProgress - Every College Has Someone Whose Job It Is To Prevent Rape. Here's What They Have To Say About The Job.
ThinkProgress - What �Affirmative Consent� Actually Means
The Daily Northwestern - Ludlow Sues Northwestern for Gender Discrimination, Defamation
Time - Title lX: How a Good Law Went Terribly Wrong
The Huffington Post - Women Believe Sexual Assault Is Part of the Female Experience
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:
Title IX Investigator � University of Colorado at Boulder
Chief Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator - Claremont McKenna College
Title IX Coordinator � Wake Forest University
Title IX Coordinator - Allegheny College
Director of Title IX and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs � University of San Diego
Lead Investigator � Harvard University
Director, Gender and Sexuality Center/Title IX Deputy for Sexual Violence Prevention � Carleton College
Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity � Montana State University, Bozeman
Title IX Coordinator - Goucher College
Assistant Dean/Title IX and Clery Compliance Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Survivor Services Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin-Madison
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 email@example.com.
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