ATIXA Newsletter
October 12th, 2017
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In ATIXA's quarterly 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.
Announcing ATIXA Staffing Updates

As you know, ATIXA has been searching to fill the position of Executive Director, a title held by Brett Sokolow since ATIXA was founded in 2011. We are now shifting this title to the person who will manage ATIXA's membership and business affairs on a daily basis. Brett's title going forward will now be President of ATIXA, and he will continue in his role as ATIXA's thought-leader and the overall head of ATIXA. Nothing will change with respect to his function or interactions with members. Daniel Swinton will be shifting from the title of Senior Associate Executive Director to Vice President of ATIXA.
With that in mind, we wanted to share some exciting news with you regarding ATIXA staffing and personnel. Following a process involving a national search, interviews with two very promising candidates from ATIXA's member ranks, and significant evaluation, we have offered the position of ATIXA's Executive Director to Ryan McDavis, MSL, MPA, which he has enthusiastically accepted. Ryan is known to many of you already as The NCHERM Group's Vice President for Client and Member Services. Ryan is already intimately familiar with ATIXA, and his vision for serving the association and our members is just what ATIXA needs right now. Ryan's appointment is effective as of October 1st, 2017.
In evaluating ATIXA's needs for long-term growth, success, and sustainability, we decided we wanted someone with drive, charisma, a can-do attitude, and a person who could be a team leader. We also wanted someone who was willing to try new things, expand on ideas, and work hard to bring our ideas to fruition. Ryan fits the bill and will do a fantastic job for ATIXA and its members. Ryan has long worked in education, both at the University of Miami and Grand Canyon University, and has extensive development and client relations experience.
Additionally, we have promoted Beth Trandahl, The NCHERM Group Events and Membership Coordinator, to the position of Associate Executive Director within ATIXA. Beth has already been performing much of the behind-the-scenes work for ATIXA and her promotion reflects our confidence in her to help move ATIXA further forward. Beth has a wealth of experience both inside and outside of education, having previously worked at Villanova University and as a 911 and police dispatcher. Needless to say, she is unflappable. Internal promotion has also been given to Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., The NCHERM Group's Vice President for Operations and Public Information, whose ATIXA title now will be Senior Associate Executive Director.
Please join with us in congratulating Ryan and Beth on their new roles and Michelle on her promotion. They did an outstanding job with our conference last week. Marianne Price left some big shoes to fill and ATIXA will never be the same without her, but we are confident in the future and direction that ATIXA is taking and thank all of our members for your dedication to the profession and the association.

To read the official press release, click here.
Tip of the Week

Sanctioning Cumulative Violations  
By Michael Henry, J.D., Lead Investigator, The NCHERM Group, LLC

In terms of sanctioning, how should "cumulative violations" (i.e., multiple policy violations, arising out of the same-or several different-incidents) be considered and what effect should they have on the ultimate sanction(s)?

Click here to read more.
Resource Spotlight

This week, ATIXA features Campus Security Authority (CSA) Flow Charts from the Clery Center, a document addressing how and when to report incidents of sexual violence depending on one's role on campus, and/or what type of information is received. 
Litigation Update

As cases are filed, decided, or preliminary rulings of importance are reached, ATIXA summarizes them for its Members in digest form.
Member Library New Resources

Review  the list  of new resources available in your Member Resource Library this week. 
2017 Edition ATIXA Catalog Now Available 
ATIXA Catalog

The Catalog serves to provide our members and colleagues with a comprehensive guide to the wide array of Title IX-related products, services, training, and professional development opportunities offered by our association. Offering an overview of online trainings, professional writings, resource libraries, templates, and tools, the ATIXA Catalog should become a reference tool as you look to build your training curriculum, gather professional resources, and create intentional prevention and awareness plans.
September/October Promotion for New Final-Eyes Clients

The NCHERM Group announces new incentives towards subscribing to Final-Eyes Off-Site Investigation Services! You've been trained to investigate civil rights violations. You have experience investigating sexual misconduct complaints. You've been through every detail, twice. Yet, some cases still leave you feeling uneasy. Have you asked every question? Is there anything you're missing? 

This flat-fee, off-site support and review service is offered at two levels and priced based on your investigation report volume. Final-Eyes is the reassurance you need when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases. 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 Includes:
  • Initial investigation report review (Standard Level)
  • Phone/email consultation with the Coordinator/Investigators to roadmap and investigation from inception (Plus Level)
  • Consultation with the Coordinator on gatekeeping decisions (Plus Level)
  • Light support for investigators during the investigation as needed (Plus Level)
  • Second-round review of revised reports (Plus Level)
Purchase Final-Eyes service by October 31 and receive the following promotional items:
  • Customized policy/process template
  • Two additional investigation report reviews (7 are generally included annually for $5,000 for Standard Level Service and $7,500 for Plus Level Service)
  • Investigation In a Box 2.0
For any additional information and/or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, 
contact Ryan McDavis, Executive Director , at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.
Plan Your 2018 Training and Certification Schedule Now

Register today for ATIXA's 2018 Training & Certification event in Orlando,  Florida, January 22nd through January 26th at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs . Certification courses for Investigators, Coordinators, and those serving as ADA/504 Coordinators will all be available. 

Training & Certification Course Schedule

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
  • 504 Coordinator Training & Certification
Tuesday, January 23rd - Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level One Course
Tuesday, January 23rd & Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Two Course - Structures, Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors & MOUs
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Five Course - Bias & Cultural Competencies
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level One Course
Thursday, January 25th & Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Two Course
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Four Course - Due Process
Visit our website for full event details, including registration rates, certification course schedule, and how to make your lodging arrangements today. 

For additional questions or information, contact our team at .
Save the Date: June 2018 Certification Event in Columbus

Title IX Training & Certification Courses
June 3rd - June 8th, 2018
Columbus, OH

Additional training details, event schedule, and registration rates coming fall 2017. Visit our website to learn more. 

Contact our team at
Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Four
504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course
Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, ATIXA is currently collecting  Requests for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2018 calendar year. 

For more information on our CCC Program , see our FAQs  or consult with our CCC Team .
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For a complete listing of products and services from ATIXA, view the 2017 Catalog .
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

Visit the ATIXA Job Board for a complete list of current employment opportunities. 

New this Week
Title IX System Coordinator/Compliance Officer  - National University
Student Relations and Title IX Officer - Prince William County Public Schools
Interim Director of the Center for Gender Equity - Pacific Lutheran University
Violence Prevention Specialist - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Associate Director, Women's Center - North Carolina State University
Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator - University of South Carolina
Assistant Director of the Women's Resource Center - University of Colorado Boulder
Director, Compliance, Training & Employee Relations - West Valley Mission Community College District
Clery Act Compliance Coordinator - Occidental College
Title IX Investigator - Texas Christian University
Deputy Title IX Officer - Texas Christian University

Submit your open position to ATIXA, free of charge. Please send all relevant information, including a link to the job post, to
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