ATIXA Member Newsletter
August 14th, 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.
Concurrent Session Program Schedule Announced for the ATIXA/SCOPE 2014 Joint National Conference
ATIXA and SCOPE are pleased to announce the Concurrent Session Program sessions and presenters for this year's national conference. Click here for the most up-to-date Concurrent & Featured Program Sessions Abstracts and Presenter List.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
View registration information here. Registration deadline is September 26th, 2014 and rates are currently: ATIXA Member $419, Non-ATIXA Member $479, Student (Degree-Seeking) $179.
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.
For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-644-1718 or Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator, email@example.com or 610-644-7858.
Tip of the Week
Q & A: The Responsibility of Campus Police to Report Incidences of Sexual Assault
Tip of the Week authored by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., Executive Director, ATIXA
Q:� What is a campus police department’s responsibility when it comes to sharing information about sexual assaults? For example, a student reports to the campus police that they have recently been the victim of sexual assault. The student has indicated that they do not want any action taken by the police; they would just like to report it. Do the campus police have a responsibility to share that with the university Title IX Coordinator?
To read the complete Tip, click here.
ATIXA is pleased to spotlight Critical Issues in Policing Series, Improving the Police Response to Sexual Assault, published March 2012, as well as the Police Executive Research Forum.
Only Three Weeks Left for you to Register to Join Us in Phoenix for your Title IX Certification
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.
Join ATIXA for one of our five concurrent training courses in Phoenix! Looking for Advanced Training Opportunities? Check out our Advanced Courses for both Coordinators and Investigators!
Four-Day Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course
September 16th - 19th, 2014
Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum conveying what every campus Title IX Coordinator and Administrator needs to know, spending four days with trainers who are some of the most knowledgeable experts on the topics. This comprehensive course will be intense, practical and full of opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training that take the content off the page and onto your campus. You will be able to draw knowledge from a large pool of expert faculty, as well as network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators.
Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course
September 16th - 19th, 2014
Offered as a two-day or four-day course
This two- and/or four-day training will be facilitated as a train-the-trainer event, with a heavy emphasis on imparting 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. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced coordinators and deputies, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Administrator four-day Certification Course (not a prerequisite). Participants will be able to draw on the knowledge of the expert faculty, apply skills with practical exercises and network with fellow Title IX coordinators and administrators.
Four-Day Title IX Investigator Comprehensive Training & Certification Course
September 16th - 19th, 2014
ATIXA will be offering a comprehensive four-day Civil Rights/Title IX Investigation Training, expanding beyond our popular two-day Introductory trainings with the addition of an Advanced course. Attendees will follow a comprehensive curriculum conveying what every campus Title IX Investigator needs to know to do that job and do it well. Full of case studies and opportunities to apply the skills imparted in the training, this course will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend institutional competence on discrimination grievances.
Two-Day Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Course
September 16th & 17th, 2014
Designed for new Title IX Investigators or those who have had limited investigations training, this two-day introductory training will provide attendees a basic foundation for Title IX and civil rights investigative processes.
Two-Day Title IX Investigator Advanced Training & Certification Course
September 18th & 19th, 2014
ATIXA will also be offering a two-day Advanced Investigator Training & Certification Course. This course is designed for knowledgeable and experienced investigators and administrators, and those who have completed the ATIXA Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course (not a prerequisite). This course will be full of case studies, practical application and opportunities for individual and team discussion. The Investigator training will place you in the best possible position to respond to and defend institutional competence on discrimination grievances.
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!
Training Site Location and Lodging
Room block is filling quickly! 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.
Navigating the Intersection of FERPA and Title IX
Upcoming Online Training Sponsored by ATIXA
Join Title IX expert Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., on Thursday, October 23rd from 1-2:30pm ET, as he discusses recommendations provided by OCR, the Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office, and ATIXA.� He will highlight identified best practices and provide guidance for assuring your campus is meeting the obligations of compliance.
Specifically, this online training will address the following questions:
- What does guidance from the Office for Civil Rights say about the intersection of Title IX and FERPA?
- Respondent access to the complaint � do’s and don’ts
- When can sharing information about a Title IX Investigation violate FERPA or Title IX’s own confidentiality mandate?
- Gag orders and the need to maintain confidentiality under Title IX
- What are best practices for FERPA consents in Title IX cases?
- How do I balance a student’s rights under FERPA with my Title IX investigation and reporting obligations?
- During a pending investigation, what information can I provide, to whom and what needs to be redacted because of FERPA?
- Sharing a copy of the investigation report � do’s and don’ts
- Redisclosure of FERPA information in a Title IX complaint
- What rights of access do students have to investigation records, according to FERPA?
- How should we address student rights under FERPA when a student accusation is made against an employee?
- How do FERPA, Title IX and appeal rights intersect?
- Defining final results per VAWA Section 304
- Sharing of outcomes � how much, when, in what form, and with what content?
For additional training details and related cost, please click here to learn more. To register online, visit our website 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. 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.
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 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 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.
Title IX Training Opportunities
Title IX Investigator Introductory Certification Trainings
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
Fall Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA Now Available for Registration
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.
Fall 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA are now available.
Click here to register.
To see a list of all upcoming online trainings, as well as the large array of our recent online training recordings available, click here.
ESPNW - NCAA Reforms: Good for Female Athletes?
Huffington Post - Johns Hopkins University To Face Federal Sexual Assault Investigation
The New York Times - Law Enforcement Must Take the Lead in Campus Sexual Assault Cases
Campus Safety Magazine - Expelled UMass Student Alleges Title IX Violations
CUPA-HR - Webinar �The Changing Higher Ed IT Workforce: How HR Can Help�
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 Coordinator � Sacred Heart University
Title IX Investigator - Georgetown University
Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator - Lehigh University
Equal Opportunity Administrator - Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Title IX Investigator - Stanford University
Title IX Coordinator � Baylor University
Title IX Compliance Officer � East Carolina University
Title IX Investigator - East Carolina University
Title IX and University Compliance Coordinator � Frostburg State University
Title IX Coordinator - University of Hawaii
Equal Opportunity Compliance Investigator � University of Virginia
Title IX Coordinator - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Administrative Coordinator � University of Maryland
University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator � Lynn University
Title IX Coordinator - The University of Cincinnati
Director, Title IX Compliance - Florida Gulf Coast University
Investigation Specialist � Claremont McKenna College
Investigator/Compliance Specialist � The University of Alaska Fairbanks
Director, Title IX and Investigations Unit � California State University, San Bernardino
Assistant Director, Title IX � California State University, San Bernardino
Title IX Officer/Equal Opportunity Specialist � Oklahoma State University
Chief Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator - Claremont McKenna College
Title IX Coordinator - Allegheny College
Director of Title IX and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs � University of San Diego
Title IX Coordinator - Goucher College
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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