ATIXA Member Newsletter
April 3rd, 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.
Featuring the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference Call for Programs
Looking to present and share your best practices at this year's conference? Take a look at our Concurrent Session Call for Programs!
October 12th -17th, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel
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.
Call for Programs
The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Committee is soliciting program proposals for its Joint National Conference. The Call for Programs is currently open and closes on Friday, May 30th, 2014. View the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Call for Programs here.
Selections will be based on the relevance to the topics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act as they relate to the following areas:
- A foundational understanding
- Policy and process implementation and development
- Investigations and hearings
- Best practice on your campus or in your school
- Law enforcement, litigation and/or legislation
- Sexual assault
- Domestic or dating violence
- Bystander intervention
- Discrimination or retaliation
- Coordinator role
- Prevention, especially primary prevention
- Victim services
- Educational campaigns
- Topic areas you consider to be pertinent to Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act
Concurrent sessions are 90 minutes long. You are encouraged to submit multiple proposals and co-presented sessions are encouraged. You need not be an ATIXA member to attend, nor present. All program submissions must be recieved by Friday, May 30th, 2014. All emails and materials should be directed to Marianne Price, Conference Co-Coordinator, via email to Marianne@atixa.org.
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.�
Reservations must be secured for one night�s room and tax at the time of booking with either credit card, cash or cheque payment. The conference room block closes on Friday, September 19th, 2014 and rates are $135/night for a single or double occupancy room, $20 per additional person. The conference room block rate is available for three days prior to and three days following the conference dates.
Joint National Conference Registration
Early Bird registration now available. Be sure to register for the conference by August 1st to receive our discounted rates.
- ATIXA Member: $399
- Non-ATIXA Member: $449
- Student (Degree-Seeking): $159
Conference registration fee includes welcome reception, morning beverage service and snack breaks each day, as well as the closing luncheon. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants. Register online.
Pre- and Post-Conferences
- Implementing a Strategic Prevention Curriculum: $169
Sunday, October 12th from 9:00am-12:00pm
- Case Law Year in Review: $169
Sunday, October 12th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
- The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model: $339
Sunday, October 12th from 9:00am-4:00pm
- Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course: $999 Wednesday, October 15th � Friday, October 17th
- Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course: $999
Wednesday, October 15th � Friday, October 17th
Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply. Registration deadline is September 26th, 2014. Register online.
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
Attorneys in the Mix
Tip of the Week authored by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., ATIXA Associate Executive Director
A frequent concern we hear from participants in our training programs and on the member listserve is about the involvement of attorneys in disciplinary hearings and investigation proceedings. While many processes allow the parties to have an attorney as their advisor, a person accused of sexual violence is more likely than their accuser to hire an attorney. This imbalance feeds a fear that allowing attorneys to serve as advisors in the process will have a chilling effect on victims and will skew the process towards the accused. Are Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act moving towards requiring institutions to provide identicial advisors to all students during the process? Read more of ATIXA's thoughts here.
Prosecuting Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Published by The National District Attorneys Association, the American Prosecuters Research Institute and the Office of Violence Against Women
Part of a Special Topics Series, Released 2007
Title IX Coordinator, Investigator Certification Training Opportunities from ATIXA
ATIXA is excited to announce its second regional training event for 2014. Once again, your campus/school will have the opportunity to train your Coordinator and Investigators in the same location! You will be able to draw on the knowledge of a faculty of the foremost experts, as well as network with fellow Title IX officers and investigators.
Join ATIXA for one of our five concurrent training courses in Phoenix this fall! Visit our websites below for additional information specific to each of our courses.
Training Opportunities in Phoenix
Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification:
Investigator Training & Certification:
Cost & Registration Information
Four-Day Comprehensive Courses
Non-ATIXA Members: $2,500 per person. Registration includes a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $2,500 per person. Registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
Non-ATIXA Members: $1,250 per person. Registration includes a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $1,250 per person. Registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
Registration fee includes attendance for two or four days, extensive training materials and certification. Continental breakfast each morning and afternoon snacks each afternoon will be provided. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients.
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.
The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is centrally located hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center and only 4 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. For more information on transportation, directions and maps, visit us here.
Visitor's Guide to Phoenix and Local Attractions
Save the date and make plans to join us! For additional information on our upcoming training and certification courses, visit our Regional Events page.
Title IX Training Opportunities
New Summer Training Locations Added
Title IX Investigator Introductory Certification Trainings
April 24th & 25th, 2014
Co-hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering & Waukesha County Technical College
Registration deadline Monday, April 14th, 2014.
May 1st & 2nd, 2014
Hosted by Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA
Registration deadline Friday, April 18th, 2014.
July 21st & 22nd, 2014
Hosted by Wilmington University, Dover Site
Registration deadline Friday, July 11th, 2014.
Title IX Investigator Advanced Certification Trainings
June 5th & 6th, 2014
Co-hosted by Ozark Technical Community College & Drury University
Registration deadline Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.
Additional Title IX Training Opportunities
Title IX Training
Update on the State of Title IX Law, SaVE Act Compliance and
Investigation & Adjudication Best Practices
May 20th - 22nd, 2014
Hosted by Chestnut Hill College
2014 Spring Membership Drive
Join ATIXA for as low as $299.50!
Join ATIXA for as low as $299.50 now through April 30th. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Learn more about joining ATIXA. Contact our team for additional information.
Introducing the Continuing Certification Credit Program
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.
Who can earn CCCs? Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs. CCCs are a cost-effective way to stay current and maintain your certification from the nation�s leader in higher education risk management.
Learn more about our new program here.
Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA
The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.
See the complete Spring 2014 training schedule here.
2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA
Recordings now available for 2013 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA.
Click here to purchase.
Template Language Available from ATIXA
How can your Campus Comply with the Campus SaVE Act?
By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This act is now law, with enforcement expected to kick in a year from now. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments.
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 regulations are issued). It's eight pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387. 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.
Contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, for the ATIXA member discount code.
Now Available: A New Online Training Portal to Track Your Campus Completion
The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells us we must train all of our employees on reporting responsibilities. How are we supposed to do that? ATIXA has developed an online, comprehensive training tool designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Click here to learn more about this new training opportunity from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group. Considering this training for your campus? Ask us about how you can preview this resource for free!
Contact ATIXA to learn more about our online training tracking portal.
Developed by our team of experts led by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D, this chart is an invaluable resource addressing frequency, audience, content, type timing and dosage, for all training, prevention, education, awareness and policy mandates and recommendations related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. ATIXA’s 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 resource with your colleagues and professional networks, visit our website here. �
The NCHERM Group and ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students, and Employees
Most recent version now includes VAWA and Campus SaVE Provisions.
The NCHERM Group�and ATIXA have developed an approach called the One Policy, One Process Model permitting all discrimination complaints (age, race, sex, gender, nationality, etc.) 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!
Swarthmore Phoenix - College Asks Judge to Dismiss Expulsion Suit
The New York Times - Title IX Should Not Confuse the Issue
The Columbus Dispatch - Feds Probe Gender Equality in Sports at Denison U
The Eastern Echo - Title IX Plays Major Role in Dealing with Sexual Assault on College Campuses
The Harvard Crimson - Survivors Are Not a Liability
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 Post:
Assistant Dean/Title IX and Clery Compliance Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Survivor Services Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist � Tufts University
Director, Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator - The University of Cincinnati
Assistant Director, Office of Equity & Equal Opportunity - Miami University (OH)
Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Education - Bowdoin College
Title IX Coordinator � Swarthmore College
Director and Title IX Officer, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - University of California, Santa Cruz
Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator � Wesleyan University
Title IX Coordinator/Clery Act Compliance Officer�-�Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)
Visit the ATIXA Job Board to learn more about these postings.
Submit your open position to ATIXA. Please send all relevant information, including a link to your job post, to email@example.com. All positions will be featured on our website and weekly member newsletter.
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