Title IX Coordinator Training

Thank you for your interest in NACUA’s Title IX Online Course.  On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) withdrew the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and 2014 Q & A on Title IX and Sexual Violence and issued a new Q & A. (See Dear Colleague Letter Withdrawing 2011 and 2014 Guidance and Interim Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, September 22, 2017). As a result, much of the content in this course is substantively out-of-date. In the interest of providing accurate and timely information to our members and their campus colleagues, NACUA will be updating the course and will resume registrations after the course is updated.  We will update this site and notify NACUA members when registration for the course re-opens. We appreciate your interest in the course and thank you for your patience.

Course Schedule

Introduction to Title IX, Clery Act, and Campus SaVE Act

  • Introduction to Title IX: sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence
  • Introduction to the Clery Act
  • Campus SaVE Act Amendments of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Making Title IX and Campus SaVE work together
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The Key Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinators

  • April 4, 2011 guidance: an overview
  • Who should serve as a Title IX coordinator?
  • Key Title IX coordinator responsibilities
  • Title IX coordinator responsibilities as it applies to athletics
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Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence and the Legal Responsibilities of the Institution

  • The data on sexual violence on campus
  • Different perspectives – victims' rights, community standards, accused students, parents, community, student groups
  • The role of alcohol, drugs and consent
  • Other types of institutional programs to respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • Other laws that affect investigations
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Overseeing or Conducting Investigations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Investigations

  • Interviews with complainant, accused and witnesses
  • Requests for confidentiality or not to investigate
  • Interim protective measures for complainant
  • Dealing with law enforcement
  • Gathering other evidence
  • Determining whether to bring charges
  • Other general remedial action
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Review of Institutional Policies – Part I

  • Complaint handling
  • Hearings, adjudication, and appeals
  • Due process and student code
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Review of Institutional Policies - Part II

  • Grievance procedures for employees
  • Dealing with parents and media
  • FERPA and Clery Act issues
  • Minors

Compliance with Notice and Training Obligations

  • Notice obligations
  • Who needs to be trained and on what topics
  • Best practices

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Title IX Coordinator Best Practices in Athletics

  • NCAA identification of Title IX coordinator
  • Additional policy considerations
  • Effective harassment/assault avoidance training for coaches, student-athletes and athletics personnel
  • Discussion of requirement that student-athletes be treated similarly to other students in harassment/sexual assault investigations
  • Privacy and athletics
  • Retaliation
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Webinars

FIRST WEBINAR

March 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 1-2

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants

SECOND WEBINAR

April 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 3-4

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants

THIRD WEBINAR

May 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 5-6

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants

FOURTH WEBINAR

June 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 7-8

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants.

 

Instructor(s)

Melinda W. Grier

Amy Foerester

Janet Judge

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Melinda W. Grier served as NACUA's Director of Legal Resources. Previously, she consulted on issues related to higher education law and policy, advised institutions of higher education and other public employers through her firm Melinda Grier...

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Amy C. Foerster has been General Counsel at Bucknell University since January 2013. Prior to joining Bucknell, Amy was a partner with Saul Ewing LLP, where she was Co-Chair of the firm's Higher Education practice. In that capacity, Amy represented private and public...

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Janet Judge is a litigation partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where she focuses her practice on employment, higher education, and intercollegiate sport law matters. She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of employment and sports law. Janet is ...

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