May 18, 2020 • 12–2 PM ET

Title IX:  The Department of Education’s Final Rule on Sexual Harassment

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education posted on its website the final rule related to Title IX and sexual harassment, the first comprehensive set of regulations issued under Title IX since 1975.  As expected, the final rule addresses many of the topics previewed in the Department’s November 29, 2018 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), including a requirement that institutions conduct live hearings with direct cross examination and provide advisors to conduct cross examination.  However, there are many instances where the Final Rule deviates from or clarifies topics in the NPRM. The regulations have a August 14, 2020 implementation date.

This 2-hour webinar will complement the NACUA Briefing on the final rule held on May 8, 2020. The webinar presenters will assume that you attended the May 8, 2020 briefing or listened to the complimentary recording of it prior to joining this webinar. Though the webinar will reference the major features of the final rule, its direction will be driven in substantial measure by practical content to guide institutions as they endeavor to implement the regulations.

Who Should Attend?
This webinar will be of interest to college and university counsel who handle sexual misconduct matters, Title IX coordinators, student affairs professionals, human resources professionals, and other campus administrators responsible for student and employee conduct matters. After reviewing the program schedule, members may wish to invite administrators on their campus with responsibilities in these or related areas to join them for the program.

Please note that NACUA requires all registrants to affirm that they are eligible to participate in the webinar. NACUA’s Eligibility Requirements state that no participant may represent interests or undertake work adverse to the interests of NACUA Members, and that no participant represents any clients or claimants against any NACUA Member Institutions unless that client is itself a NACUA Member Institution.

Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

I. Opening

II. Status of the Regulations

III. Jurisdiction


V. Process

VI. Specific Issues Related to Employees


VIII. Communication with Stakeholders

IX. Implementation

2:00 P.M. ET



Amy Foerster

Amy Forester
Amy C. Foerster is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, where she co-chairs the firm's Higher Education Practice Group and also is a member of the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Amy provides litigation, counseling and investigative services to...

Pamela Heatlie

Pam Heatlie
Pamela Heatlie is the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.  She previously served as an Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Senior Director of the Office for Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator at the...

Joshua Richards

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Joshua W. B. Richards is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, where he is the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Higher Education Practice. Josh helps colleges and universities address...


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