Title IX: Developing Policies & Exploring Priority Issues – Stay in Compliance & Avoid Legal Challenges
Create and implement Title IX policies and procedures while considering today’s Title IX priority issues that need to be addressed to ensure a robust set of guidelines and protocols.
Avoid legal challenges in the complex landscape of the OCR, Department of Education and the courts by using Title IX: Developing Policies & Exploring Priority Issues – Stay in Compliance and Avoid Legal Challenges.
Has your institution fully mastered all the nuances of Title IX compliance and the ins and outs your institution needs to address based on your institutional characteristics?
If not, then a review of your Title IX policies, procedures and protocols is in order — or the cost of failing to have proper procedures in place could be high, including legal costs, reputational costs and the cost of time spent repairing mistakes made.
When you use Title IX: Developing Policies & Exploring Priority Issues – Stay in Compliance and Avoid Legal Challenges, you will get specific tools to solve your Title IX issues:
- How to Develop Title IX Policies and Procedures – You'll get a framework for reviewing and constructing the best Title IX policy for your specific campus that is designed to uncomplicate the process:
- Questions to ask/areas to consider:
- Relationship of discipline/community standards/honor codes to Title IX
- A sample discrimination policy
- Policies for all or separate policies for students, faculty and staff
- Interim measures, including no-contact orders
- Pure investigator model or hybrid
- Trauma-informed training
- Understanding that there is no “gold standard”
- Adding an element of do-it-yourself to policy development
- Empowering administrators make choices about what makes the most sense for their campus community
- Questions to ask/areas to consider:
- Exploring 10 Priority Title IX Issues – Learn how to manage the key issues facing today’s campuses when it comes to Title IX and how they might be operationalized effectively, including:
- Advocacy resources for both the reporting party and responding party
- Constructing and conducting campus climate surveys
- Handling issues of confidentiality, including the use of confidential advisors
- Addressing Title IX issues that occur off campus
- Managing the staffing and costs associated with Title IX compliance
- Raising awareness about issues of consent
- Bystander intervention
- Effective investigatory techniques, including using independent investigators/adjudicators, the investigative model, etc.
- Making sure LGBTQ students are protected by Title IX
- Understanding how Title IX intersects with the Clery Act and VAWA/SaVE
Title IX: Training Tools & Promising Practices to Enhance Campus Skills – Build a Campus Culture to Avoid Errors & Legal Issues
The chain of compliance and keeping in the lines of legal boundaries is only as strong as the weakest link. Compliance comes down to your staff — you must deliver effective training that makes your staff competent, comfortable and confident with Title IX compliance issues.
The Title IX: Training Tools & Promising Practices to Enhance Campus Skills Binder delivers that confidence and competence and will help your staff steer clear of critical compliance errors.
Specifically, when you apply the techniques in the Title IX: Training Tools & Promising Practices to Enhance Campus Skills Binder you and your staff will:
- Use case studies and scenario walk-throughs to build practical, hands-on decision-making skills — and avoid mistakes when real cases present themselves.
- Train a variety of stakeholders, including students, staff, parents, public safety and faculty. Including stakeholders from all parts of the campus community raises the level of awareness and builds the culture of compliance to help avoid errors and missteps in the future.
- Deploy ready-to-use, tangible tools — including handouts, worksheets and fact sheets — that put Title IX compliance into a distinct and substantial resource that staff can grasp and use to remember their responsibilities.
- Utilize self-assessment components to make sure your team knows their Title IX compliance role.