Align Your Title IX Policy and Procedures to the New Law

Align Your Title IX Policy and Procedures to the New Law

September 29 - 30, 2020 | Eastern Time

Apply a 7-step process to identify gaps in your Title IX policy before they cost you time and money to fix.


In just a few weeks, you’ve interpreted over 2,000 pages of the new Rule and revised your Title IX policy to align with it—all while working remotely during a pandemic. Revising a policy takes careful planning, focused time, and collaboration, all of which may have been lacking in recent times. It’s possible you have omitted some requirements or overlooked nuance in your policy. Now is the time to be proactive and discover if you got it right—before these gaps can cause mishandling of a case and cost you time, money, and bad press to fix.

Join us for this virtual conference where our expert faculty will guide you through a 7-step process to help you identify potential gaps in your Title IX policy before they could become problems for you. You will be given templates and a fact pattern from an actual Title IX case, which you’ll apply to your own policy to analyze where it stands up and where it may fall apart. In small groups, you will brainstorm solutions to fill gaps so you can walk away knowing how to proactively course-correct your policy.


Who Should Attend

Those who directly oversee their campus Title IX policy and procedures, such as Title IX Coordinators (including Deputy Coordinators), members of General Counsel, and supervisors of Title IX Coordinators will benefit most from attending this virtual conference. Investigators, hearing panelists/decision makers, appellate officers, and anyone else who plays an active role in executing different aspects of the Title IX grievance process will also find the content of this program valuable.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

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The Academic Impressions Virtual Conference Experience

Our virtual conferences go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these new programs are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. As higher education strives to adapt rapidly to the shifting crisis, connecting with your peers who are experiencing similar challenges can be the best use of your professional development time.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
  • Access to an online conference hub — one-stop shop for presentation materials, attendee introductions, worksheets, supplemental reading, videos, and other resources

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Day One – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
All times are Eastern


Attendee Tech Check
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You will have the opportunity to test your technology tools to ensure that your microphone and webcam are working effectively before the conference begins. This tech check-in is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.



Welcome & Faculty Introduction
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Rabia Khan Harvey, the Senior Program Manager, will welcome and orient you, and introduce our expert faculty and technical resources available.



Introduction of the Seven Stages and Fact Pattern
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
In this opening session, our expert faculty will review the seven critical stages within the Title IX grievance procedure and process mandated by the Final Regulations:

1) Actual Knowledge and the Institutional Response

2) The Formal Complaint

3) The Informal Resolution Process

4) The Investigative Process

5) The Hearing Process

6) The Appeal Process

7) Implementing Sanctions and Remedies



Stage 1: Actual Knowledge and the Institutional Response
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Once a report is filed and received by the Title IX Coordinator, it is the Coordinator’s role to establish whether the incident falls under the Coordinator's jurisdiction and to determine the appropriate institutional response. You will have the opportunity to review your own process to ensure your authority is clearly defined in your policy and your procedures allow for alternative resolutions if the Title IX grievance process will not be utilized.



Short Break
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.



Stages 2 & 3: The Formal Complaint & The Informal Resolution Process
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Once a report becomes an official case in your Title IX grievance procedure, what steps are you, as the Title IX Coordinator, taking to ensure that parties are formally aware that a report has been filed? What processes do you have in place for when an informal resolution process is initiated? You will have the opportunity to explore initiating your process, including securing interim measures for parties. You will also receive examples of letter templates notifying parties.



Lunch Break
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.



Stage 4: The Investigative Process
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
If a formal investigation into a case has been determined, you need to make sure your investigative process provides clear communication to the parties regarding the following aspects of the process:

  • Their rights
  • Accommodations
  • Technology concerns
  • Conflict of interest with assigned investigators

Using the fact pattern, you will walk through steps of your investigative process to ensure it aligns with your written policy and procedures.



Final Q&A and Networking Reception
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
This virtual reception is your chance to decompress, expand your network of connections, and ask any remaining questions to our expert faculty or other attendees.


Day Two - Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Attendee Tech Check
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Working Groups: Application of Stages 1 - 4
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
In small working groups with your team members or attendees from similar types of institutions, you will have an opportunity to review stages 1-4 of your Title IX grievance procedure and brainstorm solutions to fill the gaps you identified.



Short Break
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.



Stage 5: The Hearing Process
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
If you, as the Coordinator, determine that a live hearing is warranted after the investigation, your procedures need to be carefully reviewed to ensure that a live hearing can occur without causing confusion or uncertainty for those involved. Our expert faculty will take you through the many steps and considerations to effectively execute your hearing process so you can diagnose possible loopholes in your procedures.



Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.



Stages 6 & 7: The Appeal Process and Implementing Sanctions & Remedies
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Once either party exercises their right to an appeal, do your procedures clearly outline this process and who has been designated as your appellate officer? Additionally, once sanctions and remedies are determined, are you prepared to implement and enforce them? You will examine your procedures to ensure these steps can be executed effectively as the Title IX case closes.



Working Groups: Application of Stages 5 - 7
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
In small working groups with your team members or attendees from similar types of institutions, you will have an opportunity to review stages 5-7 of your Title IX grievance procedure and brainstorm solutions to fill the gaps you identified.



Final Q&A & Conference Wrap-Up
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.


Cara Hardin

Cara Hardin, J.D.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Marquette University

Cara Hardin is an attorney serving as Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Marquette University. In addition to assisting in the coordination and monitoring of Marquette’s compliance with Title IX and all associated regulations, she is the lead investigator and adjudicator of reports of sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct filed by Marquette students, faculty and staff.

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