Assessing Credibility in Title IX Cases

Last updated April 1, 2021

Course Length

1h 35m

Last Updated

April 1, 2021

Assessing Credibility in Title IX Cases

Last updated April 1, 2021

Gain the practical tools and confidence to effectively and fairly assess credibility.


It’s not uncommon for someone to have imperfect or inconsistent recall and just because something doesn’t make sense to you doesn’t necessarily mean it is untrue. How can Title IX decision makers effectively and fairly assess credibility throughout the course of a case?

Join us for a deep-dive virtual training that will help make the practice of assessing credibility—often a nebulous concept—more concrete and tangible. You will learn which factors you need to consider, how to assess the credibility of statements, documents, and other information gathered in a case, and how to communicate this in your decision rationale, all in a fair and impartial manner.

Who should attend?

This program is designed specifically for Title IX case decision makers, especially hearing board/panel members.



May 17, 2021

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern


Welcome and Introductions



Part 1: Considering Credibility

During this first part of the training, we will discuss:

  • Which factors are used to assess credibility.
  • How to ask effective and balanced questions about credibility concerns.
  • Strategies to better understand and mitigate bias to uphold a fair and equitable process.



Part 2: Assessing Credibility

Our expert speaker will provide examples, tools, and resources for an effective credibility assessment based on facts presented in a hearing− and you’ll have the opportunity to practice!






Part 3: Writing about Credibility in Your Decision Rationale

Here we will explore how to apply credibility assessment tools when writing your decision rationale. You will gain insight on what to include in the rationale section of the decision.



Final Q&A and Wrap-Up