Be prepared for the changes coming to the Title IX federal law.
Next year is likely to bring sweeping changes to Title IX federal law and the implications for higher ed are as yet still unknown, but institutions will be best served by being prepared and ready to implement these changes, whenever they come to pass. These changes will likely have substantial impact on:
- Standards, guidance, and timeline for Title IX investigations
- More clearly defined safe harbors for Higher Education
- Standard of evidence - clear and convincing vs. the preponderance of the evidence
- Content and appeal options within decision letters
The key is preparation and knowing what questions and considerations your team should be asking to ensure that these changes are effectively implemented in your current practices and policies. Join us for this online training and be better informed and prepared to implement these new regulations should they become federal law.
Prior to the webcast, you will receive a reference guide of the following terminology to give you and your team common language to speak confidently and accurately about your current policies and the direction of the changes to come: Deliberate Indifference, Sexual Harassment, Actual Knowledge, Constitutional Protection, FERPA preemption, Religious Exemption, and Retaliation. We’ll use this guide during the live webcast to frame the discussion of the proposed changes.
Who Should Attend
Changes to Title IX will likely affect everyone on campus whose work is impacted by compliance and federal law regulations, including:
- Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators
- Legal Counsel
- Title IX Investigators
- Presidents and Executive Staff
- External/Public Relations
- Student Affairs
- Public Safety and Operations
- Human Resources
In 6 key areas such as sexual harassment, FERPA, and religious exemptions, Title IX law is expected to change. To help you get prepared, we’ll cover the following questions for each of the 6 areas:
1) What is the law right now in this area?
2) What is the proposed language and what does that mean for campuses?
3) How can campuses prepare for these possible changes?
Bev Baligad, Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, University of Hawaii – West O’ahu
Bev has been a member of the Michigan State Bar since 2004. She currently serves as the Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator at the University of Hawaii West Oahu campus. An alumna of UH Manoa and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, she was previously employed at a mid-sized, urban public commuter college with 20,000+ students. Since 2005, she has worked in various areas in higher education, including but not limited to: Labor Relations, Executive leadership, Adjunct Faculty, Compliance and Title IX.
Read Bev's full bio here.
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