Conducting Internal Investigations in Higher Education Webcast Recording



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Get the information you need to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations for complaints against faculty and staff. Whether you are new to internal investigations or new to higher education, join us online to walk through the process of what you must accomplish during an internal investigation. You will learn the necessities of internal investigations from an attorney and from a practitioner in higher education, including:

  • What needs to be investigated, and who needs to be involved
  • Critical components of every investigation
  • Proper report-writing and documentation
  • Communication strategies for internal and external parties

Register for a recording of this webcast, and keep it in your training library to supplement your existing training of current and future investigators.

Note: This program will not cover civil rights investigations related to Title IX.

Additional Resources

Included in your registration will be templates and resources to aid you during your internal investigation.

Who Should Attend

Human resources and other professionals responsible for internal investigations for both faculty and staff members across the institution will find this information useful. Note: This program will not cover civil rights investigations related to Title IX.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to apply an efficient and effective process to your internal investigations.


  • Setting the Stage
    • What needs to be investigated
    • Who needs to be involved
    • How to maximize your resources
    • Considerations for faculty vs. staff investigations
  • Components of the Investigation
    • Knowing your policies to use as a framework
    • Pre-Investigation: Conducting an intake process
    • Interview techniques
    • Using technology to gather facts
    • Formalized procedures for the outcome/possible appeal
  • Report-Writing and Proper Documentation
  • Communication Strategies
    • What can and cannot be communicated, internally and externally
    • Follow-up with appropriate parties for disciplinary action
    • Recommendations to improve university policies and procedures
  • Final Q&A


Peter G. Land, Partner, Higher Education and Labor & Employment Practice Groups, Franczek Radelet P.C.

Pete represents private and public sector higher education clients in a wide array of litigation and counseling matters, with an emphasis on faculty, student, and employee issues. Pete regularly advocates on behalf of institutions in court and agency proceedings, mediations, and arbitrations, and he counsels on employment and student disputes, policy drafting, and training.  He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and preparing for government investigations, including issues arising under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.


Percy A. Morehouse, Jr. Ph.D., Executive Director, Equal Opportunity and Assistant to the President, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Morehouse became director of equal opportunity and assistant to the president in August 1986

He is a nationally recognized consultant in the development of affirmative action and diversity plans; conducting diversity audits for higher, secondary, and elementary education; supervision and staff development needs assessments and training; conducting and reporting on complex investigations; conducting comprehensive organizational reviews and assessments of equal opportunity compliance; mediation and conflict resolution skills; grant writing; educational research (school climate studies for post-secondary, secondary, and elementary levels); and conducting Title II and Title IX sexual and racial harassment assessments for higher, secondary, and elementary educational institutions.


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