Join your peers for a practical discussion about the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX regulations for your institution’s current Title IX compliance.
On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released proposed changes to the existing Title IX implementing regulations. These proposed changes shed light on and clarify how this current administration’s Office for Civil Rights intends to change existing obligations under the May 2020 Title IX regulations. However, regardless of the outcome of the Biden administration’s proposed regulatory changes, Biden’s proposed regulations nevertheless provide a roadmap for your institution’s current Title IX compliance.
Join us for an engaged discussion about the next critical steps your Title IX team should begin taking immediately, as well as which steps you should avoid until the administrative process required for the proposed regulations to become law has concluded. Our expert instructors Cara Hardin, attorney and Title IX Deputy Coordinator at Marquette University, and Adrienne Lyles, Executive Director for Gender Equity & Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati, will lead a group conversation around the Biden administration’s proposed amendments.
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This online event best suits Title IX coordinators and others responsible for providing direction, leadership, and accountability in their institutional roles relating to an equitable and discrimination-free environment. Investigators, decision-makers, supervisors of Title IX Coordinators, legal counsel, and representatives from human resources will also benefit from this free panel discussion.
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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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cara helps coordinate and monitor Marquette’s compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 and all associated regulations. She is the lead investigator of formal complaints alleging sexual harassment and the lead investigator and adjudicator of formal complaints alleging sex discrimination and other sexual misconduct filed by Marquette students, faculty, and staff. In addition to her role at Marquette, Cara currently serves as a faculty member and Title IX subject-matter expert for Academic Impressions, a professional development company for higher education institutions. Through Academic Impressions and other contracting opportunities, Cara regularly develops and conducts intensive and hands-on training for public and private higher education professionals throughout the country in the areas of Title IX investigations, adjudications, informal resolutions, and general compliance. On a part-time basis, Cara serves as a mediator within the Title IX informal resolution process for higher education institutions. Before joining the Title IX Office at Marquette, Cara served as Special Counsel in the Ball State University Office of General Counsel, advising on employment-related matters and Title IX compliance. Cara previously served as a deputy prosecuting attorney assigned exclusively to prosecuting sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and crimes against children. Cara began her legal career practicing employment law at a large midwestern law firm. Cara obtained her B.A. at the University of Indiana and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Adrienne Lyles, PhD, J.D.
Executive Director for Gender Equity & Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator, University of Cincinnati
Adrienne arrived at UC in July 2021 and coordinates and manages UC’s comprehensive response to concerns related to sex/gender, including compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Adrienne completed her undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English at Iowa State University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder; her areas of specialization include feminist philosophy, existentialism, and intersectionality. Adrienne earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and is licensed to practice law in Indiana.
Prior to arriving at UC, Adrienne was Associate Director of Equal Opportunity, Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and Associate Teaching Professor at Iowa State University. At Iowa State, she was responsible for policy, procedure, and processes related to non-discrimination and anti-harassment as well as affirmative action planning. Adrienne has also taught philosophy at the University of San Diego and Saint Mary’s College (Indiana), served as director of an interdisciplinary social justice education program, and was attorney/owner of a law firm in South Bend, Indiana.
You can find Adrienne's article, “Title IX Investigations: The Importance of Training Investigators in Evidence-Based Approaches to Interviewing,” co-authored with Dr. Christian Meissner, in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Adrienne's current research areas include navigating competing values in Title IX processes and remediating prejudice and stereotypes in workplace investigations.
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