Tag Archive: Title IX

HR and the Courts

February 15, 2019 9:00 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Court Decision Suggests That Continued Attempts to Accommodate a Disabled Employee, Even After an ADA Lawsuit Is Filed, Might Reduce or Eliminate an... View Article

CUPA-HR Submits Comments on Proposed Rule Amending Title IX Regulations

February 4, 2019 1:03 pm

On January 30, CUPA-HR submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rule aimed at changing how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal... View Article

5 Public Policy Issues That Could Impact Higher Ed This Year

January 29, 2019 2:44 pm

During the recent Quarterly Washington Update webinar, CUPA-HR’s government relations team provided an overview of the current federal legislative and regulatory landscape, as well as details on the issues that may impact your campus and higher ed institutions across the country. Here are some of the top issues: 1) Pro-Union Legislation Democrats renamed the Education... View Article

HR and the Courts – Recent Rulings and Legislation

January 22, 2019 2:11 pm

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Georgetown Becomes Fifth University to Prevail in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Allegations Concerning Pension Plan Administration Georgetown University recently prevailed in a... View Article

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk Related to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment on Campus

September 27, 2018 11:33 am

When it comes to creating a safe, inclusive, equitable campus, culture is the bottom line. But changing the culture and transforming the mindset of an enterprise as large and complex and multifaceted as a higher education institution certainly doesn’t happen overnight — it’s a slow and steady journey. While helping their colleges and universities navigate... View Article

How Institutions Are Leveraging Partnerships and Education to Address Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus

February 7, 2018 4:30 pm

The “Me Too” movement has prompted a heightened awareness of and national conversation around unequal treatment and inappropriate or criminal sexual conduct in the workplace, and many colleges and universities have strengthened their resolve to eliminate these unacceptable behaviors on their campuses. To create an environment where harassment, incivility, inequality and bias are neither welcome... View Article

Strategies for Eliminating Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed (and It’s Not Simply More Training)

January 19, 2018 5:01 pm

“Philosopher Accused of Sexual Misconduct” “Former Sports Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault” “Title IX Complaints Filed Against Creative-Writing Professor” “Fifteen Students and Post Docs Issue Statement That Three Professors Created a Hostile Academic Environment in Which Sexual Harassment Is Normalized” “Reports of Sexism in a University Academic Department” “Tenured Professor Sexually Harassed Graduate Student... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2017

January 10, 2018 8:33 pm

It’s hard to believe another year is in the books, and a new one is already underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s... View Article

Facing the Challenges of DOE’s Recent Title IX “Interim Guidance”

October 2, 2017 5:59 pm

Webinars CUPA-HR > Title IX “Facing the Challenges of DOE's Recent Title IX ‘Interim Guidance’” Wednesday, October 11 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Sponsored by  Watch Now WATCH NOW WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING Webinar Materials Presentation Slides Webinar Q&A - Answers to Questions Asked During the Webinar The U.S. Department of Education recently announced new "interim guidance" to... View Article

How to Conduct a Thorough Title IX Investigation

March 6, 2017 9:00 am

At CUPA-HR’s annual conference last fall, two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College — Jane Federowicz and Matthew Baker — shared their outline for training Title IX investigators on campus (you can read about that in this blog post). Here, they continue the conversation and share the steps they take when investigating Title IX claims... View Article

12 Great Reads of 2016

January 10, 2017 8:20 am

Another year ends, another year begins! We hope you had a productive and enjoyable 2016. As you jump back in to your work in this new year, don’t forget to take advantage of CUPA-HR’s many resources and services to help you do your job better, faster and smarter. CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and... View Article

Traits and Training for Title IX Investigators

October 5, 2016 9:00 am

Two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania — Jane Federowicz, assistant vice president for human resources and Title IX coordinator, and Matthew Baker, training officer and deputy Title IX coordinator — shared in a CUPA-HR annual conference session their outline for training Title IX investigators and conducting investigations on campus. The pair shared some essential... View Article

Best Practices in Training and Compliance Around Title IX

February 5, 2016 2:43 pm

Increasing reports of sexual violence on college campuses across the nation have brought the subject out of the shadows and into the light. Whether it’s that sexual assaults are increasing in frequency or just that more people are coming forward to report such incidents, it’s an issue that must be addressed. So what actions can... View Article