A New Era in Title IX Enforcement: Understanding the Latest Changes
Title IX policy is now embedded in academia—students, parents, advocates, and the public expect colleges to address the scourge of sexual harassment and violence on American college campuses. Under the new administration, there have been considerable changes to Title IX policies, making it vital for college campuses to not only remain up-to-date on these changes, but also understand how Title IX policies will continue to shift under the Trump administration.
Register today for the Magna Online Seminar, A New Era in Title IX Enforcement: Understanding the Latest Changes, presented by Darren Gibson. Rather than taking the “wait and see” approach to Title IX compliance, this presentation discusses Title IX in a proactive manner. It explores updates to Title IX under the Trump administration and explains how Title IX will continue to take shape.
By addressing the shift in Title IX enforcement to focus more on due process, fairness, and respondent rights, this seminar provides practical guidance for how institutions can plan for the next phase of Title IX compliance and enforcement. In exploring these shifts, participants will stay up-to-date and effective in their work to advocate for students and keep institutions compliant, as well as start to plan for the opportunity to have a voice in the Title IX rule-making process.
This seminar covers the recent statements from the Trump administration’s Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) regarding changes in its enforcement priorities and how those changes will likely impact the approach to OCR investigations and the resolution process.
The presentation also discusses the Trump administration’s withdrawal of Obama-era guidance and the resulting impact on compliance and enforcement efforts at the campus level. It explores the planned rule-making process and likely areas to be addressed.
Regarding private litigation, the seminar examines Title IX litigation trends and the rise of respondent litigation. It discusses respondent advocacy and how that advocacy has impacted the current guidance from OCR regarding due process and fairness concerns. Finally, it provides practical guidance for how institutions can plan for the next phase of Title IX compliance and enforcement.
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the Trump administration changes and how they were influenced by respondent litigation and advocacy
- Identify the critical ways in which these changes will impact Title IX compliance and enforcement at institutions
- Anticipate and plan for the opportunity to have a voice in the Title IX rule-making process
- The 2016 election and changes at OCR under the Trump administration (one-year summary)
- Withdrawal of Obama OCR guidance
- Guidance versus regulations: The future of the DCL
- Planned rule-making under the Trump administration
- The backlash of Title IX enforcement and respondent litigation (example cases involving both students and faculty/staff)
- Respondent advocacy (e.g., FIRE, SAVE) and due process concerns on campus (e.g., 2016 letter by law school professors)
- The rise in respondent claims in the past four years
- The impact on Title IX compliance, planning, and enforcement at your institution
In light of the sweeping changes in Title IX enforcement under the Trump administration and the new leadership of OCR, this presentation is particularly important. Provosts, VPs of student affairs, deans of students, Title IX coordinators, Title IX investigators, EEO officers, and university attorneys will benefit from viewing this seminar.
Although the full impact of the new administration and OCR leadership is uncertain, it is clear that colleges and universities are in a new era of Title IX enforcement. The focus on due process (and turn away from systemic investigation) will likely have an impact on both Title IX litigation and on Title IX compliance efforts on campuses, with focus on due process concerns for the respondents. This shift will further complicate the role of the university, as it seeks to balance its obligations under Title IX to protect its students from sexual harassment and violence, while also navigating the heightened focus on the due process rights of the respondent.
Stay up-to-date on the national developments and trends in Title IX compliance, enforcement, and litigation by registering for this seminar today!
Your seminar registration includes the following:
- Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
- On-demand access for 1-year
- Written transcript
- Supplemental materials
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
For the seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.
There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.
CAMPUS ACCESS LICENSE
With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.
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