Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation
Under Title IX, colleges and universities are required to have at least one Title IX coordinator responsible for keeping the institution compliant with the law and investigating any complaints that arise. But with no mandatory training for this position, staff members often struggle to find the most effective approach to doing a proper investigation.
If you’re the person responsible for Title IX at your college or university, you know just how big a job it is. There are laws to understand, witnesses to interview, and investigations to be done, all while being sensitive to the needs of the complainant and respondent. You also have to consider your institution’s reputation and how the public might react to news of discrimination or sexual harassment on campus.
Even if you think you have a first-rate Title IX investigative process, there’s always room for improvement. And if standards aren’t quite what they should be, you could be putting your federal funding in jeopardy.
So what are the basic strategies involved in any Title IX investigation? How do you create an investigative plan that will help you gather facts, interview witnesses, and write a thorough report about the complaints you receive? And where can you find the information you’ll need to make the fairest and most informed decision?
Get answers to these questions and more when you order Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation. Listen as speaker Julian R. Williams from George Mason University shows you how to properly gather factual information for a Title IX investigation. Using case-study examples, you’ll learn strategies for taking complaints, interviewing witnesses, performing investigations, and writing reports. Find out how to ask the right questions and gather the information you’ll need to come to the most appropriate resolution for everyone involved. Along with techniques to maintain confidentiality, correctly report allegations to the proper authorities, and above all, resolve the matter as promptly and fairly as possible.
You’ll also get details on the proactive steps your institution can take to respond to and eradicate sexual violence on campus, which should translate into a better campus experience for everyone.
Whether you’re a dean of students, student affairs professional, Title IX coordinator or investigator, campus law enforcement—anyone involved in Title IX intake, investigations, or enforcement—this seminar is for you.
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