Chaminade University provides training for Title IX coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and others involved with implementing our Title IX policies. The materials used to provide Title IX training to such personnel can be found below.
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION / OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (OCR)
- Questions and Answers Regarding the Department’s Final Title IX Rule
- OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
- The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
- OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
- OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
- OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
- OCR Webinar on Bias and Conflicts of Interest
- Notice of Interpretation: Title IX Prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ+ students and employees
- Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment (July 2021)
Title IX Regulations Training Modules
To assist institutions of higher education working to comply with with Title IX regulations, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice has created a free, online lecture series that provides foundational training for those individuals who will be administering the Title IX process, including Title IX coordinators, investigators, advisors, hearing officers, and appeal officers. The training must cover certain, specified concepts, and institutions must post any training materials they use to their external websites, making them available to the public. Thompson Coburn’s training series has been designed specifically to assist institutions with fulfilling these requirements.
Thompson Coburn granted Chaminade University of Honolulu permission to post the following six modules on our campus Title IX Training webpage, which modules were used for training of personnel involved with the Title IX process.
Visit www.thompsoncoburn.com/TitleIXMaterials to find slide decks for each Module.
Module 1: An Introduction to Managing Title IX Sexual Harassment on Campus
In the Fundamentals of the Law module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey provide an overview of the new Title IX rule. Starting with a background and history of Title IX, the module details key definitions, elements of a sufficient response to “Title IX sexual harassment,” interim and supportive measures and recordkeeping requirements.
Module 2: Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment
In the Formal Complaints module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey discuss the new regulation’s framework for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module details the ten core requirements for a formal complaint process and explains the requirements regarding dismissals and consolidation of complaints.
Module 3: Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions
In the Investigations and Informal Resolutions module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new regulation’s requirements for investigations of formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module explores key concepts, notice requirements, confidentiality, evidence, serving impartially, issues of relevance, interviews, credibility determinations, collection and review of documentation and writing investigative reports. The module also explains the regulation’s requirements regarding informal resolutions.
Module 4: Title IX Hearings
In the Hearings module, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey, discuss the new regulation’s hearing requirements for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module delves into key concepts, the live hearing requirement, advisors, managing cross-examination, relevance, credibility, burden of proof, evidence and legal privileges.
Module 5: Title IX Determinations
In the Determinations module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explore the new regulation’s requirements for written determinations of responsibility following a hearing. The module covers key concepts, the format and content of determinations, organizing facts and thoughts, excluding facts in evidence, weighing facts under applicable evidentiary standards, types of evidence, effective deliberations and writing a defensible determination.
Module 6: Title IX Appeals
In the final module of the series, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new Title IX rule’s requirements for appeals. The module details key concepts, bases for appeal, drafting appeal decisions and requirements for appeal officers.