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Title IX Decision Maker - Level 1 (Higher Ed.) (IND-TIXHE003)

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Title IX Decision Maker is a Level 1 course designed to provide training pursuant to the Title IX regulations and VAWA/Clery including the definition of sexual harassment and education program/activity and serving impartially in the role. It is appropriate for hearing chairs, hearing panel members, appellate administrators and other decision makers in matters alleging sexual harassment. The course includes an overview of Title IX and litigation trends that support panel hearings and how Title IX hearings are different than other conduct hearings on campus, a review of special considerations for complainants and respondents, the role of advisors in the process, how to conduct assessments of credibility and relevance, cross examination, burdens of proof, weighing direct and circumstantial evidence, and much more. The training also includes a discussion of an institution’s requirements under the Clery Act/VAWA and its interplay with the new Title IX regulations. The course includes flow charts, checklists and resources for download in addition to the ability to post the course for inspection. The course concludes with an assessment of knowledge and a certificate upon completion.

Approximate Course Length: 120 minutes

Please note: This course provides instructions for posting the content for inspection within the course downloads. This is the only mechanism allowed for posting of the material.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction & Overview
  • Lesson 2: Title IX Process Under the New Regulations
  • Lesson 3: Sexual Harassment and Scope of Education Program and Activity
  • Lesson 4: Title IX Grievance Process Overview
  • Lesson 5: Conflict of Interest/Bias/Prejudgement of Facts
  • Lesson 6: Responsibilities of Decision Maker in Title IX Process
  • Lesson 7: The Hearing
  • Lesson 8: The Hearing Part II
  • Lesson 9: Determination and Notice of Outcome
  • Lesson 10: Wrap Up
  • Higher Ed Title IX Decision Maker Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 1 year