Applying the Final Title-IX Regulations 2020 in a COVID World: What Colleges Need to Know

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  • 60 minutes

On May 6, the Department of Education published its long-anticipated, comprehensive final Title IX Rules in a 2,033-page document. The changes are significant. It took nearly a year and a half for the department’s Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, to review more than 124,000 public comments on the issue and finalize the proposed regulations, which were published in November 2018. This drastic change in direction from previous years makes a strong for making clarifications and changes, and some feel those impending proposals force schools to put the rights of the accused on par with the rights of the complainant. These provisions, such as requiring schools to allow cross-examination, differ greatly from the previous administration, and have a far-reaching impact on higher education campuses across the country in the coming years. The DOE changes ask institutions to decide if they want to use the lowest standard of proof, called “preponderance of evidence,”or the higher “clear and convincing” standard, as long as it is consistently applied in all matters of misconduct.

These standards have become law and are already in place, since August 14th, in the middle of a pandemic and just in time for classes to begin.

Join this session by expert speaker Kent Seaver, where he will discuss the Final Title IX Rule 2020 in detail, its implementation, and implications in the campuses.

Session Highlights:

  • What key changes will go into effect on August 14th that college administrators need to be aware of?

  • How Diligence and Vigilance will aid with the new definition of “Sexual Harassment” in a COVID-19 environment?

  • What role Live Hearing Panels and Cross-Examination (even if remote) will play in the pursuit of true justice and equity on your campus?

  • What are some Best Practices for implementing the understanding of “actual knowledge” and other training requirements?

Why You Should Attend:

Whether your institution will resume face-to-face classes in the Fall or will administer classes remotely or through a hybrid system, the Title IX changes will affect how your institution responded and relates to student and staff issues of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and equity. Attendees will be able to examine the importance of how Title IX is defined and applied at college campuses in the United States, even during COVID-19. The issue at hand: how will these controversial changes affect, and protect, students in 2020…and beyond.

The questions that are raised are extremely important for all students and colleges, and the answers and analysis provided in this presentation will create a better sense of understanding of this perplexing issue. Having a clear and concise understanding of Title IX and its implementation at academic institutions addresses not only academic needs but also rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Who Should Attend:

  • Person enforcement, creation, and implementation of Title IX regulations on campuses

  • Academic Administrators

  • Title IX Coordinators

  • Counselors

  • Advisors

  • Faculty

You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Kent Seaver

Kent Seaver

Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the fields of student services and learning resources. While at North Lake College in Irving,TX, he has expanded his work to include multiple student cohorts, including Title IX initiatives. He is presently the Director of Planning and Development and was previously the Director of Learning Resources. He served as Title IX Coordinator from 2014-2016. In that role, Kent created the first comprehensive Title IX intake and response program in the Dallas County District. Kent has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.

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