Title IX in 2020: What Colleges Can Expect

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a controversial plan to overhaul how schools across the country address sexual misconduct complaints, narrowing the definition of what sexual harassment is on campus and reinforcing “due process” rights for students accused. 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 proposals, 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.

Title IX is the federal law that bans sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs. Changes that have already occurred in the Trump Administration include the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines to require that colleges use the lowest standard of proof, called “preponderance of evidence,” in adjudicating complaints. The DOE changes ask institutions to decide if they want to use that standard or the higher “clear and convincing” standard, as long as it is consistently applied in all matters of misconduct.

These standards are due to become law in 2020.

Join this session by expert speaker Kent Seavor, where he will elaborate the New Title IX Regulations, how to apply them and their implications.

Session Highlights:

  • How The present administration interprets Title IX

  • How Diligence and Vigilance are more important in 2020 than ever before in terms of training

  • What role the Office of Civil Rights will pay in regard to Title IX investigations in the coming year

  • What are some Best Practices about implementing the hearing panel apparatuses and other training Requirements

Why You Should Attend:

The issue at hand: how will these controversial changes affect, and protect, students in 2020…and beyond?Will institutions of higher learning become safer, or more confused as to how to apply the law? Will the new regulations create a better sense of equality among the accused and accuser, or will “survivors” go back to becoming “victims”? 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 into this perplexing issue..

Who Should Attend:

  • Person in-charge of Enforcement, creation and implementation of Title IX regulations on campus.

  • Academic Administrators,

  • Title IX Coordinators

  • Counselors

  • Advisors

  • Faculty Members

  • Students

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

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per 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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