Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 13:00

Location: Wyndham Disney Springs Resort

Compliance U Four Corners of Title IX Training
20-22 October 2017
Orlando, Florida, United States

Compliance U Four Corners of Title IX Training (TIX 201) is a live 2.5 day module providing intermediate (and some advanced) level instruction in the Title IX pathways. Pre-work will be completed in a hybrid format. The course is a prerequisite for all Title IX pathways including the mastery certificate. Completion of Compliance 101, TIX 101 and TIX 201 will result in the awarding of an intermediate certificate. Advanced Certificates will require the completion of additional modules.  TIX 201 is an interactive experience that addresses Title IX compliance in each of the Four Corners of Compliance. The module also addresses some critical issues arising from recent related litigation.  

Specific topics to be covered will include:

  • Coordinating responsibility under Title IX and the Clery Act

  • Coordinating Title IX responsibility with other Equal Opportunity compliance mandates such as Title VII and Disability Law

  • Managing threat assessment and Title IX responsibilities

  • Reporting issues

  • Conflict of interest issues

  • Common “traps” in Title IX coordination

  • Training and due diligence issues—faculty, staff and students

  • Common FERPA issues

  • Constructing and choosing grievance systems/interfacing those systems with existing policies

  • Core features of policies based on promising practices

  • Interfaces with law enforcement/ MOUs

  • Resources for impacted individuals, including respondents

  • “Burden of proof” and Due Process issues

  • Managing no-contact orders

  • Leading policy revision processes and identifying promising practices

  • Managing public and internal narratives

  • Staffing and supervisory issues

  • Utilizing academic resources in culture and climate work

  • Understanding “Montana Process”

  • Basics of Investigations and Report Writing/ Notifications of Outcomes

  • Advocacy issues—including “potted plants”

  • Working with “grey-space” in exiting guidance and regulations

  • Current federal administration update/ trends in state law regulation

  • Integrating primary prevention effectively into Title IX efforts

  • Lessons learned from key court cases


  • Develop a stronger sense of points of dynamic tension in Title IX work

  • Improve skills in Title IX administration and coordination of campus efforts

  • Understand nuances of “grievance process’ approaches and promising ‘grievance process’ practices

  • Become a stronger trainer, and trainer of trainers, in Title IX work

  • Interface compliance and educational approaches to Title IX administration

  • Establish foundations for being more proactive and preventative in Title IX work

  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced study of Title IX and potentially mastery of the subject.

NEW special addition! 


October 22 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Campuses throughout the country are bracing for protests and activism either on campus or in their communities. This special session will offer an interactive opportunity to learn more about First Amendment and free speech/association rights and responsibilities in the face of potentially violent events. Can we shun speakers and groups that present the risk of violence and disruption? If events/speakers come, how can and should we respond? How should we react if we learn that one of our students or colleagues attends such an event? How can and should campuses and leaders address the new reality of extreme expression?


Casual or business casual attire is appropriate. We encourage each participant to bring a jacket or sweater, as meeting rooms may be chilly.

Required Materials

Your required readings include the pre-readings from TIX 101:

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011)

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights /Dept. of Justice Letter and Resolution Agreement with Univ. of Montana

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Letter and Resolution Agreement with SUNY

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter (Retaliation) (April 24, 2013)

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (April 2014)

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (April 24, 2015)

  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Letter to Title IX Coordinators (April 24, 2015)


Peter F. Lake, The Four Corners of Regulatory Compliance—A Primer for American Colleges and Universities (2017)  (Primer) (included in your registration fee)

Note: please have these reading available for use during the module.

Pre-Program Reading/Assignments

Course Texts: Prior to the start of the Certificate Program, please review the Primer.

Online Resources:  Several case studies will be made available to you prior to the module. We will be working with these case studies during the module.

Preparation and Class Attendance

Attendance, and quality of attendance, are essential for successful completion of the module. This module will provide unique learning opportunities that cannot be replicated simply from notes or after-class time spent with professors. The module will not be recorded. Should you have an emergency that forces you to miss class, please contact the lead instructor as soon as possible. Quality of attendance is also a key for success. Temporary absences from class may be necessary from time to time for participants to handle pressing matters. Cell phones and similar devices should be in the silent or vibrate modes during class time.

Participants should endeavor to complete all required reading before class. Specific readings are referenced during segments of the module; these items have been provided to you via hard copy (books) or as web links/PDF documents to registered participants via Google Drive.  It is important for you to complete the pre-program assignments listed above prior to the beginning of TIX 201.  Assignments listed in the right-hand column below are the readings associated with that day’s session and should be reviewed before you the module and then briefly reviewed again the evening before the material will be discussed. 

Access the topics list and selected required reading by visiting this page. >>


The Assessement will be open book and open note. However, once the Assessment  is distributed, participants may not collaborate with any other participant or third party, or contact any Instructor.  The examination will be assessed on a scale of High Competency, Competency, Competency Emerging, and Not Competent.  To receive a certificate in the module, a student must achieve a High Competency or Competency grade on the final examination.  The examination will be released electronically at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, October 30, 2017 and must be returned by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, December 4, 2017.  Students will be notified of exam results no later than 12:00 a.m. midnight ET on Monday February 19, 2018.

Should a student receive an evaluation of Competency Emerging or Not Competent, the student will be asked to resubmit the assessment upon feedback from the Lead Instructor.  The student must then receive a High Competency or Competency grade upon resubmission.  There will be only one opportunity for resubmission.

Extensions on the assessment may be given if extreme circumstances arise.  Extensions are at the sole discretion of the Lead Instructor.