The Title IX Coordinator: Best Practice Advice from Practitioners. Joni Baker, Belinda Guthrie, & Jody Shipper. ATIXA National Conference June 24, 2012 Chicago, IL.
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Joni Baker, Belinda Guthrie, & Jody Shipper
ATIXA National Conference June 24, 2012 Chicago, IL
Jody Shipper brings more than a decade of human resource and employment law experience to her position as executive director for the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Southern California. As the university’s Title IX compliance officer, Jody has conducted and overseen countless investigations, lectured extensively on investigative procedures and employment, and provided counsel to employers on risk management, employment practices and legal compliance.
Belinda Guthrie is the Associate Dean of the College and Director of Equal Opportunity at Vassar College. She joined Vassar in 1997 to build and direct the student disability services program, and in 2003 became their first director for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative. She is responsible for the investigation and resolution of alleged harassment and discrimination. Belinda has over 15 years experience in student and academic affairs, and previously worked at Smith College.
Joni Baker is the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for The Texas A&M University System, composed of 11 universities, 7 state agencies, and a health science center. She is the liaison between the system and state and federal agencies on all civil rights issues. Joni previously served as a Diplomat with the U.S. Department of State.
SCOPE OF TITLE IX
AND THE LIST GOES ON…
TO MEANINGFUL IMPLEMENTATION
* Note: May be necessary to review if the Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for employee equal opportunity protections and investigation of alleged employee discrimination and harassment
Title IX Coordinator is the institution’s compliance auditor and creator and keeper of grievance files, disposition reports, annual descriptive reports.
COORDINATED CAMPUS RESPONSE
What to look for..
(and not stress out in the process)
Joni E. Baker, Ph.D.
The Texas A&M University System
Nothing in this presentation is provided as legal advice.
(with an excuse to leave early)
i.e., don’t be argumentative or confrontational; be receptive to suggestions or recommendations but don’t agree or commit to something without proper internal vetting.
Ask for the auditor’s opinions, ideas, and recommendations.
(It doesn’t mean you have to follow them. Plus, they might even have some good ones.)
Don’t give an auditor anything you have not already reviewed in detail first. Buy time if you have to.