COLUMBIA, SC – SCICU is pleased to announce that two additional Title IX training seminars will be presented September 26-29, 2016 for member colleges and universities. Furman University will be providing conference space at the Trone Student Center for the training seminars.
SCICU is again partnering with attorneys Natasha Baker and Megan Farrell of the Hirschfeld Kraemer law firm for Title IX training. Baker and Farrell have significant experience in higher education and Title IX matters.
Title IX ASAP and Investigation Training will be held September 26-27 (online event registration available here). This seminar will essentially present the same content as the two-day training that almost 100 faculty and staff from SCICU member institutions attended in 2015 at Southern Wesleyan University. It is the first-level course for faculty/staff on SCICU member campuses who administrators entrust with investigating Title IX complaints or providing other forms of support such as awareness education. This two-day basic seminar can accommodate up to 100 participants.
Advanced Title IX investigation training (Title IX ASAP Advanced Investigations) will be presented on September 28 and 29 (online event registration available here). This advanced training seminar is for faculty and staff who participated in basic level Title IX investigator training presented by Baker/Farrell and sponsored by SCICU in 2015. Those who have completed a similar Title IX basic course with another reputable professional development organization may also participate in the advanced training on September 28-29. Due to the intensive and interactive nature of this advanced seminar, this two-day training will be limited to 50 participants.
As compared to traveling to other states for national Title IX training, bringing Title IX training to South Carolina during 2015 helped SCICU member colleges spend approximately 70% less on travel-related expenses.
Another benefit of SCICU-sponsored training is that the instructors can concentrate on the particular environments at our small, private liberal arts campuses and some of the special challenges faced by faith-based institutions. There will also be many opportunities to discuss best practices and learn from colleagues at other SCICU member colleges and universities.
Specific pricing information for each seminar and online registration will be announced via email in early August.
SCICU also recognizes Melissa Nichols, Title IX Coordinator for Wofford College / Furman University, for her role in linking the advanced training course with the basic training course and agreeing to co-locate the two on the Furman campus to achieve the highest level of economy of scale for SCICU member institutions.