NASPA members and the student affairs community have long awaited the NPRM promised by Secretary DeVos since September 2017 when she rescinded guidance set by the Obama administration and released interim guidance. We appreciate the Secretary and staff of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) working to provide the first formal regulations on Title IX to provide clarity and concrete direction for institutions of higher education across the country.
NASPA staff have reviewed the rule proposed in the NPRM and prepared several resource guides for those interested in commenting on the rule. There is much in the proposed rule that concerns us, specifically related to the scope of jurisdiction for campus investigations, the ability for parties to cross-examine each other, and changes to the standards and processes for students to submit formal reports. We are keenly aware of the urgency of this matter for many NASPA members and appreciate your patience as we examined and continue to explore the possible full impact of the new proposed rule.
These information sessions took place between December 3-7, 2018. While the content covered in each session was very similar, each recording from the sessions are available to download and view via the Online Learning Community. On January 10, 2019 we released a series of Resource Guides (links available from this course) that expand on many of the topics we highlighted in December with links to research and data that individuals and institutions can use to bolster their comments as needed.
To register to view the recordings and resource guides, please click "Take this Course" above and follow the instructions. Registration is free, but you will need a free NASPA account in order to log in.