Title IX Considerations and Legal Implications Institutions Must Understand & Address
Title IX is clear about pregnancy and parenting but not clear on HOW or WHAT that means for an institution’s response, creating confusion and the potential for an inconsistent system riddled with inequity and regulatory violations. With an increase in pregnancy and/or parenting accommodation requests, universities need to have best practices and policies in place to avoid missteps and potentially costly lawsuits.
Our expert presenters will discuss what does and does not constitute a reasonable accommodation; best practices and policy development; and how to ensure that faculty, staff, and students are trained to handle these cases with equity-minded practices and confidence. They will share how their institution has approached this topic and navigated the sizable increase in students’ requests for accommodation.
Gain a better understanding of the unique needs and the legal protections that exist so you can better serve your students who are parents. You’ll also be able to implement training and outreach initiatives to avoid any legal issues due to noncompliance.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Review current campus policies that address accommodations for pregnant and parenting students – ensure your institution is compliant with federal guidelines to avoid missteps and potentially costly lawsuits.
- Identify resources both on and off campus to support students with children – foster an affirming and supportive environment for all students, so that you can support their academic, social, and emotional goals.
- Create policies and procedures to protect your institution's mission and to ensure a healthy, supportive learning community – provide options that will engage, retain, and graduate students with children.
- Provide faculty, staff and students with appropriate training to help everyone recognize and respond to students in need of accommodations and resources – recognize accommodation needs and develop relationships with university and community partners to support these cases with equity-minded practices and confidence.
- Discover best practices and policies to support pregnant and/or parenting students on campus – tap into what’s working and apply best practices to your community so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Alice Jones is currently serving as the Associate Director for the Office of Institutional Equity at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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LaJuan Flores currently serves as the Director and Title IX Coordinator for the Cleveland State University Office for Institutional Equity.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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