The message from Washington is loud and clear: Colleges and Universities must address issues of sexual harassment and violence on their campuses! On April 4th, in an unprecedented action, Vice President Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the issuance of a Dear Colleague Letter to our campuses, along with strong words about addressing sexual misconduct. The Dear Colleague Letter, issued from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, provides further Guidance on Title IX compliance for institutions on campus sexual violence. The letter explicitly addresses hot button issues and made very clear that Title IX is not just about athletics. The OCR Guidance along with the Clery Act “Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights” sets forth Guiding Principles for our colleges and universities in creating policies and procedures to address this important issue. This webinar will provide information about these and discuss what you need to know about the law and policy issues to insure your campus is in compliance in addressing sexual misconduct. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for Q & A to address your specific concerns.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar is geared towards multiple campus officials, which include registrars, enrollment officers, admissions officers, student services and records administrators as well as, directors and deans of student affairs, and directors of security/safety on campus. The audience should also include student conduct officials and legal support, compliance officials, and victims’ rights personnel.
Saundra K. “Saunie” Schuster, Esq. - Partner with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) and Managing Partner of Schuster & Clifford, LLP
Saunie Schuster is a Partner with the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management(NCHERM), a national risk management legal consulting firm, and Managing Partner of Schuster & Clifford, LLP, a law practice devoted exclusively to education law. Ms Schuster is a recognized expert in preventive law for education, notably in the fields of Sexual Misconduct and Harassment, First Amendment and Campus Access, Risk Management and Liability Issues, Behavior Intervention and
Threat Assessment; Student Discipline and Campus Conduct, Intellectual Property and Employment Issues. Her higher education legal experience includes serving as the General Counsel for Sinclair Community College; as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, representing public colleges and universities; and as the Associate General Counsel for the University of Toledo.
In addition to her legal work in higher education, Ms. Schuster has over twenty years experience in college administration and teaching. Prior to practicing law, she was the Associate Dean of Students at The Ohio State University and served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, Miami University and Columbus State Community College and created the Developmental Education Program for Miami University. She has presented extensively on legal issues in higher education, and provides consultation on many legal issues to colleges and universities throughout the country. She has provided assistance with policy review and development of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct for students and employees for many institutions across the country, including a recent invitation by the Iowa Board of Regents to develop student sexual misconduct policies for all the State of Iowa higher education institutions. Ms. Schuster is co-author of “The First Amendment: A Guide for College Administrators”, and contributing author to “Campus Conduct Practice”.
Angé Peterson - Vice President, University of Central Florida Regional Campuses
Angé Peterson is Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Regional Campuses. In this role, she oversees transfer enrollment services and marketing for the 10 regional
campuses in a seven county region. Additionally, Angé has responsibility for partnerships internal to UCF administration relating to admission, financial assistance, registrar’s functions, transfer transitions plus marketing; and externally with partner community and state colleges served by the Central Florida region. Under the prevue of the Central Florida Higher Education Consortium, her responsibilities include guaranteed admission for academically qualified transfer students seeking a Baccalaureate degree by participation in the DirectConnect to UCF program. The umbrella of the consortium agreement continues to provide a solution to enrollment management, curriculum alignment, data needs and resource development and is one of the most productive 2+2 programs in the nation.
Angé has been involved in AACRAO leadership for most of her higher education professional life, first as chair of the Admission and Enrollment Management committee, Vice President for Admission and Enrollment Management followed by selection as AACRAO’s President-elect, President and Past President from 2005 – 2007. During her tenure in AACRAO leadership, she proposed strategic initiatives related to strategic enrollment management, including the Admission 101, Admission Management Workshops and the Transfer Conference. She has actively participated in SEM for 20 years. Prior to joining UCF, Angé was at Pittsburg State University and served in a leadership role for KACRAO for many years.
AACRAO Consulting is a resource available to offer workshops to help with any training needs of individual institutions. For more information and to schedule training, please visit www.aacrao.org/consulting/.
Registration Cost:$69.00 for AACRAO Members / $99.00 for Non-Members
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