New Employee Training
As part of our efforts to ensure all members of our campus are knowledgeable about preventing sexual harassment and other forms of conduct in the workplace, Title IX, how to respond to disclosures of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, and how to comply with compliance requirements, the Director of Gender Equity and Title IX Coordinator regularly schedules trainings with all new hires to review employee rights and responsibilities. Topics covered include: definitions of prohibited conduct, reporting options, investigation options and procedures, possible accommodations and discipline, and confidential resources.
Current Employee Training
Director of Gender Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Tanya Jachimiak, is available to provide customized training, including education regarding reporting obligations, how to be an effective bystander, how to effectively respond to disclosures. Topics covered also include: definitions of prohibited conduct, investigation options and procedures, possible accommodations and discipline, and confidential resources. For more information, contact Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for Title IX Team Members
To satisfy its obligation under 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D), Kalamazoo College makes publicly available training materials specific to members of the Title IX Team. Training topics include the definition of sexual harassment as defined in 34 C.F.R. 106.30(a); scope of the institution’s education program or activity; how to conduct an investigation and grievance process including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes, as applicable; and how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias. Both decision-makers and investigators are trained on issues of relevance, including how to apply the “rape shield” protections provided to complainants. Additionally, decision-makers must receive training on any technology that will be used at a live hearing.
At Kalamazoo College, the Title IX Team includes the Title IX coordinator, investigators, decision-makers (those who sit for both hearings and appeals), and deputy Title IX coordinators.