HR, Compliance, and Policies

Educational institutions must comply with laws and regulations, satisfy employee expectations, and implement policies that foster learning and safety. Through this learning pathway, you will learn how to meet these mandatory administrative requirements.

HR, Compliance, and Policies

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  1. FERPA 102: Deep Dive Into Privacy and Title IX (Higher Ed)
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    FERPA 102: Deep Dive Into Privacy and Title IX (Higher Ed)

    Title IX and FERPA expert Melissa Carleton will walk you through a hypothetical case and the sticky situations involving sharing information between parties, advisors, witnesses, and institution employees outside the Title IX process. You will also learn about the interplay between FERPA’s protections and Freedom of Information Act requests under state public records laws.

    What You'll Learn

    • What records created by a Title IX team are protected by confidentiality laws?
    • When can you share information with individuals involved in the process?
    • When can you share information about sexual misconduct with school officials?
    • What rights do advisors and parents have to access information?
    • Can students review their case files once the Title IX process is over?
    • If a respondent is disciplined and wants to transfer, what can you share with their new institution about their case?
  2. How to Manage Your Higher Education Projects
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    How to Manage Your Higher Education Projects

    Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to the basics of project management, offering essential and actionable strategies to help you plan for and successfully deliver a wide variety of projects.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the five essential elements of higher education project management?
    • What project phases and lifecycles should you follow?
    • How can you integrate common areas of project planning?
    • How should you use scope, deliverables, and schedule?
    • What techniques will enable you to improve communication and collaboration?
    • What everyday challenges that derail projects should you avoid?
  3. Know the Law: Tips for Student Support and Success at Your School
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    Know the Law: Tips for Student Support and Success at Your School
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, January 10, 2022; 4:30 PM Eastern

    Higher education legal experts Dr. Jim Castaganera and Dr. Tony Campbell will review the current state of affairs, discuss the legal obligations of colleges and universities, and review best practices that are making a difference.

    What You Will Learn

    • What are your institution’s legal obligations to support students?
    • What requirements do ADA laws impose on colleges and universities?
    • How can counseling centers help students cope with life’s daily pressures?
    • How are current world events affecting students?
    • What does recent research reveal you can do to build student resiliency?
    • What best practices should you implement immediately?
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    Know the Law: Tips for Student Support and Success at Your School
    Tuesday, January 10, 2022; 4:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera and Anthony Campbell
    From $129.00
  4. FMLA in 90 Minutes: What You Need to Know for Schools
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    FMLA in 90 Minutes: What You Need to Know for Schools

    Human resources expert Teri Morning will reveal how you must revise policies and procedures to incorporate the latest laws and evolving regulations. You will learn how to treat educational employees fairly.

    What You'll Learn

    • What specific FMLA policy changes must you make for 2022–23?
    • What are the unique leave requirements for schools?
    • What steps should you take to maximize government funding?
    • When is COVID-19 a reason for taking FMLA leave?
    • How should you administer intermittent leave?
    • When must you provide for emergency sick leave?
    • When are you required to engage in the ADA interactive process?
    • How should you make requests for employee medical information?
  5. 2022 FERPA Compliance and Remote Learning: What to Know
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    2022 FERPA Compliance and Remote Learning: What to Know

    Higher education professional Dr. Lori Vaden will explain how to comply with FERPA while serving students in a remote learning environment. You will learn where to find resources and get answers to frequently asked questions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is FERPA?
    • How has FERPA evolved due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    • How is remote learning privacy more complicated for 2022–23?
    • What student privacy expectations must you meet today?
    • What FERPA training should you provide to all staff?
    • Where can you find resources to assist with FERPA compliance?
  6. Crown Act: Ensuring Your Dress Code Policy Does Not Discriminate
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    Crown Act: Ensuring Your Dress Code Policy Does Not Discriminate

    Equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will explain the intersection of race discrimination and hairstyles. You will learn how to avoid illegal and hurtful policies and actions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the history of racial discrimination based on hair?
    • What microaggressions are associated with this discrimination?
    • How do cultural appropriation and assimilation differ?
    • What health impacts and disparities does hair discrimination cause?
    • How should dress code policies ensure racial neutrality?
    • What discrimination laws relate to hair? What does the CROWN Act cover?
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    Crown Act: Ensuring Your Dress Code Policy Does Not Discriminate
    Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
    $129.00
  7. Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues
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    Which Bathroom Should Our LGBTQ Students And Employees Use And Other Legal Issues

    Discrimination law expert Melissa Fleischer will explain your legal requirements to prevent harassment. You will learn how to respect and protect your LGBTQ students, teachers, and other staff members.

    Topics Covered:

    • How did landmark court decisions affect your obligations toward LBGTQ individuals?
    • Are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination legally prohibited?
    • What are your legal requirements to protect LGBTQ students and employees?
    • What bathroom policies are lawful and appropriate?
    • What other transgender issues should you consider in policies and practices?
    • How can you use Pride Month to enact policy updates?
  8. Employees Who Participate In Protests: What HR Needs To Know
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    Employees Who Participate In Protests: What HR Needs To Know

    Dr. Jim Castagnera, a renowned attorney and labor relations expert, will explain how to respond to social activism among your employees. You will learn about common worker concerns and legal constraints.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the most prevalent demonstrations of employee activism?
    • What will the Dobbs decision add to the tumult?
    • How should you respond to employee activism?
    • How can you address a lack of race and gender representation in leadership?
    • What are the legal constraints of responding to employee activism?
    • What should you do when a union organizing drive is brewing?
    • How should you react when employees ask your organization to be more socially conscious?

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