Higher Education

Administrators, faculty, and other staff members at colleges and universities have a unique challenge in keeping up with quickly-evolving requirements, expectations, and practices. These topics are specially targeted to higher education institutions.

Higher Education

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  1. Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, November 8, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to address reports of sexual harassment and formal complaints of sexual harassment. You will learn how to correctly and effectively investigate and decide these matters.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you handle reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment?
    • How do scenarios differ?
    • What supportive measures must you provide and document?
    • How should you notify parties of a formal complaint?
    • What common issues do Title IX investigators face?
    • What options do you have for informal resolution or dismissal?
    • How do First Amendment concerns relate to Title IX?
    • What steps must you take to protect student records?
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    Title IX Complaints: Walk Through The Process Live With An Attorney (Higher Education)
    Monday, November 8, 2021; 3:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  2. Academic Integrity: Practical Advice For Dealing With Cheating, Plagiarism, And Academic Misconduct
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    Academic Integrity: Practical Advice For Dealing With Cheating, Plagiarism, And Academic Misconduct
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Veteran educator Dr. Robert Hill will explain the measures that faculty and administrators can take to mitigate the all-too-common occurrence of cheating. You will learn how to prevent students from going down a path of academic misconduct.

    Topics Covered

    • What are cheating and plagiarism?
    • Why do students cheat and plagiarize?
    • How do students cheat?
    • What can you do to educate students about academic misconduct?
    • What can professors do in courses to prevent cheating?
    • Do student honor codes work in deterring cheating?
    • Should you have the same policy for undergraduate and graduate students?
  3. Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will explain why ransomware attacks work and how to thwart them. You will learn what steps you need to take today to protect your organization and prepare to respond.

    Topics covered

    • What is ransomware? How does it function?
    • What is the typical threat actor attack chain?
    • What is the current ransomware threat landscape?
    • How can organizations prepare for ransomware?
    • How should you respond to ransomware?
    • How can your organization recover from an attack?
    • What are the best practices from private industry?
    • What steps does the federal government recommend you take?
  4. “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School
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    “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will use Florida House Bill 233 as a jumping-off point to lead an engaging discussion in the fascinating matter of viewpoint diversity and academic freedom. You will learn what effect the new law may have on your institution, how similar legislation is forming in other jurisdictions, and what steps you should take now to ensure your institution fulfills its constitutional obligations.

    Topics Covered

    • What are free-speech rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments?
    • What is the role of academic freedom? What are its limitations?
    • How has the Supreme Court decided related cases?
    • How will Florida implement House Bill 233? What impact will it have?
    • What are other states doing to protect or curtail academic freedom?
    • How are colleges and universities enhancing or limiting diverse discourse?
  5. Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will offer insight into the dilemma of unconscious bias. You will start the new school year with a heightened understanding and practical steps to eliminate this problem.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the most common forms of unconscious bias in schools?
    • What are the daily repercussions of unconscious bias in the classroom?
    • What role do teachers and other staff members play in perpetuating bias?
    • What steps can you take now to eliminate bias in the new school year?
    • How can you continuously fight and overcome discrimination in school?
    • How should educators address racial identity?
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    $99.00
  6. Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism
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    Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will reveal the omissions that often plague the curriculum. You will learn how to expand perspectives to ensure all students are included and represented in the content you teach.

    What You'll Learn

    • What assumptions affect those who have been historically marginalized?
    • How do privileges, power, and oppression sustain inequity?
    • How can you teach when Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been banned?
    • What information can you teach about America’s racialized beginning?
    • How can your curriculum affirm the identity and humanity of students of color?
  7. Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide
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    Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide

    Equity experts Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington will help you start and guide conversations about inclusivity in the workplace. You will learn how to celebrate diversity and avoid discrimination.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you deal with coworkers who do not believe in inclusive workplaces?
    • What is the background of race in the workplace?
    • How can you navigate difficult conversations around race?
    • What is the line between discrimination/harassment and disagreement?
    • What strategies should you follow to create an inclusive workplace?
    • How can you be an ally?
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    Discussing Race And Gender In The Workplace: A Scenario-Based Guide
    Precious Green Gunter and Brandon Washington
    $99.00
  8. Digital Forensics Following Cyberattacks: What You Must Know And Do
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    Digital Forensics Following Cyberattacks: What You Must Know And Do

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will help you thoughtfully prepare for the inevitable. You will learn how to be ready when hackers strike your organization.

    Topics covered

    • MITRE ATT&CK framework
    • Typical hacker techniques and tools
    • Incident response process
    • Incident management best practices
    • Live Windows examination
    • Network investigations
    • Memory investigations
    • Malware investigations
  9. Preparing Now For A Successful Reopening This Fall
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    Preparing Now For A Successful Reopening This Fall
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, June 23, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Higher education experts Dr. Anthony Campbell and Dr. Jim Castagnera will detail how you can plan now for the enthusiasm and challenges that will abound when students return. You will learn how to make your campus welcoming, safe, and productive.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you address ongoing COVID-19 concerns?
    • What socio-political issues have arisen at educational institutions from the Black Lives Matter movement, police-involved shootings, and the U.S. Capitol riot?
    • How can you address the educational deficits of incoming students?
    • How can you help students acclimate to residential life on campus?
    • How should you reorient second-year students after a year of remote learning?
    • What steps should you take during the summer to prepare?
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    Preparing Now For A Successful Reopening This Fall
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  10. How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
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    How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, September 2, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Equity expert Michael Lowe will examine intentionality around retaining teachers of color. You will learn how to set the foundation at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year necessary to maintain a diverse staff.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you be intentional about teacher and faculty recruitment and retention?
    • Why do teachers and faculty members of color leave the profession?
    • How does the departure of teachers or faculty affect students?
    • What invisible tax do educators of color face? How can you eliminate it?
    • What solutions will enable you to dismantle teacher/faculty turnover?
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    How To Retain Black And Brown Staff And Dismantle Turnover
    Thursday, September 2, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    From $99.00
  11. Suspensions, Dismissals, And Expulsions Policies For 2021-2022: From Vaccines To Cannabis
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    Suspensions, Dismissals, And Expulsions Policies For 2021-2022: From Vaccines To Cannabis
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, August 18, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Attorney and education policy expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will highlight the changes you should make to your suspension, dismissal, and expulsion policies and procedures to match current societal and government requirements. You will learn how to set reasonable expectations for students and avoid lawsuits.

    What You'll Learn

    • May you dismiss students who refuse vaccines and testing?
    • May you discipline students who violate social gathering limitations?
    • Should you delay academic dismissals if grades suffer due to COVID-19?
    • Has online learning fostered an increase in academic dishonesty?
    • May you dismiss students for legal cannabis use?
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    Suspensions, Dismissals, And Expulsions Policies For 2021-2022: From Vaccines To Cannabis
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  12. Students’ First Amendment Rights: From Fundamental To Advanced Certification
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    Students’ First Amendment Rights: From Fundamental To Advanced Certification

    Dr. Jim Castagnera will cover the most critical First Amendment concerns for colleges and universities. You will learn how to find the sweet spot between student free speech and institutional community values.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Recognize and protect free speech on your campus
    • Update your knowledge to reflect the latest regulations and case law
    • Protect your institution from potential legal liability
    • Prove your expertise to colleagues, students, and regulators

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