US Dept. of Ed., Race & the 2020 Title IX Regs VIDEO

Examining how the US Dept. of Ed. discusses race in the 2020 Title IX regs

The new Title IX regulations that the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued on May 6, 2020 contain hundreds of references to race and racial bias and require institutions to train most of the parties involved in their Title IX processes on how to eliminate racial bias in their Title IX program. The Preamble, which many people have not read in full or in detail, in the new regulations explains why OCR established the requirement on training to eliminate racial bias by showing how commenters raised concerns about race and racial bias in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, OCR’s discussion about those comments, and the changes that OCR made to the proposed regulations based on those comments. This webinar is designed to help those parties who must be trained on racial bias and how to eliminate it--Title IX coordinators, investigators, hearing officers, adjudicators, appeals officers, and those who facilitate informal resolution processes--understand their responsibilities and OCR's basis for those responsibilities. 1 Substantive CLE Credit. NOTE: For CLE Credit in Pennsylvania, please complete the Certificate of Attendance that is listed under Course Lecture and return the form to [email protected]. Thank you.

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Sheilah Vance, Esquire
Sheilah Vance, Esquire

Presenter: Sheilah D. Vance, Esq. Vance is the principal of the Law Offices of Sheilah Vance and an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law, where she teaches the Education Law Seminar. She has a long history as a higher education administrator, including service as a Chief Officer for Compliance and EEO, Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President, Title IX Coordinator, and Assistant Dean. Vance is the co-chair of the Education Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), and the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Clery Center. A frequent lecturer on education law and compliance, Vance is also a published author, professional speaker, and Affiliated Consultant for TNG Consulting, For more information, see

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