As most higher education administrators are aware, the U.S. Department of Education released an unofficial version of its new Title IX regulations on November 16. These proposed rules, if implemented, will constitute the first significant revision of the Department’s Title IX regulations in over 40 years. Among other things, the Department proposes to clarify the scope of a school’s responsibility for managing incidents of sex discrimination, to codify procedural requirements for the resolution of Title IX complaints, and to define key concepts in the law. Institutions and other interested parties will have 60 days to comment on the proposed rules subsequent to their official publication in the Federal Register, which is expected in the coming days.
On Thursday, November 29, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice will offer a complimentary, 90-minute webinar examining the proposed rule in significant detail. This CLE-approved webinar will be delivered by Aaron Lacey. Aaron, a partner in the firm’s Higher Education Practice, is a frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to federal higher education policy and regulation and regularly advises educational institutions on Title IX matters.
Aaron will walk through each element of the proposed rule, and also offer insight drawn from the Department’s own comments, which accompanied the rule’s release. He’ll also offer thoughts regarding potential comments institutions may wish to consider filing during the public comment period, and provide direction regarding how such comments may be filed. Finally, Aaron also will comment briefly on the Department’s overall (and ambitious) rulemaking agenda, and where the new Title IX rule fits into the agency’s plan.
The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.5 hours general CLE credit in California and Illinois and 1.8 hours of general CLE credit in Missouri. If you are interested in receiving credit for watching the recorded presentation, please click here.
*This is a 90-minute presentation
November 29, 2018
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