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On Demand Training Library

These modules can be accessed on the SCI Web Platform
Foundations of Student Conduct
CAS Standards: Sexual Violence Related Programs and Services
Conduct Discipline at the Intersection of State and Federal Law
Decision-Writing Basics for Conduct Hearings
Disability Law in Student Conduct Proceedings
Due Process Part One: Theory and History
Due Process Part Two: Practical Application
Evidence in the Student Conduct Process
FERPA Fundamentals Four Part Series
Fundamentals of Incident Report Writing
Introduction to Restorative Justice
Mock Hearing Three Part Series
Understanding the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
What is Affirmative Consent?
Student Conduct Practice Series
Collecting and Understanding Specialized Evidence
Effective Interviewing of Parties and Witnesses
Hazing 101
Hazing in College Athletics
Introduction to Cannabis for Practitioners of Student Conduct: Abuse; Effects; and Legality
Online Harassment
Recognizing and Responding to Stalking: Trauma Informed Best Practices
SCI's Guide to Starting a Restorative Justice Program
Understanding the Potential Impact of Illicit Substances on College Students
Yik Yak and Its Implications For Your Campus and Conduct Process
Higher Education Employment Investigations
Conducting Higher Education Employment Investigations
Employment Lawsuits: Title VII & Title IX
Fundamental Issues in Higher Education Employment Investigations
Labor Law Implications of the 2020 Title IX Regulations
What does Title VII require?
What Does Title IX Tell Us About Title VII?
New York State Compliance Training
Conduct Discipline at the Intersection of State and Federal Law
New York Education Law 129-B
Title IX Final Regulation Compliance Updates (2020)
Cross-Examination in a Title IX Hearing
Determining Relevance in Title IX Hearings (Two Part Series)
Legal Framework for Understanding Conflicts of Interest and Bias
Law & The Hearing Panel
No Contact Orders, Emergency Removals, and Interim Suspensions
Relevance and Decorum in a Title IX Hearing
Title IX Q&A Explained
Title IX Final Rule Basics
Title IX Final Rule Quiz Game
Supportive Measures in Response to Reports of Sexual & Interpersonal Violence
Understanding the Investigative Report Template for Investigations of Title IX Sexual Harassment
What is Severe, Persistent, and Objectively Offensive Title IX Sexual Harassment?
Title IX and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act Amendments
Appeals in Student Conduct Proceedings
Cultural Relevance and Inclusiveness, and Responding to Sexual and Interpersonal Violence on Campus
Making Your Practices More Inclusive: The Intersection of Title IX and LGBTQ+ Support
The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault Trauma Three Part Series
Pre-Hearing Preparations
Privacy, Confidentiality & Privilege in Disclosures of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
Respondent Series Part 1 of 5 - Exploring the Current State of Affairs Regarding Respondent Services and Interventions
Respondent Series Part 2 of 5 - Respondents: Foundational Elements Regarding What’s Known, What Works, and What Can Be Done to Enhance the Efficacy of Interventions
Respondent Series Part 3 of 5 - Framing a Comprehensive Approach to Working with Students Who Engage in Harmful Sexual Misconduct
Respondent Series Part 4 of 5 - Why Utilizing Specialized Providers for Assessment and Treatment is Important and How to Find Them
Respondent Series Part 5 of 5 - Campus Safety Planning for Respondents: From Initial Report to Sanctioning to Community Re-Entry
Sexual Harassment: Legal Definitions
Title IX Liability for Deliberate Indifference
Trauma-Informed Practice - Legal Compliance Basics

Live@Distance Training Schedule

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*Our Summer & Fall trainings will be available in our Learning Platform on July 1st. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at the studentconductinstitute@suny.edu

Basic Compliance Training TIX24: Training Requirements

June 18 — 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Enrollment closes 11:30pm ET on 6/18/2024
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With the new 2024 Final Rule now here, the Student Conduct Institute is committed to providing excellent foundational training options for its membership. With the new rules comes a new set of expectations for educational institutions to comply with, including a new set of training requirements for employees, including administration and faculty. The scope of the training requirements will be fully explained in this webinar for Student Conduct Institute members.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Kerianne Silver, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Basic Compliance Training TIX24: To Hearing or Not To Hearing

July 9 — 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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The Student Conduct Institute is excited to provide guidance regarding one of the major changes that the 2024 Final Rule has made: the removal of the live hearing as a requirement for Title IX grievance proceedings! With the removal of the “live hearing” requirement, institutions across the United States must now spend some time considering the best practices for their institutions and how those might intersect with state-specific regulations. Join the SUNY Office of General Counsel and the SUNY SCI leadership team as we discuss this update and what it might mean for your institution as you begin to have these discussions on your campus. New York State laws will also be addressed.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Kerianne Silver, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Clery Training Series Clery Center: Policy Synergy: Title IX & the Clery Act

July 10 — 1:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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Learn how to create policies and procedures that empower survivors of dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking with clear knowledge of their rights and options and fully capture the requirements of both the Clery Act and Title IX. We will explain the relationship between annual security report policy statements and the underlying institutional policies that should support response and disciplinary procedures for these crimes, as well as how to create policies that are streamlined and approachable for students and employees.

Attend this training if you are:  Directly or adjacently involved in the creation or implementation of policy addressing dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


Presenters: Laura Egan, Abigail Boyer

 

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Basic Compliance Training TIX24: Pregnancy and Title IX

July 16 — 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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The 2024 Final Rule has provided some new definitions and requirements for institutions to consider complying with the prohibition of discrimination on pregnancy and those conditions, along with new objectives to clear prior to the August 1st implementation date. The ways in which Title IX and pregnancy matters intersect and overlap are multifaceted, and this webinar can prepare member campuses to effectively comply with the Final Rule for the 2024-2025 academic year.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Kerianne Silver, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Basic Compliance Training

July 16, 18 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Alex Wheeler, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Basic Compliance Training TIX24: Relevance of Evidence and Questions

July 30 — 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This webinar will delve into a crucial component of the grievance process: evidence and question relevance. The 2024 Final Rule took the opportunity to define “relevant” in ways that will affect the work that Title IX and student conduct practitioners will do. While there are no requirements of specific evidentiary rules, there are steps that institutions can take to ensure their processes are compliant with this new definition and the ways in which administrators examine evidence and other information. Discussion of relevance of question without a live hearing will also help institutions to navigate this area of compliance. New York State laws will also be addressed.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Kerianne Silver, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Clery Training Series Clery Center: Annual Security Report Workshop

August 6 — 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This workshop will provide information and tools to use to analyze the institution’s annual security report (ASR) and its compliance with Clery Act requirements. We will address commonly misunderstood policy statement areas and guide attendees through engaging campus partners in crafting accurate policy and procedure descriptions for their respective areas. First, participants will review the required components of an ASR including elements necessary if an institution has on-campus student housing. Then participants will workshop ASRs through using Clery Center’s ASR checklist to evaluate if their policy statements contain all of the required elements. Clery Center instructors will facilitate small and large group discussion to identify strategies for making needed changes.


Presenters: Laura Egan, Abigail Boyer

 

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Title IX Investigations Training

August 13, 15 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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There are specific requirements and specific skill sets related to conducting fair, equitable, and thorough sexual and interpersonal violence investigations. This training, led by Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger, M.A., J.D., will guide participants through a Title IX investigation from complaint intake to completion of the investigative report. This training focuses on practical approaches to this work, providing best practice insight from a national expert who will provide learners with thoughtful considerations on approaching investigations. Areas of focus include the impact of exemplary investigative techniques in developing TIX Investigative reports and best practice in approaches to communication with all parties. Our TIX Investigator Training is narrowly tailored for campus personnel with direct and ancillary obligations to investigate and adjudicate sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses.


Presenter: Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger

 

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Basic Compliance Training Single Investigator Analysis and Determinations

August 16 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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Description: Under the 2024 Title IX regulations, institutions now have the option of using a non-hearing, investigator model to make determinations in sex-based harassment matters involving a student party.  This training is for those investigators who will now be making determinations of responsibility.  The training will cover how to weigh evidence, how to make factual findings and provide sufficient rationale for those findings, and how to apply policy language to facts in order to make determinations.


Presenters: Rebecca Veidlinger

 

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Title IX Investigations Training Advanced Workshop in Title IX

August 21 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This highly interactive workshop builds upon the information provided in SCI’s Title IX Investigator training and offers participants a chance to put themselves in the role of the investigator in a hypothetical investigation. Participants will practice the skills of comprehensive interviewing, summarizing relevant information from interviews, and handling party responses to evidence review.

Presenter: Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger

 

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Basic Compliance Training

August 20, 22 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Alex Wheeler, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Basic Compliance Training

September 24, 26 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Alex Wheeler, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Hazing Investigations Training

October 1, 3 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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Navigating Hazing Investigations

The investigation of organizational hazing cases can be among the most difficult work that student conduct practitioners are asked to do. This training will provide investigators and conduct administrators with proven strategies designed to cut through the veil of secrecy that often shrouds the truth in these investigations. Participants will gain valuable knowledge related to preparing for investigations, information gathering, questioning strategy, and sanctioning hazing cases.


Presenter: Gentry McCreary

 

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Basic Compliance Training

October 29, 31 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Alex Wheeler, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

November 12, 14 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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The Brain Under Attack: Understanding Impacts on Experience, Behavior, and Memory

Traumatic experiences have immediate, powerful, and potentially long-lasting effects on the human brain. This presentation explains, in very accessible ways, how stress and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assaults and other traumas. Participants will learn about the key brain circuitries impacted by stress and trauma, including the prefrontal cortex and defense and memory circuitries. Participants will gain increased understanding of brain-based experiences, behaviors, and memory characteristics and learn important implications for their work with victims of sexual assault and other violence. This presentation provides a critical foundation for learning and applying trauma-informed responses with people who have been assaulted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define key brain circuitries impacted by severe stress in the midst of traumatic experiences, from sexual assault to military combat.
  • Participants will be able to name and explain common brain-based subjective and behavioral responses to sexual and other assaults that have implications for supporting victims and conducting investigations and prosecutions.
  • Participants will be able to explain basic brain-based impacts of trauma and stress on memory encoding, storage, and retrieval that have implications for supporting victims and conducting investigations and prosecutions.

Presenter: Dr. Jim Hopper

 

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Basic Compliance Training

December 10, 12 — 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrollment Begins July 1st (save the date)
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This training is designed for all employees and students involved in the student conduct process, including conduct officials, law enforcement, student affairs practitioners, residential life staff, and Title IX officials. Topics covered include due process, the Clery Act amendments to the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, and state-specific compliance requirements. Participants will examine a case study of sexual misconduct and learn best practices for addressing each stage of the disciplinary process.


Presenters:  Ryan Ribeiro, Alex Wheeler, Kelly Hendricken, Rebecca Novick

 

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Live Trainings

For more information, contact:
Student Conduct Institute The State University of New York
H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
Albany , NY 12246
phone icon 518.445.4006
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