AUB is the only university in the region with a robust Title IX program supported by an extensive and highly qualified network of volunteer faculty and staff. All members of the Equity & Title network, which includes the coordinator, Advisory Council, deputies, and panel pool members, are trained and certified through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). In addition, faculty and staff are required to complete online professional development courses from Everfi/Lawroom.
May 2018 ATIXA Training
Certification training was organized May 10-11, 2018 in order to expand the pool of eligible panel members, and further enhance investigative skills. Fifty-five (55) faculty and staff, including 40 returning participants from 2017, completed the 2-day training provided by ATIXA. Attendees received a Civil Rights Investigator Level II certification.
May 2017 ATIXA Training
In order to ensure that all members of the institutional network were qualified to support the Title IX efforts, certification training was organized on campus May 18-20, 2017. Fifty-four (54) faculty and staff participated in the 2.5-day ATIXA training, provided by an expert from its parent organization, the NCHERM Group. The agenda was specialized for AUB and designed to provide a base of knowledge with a focus on skill-building through case studies and scenario discussions. Participants received a Level V–Title IX Coordinator/Bias and Cultural Competencies certification.
ATIXA certifications can be accessed on NCHERM.org. If you have not yet created an account use this link to create one automatically affiliated with AUB's institutional account. If you have an account that is not yet linked to AUB, login here and request it be affiliated with AUB's account.
Faculty and Staff In-Person Training
Manadatory discrimination and harassment sensitivity training was announced by President Khuri in November 2015. Campus HR in collaboration with the Equity and Title IX coordinator developed a two-hour training session for managerial staff, an Arabic version for non-managerial employees, and customized modules for groups such as security officers and gym personnel. Human Resources Department - Medical Center (HRD-MC) adapted the training for the healthcare context and its employees. It is planned that by the end of 2018 all staff will have participated in one of these training sessions.
Faculty and Staff Online Training
In July 2017, the office launched an online training course, “Anti-Harassment and Title IX" for faculty. The program is designed for higher education institutions, and run by Everfi/Lawroom. The initial objective of the training solution is to support—through education and greater awareness—a non-discriminatory learning and working environment. The training was extended to professional non-academic staff during the 2017-18 academic year. The online program allows Title IX awareness training to be scaled up in a timely and cost-effective way, complementing in-person workshops for professional staff, information sessions for faculty, and orientations for new members of the community. If you have an assigned course you can access it using your AUB credentials here.