It’s On Us Too: Understanding & Navigating Title IX as an Academic Advisor
52 min – March 9, 2017 (DW74 – Season 11)
Panelists: Shannon Lynn Burton (Michigan State University) and Mark Duslak (Lake-Sumter State College)
Many institutions are grappling with new Title IX requirements and the issues surrounding the reporting and investigation of relationship violence and sexual misconduct. Many academic advisors are now mandated reporters, yet have little knowledge of the policies, procedures, and support services available to both complainants and respondents. As advising may be the only area where students have sustained contact with a representative of the institution, academic advisors may find themselves on the forefront of these difficult conversations. In this 52-minute videocast presentation, Shannon Lynn Burton (Michigan State University) and Mark Duslak (Lake-Sumter State College) present a primer on Title IX legislation, student rights and responsibilities in the investigation process, and the resources available to support all parties involved, as well as a review of what being a “mandated reporter” means and the implications for the advising relationship.