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College Catalogs: Avoid Mistakes and Legal Claims
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
James Ottavio Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq., who brings more than 30 years of experience as a university administrator and legal counsel, to this exploration of the legal and practical aspects of a document too many of us often take for granted.

Title IX and Sexual Violence on Campus: Best Practices for Ensuring a Safe Campus
  • Friday, November 15
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Richard Verstegen will explain the need for colleges and universities to prevent sexual violence, to take interim measures in response to a complaint, to investigate and resolve complaints of sexual violence, and to protect victims of sexual violence.

Mentoring Students of Color for Success, Retention, and Persistence
  • Tuesday, December 3
  • Webinar
Naomi Sigg

Please join Naomi Sigg as she helps participants assess their campus climate to better understand the experiences of students of color across campus, identify common difficulties faced by students of color, define their understanding of mentorship, and gain skills and tools to best assist students of color.

Suspensions, Dismissals and Expulsions: Good Policies and Procedures Prevent Lawsuits
  • Thursday, December 5
  • Webinar
James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a webinar covering the risks surrounding students departing involuntarily, the precautions you should be taking beforehand, and the policies every institution must have in place in order to avoid lawsuits and other associated fallout. Anticipating and preventing such suits requires sound policies, effective training, and adherence to appropriate procedures.

Medical Leaves of Absence: Issues Surrounding Voluntary and Involuntary Withdrawals
  • Tuesday, December 10
  • Webinar
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a session covering the essential (and complicated) issues surrounding medical leaves of absence on campus.

Managing Unforeseen Student Death on Campus
  • Thursday, December 12
  • Webinar
James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on how to best manage student death on campus.

Federal OCR and EEOC Unlawful Discrimination Complaints: A Comprehensive Guide for Schools
  • Monday, December 16
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she discusses concepts such as when schools should involve attorneys, early resolution procedures and their pros and cons, essential components of a written response, investigation procedures, the nature of the authority and limitations of authority assigned to federal investigators, and the legal rights of the school during and after the investigation process.

Legally-Defensible Investigations: A Step-by-Step Approach to Conducting Student and Employment Investigations Designed to Prevent Liability
  • Tuesday, December 17
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Atty. Erin D. Gilsbach as she goes step-by-step through a model investigation process, explaining the legal benefits of specific practices, pointing out common errors and pitfalls, and identifying areas where the process could or should be tailored to suit the specific needs of the school.

Lawfully Managing Background Checks for Employees in Higher Education
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding managing background checks of employees, including contacting past employers and reviewing social media accounts of the applicant.

Collaborative Performance Reviews: Managing Higher Ed Faculty and Staff Performance and Rewards
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and attorney at law, as he offers a best practice approach to developing, implementing, and reinforcing key performance indicators for higher education faculty and staff. What you learn will surely connect all the dots in an increasingly complex and competitive higher education world.

Admissions Practices in the Post-Indictment Era: Stay Out of Court and the Headlines
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join university attorney Dr. Jim Castagnera, who brings 23 years of in-house experience to this important issue, for a discussion of the risks, areas of exposure, and how you should be responding now.

Navigating the Student Organization Legal Minefield: Step-by-Step Guidance
  • On-demand

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for essential guidance through the minefield that student organizations represent. Legal savvy, cultural sensitivity, and PR/marketing best practices must go hand-in-hand if your student organizations are to be institutional assets rather than explosive litigation and publicity nightmares.

Administrative Team Building at Academic Institutions: Finding, Assembling, and Inspiring Your Leadership Team
  • On-demand
Jim Weese

Please join Jim Weese as he helps participants identify, recruit, install, and propose activities and strategies that will help inspire members for their team. He will also address the challenges that participants generally face in this critical area and provide participants with suggestions and solutions to overcome these obstacles. The prime beneficiary of a strong leadership team is the academic unit and the stakeholders it serves!

ADA Compliance Obligations to Students at Internships and Practicums
  • On-demand
Melissa Fleischer

Please join legal expert, Melissa Fleischer, Esq. as she provides an in-depth, step-by-step analysis of how to ensure compliance with the ADA when students are off campus at internship or practicum opportunities.

Active Shooter Preparation, Response, and Recovery
  • On-demand
Tony Callisto

Please join Tony Callisto, Senior Vice President for Safety and Chief Law Enforcement Officer at Syracuse University, for a presentation focused on preparing for, responding to, managing, and recovering from an active shooter incident or other act of mass violence on a college campus.

Analyzing and Addressing Student Sexual Harassment Complaints in Colleges and Universities
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this important discussion regarding addressing complaints related to student sexual harassment under Title IX to ensure that schools avoid liability.

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