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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Diamond-Welch, Bridget K.; Hetzel-Riggin, Melanie D. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
The #MeToo movement brought new attention to sexual harassment in legislatures. The number of scandals is disconcerting, especially in light of how institutes of higher education (IHEs) send students, particular those in Political Science Departments, to intern in these offices. This article examines what protections are provided for interns by…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Internship Programs, Gender Discrimination, Educational Legislation
Rodkey, Justin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education (The United States Department of Justice, n.d.). Although Title IX was enacted over 45 years ago, college athletic departments remain non-compliant with the law (U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2016; Women's Law…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty
Dixon, Derrick Demarcus – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 1972, collegiate and K-12 institutions were introduced to thirty-seven words that changed the face of women's sports and sexual discrimination (Wulf, 2012). As outlined by the Office of Civil Rights (2017), Title IX is a federal law that states that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Hopkins, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purposes of this study were to: (a) discover the intended objectives that selected institutions of higher education had for their "responsible employee" training programs and (b) identify what data were collected to determine if the "responsible employee" training programs were meeting those objectives. I surveyed the Title…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Residential Institutions, On the Job Training, Employment
Wadas-Thalken, Katherine S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study informs the topic of pregnant and parenting students in doctoral health sciences programs, more specifically pharmacy programs. The purpose of this study was to identify common practices and decision making factors pharmacy faculty used in supporting and accommodating pregnant and postpartum students. The aim of this study was to inform…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, College Faculty, Decision Making, Pregnant Students
Chambers, David Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Male survivors of sexual assault face increased mental health concerns due to commonly held beliefs and lack of quality services. College and university administrators, under guidance provided by the Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Education, must respond to all incidents of sexual misconduct, no matter the gender identity of the…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Victims of Crime
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Somoza-Norton, Andrea; Lovgren, Natalie; Rubin, Andrea; Quantz, Mary – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Sex discrimination in educational contexts is an ongoing problem despite the passage of Title IX in 1972. Many schools have not aligned their policies with new laws protecting students from bullying and harassment, and many professionals are unaware of their new obligations in regards to new state regulations. This article presents the findings…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Gender Discrimination
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Melnick, R. Shep – Education Next, 2018
Over the past decade, federal regulation of education under Title IX has been sucked into the impetuous vortex of partisan polarization. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits schools that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. For decades, intercollegiate athletics was the main source of controversy.…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Federal Regulation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Enke, Kathryn A. E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
This study focused on how Title IX and sexual misconduct discourses on campus reflect a gendered campus environment. It employed critical discourse analysis as a framework for understanding the relationships between language in use on campus and the social structures, power relationships, and identity work represented within that language. The…
Descriptors: College Environment, Campuses, Sexual Abuse, Violence
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Landreman, Lisa M.; Williamsen, Kaaren M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we outline the challenges campuses face in addressing sexual violence and Title IX compliance. We argue that there are critical roles for student affairs professionals in Title IX work in developing effective campus sexual violence prevention and response strategies.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Dunlap, Jill; Klein, L. B.; Woofter, Rebecca – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The Department of Education's Title IX Resource Guide recommends that institutions provide a webpage with information about Title IX reporting options, yet much of the information on these sites can leave students confused about where to turn for help. This article describes a content analysis of gender-based violence resource information on 75…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination
National Council on Disability, 2018
National Council on Disability's (NCD) study found that students with disabilities are not "on the radar" of colleges in their sexual assault prevention efforts, policies, or procedures for response and support after an assault. This includes the absence of procedures to communicate with victims who are Deaf or hard of hearing and…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs
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Wagner, Kathryn Drury – Journal of College Admission, 2017
When parents of today's students were applying to colleges, they researched factors like location, financial aid, and majors. Physical safety was barely on the radar--it was assumed. A lot has changed since then, and today's prospective students and their parents are savvier about campus safety issues. College-age women are the demographic most…
Descriptors: Females, Victims of Crime, College Students, Crime Prevention
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Buzo, Carina – Journal of College and Character, 2017
This article explores the role that higher education has in ethical compliance to Title IX and the Clery Act. The discussion includes a curious look at common practices as potential future approaches to consent and sexual assault education. Articles and research are included to ground understanding in the current context, while examples from a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Compliance (Psychology), Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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