* All training sessions will be held in the Colvard Student Union. For specific room information, please refer to your schedule included with your check-in materials or visit our Information Center in Old Main Lounge on the 2nd Floor of the Colvard Student Union.
Title II, the Spring Arbor Letter and the latest from the Office of Civil Rights
May 2nd 8:30 am – 10:00 am
This session will discuss recent guidelines from the Office of Civil Rights regarding the harm to self/ harm to others standard. When is the university within its rights to involuntarily withdrawal a student and what alternatives are available? Hear the perspective of both a legal expert and a counseling center director.
ADA and Student Accommodations, University Rights and Responsibilities
May 2nd 10:15 am – 11:45 am
What is a reasonable accommodation? A legal expert and faculty member of the Brandeis School of Law (University of Louisville) will discuss what accommodations are required by universities both in and out of the classroom.
Concurrent Session I
May 2nd 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Managing Suicidal Students: Legal and Practical Implications
A seasoned university counselor will discuss the care of suicidal students. What are the legal implications when a student is identified as a threat to themselves and how does the university address that threat?
What is a Threat On Campus?
How does the law define a threat? Is that different than the Behavioral Intervention Teams’(BIT) definition? This session will discuss the legal standards for whether a student should be considered a threat and whether or not the BIT should use that same standard.
Social Media and the First Amendment
Are postings to social media protected speech under the First Amendment? Should universities monitor social media and if they do what obligations are entailed? An expert from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) examines this issue.
Decompressed Emergency Management Training: A New Model for Universities
Does your university have trouble finding time for emergency management training? A new decompressed training model will help administrators find time for this critical component for university safety. The implications for all training areas make this session important for all professionals.
Concurrent Session II
May 2nd 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
The Role of the Counselor on Behavioral Intervention Teams
How does a counselor fit into the Behavioral Intervention Team model? What information is appropriate to share and when is it appropriate to share that information? This will be covered in detail by a counseling center director.
University Counsel and University Administrators: Insights and Challenges
This session will discuss the interactions of the University Counsel Office with administrators at the university. Particular interest will be given to areas which are potential challenges as well as strategies to promote successful interactions on issues that may cause conflict between these offices.
Behavioral Intervention Team Best Practices
Is your Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) functioning as well as it should? What areas can be improved? In this session the attendees will learn about BIT best practices and be able to hear what other universities are doing as well as ask questions to improve their BIT.
Veteran's Issues at the University
Learn more about the issues affecting veterans on campus. This session will discuss current issues that are particularly important to veteran students, as well as how to create environments which are veteran friendly while promoting the success of those students.
Concurrent Session III
May 2nd 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Disruptive Students with Disabilities: How Should We Deal with these Students?
Does having a disability mean a student can be disruptive? Find out from a seasoned counselor how to deal with students with disabilities if they are being disruptive to the university environment.
Universities and the First Amendment
Should universities attempt to control speech and expression on campus? While some would say that it’s more important to create an inclusive atmosphere on campus, can that come at the expense of First Amendment protections? This session will explore this idea.
What Every University Needs to Know When the Office of Civil Rights Comes to Campus
Every university dreads being investigated or audited by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), but the university can be prepared. This session will explore what the university should know and do to be prepared for a visit from OCR.
Concurrent Session IV
May 3rd 8:00 am – 9:15 am
A 21st Century Model Student Code of Conduct
Times have changed and so should the Student Code of Conduct. This session will explore how students have changed and how to “navigate past the spirit of insubordination” in the hearing process.
Why Banning Offensive Speech On Campus Fails
Not only is banning offensive speech a bad idea, it’s bound for failure. This session with FIRE explores why banning offensive speech on your university campus is ineffective.
Understanding the Jeanne Clery Act
During this session, participants will learn the elements of the Clery Act along with information on the 2013 Campus SaVE Act. The Campus SaVE Act will substantially change the elements of Clery as they relate to victim services on campus. The presenter will offer innovative solutions for collaborating for compliance.
Concurrent Session V
May 3rd 11:00 am – 12:15 am
Higher Education Legislative Update
Find out what legislation is up and coming for Higher Education. What are the new laws and guidelines that the university will be dealing with in the near future.
Identifying and Training Your Campus Security Authorities
The Clery Act includes specific elements identifying campus administrators responsible for reporting crime. This session will provide an overview on how to identify and train your campus security authorities. The presenter will offer case studies including work in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University and Galludet University.