HR for Campus Employees

Course Titles and Descriptions

Codes of Ethical Conduct for Higher Education

The main objective of this session is to make sure you understand the importance of a code of conduct for higher education and the benefits of abiding by your school’s code. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand how federal law influences your school’s code of conduct, your responsibility to your school, such as exhibiting ethical conduct and avoiding conflicts of interest, your responsibility to the school community, such as treating others with respect and dignity while avoiding discrimination and harassment, and your accountability for upholding the school’s code of conduct, including reporting any violations of the code.

Data Security on Campus

The main objective of this session is to give you basic concepts and vocabulary to learn about data security in the university setting and to make sure you know how to incorporate secure practices into your daily use of computers and other devices that access the university computer system. By the time the session is over, you should be able to describe best practices in data handling; outline employee and student responsibilities for data protection and IT systems security; comply with best practices for designing user IDs, strong passwords, and safe remote access and user authentication; and incorporate security protocols in your daily activities.

Detecting and Preventing Child Abuse

The main objective of this session is to help you understand the importance of recognizing and preventing child abuse. By the time this session is over, you should be able to understand and identify the different types of child abuse, recognize indicators of abuse, know how to interview a child to find out if he or she is experiencing some area of abuse, and know how and when to report suspected child abuse.

Diversity on Campus

The main objective of this session is to help you understand the importance of campus diversity and how you can support it for the benefit of the community. By the time this session is over, you should be able to understand how the changing face of America can benefit the on-campus community; understand, accept, and respect personal differences; become familiar with some basic techniques to help you communicate better with the different members of your population; help encourage your students to seek out ways to embrace diversity in their community; understand how to deal with conflict when it comes to diversity; and know some methods of developing a good on-campus diversity plan.

FERPA: How to Protect Student Privacy in Higher Education

The main objective of this session is to make sure you know the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and what is required of you to comply. By the time the session is over, you will understand why FERPA is important, basic terminology and concepts associated with the law, the rights of parents and eligible students and how to uphold those rights, what information schools can and cannot disclose, and recordkeeping requirements.

Preventing Bullying and Hazing on Campus

This session will guide you through a variety of topics that will help you understand and prevent bullying and hazing on campus. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand why college bullying and hazing are a problem; recognize bullying and hazing, whether you witness it or it happens to you; understand the reasons behind bullying and hazing; understand the negative effects that bullying and hazing can have; take steps to raise awareness and help prevent bullying and hazing; know how to better confront bullying and hazing when it happens; and help your students deal with it.

Preventing Discrimination on Campus

The main objective of this session is to make you more aware of discrimination on campus and how to prevent it. By the time the session is over, you should be able to know what discrimination is, understand different examples of discrimination, ways to prevent discrimination, and know what to do if you are faced with discrimination.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Campus

The main objective of this session is to inform you about sexual harassment so you can help recognize and prevent it. By the end of this session, you should be able to recognize sexual harassment on campus, differentiate between the two main kinds of harassment, understand the different laws governing harassment against other employees and students, report incidents and cooperate in investigations of sexual harassment, and help promote and maintain a productive work and educational environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Preventing Violence on Campus

The main objective of this session is to make you more aware of violence on campus and how to prevent it. By the time the session is over, you should know the different types of violence that can occur, understand how to prevent violent occurrences, know the steps to take in case of a violent outbreak, and know the different ways you can make your campus have a safer atmosphere.

Supervising Student Workers

The main objective of this session is to teach you about student workers and how to supervise them properly. In this training module, we will go over what student workers are and what their work might entail, why they are important and, most importantly, how to supervise them.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility on Campus

This session will guide you through a variety of topics that will help you understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its effect on campus. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the purpose of and the need for the ADA, define “disability” and know what distinguishes an individual as being disabled, know how to recognize when accessibility needs to be addressed and have some ideas on how to address it, know different ways to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, and help break down barriers for those with disabilities who need opportunities to grow as an equal part of the on-campus community.

The Clery Act: Campus Security and Crime Data Reporting

The main objective of this session is to make sure you know what the Clery Act covers and what is required to comply with the law. By the time the session is over, you will understand the basics of what “Clery geography” means and why it’s so important; the classification of crimes covered by the Clery Act; recent changes to the law, including amendments under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013; the interplay on campus of other federal laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Title IX; requirements for collecting and reporting crime statistics; and emergency notification and timely warnings.

Title IX for Higher Education

The main objective of this session is to make sure you know the broad scope of Title IX and what is required to comply with the law. By the time the session is over, you will understand why Title IX is important, what the law covers, the procedures that your institution of higher education must have in place to comply with the law, and your responsibilities under the law.