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Employee Training to Prevent, Report, & Respond to Sexual Misconduct

Nova Southeastern University is committed to ensuring that we provide a safe campus environment for all of our students to be able to learn, free from discrimination. In addition to the information provided in new employee orientation, NSU provides primary prevention education in the form of an interactive online training course: New Employee Title IX Training(NSU). This training addresses: the campus sexual misconduct policy, definitions of violations and related crimes, NSU’s policies and procedures, and information on bystander intervention and risk reduction, including employees' responsibilities to report information to the Title IX Coordinator.  New employees will be automatically enrolled in the course and will receive an email with the link to complete the course within their first 30 days of employment.  

Below, we've provided a listing of other Frequently Asked Questions related to the primary prevention training assigned to NSU employees. Feel free to direct any other questions related to this training to TitleIX@nova.edu.

 

You will receive an email from Laura Bennett (titleIX@nova.edu) with the link to access the course. If you do not receive the email please reach out to Laura Bennett, NSU’s Title IX Coordinator, at titleIX@nova.edu

In addition to meeting federal compliance requirements, this training informs employees about the requirements to prevent and report sexual misconduct. When employees don’t complete this training, they may not know what is expected of them which creates risk to both the employee and NSU.  Even if you have attended an in-person Title IX related training, you are still expected to complete this online version. 

Yes. It is critical that faculty know their duties to report incidents as responsible employees when they learn about sexual misconduct, including incidents that happen off-campus. Students often disclose incidents to their faculty members, regardless of adjunct or full-time status, and this training helps you learn how to respond and report.  In addition, faculty have the additional responsibility of preventing and addressing sexual harassment in their classrooms.

Yes. Title IX and the campus sexual misconduct policy applies to all of NSU’s campuses and programs (Including NSU University School) regardless of geographic location, so all employees need to participate in the training. 

Some temporary employees will be required to complete the training. If a student might reasonably assume that you have responsibility to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, you may need to complete the training. If your role at NSU has very little student interaction, you may not be obligated to complete the training. The Title IX Coordinator or your supervisor will identify those employees who need to complete the training, such as all University School employees, Student Affairs employees and others who interact frequently with students. If you are a temporary employee who did not receive the emailed course link, you can email titleIX@nova.edu to be assigned to the training.

The training estimated to take less an hour to complete. The estimated time frame presume that the course is the user’s singular focus and doesn’t account for the myriad of distractions that many of us face in the performance of our daily duties. The training will pause if you try to multitask while completing it, which will extend the time it takes for you to complete it.  For some users, the training may take longer to complete than estimated.

Please be advised, you do not need to complete it all at one time.  Your progress will be saved after each section. 

You do not need to complete it in one sitting. The training saves your progress after each section so you can take breaks and pick up where you left off. 

Yes. There are interactive features and questions throughout the program. These will pause if you click away from the program which can delay your completion. Any answers you provide are shared with NSU in aggregate and anonymous form. You will need to answer the scenario questions correctly to advance. 

When the course is complete it is automatically updated in the system.  Additionally, you will be emailed a certificate of completion.  You should keep this certificate for your records, although the Title IX staff maintains centralized records of completion as well.

You should have access to the program no later than two weeks after your first date of employment. If you still do not have access by this time, please contact us at titleIX@nova.edu so we can assist you.

Failure to complete the training can put you and NSU at risk. Aside from compliance concerns, you will be missing our on critical information you need in order to respond appropriately if you learn about possible sexual misconduct affecting a student. This training also informs you of your reporting requirements under NSU policy and federal law.   If you are a new employee, you are expected to complete it as part of your initial orientation and review process. 

If you have questions about the training, contact Laura Bennett, NSU’s Title IX Coordinator, at titleIX@nova.edu with any questions or concerns. Additionally, you can contact the training provider for support at support@getinclusive.com.

Students take a comparable but different version of the training designed to inform them of their rights and bystander intervention strategies. If you happen to be an employee who has also decided to become an NSU student, you are also expected to complete the student version of the training.  

Yes. The online training is required for all NSU employees. In-person trainings are provided in addition to address unique departmental needs, as a follow up to this training, or as a more in-depth training on a particular topic, and can be catered to your department or office. Contact titleIX@nova.edu if you would like to schedule a customized training for your department.

The training is designed for a broad audience and the opportunity to complete it virtually should minimize the risk of triggering past experiences. However, if you have concerns, please contact the Title IX Coordinator to discuss your needs. It is important that you know the information in the training, so that you can respond and report incidents that come to your attention to ensure students receive access to resources and supports. 

You can learn more about NSU’s Title IX policy and procedures as well as on-going awareness programs available to students, staff, and faculty at www.nova.edu/title-ix.  

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