Outsource your occasional Title IX and EEO overflow to a former SUNY and CUNY employee.
Your Title IX Coordinator is Drowning
Title IX Coordinators (TIXC) and Chief Diversity Officers (CDO) have a notoriously high turnover rate. After only six months assisting them, I understood why:
- In Higher Education, the TIXC and CDO are often the same person. That person might also serve in human resources, student affairs, or other roles.
- There is often little to no orientation regarding the different departments and their functions. The TIXC has to feel around in the dark until they find what they need–while also responding to complaints that require this knowledge.
- Most training is provided by outside organizations. Some of it is only knowledge-focused, leaving the TIXC without skills and resources to apply the knowledge in specific workspaces.
- Departments are grossly under-staffed and under-budgeted, yet there’s no training on how to prioritize or make the most of what is available.
- Under-resourced departments lead to poor communication and lack of collaboration. This complicates an already stressful situation with multiple complaints from those departments.
You are Not Setting Your TIXC or CDO Up for Success
Even the simplest investigations might take 10 or more hours to:
- Gather reports and initial evidence
- Determine the appropriate process
- Interview parties and witnesses
- Gather additional evidence
- Organize the exhibits
- Write the report
If the complaint is referred for a TIX proceeding, double the time required.
Add time for multiple complaints and subsequent incidents.
Add time for multiple witnesses and lengthy exhibit lists.
A full-time TIXC dedicating 100% of a 40-hour workweek has approximately 680 hours per semester to conduct the investigations and participate in proceedings. If they have no other meetings, training, or disruptions, they could resolve up to 68 simple complaints.
You know that’s not what happens. Even the most efficient and skilled TIXCs sometimes need help.
Get Support When and Where You Need It
Enrollment is down. Employee turnover is high. Budgets have been cut, yet needs and complaints have increased. Your request for approval to hire could take months. You don’t have months. Let us handle some of the overflow:
- Impartial Investigations
- Informal Resolutions
- Process Improvement
You are terrific! ~ Attorney, NY
I wish you could represent me. You’re the only one who has truly listened to me and helped me understand the process. ~ Student, NY
Thank you, Nancy, for your diligence and dedication! ~ Administrator, NY