[EDEQUITY] Pilot Test of WEEA Title IX Course

From: ssmith@edc.org
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 16:34:15 EDT

Hello Edequity list members:

The Women's Educational Equity Act(WEEA) Resource Center will shortly begin
a pilot test of a new online course for Title IX coordinators.  (As you
know, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law that
prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive
federal financial assistance.) Space is still available. I'm attaching
the course description.  Please pass this along to the Title IX
coordinator at your school or anyone else you know who might be interested.
The deadline for registration has been extended but anyone who is
interested needs to register immediately. Registration is available online
at WEEA's web site http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity or call the WEEA Center
at 800-225-3088.

Thanks so much for your help.


Susan J. Smith



Infusing Equity into Policy and Practice: A Course for Equity Specialists

October 10 - December 3, 2000

Here's an exciting opportunity to participate in the pilot test of the
first online course for equity specialists. If you are a Title IX
coordinator (gender equity specialist or equal opportunity officer) in
your school, school district, or state agency?new to the job or a
veteran?this course is for you. Course participants will:

--Explore the history and rationale for Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972
--Learn about current research on continuing and emerging educational
equity issues
--Learn the basic role and responsibilities of a Title IX officer and a
framework for carrying out these duties
--Assess the status of Title IX implementation and gender equity efforts in
your institution and develop a customized action plan to address your
--Learn strategies for building support for equity within your institution
and in the larger community

In this seven-week course, you will meet and explore these subjects with
colleagues in your region and around the country, share resources,
reflective exercises, and lots of good discussion. This online
professional development allows you to fit discussions, activities, and
reflection into your busy schedule. The first week is a tutorial where you
log on to the course, become familiar with the technology, and receive
help posting messages. The class sessions include:

--Hands-on Tutorial (October 10 - 13, 2000)

--Title IX and Gender Equity (October 16 - 22)

--Federal, State and Local Roles in Achieving Equity (October 23 ?2 9)

--Compliance with Title IX (October 30 - November 5)

--Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator (November 6 ? 12)

--Implementing the Title IX Grievance Procedure (November 13 ? 19)

--Action for Change (November 20 ? 26)

--Presentation of Action Plans (November 27 ? December 3)

All you need to participate is access to the Internet, an e-mail address,
and your commitment to learning more about your role as a Title IX

Course commitments: Develop and present a final project online;
participate in group discussions; and participate in an ongoing evaluation
of the course.

Fee: $20

Enrollment: Limited to 25

Registration deadline: October 10, 2000

This is offered by the WEEA Equity Resource Center. The WEEA Center, a
project of Education Development Center, Inc., is funded by the U.S.
Department of Education Women's Educational Equity Act Program.

To register, go to www.edc.org/WomensEquity and complete the online
registration form. For more information, call us at 800-225-3088 or e-mail
us at weeactr@edc.org.

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