VP for Ethics and Compliance to offer educational series
The Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance encourages faculty, staff and students to participate in an educational series provided to the University in an effort to ensure the campus environment is one free of discrimination and harassment.
The educational series consists of three sessions: Equal Access, Equal Opportunity Phase I; Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Phase II; and an online course provided through United Educators, Sexual Misconduct: How Teachers/Educators Can Protect our Children.
Equal Access, Equal Opportunity Phase I
The first session of the series, Equal Access, Equal Opportunity Phase I, provides participants an overview of several University practices and policies. They include:
* Equal Access, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (III.C.2).
* Nondiscrimination Policy Statement.
* Anti-Harassment (III.C.1).
* A discussion of the University's role in ensuring equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities.
* Policy on Amorous Relationships (now III.A.1).
* A discussion about retaliation and the protection the University provides against it.
* Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.
This session is offered in classroom-style sessions and online. Instructions for taking this session online are provided on the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance Education/Training Web page at www.purdue.edu/ethics/education_training.html. Individuals can register for classroom sessions at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/sessions.html.
Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Phase II
The second session of the series, Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Phase II, goes into much greater depth than Phase I in focusing on disabilities. Phase II focuses on disabilities for two reasons: the changes to the law brought about in 2009 that affect employers like Purdue and the increased number of individuals with disabilities in ourworkforce. Purdue wants to ensure that all faculty and staff members are treated equitably and respectfully. Departments interested in group sessions can contact Jason Ware, education coordinator, at 49-63201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Misconduct: How Teachers and Other Educators Can Protect Our Children
The third session, Sexual Misconduct: How Teachers and Other Educators Can Protect Our Children, provides in-depth information and guidance on how to identify, prevent and respond to sexual misconduct in various educational settings. The session is offered by United Educators. Instructions for creating a United Educators account, navigating their website, and taking an online course are provided on the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance Education/Training Web page at www.purdue.edu/ethics/education_training.html. This session can be completed in 60 minutes or less, and also allows participants to start, stop, and begin again at their own pace.
Questions about this educational series should be directed to Jason Ware, education coordinator for the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, at 49-63201 or at email@example.com.