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Civil Rights Compliance Training Plan

The Civil Rights Compliance Training Plan for faculty & staff, was approved by the President's office in 2016. The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) will assign required online compliance training to new employees within 30 days of hire. All new employees will be assigned the Responding Effectively to Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct training, as well as any applicable supplemental training. It is the responsibility of departments with non-computer based staff members (i.e., employees who do not use computers at work and who may not have a University email address) and employees who do not speak English to ensure that these employees are aware of and receive the training in a timely manner.

New employees

OCRSM works with University Human Resources (UHR) to obtain new employee information on a monthly basis and assigns the respective trainings accordingly. All new employees are assigned the Responding Effectively to Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct training, as well as any existing supplemental training. The supplemental training currently available is Accessibility & Disability Policy & Procedures (re: ADA compliance).

All new employees and non-computer based employees who are able to complete the training online, email titleixtraining@umd.edu to enroll in the course.

Responding Effectively to Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Enrollment Instructions:

Email titleixtraining@umd.edu and include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • UID
  • University Email Address
  • Title
  • Division
  • Department/Unit/Office
  • Indicate whether classified as a Supervisor or Non-Supervisor *Please note: Supervisors receive supplemental training on ADA Compliance.

All non-computer based employees, including contingent employees, who are unable to complete the training online, must be provided the in-person version of the training, as follows:

  • Facilitator - The department must designate a facilitator for their staff training. The departmental facilitator will meet with OCRSM to review the training and OCRSM will provide the facilitator with the PowerPoint presentation in both English and Spanish, along with support materials.
  • Schedule/Frequency – Due to the nature and variety of work shifts and the particular scheduling challenges faced by certain departments, supervisors will need to coordinate with their departmental facilitator to ensure that new employees receive the training in a timely manner. Training should be provided/repeated during staff orientations at the beginning of each semester; during other scheduled meeting or training sessions held during the year; and/or to individual employees, scheduled around their work shifts.
  • Translation - The department must coordinate translation of the training for speakers of languages other than English or Spanish. OCRSM will provide training materials in additional languages as they become available.

Deadlines

Employees will receive an assignment email communicating a 30-day deadline to complete the training. Subsequent reminders will be sent during the 30-day period. Employees who do not complete the training by the deadline will continue to receive periodic reminders throughout the year, until they have completed the training.

Compliance

OCRSM will produce reports illustrating who has and has not completed the compliance training. These reports will be made available through the President’s Office to all the Divisions and Colleges for the respective unit heads to monitor their faculty and staff completion rates upon request.

Available Courses

Responding Effectively to Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct

This required online training program provides all university employees with an understanding of their rights, responsibilities, and resources under the university's non-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies. This includes information on how to identify, prevent, and respond to incidents of discrimination and harassment; where to report such incidents; and where to access related confidential support services on campus. The training promotes a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The training should take approximately 45 minutes to complete and includes audio narration and video.

Disability and Accessibility at the University of Maryland

The Disability and Accessibility at the University of Maryland online training program for faculty and supervisory staff members is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible learning and working environment, and is designed to assist you in performing your specific responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the University of Maryland Disability and Accessibility Policy and Procedures. Faculty and supervisory staff members are responsible for helping to facilitate reasonable accommodations for students and employees in a timely and effective manner. After completing this training, you will be able to identify and respond effectively to accommodation requests—including referring students and employees to the appropriate offices on campus—and utilize best practices and campus resources to help ensure an accessible and inclusive learning and working environment.

Undergraduate Student Training

University of Maryland requires first year students to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Program and second year students to complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing: Healthy Relationships Program. Both are provided through Foundry. The Sexual Assault Prevention Program focuses on providing shared definitions of sexual harassment and assault, and building consent, and bystander intervention skills. The Sexual Assault Prevention Ongoing Program emphasizes healthy relationship skills, tactics for bystander intervention among close friends, and survivor empathy.

Graduate Student Training

All new graduate students are assigned the required online training program Responding Effectively to Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct approximately one month prior to the start of the semester. The training covers your rights as students, as well as your reporting responsibilities if you serve as a Graduate Assistant. If you have not received your assignment email from OCRSM, email titleixtraining@umd.edu. Email correspondence must include the following information in order to successfully enroll in the course:

  • Full Name
  • UID
  • University Email Address
  • Title
  • Division
  • Department/Unit/Office
  • Indicate whether classified as a Supervisor or Non-Supervisor *Please note: Supervisors receive supplemental training on ADA Compliance.

Training Materials

All persons involved in responding to or resolving Prohibited Conduct reports will participate in training handling complaints of Prohibited Conduct under this Policy.

More training COMING SOON!

If you need assistance viewing these training materials please email Tamara M. Saunders at tmsaunde@umd.edu.