Education & Training

Across the university’s campuses and at Michigan Medicine, we are committed to eliminating sexual and gender-based misconduct. Every member of our community shares the responsibility to report sexual and gender-based misconduct, support those who come forward and participate in education and training programs.

Required for All Faculty and Staff: Cultivating a Culture of Respect

A new online module for faculty and staff provides information about maintaining a respectful, inclusive and equitable working and learning environment free from sexual harassment and misconduct.

“Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness” is mandatory for all U-M employees and should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Please use the text-based “Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness Transcript” if you encounter any accessibility issues when using the MyLINC training platform, and follow the directions for certifying your participation. The transcript can also be accessed from the Course Description in MyLINC.

Other Education and Training Initiatives

U-M provides sexual assault awareness and prevention education as well as bystander training to all ​incoming students, and offers faculty and staff education and training to foster and maintain a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and diverse working and learning environment.

Faculty and staff in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Michigan Medicine are encouraged to complete the online Preventing Harassment and Discrimination program. The training provides information about how the university responds to, and how we can help prevent, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking.

Under the university’s Interim Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct, faculty and staff in certain roles are considered “Individuals with reporting Obligations” and are required to share information about possible misconduct to the Office for Institutional Equity. U-M offers an online training module to help better understand these responsibilities.

A special guide, “Our Community Matters,” has been developed by the university to help you make decisions about what to do when a sexual assault occurs. There are versions specific to the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.

The Division of Public Safety & Security provides a Sexual Assault Awareness module. For more information on intimate partner violence and stalking, visit the U-M’s Abuse Hurts webpage.

University Training of Individuals Involved in Title IX Procedures

August 5-6, 2020 (makeup date, September 4, 2020): Training provided to: Associate Vice President for
Institutional Equity; Title IX Coordinators (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint);
OIE Investigators; Hearing Officers; Case Managers; OSCR Associate
Director; Adaptable Resolution Coordinator; and applicable Human Resources staff.

August 26, 2020, Supplemental training provided to: Hearing Officers. No additional training materials beyond August 5-6, 2020 materials

June 21 and 23, 2021, Training provided to ECRT Ann Arbor Investigators

October 1, 2021, Training provided to: Ann Arbor ECRT Investigators, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator for Civil Rights and Title IX Outcomes, Information Specialist, Administrative Specialist, Civil Rights Director, ADA Director, and Executive Director.

October 12, 2021, Training provided to Michigan Medicine Human Resources Business Partners

October 26, 2021, Training provided to Hearing Officers; also attended in full or in part by Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel; ECRT Ann Arbor Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator for Civil Rights and Title IX Outcomes, Equity Specialist, six investigators, Civil Rights Director, and Executive Director; ECRT Dearborn Deputy Director; ECRT Flint Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

March 24, 2022, Training provided to Title IX Coordinators/ECRT Directors (Ann Arbor, Dearborn); Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint); ECRT Executive Director; ECRT Deputy Coordinator for Civil Rights and Title IX Outcomes; ECRT Investigators; ECRT Equity Specialist.

April 8, 2022, Training provided to Title IX Coordinators/ECRT Directors (Ann Arbor, Dearborn); Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint); ECRT Executive Director; ECRT Deputy Coordinator for Civil Rights and Title IX Outcomes; ECRT Investigators; ECRT Equity Specialist; and additional staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses

Part 1 – The Importance of the Interview in Title IX: Separating the Interview from the Investigation
Part 2 – The Importance of the Interview in Title IX: Maximizing Opportunities for Information
Part 3 – The Importance of the Interview in Title IX: Understanding the Continuum of an Interview

University-Sponsored Additional Training Related to Title IX Completed by Individuals Involved in Title IX Procedures

Institutional Compliance Solutions Higher Ed 2021 Year-End Review (January 20, 2022): https://icslawyer.com/posting-for-review-2021-higher-ed-year-end-review/