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Audio of discussion regarding draft of OCR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking available for download

On September 14, 2018, the National Association of College and University Attorneys (“NACUA”) posted a draft copy of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The draft Notice outlines many potential changes in how OCR will enforce Title IX, including changes to the definition of sexual harassment, the scope of institutional obligations to address sexual harassment, and how institutions should respond to sexual harassment. The draft Notice is available here: https://www.nacua.org/docs/default-source/new-cases-and-developments/2018/draft-title-ix-regulations-september-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=118374be_2. In posting the document, NACUA emphasized that: “The draft Notice is currently undergoing review in the Office of Management and Budget.  This is not a final copy of the Proposed Rules, but we wanted to make the draft available to members in light of the significance of the forthcoming regulations and the expected release of the draft in various news outlets.”

On September 17, 2018, Jeffrey J. Nolan, Chair of Dinse’s Education Practice Group, presented a webinar regarding the language and implications of the draft Notice. An audio recording of that webinar is available here: Part 1Part 2.

Please contact Jeff Nolan at jnolan@dinse.com if you have any follow-up questions. Thank you.

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