Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Response Team Trainings
In compliance with Title IX and Texas Tech University System Policy 07.06A, this page will house all materials used to train Angelo State’s Title IX coordinator, investigators, hearing panel, and those responsible for facilitating the Informal Resolution process.
The grievance process must include reasonably prompt time frames for resolving formal complaints of sexual harassment. Which of the following is considered “good cause” for temporary delays of this time frame?
Law enforcement activities
The absence of a party or witness
The absence of a party’s advisor of choice
All of the above
Cross-examination means that a party’s advisor asks questions that might challenge the other party’s denials, or allegations. True or False?
If a party or witness chooses not to appear at the live hearing, or not to answer cross-examination questions, the decision maker must:
Include that party’s or witness’s statements and evaluate any and all evidence that involves those statements
Postpone the live hearing and encourage the party or witness to participate in the grievance process
Exclude that party’s or witness’s statements and evaluate any evidence that doesn’t involve those statements
Make inferences about the determination regarding responsibility based on the fact that a party or witness did not come to the hearing or submit to cross-examination
At the end of the grievance process, an opportunity to appeal the Hearing Panel’s decision must be offered to both parties. Which of the following is considered grounds for appeal?
A procedural irregularity affected the outcome of the matter
New evidence has been discovered that was not reasonably available at the time of the determination on responsibility
A conflict of interest on the part of a Title IX Coordinator, investigator who compiled evidence, or a decision-maker, and the conflict of interest affected the outcome
All of the above
Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
To best ensure both parties are guaranteed a fair grievance process, which of the following standards should decision makers abide by?
All relevant evidence is evaluated objectively
Respondents are subject to disciplinary sanctions before the conclusion of the grievance process
All school personnel handling the process must be free from conflicts of interest and bias, and be trained to serve impartially
A and C
The Title IX Rule requires that the ______________ and not the ______________ has the burden to gather evidence sufficient to reach a determination regarding responsibility of the allegations made in the complaint.
School and not the parties
Hearing Officer and not the parties
Parties and not the school
None of the above
When determining responsibility, the decision maker must:
Provide only the respondent a written determination of responsibility explaining how the process played out, as well as the specific analysis underlying the conclusion for each allegation that is adjudicated as part of the final determination
Provide only the university a written determination of responsibility explaining how the process played out, as well as the specific analysis underlying the conclusion for each allegation that is adjudicated as part of the final determination
Provide both parties a written determination of responsibility simultaneously, which should explain how the process played out, as well as the specific analysis underlying the conclusion for each allegation that is adjudicated as part of the final determination
Only provide written determination of responsibility at the request of one or both parties.
Before the decision maker makes a determination of responsibility, both parties must be provided the opportunity to submit relevant questions to be asked of the other party or witnesses. True or False?
Annual Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Team Panel Training
The new Title IX Regulations are effective as of _________________.
December 31, 2020
May 29, 2020
June 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
A single individual, a panel of individuals, or multiple individuals may serve as a decision maker. Which of the following individuals, panels, or multiple individuals are designated to serve as decision maker(s) at Angelo State University?
The Title IX Coordinator
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Response Team
The Title IX Officer
Student Government Association
During a grievance process, a decision maker holds which of the following responsibilities?
Weighing relevant evidence to determine whether it meets the school’s standard of evidence for sexual harassment allegations
Determine relevance of each cross-examination question prior to a party or witness answering
Issue a written determination after a decision has been reached, which includes but is not limited to the facts and reasons for conclusions reached within the case
All of the above
A live hearing must be held for any grievance proceedings. However, parties may be located in separate rooms with appropriate technology to allow all parties to see and hear each other. True or False?