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Dan Schorr LLC - Massachusetts Community College Title IX Hearings Training - Shared screen with speaker view
Hillel Sims
14:53
Hello. I am Hillel Sims. I am Dean of STEM at Roxbury Community College, and I have acted in the past as a title IX investigator.
Janice Mazzallo
14:54
Good morning I am a consultant for STCC and may play a number of roles depending on the circumstances.
Elizabete Trelegan
14:56
Greetings. Liz Trelegan, Title IX Coordinator at Northern Essex Community College.
Kaleigh Tardiff
14:56
Good morning! Kaleigh Tardiff, Middlesex CC. I am a director of one of our TRIO programs, Title IX role is TBD.
Patrick Preston
14:57
Patrick Preston, Dean of Health Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Funeral Service and Business
Cathy McCarron
14:57
Hi All, Cathy McCarron, Cape Cod, Dean of Arts, Humanities & Adult Basic Education
Mary Ellen Fydenkevez
14:57
Good morning
Jeff Van Dreason
14:59
Good morning, all. I'm the Dean of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences at Roxbury Community College.
Christine McCarey
15:08
Morning, Christine McCarey, Dean for Enrollment Management at 4Cs, investigator
Patricia Gauron
15:18
Hi ! Patty Gauron, Exec. Director HR at Northern Essex Community College. I'll be wearing a number of hats!
Mary Ellen Fydenkevez
15:37
Good morning Mary Ellen Fydenkevez, Chief Learning Officer at Greenfield CC.
Lisa Gurnick
15:43
Hello! Lisa Gurnick, Quinsigamond Community College, Director of Athletics and Fitness Center
Buffie Whittaker
15:47
Buffie Whittaker Admissions Department,
Patrick Preston
16:25
Sorry, forgot to add: Patrick Preston from Cape Cod Community College
Buffie Whittaker
16:43
Qiunsigamond Community College- Counselor Buffie Whittaker
Caryn Zelazo
17:04
Good morning all, Caryn Zelazo here. Student Success Counselor/Academic Advisor at Quinsigamond Community College
Vonetta Lightfoot
17:51
Good Morning, Vonetta Lightfoot from Springfield Tech CC and I’m in Multicultural Affairs
Paul Alexander
18:02
Good Morning. Rieterating..I'm Paul Alexander, Chief HR Officer for Cape Cod CC. Interested in the latest training for the new roles associated with Title IX.
Buffie Whittaker
18:31
I did not receive the mock, could you send it to my email, bwhittaker@qcc.mass.edu
Jeff Van Dreason
19:06
I'd also like the document please - jvdreason@rcc.mass.edu. Thanks!
Gia Sanchez
19:37
Could you please send the document to me? gia.sanchez@bristolcc.edu Thank you!
Cathy McCarron
19:47
I think there are people in the waiting room
Daryl Shreve
25:34
What are some examples of informal resolutions?
Tiffany Love
30:37
I did not receive the mock hearing, could you send it to my email. As well as the slides for this meeting today. tlove2@springcollege.edu
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
31:20
@Tiffany the document is in the chat above. We have not received slides yet
Tiffany Love
33:40
@ Anna Berry, Thank you!
Hillel Sims
34:31
who functions as the advisor?
Paul Alexander
36:38
Is it appropriate for the Decision-Maker to consult with the Title IX Coordinator on the legitimacy of a question?
OLIVIA KYNARD
38:26
If a decision maker rules to not have a question answered can it be challenged or overruled?
OLIVIA KYNARD
41:24
Thank you
Paul Alexander
47:46
Is there any possibility of a Decision Maker being held personally liable for their actions on these matters?
Michele Cabral
55:35
Can the Decision Maker require more investigation prior to the hearing?
Paul Alexander
55:45
If a Panel is used, is the Chair determined by the Panel Members, prior to the Hearing?
Jason Kurland
01:03:48
If an Advisor asks a question that is already answered in the investigative report, should the Decision Maker deem the question irrelevant for that reason?
Marielle Abou-Mitri
01:08:24
Should the pre-hearing conference also be recorded?
Yolanda Dennis
01:10:02
what happens if either party declines to be recorded during the hearing?
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
01:10:08
Do you have recommendations for specific questions/process to be asked in the prehearing to determine if any conflicts of interest exists?
OLIVIA KYNARD
01:10:15
Who is responsible for conducting the prehearing meetings?
Terry Vecchio, QCC ("she" series)
01:13:26
How long do you have to hold on to the recording of the hearing? 7 Years?
Joan Murphy, GCC (she/her/hers)
01:16:52
What if someone doesn't want video on
Heather Mores
01:17:27
What if a party does not have video capability for Zoom or a similar platform?
Kathryn Senie
01:18:18
Is there a standard list of substantive and procedural rights that should be read beforehand at the hearing (sort of like Miranda Rights?)
Pamela Flaherty
01:34:46
thank you!very helpful.
Mary Ellen Fydenkevez GCC
01:37:02
Given our ability to use the remote environment could we use each other as a part of the process? Could a decision maker come from another campus?
OLIVIA KYNARD
01:37:19
I've heard you say afew times the regs will change with the new administration. What changes do you foresee coming?
OLIVIA KYNARD
01:40:36
Thank you...more to come
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
01:52:09
Is it advisable to set up these Zoom calls in a format in which breakout rooms are created in advance so if needed you can take a break and step away or have a private conversation with the respondent or complainant and their advisor? Are these sorts of conferences appropriate in this context?
Lisa MacDonald
01:56:03
I thought if you recorded a zoom session, everything that you write in the chat including private messages is recorded--yes?
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
01:56:35
I believe that private chats can be included in the transcript of the chat
Lisa MacDonald
01:56:36
Well that's good, but just wanted to make sure. THANK YOU
Lisa MacDonald
01:57:39
And the different providers might do things differently too. Zoom versus webex versus Microsoft teams
Pamela Flaherty
01:57:48
if an advisor needs assistance who should they chat with ? if the T9 person is there could they private chat with them?
Hillel Sims
01:58:01
safest option is a separate phone call, or open another video option like Teams, or webex at that point.
Vonetta Lightfoot
02:16:59
These allegations are very serious and so is it appropriate for staff members to act as what seems like legal representation? What deems us as qualified to act on behalf of the victim?
Vonetta Lightfoot
02:18:26
yes
Yolanda Dennis
02:18:49
sometimes it's hard to include or outline credibility in reports:/
Pamela Flaherty
02:19:41
if the student picks a family member as an advisor are we required to train them and show proof of that training.
Cynthia Breunig
02:22:48
Are any of you as MA Community Colleges considering contracting outside lawyers and/or law students to play the advisor role instead of training staff? Just curious to know what folks are planning to do.
Joan Murphy, GCC (she/her/hers)
02:23:13
GCC is not due to the cost at this point.
Buffie Whittaker
02:23:40
Could that be considered a conflict of interest
Patricia Gauron
02:25:29
NECC is not considering outside counsel at this time, although if it weren't cost prohibitive we would certainly consider it.
Gary Convertino
02:26:39
Can union advisors also hearing advisors? Or should the two be split due to the Weingarten Rights? Thanks.
Gary Convertino
02:27:42
Grammar besides, you get the idea...
OLIVIA KYNARD
02:29:36
Patterns of behavior can also be noted by the complainant also....correct?
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
02:30:13
Alyssa-Rae, that is the crux of the matter. Few of us will do enough of these to get good at it!
Anna Berry, GCC, She/her
02:32:03
Very kind offer. Thank you!
Pamela Flaherty
02:32:18
thank you!
Cathy McCarron
02:34:00
Can you let another person in from the waiting room? Thanks!
Kathryn Senie
02:38:16
I would like to confirm that Title IX applies to employees also. So, it is not just the education program that is at issue but the work environment. Is that right?
Terry Vecchio, QCC ("she" series)
02:39:37
What are all the grounds for an appeal? Sorry if I missed that.
Yolanda Dennis
02:43:20
Yahoo! Pairing up with Alyssa-Rae:-)