4 Can’t-Miss Compliance Training Courses for Campus Employees

Posted by Katie Brown on 29 November 2016 |

higher ed compliance trainingHiring, developing and retaining key employees is important to the success of the overall campus community. From administrators and staff members to faculty and professors, the people employed by the university play a pivotal role in setting and upholding the campus culture.

In addition to their individual job tasks and responsibilities, campus employees set an example for students. Whether they work directly or indirectly with the student population, campus employees must understand and promote the campus’ values and rules surrounding compliance initiatives and regulations.

Employee Onboarding and Beyond

Today, many campuses are working toward implementing initiatives, such as harassment prevention and diversity and inclusion. While many of these tactics are focused on improving the student experience, campuses need leaders and employees who are aligned with the campus’ overall goals in these areas.

For campus HR managers, this begins with employee onboarding and continues with on-going compliance training. When new team members are hired, HR managers should clearly outline during onboarding the campus’ stance on certain compliance-related matters and the expectations the school has for employees to assist in these efforts. Examples may include bystander intervention, non-discriminatory communication and inclusiveness tactics.

In addition to employee onboarding, campus HR managers should offer on-going training and information sessions to ensure campus employees are aware of the latest trends, tips and issues surrounding compliance-related matters.  As regulations continue to change and other campuses are faced with addressing new issues, regular training around HR policies will ensure that administrators, department heads, and supervisors have the tools and information that need to disseminate and enforce these policies.

4 Types of Compliance Training

To ensure a well-rounded employee onboarding program and ongoing compliance training curriculum for campus employees, here are four types of compliance training your campus can offer.

Violence Prevention Training

Unfortunately, violence can happen anywhere, even on college campuses. Violence can take on many forms, such as bullying, sexual harassment, physical abuse or active shooters. As higher education employees, ensuring campus safety for students and fellow colleagues should be a primary job responsibility.

Make sure your employees know how to identify potential danger or violence, respond quickly and knowledgeably and follow through with any necessary reporting or investigation with violence prevention training.

Diversity Training

As the student, faculty and campus environment as a whole becomes more diverse among gender, race or other factors, campus employees will benefit from a variety of diversity related training courses.

Depending on the current campus environment and its needs, tailor the diversity training material to ensure employees have a well-rounded understanding of the benefits of diversity, how to effectively and respectfully communicate and how to work with people from multicultural and multigenerational backgrounds.

Title IX Training

Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex for any activities in any institution that received federal funding of any kind, Title IX’s broad language has left much up to interpretation and ongoing revisions.

To ensure your campus is up-to-date on the latest with Title IX, you should provide training on how faculty and staff members can identify and respond to sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

Professional Ethics Training

Higher education employees need to understand the ethical issues they may face on campus and their responsibility to abide by the school’s Code of Conduct. Training should include topics such as promptly reporting violations, properly using work time and campus resources, avoiding discrimination and harassment, participating and leading investigations, and appropriate workplace relationships.

Conclusion

Whether part of your onboarding program or ongoing education, campus employees will become allies in ensuring a safe, secure and compliance campus community. To learn more about the types of compliance training courses offered by Campus Answers, please click here to request more information.

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