Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices.
Oct 25th, 2015 by

Hello all:


I have recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. Please see details below. We are actively seeking articles written from the PK-12 perspective. Please consider submitting an article and please share with those actively involved in Title IX work in PK-12 Schools.


Thanks….. Bill


Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices

The Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) is the flagship, peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Title IX Administrators. This journal will offer a space for Title IX coordinators, investigators and administrators to come together and explore emerging best practices, cutting-edge research, legal opinions and practical case studies relevant to the field of sexual assault prevention, investigation, remedies and response.

The journal will be launched for the ATIXA/SCOPE 2015 Joint National Conference with the call for submissions having been made during the ATIXA/SCOPE 2014 Joint National Conference. Article submissions are encouraged in a variety of content areas. These include:

  • Original research in the areas of campus sexual assault, investigation, coordination, administration. Preference will be give to studies that have generalizable results and are based on findings from multiple college and universities rather than a single school.
  • Case studies that provide clear teachable moments and illustrations for those working in the field.
  • Summary of law and policy and/or exploration of legal issues related to Title IX and sexual assault.
  • Discussion of policy and administration challenges and best practices.
  • Review of current prevention programs, investigation procedures or educational efforts.

Those interested in submitting an article should do so via email to the Campus IXmanaging editor, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, at Submission criteria are included below.

Articles should be submitted prior to July 15, 2015 to be considered for publication in the 2015 edition of the Campus IX journal.

Guidelines for Authors

The Association of Title IX Administers announces the launch of its flagship, peer-reviewed academic journal, The Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX). Campus IX is intended to encourage academic research and scholarship regarding sexual assault prevention, investigation, coordination and administration at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Top Title IX scholars and practitioners on the editorial board review all submissions to Campus IX.

Original Research studies may include quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method designs and should follow American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for content and format. Research manuscripts should address questions important to the field of sexual assault prevention, investigations, coordination and/or administration of policy. Articles should include implications for practice and future research. Submissions should not exceed 25 pages in length (double-spaced, size 12 font, 1 inch margins), including references, and up to three tables and two figures. Campus IX actively seeks research manuscripts.

Case Study manuscripts are published in the Campus IX to encourage discussion among those practicing proactive approaches and illustrate important aspects of Title IX compliance and best practices. Authors should take appropriate steps to safeguard private information (e.g. changing names and identifying details). Case Study submissions are actively encouraged. Case studies that encourage discussion are preferred. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages in length (double-spaced, size 12 font, 1 inch margins), including references, and up to three tables and two figures (or photos).

Innovative Practice manuscripts may present an in depth analysis and discussion of current issues related to the practice of Title IX compliance and best practices in higher education settings. These manuscripts should include a critical review of the relevant literature and research related to the professional issue addressed. Submissions should not exceed 25 pages in length (double-spaced, size 12 font, 1 inch margins), including references, and up to three tables and two figures. Campus IX actively seeks practical application manuscripts.

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). APA guidelines should be followed for all aspects of manuscripts, including format of manuscript, figures, tables, references and citations, and other details of editorial style. Authors are encouraged to report data in terms of effect sizes and to discuss the practical significance of results for campus compliance and best practice.

All manuscripts should include a 50- to 70-word abstract. Care should be taken to avoid language that would imply bias against individuals on the basis of race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability. Do not use footnotes.

Lengthy quotations (generally 500 cumulative words or more from one source) require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. It is the author’s responsibility to secure such permission, and a copy of the publisher’s written permission must be provided to the editor immediately upon acceptance for publication.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (MS Word, WordPerfect, RTF, or DOS text) as an e-mail attachment sent to

Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication are expected to work collaboratively with the editorial board to address editorial comments. ATIXA will provide authors with page proofs (in PDF format) of the edited manuscript for their final review prior to publication. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of all references, figures, and tables.

The editorial board will anonymously review manuscripts and authors will be notified of their manuscript status within 30 days.

ATIXA Research Awards

Three $2500 research awards will be given to those creating new and innovative research in the field of Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. Research awards will be granted based on the scope of the study, the contribution to the field and advancement of best practices.

Those chosen for the research awards will publish their results in the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) and present their research during a 90-minute ATIXA online training.

The 2014-2015 submission for research grants is now closed.



The Connecticut Model for PK-12 Title IX Implementation
Aug 25th, 2015 by

Bill Howe, Ed.D., State of Connecticut Title IX Coordinator (Retired), CT State Department of Education Connecticut is recognized nationally for its model implementation of Title IX in PK-12 schools. From its extensive website, training programs, Title IX database, technical assistance and enforcement activities, it stands as a model for the nation. Using a combination of lecturette, case studies, simulations and quizzes, this program will offer insight into the state’s Title IX Coordinator training, annual survey of school districts, enforcement and technical assistance functions and overlay of the importance of cultural competence in compliance positions.

Register –

The 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

OCTOBER 6th – 9th, 2015


New Guide On Supporting Transgender Students In K-12 Environments
Aug 5th, 2015 by

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and itsWelcoming Schools project are proud to be a part of the team that created Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a resource that will provide educators with guidance for supporting transgender students.

The guide, led by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Gender Spectrum, and co-produced with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, will help school administrators, teachers, parents, caregivers and other community members understand the needs of transgender youth and the best ways to support them.

…… read more

Senator Richard Blumenthal on his support of Title IX provisions in S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.
Jul 8th, 2015 by

The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the 2001 No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming
Jul 6th, 2015 by

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education invites you to participate in an important webinar:

Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming

(Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 2-3pm ET)

During the webinar, OCR staff will describe and explain the legal obligations of school districts under federal law (particularly Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause) when they seek to implement race-targeted or sex-specific curricular or extracurricular programs.

District officials, staff, and other interested persons will have the opportunity to ask questions on how to comply with federal civil rights laws while developing programs that target their recruiting or services on discrete populations in need.

No RSVPs are required. Please feel free to forward to others you think might be interested.

To join, follow these steps:

1.      Go to

2.      If requested, enter your name and email address.

3.      If a password is required, enter the meeting password: OCR

4.      Click “Join”.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

Please ensure that your computer has speakers in order to hear the meeting. The webinar will also be recorded, captioned, and posted on OCR’s website several weeks after the initial webcast at

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Randall at

We hope you can join us on July 8 from 2-3pm ET.


Office for Civil Rights

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