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Webinar Series: Industry 4.0 Workforce Summit

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The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Industry 4.0 Workforce Summit is moving online. This industry-wide web series is designed to prepare engineering and technology students for The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The goal is to reach a consensus on improvements to curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices.

The webinar series begins on October 9, 2020 with a session on scaling-up industry-education collaboration. To find the full schedule and register to participate in the online event, visit the ASEE Industry 4.0 Worforce Summit page.

Webinar: An Introduction to Archiving with ATE Central

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Join presenters Kendra Bouda and Rachael Bower on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 1- 2:00 pm ET for a free webinar on archiving with ATE Central. Presenters will discuss NSF ATE’s archiving requirement and recommended Creative Commons licenses, what the ATE Central Archiving Service is, and how to select and submit materials for archiving. Learn what to expect during the archiving process and what happens to your materials behind the scenes. This webinar is designed for those new to archiving with ATE Central, though all are welcome to participate.

Register to attend here.

Webinar: Acquire the knowledge needed to prepare competitive proposals to the NSF ATE program!

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During this webinar, a program officer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program will explain ATE funding opportunities available to two-year colleges, especially those new to ATE. Mentor-Connect project leaders will follow with specifics about support available to help you prepare a competitive NSF ATE grant proposals (service provided by NSF ATE grants #1501183 & #1840856). The live webinar provides opportunities for audience questions to be answered throughout the broadcast.

This webinar will take place on September 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET. Register to participate here.

Online Event: NISOD 2020

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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NSIOD) will hold their 2020 annual convenings online. This series of virtual events offers community and technical college faculty, students, and administrators “opportunities to network and engage in professional learning.”

The program stretches from September 8-November 5, 2020, with events interspersed throughout the months. Those interested in attending should note that registration rates vary by membership status; some events also have early registration discounts. To find the NISOD 2020 full schedule, visit the Online Convenings page.

Interested in presenting? The conference organizers are still taking presentation proposals for the following events: Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); Overcoming Food and Housing Insecurities (October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); Successful Faculty Professional Development Models (November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST); and Effective Online Teaching Practices (November 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST).

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 11, 2020.

New Title IX Regulations in Effect

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Beginning on August 14, 2020 new Title IX regulations are in effect. These guidelines have proved controversial. In particular, many higher education organizations and stakeholders objected to the change of the burden of proof requirement from a “preponderance of the evidence” for guilt to a more open-ended option of selecting either that standard or using the standard of “clear and convincing” evidence. This second standard places a higher burden of proof on complaining parties.

Some of the other most notable changes to the regulations include:

  • Higher education institutions must now permit cross-examination of both the complaining and responding parties and all witnesses in a live hearing format.
  • Removal of a specific timeframe in which colleges and universities must respond, offering the standard of “reasonably prompt” implementation of each Title IX stage.
  • Title IX regulations will now include provisions for domestic or dating violence, as well as stalking.
  • Sexual harassment has been legally defined as ““any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access.” This...

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