4th Annual NACCOP Conference (7/19/2017 – 7/21/2017)
Join NACCOP for the 4th annual conference in Baltimore, MD for informative sessions designed to aid your institution’s compliance efforts. In addition to presentations designed to address recent Campus Safety and Security Handbook updates, the Department of Education is scheduled to offer insight into their perspective on Clery Act compliance requirements. To see the full conference sessions, CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Track One for Clery Compliance Officers (7/18/2017)
Constructing a Clery Compliant Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) (All-day: 8:30am-5:00pm) Do you wonder if your Annual Security Report is in compliance? Do you hope you have met all required 111 policy statements? Ever wish you had an expert to walk you through each policy statement to ensure they meet the requirements set forth in the Clery Act, especially in light of VAWA? Well, if so, this pre-conference boot camp is for you!
This interactive one-day session will enable a limited number of attendees to focus on their specific Annual Security Report (ASR) and/or Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) while the instructors review policy statement requirements for these compliance documents. This will enable attendees to independently review the contents of their report(s) during the session to determine how their report(s) should be enhanced to achieve compliance. Attendees will receive instructions before the conference for how to identify the location of required policy statements in their report(s) prior to attending the session to maximize the Boot Camp experience.
Track Two for Title IX Coordinators (7/18/2017)
Developing a Clery and VAWA Compliant Institutional Sexual Misconduct Policy: A Workshop for Practitioners (Half-Day: 12:30pm to 5pm) This interactive workshop will allow a limited number of attendees to learn about the legal mandates of the Clery Act (including VAWA) and the compliance requirements that directly apply to their Title IX compliant institutional sexual misconduct policy. Topics covered include: overview of legal mandates of the Clery Act, the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, and Title IX with a focus on the policy considerations for institutional sexual misconduct policies. Session participants will be guided through a review of their sexual misconduct policy in light of all of these legal mandates. Attendees should bring their institutional Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct Policy(s) for purposes of identifying areas that, based on the workshop, are determined to need further review upon return to campus.
Track Three for DFSCA/Part 86 Compliance Coordinators (7/18/2017)
The Fundamentals of Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (Half-Day: 12:30pm to 5pm) The Department of Education (ED) has developed a robust strategy for monitoring compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (DFSCA) since delegating this responsibility to the Office of Federal Student Aid in 2010. Since that time, the Department has been tenaciously enforcing the law and issuing fines for noncompliance during general and campus security-focused reviews. This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of each requirement of the DFSCA, including: an overview of the content that must be included in the institution’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP); requirements and strategies for distributing the required DAAPP annually to all students and all employees; requirements for conducting biennial reviews of the DAAPP’s effectiveness and preparing biennial review reports; and maintaining records substantiating DFSCA compliance. Pertinent noncompliance findings originating from ED audits will be shared with attendees to highlight compliance shortfalls to be avoided. Participants in this workshop will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to conduct a self-study of institutional compliance efforts following the workshop. Although this workshop is geared towards individuals who have been delegated responsibility for ensuring compliance with the DFSCA/Part 86 Regulations, any employee of an institution of higher education is welcome to attend this workshop, as many campuses have not identified a DFSCA/Part 86 compliance coordinator to oversee these functions, which means it is very likely institutions are not fully complying with the requirements of the law.