Understanding Title IX

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Understanding Title IX

This course is designed to help journalists understand the applications of Title IX, how to navigate it and what kinds of reporting can be done around both individual Title IX cases and entire higher education institutions.

Overview

  • Enroll in this online course for free, start anytime and work through the learning material on your own schedule.
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of how Title IX works and how you can start reporting on it.
  • When you complete the course, get a reporting tip sheet with story ideas, resources and follow-ups.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the history of Title IX and the ways in which it is employed by students, faculty, staff and the administration.
  • Articulate the process by which Title IX complaints are reported and processed at your college or university.
  • Create unique reporting around your school’s cases and institutional practices.

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Overview

  • Enroll in this online course for free, start anytime and work through the learning material on your own schedule.
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of how Title IX works and how you can start reporting on it.
  • When you complete the course, get a reporting tip sheet with story ideas, resources and follow-ups.

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Title IX is a confounding area of the law, even for the most savvy educators and journalists. This self-directed course outlines the history and potential applications of the law, as well as practical advice for reporting around it. It’s the only course of its kind that’s designed for journalists who want to understand the law as a means of reporting on it.

Consider this course your field manual for reporting on Title IX. You’ll be able to track a case through the system, access the right records, understand the major players involved in Title IX cases and prepare for the inevitable roadblocks and challenges associated with this kind of reporting.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

Once you enroll in this online course, you can start anytime and engage with lessons on your own schedule. There are four lessons to complete, and each features readings and activities. Topics include:

How Title IX works 

  • What’s universal
  • What might vary at your school
  • What happens when a Title IX complaint is filed
  • Title IX’s place in criminal investigations

How journalists can get started on Title IX-related reporting

  • Build relationships
  • Familiarize yourself with case scenarios
  • Find available prevention training
  • Add context to your Title IX stories
  • Address anonymity
  • Get familiar with the right terminology

Who should enroll

This free course is perfect for any journalist reporting on Title IX issues for the first time. It was designed for student journalists, who are often tasked with navigating Title IX within a sometimes confusing higher education framework, but any journalist of any age can benefit from taking it.

Cost

This self-directed course is available tuition-free, thanks to support from the Charles Koch Foundation. When you enroll, you will get access to a historical timeline of the law, 10 self-paced, interactive lessons and a tip sheet.

Instructors

  • Sarah Brown
    Reporter, Chronicle for Higher Education
    Sarah Brown joined The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2015 and covers campus culture, including Title IX, race and diversity, and mental health. She has...
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