Title IX or CYA ?

TitleTitle IX or CYA ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Currie, RA, Jones, C, Pease, H
Date Published2017
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn 2011, the Department of Education required all schools receiving federal funding to specify a Title IX coordinator. To avoid lawsuits from those individuals who have been sanctioned or expelled because of Title IX complaints, and to avoid appearing on the DoE's list os schools with Title IX complaints, many colleges and universities choose to house their coordinator in their legal office or hire an attorney to fill this position. Critics of this practice note that a school's attorney is responsible for protecting the interests of the school, and this might lead to conflicts in their role as Title IX Coordinator. 
NotesCase from the 2018 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/4.0/. © 2017 Robert Skipper, Peggy Connolly, Robert A. Currie, Cynthia Jones, and Heather Pease.