Training

All members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community are required to complete Title IX awareness training each academic year. 

Please click on the appropriate link below to access your training course:  

Additional training and educational programs on sexual misconduct (including Title IX, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence) and other nondiscrimination policies and procedures are offered by the Office of Accountability and Compliance. To inquire about training and educational programs, please email the Education and Equal Access Team or call 410-706-2281.

Training FAQs

(updated Feb. 19, 2016)

What is the difference between Harassment Prevention and Title IX training?

Harassment Prevention for Employees provides an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to harassment claims, including those based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (and ADA Amendments Act), and the University's nondiscrimination policies and procedures.

The Title IX for Higher Education course provides an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits sexual harassment of members of the University community. Compliance with this law is required for all educational institutions (kindergarten through higher education). The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has indicated that failure to comply with Title IX can have serious repercussions for institutions, including loss of federal funding, and has sanctioned schools nationwide for failing to meet the standards under Title IX. Sexual assault also is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited under Title IX. More information about Title IX at UMB can be found in the University's sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

Who is required to take the Harassment Prevention course? The Title IX for Higher Education course?

All UMB employees must take both the Harassment Prevention and Title IX training courses. This includes anyone on the UMB payroll, such as graduate students, postdocs, hourly, and student workers. Currently, residents who are employed through University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and any employees of Faculty Physicians Inc. (FPI) are not included in UMB’s license for this electronic course. However, UMMS and FPI can arrange for in-person training through the Office of Accountability and Compliance (OAC).

I can’t log in to eLearning. What should I do?

Before accessing eLearning, or beginning a course in the eLearning system, please disable your pop-up blocker.

If you continue to have trouble, email eLearning@umaryland.edu with a detailed description of your issue (description of screen, error message, etc.).

Who will track completion of the courses?

The eLearning system retains completion information, which can be obtained upon request. Human Resource Services (HRS) and OAC will maintain tracking information and provide reports to supervisors, as requested. Employees are strongly encouraged to confirm the accuracy of their online course completion by selecting Learning Transcript under the “Quick Links” menu in the eLearning system.

Will supervisors be notified about employees who have not taken the training?

If a supervisor would like to verify completion by their employees, OAC prints completion reports at the end of each month and can provide  the last available report upon request. Supervisors should encourage their employees to sign in to eLearning. The online training has been assigned to all employees as part of their eLearning profile. Reminders will be sent directly from eLearning to any employee who has signed into eLearning connection but has not completed the training. 

We just did this last year. Why is OAC requiring this training to be done again?

UMB must maintain continuous compliance with Title IX requirements. Therefore, this training must be completed by all employees every academic year.

Before this training, I had not heard much about UMB training/education on Title IX. Is this new?

OAC has been meeting with schools and departments since April 2013 regarding Title IX training and the upcoming all-staff electronic training. In 2013, OAC presented in-person Title IX training at the deans and vice presidents meeting, at the law school’s faculty council meeting, and at the all-employee/staff meetings for the schools of nursing, social work, and pharmacy, and for URecFit. In 2014, OAC presented Title IX training to employees of the counseling center and student health.

Why is OAC requiring this training when the entire University community doesn't require all faculty and staff to have a UMB email address? Many people will not see the email.

Title IX training is required by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for all employees. Given the large number of UMB employees, online training is the best method to reach the majority of the University community.

The eLearning system requires the username and password that employees use to enter their timesheets. OAC understands that some employees do not complete timesheets through myUMB and are unfamiliar with the portal and mechanism for logging in. Please contact eLearning@umaryland.edu to address any access concerns.

Supervisors should communicate this message to any staff without UMB email addresses in the same way other communications are sent to those staff members. OAC can provide informational flyers for any units that may have this issue. Please contact TitleIXCompliance@umaryland.edu.

What are the ramifications/consequences of not complying? Are supervisors held accountable for their employees completing the training?

The Department of Education can withhold federal funding from any institution that doesn’t comply with Title IX. Since 2001, the Department of Education has issued guidance to schools with steps to follow in order to comply with Title IX; one such step is Title IX training for all employees.

Every UMB employee must take this training. While the intention is not to single out individual employees, the failure of any one UMB employee/department/lab/unit to comply means the University, as a whole, could lose federal funding. UMB employees who fail to timely complete required training may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Again, it is highly recommended that employees access the eLearning system well in advance of the annual deadline to ensure that any issues or concerns will be resolved well ahead of the deadline. 

Supervisors should help lead the push for compliance by their employees. Ensuring employees complete mandatory training is a metric upon which a supervisor may be evaluated as part of informal and formal performance evaluations. 

What do I do after I’ve completed the training?

Your online training information is stored in eLearning for UMB’s records — you do not need to send confirmation of completion to OAC.

If you would like to save or print proof of completion for your own records, go to Quick Links and select Learning Transcript. Select the Actions button (on the far right) for the eLearning course, and select View Certificate. Be sure that you have disabled your pop-up blockers! The certificate will open in a separate window. You can print or save the certificate from that new window.