Training

All members of the UMB community are required to complete Title IX awareness training each academic year. 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has partnered with Student Success to provide the “Not Anymore” Primary Prevention Program. “Not Anymore” is an interactive online program designed to educate about the prevention of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.

This training must be completed by Oct. 31, 2018. However, the training will remain accessible throughout the year for anyone who would like to revisit it.

For UMB Employees, please enter the training through the LMS found HERE. You will access the Harassment and, as applicable, Diversity Trainings from the LMS. These trainings are required each academic year.

For all others, including Students and Affiliates, please follow this link to the training: studentsuccess.org. The training is accessed using your UMID username and password. Title IX training will be required each academic year.  

 

* This training, by its nature, addresses issues of sexual harassment, misconduct, and violence. UMB understands that the training may trigger an emotional response, especially if you have experienced or been impacted by these issues or behaviors. If you have concerns, questions, or would like additional information regarding the training, please contact Mikhel Kushner, UMB’s Title IX Coordinator, by telephone at 410-706-1852 or electronically at mikhel.kushner@umaryland.edu.

** If you know or suspect a member of the UMB community has been the victim of, or has perpetrated, sexual misconduct, including harassment, assault, stalking, or other sexual violence, please use the UMB Hotline to report the incident(s). You can access the Hotline electronically HERE or by calling 866-594-5220.

Resources

Below is a list of campus, local, state, and national confidential and non-confidential resources should you, or someone you know, wish to seek assistance:

UMB Confidential Resources

Employee Assistance Program:

419 W. Redwood St., Suite 560
Baltimore, MD 21201
667-214-1555
https://umb-eap.org/

 

Student Counseling Center:

601 W. Lombard St.
Suite 440
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-328-8404
www.umaryland.edu/counseling

Other UMB Resources

Student Health Center:

Appointments: 667-214-1899 (external) or 4-1899 (internal)
After Hours (urgent questions, available 24/7): 667-214-1800 (external) or 4-1800 (internal)

 

University of Maryland Police and Public Safety:

Emergency: x711 (internal) or 410-706-3333 (external)
Non-urgent and Safe Walk/Safe Ride: 410-706-6882

 

Office of the Ombuds:

Brian O. Godette, JD
714 W. Lombard St., Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-8534
bgodette@umaryland.edu

Baltimore Resources

Domestic Violence:

House of Ruth: 410-889-RUTH (7884)

 

Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence:

Turnaround: 410-377-8111 / www.turnaroundinc.org

 

SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam):

Mercy Medical Center RV-FNE Program
301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21212

Maryland Resources

Maryland SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam) Programs:

http://www.mcasa.org/_mcasaWeb/wpcontent/uploads/2015/08/SAFE-Programs-List-Updated-July-2015.pdf

 

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA)

301-328-7023 / www.mcasa.org (includes a statewide service provider directory)

 

Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)

301-565-2277 or toll-free at 877-496-SALI

 

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Office: 301-429-3601
Statewide Helpline: 1-800-MD-HELPS (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) / info@mnadv.org (includes a statewide service provider directory)

National Resources

National Stalking Resource Center:

202-467-8700
Victim Connect Hotline: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846) / http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center/resources

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-779-7233 / www.thehotline.org

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline:

1-800-656-HOPE(4673)

 

GLBT National Help Center:

1-888-843-4564

 

GLBT Youth Hotline (up to age 25):

1-800-246-7743

Training FAQs

(updated Aug. 19, 2018)

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.

All members of the UMB community, including affiliates and students, must take the Title IX training course. 

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 the Learning Hub. What should I do?

Before accessing the Learning Hub, 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?

Human Resource Services (HRS) and OAC will maintain tracking information and provide reports to supervisors, as requested. 

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 the Learning Hub 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 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 Learning Hub 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 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, the certificate of completion becomes available at the end of the training. You can print or save the certificate from that new window.