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Compliance Courses

COURSES FOR COMPLETION

 

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COURSES FOR STUDENTS

Academic Integrity for Students
Date Course Available: Spring, 2020
Duration:  45 minutes
Objectives: 
Learn what constitutes an integrity violation
Identify how an XF grade works
Understand your right to appeal an academic violation and the timeframe available to do so.


Alcohol and Drugs for Students 
Date Course Available:  Spring, 2020
Duration:  30 to 45 minutes
Objectives:
Recall basic definitions of commonly used terms
Distinguish between drug and alcohol facts and myths
Describe how various drugs affect the body
Understand laws regarding substance abuse

 
Title IX Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Students 
Date Course Available:  01/15/2020
Duration:  30 minutes
Objectives: 
Identify which types of behaviors constitute sexual misconduct
Learn practical information on how to respond and prevent misconduct, including bystander intervention aimed at helping to create and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment


EMPLOYEE TRAINING

REQUIRED TRAINING COURSES FOR FACULTY, STAFF, ADJUNCTS AND AFFILIATES:

In addition to federal and state laws, USM also has institutional training requirements as listed below: As an institution, USM requires that all benefit-eligible faculty and staff and all affiliates and adjuncts complete online training in the areas listed below. 

Courses will be released based on the schedule listed below. 

Academic Integrity
Duration: 45 minutes
Course Release Date:  Spring, 2020

Objectives:

  • Learn what constitutes an integrity violation
  • Identify how an XF grade works
  • Understand your right to appeal an academic violation and the timeframe available to do so


Alcohol and Drugs
Duration:  30 to 45 minutes
Course Release Date:  Spring, 2020

Objectives: 

  • Recall basic definitions of commonly used terms
  • Distinguish between drug and alcohol facts and myths
  • Describe how various drugs affect the body
  • Understand laws regarding substance abuse


Clery Act
Duration:  25 minutes
Course Release Date: 02/07/2020

Objectives:

  • Recall the history and purpose of The Clery Act
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of campus security authorities (CSA)
  • Learn the Clery Act requirements for higher education institutions
  • Discuss the procedures for receiving and reporting crime information


Child Abuse Awareness: Minors on Campus Edition
Duration: 1 hour
Course Release Date: After 02/07/2020 by request
Process for Requesting course: Email compliance@usm.edu 

Objectives:

  • Identify the consequences of child abuse
  • Learn the definition of child abuse in Mississippi
  • Distinguish between the types of child abuse and their indicators/signs
  • Recognize your reporting obligations and to whom a report of suspected abuse needs to be made


Code of Conduct for Employees
Duration: 1 hour
Course Release Date: 06/01/2020

Objectives: 

  • Learn about the purpose of the Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Review the components of the Code of Conduct
  • Identify the principles of ethical conduct and the behaviors that illustrate compliance with the Code
  • Distinguish situations that cause conflicts of interest
  • Understand both the employee and employer obligations
  • Discuss how to report ethical violations


Cybersecurity 101 [accessible via InfoSec]
Duration: 43 minutes
Course Release Date:  1/07/2020

Objectives:

  • Learn how to create a secure password
  • Understand how to avoid phishing 
  • Acquire the ability to identify and avoid malware
  • Determine how to browse the web safely
  • Describe data backup and recovery options
  • Discuss the security concerns related to the use of removable media
  • Recognize ways to prevent physical loss of data and equipment
    Identify mobile security best practices


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Traliant version)
Duration:  20 minutes
Course Release Date: 01/15/2020

Objectives: 

  • Understand what FERPA is and to whom it applies
  • Identify student education records and how to protect them
  • Recognize the role and responsibilities of school employees and others
  • Delineate the rights of parents and students
  • Define key terms and concepts 


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [accessible via InfoSec]
Duration:  8 minutes
Course Release Date:  01/07/2020 *assigned per request of Registrar's Office

Objectives: 

  • Determine who is impacted by FERPA
  • Delineate what needs to be documented when a FERPA request is made
  • Describe the rights available under FERPA to parents and students 

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Employees
Duration: 1 hour
Course Release Date: 03/06/2020
Objectives: 

  • Identify the protected categories
  • Understand the consequences of discrimination and harassment
  • Describe the behaviors that lead to a hostile environment
    Recognize unconscious biases


Privacy and European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [accessible via InfoSec]
Duration:  16 minutes
Course Release Date:  01/15/20

Objectives:

  • Understand what privacy means in the context of information security in the European Union
  • Learn the requirements of the European Union data protection regulation
  • Determine what information is considered personal data
  • Recognize what you can do to protect data


Title IX Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff-Responsible Employee Edition
Duration: 40 minutes
Course Release Date:  11/15/2019

Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of sexual misconduct
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of faculty and staff under Title IX as responsible employees
  • Identify how other discrimination and harassment focused laws such as Title VII, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 function


Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity
Duration:  25 minutes
Course Release Date:  04/10/2020

Objectives: 

  • Understand how a diverse and inclusive workforce benefit everyone
  • Determine how to increase awareness of unconscious bias and avoid its negative influence on recruiting, hiring, and other business decisions
  • Identify how civility, cultural competence, and sensitivity help prevent workplace misconduct
  • Recognize how positive attitudes and behaviors can lead to a more inclusive environment
  • Financial Conflict of Interest courses will be hosted in a Canvas module. Look for additional information directly for Research Integrity.
 

REQUIRED TRAINING COURSES FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF EMPLOYEES:


Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity-USM also requires all faculty and any individual who is providing instruction to students to complete the following course to ensure that they aware aware of how the XF grade functions as part of the academic integrity process.

Campus Security Authorities-Clery Act 

Training for specific personnel who are designed as campus security authorities.

Financial Conflict of Interest Courses- accessible via Canvas. Contact Samuel.BrutonFREEMississippi for access.

Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Instructions- All full-time faculty must complete this training and fill out their disclosure on an annual basis and as changes in circumstances warranting disclosure occur.

Learning about USM’s Financial Conflict of Interest Policy-Learning About USM’s Financial Conflict of Interest Policy course-Those conducting research may be required by their sponsoring grantor to complete the course  

Minors on Campus Training

Child Abuse Awareness (aka Minors on Campus Training) must be completed by all those working at a USM run camp or at a camp conducted at USM facilities whose role involves supervision of minors. Please email complianceFREEMississippi for access.

 

 

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