Compliance Training Courses and Related Policies

The following list represents the course topics and their related courses and accompanying policies:

 

  • Academic Integrity

Course Name and Objectives:  Academic Integrity

  • Review scenarios to help you Identify academic misconduct
  • Determine the information must be cited in your academic work
  • Understand how to conduct honest research practices
  • Gain insight on the various types of citation styles
  • Explain how the XF grade works

Complete course by:  32 day from the first day of the semester.

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policy:

Academic Integrity Policy (ACAF-PRO-012

 

  • Alcohol and Drugs

Course Name and Description:  Student Empower Plus:

  • Explain students’ rights and responsibilities under Title IX, VAWA and the SaVE Act.
  • Provide methods for preventing sexual violence, dating violence and stalking
  • Educate students about pressures they may face in college, including those related to alcohol, drugs, harassment and bullying.
  • Establish cultural competency relating to gender identity and sexual orientation for all students
  • Detail the dangers of alcohol poisoning, drunk driving, and drug abuse

 Complete course by:  End of Fall semester

Required Completion by:  All freshmen and transfer students

 

Policies:

Alcohol and Drug Policy (PRES-PR-001)

Consensual Relationships

Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Procedures for Resolution of Allegations

 

Bullying

Course Name and Objectives:  Bullying Prevention for Higher Education

Complete course by:  End of Spring semester

  • Distinguish between different types of bullying
  • Illustrate when bullying behavior may be unlawful
  • Identify risk factors for bullying
  • Details how to handle bullying
  • Describe the components for a bullying-free environment

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policies:

Code of Conduct-

Course Name and Description: Code of Conduct for Higher Education

Complete course by:  End of Fall semester

  • Distinguish between different types of bullying
  • Illustrate when bullying behavior may be unlawful
  • Identify risk factors for bullying
  • Details how to handle bullying
  • Describe the components for a bullying-free environment

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policies:


Diversity-


Course Name and Description:  Diversity Benefits for Higher Education

Complete course by:  End of Spring semester

  • Explain the importance of positive cultural identity
  • Describe equal opportunity,affirmative action, and diversity
  • Distinguish between acceptance and assimilation
  • Illustrate examples of bias
  • Define advanced concepts such as intersectionality

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policies:

 

FERPA-

Course Name and Description:

FERPA For Higher Education

Complete Course by:  End of Spring semester

  • Describe when student records may and may not be disseminated
  • Emphasize importance of confidentiality to protect students’ privacy
  • Identify and defines the people and groups affected by FERPA

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policy:

Southern Miss and FERPA Compliance Policy (STUA-REG-001)

 

 

Financial Conflict of Interest-

Course Names and Descriptions:

Completing the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Complete course By:  End of Fall semester

  • Provides a means of accessing the FCOI Disclosure system (http://www.usm.edu/research/financial-conflict-interest) for completion of the FCOI Disclosure which must be completed by those listed within the audience description listed above either annually or when a change occurs.

Required Completion By:  All full-time faculty

 

 Learning About USM's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

  • Describe the Financial Conflicts of Interest in research, distinguishing them from related notions
  • Explain USM’s FCOI disclosure policy and procedures.

Policy:

Required Completion By:  All whose funding agency/organization requires completion of an institutionally focused FCOI course.


Harassment & Title IX-

 

Course Names and Descriptions:

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA & Clery Act

Complete course by:  End of Fall semester

  • Describe discrimination, harassment and the relationship between the two.
  • Indicate how to recognize unlawful harassment and discrimination.
  • Detail how to avoid accidentally committing acts that could reasonably be perceived to be unlawful harassment or discrimination.
  • Prepare learners to address harassment and discrimination appropriately
  • Identify available resources

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Staff & For Supervisors

Complete course By:  End of Fall semester

  • Define and provide examples of sexual harassment
  • Identify the legally protected categories
  • Detail who the law covers including how it covers third parties
  • Explain the right way to report harassment
  • Delineate how to handle confidentiality
  • Provide specifics on retaliation and whistleblower protection

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Policies:


Minors on Campus-

Course Name and Description: Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

  • Distinguish between different types of child abuse and maltreatment including emotional, physical and psychological abuse
  • Explain the signs indicative of child abuse and maltreatment
  • Debunk myths associated with child abuse
  • Provide information and instructions on how to report child abuse
  • Identify the consequences for failing to report as well as intentionally making false reports of child abuse
  • Define important terms such as child abuse, neglect, mandated reporter, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse

Required Only:  Of those serving as authorized adult or program supervisors over minors at a USM run or a program conducts on the USM campus involving minors

Policy:

Security-

Course Name and Description:  Security Awareness (has been replaced by the Securing the Human course)

Required Completion by:  All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

Objectives:

  • Learn about your role in security awareness 
  • Determine if a site is a phishing site 
  • Understand the privacy concerns on social networks
  • Review ways to protect your passwords such as two-step authentication Acquire information on how to secure data 
  • Identify the signs that you have been hacked

PCI Security Standards for IT & Back Office (has been replaced by several modules of the Securing the Human course)

 

Policies: