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Compliance and Ethics

Compliance Courses by Rollout Date

 

JANUARY


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


Title IX Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Students 
Date Course Available:  01/07/2020
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

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: 01/07/2020

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

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: 01/07/2020
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:  01/07/20

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


Child Abuse Awareness: Minors on Campus Edition
Duration: 1 hour
Course Release Date: After 01/10/2020 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


 

Clery Act
Duration:  25 minutes
Course Release Date: 1/15/2020

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


 

APRIL

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.


 

Academic Integrity 
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

Alcohol and Drugs for Employees

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

 

 

 

JUNE

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

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Conflict of Interest Courses- accessible via Canvas effective 1/05/20

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  

 

 

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