Online Training Schedule

ANNUAL COMPLIANCE TRAINING

 

As of August 20, 2015, USM has implemented required annual compliance training.  This page summarizes the courses and clarifies who is required to complete them, identifies those courses that are optional to certain groups and indicates when required courses must be completed.

Click here to review President Bennett's initial communication regarding required completion of Compliance courses.

GROUPS REQUIRED TO TAKE ALL

EXCEPT THE OPTIONAL COMPLIANCE COURSES ANNUALLY

  • Benefit eligible faculty and staff
  • Student Employees (who are required to take the same courses as faculty, staff, and adjuncts)
  • Adjuncts

COURSES STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ANNUALLY

  • Student Empower Plus

Course Description:

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

 ** Please note this course includes an anonymous survey component that allows us to adjust our University programming to meet the specific needs of our students.  Your responses are confidential, and the University's ability to design programming that best meets the need of our student population is dependent on your answering honestly

  • Academic Integrity

Course Description:

    • Explains definition of academic integrity
    • Describes the XF grade

GROUPS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE OPTIONAL COMPLIANCE COURSES ANNUALLY BY COURSE

  • Completing the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure (FCOI)- all faculty
  • Learning About USM's Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy- faculty whose external sponsoring organization requires that they receive institutionally specific FCOI training
  • Minors on Campus- all authorized adults/and or program staff supervising minors at campus conducted on USM property.  See the policy for definitions. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 601.266.4466 or generalcounsel@usm.edu.
  • PCI-all who work with PCI (payment card industry) data handled under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) as defined in the Information Incident Security Management policy.

 

HOW TO ACCESS COURSES

To access any of the courses use the link in the email received from the vendor, Workplace Answers, or click on the training Portal to log in using your Campus ID and network/SOAR password.

TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR THOSE WHO WERE ASSIGNED COMPLIANCE TRAINING LAST YEAR

Members of each of the groups listed above who took the courses last year will be enrolled in the classes on the same day each year that they were assigned the courses during the previous year.

TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR INDIVIDUALS NEW TO USM

Click here to download the Compliance Course Training Schedule for new members of each of the previously listed groups.

COURSE SCHEDULE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MANDATORY COURSE WITH SPECIFIC COMPLETION DATE

Course Name: Academic Integrity course.

Complete By: Must be completed before 6 p.m. the 32nd day after the first day of class.  See the Academic Calendar as needed. 

NOTE:  This is not the same course on plagiarism (CITI) that Graduate students have been asked to complete. 

Audience: All faculty, staff, and adjuncts can access the course in which they are enrolled optionally.

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

COURSES REQUIRED FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS

Course Name:  Completing The Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure 

Complete by:   End of October of each year

Audience:  All full-time faculty must engage in this process when one of the following situations occurs:

  • Annual update;
  • Individual financial status change
  • Submitting a new PHS grant application, or
  • When named as an Investigator on a new PHS grant application.

Course Objectives

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.

 

Course Name: Learning About USM's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

Complete by:   End of October of each year or date required by sponsoring institution

Audience:  Those required by external sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to have training in the institution’s Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure policy and procedures.

 Course Objectives:  After completing this course you should be able to:

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

To Request Access: Fill out the Request for Access to the FCOI Disclosure at USM training.

 

Course Name:  Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention

This course must be completed by anyone functioning as a authorized adult under the terms of the policy, including volunteers. See the Minors on Campus page for additional information. 

Complete By:  Before camp/program involving minors occurs

Audience:  All individuals are enrolled in this optional course, but only those serving as authorized adults/program staff must complete the course. 

Applicable Policy: Minors on Campus Policy.

Course Objectives:  After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

Course Name:  PCI Security Standards for IT and Back Office

This course is no longer available.  iTech has replaced it with several modules within the Securing the Human course.  For additional information, log into Info Center to see the Security Awareness Training Announcement.   

REQUIRED COURSES TO COMPLETE BY END OF FALL SEMESTER:

Course NameStudent Empower Plus 

Audience: All Students

Course Objectives:  After completing this course you should be able to:

    • 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 

 

Course Name:
Code of Conduct for Higher Education

Audience: Benefit Eligible Faculty, Staff, all Adjuncts and all Student Employees

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the business case for ethics
  • Assess how your role in protecting organizational assets and opportunities
  • Detail the dangers of giving or accepting gifts, entertainment, loans or favors
  • Identify measures for improving information privacy and data protection

 

Course Name: Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act/

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX, VAWA and Cleary Act (will receive in alternate years) 

Audience: Benefit Eligible Faculty, Staff, and all Adjuncts and Student Employees

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

Disclosure

The content of this online training contains some sensitive material involving sexual violence prevention. If you need sexual violence survivor’s support during the training, contact The Student Counseling Center at 601-266-4829or the Office of the Title IX Coordinator at 601-266-6804. For more information regarding the training, Title IX, Reporting Options and University Policies and Procedures, please see the following website: http://usm.edu/sexual-misconduct

 

Course Name: Security Awareness (see iTech for date course must be completed)

Audience: All faculty, staff, adjuncts, and student employees.

This course is no longer available.  iTech has replaced it with the Securing the Human course.  For additional information, log into Info Center to see the Security Awareness Training Announcement.  For additional information on spam, etc. see the spam and scam page.

Course Objectives:  After completing this course, you should be able to:

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

Course Name: Unlawful Harassment Prevention

Audience: (separate course for each group listed below)

  • For Higher Education Faculty & Adjuncts
  • For Higher Education Staff
  • For Higher Education Student Employees

 Course Objectives:  After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Define what constitutes unlawful harassment
  • Demonstrate how to identify and resolve harassment
In Alternate years receive-

Course Name: Respect and Inclusion Series- Uncovering Implicit Bias

Audience: Faculty, Adjuncts, Staff, Student Employees

 Course Objectives:  After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Define implicit/unconscious bias
  • Explain how implicit bias impacts behavior
  • Describe how to test for hidden bias
  • List real-world effects of bias
  • Discuss what you can do to reduce the impact of bias

REQUIRED COURSES TO COMPLETE BY END OF SPRING SEMESTER:

Course Name: Bullying Prevention for Higher Education

Audience: Benefit Eligible Faculty, Staff, all Adjuncts and all Student Employees

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

 

Course Name: Diversity Benefits for Higher Education

Audience: Benefit Eligible Faculty, Staff, all Adjuncts and all Student Employees

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

 

Course Name:  FERPA for Higher Education

AudienceBenefit Eligible Faculty, Staff, all Adjuncts and all Student Employees

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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

 

Course Name: Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Supervisors

Audience:  Supervisors

Course Objectives: After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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