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Mandatory supervisor training available online


On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff informing them that mandatory supervisor training was available online.

Dear Colleagues:
 
At Ohio University we are committed to providing an excellent educational experience characterized by character, civility, community, citizenship, and commitment. Full compliance with federal and state civil rights laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 helps us maintain a living/learning/working environment conducive to excellence. The well-being of our students and employees warrants periodic training on issues that have significant implications for civil rights compliance.
 
The Office for Institutional Equity, in partnership with University Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology, is providing a training program for all employees and graduate students with supervisory or managerial responsibility. The training program, entitled "Discrimination and Harassment Policies," is an online module produced at Ohio University and presented via Blackboard. The training, which you may access in Blackboard using your Ohio University username and password, requires approximately 30 minutes to complete and provides guidance about your role in ensuring our institutional policies regarding discrimination and harassment.
 
Successful completion of the training program is mandatory for all faculty, administrative staff, classified staff, and graduate students who supervise or manage other employees including student employees.
 
The online training is being rolled out incrementally University-wide. If you have questions after receiving an email notification, please contact Brent Patterson, Leadership and Staff Development Consultant, University Human Resources at 740-593-4472 or pattersj@ohio.edu. Questions regarding log-in or use of Blackboard should be referred to the Office of Information Technology Service Desk at 740-593-1222.
 
Thank you for your continued support of Ohio University's commitment to creating and maintaining safe and respectful educational and employment opportunities for all.
Cordially,

Roderick J. McDavis
President