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OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Training and Development Unit

Compliance Training

Required for All Faculty and Staff

Course Title & Location

Directions

1) Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Reporting of Child Abuse/ Neglect Training

Location:

Blackboard (Bb)

 

To access the OHR Compliance Suite,

  •      Log into Blackboard (Bb) with your regular Towson University credentials, and
  •      Click on the HRC: OHR Compliance Suite course title within the My Courses

                   module, near the center of the screen.

 

If you do not see the OHR Compliance Suite when you log into Bb, fill out a service request online at techhelp.towson.edu using this link:  https://techhelp.towson.edu/

           - This link allows you to fill out a help request form for assistance from an Office of

                  Technology administrator who supports Blackboard.  

          - Please indicate that you need the OHR Compliance Suite for access to Title IX.

   
   
Course Title & Location

Directions

2) Emergency Preparedness Training [video]

Location: Towson University website

Please review this video if you did not attend Connections, New Hire Orientation, or if you would like a refresher:

 http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/facilities/police/campussafety/emergencyprep.asp

Faculty and Staff: Once you have completed viewing the required video, please login and complete the Acknowledgment of Completion form.

Note: If you attended Connections, New Hire Orientation, beginning in September 2012, you do not have to complete the above form. Your viewing of the video during orientation has been recorded in PeopleSoft.

   
   

Required for Faculty Hired as of August 2012

and Staff who have Access to Student Records

Course Title & Location

Directions

FERPA Training @ Towson University

Location: Blackboard (Bb)

 

To access the OHR Compliance Suite,

  •      Log into Blackboard with your regular Towson University credentials, and
  •      Click on the HRC: OHR Compliance Suite course title within the My Courses

                   module, near the center of the screen.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy of records of students in higher education. Under the law, students have specific, protected rights regarding the release of such records and FERPA requires that institutions adhere strictly to these standards.

It is vital that Towson University faculty and staff have a working knowledge of FERPA guidelines in order to prevent the inappropriate release of a student’s educational records or discussion of a student’s specific academic or educational performance, progress, or program of study. It is also important that faculty and staff teaching or advising students or working with student records know what resources are available at Towson regarding FERPA as well as the contact people who can assist with questions that may arise in regard to the law and student rights in this important area. 

   
   

Required for Faculty and Staff

with Supervisory Duties

(who supervise faculty and/or staff)

Course Title & Location

Directions

Drug Free Workplace

Location: Towson's eLearning Center (TEC)

Course Number: HR0164             

In compliance with federal law, we are to provide drug awareness and treatment training for all supervisory faculty and staff as outlined in The University’s Substance Abuse Policies and Procedures pamphlet.

1) In order to successfully navigate the site, please turn off Pop-Up Blocker to allow Pop-Ups and Cookies on your computer.  For questions or additional help with JavaScript, Pop-Up Blocker, and Cookies, please contact OTS (410-704-5151).

2) Log into Towson's eLearning Center (TEC) using your seven digit TU ID# as your username and the password towson (case sensitive).

3) Click on the My Plan link on the left side of the home page.

4) Select  the course: Drug Free Workplace

5) Select Launch to open the course in SkillSoft

6) Select the desired topic and begin

Note: This course must be added to your My Plan link by Training & Development.  If you need to have this course added to My Plan, please send an email to hrtraining@towson.edu

   
   

 

Recommended for Faculty and Staff

Course Title & Location

Directions

1) Active Shooter [workshop]

Location: AD 120

This is a half hour instructor-led workshop conducted monthly.

Note: This is NOT the video shown in Connections, New Hire Orientation

In recent  years there have been many campus and work related Active Shooter incidents. The objective of this training is to raise awareness and provide information on how you should respond to an Active Shooter incident.

Register at: http://wwwnew.towson.edu/adminfinance/facilities/ehs/emergencypreparetraining.asp

   
   
Faculty and Staff Notices

The University is required to distribute these documents annually to all students, faculty, and staff.

Please take time to review the information contained in the three web links.  Working together, we can maintain a safe university community for all students, faculty, and staff.

Notice to All Faculty and Staff:

In compliance with federal law, please review the following web links to three important documents:

 

              The Substance Abuse pamphlet contains the University’s policies on substance abuse, as well as 

              information on crime awareness and campus security.

              The Sexual Assault brochure contains the University’s definition of sexual assault, as well as information   

              on what to do if it happens, how to help a friend, safety tips, and campus/community resources.

              The Clery Notice provides the campus community with information on how to request and receive a copy of 

              the Towson University Annual Campus Security Report (CLERY REPORT), which contains crime statistics

              about certain specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to the Towson University Police

              Department and/or Campus Security Authorities over the past three years and have occurred either on-

              campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, or on public property

              adjacent to campus.

Map

Emergencies
410-704-4444

University Police
410-704-2134

Closings & News
410-704-NEWS (6397)

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