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Training and Development Unit

Compliance Training

Required for All Faculty and Staff

Course Title & Location


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


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


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:


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


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


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


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

Notice to All Faculty and Staff:

Each of us plays a critical role in maintaining our safe university community. In compliance with federal law, please take a moment to review and familiarize yourself with the documents in the web links below:


              The Substance Abuse pamphlet contains the University’s policies on controlled dangerous substances, as

              well as information on crime awareness and campus security.

              The Title IX and Violence Against Women Act website contains policies, resources, educational

              information and intervention assistance related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, 

              stalking, and other discriminations based on sex or orientation. If you have questions regarding Title           

              IX or the Violence Against Women Act, contact Debbie Seeberger, Title IX Coordinator, at

              dseeberger@towson.eduor x4-2360.

             The Clery Report contains statistics about specific crimes/incidents which occurred over the past

              three years either on-campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university,     

              or on public property adjacent to campus. It also contains statistics on fires that occurred in on-  

             campus student housing facilities during calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well as policies and

             practices pertaining to campus security, emergency response, crime reporting, alcohol and drugs,

             victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, crime prevention, campus safety and on-campus     

             residential students who become missing for more than 24 hours.



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