What is Beyond Compliance?
Beyond Compliance (BC) is an initiative that provides annual training for Kent State faculty and staff. Beyond Compliance began in 2014 in an effort to ensure that faculty and staff are fully up-to-date and aware of the relevant laws and university policies regarding discrimination, harassment and violence prevention.
An initiative such as this keeps the university compliant with Title IX and The Campus SaVE Act, part of the 2013 reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. While regular training regarding other forms of discrimination and harassment is not required by law on an annual basis, a practice such as Beyond Compliance is considered a "best practice" for effective prevention.
Reminder: One hour of your annual Beyond Compliance goal should be a Title IX course. Pre-approved courses include the online Bridges: Building a Supportive Community through Lawroom or an instructor-led Title IX Training course offered through the Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
How much training is required?
All current Kent State University full time and part-time staff must attend a minimum of two hours of BC Training for each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). All full time and part time faculty are strongly encouraged to meet this standard as this initiative benefits all members of the university community.
Who is the audience?
Beyond Compliance applies to all full and part-time faculty and staff. Other interested members of the university community are also welcome and encouraged to participate. Full and part-time staff who have joined the university in the current fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) will meet the Beyond Compliance standard by completing their new-hire online training requirements from Human Resources. Those individuals will be expected to meet or exceed the minimal Beyond Compliance expectations in following years.
Why is Beyond Compliance important?
This initiative is important because it means Kent State continues to hold the highest standards for ensuring our workforce remains one of the best by respecting the differences in people, ideas and opinions and through the express prohibition of discrimination toward others..
What approved training is available?
Only BC approved training will count towards the two-hour minimum. You can choose from any of the options below. Some sessions are 60 minutes in length so you may need to select more than one to meet the minimum standard. For a list of commonly held courses, view our Training Catalog offerings.
How were these topics selected?
Human Resources solicited input from a variety of individuals and groups across the university to collectively agree on this approach and the topics. If you have a topic or campus initiative that you would like considered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.