2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference

  1. Lessons Learned from COVID-19

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Katie Ignatowski, Wendi Delmendo, Keith Henderson, Alysa Rollock  | June 16, 2021 

    • Managing through the communications and culture challenges

    • The role of compliance in promoting and enforcing student safety

    • Functioning effectively as a team and with the campus as a whole

  2. Compliance Career Development: Practical and Team Approaches

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Kathleen Ojala, Gates Garrity-Rokous  | June 16, 2021 

    • Deliver practical career framework and tools for those working in all areas of compliance

    • Illustrate career development with case studies

    • Distinguish career development for compliance as a profession

  3. Compliance Officers Roundtable

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Kniska, Nedra Abbruzzese-Werling  | June 16, 2021 

    • The opportunity to understand the issues and challenges that face other similarly-situated compliance officers

    • Strategies for strengthening compliance programs and providing adequate responses to emerging issues and trends

    • Program success in a shifting landscape, and maintaining focus and integrity in the face of truly unprecedented regulatory, political, and media scrutiny

  4. Connecting the Conflict Dots: Getting the Full Picture for Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Nicole Jacobs, Autumn Smallwood  | June 16, 2021 

    • Defining, collecting, managing, and complying with research conflicts of interest regulations

    • Defining, collecting, managing, and complying with conflicts of commitment guidance, including collecting and disclosing activities relevant to foreign influence management

    • Strategies for working with institutional stakeholders to use COI and COC information to support grants management, including engaging with academic affairs, faculty leadership, central and department research administrators, and compliance offices

  5. Guidance from DOJ in 2020: Use Hindsight - Continue Evolving Your Compliance Programs

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Sonal Shah  | June 16, 2021 

    • Learn about the updates issued by the DOJ in June 2020 and key expectations of compliance programs

    • Understand the Emphasis on Evolution and 7 Themes, and apply to current compliance program

    • Hear about the gradual development of compliance programs from risk officers at three universities

  6. How to Meet Regulatory Requirements for Plain Language in Higher Ed

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Deborah Bosley  | June 16, 2021 

    • Learn the problems of complex language and not meeting regulatory requirements

    • Understand which regulations require plain language

    • Understand the concepts and strategies of plain language to meet requirements

  7. Lessons Learned at the Intersection of Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Kate Miller, Tina Hua, Meghan St. George  | June 16, 2021 

    • Gain an understanding of key interdependencies between compliance and enterprise risk management

    • Discuss how compliance and ERM can successfully collaborate to build a culture of compliance

    • Share lessons learned from leveraging the relationship between compliance and other risk partners

  8. Privacy and Security as Partners in Protection of Data

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Micki Jernigan, Heather Roszkowski  | June 16, 2021 

    • Discover how Privacy and Security collaborate during incident investigations

    • See how Privacy and Security coordinate policy development and implementation for success

    • Learn key ways that Privacy and Security teams can advocate for the other's program

  9. Managing a Document-Heavy Investigation: Five Strategies to Make Voluminous Evidence an Ally Instead of a Burden

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Wendy Lilliedoll  | June 16, 2021 

    • Take early steps to safeguard quality documentary evidence

    • Determine appropriate document scope and frame targeted questions about documents

    • Analyze document reliability and relevance, including with complex materials like past investigation reports

  10. Revisiting Your Code of Ethical Conduct: Does it Effectively Promote Your Organization's Commitment to the Cultural Values of Integrity, Ethics, Equity, and Inclusion?

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Stacy Giwa, Marcy Huey, Robert Roach, Kenneth Liddle  | June 16, 2021 

    • Assess your code: Does it reflect your organization's commitment to integrity, compliance, equity, and inclusion

    • Understand the elements of a good code, themes to improve it, and make it a resource to enhance culture

    • Learn practical steps for building consensus for a revised code and addressing challenges you may face along the way

  11. Section 117: Operational Leading Practices

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): John Powers  | June 16, 2021 

    • Considerations on structure, governance, policies, and procedures for Section 117 compliance

    • Considerations on completeness of disclosures, engaging stakeholders, and data compilation

    • Reviewing systems and technology to enhance sustainable, repeatable processes

  12. Data Analytics in Audits and Investigative Red Flags: An OIG Perspective

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Brittany Moon, Maureen Weir  | June 15, 2021 

    • Understand the NSF audit process and how data analytics is used in oversight of NSF sponsored research

    • Understand the investigative process and recognize potential fraud indicators in federal research

    • Understand potential outcomes of OIG audits and investigations

  13. Compliance Dream Teams: Hiring or Enlisting the Help We Need to Make Our Programs More Effective and Successful

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Sarah Campbell, Deena King  | June 15, 2021 

    • Compliance leaders wear many hats and many of us have discovered we cannot do this alone. Who should we hire or enlist to help us?

    • Some of us work for organizations that can support us financially and some of us do not. In either case, what are some of the strategies we can use to get the help we need?

    • In the real world, we rarely get everything we want or need. But what if we could? What might an ideal" compliance dream team look like?

  14. Cybersecurity Compliance in Research Activities: New and Growing Challenges for Higher Education

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Justin Noble, Mike Cullen  | June 15, 2021 

    • Learn the specialized cybersecurity and IT risks and challenges associated with research activities

    • Define the various new and growing cybersecurity and IT requirements impacting your institution

    • Apply specific practices to your institution's cybersecurity risks mitigation activities

  15. Immigration Policy and Enforcement Changes under the Biden Administration

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Julie Myers Wood  | June 15, 2021 

    • Improvements in the COVID situation and its effects on F and J visa applications and extensions

    • Reassessment of visa compliance requirements and its impact on SEVIS (i.e., virtual class limitations)

    • Handling international student entry-ensure vaccinations or don't pose a threat of spreading COVID

  16. Inject Adult Learning Theory into Your Compliance Training

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): C.J. Wolf  | June 15, 2021 

    • Go beyond "check the box" training and move to educating for a meaningful change of behavior

    • Learn what educational psychologists have shown to be best practices for adult learners

    • Learn about tools and resources for compliance professionals tasked with training duties

  17. NCAA Enforcement Decisions and Enforcement Trends: What Your Institution Needs to Know to Comply

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Amy Piccola, Alexander Bilus  | June 15, 2021 

    • This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of 2020 and 2021 NCAA enforcement decisions

    • It will include a thorough breakdown of recent cases, as well as enforcement trends based on our presenters’ research

    • It will conclude with best practices that attendees can enact quickly in their institutions’ athletic departments

  18. Speaking Truth to Power: A Must Have Skill for Everyone!

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Joshua Toas  | June 15, 2021 

    • Learn the importance of speaking truth or saying no to your supervisor and colleagues

    • Develop the skills necessary for successfully managing difficult discussions

    • Discuss real-world scenarios and share your successes and failures

  19. The Impacts of Compliance in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Higher Education Institutions

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Kerri Tillett, Aminah Massenburg, Margo Foreman  | June 15, 2021 

    • Areas of compliance regulations, standards, and guidelines that effect DEI programs

    • Implications on how non-compliance with the changes in DEI will affect campus communities

    • Ways in which institutional management can be empowered to create more dialogue and awareness

  20. Choreograph your Life: One Choice at a Time

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Valorie Kondos Field  | June 15, 2021 

    • Determining who you are and your true leadership style

    • Determining who you are and your true leadership style

    • Being inspired by personal adversity

  21. Conducting Effective Title IX Investigations and Hearings under the Final Regulations: Achieving Compliance with Compassion and Competency

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Leslie Gomez, Gina Maisto Smith, Donna Smith  | June 14, 2021 

    • Identify the core elements of an effective Title IX investigation from notice through report

    • Implement effective practices and common models for facilitating live hearings and cross-examination

    • Master evidentiary issues, including relevance, directly related, and privilege considerations

  22. Data, Data, Everywhere: Strategies for Using Institutional Data to Create Strategic and Effective Reporting for Oversight Boards and Institutional Leadership

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Kniska, Nedra Abbruzzese-Werling  | June 14, 2021 

    • Using data to develop board reporting that demonstrates the worth of a compliance office, provides oversight assurance necessary for proper oversight, and helps change cultural strong holds, resulting in demonstrated effectiveness and program entrenchment

    • Establishing and communicating internal benchmarking for a year-over-year reporting with a focus on value of identifying patterns and practices and messaging to the audience, including deliberate messaging for the oversight body and what they need to know

    • Presenters cover lessons learned in their experience in creating and delivering board messages; including strategies for working within allotted time, and addressing the broader compliance micro-cultures; presenters plan to provide samples and examples

  23. Higher Education Compliance: 2020 - 2021 Year in Review

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Marisa Zuskar  | June 14, 2021 

    • Provide a year-in-review perspective of major events and the impacts on higher education compliance

    • Recap significant changes in regulations with a focus on the institutional compliance response

    • Cover the broad spectrum of higher education compliance areas such as Title IX, COVID-19, NCAA, etc

  24. Is Your Compliance and Ethics Program Effective? Conducting a Self-Assessment Using Maturity Models

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Tracy Arwood, Robert Roach, Kenneth Liddle  | June 14, 2021 

    • Learn how to assess your compliance and ethics program's effectiveness using maturity models

    • Use maturity models to set achievable goals for improving your program within available resources

    • Develop a process for assessing and improving specific components of your compliance program

  25. It's Time to Update Your Code of Conduct: Here's How!

    2021 Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Michelle Piranio, Elizabeth Lewis, Rachel Rolls  | June 14, 2021 

    • Discover compelling findings from a recent benchmarking review of higher ed codes of conduct

    • Learn about regulatory and social imperatives driving universities/colleges to update their codes

    • Explore best practices and the experience of universities that have recently created new codes