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Institute for Higher Education Compliance

2017 Inaugural Conference

The Thomas More College Institute for Higher Education Compliance is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This local, inexpensive conference is designed to help professionals at small schools navigate the complexities of compliance. Hear from nationally-recognized speakers and plan to stay for networking at the Cincinnati Reds game.

Check in for the conference begins at 9am. Conference sessions end with a networking reception at 4pm and the Cincinnati Reds game at 7:10pm.

The Registration fee covers all sessions, meals, and networking events. $50 for individuals or $250 for a table of eight from your school.

Conference Agenda & Program Conference Materials

Hotel reservations for those wishing to stay overnight are available for $105 per night at Hampton Inn Wilder (10 Hampton Ln, Wilder, KY 41076). Contact Trisha Isles, Group Sales Manager, at (859)441-3049 using "Thomas More Group" to receive the discount.

Keynote Presentations

The Age of Compliance, President David A. Armstrong, Thomas More College
Culture of Compliance, Leslie M. Gomez and Gina Maisto Smith, Cozen O'Connor
President Panel, Key Issues that Keep Presidents Up at Night

Session Presentations

Effectively Managing Policy Development for Best Practice, Accreditation Standards and Federal Regulations
The DOE is Coming! Practical tips to take before, during and after the review process.
Preparing for an Accreditation Site Visit

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA: Is Your Office Compliant?
ADA, FERPA & HIPPA - Meeting Student Needs While Staying Compliant

Role of Campus Community in Athletic Compliance
The Current Landscape of Athletics Compliance
A Case Study in Athletic Compliance

Title IX
Drafting and Auditing a Compliant Title IX Policy
Trends in Title IX Litigation
Campus Safety and Local Law Enforcement - Nightmare or Best Dream?

Conference Materials


Conference Sponsor

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Breakfast Sponsor

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Network Reception Sponsor

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Vendor Sponsors

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About the Institute for Higher Education Compliance

The purpose of the Institute can best be described in the four themes, or pillars, that are the basis of its foundation: Education, Comprehensive, Culture, and Responsibility. The Institute will be comprehensive in the areas of compliance most relevant to institutions of higher education, which include Title IX, Title IV, ADA, FERPA, Accreditation, NCAA and Athletics compliance, among many others. The Institute will endeavor to advance dialogue among college administrators, legislators, and stakeholders who must navigate the complexities of a developing culture of compliance, policy, and governance, placing a deeper emphasis on supporting the challenges that smaller institutions face aligning their practices to meet the increasing demands. Through an annual conference, the institute will strive to educate both new and seasoned professionals on best practices for leading their colleges and universities in these and other related topics.

Under the direction of Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, J.D., a national expert in Title IX policy and compliance, the Institute will further establish Thomas More College as a leader in the higher education community. Armstrong is a member of the International Advisory Council for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University's College of Law. He also serves on the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Committee on Accountability.