“Did You Know? Your Role as a Mandated Reporter”

As an employee of UMKC, your mandated reporting requirements were expanded as of August 14, 2020, and in addition to all instances of sexual misconduct, you are required to report all mistreatment involving a student, employee, visitor, or volunteer that may be related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, and protected veteran status to the Office of Affirmative Action. You should also consult OAA when you become aware of an employee who may need accommodations for a medical condition, as well as any student or employee who may need accommodations for pregnancy or related conditions or a religious purpose. Exceptions to mandated reporting are rare; if you have been operating as confidential in the past, please contact OAA to determine how this policy update may apply to you. To make a report, we encourage the use of our online reporting form, or you may reach our on-call team member at x1771 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on your obligations as a Mandated Reporter, we encourage you to attend an upcoming 50-minute interactive training session held via Zoom:

  • February 23 at 12:00 p.m.
  • March 10 at 3:00 p.m.
  • March 25 at 10:00 a.m.
  • April 9 at 9:00 a.m.
  • April 19 at 1:00 p.m.
  • May 19 at 12:00 p.m.

To enroll, visit myLearn; contact Christi Roeder at roederc@umkc.edu with questions on enrollment.

RISE – Upcoming Events!

RISE will be hosting events in January and February. Information about the events are listed below. There will be several Green Dot bystander intervention trainings coming up this semester. Please invite any fellow colleagues who would be interested in attending a training.

Social Media Campaign for Stalking Awareness Month. Tues, Jan. 19 – Fri, Jan 29. https://www.facebook.com/umkcrise. Like the UMKC RISE Office on Facebook to see and share our daily updates during Stalking Awareness Month. Also check us out on Instagram @umkcrise.

“YOU” Season 1 & 2 Discussion. Wed, Jan. 27, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Stalking is a serious issue that affects over 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men in the United States. In the show “YOU”, the main character Joe engages in many stalking behaviors to track and monitor individuals in the show by following, waiting, and watching. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the show “YOU,” the various aspects of stalking, and how to identify stalking behaviors. Register at https://bit.ly/YouDiscussion

What Do I Do?: Survivor Support & Responding to Disclosures. Wed, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Would you like to learn more about how to support friends or loved-ones who have experienced or been impacted by violence? This presentation will provide information about how to provide support and thoughtfully respond to disclosures of victimization. Register at https://bit.ly/339Jd4R

#RooLove Healthy Relationships Presentation. Thurs, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the RISE Peer Educators to learn about the differences between what would be considered a healthy relationship and what would be considered an unhealthy relationship. Relationships of all types are addressed but identifying red flags specifically in intimate relationships is included in the program. Learn ways to address conflicts and conflict types. Register at https://bit.ly/2J7Loz2

Green Dot Jeopardy. Tues, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Green Dots are small, intentional actions anyone can take to influence culture change on our campus. Some Green Dots are reactive – actions you can take if you witness a potentially violent situation – and some Green Dots are proactive – actions you can take at any time to educate yourself, your friends and make your commitment to ending violence clear. Come play Green Dot jeopardy! Learn about green dots, red dots, and bystander intervention strategies for a chance to win prizes from the RISE office. Co-sponsored by MSA and LGBTQIA Programs and Services. Meeting ID: 990 1342 8695; Password: greendot

If you have any questions about these events or prevention programming and trainings, please contact Maya Burtin at 816-235-5560 or email at mburtin@umkc.edu.

2020 University Annual Compliance Training—Due December 22, 2020

The deadline to complete mandatory trainings is quickly approaching! Review the list below and make sure you are setting aside time to complete your trainings by December 22.

All courses are online in myLearn. The courses you are required to take are on your myLearn Learning Plan page. Click the puzzle piece icon at the top of the page to access your assigned courses.

Annual compliance training requirements include:

  • Building a Foundation: Discrimination Prevention and Title IX  40 minutes
  • UM System Campus Emergency Alert Training  15 minutes
  • Global Cybersecurity Basics 15 minutes
  • Return to Campus 15 minutes

If you need support as you complete training, contact The UM HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, (800) 488-5288 or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu or contact Susi Mickey at mickeysu@umkc.edu.

2020 Mandatory and Recommended Trainings

This year in addition to our standard mandatory compliance trainings, there are some new required and recommended trainings. Please review the list below and make sure you are setting aside time to complete your trainings.

UM System Mandatory Compliance Trainings

The university is committed to providing a safe place to learn and work. To that end, all faculty, staff, and student employees, as well as those with courtesy appointments are required to complete mandatory compliance trainings annually.  All courses are online in myLearn and the courses you are required to take will be listed on your myLearn Learning Plan. Annual compliance training requirements include, but are not limited to:

Return to Campus | approx. 15 minutes

Due: NOW

This training will provide you with guidelines for returning to in-person work. As a system, we must work together to reduce the COVID-19 risk to our university community. This training is required whether you are working on campus or remote.

Building a Foundation: Discrimination Prevention and Title IX | approx. 40 minutes

Due: December 22, 2020

The UM System has an ongoing commitment to support and promote inclusion, respect and diversity. This module will cover topics related to discrimination, harassment and new and updated University policies relating to Title IX.

UM System Campus Emergency Alert Training | approx. 15 minutes

Due: December 22, 2020

In order to better protect and empower our community, this course shares information on how the Emergency Alert System works on campus and how you can assess and respond to emergency situations.

Global Cybersecurity Basics | approx. 15 minutes

Due: December 22, 2020

So much of what we do involves technology. This training is designed to help you meet your information security obligations to protect university information assets and IT systems.

If you need support as you complete training, contact The UM HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, (800) 488-5288 or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

 

UMKC Trainings 

Additionally, UMKC has additional required and recommended trainings for all employees. Please review the list below and be sure to sign up in myLearn to attend.

Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, and What to Do About Them | approx. 75 minutes

This year UMKC launched this new course that will help us all cultivate a deeper understanding of bias, identify microaggressions, and learn ways to respond when we see them in ourselves and others.

This 75-minute online course, is a required training for all benefit-eligible faculty and staff who are non-supervisors*. Sessions are scheduled through the end of the fall term. CLICK to enroll in myLearn.

*A training for supervisors will be available at a later date.

Mandated Reporting for Employees | approx. 60 minutes

Mandatory reporting requirements for non-confidential employees at UMKC have been expanded as of August 14, 2020.  This interactive Zoom session is recommended for all faculty and staff and will provide employees a more in-depth review of UMKC’s policy related to mandated reporting of all matters related to discrimination and harassment.  Enroll in myLearn.

Contact Susi Mickey at mickeysu@umkc.edu if you have questions or need assistance registering for these instructor led courses.

Help Change Behavior with Green Dot at UMKC

Green Dots are small, intentional actions anyone can take to influence culture change on our campus. Some Green Dots are reactive – actions you can take if you witness a potentially violent situation – and some Green Dots are proactive – actions you can take at any time to educate yourself, your friends and make your commitment to ending violence clear.

Green Dot is a comprehensive bystander intervention training program meant to encourage all members of the campus community to effectively respond to violence, including dating/intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking. There are two upcoming Green Dot trainings that are open for all staff and faculty within the UMKC community. The first training is October 27th at 12pm and the second training is being offered on November 17th at 12pm. Registration is through myLearn at https://umsystem.skillport.com.

If you are interested in scheduling a bystander intervention training specifically for your office or department, please email mburtin@umkc.edu with the date and time you would like the training. A notice of at least three weeks is appreciated to allow us to secure facilitators for the training.

Anyone can do a Green Dot at any time, and when we get everyone at UMKC to do one Green Dot every day, we will reduce instances of violence on our campus and within our communities. To learn more, check out our website at https://info.umkc.edu/greendot/, send us an email at umkcrise@umkc.edu, or call us at (816) 235-5560.