By Sarah Brown
The Education Department’s proposed regulations on Title IX, the federal gender-equity law, would provide colleges with some long-sought flexibility when responding to sexual-misconduct reports — but would make campus disciplinary proceedings far too legalistic and burdensome.
That’s according to the public comments, compiled in a 33-page letter, submitted to the Department of Education on Wednesday by the American Council on Education, higher education’s biggest lobbying arm. Sixty other associations signed onto the letter.
The letter runs through a long list of “serious concerns” that colleges have about the proposed regulations. On the whole, said Ted Mitchell, ACE’s president, they “are a step in the… (continue reading)