Faculty & Staff Responsibilities
All Bellevue College employees are considered “responsible employees”, which means that you are obligated to report any Title IX concern. Under RCW 26.44.030 and as outlined in Bellevue College’s policy 1470 Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse, all employees are required to report child abuse and neglect of a minor
- Report immediately – BC must take action once a Responsible Employee has either actual or constructive notice of sexual harassment or misconduct.
- Actual – reported to you, even by a third party; you witnessed it; indirect notice from flyers posted on campus, media, online postings, videos; disclosed through assignments, applications, appeals
- Constructive – information we should have known (based on rumors, general knowledge, “everyone knows”)
- Be prepared to make modifications, but only after coordinating with Title IX
- Attend annual trainings
- Group Work – if students are to meet in person, remind them to meet in a public location vs. a home
- Monitor any social media or online sites that are course or department related
- Disclose your reporting requirement to students
- Interrupt it – address problems, comments, and behaviors as they occur
- Request a Title IX consultation/intervention – if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact BC’s Title IX Coordinator.
WA State Employees
Washington State has created an educational pamphlet for state employees.
FAR is a volunteer-run collective dedicated to getting more faculty involved in confronting campus sexual assault as researchers, teachers, survivors’ advocates, and policy reformers. FAR is committed to supporting faculty members who experience retaliation because of their efforts to address sexual assault on campus.
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Last Updated November 18, 2020