Training

There are many Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) training and workshops offered online through the ADA National Network to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

UAF's iTeachU offers a wide variety of training, assistance, and resources to instructors teaching through eCampus. Instructors who are creating instructional video and would like assistance with captioning their content using 3Play Media or assistance with a professional captioning service can contact eLearning. Faculty and instructors from across UAF, CTC, and CRCD, including adjuncts and TAs, are eligible for this assistance.
UAF eCampus offers short and long-form professional development opportunities for teachers across UAF. Start with The Basics, learning about Blackboard and the foundations of online learning, Grow your Practice by learning from faculty colleagues and designers, and then contribute by working with others in a long-form program. Explore the options below and view the full schedule of upcoming faculty development events in the calendar at the bottom of the page.
Introduction to Web Accessibility is a free online course (with option to earn a certificate for $99) offered by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE). This training covers the fundamentals of web accessibility, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (UAF websites must meet a minimum of  WCAG2AA accessibility compliance), how to check web pages for accessibility and how to fix issues identified. It is suitable for technical and non-technical learners, students/instructors/professionals, and allows you to focus on the topics that are most applicable to your needs.


UA offers one training designed for students, employees, and volunteers. It is accessible to everyone directly through UA Blackboard.

If departments would like to request training presented by the Title IX coordinator, please contact Margo Griffith at uaf-TIX@alaska.edu

The Title IX training course will cover sensitive issues. If you are uncomfortable at any point or want to speak to someone about this training, please contact:

To submit a request to be released from the training, please complete the UAF Title IX Training Release Request Form.

Tracking Training 

Volunteers:

Departments will complete the UA General Volunteer Checklist and preserve the completion certificate with the checklist. 

All volunteers at the university are required to complete “UA Safe Title IX Training” prior to their volunteer service. 

Non-UA employees and noncredentialed individuals: 

Sponsoring departments preserve the completion certificate. New employee hires have 30 days to complete training and do not fall under this category.

Access to Blackboard

  1. The UA department sponsoring a non-UA employee, volunteer, or otherwise noncredentialed individual must complete the account request/sponsor form and submit it to the OIT Support Desk. Make sure all signatures are completed and the “UAF Blackboard” box under the access section is checked.
  2. OIT will notify the user once the request is completed.
  3. Individuals can then log in to UA Learn (Blackboard) and access the "UA Safe Title IX Training " under "My Courses" on the UA Learn landing page after logging in. 
  4. Once the course is completed, a certificate can be printed and provided to the sponsoring department. Ensure all slides are clicked through to the very end, otherwise a certificate will not be generated.

The Title IX training cycle starts July 1st and ends October 31st, each year. New employees must complete training within 30 days of hire.

  • Students:
    Annually, all degree-seeking students, which includes certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. as well as students living in campus housing, online students, middle college students enrolled at the university or on national/international exchange.
  • Employees:
    As outlined in the UAF Chancellor's training policy, all UAF employees must complete training within 30 days of hire. After the initial training is completed, a Title IX training update is required annually within the defined training cycle.
  • Volunteers: 
    All volunteers at the university are required to complete Title IX training prior to their volunteer service. (see access details in the "technical issues" FAQ below)

For assistance, please contact the OIT Helpdesk at helpdesk@alaska.edu or call 907-450-8300. 

Note: This training is optimized for Google Chrome. If you are having difficulties please try switching your browser to Chrome.

Contact the Department of Equity and Compliance (DE&C) at uaf-TIX@alaska.edu or by phone at 907-474-7300 to notify them of the challenges you have with the internet. DE&C will provide you access to training via jump drive or other means.

  • Students:
    Students who do not complete the training by the deadline will have a Priority Registration Hold placed on their account. The registration hold will stay on the students’ account for the two weeks of priority registration and will be removed once the required training is complete or once the two-week priority registration period is over, whichever comes first.
  • Employees:
    As outlined in the Chancellor's Policy on training, supervisors are required to ensure compliance with required training and address an untrained individual's performance within the employee's performance evaluation. The Title IX Coordinator provides training reports to unit leadership (at a minimum) weekly during the last month of the training cycle.
  • Volunteers:
    Work with your department and follow this section for training access
You must still complete training through the University of Alaska (UA). UA is required to train individuals on UA- specific policies and procedures, notify individuals of VAWA and Clery information, as well as provide information on resources available at each university (UAF, UAA, UAS). This is different from the training and required processes individuals are trained on elsewhere.

UAF is a university where EVERYONE is welcome and EVERYONE belongs. UAF prohibits gender-based harassment and violence targeting transgender individuals and/or individuals not conforming to gender norms. This training will introduce you to what it means for UAF to be gender inclusive, and why it is important for our campuses to be a safe and welcoming place for all genders. Participants will learn about our UA policies, important terms, and hear about efforts made to ensure UAF is inclusive and welcoming.

To bring live training to you, complete this request form.

This training was recorded during the celebration of International Pronouns Day. Check out the recorded presentation here.

For more information and resources, go to our "LGBTQ+ at UAF" and Share, Learn, Grow webpages.

The Nanook Diversity and Action Center provides the UAF's Bystander Intervention training program which teaches strategies to prevent violence based on empowering bystanders. Attendees will learn to recognize potentially harmful situations and how to safely intervene.
UA Human Resources' Labor and Employee Engagement Office provides training and development opportunities on monthly topics, series, and through in-person and on-demand self-lead modalities to employees. Other training can be located through the myUA Employee Services Dashboard in the learning library.

UAF takes the protection of minors very seriously. To learn more about required training, policies, authorized adults, mandated reporting, background checks, camps, mandated reporting, mentoring and chaperoning youth, and additional details go to the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management website.

Nanook Diversity and Action Center provide QPR (question, persuade, refer) training which teaches three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide by understanding how to recognize warning signs, ask questions, provide hope, and get help.

Safe Zone training provided by Nanook Diversity and Action Center isn’t meant to change a particular space, but to provide the knowledge and skills to individuals invested in creating safe and affirming environments wherever they go.

Go to Nanook Engage to explore the many programs and activities hosted across UAF. You will find in-person and virtual events ranging from guest speakers, leadership training, observances, clubs and organizations to traditions at UAF.

UAF's Chancellor requires training that may be above and beyond the UA System's Requirements. Go to the Chancellor's UAF Policies page to get specific UAF training requirements.

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34 CFR 106 requires all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process must have their training materials publicly available on the Title IX website, or must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public. To request more information on training, contact Margo Griffith at uaf-TIX@alaska.edu.

Training for UAF Title IX Coordinators and Investigators

Margo Griffith (Title IX Coordinator):

  • ATIXA - Title IX Investigator II Training- June 2018
  • ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator and Administrative Level Two Training- October 2018
  • ATIXA – Title IX Compliance and Athletics Training- September 2019
  • ATIXA - Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Four Training- October 2019
  • ATIXA- Regulations Q&A For ATIXA Members- May 2020
  • ATIXA – 2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training- June 2020

Graeme Abraham (Lead Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator):

  • ATIXA - Title IX Investigator II Training- October 2018
  • ATIXA - Civil Rights Investigator Level 3 Training- May 2019
  • ATIXA- Regulations Q&A For ATIXA Members- May 2020
  • ATIXA – 2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training- June 2020
  • ATIXA - 2020 Title IX Regs Overview: Commitment Beyond Compliance for Hearing Officers and Decision Makers - June 2020
  • Academic Impressions: Foundations of Title IX Investigation – Online Boot camp – 6 weeks (July & August 2020)

Jordan Powell (Investigator):

  • ATIXA - Title IX Investigator II Training- October 2018
  • ATIXA - Civil Rights Investigator Level 3 Training- May 2019
  • ATIXA- Regulations Q&A For ATIXA Members- May 2020
  • ATIXA – 2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training- June 2020
  • ATIXA - 2020 Title IX Regs Overview: Commitment Beyond Compliance for Hearing Officers and Decision Makers - June 2020
  • Academic Impressions: Foundations of Title IX Investigation – Online Boot Camp (July- August 2020)

K. Parker (Investigator):

  • ATIXA - Title IX Investigator II Training- January 2019

Supplemental training for all:

  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Understanding Sexual Violence
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Assessing Credibility
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Documentation
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Applying Preponderance & Making a Finding
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Questioning
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Role of the Investigator
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Intimate Partner Violence
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Stalking
  • ATIXA 20 Minutes to Trained: Sexual Harassment

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