The Mid-Atlantic Association of Career Schools (MAACS) represents over 100 technical colleges and postsecondary career schools in several states located in Mid-Atlantic Region. MAACS provides a variety of member services including, but not limited to: Government relations, lobbying/advocacy, regulatory updates, professional development, networking, an annual conference, and more.
MAACS member schools are critical to workforce development, the economy, and daily life. They teach students in a wide scope of careers including traditional trades like welding, HVAC, electronics, carpentry, automotive repair, and more. They also teach a large variety of other careers like aviation maintenance, cosmetology and beauty fields, nursing and allied health, culinary arts, computers, and more. The graduates of MAACS schools literally keep the lights on, build your homes, keep planes in the air and cars running, take care of your loved ones at medical facilities, keep you looking good, and many other aspects of life.
Title IX requires colleges to respond to allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The U.S. Education Department enacted new regulations in 2020 and proposed additional new regulations in June 2022. The webinar will be a panel discussion addressing Title IX basics, current requirements, trends and potential new regulations with a focus on career colleges. The panelists will share their guidance from recent court decisions about how best to avoid liability, how to provide support services, and when and how to discipline.
Content Experts & Presenters
Karen Baillie is a partner at the Schnader Harrison Legal & Lewis LLP law firm where she is co-chair of the Higher Education Practice Group. Prior to joining Schnader, Ms. Baillie was in house counsel for 11 years serving institutions of higher education, including many career programs. Ms. Baillie is resident in the firm's Pittsburgh office. Kristi Doughty, Layal Issa Ramirez and Alex Ru are associates and members of the Higher Education Practice Group in the firm's Wilmington, Delaware; Philadelphia and New York offices, respectively.