Revisions to Online Harassment Prevention Courses Coming Thur., Nov. 8, 2018

November 04, 2018

After having consulted broadly with senior campus leaders and IT experts, in order to address the reported concerns about the length and complexity of the online harassment prevention courses, we will remove the university policies module and acknowledgement quiz from the online harassment prevention courses. The courseware developer and ICON experts have tested the new configuration of the harassment prevention courses to ensure this will be a smooth process and we are confident that employees who have started but not yet completed an online harassment prevention course will not be adversely impacted by this change.

We intend to make the change to the courses between 5:00-8:00AM on Thur., Nov. 8, 2018. We expect the revised courses will be available for use after 9:00AM on Nov. 8.

We have c. 1,200 employees due to complete a harassment prevention course by Dec. 31, 2018. Approximately 400 of these 1,200 individuals will be recorded as having completed the entire course once we remove the university policies module and acknowledgement quiz. For this reason, you may want to encourage your employees who are due to complete this compliance within this quarter to wait until after Nov. 8 to return to the course. You should also wait until Nov. 9, 2018 or later to run your Harassment Prevention Compliance Individual Deadlines within the Quarter report in CQ.

Thank you all for your support as we work to improve the online harassment prevention courses. Please call or email EOD with any questions or concerns.

About the author

Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Jennifer Modestou

Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jennifer has worked at the University of Iowa’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity office since 1992.  Prior to her appointment as director of the office in 2007, she served as its director of campus relations. 

A native of California, Jennifer received a bachelor of arts degree (with honors) in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.  Jennifer spent a year abroad in Italy as an undergraduate, studying Italian language/culture at the University for Foreigners in Perugia and studying political science and economics at the University of Padova, Italy.