Published: Sept. 19, 2016

The CU Boulder Ethics and Compliance program is launching a brown bag series of discussions with campus subject matter experts to share their expertise and best practices. Hosted on the fourth Monday of each month and designed to give attendees practical and actionable information, the sessions will discuss compliance basics, case studies and how our campus can comply with the law - but more importantly represent our shared values with our actions. 

If you go

Noon to 1 p.m., fourth Monday of each month
Ice Rink Overlook Meeting Room, The Rec

Sept. 26
Athletic Compliance
Ceal Barry and Jillian Keegan, Athletics

Oct. 24
Clery Compliance
Chief Melissa Zak, CU Police Department

Nov. 28
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Kristi Wold-McCormick and Susan Dorsey, Office of the Registrar

Jan. 23, 2017
Conflicts of Interest
Pam Rosse, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Feb. 27
Graduate School Accommodations
John Meister, Disability Services

March 27
Topic TBD
Mark Meaney, Center for Education on Social Responsibility

April 24
ADA Accommodations for Events
Michael Roseberry, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

May 22
Best Practices – Minors on Campus
Carolyn Peet, Risk Management

“Compliance is often viewed as a series of boxes we need to check and we do need to complete those steps,” said Chancellor Phil DiStefano. “However, what you will hear from our subject matter experts is that we can choose to operate in a way that fulfills our legal obligations and supports our shared values around student success and our other campus goals.”

Conducting compliance work through the lens of advancing student success, conducting world-class academic and administrative operations and wisely stewarding university resources brings a new dimension and values-based approach to the process.

For example, compliance with federal laws such as Title IX or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) help individuals achieve academic and professional success by ensuring access to opportunity and information. The number of regulations and requirements can seem daunting, but our subject matter experts work closely with faculty and staff to develop creative solutions for the specific situation. 

“When we approach meeting our federal and state regulatory obligations by examining the intent behind the legal requirement, it is easy to connect our work to the success of our university,” said Catherine Shea, Chief of Staff and director of Ethics and Compliance for the Chancellor. “Our subject matter experts developed this outreach series to reach a wider audience and demystify aspects of the compliance process.”

The 2016-2017 Ethics and Compliance Brown Bag series launches Monday, Sept. 26 at noon, in the Ice Rink Overlook Meeting Room at the Recreation Center. Members of the Campus Compliance Working group will provide practical information, answer questions and provide insight into campus compliance during the sessions. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to network with colleagues, and are welcome to bring their lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Brown Bag lunch next to a notepad, pen and orange