Tuesday, November 25, 2014

That List of 12...

Is UC on it?
Read:
Rollingstone: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

The University of Virginia is one of the 86 schools now under federal investigation, but it has more reason to worry than most of its peers. Because, unlike most schools under scrutiny, where complaints are at issue, UVA is one of only 12 schools under a sweeping investigation known as "compliance review": a proactive probe launched by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights itself, triggered by concerns about deep-rooted issues. "They are targeted efforts to go after very serious concerns," says Office of Civil Rights assistant secretary Catherine Lhamon. "We don't open compliance reviews unless we have something that we think merits it."

(University Diaries has more coverage on that particular story :here)
There's this earlier HuffPo article that gives some data from May 2014 on the 12 subset:
Education Department Clarifies Title IX 'Compliance Reviews Are Not Random'

Seven of those facing such reviews either were previously known or identified themselves in statements on Thursday. They include: Dartmouth College, Emory University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Oklahoma State University. OCR has not identified the other two.

Indiana University-Bloomington also identified itself on Thursday as among the nine, but suggested in a statement that "individual institutions have been chosen randomly based on size, geographic location, type of campus community (commuter vs. residential) and other factors."

Education Department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt explained that no institution was chosen at random.

"Compliance reviews are not random audits of schools -- they are selected based on various sources of information, including statistical data, news reports and information from parents, advocacy groups and community organizations," Nolt said. "Compliance reviews are initiated in order to remedy possible violations of students' rights."


So, there is one list of what seems an ever-growing number -85-that is close to reaching 100 nationwide, and UC was one of the first on that list.
But, there also is another List of Twelve that is also going through "compliance review".
So, is UC one of the institutions unnamed in this other List of 12, or not?

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