Faculty & Staff Training

Below you will find professional development opportunities specific to pregnant and parenting students that staff and faculty can attend; consulting services your institution may hire to assist in developing a training program or to train staff and faculty directly; guidance on faculty development for social change; and resources related to higher education training best practices.

Association of Title IX Administrators

Browse ATIXA's site for professional development offerings related to pregnant and parenting students.


This webinar produced by education law firm BoardmanClark covers the rights afforded to students based on pregnancy and parenting. Topics include understanding types of assistance educational institutions must provide, adopting and distributing procedures, reviewing Title IX requirements, managing students who live on campus, and the grievance process.

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Consult the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources' site for the latest training best practices within higher education.

Coming in From the Margins

Faculty Development's Emerging Organizational Development Role in Institutional Change

This book discusses how faculty developers and campus centers for teaching and learning can be leveraged to support change initiatives. 
Schroeder, C., Blumberg, P., & Van Note Chism, N. (2010). Coming in from the margins: Faculty development's emerging organizational development role in institutional change. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Equity Literacy Institute

The Equity Literacy Institute provides customized professional development opportunities related to equity in educational settings. Workshops are designed and lead by faculty who specialize in educational equity and can be customized based on institutional type, student demographics, audience, and objectives.

Feminist Approaches to Social Justice Education

The Role of Faculty Development

Within this scholarly journal article, author Nana Osei-Kofi reflects on her own experience in answering the question whether faculty development can be used as a strategy to advance feminist and other critical approaches to social justice education. Osei-Kofi references Oregon State University's faculty development program Difference, Power, and Discrimination, which she directs. 
Osei-Kofi, N. (2018). Feminist approaches to social justice education: The role of faculty development. Feminist Formations, 30(3), 160-171. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1353/ff.2018.0045

Institute for Women's Policy Research

Browse IWPR's site for upcoming events and presentations related to the Institute's Student Parent Success Initiative.
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The National Association of College and University Attorneys

This webinar aims to review key areas and considerations for accommodating pregnant and parenting students in compliance with Title IX, including institutions' legal obligations; developments and trends in enforcement and litigation; developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance; and advice for handling pregnancy and parenting accommodations.

The National Center for Student Parent Programs

Interested in hands-on assistance with your training program? Besides online resources, the National Center for Student Parent Programs offers consulting, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Additionally, attend the Center's Annual Symposium to learn about the latest best practices.
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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development

NISOD is a consortium of community and technical colleges that provides faculty-focused professional development opportunities and publications. Explore the Institute's site for the latest on faculty development best practices.

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