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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and
Human Resources

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources is an administrative service and support unit for Northwestern State University. Its mission is to provide all university units with information to be used in decision-making and evidence-based planning.  The office collects, analyzes, reports, and disseminates data on behalf of the university and supports all university units in assessment-based improvement efforts. Reporting of information complies with federal and state regulations.

Additionally, this unit oversees the functions of Human Resourcesthe Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and Institutional Research.

Policies

Listed below you will find the Northwestern State University Affirmative Action Plan (signed copy in Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Human Resources), the Faculty and Staff Handbooks, which both contain University policies regarding discrimination and complaints, and additional resources.

Procedures

Employment procedures can be found in the Northwestern State University Fiscal Policy & Procedures User Guides:

Resources

TITLE IX

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, Northwestern State University has developed internal policies that prohibit discrimination and sexual misconduct on the basis of sex.

Coordinator for Faculty & Staff Complaints

The Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Human Resources/EEO Officer located in #111 Caspari Hall (318-357-6359) is the designated Coordinator of Title IX issue for faculty and staff at Northwestern State University. University employees are encouraged to seek assistance from the Director of this Office with issues related to Title IX.

*If the conduct is criminal in nature, students should immediately contact University Police at 318-357-5431.

Coordinator’s Responsibilities

  1. Notification & Education
  2. Consultation, Investigation & Disposition
  3. Assists in institutional compliance & liaison to Provost
  4. Record Maintenance & Report

Policy, Definitions and Grievance Procedures

Sexual assault and sexual harassment information (definitions, policy and guidelines for filing complaints) can be found in the Northwestern State Faculty & Staff Handbook on pages 16-17.

NOTE: Sections of this document are under revision to comply with Department of Education policy and Web site information.

The procedures for processing complaints vary according to the parties involved. Therefore, University employees are encouraged to resolve Title IX complaints with the assistance of the EEO Officer/Title IX Coordinator. Complaints may be formal or informal and when appropriate, faculty and staff may elect address the complaint directly with the party involved or with supervisor of that person if he or she is a University employee. In all cases, employees may elect to work with an advocate.

University Obligations

To take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate an incident.
To take prompt action to protect victims, end the harassment, resolve the situation and prevent future incidents.
To notify complainant and the alleged harasser of outcomes.

The Law

Title 34 Education Part 106:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/34cfr106.pdf

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html

Notice of Non-Discrimination

(Full Disclosure)

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Northwestern State University to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

In keeping with this policy, the University will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status or retirement status. All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and education are administered without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status or retirement status.

The University is committed to equal opportunity for student success by providing access to educational programs, tuition assistance, and social and recreational activities for all students without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or parenting status, age, veteran status or retirement status.

Additionally, the University provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Student complaints or inquiries related to Title IX should be directed to the Dean of Students, Frances Conine (318-357-5286), located in room #309 of the Friedman Student Union. Employee Title IX issues should be directed to the EEO Officer, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), located in Caspari Hall, room #111.

In accordance with Section 35.106 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all participants, applicants, organizations , and interested individuals are advised and notified that the ADA Coordinator for Northwestern State University is the Vice-President for University Affairs, Dr. Marcus Jones (318-357-5701 or 6586), located at 104 Central Avenue.  For academic services, contact the Director of Disability Support, Catherine Faucheaux (318-357-4460), located in room #234 of the Friedman Student Union.

In addition, Northwestern State University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSULA campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.

*Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet.

Abbreviated Version (advertising/publication purposes)

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):

  • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359)
  • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found athttp://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.

Full disclosure statement:  https://www.nsula.edu/iehr/

*Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet.

EEO Training for Administrators & Committee, Part I
EEO Training for Administrators & Committee, Part II
Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
Americans with Disabilities Act

Contact Us

Veronica M. Biscoe

Director
#111 Caspari Hall
318-357-6359
318-357-5299 (fax)
ramirezv@nsula.edu

Kristi Salard

Administrative Coordinator IV
#111 Caspari Hall
318-357-5875
318-357-5299 (fax)
kristis@nsula.edu