Melissa Talks

Melissa Talks is a 30-minute informative discussion held at 10:00 a.m., every third Friday of the month (Thursdays during the summer). In this discussion, Melissa will provide information on various topics and within 24 business hours after the talk, a handout covering the material will be posted here on the webpage.

To join Melissa Talks on the dates noted below please let Robert Bienkowski know that you would like to attend and he will provide you with the Google Meet link.

The upcoming schedule for Melissa Talks is as follows:

Date Topic Handout(s)
10/18/19   Petition Signature Solicitation, Voter Registration Programs, and Free Expression Events PetSigSol
11/15/19 Immigrant and non-immigrant visas/Eligibility to study and in-state tuition ImmigrationIssues
12/20/19 SAP GPA and Academic GPA Discrepancy and Solution SAP-GPA
01/17/20 Advanced FERPA: emails and educational records AdvancedFERPA
02/21/20 A new era in Title IX Compliance: Process, Fairness, and new regulations take center stage TitleIX
03/20/20 Canceled due to COVID-19  
04/17/20 Canceled due to COVID-19  
05/14/20 New Title IX Regulations Released: An Overview T9 Takeaways
06/18/20 Cancel Culture and Complaints about Racist and Otherwise Inappropriate Social Media Posts Cancel Culture
07/16/20 Canceled  
08/21/20 Religious Accommodations Religious Accommodations 
09/18/20 Last Date of Attendance: Compliance LDA Compliance
10/16/20 Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping EO Race/Sex
11/20/20 Public Records Requests: What Every Leader Should Know PRR Presentation
12/18/20 Parent Involvement in Student Academics Parents and SA
01/15/21 Due Process in Academic and Conduct Issues  
02/19/21 What is a Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act/MCCCD policy and what does it mean to be one?  
03/17/21 Clery and Title IX Intersections  
04/16/21 Risks and Liabilities for Student Organizations  
05/20/21 TBD  
06/17/21 TBD  

If you have a topic you would like covered in a Melissa Talks call, please send the topic to robert.bienkowski@domail.maricopa.edu