Youngstown State University is committed to providing an educational and work environment which values all individuals and respects the dignity and rights of all members of the University community. It is the expectation of the University that all employee conduct will be guided by integrity, mutual respect and civility. In furtherance of these commitments, and in compliance with University policy, federal and state law, the University is providing training to all faculty and staff using LawRoom. LawRoom provides interactive online compliance training for full-time faculty and staff. United Educators' EduRisk Learning Portal provides interactive programs for adjunct faculty.
On this page you will find a list of mandated courses, links to various policies, descriptions of the courses and a link to the LawRoom, Ohio Ethics Commission or United Educator's online training portal.
LawRoom is a learning management system (LMS) offering each employee a unique account with email reminders mailed on a bi-weekly basis. You will receive email from firstname.lastname@example.org which includes a direct link to your account in the LMS. The direct link is void after two weeks when a new email is distributed. Access LawRoom using your email direct link or click the LawRoom logo above. If you click the logo above, you must follow step to obtain your login information by clicking "Problems Logging In?".
The Minors on Campus Policy* dictates that any person who will oversee, direct and/or chaperone minor children on campus must have training on how to protect children from harm while on campus. Please see the course description below. Click the Minors on Campus Policy link below to learn how to create an account and access the program. Please contact Rosalyn Donaldson at email@example.com for more information.
- Acceptable Use of University Technology Resources
- Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint Procedures
- Discrimination / Harassment*
- Minors on Campus Policy*
- Workplace Violence Policy*
Mandatory Courses for Employees (LawRoom)
Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy (EDU)
The course instills in employees a sense of responsibility, teaches them to recognize potential attacks and risky behaviors, and shows them how to respond mindfully to cyber attacks. Along the way, employees have the opportunity to apply what they've learned in a variety of realistic scenarios. Specific topics include phishing, pharming, social engineering, secure wireless connections, creating strong passwords, encryption, safe browsing, and watering hole attacks.
Audience: Employees and Supervisors Duration: 1.5 hrs
FERPA Basics (EDU)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guarantees both the confidentiality of students’ education records and students’ right of access to their own records. In recent years, with information increasingly moving to the Web, colleges and universities are finding that virtually every school employee has access to protected information, including instructors, administrative staff, and others. Each of these individuals needs to understand what FERPA requires and what it forbids.
Audience: Employees & Supervisors Duration: 30 minutes
Intersections: Preventing Discrimination & Harassment
Protecting Employees engages employees and raises their awareness about harassment and discrimination by explaining the law, as well as how to recognize harassment and discrimination, and report misconduct to the appropriate person. It provides them with practical tips on helping maintain a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention, advice on using inclusive language in the workplace, and information on micro-aggressions. Supervisor module discussed below.
Audience: Employees Duration: 1.0 hr
Workplace Violence Prevention (EDU)
This course covers employees' roles in creating a safe workplace, the warning signs that identify potential assailants, and how employees can reduce the risk of injury during violent situations. Supervisory module discussed below.
Audience: Employees Duration: 30 minutes
Mandatory Courses for Managers and Supervisors (LawRoom)
Duty to Prevent Violence (EDU)
This course gives supervisors the skills to recognize the threat of violence and minimize injuries in the event of a violent incident. Covering techniques to reduce conflict and stress, practical methods to defuse violent situations, and promoting a safe workplace, this course may help prevent injuries and reduce the likelihood of claims.
Audience: Supervisors Duration: 30 minutes
EDU: Supervisor Anti-Harassment
This course trains managers to identify, avoid, and eliminate workplace harassment and discrimination. Besides providing an overview of the laws prohibiting harassment and other forms of discrimination, this course will help managers recognize a potential "hostile work environment" and stop inappropriate behavior before trouble arises. It also covers how to avoid being a victim of harassment or being wrongly accused of harassment.
Audience: Supervisors Duration: 2.0 hrs
Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace
This course is designed to help employees examine identity, power, privilege and communication strategies to promote inclusivity and respect in the workplace.
Audience: All Employees Duration: 30 - 45 mins
Mandatory Course for Chaperones or Supervisors of Minor Children (United Educators)
Protecting Children: Identifying and Reporting Misconduct
This course shares best practices for preventing sexual misconduct and responding properly when allegations are made. Associated with Minors on Campus Policy.
Audience: Individuals who will oversee, direct and/or chaperone minor children on campus
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes