Title IX Training Information

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is conducting a Title IX compliance review of the University of Alaska system. Although people often consider Title IX to be focused on  athletics programs, the law is much more broad. It is important for all of us to be aware of our role and responsibilities as employees at the University of Alaska.

All Statewide employees are asked, at a minimum, to complete the online SkillSoft course, “Title IX for Higher Education.”  This Quickstart will assist you in accessing the SkillSoft materials. 

The online course takes approximately 30 minutes. Some employees may find that they will finish more quickly and some may need additional time. Please coordinate with your supervisor to complete the course during your work day. 

Employees may access this SkillSoft course by:

1. Logging into UAOnline, clicking the “Employee Services” tab, then “Employee E-Learning”  and “SkillSoft”) or

2. through the following weblink:  https://online.uas.alaska.edu/misc/skillsoft/ 

Login requires your UA ID and password. If you need assistance with your password, contact the UA CallCenter at 450-8300 or your regional helpdesk.     

If the course does not open within 45 seconds, call the UA Call Centers for assistance 450-8300 or 1-800-478-8226. Recent solutions included allowing pop ups for the course or to add the uoa.skillport.com as a trusted site. A Java download may be needed if one is not present on your computer. This author finds that Java version 6 update 41 works for both Skillsoft courses and Banner. However, the UA Call Center will provide you with guidance specific to your needs.

After completing the course, in order to maintain your test scores, click the "Exit" button to exit properly.  

If you are unable to finish the course in one sitting, be sure to exit properly to automatically bookmark where you left off and maintain your test scores.   DO NOT use the red-colored X box in the top right external corner or other Windows control functions to exit the course.   Otherwise, you may lose your scores and bookmark.

Title IX Coordinators are located at the universities and are available to answer your questions with Title IX questions or concerns.  Feel free to refer others to those offices, as well.

  • UAA - Marva Watson (907) 786-4680 mjwatson@uaa.alaska.edu
  • UAF - Mae Marsh (907) 474-7599 mmarsh36@alaska.edu     
  • UAS - Kirk McAllister (907) 796-6473 kirk.mcallister@uas.alaska.edu
    At Statewide, contacts include:
  • Michael O’Brien for OCR Title IX questions and information requests -  (907) 450-8080 michael.obrien@alaska.edu
  • Tara Ferguson for equal employment opportunity and UA’s affirmative action plan - (907) 450-8217 tlferguson@alaska.edu.

SkillSoft - UA Employee E-Learning Demonstrations.

SkillSoft - UA Employee E-Learning Demonstrations. Click the “Go to” link now and select the icon “Add to My Calendar” to save event information on your calendar. Or, select the link on the day of the demonstration. Be sure to also use the Call-in number to hear the learning consultant.


June 26, 2014, Thursday at 9:00 am AST

Go to https://skillsoft.webex.com/skillsoft/j.php?MTID=m8409fac06152084b955db7a8a8189267

Meeting Number: 745 999 528
Meeting Password: welcome
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721   (US)
Conference Code: 623 546 8761


July 30, 2014, Wednesday at 9:00 am AST

Go to https://skillsoft.webex.com/skillsoft/j.php?MTID=mdcb812bdb0b20e60e829476290a3c7a5

Meeting Number: 740 537 610
Meeting Password: welcome
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721   (US)
Conference Code: 623 546 8761


September 19, 2014, Friday at 9:00 am AST

Go to https://skillsoft.webex.com/skillsoft/j.php?MTID=m5689651cb87ca254e0801859ff1a6209 

Meeting Number: 740 340 526
Meeting Password: welcome
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721   (US)
Conference Code: 623 546 8761

Compsych webinars

Compsych webinars are scheduled for July and August. Webinars descriptions are posted on the HR website.  ( http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/compsych-learning-events/ )

Webinars are scheduled on the first Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and third Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (These dates were scheduled based upon employee feedback for preferred days and times for a webinar.) Upon registering, employees will receive a confirmation email and a subsequent reminder email 24 hours prior to the webinar.

2014 Training Topic and Date With Registration Links

Friendly Persuasion: How to Get the Things You Want and Need
Thursday, July 10
Register for 11am-12pm AKDT

Awakening the Passion in Your Life
Tuesday, July 15
Register for 9-10am AKDT

Using Reason to Resolve Conflict
Thursday, August 14
Register for 11am-12pm AKDT

Building Trust
Tuesday, August 19
Register for 9-10am AKDT

Cutting Through the Clutter
Thursday, September 11
Register for 11am-12pm AKDT

The webinars range from 45-60 minutes in length and are open to all University of Alaska employees. There are no fees to attend a ComPsych webinar .   If the webinar takes place during the employee’s work hours, as with any training event, supervisory approval should be obtained to ensure proper departmental coverage. Employees may join these webinars from any computer with speakers and use the chat function to ask questions or comment.  

Note: Although a telephone number will be provided, the number is long-distance and has a cost. Therefore, the computer speakers (or earbuds) and chat function is the preferred method for participating.   

Supervisors may request a webinar topic for a department meeting or retreat. In addition, employees may request a topic for a future webinar date. Simply review the ComPsych Catalog posted at ComPsych webinar page ( http://www.alaska.edu/hrtraining/e-learning/compsych-learning-events/ ).  

When submitting a request, please email syhrtraining@email.alaska.edu and include “ComPsych Webinar Request” in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Sakumoto anne.sakumoto@alaska.edu (907) 786-1432.

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