There are two online training requirements related to Title IX and Sexual Misconduct.
The Harassment-Free Workplace web training is offered by the The Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility and is mandatory for all faculty and staff members within their first six months of hire. This training is currently offered online only, and can be accessed by visiting the Training Management System (TMS) website. Click here for more instructions on accessing the training as well as FAQs.
Faculty, staff, trainees, and graduate and professional school students are also required annually to complete the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct (PRSM) online training. This training takes about 20 minutes to complete and outlines Yale’s policies and definitions, campus resources, reporting mechanisms, and general strategies for prevention and response. See below for FAQ’s:
PRSM Training Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the link to access the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct (PRSM) course?
You can access the course here: https://smr-training.yale.edu/
I thought I completed this course. Why is it showing up as incomplete on my TMS record?
There are a few common reasons the course might be showing up as incomplete on TMS.
- You may have completed the course in the past and be receiving a notification that you need to complete it again for this fiscal year. The Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct training is an annual requirement for faculty, staff, trainees, and graduate and professional school students. The requirement resets every July 1st and will need to be completed again by the end of June each fiscal year.
- You may have completed a different training. The Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct training is an annual requirement and takes about 20 minutes to complete. There is a separate 2-hour course called Harassment-Free Workplace which is mandatory for all faculty and staff members within their first six months of hire.
- You may not have finished the course in its entirety. For TMS to grant credit for the course you must watch all the videos, answer the questions throughout the course, and submit the attestation at the end of the training certifying that you completed the course. If you did not submit the attestation, credit will not be granted in TMS and you must rewatch the training in order to submit your attestation.
I’m receiving an error message when submitting the attestation at the end of the course. What should I do?
If you receive an error message after submitting the attestation, please take a screenshot and email it to email@example.com so it can be reviewed.
Do I need to take this training?
This course contains important information related to Yale’s policies, resources, and ways in which we can each play a role in preventing sexual misconduct. All active employees, trainees, and graduate and professional school students must take this training every year. Undergraduate students receive a different training from Communication and Consent Educators that covers this information.
I am retired/emeritus faculty, do I need to take this training?
Many faculty emeritus are still actively involved with the University and that may include interactions with other faculty, staff, or students. For this reason you are still required to complete the annual Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct training.
Why am I being asked to complete this course?
Yale is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of respect and inclusion, where everyone can pursue their academic and professional aspirations unhindered by discrimination and harassment. This course is aimed at helping the Yale community understand the policies, definitions, campus resources, and reporting mechanisms related to sexual misconduct. It is also intended to encourage members of the Yale community to reflect on ways that they can play a role in creating a safer and more inclusive Yale.
What if I have other questions about the course?
If you have other questions about the PRSM training, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.