All Full-Day Pre-Cons are $210
Acknowledging our Biases, Re-framing Our Practices: Re-imagining Student Conduct for
Presenters: Heather Cohen, DuJuan Smith, Ana Hoban
Many conversations occur around the complexities of student conduct involving international students. Absent in these dialogues are the lack of resources, educational opportunities, and exploration of the role biases towards international students play in our proceedings. Using research on cultural dimensions and international perspectives on community standards, this session will re-frame how our process engages our community around international students.
Navigating Training Conduct Boards
Presenters: Maureen Grewe and Maya Burney
Honor boards play an integral part of universities. With institutions facing more scrutiny when it comes to how offices respond to potential Conduct, Title IX, and Honor Code violations the training of Boards is a critical aspect for institutions. This pre-con will showcase training best practices and participants will walk away with tangible materials to bolster their training curriculum.
Coordinator: Travis Overton
Available as a full day pre-conference session, specific to our senior student affairs and senior conduct officer attendees. We hope you’ll join us or tell relevant professionals on your campus about this opportunity. A final list of topics are still to be determined, but at this time, a possible list of topics include: Campus Wide Events, Student Behavior Online: the fine line, Appeals and appellate officers, Transcript notation, Recent changes with investigative models: things to consider, ADA compliance within the conduct offices, Working with faculty, Organizational conduct, Title IX – on the horizon, Working collaboratively on bystander education, Supervising the conduct area, and First Amendment and Social Justice intersection.
All Half-Day Pre-Cons are $125
From Transactional to Transformative: Implementing Adaptable and Just Approaches to Addressing Conflict
Presenter: Lena Crain, Ryan Holmes, and Erik Wessel
Opportunities to include peace building, social justice, and skills development in conflict resolution are increasing, including dialogue coaching, restorative practices, mediation, and negotiation. In this program, participants will explore how to build creative, adaptable, and transformative approaches to conflict resolution, and recommendations for partnerships, policy, and practice for campuses seeking to shift from the traditional, transactional conduct model to adaptable, just practices.
Stalking On Campus
Presenters: Nicholas Campau and Kaitlin Zies
The VAWA Amendments to Clery require annual training for stalking and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. This program is designed to cover these topics as well as common misconceptions, safety planning, and other aspects of the conduct process.
Serving Students with Autism: Challenges in the Conduct Process
Presenters: Lee Williams and Bradley Cox
Campuses are seeing an increase in the number of students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Syndrome. These students bring with them social, behavioral and communication challenges that may be disruptive or misunderstood by the community, leading to allegations of misconduct. Participants will learn about these traits and the strategies that might make a difference in responding to these students.
Implementing Academic Restorative Justice
Presenters: Sharon Dzik and Erin Strange
Academic misconduct impacts the foundation of higher education and the broader institutional community. This program will focus on a model of academic restorative justice that has been successfully implemented at two universities. Participants will receive program materials, participate in a mock meeting, and discuss implementation strategies.
Foundations for Student Housing Conduct
Presenters: JoCynda Hudson and Douglas Bell
Housing staff members are the front line of many conduct processes. These interactions can be uplifting learning opportunities for staff and communities alike. In this session, participants will review the foundations of an educational and developmental approach to student conduct within a fair and compliant process. Utilizing information from Conduct and Community, presenters will focus on educational opportunities from confrontation to sanctioning. Other roles of housing professionals such as working with Conduct Offices and Deans of Students will be explored.
Vicarious Trauma Workshop: Higher Education Professionals Engaged with Sexual Misconduct (Title IX Cases)
Presenter: Jill Bassett
The purpose of this workshop is to provide higher education professionals with basic information and skills to effectively identify and process vicarious trauma. This workshop is designed from my quantitative dissertation research, Vicarious Trauma in Higher Education for those Engaged with Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Cases. The workshop will include a participant guidebook which will include learning objectives, activities, and resources.
Charting the Course to an Equitable and Effective Student Organization Conduct Process
Presenters: Rachel Russell, Katherine Pezzella,
and Megan Buda
Fraternity/sorority life, student organization advising, and student conduct staff will present their experience overhauling the student organization conduct process for their campus, focusing on effective collaboration and communication, equitable processes for student organizations within and outside the fraternity/sorority community, and student learning and development. Participants will gain strategies for implementing changes to their own student organization conduct processes.
Navigating Student Conduct Administration as a Person of Color at a Predominantly White Institution
Presenters: Dr. Patience Bryant, Robert Dotson, Derrick D. Dixon, and Reyna Anaya
Working in student conduct administration at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) presents its challenges for People of Color. This session will create the space for participants to discuss their experiences working in a majority White field, what lessons they have learned, and what support they can offer other People of Color who work in student conduct at PWIs.
Intersection of GLBTQ & Sexual Harassment/Assault
Presenters: Kristen Harrell and Mikiba Morehead
This interactive half-day pre-con will provide an opportunity for participants to process through the impacts of identity on sexual misconduct cases. Specific attention will be paid to LGBTQ+ identities. Participants will be asked to reflect on their policies and procedures to determine adjustments that may be made to make processes, training, and policies more inclusive.