Pre-Conferences

 

We are excited to release information on the 2018 Half-Day and Full-Day immersive pre-conference experiences.  Pre-conferences will occur on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

All pre-con attendees are invited to join us for a continental breakfast courtesy of the Jacksonville CVB. Full-Day pre-con attendees will also receive lunch included in their registration.

Attendees can register for Pre-Cons during the online conference registration process.

Already registered, but would like to add-on a Pre-Conference? Please email asca@tamu.edu and we'd be happy to help you.

Check out all our Pre-Conference Presenter Bios coming soon!

Full-Day Pre-Conferences $200

 Housing Conduct Bootcamp with JoCynda Hudson & 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. As new professionals and those that supervise them, conduct can be a stressful experience. In this session, participants will review the foundations of an educational and developmental approach to student conduct within a fair and compliant process. 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.

 

Organizational Conduct – Process, Policy, Community Building, and Culture Change with Gentry McCreary, Jonathan Sanders, & Jaclyn Calovine

Investigating and adjudicating organizational misconduct can be among the most difficult challenges a student conduct officer will face. These cases involve multiple stakeholder groups, the truth is often difficult to ascertain, and the stakes for bad investigations can be deadly. In this full-day pre-conference session, we will explore the goals of the organizational conduct processes, present a multi-tier organizational conduct process that maximizes partnerships and encourages self-governance and peer-governance, and share strategies for investigating, adjudicating, and sanctioning organizational cases.

 

Classifying Clery Act Crimes: A Primer for Student Conduct with Dr. Michael DeBowes

Classifying and counting crime statistics in accordance with the Clery Act is a complex and nuanced task for which student conduct administrators play a critical role.  However, in a 2014 study of ASCA members, 99.3% of ASCA Professional Members were unable to accurately classify and count offenses in accordance with the Clery Act.  Nearly two-thirds of study participants indicated it would be “extremely” or “very” important to obtain additional training in this important area of compliance.

As an outgrowth of this research, as well as ASCA’s continued partnership with the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP), this workshop will review how to classify and count offenses for Clery Act purposes.  The workshop will focus on those offenses most likely to be reported to student conduct administrators and will review key aspects of compliance for the student conduct administrator, including how to establish sound case review practices that facilitate compliance.  (Note: the workshop presenter is the recipient of the 2015 ASCA Dissertation of the Year Award for his dissertation exploring student conduct administrator knowledge of the Clery Act).

*This cost of this Pre-Con training is $220

 

Senior Student Affairs Officer/Senior Conduct Officers with Dr. Lee Bird

Today’s campuses have seen a rise in the number of students protesting and
voicing their opinions about current events. This session will focus on addresses these
issues and providing campus administrators the tools need to best facilitate these
complex issues.

 

 

Half-Day Pre-Conferences $120

Morning

Academic Integrity: Moving from Darkness into Light with Rachel Champagne, Erin Kitchell, & Margaret Vienne

Whether you are new to adjudicating academic integrity violations, want to develop meaningful interventions for academic violations, looking for new ideas to streamline your process or hoping to develop better processes and partnerships with faculty - this is the time to move from darkness to light in tackling the area of academic integrity within student conduct.

 

Data-driven: Effectively Running, Analyzing, and Communicating Student Conduct Data with Amy Miele & Kevin Pitt

Higher education is adapting and becoming a more technical and data-driven field. Student conduct offices are departments that hold a myriad of student data that is just waiting to be shared. This half-day workshop will leave the audience feeling confident on running, analyzing, and communicating the results of their own student conduct data.

 

The Art of the Job Search with Kara Latopolski & Heather Akin

From networking to interviews we will teach professionals to utilize their qualifications to showcase their expertise. We will be teaching new and midlevel professionals about the art of the job search. Developing candidates’ skills to successfully identify when to look, how to prepare for interviews, factors to consider when applying, and how to determine if the position is a good fit.

 

Stalking On Campus with Nicholas Campau & 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.

 

 

Half-Day Pre-Conferences $120

Afternoon

Students on the Autism Spectrum: Responding to a Growing Population with Lee Williams & 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.

 

Going Viral: Title IX in the Social Media Age with Kara Latopolski & Heather Akin

Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and the rise of social media has made adjudicating and investigating Title IX cases more complicated. Social media impacts all aspects of investigations, sanctioning, and the Title IX process. We will teach practitioners to scrutinize social media in order to better identify legitimate sources versus forged communications. It is important to tackle social media before it goes viral.

 

Tips and Strategies for Conducting Large-Scale Investigations and Conduct Processes with Katie McGee Barras, D. Matthew Gregory, & Omar Estrada Torres

How to conduct a large-scale investigation is not a frequent topic included in campus training programs for student conduct practitioners.  This workshop will explore the details associated with conducting a large investigation.  Large investigations may include student organization members, large academic integrity referrals from faculty, or a significant number of students referred for behavioral allegations.  Your presenters learned by doing.