The Office of Judicial Affairs is currently seeking Staff and Faculty Justices for the 2014-2015 academic year.

08/28/2014

Contributed by Colleen Barnes

The position calls for members of the Ithaca College Staff and Faculty to serve as justices for Ithaca College Conduct Review Board and Conduct Appeal Board hearings.

These Conduct Boards are charged with the responsibility of protecting and enforcing the rules and regulations set down in the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code's 'Statement of Responsibilities'. The Conduct Review Board and Appeal Board hear cases of alleged academic and non-academic misconduct by Ithaca College students. The Board will determine if a student should be found responsible for the charge(s) he/she allegedly violated, and if found responsible, impose judicial sanctions that range from written warning to removal from the College. The goal of the judicial system is the balance between holding a student accountable for their actions and providing an educational component to their sanction that impacts them in a positive manner and helps them to make more thoughtful decisions in the future. We strive to assist students in becoming positive and successful members of the Ithaca College community.

Some of the personal qualities expected for all student, staff and faculty justices include:

One year of service at Ithaca College is recommended to ensure that the staff or faculty member has a working knowledge of the College system and organization, but this is not a requirement. Staff and Faculty justices can expect to be asked to serve on a hearing probably no more than twice during a given semester. When a Board hearing does take place, a staff or faculty justice should be prepared for a process that could require a time commitment of 1 to 3 hours. We typically conduct about 10 Boards in a given academic year.

If you are interested in becoming a staff or faculty justice, email cbarnes@ithaca.edu by September 5, 2014.

In addition, we are seeking faculty and staff members to volunteer for an advisor position for students involved in cases of an alleged sexual assault. The advisors will be part of a pool available to alleged survivors and alleged perpetrators as they go through the Conduct Review Board process. The advisors will be able to offer support and direction for a student through the process including attendance at the Conduct Review Board hearing. There will be a special training session for those interested during the early part of the fall semester. The date and time will be determined based on the availability of the staff from the Advocacy Center. Please contact Mike Leary, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs, at 607-274-3375 or mleary@ithaca.edu by Friday, September 5, 2014 if you are interesed in being an advisor for the upcoming academic year or have questions about the position. In addition, faculty and staff justices who would be asked to serve on a Conduct Review Board for cases of alleged domestic violence or sexual assault should also attend the training from the Advocacy Center.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Colleen Barnes at cbarnes@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3375. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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