Responsible for managing the university student disciplinary process, both academic and non-academic in nature as well as Mediation Services. Functions as a core member of the Behavior Intervention Team. Reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
Supervise the process in all matters relating to University violations of Student Code of Conduct. Investigate, hear, and adjudicate cases that are referred to Student Conduct and impose disciplinary probation, suspension and expulsion as necessary, including academic dishonesty and referrals for code of conduct violations and university protocol. Insure due process is provided for all students in the conduct process. Coordinate communications with the Office of General Counsel when appropriate. Provide the campus educational and outreach programming to proactively address student conduct issues. Develop programs based on national and local trends and current student issues. Programs include but are not limited to Academic Integrity Week and National Hazing Prevention Week. Consult regularly with academic deans, chairs, faculty, and staff regarding university policy/procedure and student rights and responsibilities (Student Code of Conduct). Work closely with residential staff on policy and procedural issues that impact student life and campus safety. Coordinate regular campus meetings with residence life officials, university police, counseling services, and other key offices to address student conduct issues in a collaborative, student success oriented approach. Responsible for bi-annual review, editing and updating of the UTA Handbook of Operating Procedures (Student Code of Conduct) and obtaining Office of General Counsel and Executive Vice Chancellor approval of document. Serve as member of the Behavior Intervention Team which involves case referral and follow-up on student referrals ranging from disruptive behavior to serious mental health and behavioral issues. Coordinate University response to changes in FERPA, the Higher Education Reauthorization Act and other legislation when appropriate and related to student conduct. Coordinate the Mediation Services program on campus which provides interpersonal, organizational and family mediation to students to provide alternative dispute resolution. Provide background check data for local, state, and federal agencies with appropriate release materials in compliance with all appropriate federal laws (FERPA, Patriot Act). Assume a collaborative role in the Division of Student Affairs in support of division wide initiatives, including sitting on division and university committees and providing other support when needed.
Other functions as assigned.
Master's degree in field related to work in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field and five years of professional experience. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's degree in field related to work in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or Law. Strong oral and written communication skills. Broad background in higher education law. Seven years of professional experience in Student Affairs field. Strong computer skills.
May work around standard office conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Lifting and moving
General office conditions with time spent in contact with students and student groups during/beyond usual office hours. May be involved in professional activities and in student affairs that include travel and continuing education.