The Coordinator for Accountability and Academic Integrity is part of the the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity in the Dean of Students division at Vanderbilt University and serves as a student accountability officer for alleged violations of University policy involving students and as an investigator for alleged violations of the Honor Code. Reporting to the Director of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity, the Coordinator for Accountability and Academic Integrity coordinates student accountability and Honor Council matters with all relevant campus partners and involved departments and offices, including, among others, faculty, senior administration, the Center for Student Wellbeing, the Office of Student Care Coordination, the Office of Housing and Residential Experience, the Project Safe Center, the University Counseling Center, the Office of Greek Life, and the Department of Athletics.
The Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity promotes good citizenship within the Vanderbilt University community by educating students to respect themselves and others, to act responsibly, and to expect to be held accountable for their actions. The student accountability and honor systems address student violations of University policy through fair, consistent, and confidential procedures. Members of the Office of Student Accountability assist in the management of the administrative processes for cases involving alleged violations of University policy and the Honor Code in a manner that ensures the integrity of those processes as well as adherence to the office's and the Honor System's missions and policies.
The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University's mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments. We care deeply. We educate completely. We lead with excellence. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health are top priorities for the institution and by extension the offices of the Dean of Students. Our staff are committed to continued growth in knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience engaging with these priorities in a higher education environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Hear, investigate, and rule upon alleged violations of University policy by individual students and student organizations (ranging from low to medium-low level) and impose sanctions in accordance with University policy and office procedures.
Investigate reports of hazing within student organizations in a timely manner and in collaboration with fellow office members.
Assist the Assistant Director of Compliance in managing and tracking student and student organization compliance with mandatory programs, policies, and/or sanctions.
Investigate alleged violations of the Honor Code involving undergraduate students.
Investigate alleged violations of the Honor Code involving students enrolled in the School of Nursing, the Divinity School, Peabody College and the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Complete full investigations under each Council's governing documents, including notifications, investigative interviews, compilation of evidence, drafting of meeting reports and investigative packets, and participation in hearings.
Coordinate and manage the scheduling and preparation for Undergraduate Honor Council hearings.
Assist the Assistant Director of Academic Integrity in advising the Undergraduate Honor Council.
Design programs and publications to educate students, faculty, and staff about University policies and the processes that exist to adjudicate reported violations.
Assist in the collection of detailed statistical reports on campus conduct (academic and nonacademic) activities and analyze and interpret trends and areas of concern to ensure office is operating using effective practices.
Keep abreast of trends in student violations, as well as state and federal legislation and case law impacting student conduct and academic integrity issues, to maintain office's effectiveness.
Research, understand, and articulate legal and administrative requirements and engage in professional development, including presentations at pertinent conferences and workshops, to stay current on best practices in student conduct.
Participate in University, division, and departmental committees and task forces, as assigned.
Participate in division-wide events, as needed, to support colleagues and ensure these events run smoothly.
Maintain an understanding of institutional and departmental financial policies related to areas such as travel, procurement, expense, and time reporting to ensure compliance and proper stewardship of university resources.
Demonstrate a willingness to support colleagues across the division in order to encourage the implementation or fulfillment of divisional goals and strategic priorities.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
A Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
At least one year of direct experience in student accountability/conduct/judicial affairs or equivalent combination of education, training, and experiences is preferred.
Ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds attending highly selective institutions with a broad range of campus groups, departments, and organizations is preferred.
Experience with Maxient Conduct Manager or an equivalent student conduct system is preferred.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000956
About Vanderbilt University
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