The Southeastern Student Conduct Institute (SSCI), now in its 7th year, is a professional development opportunity for student conduct administrators, housing professionals, student of concern teams and academic integrity professionals.

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our colleagues from across the southeast for a practitioner focused professional development opportunity. In June, SSCI was set to bring our 7th annual institute to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to COVID-19 and the need to adhere to public health guidance, it saddens us to announce that this year’s SSCI will not be held in-person. This year’s pre-institute boot camps are officially cancelled. 

SSCI remains dedicated to creating a professional development experience where student conduct professionals can learn and grow in order to be the change leaders on their campus. 

Thank you for your commitment to your campus and our profession.

June 15 – 16, 2020 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM (EDT) 

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Monday, June 15 

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM (2 Program Sessions) 

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM (2 Program Sessions) 

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM (2 Program Sessions) 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (1 90-minute Program Session) 

Tuesday, June 16

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM (2 Program Sessions) 

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM (2 Program Sessions) 

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM (2 Program Sessions) 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (1 90-minute Program Session) 



Utilizing Adaptations as Advancements: Propelling as Academic Integrity Process During a Global Pandemic  | Presented by Laura Bizzell  

This session explores the ways the University of North Carolina at Charlotte strengthened their academic integrity process in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Audience members will be provided strategies for approaching change and ideas to effectively communicate with stakeholders in a virtual environment. Audience members will also have the opportunity to discuss how they can leverage their expertise to strengthen cross-divisional collaboration. The presenter will provide examples to demonstrate preparation for change, share insight on successes and challenges, and explore practical measures to utilize adaptations as advancements.

Collaborating to Investigate Hazing Allegation Across Campus | Presented by Maureen Grewe & Tad Derrick

Hazing concerns continue to be major liability and headache for universities. It cannot be just conduct and greek life offices that are responsible for managing these concerns. This presentation will showcase training best practices and participants will walk away with tangible materials to collaborate with campus partners to address hazing on their campuses.

The Conduct of Curriculum | Presented by Kenny Hertling & LaTosha Williams 

Over the last decade, the Residential Curriculum model has appeared on more and more campuses. This session is geared towards using Residential Curriculum as guide for hearing officers to frame conversations with residents that have potentially violated agreements with housing enabling them to use that framework to link the conversation back to the Residential Curriculum learning objectives of their department. By using this framework, there can be a consistency among learning objectives that the hearing officer gears their meetings towards and that can guide hearing officer assessment.

If You Can’t Talk About It Here, Where the Heck Could You Go? | Presented by Adric Hardy & Megan Karbley

Many of us work hard to learn best practices for engaging in difficult conversations with students regarding mental health. However, we don’t talk enough about how to lift ourselves and support colleagues who struggle with the same mental health concerns as our students. We too can be triggered by emotionally taxing student interactions. In addition, we must be equipped with tools to save space for student experiences. This session aims to open a dialogue about how to balance personal mental health concerns, while still providing quality care for students.

Responding to Academic Dishonesty through Restorative Justice | Presented by Valerie Glassman 

This session will offer a framework for approaching allegations of academic dishonesty through a restorative lens, inviting students to take active accountability for their behavior and reflect deeply on the impacts of their choices on their peers, instructors, and scholarly community. Participants will learn one theoretical model that supports restorative justice as a response to academic dishonesty and leave with both an implementation plan and sample script for hybrid restorative administrative meetings.

Neurodivergence and Universal Design Benefits Us All Part 2 | Presented by Amy Holway & Glenna Osborne

Neurodivergence and universal design are terms you’ve probably heard. Many of you are familiar with neurodivergence if you’ve worked with a student who has accommodations through the accessibility office, though research says only 1 in 3 students who have a diagnosis disclose to their institution for accommodations, so we know there’s a greater need. Most often, universal design is applied to physical spaces, or universal design for learning in classrooms. This session will explore how taking a universal design approach in student conduct benefits everyone we work with.

The Conduct Graduate Internship | Presented by Neeraja Panchapakesan and Gabby Catlin 

It’s important for graduate students to gain knowledge in different areas of student affairs, especially student conduct. This session will explore ways to incorporate a graduate intern in your office even if your institution doesn’t have a student affairs program to pull students from. We’ll dive into the internship experience at Emory University and hear from our current graduate intern. This session is for anyone who wants to start an internship program or rethink their current one. 


Maxient and the 2020 Title IX Regulations | Presented by Turi Watson 

Long anticipated, the 2020 Title IX Regulations have changed how some institutions will manage their TIX process. Maxient users can rest assured that the features available there will meet the expectations of the new regulations and will continue to aid in making these complicated cases more manageable.

Mental Health and Conduct: Incorporating Care Team Strategies into Conduct Meetings | Presented by Julia Rogers & Austin LaForest

It’s not uncommon for students to disclose mental health or other difficult life circumstances when explaining their behaviors that resulted in a conduct meeting. This session will illustrate how to incorporate care team strategies into conduct meetings, relate conduct and care team practices, and discuss how to leverage the partnership between student conduct and care teams.

Expanding the Frame: Institutional Responses to Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct | Presented by Jennifer Henkle & Jill Dunlap 

Schools are wrestling with the question: what are equitable services for both survivors and respondents in sexual misconduct cases? Based upon the results of a recent national landscape survey, the presenters of this session will address a range of issues, including promising practices for both types of support services, and the ways that both parties, and the institution, can be better served by providing equitable support services in sexual misconduct cases.

Conduct Training: Ethical Development and Affective Support for Panelists | Presented by James Lorello & Jim Lancaster

Concerns with sound and fair decisions for accused students are only possible when hearing boards are developed with attention not only to policy and compliance concerns, but also with support for ethical, developmental and affective needs of panelists. In this session, two experienced practitioner/faculty provide engagement, guidance and concrete suggestions for fostering best training practices and outcomes.

Expanding Our Use of Trauma Informed Practice | Presented by Brent Ericson 

Trauma informed interviewing is often part of professional development when working on sexual misconduct (Title IX) cases. This session will expand the notion of trauma by exploring the Adverse Childhood Experiences data. Participants will learn how other forms of trauma can impact a student’s perspective, and how we can develop practices and programs to incorporate these perspectives.

Pathways: A Creative Sanctioning Process | Presented by Ashley Costantino 

In 2018, I overhauled Warren Wilson’s conduct process in hopes of making a conceived negative process more meaningful and positive to students. It was altered with self authorship theory and motivational interviewing in mind. I created a new set of sanctions, both reflective and educational, with each having its own student learning outcomes. If a student is found responsible, the student will choose their own sanctions from the set I created. After two years, data reflects positive changes, some which may be contributed to this process.

Title IX Regulations 2020: Review and Discussion of the New Rules | Presented by Matt Ricke 

This session will provide an overview of the new federal Title IX regulations, which are set to go into full effect on August 14, 2020. Specifically, we will discuss each of the substantive requirements in detail, including: application, scope and jurisdiction issues; initial actions, outreach, and support; investigative and discipline procedures; appeals; evidence standards; informal resolutions; exemptions to Title IX; intersections of Title IX and other statutes (e.g. FERPA, state law); training requirements, and record-keeping. The extended session will include an opportunity to engage in round table dialogue to offer conduct officers and Title IX professionals space to discuss the implementation of the regulations.


ASCA Members: $15 

Non-Members: $30 

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