The University of Washington Bothell is a research-intensive university that serves over 4,100 students and has plans to grow to 6,000 by 2020 or sooner. Since its founding in 1990, the university has been proud to offer an innovative, student-centered approach to education in a dynamic community of multicultural teaching, serving students from across the state of Washington and around the world. The university’s continued growth plans complement the region’s diverse communities and innovative business and public sectors. Located 15 miles northeast of downtown Seattle in the center of the Pacific Northwest’s exciting high-technology corridor (between Microsoft and Boeing), faculty and students at the University of Washington Bothell work closely with industry-leading and entrepreneurial companies in aerospace, biotechnology, electronics, electronic commerce, medical equipment, and software. As part of the University of Washington, University of Washington Bothell faculty and students have full access to world-class research and instructional facilities and resources.
Student Conduct Hearing Officer for Academic Integrity
Office of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Washington Bothell seeks a professional to serve as Hearing Officer for alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, as they pertain to academic integrity. The officer will use an educational and developmental approach to working with students emphasizing accountability and promoting personal responsibility. S/he will promote accountability through cultivating responsible, ethical behavior of the individual student.
The Student Conduct Hearing Officer reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning and is responsible for responding to academic conduct violations. This position communicates regularly with Student Affairs staff, faculty and students regarding the conduct process, ensuring a consistent.
• Investigate alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, WAC 478-120.
• Inform students of their rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.
• Conduct Informal Hearings with students who allegedly violate the Student Conduct Code under the procedures outlined in WAC 478-120-065.
• Represent the Office of Academic Affairs at University Disciplinary Hearings following procedures outlined in WAC 478-120-085. This could be for an initial hearing before the University Disciplinary Committee or an Appeal of an initial decision.
• Work regularly with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning to prepare and review cases for the Faculty Appeal Board which may include, but not be limited to, interviewing and preparing witnesses, gathering facts, and preparing case documents.
• Keep accurate documents for each case. Use online case management system (Advocate) to track student conduct cases and work in close collaboration with the hearing officer for behavioral conduct cases.
• Ensure scheduling and completion of educational sanctions
• Respond to students presenting with special needs or problems and make referrals to University resources.
• Work closely with the Office of Student Affairs in adjudicating the University conduct process.
Policy Interpretation and Development
• Follow Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) by maintaining a high degree of confidentiality in working with students
• Provide leadership and consultation to academic units in working with students of concern and offering resources and support as appropriate.
• Provide disciplinary checks and certifications for students who are seeking clearance to serve on University committees or boards, transferring to different institutions, planning on traveling abroad, or applying for graduate programs.
Training and Development
• Attend professional development opportunities as they arise.
• Research current issues and best practices related to student conduct issues on college campuses.
• Assist with the training of the University Disciplinary Committees.
• Assist in departmental assessment activities and generate appropriate reports.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Familiarity with the student conduct system employed at colleges and universities. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to mediate, counsel, facilitate, innovate, guide, advocate, encourage and mentor. Strong organizational ability and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail.
Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in college student services administration, higher education administration, or related field preferred. Prior experience working as a conduct officer at a college or university. Demonstrated experience and understanding of Advocate (student conduct system).