University of Vermont

The Center for Student Ethics & Standards

Leadership Opportunities with CSES

Leadership Opportunities with CSES

The Center for Student Ethics & Standards (CSES) provides opportunities for students to explore their own ethical decision making and develop skills which promote responsible citizenship. In kind, student leaders are an essential part of this process. We at CSES are committed to involving students in all facets of what we do. Comprised of several programs, CSES would like to offer the following student leadership roles:

University Academic Integrity Council (AIC) Member
Students and faculty may also serve on a University Academic Integrity Council. A University Academic Integrity Council is usually comprised of acombination of students and faculty members. Both on-campus and off-campus students may participate. The University Academic Integrity Council is advised by a University Academic Integrity Council Advisor, who oversees the hearing. The Advisor is a non-voting member of the Council and writes the hearing decision on behalf of the Council at the conclusion of the hearing. All University Academic Integrity Council members undergo an intensive training program to help develop the skills necessary for the position.

The role of the Academic Integrity Council is to:

1. Determine the facts of the case (what happened);

2. Decide whether those facts constitute a violation of The Code of Academic Integrity.

3. Recommend a reasonable sanction, if a student is found responsible for the alleged violation of the Code.

Student Conduct Associate (SCA)
CSES offers an opportunity for students to serve the University community and promote civility and citizenship within the University community by participating in a student conduct hearing. The Student Conduct Associate (SCA) participates in a hearing with one or more hearing officers (professional staff members at the university, trained to adjudicate alleged violation of The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities). Student Conduct Associates undergo an intensive training program to help develop the skills necessary for the position.

The role of the Student Conduct Associate (SCA) is to:
1. Consider and listen to the testimony of the respondent(s), complainants(s), and any witness(es);
2. Offer insight to the hearing officer as to whether the facts presented (in reports and testimony) constitute a violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or other applicable rules and regulations;
3. Recommend to the hearing officer a reasonable sanction, if a respondent is found responsible.

Students participating as a Student Conduct Associate or University Academic Integrity Council member must be matriculated full-time, undergraduate or graduate students. Both on-campus and off-campus residents may participate. A grade point average of at least 2.5 is strongly recommended.

The University of Vermont is comprised of a diverse community of learners and educators. It is imperative that the University Academic Integrity Council and Student Conduct Associates reflect that diversity. Students and faculty of all backgrounds and interests are encouraged to participate. For more information contact CSES directly at cses@uvm.edu or 802-656-4360.

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