The Student Conduct Office functions within the Department of Student Affairs. Its mission is to promote student learning through discipline that is innovative and thoughtful and fair to all involved, while safeguarding the integrity of the disciplinary process and furthering the college’s mission, values, goals and objectives.
In order to accomplish its mission, the office has adopted Taylor and Varner’s (2009) approach to conduct management. The approach calls for:
- A management program that is infused with conflict resolution pathways that meets institution’s needs and is educationally based
- The establishment of a climate where each individual is respected and individuals also accept their obligation to the community
- Moving away from strict adherence to rules to the well-developed theories of moral, ethical, and psychosocial development to lay down the foundation for the development of young adults who are learning to internalize the values of integrity, judgment, compassion, personal responsibility, accountability and respect
- The office conflict incidents to offer an issue that often represents the crisis of disequilibrium required to affect change
- Viewing student conflict resolution and management not as an end in itself, but as a tool for affecting student growth and development to prepare student as productive, knowledge-generation, and humane citizen of the world
This model has been adopted by the Student Conduct Office because it is congruent with the theoretical framework that guides our work- specifically, Constructivism as presented by Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner and Feuerstein.
Additional Links for Student Conduct Office
CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity (PDF - CUNY website)
The City University of New York Medical Withdrawal and Re-entry Policy and Procedures Governing Student Behavior that Presents a Direct Threat of Harm to Self or Others or Substantially Disrupts the Learning or Working Environment of Others