This tracks is intended to give mid-level or aspiring directors the tools they need to understand and excel at their role. Through the use of cohort-style learning groups, this track will explore the necessary functions of a student conduct operation as well as individual competencies and skill sets necessary for this work. As student conduct programs and institutional types vary significantly, the faculty will provide a wide range of scenarios, considerations, and advice. As a large part of learning happens informally, participants will also have the ability to raise their specific concerns and questions to be addressed by both the faculty and their peers. This track will include topics such as office administration, policy development, cultural humility, navigating institutional politics, supervision, assessment, and strategic planning, among others.
Lance Watson: Track Coordinator- currently serves as Client Support Specialist and Trainer for Maxient. Prior to joining the Maxient team, he was the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas. He has broad experience in student conduct, behavior teams, Title IX, and training campus partners. Prior to KU, he was Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at Northwestern University and served as Assistant Commandant of Cadets at the California Maritime Academy. Lance received his Bachelors Degree from KU and his Masters Degree from Clemson University.