The Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice track is a four-day, competency-based curriculum designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of professional practice in student conduct administration. The content covers the fundamentals of practice, including, but not limited to:
- Student conduct policies and procedures
- Facilitating conduct meetings and hearing boards
- Federal regulations and case law
- Ethical principles and practices
- Institutional governance, context, and politics
- Campus partnerships
- Putting theory into practice
New for Gehring 2023, our Foundations track will have two sub-tracks: one will continue focusing on new professionals entering into the world of student conduct, while a second sub-track will focus on seasoned professionals transitioning into the world of student conduct, or those adding student conduct to their supervisory portfolio after serving in another functional area within the field of Student Affairs. We welcome anyone interested in learning the basics of student conduct including administrative support staff and graduate students.
Participants in the New Professional sub-track will engage in sessions with the full Foundations track participants as well as spend time with just the participants in the New Professional sub track. This will allow participants to focus on the foundational knowledge delivered in the track while also having opportunities to learn from and network with the participants from the Experience Professional sub track.
Participants in the Experienced Professionals sub-track will engage in sessions with the full Foundations track participants, as well as spend time with just the participants in the Experienced Professional sub track. Breakout opportunities with just the Experienced Professional participants will focus on topics that are covered in the curriculum but through a lens needed for an administrator that has greater responsibility for a department or division. There will be substantive opportunities for participants to partake in activities and intentional dialogues that are unique to professionals who are inheriting conduct work alongside the responsibilities they have already acquired through their years of service to the profession.
To view presenter biographies please visit our Meet The Gehring Team page.
- Greg Meyer: Track Coordinator (New Professionals)
- Matthew Scruggs: Track Coordinator (Experienced Professionals)
- Love Wallace: Senior Faculty (New Professionals)
- Keith Robinder: Senior Faculty (Experienced Professionals)