Student Affairs Staff Members Present Student Conduct Best Practices in Washington, D.C.
From left: Parice Bowser, director of Greek Life; Meredith Drake assistant director of Student Standards and Conduct; and Rachel Eikenberry, director of Student Standards and Conduct.
By Elizabeth Muscari
Considered the leading voice for student conduct in higher education, the Association for Student Conduct Administration consists of higher education professionals from all over the country. Among them are Parice Bowser, director of Greek Life, Rachel Eikenberry, director of Student Standards and Conduct, and Meredith Drake assistant director of Student Standards and Conduct.
In February, these staff members partnered to present "Best Practices in Greek Conduct Investigation and Adjudication: A Collaborative Approach" at the ASCA conference in Washington, D.C. This is no small achievement, considering the association's notable reputation in the higher education sphere and selective process in choosing which presentations will be featured at the annual conference.
In collaboration with local chapters and their national offices, the U of A professionals focused on "opportunities to demonstrate effective self-governance and maximize[s] student learning and growth," as their presentation's description noted.
"The University of Arkansas is using a best practice approach that empowers organizations to engage in effective self-governance and making meaningful change within their organizations." Eikenberry describes the partnership's practices as "…extremely transferable to our peer institutions and the presentation was extremely well received. We are hopeful that the success the University of Arkansas has seen with this process will be helpful to those who attended the presentation."
"The presentation was well-received, and many campus professionals gave positive feedback," Bowser said.
Due to the overall positive feedback, this presentation was selected to become a webinar by the ASCA staff. Following the conference, an attendee stated the following on their evaluation, "The University of Arkansas team did a phenomenal presentation on Greek Life. I'd love to hear their presentation via webinar to share with our whole team, if possible."
For more information about the Association for Student Conduct Administration, visit www.theasca.org.
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