Columbia University Director of Academic Integrity in New York, New York

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Director of Academic Integrity

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4560- CCO Student Affairs



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Officer Full-Time Regular

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Advertised Summary Job Description

The Director of Academic Integrity reports to and works closely with Assistant Dean and with Student Conduct & Community Standards in the administration of Columbia College (CC) and undergraduate Columbia Engineering (SEAS) Dean's Discipline Process. The Director participates in the conduct process for cases involving violations of academic integrity and the honor code. This includes communicating and implementing community principles, academic and behavioral standards and expectations to the undergraduate community, and involves supporting students during the investigative and hearing processes. The conduct process is designed first and foremost to support student learning and development and the Director is expected to ensure the integrity of the educational process. The Director communicates with staff members in The Berick Center for Student Advising, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Undergraduate Student Life, Academic Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, Columbia Health, Residential Life, Columbia University Athletics, and, among others, to ensure that students are connected to all appropriate resources related to their disciplinary issue.


-Education and Program Development: The Director of Academic Integrity shall develop and initiate educational programming initiatives and campaigns on integrity, academic integrity, and ethics, to assist in the creation of a campus culture that supports academic integrity. The director will create and facilitate in-person and online workshops during the New Student Orientation Program and during the academic year. The director will devise and implement academic integrity programming spanning the entirety of the four-year undergraduate experience, commencing with orientation.

-Case Review and Educational Sanctioning: With Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Director will support the review of all reports of academic integrity violations. The Director will serve as a liaison between the schools, students, and the Dean's Discipline process. The Director will offer resources to help students understand the investigation and adjudication process and their rights within it. The Director may also offer advisement to any internal CC-SEAS academic integrity processes. The Director will implement educational, motivational, and developmentally-tailored sanctions.

-Collaboration: Sit on related committees and provide an update to faculty and dean advisory committee every semester. Steward working relationships with key departments including the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Dean's Offices, Academic Planning and Administration, The Berick Center for Student Advising, The Center for Teaching and Learning, The Center for the Core Curriculum, Undergraduate Student Life (USL), Student & Family Support, Athletics, Health Services, Disability Services, and General Counsel, regarding academic integrity and related issues.

-Training: The Director of Academic Integrity may provide orientation and resources to faculty members, lecturers, and instructors on topics including, but not limited to: Academic Integrity, Honor Code, Dean's Discipline, confronting academic misconduct, incident reporting and documentation, and best practices.

-Record Management and Policy Revision: Maintain electronic and paper records. Develop various reports regarding instances of alleged violations of academic integrity, honor code, and Dean's Discipline. Conduct ongoing and annual review of policy and procedure. Respond to Disciplinary Record and Background Investigation requests as submitted by current and former students, and in response to official background investigations or employment/graduate school applications.

-Other Related Duties as Assigned: Assist in college-wide events, and provide support as requested during emergent situations.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

A Bachelor's Degree required and a minimum of four years of related experience in student conduct administration, academic affairs, student affairs, or related field.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

-The qualified applicant must demonstrate awareness of and dedication to the principles and values of the field of student conduct administration and have an understanding of FERPA, Clery, ASCA Standards, CAS Standards, and other relevant laws and emergent issues pertaining to student conduct.

-The Director of Academic Integrity must be comfortable working in a dynamic, urban, fast-paced, and detail-oriented environment.

-Excellent analytic, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to exercise superior judgment and discretion are required.

-Proven ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail must be shown.

-As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.

Applications submitted without a resume or cover letter will not be considered

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Advanced degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, Law, or other related field is preferred.

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