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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Free Speech, Protests, and Due Process During Domestic and International Crises

Start Date: 12/6/2023 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/6/2023 2:00 PM EST

Organization Name: ASCA

Dr. Amanda Mesirow
Email: aed@theasca.org
Phone: (979) 589-4604

Our campuses are subject to the domestic and international incidents that occur. Our campus community members (students and employees, including faculty) have opinions on these happenings and are often not shy about voicing their opinion. What happens when those opinions clash with an opposing viewpoint?  As student conduct administrators, we are often called on to hold accountable those who may voice an opposing view. It can be easy to set aside our existing policies and procedures for the sake of popular opinion. We cannot and must not do that. This webinar will briefly cover introductory information about the First Amendment and due process, as well as responding to campus protests, demonstrations, and reports from members of the campus and outside community. Additionally, we will provide recommendations on preparing staff to respond to concerns, institutional processes around retaliation and reporting, as well as defining what behavior or speech can be adjudicated. Finally, we will also address how to manage reports of “threats,” “safety concerns,” or “aggression,” which must be addressed, but which are often coded to further marginalize minoritized students.

Presenters and Bios:
Christina Liang, J.D.
Director, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Cornell University

Christina Liang, J.D. (she/her/hers) serves as the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS). In this position, Christina leads the OSCCS team in upholding community standards through the student conduct process under the Student Code of Conduct (Code). Additionally, Christina currently co-chairs Cornell's Bias Assessment and Review Team (BART).

Christina currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) as President-elect. Christina has previously served as faculty for ASCA's Gehring Academy for both the Senior Directors and Organizational Misconduct tracks. Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology and her Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo, NY. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY.

Kristi Patrickus, J.D.
Attorney, Student Advocacy Program
University of Oregon

Kristi Patrickus, J.D. (she/her/hers)  is the Student Advocacy Program Attorney at the University of Oregon (UO). She graduated with Juris Doctorate from UO in 2021 and became a member of the Oregon State Bar and Missouri Bar Association shortly thereafter. During her time as a law student, Kristi worked in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards where she performed numerous functions, including adjudicating conduct cases and administering sanctions. Kristi currently serves on numerous committees including the Student Conduct Advisory Committee at UO and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Education Committee. Kristi is the current co-chair of the Public Policy and Legislative Issues Committee and Conduct Professionals with JDs Committee within the Association of Student Conduct Administration. Kristi’s research on due process protections for students in university conduct systems is published in Volume 47 of the National Association of College and University Attorneys Journal of College and University Law.

Dr. Brian Glick
Director, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Adelphi University

Dr. Brian M. Glick, (he/him/his) currently serves as director of student conduct and community standards at Adelphi University, located in Garden City, New York, where he supervises conduct operations for the office. Previously, he served in student conduct positions at Northern Illinois University, and residence life positions at Southeast Missouri State University and Elmhurst College. Dr. Glick’s doctoral research established that the practice of student conduct, is a profession, as defined by published criteria. Glick earned a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University, masters of science in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Arkansas, and bachelors of arts in communication from Kansas State University. Brian also has a long history of involvement with the Association for Student Conduct Administration, including long time service with the Public Policy Legislative Issues Committee, the Membership Engagement Committee, and the Equity and Inclusion Committee. Brian also currently serves on the ASCA Board of Directors.

Briyanna Jenkins
Director of Student Conduct
Seminole State College of Florida

Briyanna Jenkins serves as the Director of Student Conduct at Seminole State College of Florida. Jenkins is a student affairs professional with 14 years of restorative justice, community accountability, and student support practices in Florida, Texas, and Alabama. In her work in higher education, Briyanna has a passion for supporting student advocacy and responsible activism through intentionally derived policy and procedure. Prior to her current position, Briyanna served as the assistant director for housing and residence life at the University of Central Florida supervising residential conduct and care for 12,000 on campus students. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida researching the sense of belonging of stakeholders to urban campuses. Briyanna holds a master’s degree of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree of arts in English-editing, writing, and media from Florida State University.

Questions for Presenters
If you have specific questions for the presenters, you may submit them anonymously by using our
Domestic and International Crises Webinar Form.

$29 for Members
$49 for Non-Members
$15 for Students

Please note registration will close at 11:45 PM EST the day prior to the event.

A Zoom link will be provided the morning of the meeting. If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the ASCA Central Office at asca@theasca.org or 979-589-4604 as soon as possible.

Online Registration

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Closed: 12/5/2023 11:45 PM

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