New Solutions to Student Conduct Challenges Webcast Recording



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In an age of bullying, campus violence, and complex mental health and substance abuse issues, the traditional judicial affairs approach to student misconduct is quickly becoming antiquated. Implementing innovative strategies to resolve complex student issues is crucial, but many conduct administrators do not have access to the resources or infrastructure to create new positions or programs.

Join us online to learn how your institution can implement and adapt a comprehensive array of new approaches to your existing model, as well as how you can further develop student services in the future. Our expert instructors will highlight innovative ways of thinking about restorative justice, mediation, educational sanctions, and other methods that address student conduct while emphasizing ethical decision-making and personal integrity.

Who Should Attend

This event is ideal for directors, assistant directors, associate directors, and coordinators of student judicial affairs, student conduct offices, or university community standards offices, as well as anyone who is responsible for student conduct and discipline. Residence life, university legal counsel, and other student affairs administrators who are directly concerned with student conflicts may also benefit from this material.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this webcast, you will be able to incorporate new services and approaches into your student conduct office to more effectively manage common conduct challenges on your campus.


  • Understanding the various types of services
    • Campus context and purpose
    • Benefits of these services
  • How to incorporate these services into your office
    • Key considerations on services
    • Case studies
    • Cross-campus partnerships
  • Assessing the effectiveness of this model
    • Impact on campus culture
  • Learning outcomes
  • Getting started at your institution


Melissa Emerson, Assistant Director, Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services, Colorado State University
Melissa is engaged in a range of civility strategies related to conflict prevention, education, coaching, problem-solving, facilitation, and mediation. In her role as assistant director, Melissa works closely with students, faculty, and university staff to aid parties in resolving conflicts at the lowest level possible. Melissa received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University in sociology/justice studies and later received her M.S. from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She began working at Colorado State University in 2005 as the university’s community liaison and in 2010 transitioned to the Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services office. Her background and training in conflict resolution, mediation, and law enforcement are instrumental in facilitating educational programming and the university’s restorative justice program.

Paul Osincup, Associate Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services, Colorado State University
Paul Osincup earned his M.A. in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Northern Colorado and has been working in student affairs for over 10 years. For the past six years, Paul has worked in the Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services office at Colorado State University (CSU), where his primary role is serving as a university hearing officer and supervising the campus conduct system. Paul has worked extensively with the CSU Restorative Justice program to help create a restorative philosophy that is infused at every level of student conduct at CSU. He also serves as “judge” for and helps coordinate the campus’s nationally recognized Back on TRAC substance abuse treatment program.


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