Dean stiles is here to talk about the changes to student conduct
Oversee the student conduct system and is the sophomore dean
-Going to talk about the proposed changes to student conduct
-Open student meeting on Friday (noon to 1:30 fishbowl commons)
-Come to the meeting if you couldn’t get your comment out there
-Summary of all proposed changes posted on their website
-The students involved (teddy rube, destiny franklin, Simone schriger)
-The entire code of conduct has not been given an overhaul in quite some time
-a lot of the Title IX changes added to the student conduct code
-Academic integrity policy, has also been changed
-How do we adjudicate potential violations?
-Deans review process, how most violations are resolved
-Wanted to strengthen those methods of resolution
-Current code of conduct has mediation as an option for resolving conducts
-Really not workable in any sense
-Hasn’t been regularly used.
-A push for mediation and restorative justice, facilitated dialogue and contact coaching
-Allows conflicts between students to be resolved outside of the formal conduct system
-This will extend from all levels
-This is trying to create more options for people in difficult situations
-If all the parties don’t want to come together, we have the ability to resolve this
-If this all passes, we want this to be a pilot year for conflict resolution
-Want to train students as to how to resolve conflicts.
-A two-day restorative justice program
-Long term, something akin to the peer-writing system, will start a practitioner course for this.
– Additional training in the local schools or courts
– Trying to work out funding for these positions
-Trying to make this a paid position for student
-Code of conduct lists dorms and house council
-This in the code of conduct is purely student run
-Hoping to bring in a new student run body
-Purpose something done by a lot of colleges
-a student judicial bored.
-Handling things from strikes to dorm damage
-Community based violation
-Make students more accountable for what’s going on in the community
-Still leave suspension and expulsion to the student conduct committee
-Create one condensed pool of student and faculty
-They feel staff has a large role to play
-Instead of having two discreet groups
-Eight students two faculty, and two deans
-Very intimidating, situation around that.
-Also, the students will serve on the judicial bored we don’t want to over burden them.
-If the student is not contesting for what they did, they must go through a full hearing.
-Proposing adding in a new process for those that acknowledge, but don’t agree with the outcome by the dean.
-Proposing a sanctioning conference
-Allows the student to meet with the committee co-chairs and decide on the sanction
-Involving the co-chairs will allow the student to feel as if they were heard.
-Also purpose that students placed on probation
-Probation means that if you do something else there is a predetermine penalty
-Purpose probation is something judicial board and dean board use this option
-Shifts the appeal to the student judicial board.
-Many models have it going through the dean of students.
-Academic integrity will bring in faculty for problems like this.
-will also include students
-Language will be added to the proposal, instead of a faculty staff and student board
-But only a staff board for sexual misconduct bored.
-Having students might act as a barrier for students to tell all details to other students.
-Do a multi-hour training, but a board that deals with only these issues, will create a group of experts.
-Accused student respondent, accused party
-Will be making modifications to these documents, first reading in April.
-If all goes well, will be voted on in May.
-Consult Teddy if you have any concerns
-Orb approved two clubs
-Active minds (max silverman)
-is attempting to fill the gap for students with mental illness
-1 in 4 college students do have a mental illness
Active minds is a national organization over 450 in the country
-Bates is the only school that doesn’t have a chapter
-Mental illness is something that is not talked about but is important
-Will get the campus talking
-Very well written constitution
-Dean Tannebaum and states that they can’t approve a club based on its name
-What specific ideas do you have for this club, like what issues?
-Will talk about stigma, we hope to do some analogues to that
-Will hope to bring a short film about this issue that they want to bring to campus.
-Haven’t been approved by the school so they couldn’t meet yet
-How much money do they need?
-Hannah wies is starting a student support network that will train students how to deal with students with mental health issues.
-Bates College Women in Leadership
-A club that would allow women and men to prepare for life in the workforce
-Hope to bring speakers and workshops to promote careers
-Something based off another university but not affiliated
-The ORB really liked the idea
-Felt strong about club leadership
-BCDC wanted to get involved with this club
-Funding very minimal
-How is this difference from WAG?
-Hoping to work closely with the BCDC
-This is more career oriented
-The motivation here is on professional
Seating for the 11 committees
Will be open on March 12th look for an email
-Dance Club applied for two co-sponsorships
-One has been tabled
-The second one is called the dancing image
-Bringing back a dance alumni and will bring together photo club and dance club together
-Will have dance behind and in front of the campus, and bring alumni back to campus
-4 in favor 1 against 1 abstain
-Blond Magazine, the annual publication
-Originally a low budget handmade magazine, and each semester it’s improving,
-Got even more submissions this year, and will table in commons to check out this magazine
-Costs is printing and some graphic design
-Making 135 copies of high defition
-Allocated money last year, and don’t spend that money ever again
-No one knows why it’s called blonde
Outfront slam poetry and workshop
-This is apart of pride week, bringing kit yen ( transgendered Asian American)
-Specifically out front and bates college has done a poor job addressing transgendered issues
-Will have lunch and dinner
-Asked for $1000, obtained $1000
-Six co-sponsoring groups on this
-Kit costs $4000, and raised ¾ of it already
–$24,000 left in the co-sponsorship
-This next co-sponsorship was funded entirely this next one is for $6000
-Proposal by DJ society
-We haven’t had a big concert here in awhile
-Most of their shows cost $20000.
-WRBC is supporting this tonight,
-Nationwide tour right now
-One day available the first Wednesday of short-term
-Keith said it’s not unreasonable for this
-Space is reserved already
-1500 from clubs already,
-But can grow
-$6000 would leave a $1,700 gap
-compared to a Macklemore deal
-Voted in favor for funding it, and with ticket sales definitely possible
-Any large co-sponsorship?
-Sponsorship for block part 8-6 thousand dollar
-With charging tickets, we can open up to more people.
Money giving to senior week last year?
-Will ask clubs to give money for unspent budgets.
-Pairing with a charity, would allow you to sell more and you give all proceeds once you meet your quote.
-We can do charity with ticket sales
-How do you expect people to pay $5
-There is a festival held in the Netherlands Called Tomorrow land, and will be playing there this summer.
-Even with Macklemore came and dr dog came there is always potential to bring in tht next artist..
-Macklemore didn’t have a hit before coming here
-How many people are staying for short term, and sports teams will be ere as well as a chunk of people
-It’s worrying to sell tickets
-a way to sell tickets is through crowd funding
-People can see who’s all going
-Sell 340 tickets at $7
-Ticket sales isn’t that hard and has been done in the best
-What is your ticket sale schedule?
-When is the money due?
-Don’t need to play them until April 23rd
-We do need to secure the funds
-We could move it to the mays center and save money on sound equipment
-WRBC, has been behind this
-This kind of act is on the rise
-and $5 is not hard to get 5 dollars from people