General Track

9:25 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Conduct Schmonduct, why do I need to know the process?

We will present an overview of the Student Conduct Process at ACC. This overview is designed to help students, faculty, and staff understands the various steps that make up the conduct process.  We will discuss the realities and expectations that the process places on those involved, including the alleged, witnesses, and ACC officials. Rachel S. Ruiz, Dean of Student Affairs CYP and Mike Acosta, Dean of Student Affairs HLC

Creating a More Inclusive Climate Through Microresistance

Whether an observer, the target, or the unintentional perpetrator of microaggressions, we often don’t know how to respond to them in the moment. This session will offer participants an understanding of microaggressions and their impacts on students and on faculty/staff colleagues, along with microresistance strategies to use when they occur. In the workshop, we will work with examples of and opportunities to practice microresistance, or “individual or collaborative efforts that empower targeted people and allies to cope with, respond to, and/or challenge microaggressions.” Microaggressions, though they usually unfold in small interactions, are firmly situated in broader systems of oppression; they are micro-level manifestations of these systems. For that reason, we believe that employing microresistance to counter microaggressions can not only contribute to individual well-being, but also serve as one part of a systemic approach to transforming oppression on our campus. Cynthia Ganote,Department of Sociology faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Overview of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students, faculty, and staff will get a general overview of ACC’s Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R). Among the topics covered are administrators’ reporting structures and roles, elements of classroom management, the conduct process, ACC’s CARES program, and non-academic complaints. These essential will help any ACC community member who finds themselves engaging with students involved in ACC’s SR&R process. Jim Boullosa, Associate Dean of Student Affairs SAC and Heather Elias, Associate Dean of Student Affairs EGN

Don’t Do It Alone! How to Help a Student Struggling with Mental Health

Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Have you ever had a student in your class that said something concerning? Or posted on Blackboard that they are not sure they can go on? College is a challenging time for students and often, we aren’t sure how to help when a student is struggling with their mental health. You may be a fellow student or an instructor and may feel like you can listen, but is that enough? What happens when the class ends? Maybe you assume that someone else will intervene, or think it’s none of your business. Truth is asking for help is hard and they may need your assistance. We will discuss your role and responsibility in helping as part of the ACC community.
Julie Reck, Associate Dean of Counseling and Andrew Silver, LPC-S, LCDC, BC-TMH Clinical Counselor, Student Affairs

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

An Overview of the Judicial Review Panel

In the ACC Student Standards of Conduct, the Judicial Review Panel (JRP) is the process by which a student can appeal any of the high-level sanctions (suspension, loss of privilege, etc). This interactive workshop/training will provide you with all you need to know regarding the JRP process.

  • What is a JRP?
  • How do we get to a JRP?
  • Who is allowed to serve?
  • What are the expectations?
  • How do I know if I need to request a JRP?

At the conclusion of the training, eligible individuals are able to serve on a JRP for up to one calendar year. Dorado M. Kinney, Executive Dean of Student Affairs -Central and Wade Bradfute, Executive Dean of Student Affairs -South