I. Judicial Coordinator is in an advisor role: During this time the judicial coordinator is gathering background information about the student and is not yet discussing the case.
A. Informal conversation
- Tell me about yourself
- How is this semester going?
- How are your classes going?
- Are you enjoying NCF?
- Are you getting along with your roommates?
- Are you involved on campus?
- To you work on campus/ off campus?
The conversation gives us more background information. We get to know them, understand their struggles. This can help us make better decisions about the case
II. Judicial Coordinator switches out of their advisor role and into their hearing officer role. During this time they will discuss the case, information reports, and the student’s side of the case.
B. Formal conversation
- Do you know why you are here today?
- Tell me about the incident from your perspective.
C. Follow up conversation
Ask clarifying questions about the incident:
- Where did you get the alcohol?
- Do you drink often?
- How long has the pet been on campus?
- Why did you decide to get a pet?
D. Ask questions regarding behavior
- Is there anything you would have done differently?
- How do your actions affect the community?
- How will this affect you in the future?
E. After hearing
- Gathering more information, contacting RAs, bring in witnesses, consult with Associate Dean and Dean
- Refer back to old cases to remain consistent
- Make sure that the violation and the student’s decision making/developmental stage meets the appropriate sanctions
- Look at sanctions in our educational sanction handbook and at other schools
- Think about where the student is developmentally and apply appropriate sanctions
- All judicial coordinators will discuss their decision making process and rationale before making final decisions.
- Send outcome letter – Judicial Coordinators may decide to have a follow up meeting with the student before the outcome letter is sent.
- After the outcome letter is sent the Judicial Coordinator may decide to have a follow up meeting with the student to discuss what they have learned from the case.
- Student has the opportunity to meet with the Community Board if they disagree with the Judicial Coordinator’s decision.