Introduction to SCAIA
The Canadian Academic Integrity and Student Judicial Affairs (SCAIA) welcomes all college and university professionals who are involved in issues of student discipline, both academic and non-academic. Members include, but are not limited to, student judicial affairs officers, residence life professionals, academic integrity officers, discipline board members and advisors, and student advisors.
PURPOSES & GOALS:
To encourage and support professional development of its members, providing a venue in the form of the annual CACUSS conference, for updates on legal precedent and research in the areas of judicial affairs and academic integrity.
- To encourage and support communication and sharing among professionals with similar interests. Members are encouraged to publish in the Communiqué.
- To encourage and support sound professional and ethical standards in student judicial affairs and academic integrity initiatives.
- To encourage and support educational programming and research conducted by members to expand our repertoire of strategies for promotion of integrity and to further our understanding of student disciplinary matters in Canada.
- To share information on types of sanctions and their purposes.
- To acknowledge the educative context of student judicial affairs and academic integrity initiatives.
- To identify current professional needs and interests of the membership.
- To provide information to the media on issues of academic integrity and student judicial affairs.
- To liaison with similar associations in the United States, including the Center for Academic Integrity (CAI) and the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA).
- To situate student judicial affairs in a wider community of college and university student services and to encourage professional exchanges with other Divisions.
- To serve as an information resource to the CACUSS Executive in support of the Association’s efforts to address issues affecting students and student service providers, and to communicate these issues to the SCAIA members.
- To conduct the business of the Association.