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November 13, 2018 to November 16, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

2018 Student Conduct Institute


The 2018 Student Conduct Institute is now full. For questions or to add yourself to a cancellation list, please contact Megan MacKenzie, Manager of Professional Development and Member Engagement at megan@cacuss.ca.

By attending the Student Conduct Institute, participants will engage in an intensive four-day program focused on developing skills and enhancing knowledge. An emphasis will be placed on applying fundamental skills related to student conduct investigations and adjudication, while gaining a deeper understanding of contextual factors related to the practice of student conduct, including due process, complex cases, and various pathways to resolutions. Throughout the institute, there will also be opportunities for conduct professionals to share experiences, explore current issues in the field, and learn about the impact of their work on post-secondary campuses. 


As a result of attending this institute participants will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental skills related to student conduct investigations and adjudication,
    • Differentiate an administrative conduct process from civil or criminal processes
    • Identify the various formal and information resolutions pathways available within a SCP
    • List guiding documents and influential bodies that contribute to student conduct research and emerging practices.
    • Differentiate applicable policies, procedures and the responsibilities thereof
    • Recognize the purpose of threat assessment and case management within SCPs
    • Discuss 3 emerging topics in student conduct administration
  • Examine due process as it applies to student conduct administration and procedural fairness,
    • Use procedural fairness when managing an incident
    • Recognize one's own bias, skills, and conflict of interest that may affect process
  • Differentiate between various approaches/pathways of student conduct administration,
    • Identify the investigative scope of an incident
    • Use gathered evidence to develop appropriate questions to pose sequentially during an investigation
    • Determine the role and sequencing of the witness within the student conduct process
    • Describe the role of advocates, representatives and supports within the student conduct process.
    • Evaluate information based on the balance of probabilities and defend findings
    • Formulate effective learning strategies for students involved in the student conduct process
    • Summarize investigative process and adjudication
    • Select assessment strategies within student conduct administration
    • List the steps of an appeal proceeding and examine the various appeal hearings models
  • Describe the process to approach complex cases,
    • Arrange the incident management process within a student conduct process
    • Determine when aggravating factors may be present within the student conduct process
    • Identify appropriate considerations in an investigation with a trauma informed lens
  • Identify skills to manage their own self-care and mitigate compassion fatigue.
    • Discuss objectivity and unconscious bias within an investigation
    • Recognize self-care strategies and stress management skills

Faculty Bios

Lara Hof
(pronouns: she/her/hers)

With experience in both the university and college post-secondary sector, Lara has become a recognized professional working in student conduct administration since graduating from the University of Guelph in 2002. Prior to arriving at Humber College in 2011, she worked at three post-secondary institutions in student housing, with a focus on student conduct administration. She is regarded among her peers for her understanding of the practice and procedural fairness. In her current role as the Manager for the Office of Student Conduct, she has managed and led investigations of varying levels of complexity. She also serves as a member of the college's behavioural intervention team, and oversees the sexual violence prevention initiatives. 

Lara has been an asset in building a strong community of student conduct practitioners in Canada and has served as a Co-Chair, Student Conduct Community of Practice (CoP) with the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) for several years. Throughout her career, Lara continues to facilitate training workshops, serve as a guest speaker, contributes to various publications, and curates a social media platform for CACUSS members. Most recently, Lara has started her own consulting firm, Hof & Associates. 

Chris Rogerson
(pronouns: he/him/his)

Chris has worked in student services positions for over 20 years and currently serves as the Director - Student Success at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he overseas the student affairs divisions. Previously, Chris has held a variety of leadership roles with responsibility for student conduct in departments such as Residence Life and the Office of Conduct and Academic Integrity.   He has a strong background in policy development and administration in a variety of types of institutions from small private college, research university, and large polytechnic.

Chris has a background in student crisis management, threat assessment, and behavioural intervention teams at multiple institutions and has extensive training in threat assessment and violence risk assessment practices and tools.  He holds an MA in Leadership Training, with a specialization in justice and public safety as well as a Doctorate in Education in Higher Education Leadership.  Chris’ doctorate work focused on the use and effectiveness of Behavioural Intervention Teams in Canada.

Jordon McLinden
(pronouns: he/him/his)

Jordon McLinden is the Manager, Student Conduct & Harm Reduction at Carleton University.
He has worked at three institutions over his 9-year career, specializing in residence student
conduct administration and curriculum development. Holding a Masters of Education (Post-
Secondary Studies) in non-academic misconduct, Jordon has presented on student conduct and
residential curriculum at many local and international conferences and has been provincially
awarded and internationally recognized for his peer-based mentorship program, Residence
Bounce Back. Most recently, Jordon undertook a full conduct program review to continue to
improve the third version of his educational conduct curriculum grounded in relevant theory,
intentional learning outcomes, developmental sanctions, and meaningful assessment. When
he’s not supporting students, Jordon can be found working on his swing and enjoying a round
of golf.


Location:  Humber College, North Campus, Residence Building, T132.

205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5L7

Campus Map Link: https://humber.ca/contact-us/maps/

Hotel: We have secured a preferred rate at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto. Book using this link to get the preferred group rate.


DAY ONE: Understanding Student Conduct Administration, Your Campus Climate and the National Landscape

DAY TWO: The Importance of Due Process in the Investigative Process

DAY THREE: Decision Day: Adjudications & Appeals

DAY FOUR: The Next Level: An Overview of Sexual Violence, Threat Assessment and Case Management; How to Bring it All Together.

For a more detailed schedule, click here.

Registration Information

Registration is now open!

Member: $699 + HST
Non-member: $799 + HST

There are a limited number of spaces - register now to avoid missing out!

Registration includes all institute materials, four days of immersive content delivered by experienced Student Conduct professionals, on-campus parking, and shuttle services. Lunch, nutrition breaks, and one social event are included. 

Cancellation Policy: Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to megan@cacuss.ca) no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Cancellations received prior to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $75 administration fee. Your event registration can be transferred to another delegate. Transfer requests must be received in writing (via e-mail to megan@cacuss.ca). Transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee.


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