Description of a Staff and Student Member’s Role
The CSRB adjudicates cases in which a student is alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. The Board determines responsibility and assigns sanctions when appropriate. The staff and student members of the Board also engage in educational programming efforts to raise awareness of community standards conflict resolution opportunities and adjudication procedures.
- Attend any pre-semester and ongoing training sessions as scheduled
- Serve as an active participant of the CSRB panel during hearings
- Provide support and information to the Amherst College community by taking part in educational outreach efforts
Staff and student members of the CSRB receive theoretical and practical training on a variety of relevant topics, including intellectual responsibility, substance abuse, interpersonal conflict, and conflict resolution. Interpersonal and communication skills are also strengthened through scheduled training sessions and the participation in hearings. These include:
- Analytical and contextual thinking
- Ethical decision-making
- Interacting appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
- Active and critical listening
- Clear and concise verbal communication
The successful candidate for a position on the CSRB will demonstrate a clear and logical thought process and the ability to maintain objectivity regardless of previous experience. A demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff members is important.
Candidates should have a sense of current events on campus, and should understand the mission of the College. Candidates must demonstrate availability in their work, academic and co-curricular schedules that balances the duties of the CSRB with their own staff and student success.
Staff members will need authorization from their supervisor to serve on this committee.