In support of Moraine Valley’s academic mission, the Code of Conduct Office delivers educational opportunities to students in a variety of capacities. These opportunities are defined through learning and programmatic outcomes and are measured by systematic assessment methods.
- Each student who participates in the student conduct process will be able to explain the student conduct process and his/her charges and sanctions.
- Each student who participates in the student conduct process will learn about the legal, academic, emotional, and/or physical consequences of his/her behaviors.
- Each student who participates in the student conduct process will understand how his/her conduct affects him/herself and others.
- Each student sanctioned to attend educational workshops or programs will achieve the intended learning outcomes. Note: These learning outcomes will made apparent to students during the workshop or program and will be assessed appropriately.
- Each student who attends an event or program sponsored by the Code of Conduct Office will achieve the intended learning outcomes. Note: These learning outcomes will made apparent to students during the event or program and will be assessed appropriately.
- Students who serve on the Community Standards Board and/or Appeals Board will demonstrate understanding of the student conduct process, questioning and listening skills, and sanctioning options.
- Each student charged with a violation of the Code will have his/her case resolved in a timely fashion.
- Each student charged with a violation of the Code will be given proper notice and will have a fair hearing.
- Each student found responsible for Code violations will not violate policies again.
- Each student found responsible for Code violations will complete all sanctions on time.
The NASCAP Project
Moraine Valley Community College participates in NASCAP Project, the National Assessment of Student Conduct Adjudication Processes Project. The purpose of NASCAP is to collect data about the effectiveness of individual student conduct programs and to benchmark those scores against the other participating institutions. In 2012, 40 institutions participated in one of NASCAP’s two studies. NASCAP creates a survey that is sent to all students who participate in Moraine Valley’s student conduct process. This survey assesses learning outcomes 1-3 and programmatic outcomes 1-2. Results of the 2012-2013 NASCAP are available here.
Student Conduct Statistics
The Code of Conduct Office collects a variety of descriptive statistics, including the number of violations that occur each semester. These data guide training and educational programming efforts for faculty, staff, and students and are used to assess programmatic outcomes 3-4.
The following tables present data collected from the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. Each “case” or “referral” refers to a single student, even though some incidents involve multiple students. The first table presents the total number of students referred to the Code of Conduct Office and the type of resolution employed.
The second table presents the policies from the Code of Student Conduct that students were found to have violated. It should be noted that in many cases, students violate more than one policy per incident.
The third table presents the sanctions, or outcomes, that students were required to complete as a result of violating the Code of Student Conduct.