March 15, 2007

U.A. Approves CJC Report on Code of Conduct

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The University Assembly approved a report on the proposed changes to the Campus Code of Conduct by the Codes and Judicial Committee at an open meeting yesterday.

The CJC’s report focused on three main issues: that the U.A. should continue to hold responsibility for the Code, that the Office of the Judicial Administrator should remain independent and that the other proposed changes to the Code “need further exploration.”

The U.A. will be drafting a letter to President David Skorton suggesting he accept the report of the CJC.

Jeff Purcell grad suggested at the meeting that there should be further discussion on the topic of the Office of Student Conduct. He said that the OJA is good at investigating important issues, but that it would help them to be able to “send petty, small things to a different office.”

Last school year, then interim President Hunter R. Rawlings III charged former judicial administrator Barbara Krause law ’88, then senior advisor to the president, to compile a review of the Campus Code of Conduct.
The Krause Report was released in April and has been publicly discussed since October, including at several open forums hosted by the U.A.