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Faculty Conduct Hearing Committee Recruitment

Immediate Opportunity

There is an immediate need for faculty to serve on student conduct hearing panels involving issues of sexual violence/sexual harassment, to be heard this summer.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kate Bowers, Independent Hearing Officer, at

Faculty Needed

Faculty Needed to Serve on Student Conduct Committee

Faculty are needed in the important work of fostering accountability, integrity, and respect on campus.

Faculty participation is critical to the success of the student conduct process. Students charged with violations of the Berkeley Code of Student Conduct may decide to resolve their cases before a hearing panel composed of members of the Committee on Student Conduct. These panels determine whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code with respect to charged violation(s). At least one faculty member is required for each panel, two faculty are needed for academic cases, and the chair of the hearing panel must be a faculty member; therefore the need is great for faculty to serve on the Committee.

Current Openings

We are currently recruiting faculty for service on panels for 2017–18, with a deadline of August 18 for priority consideration. Faculty members are nominated to the Committee on Student Conduct by the Academic Senate Committee on Committees.


To be considered for membership on the Committee on Student Conduct, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Take approximately 4-hours of training (basic training plus mock hearing)
  • For those who wish to hear cases involving sexual violence/sexual harassment, there is an additional 4-hour training specific to trauma-informed practices, sexual violence/ sexual harassment policy, and related procedures


Service on the hearing panels involves the following commitment:

  • Participation in approximately 2–4 hearings for a 2-semester term
  • Availability for hearings during business hours, Tuesdays–Thursdays
  • Expectation to serve as chair in most instances, and specifically for cases where only one faculty member is on the panel
  • Help in preparing documents after the panel has reached its decision (such as report writing)
  • Service on the Committee for two semesters (with an option to serve one additional semester)

Contact Information

If you are interested in applying to be on the Committee on Student Conduct, or would like more information, please contact Kate Bowers, Independent Hearing Officer, at