ERIC Number: ED341448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Discipline Code for Sue Bennett College.
McLendon, Sandra F.
A Student Discipline Code (SDC) was developed to govern student life at Sue Bennett College (SBC), Kentucky, a private two-year college affiliated with the Methodist Church. Steps taken in the process included the following: a review of relevant literature on student discipline; examination of discipline codes from six other educational institutions; analysis of the discipline records from SBC for the previous 3 years to determine previous patterns of infractions and resulting actions; and solicitation of input from the Student Government Council, SBC staff, and administrators at other institutions. The proposed code was reviewed by the Student Government Association, the Faculty Discipline Committee, the College Administration, and Deans of Students from other colleges before submission to the college president and subsequently to the board of trustees for final approval. The SDC, which was incorporated into the student handbook and disseminated throughout the college community, includes regulations dealing with health and individual safety; procedures for differences of opinion; individual conduct; traffic safety; care of property; and the discipline process. Recommendations for other institutions developing a SDC include: (1) solicit advice from the college community during the development of the code and later while evaluating its effectiveness; (2) review the code annually; (3) evaluate the consistency of the disciplinary code with the college's mission and goals on a regular basis; and (4) evaluate the effectiveness of the sanctions and the involvement of the student body in the governance of the judicial process. A copy of the disciplinary code at SBC is appended. (PAA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sue Bennett College KY
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.