Job Standard for Academic Integrity Specialist
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Academic Integrity Specialist Overview
- Work Type: Professional
- Job Code: 75795
- Pay Grade: P5
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Intermediate
- Family: Academic Programs
- Function: Academic Support
Academic Integrity is central to the mission and success of Boise State University, additionally as Boise State’s eCampus grows and online programs and courses become a mainstay of the university, specialized attention must be paid to new opportunities and challenges presented through online and distance education. This position will support focus on these opportunities and challenges working with staff, faculty and students to assess current policy and practices, identifying and responding to incidents of academic misconduct and, when necessary, facilitate the conduct response within the Office of the Dean of Students. Proactive education for faculty, staff and students to ensure all parties understand academic integrity as well as the requirements of Policy 2020 The Student Code of Conduct is also an integral part of this position.
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of higher education academic integrity philosophies and practices.
- Knowledge of online and distance learning and effective pedagogical strategies, or willingness to learn.
- Understanding of student conduct best practices.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and balance the needs of multiple constituencies.
- Ability to problem solve and work in ambiguous situations
- Ability to facilitate difficult conversations with students, faculty, staff and parents.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to assess students’ developmental stages in order to facilitate productive conversations and, at times, goal setting and accessing resources.
- Must maintain strict confidentiality of all records.
- Ability to comprehend factual information, understand complex problems or written instructions and ability to explore alternative solutions.
- Good organizational, written and verbal communication skills in the preparation and presentation of results.
- Ability to compose detailed case notes, reports, flyers and/or conduct oral presentations tailored to be appropriate for specific audiences.
60% of Time the Academic Integrity Specialist must:
- Works collaboratively with various university faculty and staff focusing on online education programs and courses to support reporting instances of academic misconduct in part through the establishment of departmental liaisons and ongoing education regarding relevant policies.
- Conduct investigations when necessary to determine if policy violation has occurred and prescribe appropriate sanctions to reduce reoffending.
- Focus on students educational development strategies to support a campus wide climate of academic integrity and compliance with Policy 2020 The Student Code of Conduct.
- Develop communication with Faculty about research base pedagogical practices to prevent occurrences of academic dishonesty.
- Consult with faculty on as needed basis to promote adherence to policy and reporting academic misconduct.
35% of Time the Academic Integrity Specialist
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Academic Integrity Specialist
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.