Judicial Affairs Offices

Organization, Adjudication Procedures, and Record Keeping

Topics: Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How many staff members are assigned to the judicial affairs office and to whom does the office’s director report?
  • What is the basic procedure for a student conduct or academic integrity case?
  • Through what committees are university community members involved in the adjudication process and what are the purpose, structure, and composition of such committees?
  • How do institutions maintain records of violations, both academic and non-academic, and how do institutions identify students with multiple offenses?


Judicial offices are charged with enforcing university codes of conduct. This report profiles academic and non-academic misconduct adjudication at eight Canadian universities. Staffing, reporting structures, and case volume are also considered. Additionally, the report explores peer conduct boards, appeals processes, sanctions, and record-keeping methods. Finally, the brief highlights options for informal resolution, such as mediation and restorative justice. An addendum summarizes adjudication structures, campus engagement strategies, and database software at three private U.S. institutions with central offices adjudicating both student conduct and academic integrity cases.

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