Sarah Shupp ‘08M, director of Student Conduct, was selected as a faculty member for the 2021 Association of Student Conduct Administration Gehring Academy. The Gehring Academy is the premier training institute for student conduct administration.

Shupp, a third-year doctoral student in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Administration and Leadership Studies program, was selected for the academy’s equitable and inclusive practices track. She will design and implement curriculum focusing on foundations of social justice in student conduct, critical reflection of policy and procedure, individual reflection on identity and positionality in personal practice, tools to promote change and examining power and privilege in the system of student conduct.

The faculty application process is open, and those selected are described as “respected student conduct and legal professionals to represent the best of our field and association.”

As a previous student of the academy, Shupp feels prepared to take on this role.

“I am excited about sharing the things we do here at Ship with a national audience and joining the national conversation on equitable and inclusive practices in student conduct,” said Shupp.

The academy, described as a four-day immersive experience directed toward professional growth in a specific content area, will take place virtually in July. Other content tracks include director/senior conduct officers, foundations of professional practice, mid-level aspiring directors and sexual misconduct.

While she is excited to connect with her peers through this experience, Shupp hopes to also share the value of conduct with others.

“It’s a system that works toward fulfilling promises we make to our students; promises to ensure their learning environment is free from harassment, discrimination and physical harm. Promises to uphold students’ privacy and due process rights. Promises to help build a community that reflects our core values of respect, responsibility and integrity,” she explained.