Search and Screen – Assistant Dean of Students

ASM Shared Governance is looking for two students to serve on a Search and Screen committee for two Assistant Dean of Students positions.

The committee will begin meeting immediately.

The Assistant Dean of Students Advocacy and Judicial Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shares a leadership and supportive role in fostering the creation and management of a multiculturally proficient and demographically diverse university learning community that addresses the concerns of students in a compassionate manner, honors the contributions of a variety of student populations and assists students to realize their academic, civic and personal potential.  The assistant dean contributes in the following areas: administration of the university academic and non-Academic student conduct systems; provision of ombuds services to students experiencing problems or crises; serving in the capacity as an on-call dean; consultation with faculty and staff in resolving critical student issues; facilitation of division-wide initiatives; and coordination of and participation in campus-wide task forces addressing student issues and needs.  Reporting administratively to the SAJA director, the Assistant Dean provides a wide variety of services and programs to undergraduate, graduate and professional students including: information and ombuds services; conflict resolution and crisis intervention; support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students; nonacademic and academic student misconduct code administration; assistance to students who have been sexually assaulted; advocacy for students who have experienced sexual, racial or other forms of harassment; leadership and multicultural skill development for individual students and groups; and advising/training for student organizations including the Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the student arm of the UW’s shared governance system.  Specific responsibilities include:

–Administers the University of Wisconsin System student academic and non-academic conduct code in close collaboration with the other members of the Student Advocacy & Judicial Affairs Team with University Housing staff (who also act as Investigating Officers), and with academic colleges as well as in consultation with University Police and the University’s Legal Affairs staff;

–Assists with compiling and disseminating security and safety information in compliance with state and federal laws;

–Provides consultation in interpreting student organization policies as they pertain to student conduct issues such as in Greek Affairs and ASM;

–Serves as a member of the SAJA case management team to respond to student crises and campus emergencies as they arise;

–Serve as an on-call dean to address daily student issues;

–May be asked to represent the Division at university and community meetings, to media representatives, at speaking engagements and in response to the many and varied requests made to the office;

— Follows our commitment to a positive workplace climate.

–Offer presentations and workshops to faculty, staff and students on issues relevant to student advocacy & appropriate conduct; and

–Supports internship opportunities for graduate students and undergraduates considering student affairs as a field of human endeavor.

–Serves on division wide or Universities wide committees as requested.

–Other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email the information listed below to Jeff Wright ( and Travis Weller ( by 5:00pm Friday, August 24, 2007.
1. Your phone number
2. Your year and academic program
3. A few sentences describing why you would like to serve on the committee.

Please email Travis Weller ( if you have any questions.