Rocky Mountain College
Peer Review Board Job Description and Expectations
The Peer Review Board Purpose
Rocky Mountain College student conduct programs have been developed based on a restorative justice philosophy and strive to maintain the welfare of the College community, as well as to assist individual students in developing personal responsibility. The structure of the College's conduct programs provides for fair and consistent response to disciplinary issues so that students may become more fully aware of their responsibilities as members of the College community, develop a more thorough understanding of how their behavior affects the broader communities, and learn from the conduct process and to grow as individual members of the campus community.
Student conduct cases are initiated at many levels. The majority of cases are handled by the Residence Life staff, Director of Residence Life, individual faculty members, or the Peer Review Board. At all levels, conduct proceedings at RMC are committed to objectivity and fundamental fairness for all parties involved.
Peer Review Board is a hearing body composed of up to five (5) students empowered to determine if a student is responsible for violating the student code of conduct and/or College policy. The Peer Review Board collaborates with students concerning their alleged violations to find a mutually beneficial resolution that protects the interests of the campus community, allows the student to be accountable for his or her actions, and facilitates learning opportunities.
The Peer Review Board can serve as a board of original jurisdiction or of appeal. Students may be referred to the Peer Review Board by the Office of Residence Life or the Vice President for Student Life.
The Peer Review Board is expected to support the mission statements of the department and the college.
In this position, you must be able to balance both the requirements as a student and a Peer Review Board Member. This will require a good deal of time management skills. When other commitments interfere with your duties, it is your responsibility to arrange your other commitments around the requirements and expectations of the Peer Review Board position.
Peer Review Board Members meet 1 time per week to review and/or hear cases (approximately 2-3 hours per week). If no reports are filed during the week Peer Review Board Members most likely will not meet unless there are appeals or processes to review. Peer Review Board Members will attend required position training as scheduled by the Peer Review Board Advisor (approximately 2 hours per academic year). Peer Review Board Members are allowed to pre-arrange 2 absences with approval from the Peer Review Board Advisor; additional absences will result in a reduction or pay and/or loss of position.
Selection: Students are selected to be a Peer Review Board Member on the basis of their general level of maturity, judgment, willingness to learn and grow in the position, their ability to maintain satisfactory grades and good standing with the College (not have any pending Rocky Mountain College policy violations). Peer Review Board Members must be enrolled as full-time students with a grade expectation of 2.5 GPA during each semester of employment.
Peer Review Board Members receive a $250 stipend at the close of each academic semester.