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Breakout Sessions—Block 3

Academic Integrity—Rights & Responsibilities

This presentation will cover University expectations related to academic integrity at the graduate level. Topics will include academic misconduct and trends, the Code of Conduct process and associated student rights, and campus resources. View the recording of this session.
Shaun McComas

Shaun McComas, Student Conduct and Community Standards

Shaun McComas has served students at UT in Student Conduct & Community Standards since 2016. Shaun’s primary focus has been working with faculty, staff, and students to address behavioral and academic misconduct on campus while maintaining responsibility for office assessment, evaluation, and administration of Maxient’s student conduct database software. Shaun’s professional experiences paired with his Social Work education allow him to approach Student Conduct with compassion, understanding, and attention to environmental factors to promote student development.

Bryan Blackwell

Bryan Blackwell, Student Conduct and Community Standards

Bryan has a passion for serving, assisting, and working alongside students as they navigate UT successfully. Bryan joined the Student Conduct & Community Standards team in March of 2021 and serves as a coordinator. In this role, he provides oversight to graduate assistants and adjudicates academic and student misconduct with a functional area of athletics. Bryan is committed to fostering a culture of accountability and integrity for all students’ interpersonal growth and development. Bryan’s mantra is all about helping students overcome barriers as they matriculate into well-rounded adults embracing new challenges in the world.

Owning Your Career!

Students will learn about the 5 P’s of Professional Development (Preview, Plan, Participate, Prepare, and Polish) to help them control their career journey. Each section will include recommended steps students can take to make sure they are ready for the world of work when they graduate. Students will also hear about some resources available to them from the Center for Career Development. View the recording for this session.
Stephanie Kit

Stephanie Kit, Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration

Stephanie Kit has worked at the Center for Career Development & Academic Transitions for 25 years and currently serves as executive director. Prior to taking on that role, Stephanie was the associate director for career exploration and led the career planning team in providing career development initiatives across campus. Stephanie’s passion is helping students with choosing majors and developing career goals. Stephanie is nationally certified as a counselor and career counselor.

Simone Stewart

Simone Stewart, Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration

Simone Stewart serves as the career coach to selected majors within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and the College of Social Work. In this role, she counsels students on career options and choices, job and internship seeking, graduate school planning, and preparing for the next steps after college. She specializes in careers in the social services, education, non-profits, law, and government. She obtained her Masters of Education and Bachelors in Management degrees from The Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Thriving at UT—Health and Wellness

This presentation will provide an orientation to the services available in the student health center. An overview of campus-wide events will also be included. View the recording of this session.

Lauri Dusselier, Center for Health Education & Wellness

International Education at UT

Make a global impact through global research, partnerships, education abroad programs, student and faculty exchange, and diverse campus culture and events. Learn about global opportunities for Americans and International students at UT. View the recording of this session.
Scott Cantrell

Scott Cantrell, Center for Global Engagement

Scott Cantrell is the Director responsible for both International House and International Student and Scholar Services at the Center for Global Engagement. Scott’s interests include intercultural communication, international events, travel student success, and music.

Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood, International House

Lauren Wood is the Assistant Director at the International House and has worked in the Center for Global Engagement since 2012. Her current responsibilities focus on supporting international students at UT and educating all students on matters of global engagement and intercultural competence development. Her background includes teaching in intensive English programs, recruiting international students, and coordinating language and culture programs for international students and groups.