Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Leadership In The Church
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Kayser Auditorium
Bethany McCraw is the Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs at Baylor University. She has been in Higher Education administration work for 28 years and has oversight for the Judicial Affairs office and the Office of Academic Integrity. In recent years her focus has been on educating faculty, staff, and students about issues related to students and mental health, classroom conduct, and academic integrity. In 2007, she coordinated the creation of the Office of Academic Integrity. Under Bethany’s leadership, student misconduct cases have been reduced by 64% and mandatory reporting of academic violations has been implemented. Her work has resulted in increased partnerships between academics and student life at Baylor University.
Bethany is a member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA); the Center for Academic Integrity (CAI), and the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She has presented a session titled: “The Mental Health Summit: a Collaborative Campus-Wide Strategy to Address Mental Health” at three separate NASPA national conferences and has presented a session titled: “If I Had Only Known That: A Primer on Judicial Affairs Fundamentals” for ASCA. She has also presented four national audio conferences on the following topics: “Emerging Issues in Judicial Affairs,” “An Overview of Critical Issues for Judicial Affairs,” “At-Risk Student Referrals: Counseling & Judicial Affairs Partnerships,” and “Developing Academic Integrity on Your Campus: Primary Steps.” In 2009-2010, she led and co-led over 30 presentations and training sessions at Baylor and outside of Baylor. Of special note was her presentation for the Christian Leadership Institute titled: “Influencing Others, Integrity in Leadership” which focuses on the distinction between being a Christian in a leadership position and being a Christian Leader.
In her spare time, Bethany advises one of the Christian sororities at Baylor and serves as a mentor for the Christian Women’s Job Corp. She loves sailing and motorcycle riding.