In February, Harker was host for this year’s Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education conference, which had 60 participants from schools from all over the country, including Dallas, Miami and New York. One school even made the trip from Colombia to attend the conference.
The conference was held so that schools from different areas could discuss the topic of academic integrity and share what measures they have taken to preserve it. “It’s really great for a small group of kids who’re on an honor council to see that other kids at different schools are having the same issues,” said Kevin Williamson, dean of students at the upper school. “So it’s a great way to talk about how they resolve these somewhat sticky situations.” The conference also featured a special presentation by Stanford University’s Judicial Council.
Harker Honor Council members helped organize the event, led discussion groups and also showed the visitors around the campus. The guests were impressed with Harker’s facilities and food services, and the event was such a success that the Honor Council is discussing the possibility of creating its own academic integrity conference for next year.