REPORT OF THE STUDENT RIGHTS
AND RESPONSIBILITIES COMMITTEE
approved by the Faculty Senate on May 9, 2005
I. The following 7 recommendations are primarily
(Deleted language is indicated by strikethrough. New wording is
9.21.15 Administrative Hearings shall be conducted …… (3)
a student requests an administrative hearing; and (4) if in the
of the Office of Student Life, scheduling
the seriousness of the case, and/or similar circumstances make an
hearing necessary and/or appropriate. it is necessary to
that a hearing occurs in a timely fashion, to insure the health and
of any of the participants or to insure an unbiased hearing.
of circumstances for administrative hearings.
5.74.20 Hearing Panels….. Panel members shall be appointed
the Judicial Board members by the Office of Student Life. Faculty or
who have been Judicial Board members in the past and who are
with the current system may be asked to serve on individual hearing
when a sufficient number of current Board members is not available.
Rationale: insures that
participants’ knowledge is up to date.
9.21.21 Presence of Accused, Oaths, Burden of Proof, and
of Evidence Proof. …… The charging official and the chair of
will work to eliminate prejudicial and irrelevant information. If
charged student feels that this has not been done, he/she can add a
complaint or correction to the materials that are given to the hearing
The panel shall rule on the
of evidence. Unduly repetitious or irrelevant evidence may be
Rationale: Less legalistic; clearer responsibility for
9.21.27 Continuance of Disciplinary Proceedings. ……If a
completing degree requirements is accused of an offense for which
or dismissal are appropriate penalties, his/her diploma may be withheld
pending resolution of the conduct proceedings or during a period of
Rationale: Clarifies that diplomas may be withheld not
during conduct proceedings, but also during suspension.
9.21.28 Deferral of Proceedings. The staff of the
of Student Life may defer conduct action at any stage of the process
a period not to exceed ninety calendar days when school is in
Rationale: Clarifies timing of deferral.
9.21.31 Conduct Records. All conduct records, such as
letters, correspondence, charge letters, decision letters, and hearing
shall be considered confidential, and be maintained by the Office of
five six years after the date of the
action. Records of unresolved incidents shall be reviewed
starting with the 5-year 6-year anniversary.
Rationale: Federal guidelines have changed from 5 to 6
9.22.11 No Further Action.
When the student is
responsible for the violation(s), and the discussion with the haring
or the hearing before the appropriate panel has been sufficient in and
itself, further action may not be deemed necessary. However, the
is still noted in the student’s record in the Office of Student Life.
In cases where the discussion with the administrative officer or
hearing before the appropriate student conduct board has been
the student will be notified that there is no further action necessary.
Rationale: Reflects current practice. Responsibility for
violation always carries a sanction, even if it is only a warning.
II. The second set of 2 recommendations has to do
academic integrity. Please note that the Academic Standards and
Committee supported these proposed changes unanimously at its 3/31/05
(New) 8.27.20 Students accused of academic dishonesty within
drop period may be denied the opportunity to drop the course.
requires permission from the instructor’s dean. If the accusation
not upheld in an appeal, the student will be given the same options
before the end of the drop period without penalty.
Rationale: Prevents students from dropping course to
grade sanction for academic dishonesty.
8.27.20 8.27.21….The Dean of Students
notify the student's dean of subsequent infractions and may
action against the student.
Rationale: Encourages uniform handling of repeat
across colleges.across colleges.