132I-280-025 - Requests and appeal procedures

132I-280-025. Requests and appeal procedures

(1) A request by a student for review of information should be made in writing to the college individual or office having custody of the particular record.

(2) An individual or office must respond to a request for education records within a reasonable period of time, but in no case more than thirty days after the request has been made. A college individual or office which is unable to comply with a student's request within the above-stated time period shall inform the student of that fact and the reasons in writing.

(3)

(a) A student who feels that his or her request has not been properly answered by a particular individual or office or who feels that the information contained in those records is incorrect should contact the appropriate dean responsible for the individual or office for mediation.

(b) In cases where a student remains dissatisfied after consulting with the appropriate dean the student may then request a hearing by the president or his or her designee(s). Following the hearing, the hearing officer shall render his or her decision within a reasonable period of time. In all cases the decision of the hearing officer shall be final.

(c) In no case shall any request for review by a student be considered by the college which has not been filed with that body in writing within ninety days from the date of the initial request to the custodian of the record.

(d) The college shall not review any matter regarding the appropriateness of official academic grades beyond that provided for in WAC 132I-120-427, et seq.

Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW et seq., RCW 28B.50.100 and 28B.50.140. 92-15-115, ยง 132I-280-025, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92.

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