495A-121-064 - Student/faculty disciplinary committee

495A-121-064. Student/faculty disciplinary committee

(1) Proceedings of the student/faculty disciplinary committee shall be governed by the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, and by chapter 10-08 WAC, Model rules of procedure. To the extent there is a conflict between this chapter and chapter 10-08 WAC, this chapter shall control. The student/faculty disciplinary committee will consist of five members:

(a) Two full-time students appointed by the student government.

(b) Two faculty members appointed by the president.

(c) One faculty member or administrator who is other than an administrator serving as a student conduct officer or conduct review officer and appointed as chair by the president for a term of up to two academic years.

(d) Members may be reappointed for subsequent terms. Any member may be replaced by the appointing authority for the remainder of the term for good cause shown.

(2) The faculty member or administrator appointed as the chair of the committee may take action on preliminary hearing matters prior to convening the committee. The chair will receive annual training on protecting victims and promoting accountability in cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

(3) Hearings may be heard by a hearing panel consisting of a quorum of three members of the committee provided one faculty member and one student are included on the hearing panel. Committee action may be taken upon a majority vote of all committee members attending the hearing.

(4) Members of the student/faculty disciplinary committee will not participate in any case in which:

(a) They are a party, complainant, or witness;

(b) They have direct or personal interest, prejudice, or bias; or

(c) They have acted previously in an advisory capacity.

(5) A party may petition for disqualification of a committee member.

(Amended by WSR 19-14-073, Filed 6/30/2019, effective 7/31/2019)

Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). 00-11-147, ยง 495A-121-064, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00.

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