The following definitions shall apply for the purposes of
this student conduct code, chapter 495C-121 WAC:
(1) "College" means Clover Park Technical
College, College District Twenty-nine.
(2) "College facilities" includes all
campuses of the college, wherever located, and all land, buildings, vehicles,
equipment, and other real and personal property which are owned, leased, used,
or controlled by the college.
"Committee" and "student conduct committee" means the committee which is formed
and which hears the
matters specified in WAC
"Conduct review officer" is the
vice-president of student services or other college administrator designated by
the president to be responsible for receiving and then either reviewing or
referring an appeal of student disciplinary action in accordance with WAC
sections of this chapter. The president may reassign any and all of the conduct
review officer's responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as he/she deems
(5) "Day" means a
calendar day, except that when a "business day" is specified, business day
means a weekday, excluding weekends and college holidays.
"Disciplinary action" is the process by
which the student conduct officer, or the committee upon a referral, imposes
discipline against a student for violation of WAC
action does not include instructional decisions and actions which are under the
authority of faculty members and instructional administrators, such as
determinations of academic credit and grading; any such determinations, and any
review or appeal of these, are outside the scope of this chapter.
"Disciplinary appeal" is the process by
which an aggrieved student can appeal discipline, as provided in WAC
"Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act" and "FERPA" mean the law and regulations known by those names ( 20 U.S.C.
; 34 C.F.R. Part 99
"Filing" is delivery of a document to the
college official who is designated under this chapter to receive it for the
purpose of review of a disciplinary action. Unless otherwise provided, filing
shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of
the document to that official or the official's assistant during regular office
(b) Sending the document
both by first class mail postage prepaid to the official's office and by e-mail
to his/her college e-mail address.
(10) "Includes" and "including" means
contained as part of a larger described whole or grouping, but these terms are
not a limitation and mean "but not limited to."
(11) "President" is the president of the
college. The president may delegate any of his or her responsibilities under
this chapter as he/she deems appropriate.
(12) "Respondent" is the student against whom
disciplinary action is initiated.
"Service" is the delivery of a document
or copy of a document to a party. Unless otherwise provided, service upon a
party shall be accomplished by:
delivery of the document to the party; or
Sending the document both by first class
and/or certified mail postage prepaid to the party's last known address and by
e-mail to the e-mail address shown in the college's records.
Service is deemed complete either upon hand delivery or when
the document has been both deposited in the mail and e-mailed.
(14) "Student" includes
all persons taking courses at or through the college, whether on a full-time or
part-time basis, and whether such courses are credit courses, noncredit
courses, online courses, or otherwise. Persons who withdraw after allegedly
violating the code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but
who have a continuing relationship with the college, or who have been notified
of their acceptance for admission are considered "students."
"Student conduct officer" is a college
administrator designated by the president or vice-president of student services
to be responsible for investigating allegations of student misconduct and
taking disciplinary action as provided in WAC
. The president or
vice-president of student services may reassign any of the student conduct
officer's responsibilities under this chapter as he/she deems
of student services" is the position which reports directly to the president
and which the president assigns overall operational responsibility for this
chapter. The president may reassign, or the vice-president may delegate, any
such responsibility as he/she deems appropriate.