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The Appeals Board
The purpose of the Appeals Board is to:
1. Provide a formally structured panel of appeals to which any student may petition for a review of any case which the student feels the Student Conduct Board has not adjudicated properly. Such cases may be appealed on the basis of new information which could not have been presented at the original hearing or when there is reason to believe that a violation of procedure occurred which could have affected the outcome of the hearing, but may not be appealed on the basis of dissatisfaction with the sanction.
2. Serve as a board of appeal for students disciplined for academic dishonesty by a faculty member or the dean of students or as a hearing board for students accused of academic dishonesty.
3. Serve as a board of appeal in sexual assault cases.
The Appeals Board will be composed of four faculty members and four students (except for sexual assault cases).
Each faculty member of the Appeals Board shall serve one term of three years and may not immediately succeed himself or herself on the board. The student members shall be selected at the end of their sophomore year for a two-year term on the board. The members of the Appeals Board may not be members of the Conduct Board.
All members of the Appeals Board will be nominated by the Conduct Board with the final approval and appointment by the president of the College. Nomination and appointment of the new members will take place prior to the end of the spring semester.
The president of the College will have the authority to fill any vacancies (either on a temporary or permanent basis) on the Appeals Board after consultation with the Conduct Officer.
Except when the victim and accused student mutually agree, only the faculty members of the Appeals Board will hear cases regarding sexual assault. If this agreement is reached, the Student Co-Chair of the Conduct Board will fill this role.
A member of the Appeals Board may be recalled only upon unanimous consent of the president of the College, the Student Co-Chair of the Conduct Board, and two other members of the Appeals Board.
There shall be a chair of the Appeals Board who shall be one of the faculty members with at least one year of service completed in his or her term. If that faculty member is unable to serve, the other faculty member in the second year of his or her term shall become chair.
A quorum of at least five members of the Appeals Board (two students and three faculty) will rehear all cases arising from the second purpose of the Appeals Board.
Only the faculty members of the Appeals Board will hear cases of academic dishonesty that are brought to the board. A quorum will consist of three faculty members.The decisions (resulting from a simple majority vote) of the Appeals Board shall be final and binding.
Student Disciplinary Procedures