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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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Academic Appeal

Policy Number: 1001
Students who believe they have been treated unfairly with regard to academic regulations such as academic honesty, academic probation and dismissal and reinstatement may request in writing a hearing before the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The appeal must be received by the Vice President of Academic Affairs' office within 30-calendar days after the event. The student will be notified in writing of a hearing date with the Vice President of Academic Affairs or his/her designee. The hearing will occur within 10-business days of the appeal being received by the college. A business day is defined as a day the college is open for business. If the student is requested to appear at the hearing, each party shall have the right to have an advisor present (including an attorney) at the party's own expense. Although each party has the right to have an advisor present, the advisor may not speak for the college or the student or cross examine witnesses. The outcome or decision will be communicated to the student and the instructor (if appropriate) within five business days of the hearing.

If a student is dismissed from a program and/or the institution for academic reasons, the student may within 30-calendar days of the recommendation of dismissal request in writing a hearing before the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Vice President will notify the student in writing of a hearing date. The hearing will occur within 10-business days of the appeal being received by the college. The student will be requested to appear at the hearing, each party shall have the right to have an advisor present (including an attorney) at the party's own expense. Although each party has the right to have an advisor present, the advisor may not speak for the college or the student or cross examine witnesses. The outcome or decision will be communicated to the student and the instructor within five business days of the hearing.

A student who wishes to appeal the decision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs in academic matters may do so by filing a written appeal within 10-business days of the decision with the Academic Appeal Committee. The Academic Appeal Committee is an ad-hoc committee of administrators, faculty and students appointed by the president of the college. Five members of the committee, selected from these three groups, with at least one member from each group, will hear the student's appeal. The Academic Appeal Committee will notify the student in writing of a hearing date. The hearing will occur within 10-business days of the appeal being received by the college. The student will be requested to appear at the hearing, each party shall have the right to have an advisor present (including an attorney) at the party's own expense. Although each party has the right to have an advisor present, the advisor may not speak for the college or the student or cross examine witnesses. An audio recording of the proceedings will be made, except for committee deliberations. The outcome or decision will be communicated to the student, instructor and the Vice President of Academic Affairs within five business days of the hearing.

A student who wishes to appeal the decision of the Academic Appeal Committee in academic matters may do so by filing a written appeal with the president of the college within 10-business days of the decision. Upon receipt of a complete letter of appeal, the president will review the recording of the previous proceeding(s) and any written materials submitted at the previous hearings. Within 10-business days of the receipt of the appeal, the president or his/her designee will affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the Academic Appeal Committee. The president's decision will be mailed to the student at the address listed in the student's letter of appeal. The outcome or decision will also be communicated to the instructor and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The president's decision is final.

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