The outcome of any disciplinary hearing may be appealed, subject to applicable timelines as provided in this section.
1. Notice of an appeal by a student shall be made in writing and addressed to the president of the college within fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving the formal notification of the hearing outcome.
2. Review of appeals.
The president must review the whole record or such portions of it as may be cited by the parties.
The president must afford each party the opportunity to present written argument and may afford each party the opportunity to present oral argument.
The president must enter a final order disposing of the proceedings or remand the matter for further proceedings, with instructions.
The final order must include a statement of findings and conclusions, and the basis and reasons therefore, on all material issues of fact, law, or discretion presented on the record, including the remedy or sanction.
3. The president, after reviewing the case, shall either indicate his or her approval of the conclusions of the hearing officer by sustaining the decision, shall give directions as to what other disciplinary action shall be taken by modifying his or her decision, or shall nullify previous sanctions imposed by reversing the decision, and shall then notify the official who initiated the proceedings, the student, and the vice president for student services.
4. The president will cause copies of the final order or remand order to be served on each party.
5. The decision by the president shall constitute the final decision of the college.