Intent of the Proposed Change

  • To consolidate definitions of common terms into one location.
  • To add definitions of the terms “Student Conduct Administrator,” “Open meeting,” and “Closed meeting.”
  • To redefine the term “days” from class days to days when the campus is open for business, Monday through Friday.
 

Current Policy

R09.02.040 – E
  1. Definitions
  1. Judicial Procedure:   A judicial procedure is a review undertaken by the university to establish whether there is substantial information to determine whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code.
  2. Major Sanction:  Major sanctions include suspension, expulsion, revocation of a degree, and other sanctions specified by MAU rules and procedures as being major sanctions.
  3. Minor Sanction:  Minor sanctions are those other than ones specified as major sanctions.

R09.02.040 – E3.  Judicial Board Hearing:

A judicial board hearing is only available to students deemed subject to imposition of a major sanction.  In a judicial board hearing the matter is reviewed by a panel of students and faculty and students are afforded the opportunity to be represented by legal counsel.

R09.02.040 – E4.  Administrative Review:

An administrative review is conducted by the judicial officer or designee and is intended to be an expedited process for examination of information and decision making.  An administrative review is the only review process for matters involving imposition of a minor sanction.  A student charged with infractions of the Code which would be subject to a major sanction may choose to have the matter investigated by an administrative review, but in so doing will be required to waive certain processes otherwise available under the judicial board hearing.

 

Proposed Revision

  1. Definitions
  1. day:  A “day” is a day the campus is open for business Monday through Friday, even if classes are not scheduled.
  2. Major Sanction:  Major sanctions include suspension, expulsion, revocation of a degree, and other sanctions specified by MAU rules and procedures as being major sanctions.
  3. Minor Sanction:  Minor sanctions are those other than ones specified as major sanctions.
  4. Student Conduct Procedure:  A student conduct procedure is a review undertaken by the university to establish whether there is substantial information to determine whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code.
  5. Student Conduct Administrator:  A student conduct administrator is a University official authorized by the University Senior Student Services Professional or designee to collect information, initiate the student conduct process, articulate alleged violations, present information to support alleged violations, conduct administrative reviews, and impose sanctions upon any student(s) found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct.
  6. Administrative Review:  An administrative review is conducted by the student conduct administrator and is intended to be an expedited process for examination of information and decision-making. An administrative review is the only review process for matters involving imposition of a minor sanction.  A student charged with infractions of the Code which would be subject to a major sanction may choose to have the matter investigated by an administrative review, but in so doing will be required to waive certain processes otherwise available under the student conduct board hearing.
  7. Student Conduct Board:  A student conduct board hearing is only available to students deemed subject to imposition of a major sanction. In a student conduct board hearing the matter is reviewed by a panel of students and faculty.
  8. Open Meeting:  An open meeting is an internal university hearing including both individual(s) who the student conduct administrator has determined to be relevant to the conduct being reviewed and their invited guests.  Attendance of guests will be determined and authorized by the student conduct administrator. 
  9. Closed Meeting:  A closed meeting is an internal university hearing including both individual(s) who the student conduct administrator has determined to be relevant to the conduct being reviewed.  A closed meeting is an internal university hearing including both individual(s) who the student conduct administrator has determined to be relevant to the conduct being reviewed.