Structures & People

Committee on Student Misconduct Charge

  1. The Committee on Student Misconduct shall be composed of three faculty representatives serving three-year staggered terms, three academic staff representatives serving three-year staggered terms, and three student representatives serving single-year terms. Faculty representatives are appointed by the Chancellor or designee on the advice of the Committee on Committees and Nominations. Academic staff representatives are appointed by the Chancellor or designee on the advice of the Academic Staff Committee. Student representatives are appointed by the Student Government Association President.
  2. Members attend regularly scheduled trainings during the academic year. These are provided by the Dean of Students Office and provide members with background on handling misconduct issues both academic governed by UWS 14 and non-academic governed by UWS 17.
  3. Members serve as a pool of individuals from which a hearing examiner or a hearing committee can be appointed by the Chancellor or designee when required by UWS 14 or UWS 17.
  4. For academic misconduct cases, a student academic misconduct hearing committee shall consist of at least three persons, including a student or students, and the presiding officer shall be appointed by the Chancellor or designee. The presiding officer and at least one other member shall constitute a quorum at any hearing held pursuant to due notice. A hearing examiner shall be selected by the chancellor or designee from the faculty and staff of the institution.
  5. For non-academic misconduct cases, a hearing committee shall consist of at least three persons, including at least one student, except that no such committee shall be constituted with a majority of members who are students. The presiding officer shall be appointed by the Chancellor or designee. The presiding officer and at least one other member shall constitute a quorum at any hearing held pursuant to due notice.
  6. The Committee on Student Misconduct also advices the Dean of Students on misconduct policies and submits an annual report to the Secretary of the Faculty and Academic Staff.
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