Decisions for Administrative Hearings

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The Hearing Panel serves in an advisory capacity to the Hearing Officer regarding findings and sanctions. Following the conclusion of a hearing, the Panelists will deliberate and recommend a finding, based on a preponderance of the evidence. When it is more likely than not that the student has committed the violation, the panel will recommend a finding of “responsible.” When the Hearing Ppanel did not find it is more likely than not that the student has committed the violation, the Hearing Panel will recommend a finding of “not responsible.” If the Hearing Panel recommends a finding of “not responsible” for the policy violation(s), there will be no sanctions recommended recorded. If the Hearing Panel recommends a finding of “responsible” for the policy violation(s), the Hearing Panel will recommend an appropriate sanction(s). The Hearing Officer and all Panelists will be present and available as a resource during all deliberations. The Hearing Officer is responsible for informing the Hearing Panel of applicable precedent and, after a student has been found responsible for a violation, any previous conduct violations. Upon consideration of the Hearing Panel’s recommendations, the Hearing Officer will determine the findings and sanctions for the student.

The finding and sanction(s), if applicable, will be delivered to the student(s) in writing by the Hearing Officer. The student(s) will sign the decision indicating they have received the decision.

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