Each University of Washington campus shall have its own university disciplinary committee. The university disciplinary committees shall consist of a nonvoting chair, three voting faculty members, and three voting student members. The committees shall be maintained for the purpose of providing hearings for disciplinary actions that have been initiated by the deans or, at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, the dean or director of the program in which a student is enrolled, the vice-president and vice-provost for student life at the University of Washington Seattle campus, the chancellors of the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, or their delegates.
|(1)||The president of the University
of Washington Seattle campus and the chancellors of the University of
Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses shall designate a member of the
faculty or administration to serve as chair of each respective university
disciplinary committee for a term of one year. All chairs may be reappointed
for consecutive terms.
|(a)||The chairs shall ensure that all
procedural safeguards and guidelines are followed. Accordingly, the chairs
shall decide all procedural questions that arise in relation to hearings,
including rulings on evidence (as defined in WAC 478-120-095(3))
and challenges to the impartiality of committee members. The chairs shall have
the discretion to regulate all aspects of the proceedings.
|(b)||The chairs shall take whatever steps are necessary
to ensure that hearings are conducted in a safe and orderly manner.
|(2)||The three voting faculty members of
each university disciplinary committee shall be selected at random from the
faculty senate at the University of Washington Seattle, or at the University of
Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, their respective faculty assembly or
organization to serve one-year terms. Voting faculty members may not be
reappointed to consecutive terms.
|(a)||Panels of eligible faculty
members shall be randomly selected to serve on the committees in the order in
which they were selected, except that at the University of Washington Seattle
each faculty member of the committees must represent a different faculty senate
|(b)||Faculty members must have been members of the
faculty for at least one year and hold the position of assistant professor or
higher in order to be eligible to serve as voting members of the university
|(3)||The three voting student members of
the university disciplinary committees shall be selected at random from each
student body to serve one-year terms. Student members of the committees may
not be reappointed.
|(a)||Panels of eligible students shall be selected
randomly from the entire full-time student body to serve as committee members
or alternates in the order in which they were selected, except that at the
University of Washington Seattle one member must be a professional or graduate
student and the other two members must represent different undergraduate
|(b)||To be eligible to serve on the university
disciplinary committees, students must be full-time and in good standing with
|(4)||In addition to the chairs, a quorum
shall be two faculty members and two student members. The chairs shall select
alternates from the panels of eligible faculty or students as needed to produce
|(5)||Committee members may be disqualified
from a particular hearing for bias, prejudice, conflict of interest, or any
other reason which may prevent him or her from serving as an impartial judge
of the matter before the committees.
|(a)||Committee members may excuse themselves for any
of the causes set forth in this section by submitting a written statement to
the appropriate committee chair stating facts and reasons for the
|(b)||A student before any of the university disciplinary
committees may challenge the impartiality of a committee member by written
petition. The appropriate chair shall determine whether to grant the petition
and excuse the committee member from the case, and shall state the facts and
reasons for that determination in writing.
|(c)||Any person who has been delegated the authority
to initiate disciplinary proceedings is disqualified from serving as a member
of the university disciplinary committees.
|(6)||The appropriate chair may relieve a
member of his or her university disciplinary committee from serving on that
committee for a particular case, for a specific period of time, or for the
rest of the year after the member submits a written request to the
|(7)||Members of the university disciplinary committees shall begin their terms on the first day of classes of winter quarter. Those terms shall expire on the first day of classes of the next winter quarter, except that cases in process shall be continued until a decision is reached. The new panels of committee members shall be identified by the outgoing chairs, or by the person designated by the appropriate chair, through random procedures established by the chair.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and University of Washington Board of Regents Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 10-23-039, § 478-120-085, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.10.900 through.28B.10.903. 07-23-068, § 478-120-085, filed 11/19/07, effective 12/20/07; 96-10-051, § 478-120-085, filed 4/29/96, effective 5/30/96.]