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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-120 WAC: Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington

WAC 478-120-105: Administrative review by the faculty appeal board.


(1) The faculty appeal board may conduct administrative review when exceptional circumstances do not exist or the student has not requested a formal hearing. When the faculty appeal board determines that administrative review is appropriate, the chair shall notify all parties of that decision. The notice to the parties shall include a statement of:

  (a) The allegations of misconduct against the student;

  (b) The sanctions that were recommended by the initiating officer or the university disciplinary committee, if any;

  (c) A date by which any voluntarily submitted written briefs or statements must be submitted.

(2) When the faculty appeal board conducts an administrative review, the board may base its review on:

  (a) All documents and any recordings considered by the initiating officer or the university disciplinary committee; or

  (b) Oral and/or written argument of both parties; or

  (c) Additional evidence.

(3) At the conclusion of its review, the faculty appeal board shall enter an order. An initial order may be appealed and a final order may not be appealed, except that final orders of dismissal shall be reviewed by the president or the president's delegate. The student shall be provided with a written order which shall include a written statement of the board's decision within ten days of the conclusion of the review and information on rights of appeal, if any. In a case involving an alleged sexual offense, both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of the review. In a case where the student is a minor, the board's decision may be reported to the student's parents or legal guardian at the discretion of the chair of the faculty appeal board.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.10.900 through 28B.10.903. 96-10-051, § 478-120-105, filed 4/29/96, effective 5/30/96.]