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GLOBAL ACADEMIC CENTER:
CONDUCT PROCESS AND PROCEDURES 2012-2013
A) Initiation of Disciplinary Process:
Upon receipt of a report or complaint concerning an alleged violation of University policies or standards applicable to student conduct, a designated (by the Site Director) officer for the Site will review the materials and initiate a student conduct action.
B) Consideration of Interim Suspension:
If, in the opinion of the Site Director (or his/her designee), a student’s behavior is deemed to present an imminent threat to the student’s safety, well-being, physical or emotional health, to the health, safety, or well-being of others, to University property, to the maintenance of public order, or to the effective continuation of the educational process, the Director may recommend an interim suspension of the student from the Site, the academic program in total or in part, or from the residential facilities pending resolution through the formal disciplinary process. The Director shall promptly make such a recommendation to the Dean of the School in which the student is enrolled, the Vice President of Student Affairs, or the Vice Provost whose approval shall be necessary. If the student is suspended from the Academic Site and/or the residential facilities, unless an exception is otherwise granted, it shall be the responsibility of the student to secure alternate accommodations while the matter is being resolved. Should the student be a visiting student, the Office of the Vice Provost reserves the right to notify the college or university in which the visiting student is permanently enrolled.
C) Review by Designated Officer:
An administrator or faculty member at the Site who has been assigned (by the Site Director) to review the case will commence an investigation by meeting with the student who is the subject of the complaint, the complainant or person who prepared the report, and other individuals believed to have been involved or to have knowledge of the matter. Based on a review of the available evidence, the designated judicial or student affairs representative shall take one of the following courses of action:
1) Informal Resolution - The Designated Officer may elect to resolve minor infractions through informal (non-judicial) interventions including, but not limited to, mediation, education, administrative, verbal warning, etc.
2) Formal Resolution – The Designated Officer may elect to resolve violations via the imposition of the following Site/Program disciplinary sanctions which shall be presented in a letter sent to the student within 7 working days of the initial meeting, if at all possible.
Site/Program Sanctions Available to the Designated Officer
• Written Warning: A notice of admonishment to the student, orally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of the conduct found wrongful, or participation in similar conduct, within a period of time stated in the warning, shall be a cause for disciplinary action.
• Restriction: Exclusion from participation in designated privileges, University activities, or rights and services for a specified period of time. May be permanent or for a designated time period.
• Site Probation: A status imposed upon the student for a designated period of time and setting forth the consequences should it be determined that the student has engaging in specified behavior during that time period.
• Persona Non Grata: Restrictions on access to designated areas of the Site or presence at designated University events and activities. May be permanent or for a designated time period.
• Relocation in Site Sponsored Housing: Mandatory reassignment from one residence hall or room to another residence hall or room.
• Restitution: Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.
• Restricted Interaction: Mandate to cease all efforts to communicate or interact with a designated member of the University community including, but not limited to, in-person conversations, telephone calls or messages, notes, cards, packages, letters, e-mail messages, or efforts to communicate through third parties or by non-verbal means. May be permanent or for a designated time period.
• Community Service: Completion of a designated task, project, or service activity intended to foster awareness, educate, or make amends for one’s misconduct
• Education: A student may be required to complete an educational experience intended to educate the student on matters associated with the incident in which he/she was involved.
• Assigning Failing Grade: Assigning a grade of F to appear on the student transcript for a particular course.
3) Referral: When an alleged behavior/violation is considered to be of such a nature that the potential appropriate disciplinary intervention may warrant the imposition of sanctions that exceed the sanctioning authority of the Designated Officer, as noted above, the matter shall be referred to either the Site Judicial Panel or the Site Director.
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