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B. Composition of Hearing Committees

A group of students, faculty and professional staff members will be identified as individuals eligible to serve as members of the Hearing Committee and Appeals Board.

  1. A hearing by the Hearing Committee may be conducted by two students and one faculty or professional staff member in all cases except those arising from charges of sexual/physical aggressive/violent behavior (specifically, charge #s C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4, C.8, C.9, C10, E.1, AND F.3). This group of three will be selected from the larger pool of identified eligible to serve individuals as described above (IV.B.1). This group of three will constitute a quorum and may hear an individual case.  In all cases arising from charges of sexual/physical aggressive/violent behavior (specifically, charge #s C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4,C.8, C.9, C10, E.1, AND F.3), the Hearing Committee shall be comprised of five members, 2 of whom will be students.  This group of five will constitute a quorum and may hear an individual case.
  2. 2. The Academic Integrity Committee is a panel of faculty and students, plus a nonvoting chair appointed by the provost. The faculty and students are recruited each semester by the chair, to ensure that an adequate number of members are available across the various days and times of the week. The chair shall attempt to include faculty from each school and conservatory whenever possible. The Purchase Student Government Association shall assist the chair in recruiting student members of the panel. From the membership of the committee, the chair shall select a panel of two faculty members and one student to hear any given case.
  3. In cases other than those arising from violation of Standards of Academic Integrity, the Appeals Board quorum will consist of one student, one faculty and one professional staff and will be selected from the identified pool of individuals eligible to serve as described above (IV.B.1). At no time will an Appeals Board member include an individual who was a member of the initial hearing body for the case for which an appeal is being considered, or as a member of a subsequent hearing committee if a request for appeal is successful.

Updated March 14, 2013

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