Article V: Judicial Policies
A student’s permanent academic record is their official Parkland College transcript. Expulsion is the only disciplinary record that will be added to the student’s Parkland College transcript.
Students may request to have their disciplinary records expunged under the conditions listed below. Expungement shall be at the sole discretion of the Dean of Students or Vice President for Student Services and shall require the entire record to be expunged or none of it to be expunged (i.e. no partial expungements shall be allowed).
*This process language was adapted from Western Michigan University https://wmich.edu/conduct/expunge-conduct-record
5. In each case in which a Student Conduct Committee determines that a student has violated the Student Conduct Code, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the Student Conduct Advisor. The recommendation of all members of the Student Conduct Committee shall be considered by the Student Conduct Advisor in determining sanctions. The Student Conduct Advisor is not limited to sanctions recommended by members of the Student Conduct Committee.
a. A copy of the charges.
2. This final report should be delivered to the complainant, the respondent, the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, the Dean of Students, and the Vice President of Student Services.
1. A decision reached by the Student Conduct Committee or a sanction imposed by the Student Conduct Advisor may be appealed by accused students or complainants to an Appellate Board within 10 school days of the decision. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Dean of Students or the Student Conduct Advisor. A student utilizing this student conduct hearing appeal process is restricted from using the Student Grievance hearing process for the same occurrence. The student may only use the Student Grievance process for issues unrelated to the current conduct process and circumstances/actions leading up to it.
2. The Appellate Board is selected by the Vice President for Student Services to the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Members of the pool appointed to the Student Conduct Committee are only eligible to serve on the Appellant Board if they did not serve on the Student Conduct Committee during the initial hearing.
3. Except as required to explain the basis of new evidence, an appeal shall be limited to review of the verbatim record of the initial hearing and supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes.
4. If an appeal is upheld by the Appellate Board, the matter shall be remanded to the original Student Conduct Committee and Student Conduct Advisor for reopening of the hearing to allow reconsideration of the original determination and/or sanction(s).
5. In cases involving appeals by students accused of violating the Student Conduct Code, review of the sanction by the Appellate Board may not result in more severe sanction(s) for the accused student.
6. The decision of the Appellate Board is final.
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