WSR 09-02-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed January 2, 2009, 1:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing chapter 172-120 WAC and adopting chapter 172-121 WAC to revise the standards of conduct for students. These rules constitute a major revision in the content and organization of the student conduct code for Eastern Washington University (EWU) which are more easily implemented by repealing the existing conduct code and adopting the new chapter.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are a revision to existing student conduct rules. These rules will clarify EWU requirements for student conduct. Rules will also streamline the hearing, disciplinary, and appeals processes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Trent Lutey, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, Eastern Washington University, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, phone (509) 359-6233, and e-mail tlutey@ewu.edu. A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.

January 2, 2009

Trent Lutey

University Policy Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office