(1) A student wishing to exercise the rights set forth in WAC 132R-190-090
shall first discuss with the dean of enrollment services the nature of the corrective action sought by the student.
(2) If the informal proceedings required in subsection (1) of this section fail to resolve the student's challenge, the student may file with the public records officer provided for in chapter 132R-175
WAC a written request for a hearing (brief adjudicative proceeding pursuant to chapter 132R-02
(3) Within a reasonable time after submission of a request for hearing, the president or his or her designee will appoint a hearing officer. The hearing officer may not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing.
(a) The hearing officer shall conduct a hearing concerning the student's request for corrective action within a reasonable time and shall reasonably in advance of the hearing notify the student of the date, time and place of the hearing.
(b) The student may, at his or her expense, be represented by one or more individuals of his or her choice at the hearing.
(c) The student and the college shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised in the original request for the hearing. A record shall be made of the hearing by means satisfactory to the college.
(d) Within ten days of the completion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall provide the parties with a written decision based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing. The decision will include a summary of the evidence presented and the reasons for the decision. The decision shall be binding upon the college and the student.
(4) If the education records are held to be accurate, or not misleading or in violation of the student's right of privacy, the college will notify the student of his or her right to place in the record a statement commenting on the challenged information and/or a statement setting forth the reasons for disagreeing with the decision. Such statement will be maintained as part of the student's education records as long as the contested portion is maintained and must be disclosed if the college discloses the contested portion of the record.
(5) If information in the education record is held to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's right of privacy, the college will amend the record and so notify the student in writing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 03-15-063, § 132R-190-100, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
. WSR 94-07-019, § 132R-190-100, filed 3/8/94, effective 4/8/94; Order 76-9, § 132R-190-100, filed 3/9/76.]