(1) A party may obtain review of an initial decision by the president, by filing a written request for review with the conduct review officer within twenty-one days of service of the initial decision. That officer shall promptly forward the request to the president. If no timely request for review is filed, the initial decision shall become the final decision.
(2) The president shall not participate in any case in which he/she is a witness, has direct or personal interest, prejudice, or bias, or has previously provided significant advice or direction.
(3) During the review, the president shall give each party an opportunity to file a written statement explaining their view of the matter and shall make any inquiries to the parties which are necessary to ascertain whether the discipline should be modified or whether the proceedings should be referred to the student conduct committee for a hearing.
(4) The president shall serve a written decision on review on all parties within twenty days of the later of the filing of the request for review or any deadline for parties' explanatory statements. A request for review may be deemed to have been denied if the president does not serve a decision within those twenty days. The decision shall include a brief statement of its reasoning. The president's decision shall be the final college action in the matter, and shall include notice of any right to request reconsideration and of the right to seek judicial review under chapter 34.05
(5) If the president, upon review, determines that the respondent's conduct may warrant imposition of a dismissal or a disciplinary suspension of more than ten instructional days, he/she shall refer the matter to the student conduct committee for a disciplinary hearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
. WSR 14-11-070, § 495C-121-130, filed 5/19/14, effective 6/19/14.]