WSR 11-05-066

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed February 14, 2011, 9:16 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal chapter 132V-120 WAC, Code of student rights and responsibilities and adopt chapter 132V-121 WAC, Code of student conduct.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(13).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To create and maintain an environment that balances freedom of expression with freedom from threats to safety, both physical and emotional. Each member of the Tacoma Community College community is obligated to act in a manner that promotes the college's mission of meaningful and relevant learning, equity and student success. The code of student conduct establishes rules governing academic and social conduct of students, including due process rights.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Elimination of the current WAC and adoption of the new WAC have been studied by various groups on campus that include students, faculty, staff and administrators. Inquiries should be addressed to Dolores M. Haugen, Director, K-12 Programs and Student Conduct, Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466, phone (253) 566-6090, fax (253) 566-6034, dhaugen@tacomacc.edu.

February 10, 2011

Mary A. Chikwinya

Vice-President for

Student Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office