PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
[Filed August 4, 2021, 4:01 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Central Washington University intends to adopt rules establishing an administrative withdrawal policy and appeal procedures for students who are incapacitated or who, with or without reasonable accommodations, are unable or unwilling to participate in the educational program without risking harm to themselves or others or substantially disrupting the educational environment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120
; and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), chapter 34.05
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rules would provide for a nondisciplinary, nondiscriminatory procedure, with notice and appeal rights, for administratively withdrawing a student who is incapacitated or who is unable with reasonable accommodations to participate safely in the educational program.
Process for Developing New Rule: Initial review and drafting by an ad hoc campus policy committee, followed by review through normal university policy review procedures, notices in campus publications, APA notice and public comment procedures, and final approval by board of trustees.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kimberly J. Dawson, Office of the President, Central Washington University, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501, phone 509-963-2111, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4, 2021
Kimberly J. Dawson