Student Handbook

UWS 14.15 Academic Misconduct Hearing Committee

Institutional Option.

The Chancellor of each institution, in consultation with faculty, academic staff, and student representatives, shall adopt policies providing for the establishment of a student academic misconduct hearing committee or designation of a hearing examiner to fulfill the responsibilities of the academic misconduct hearing committee in this chapter.

  1. A student academic misconduct hearing committee shall consist of at least 3 persons, including a student or students, and the presiding officer shall be appointed by the Chancellor. The presiding officer and at least one other member shall constitute a quorum at any hearing held pursuant to due notice. At the UW-Whitewater the Academic Misconduct Hearing Committee shall consist of five members: three faculty members and two student members. The chair of the hearing committee shall be a faculty member appointed by the Chancellor. The three faculty members shall be appointed from persons recommended to the Chancellor by the Faculty Senate. The two student members shall be appointed from four persons recommended to the Chancellor by the Student Senate. All hearings shall follow procedures consistent with those outlined in Chapter UWS 14. Any faculty or student member involved in the case is disqualified from setting on the committee in that case. Any other committee member who cannot render impartial judgment in the case shall disqualify him/herself.
  2. A hearing examiner shall be selected by the chancellor from the faculty and staff of the institution.

History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.