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If a student feels that their side was still not heard can continue to appeal to the supervisor of
           the individual making the acquisitions all the way up to the President.  If the student still feels
           their side was not heard they can make a formal appeal to the Board of Directors (section 7f).
          f. Appeal to the Board of Directors - The student has five (5) full class days to appeal the President’s
           decision to the Board of Directors and request a formal hearing. This must be a written request
           directed to the Board Secretary.
           An appeal hearing may be conducted before the Board or a subgroup thereof consisting of at
           least three (3) members+ of the Board to be appointed by the Chairman. The hearing shall be
           informal to the extent that each side is afforded the maximum opportunity to present information
           to support or dispute the recommendation by the President without legal technicality. Hearsay is
           admissible. The President or his/her designated representative will present information in support
           of the recommendation to indefinitely suspend or expel. The student or his/her representative
           will present information to oppose the recommendation of the President. Either side may call
           witnesses and/or confront witnesses called in support or in opposition to the recommendation.
           The hearing will be conducted in a session closed to the public except for those parties
           participating in the hearing. Witnesses may be sequestered.
           The hearing will be recorded by tape or any other fashion as to provide an adequate record. The
           decision of the appeal to indefinitely suspend or expel a student will be based solely on evidence
           introduced at the hearing. The decision will be mailed in writing, or personally informed, within
           three (3) days from the date of the hearing. The decision of the appeal will state concisely the
           findings and conclusions of the decision makers
           The Board, or subgroup thereof, may be represented by counsel throughout the aforementioned
           procedures. No counsel hired by the Board may advocate or present evidence on behalf of either
           party in support of or in opposition to the recommendation.
         g. Rights at Hearing - The student charged has the following rights at a hearing: 1) to present his/
           her side of the story; 2) to present witnesses and evidence on his/her behalf; 3) to cross-examine
           witnesses presenting evidence against the student; and 4) to be represented by an advisor at the
           student’s expense. Throughout the process, the student should work with the Board Secretary or
           designee who will assure that the student understands his/her rights and the procedures involved.
          h. Advisors or Legal Counsel Representing Students in Academic or Disciplinary Hearings - Iowa Central
           Community College is making this statement available to advisors/attorneys that have been retained
           by students charged with violations of the academic or disciplinary procedures of the College so
           that the roles and purposes of these proceedings will be clear to all participants. Please note two
           advisors are permitted for the charged party. The hearings conducted by the College Judicial
           Review Board are not quasi- judicial proceedings. Therefore, advisors/counsel may be present to
           advise clients but may not actively participate by questioning witnesses, cross-examining witnesses,
           or other participants not formally addressing the Board. The role of the attorney is to advise clients
           and assist them in performing such questioning. The presiding officer of the Board will determine
           whether offered evidence is admissible, but the Rules of Evidence will not be applied. Both written
           and oral testimony may be used. The standard for admission of evidence is that “which reasonable
           prudent persons are accustomed to rely on in the conduct of their serious affairs.” Determination
           standard is preponderance of the evidence. Students who are involved in these hearings will be
           provided with the complete policy and procedure statement of the College.
       8. Disciplinary Records: If disciplinary action is taken against a student under the procedures outlined
       above and a sanction imposed, a record of the action will be kept by the Vice President of Enrollment
       Management  &  Student  Development.  Record  of  nonacademic  disciplinary  sanctions  will  not,
       however, appear on the charged student’s transcript but a copy may be maintained in the student’s
       file. Disciplinary actions are part of the education records of the student and consequently are not
       available for public disclosure or discussion. The College will not disclose information outside the
       College relating to the student’s nonacademic disciplinary record, except as allowed by law or when
       prior written permission from the student has been received.
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