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Procedures for Appeal
1. Either the Complainant or the Respondent may initiate an appeal from the Determination. The appeal must be filed in the President's office within five working days from the date of the Determination. (If the President is involved as Complainant, Respondent, or an interested party, the appeal will be filed with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.) The appeal must be in writing and must set forth (1) the substantive reason(s) for the appeal, (2) any new information, and (3) the identity of all witnesses. A copy of the appeal must be given to the non-appealing party, who must provide a written response to the appeal to the President's office within five working days after receiving the copy of the appeal, and must set forth: (1) a response to the appeal allegations, and (2) the identity of all witnesses.
2. The President will conduct an appeal hearing to gather any additional information deemed necessary. Following the appeal hearing, the President will make a final determination, as expeditiously as possible, usually within twenty days from the date that the appeal was filed. Except as provided in paragraph 3 below, the decision of the President is final. The College will take appropriate corrective action in the event an employee or student is found to have violated this Policy, up to termination for employees or expulsion for students.
3. If the President's decision on an appeal would result in the dismissal of a Respondent who is a faculty member with continuous tenure, or an unexpired special or probationary appointment, such Respondent shall be entitled, upon written request within fourteen days of the President's decision, to have the record in the matter reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. It shall then be the responsibility of the Executive Committee to reverse, affirm, or modify the President's decision on the appeal.