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Supplemental Disciplinary Procedures

The Administrative Board has adopted the following supplementary provisions for disciplinary proceedings in addition to the procedures contained in the Handbook of Academic Policies

1. The Board ordinarily discloses evidence in its possession that will be presented for or against a student a reasonable time before the hearing. If the complainant is a student, the complainant or his or her counsel is ordinarily expected to disclose evidence to be presented against the subject of the proceeding a reasonable time before the hearing. The subject of the proceeding or his or her counsel ordinarily is expected to disclose evidence to be presented in his or behalf to the Board and, if the complainant is a student, to the complainant, a reasonable time before the proceeding. In exceptional circumstances, the chairperson of the Board may qualify the obligation of disclosure, in which case the evidence not disclosed is summarized or described so far as practicable without compromising the justification for nondisclosure.

2. At the outset of a hearing, the chairperson states the charge against the student, who is then given an opportunity personally to make a statement to the Board. After the student has completed her/his statement, members of the Board may question the student. When the Board has no further questions, counsel for the student may ask questions for the purpose of expanding or clarifying answers previously given, but not simply to repeat or restate answers previously given. If the complainant is a student, when counsel for the subject of the proceeding has no further questions, counsel for the complainant may ask questions for the purpose of qualifying or clarifying answers previously given, but not simply to repeat questions previously asked. Members of the Board may interrupt questioning by counsel at any time to ask additional questions.

3. After the questioning of the student is completed, other witnesses are asked to give evidence in an order to be determined by the Board.

4. The Board does not ordinarily entertain objections to a question on grounds of irrelevance or immateriality. The Board may ask a witness or counsel to restrict testimony to matters that it deems relevant and material. The Board entertains objections to a question or line of testimony on the ground that it is offensive, may unreasonably invade the privacy of the person questioned, or may unreasonably embarrass or shame the person questioned or another person.

5. In compelling circumstances, the Board may require the student or, if the complainant is a student, the complainant to listen to and watch the testimony of another student by closed-circuit television. The person so required will be given an opportunity to consult with his or her counsel before counsel questions the witness.

6. After all evidence has been received, the complainant, if s/he is a student, and the subject of the proceeding may make a closing statement of not more than ten minutes, the complainant speaking first. After the complainant and the subject of the proceeding have spoken, counsel for the complainant and the subject of the proceeding may make closing statements of not more than ten minutes, counsel for the complainant speaking first.

7. The Board may modify the preceding provisions as circumstances require.