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WAC 495C-121-010

Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply for the purposes of this student conduct code, chapter 495C-121 WAC:
(1) "College" means Clover Park Technical College, College District Twenty-nine.
(2) "College facilities" includes all campuses of the college, wherever located, and all land, buildings, vehicles, equipment, and other real and personal property which are owned, leased, used, or controlled by the college.
(3) "Committee" and "student conduct committee" means the committee which is formed under WAC 495C-121-140 and which hears the matters specified in WAC 495C-121-110.
(4) "Conduct review officer" is the vice president of student services or other college administrator designated by the president to be responsible for receiving and then either reviewing or referring an appeal of student disciplinary action in accordance with WAC 495C-121-110 and following sections of this chapter. The president may reassign any and all of the conduct review officer's responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as he/she deems appropriate.
(5) "Day" means a calendar day, except that when a "business day" is specified, business day means a weekday, excluding weekends and college holidays.
(6) "Disciplinary action" is the process by which the student conduct officer, or the committee upon a referral, imposes discipline against a student for violation of WAC 495C-121-050. Disciplinary action does not include instructional decisions and actions which are under the authority of faculty members and instructional administrators, such as determinations of academic credit and grading; any such determinations, and any review or appeal of these, are outside the scope of this chapter.
(7) "Disciplinary appeal" is the process by which an aggrieved student can appeal discipline, as provided in WAC 495C-121-110 through 495C-121-180.
(8) "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act" and "FERPA" mean the law and regulations known by those names (20 U.S.C. §1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99).
(9) "Filing" is delivery of a document to the college official who is designated under this chapter to receive it for the purpose of review of a disciplinary action. Unless otherwise provided, filing shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to that official or the official's assistant during regular office hours; or
(b) Sending the document both by first class mail postage prepaid to the official's office and by email to his/her college email address.
(10) "Includes" and "including" means contained as part of a larger described whole or grouping, but these terms are not a limitation and mean "but not limited to."
(11) "President" is the president of the college. The president may delegate any of his or her responsibilities under this chapter as he/she deems appropriate.
(12) "Respondent" is the student against whom disciplinary action is initiated.
(13) "Service" is the delivery of a document or copy of a document to a party. Unless otherwise provided, service upon a party shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to the party; or
(b) Sending the document both by first class and/or certified mail postage prepaid to the party's last known address and by email to the email address shown in the college's records.
Service is deemed complete either upon hand delivery or when the document has been both deposited in the mail and emailed.
(14) "Student" includes all persons taking courses at or through the college, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether such courses are credit courses, noncredit courses, online courses, or otherwise. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college, or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students."
(15) "Student conduct officer" is a college administrator designated by the president or vice president of student services to be responsible for investigating allegations of student misconduct and taking disciplinary action as provided in WAC 495C-121-100. The president or vice president of student services may reassign any of the student conduct officer's responsibilities under this chapter as he/she deems appropriate.
(16) "Vice president of student services" is the position which reports directly to the president and which the president assigns overall operational responsibility for this chapter. The president may reassign, or the vice president may delegate, any such responsibility as he/she deems appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 14-11-070, § 495C-121-010, filed 5/19/14, effective 6/19/14.]
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