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Regents' Policy Manual - Section 1.5: Appeals to the Board of Regents

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Adopted Date: 09-12-1996

Applicability

This policy applies to appeals of administration, faculty, student government, or hearing board decisions to the Board of Regents.

Policy

Faculty, staff, or students affected by a decision of the administration, faculty, student government, or hearing board may appeal the decision to the Board of Regents. The Board has discretion to determine whether the appeal will be considered, except for those appeals from decisions of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee which the Board is required to hear. The Board may refer appeals to a committee of the Board for recommendation as to whether the appeal should be heard.

Implementation

A person wishing to appeal a decision to the Board must submit a written petition to the Board through the President of the University. The petition must be filed within thirty (30) days from the date the decision being appealed was rendered, unless expressly provided by University policy to the contrary. The petition must describe the decision being appealed and the basis for the appeal.

In considering whether to take a discretionary appeal and in considering the appeal itself, the Board (or a committee if one is appointed to consider whether an appeal should be heard) may request written briefs, oral arguments, or both.

The Board shall render its final decision within 90 days from the date the appeal was filed unless a delay is requested by one of the parties and approved by the President of the Board. If no decision is rendered within the deadline, the appeal shall be deemed denied.

References

Other documents and policies that specifically mention appeals to the Board of Regents include, but are not necessarily limited to: Faculty Handbook Section B, Dispute Resolution Policy, Student Grievance Procedure.