7. Appeal Process
Each party has the right to submit a written appeal to the Dean of the College within 10 days of being notified of the Hearing Panel's decision. Appeals may be filed on grounds of relevant, substantive and new information not available at the time of the hearing, alleged bias of the Chair or members of the Hearing Panel, or material procedural error. Within 7 days of receiving the appeal, the Dean of the College or his/her designee will determine whether the grounds for appeal have been met and notify the parties. The party that did not initiate the appeal will have 7 days to submit a written response. Within 14 days of receiving this written response, (a) the appeal will be reviewed by a three person panel ("the Appeal Panel") consisting of the Dean of the College or his/her designee and two members of the Grievance Board who did not participate in the initial hearing; and (b) the Appeal Panel will notify the parties in writing of the outcome of the appeal.
The appeal is not a de novo review and will be based on the materials submitted by the parties and the record of the original hearing. Each party has the right to submit a written appeal of the findings or the sanctions to the Dean of the College within 10 days of being notified of the Hearing Panel's decision. If new and substantive evidence has arisen, the appeal panel can remand the case to the original hearing panel for reconsideration and a new determination. Both parties will be informed in writing of the outcome of any appeal within three days of the conclusion of the appeals review. Appeal decisions by the Appeal Panel are final.