112 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 2018–2019 Appeals Committee Hearing Process • The chair will convene the hearing with only committee members present. • The chair will advise the committee members of the violation(s) and the program decision, review the evidence, respond to any questions, and provide opportunity for preliminary discussions. • The chair will call the student into the hearing room and introduce the student to the committee members. • The student will have an opportunity to present his or her appeal, provide statements, summarize his or her position, and respond to any questions from the committee members. • The chair will then dismiss the student from the hearing. • Witnesses will be called individually by the committee and questioned without the student being present. • Witnesses may be asked to remain outside the hearing room for later recall or may be dismissed at the committee’s discretion. • The committee members will render a decision on the student’s appeal by a majority vote of the voting members in attendance. The committee may delay the vote if it determines that additional information or facts are needed before a vote. Note: At the discretion of the committee, the chair of the respective program Committee on Student Progress and/or the respective program chair/director may also be called during the hearing. Notification of the Appeals Committee Decision The decision of the committee will be forwarded in writing by the chair to the student by certified mail to his or her last official address or hand delivered with receipt. Copies will be delivered to the department chair or designee. All decisions of the Appeals Committee will be final and binding. No further option for appeal will be considered. Behavioral Standards Dress Code Students must maintain a neat and clean appearance befitting students attending a professional program. Therefore, attire should convey a professional appearance whenever the student is on campus or at any off-campus educational site. The dress code is to be maintained at all times in the Administration Building, classrooms, laboratories, and all areas involved in providing patient care. Additionally, the dress code is in force Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the library and in other areas not mentioned above. Those failing to comply may be dismissed from the classroom and/or campus. A written warning describing the infraction will be entered into the student’s file.