Texas Tech University

Office of Student Conduct Hearing Panel

Charge

The Office of Student Conduct Hearing Panel will conduct disciplinary Panel Hearings. The Panel will be composed of a pool full-time faculty members, full-time students, full-time staff, and Administrative Hearing officers.

Appointment

The Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct will appoint Hearing Panel members from recommendations received through standard procedures. Upon recommendation, faculty members will be invited to participate in an application process, prior to appointment. Upon completion of the application process, faculty members will be appointed by the Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct. Each member will be appointed for a single one-year term by the Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct. Members may be re-appointed for consecutive one-year terms, but must complete the Hearing Panel training each year.

Operating Procedures

The Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct will be responsible for assembling and training the Hearing Panel annually. The Hearing Panel adheres to operating procedures in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. The Hearing Panel will conduct disciplinary hearings in referred cases. 

Membership

The Hearing Panel Pool will consist of at least 6 students, 6 faculty, 6 staff members, and 6 Administrative Hearing Officers. For each Panel Hearing, a panel of three (3) members will be chosen from the available pool by the Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct, or designee. The Hearing Panel will usually be comprised of one student, one faculty member, and one staff member or Administrative Hearing Officer. Availability may determine a different composition for the Panel. In cases involving Part I, section B.1 (Academic Misconduct), the Hearing Panel will be comprised only of students and faculty. In cases involving Part I, section B.2 (Actions against Members of the University Community and Others), or other sensitive issues, the Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct will appoint three Administrative Hearing Officers for the Panel.