Judicial Policies Definitions

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  1. The term CCSNH colleges means all Community College System of New Hampshire Colleges and NHTI, Concord’s Community College.
  2. The term student includes all persons taking credit or non-credit courses at the CCSNH colleges. This includes both full-time or part-time, and those persons pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies; those who attend post-secondary educational institutions other than CCSNH colleges; those who are residing in CCSNH colleges residence halls; and those persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the CCSNH colleges.
  3. The term faculty member refers to any person hired by the CCSNH colleges to conduct educational activities.
  4. The term CCSNH college official includes any person employed by any of the CCSNH colleges performing assigned administrative and/or other professional responsibilities.
  5. The term member of the CCSNH college community includes any person who is a student, faculty member, CCSNH college official, or any other person employed by the CCSNH colleges. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the President of the CCSNH college involved.
  6. The term CCSNH college premises includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of, or owned, used, or controlled by the CCSNH colleges (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
  7. The term organization refers to any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for CCSNH colleges (recognition/registration).
  8. The term judicial body means any CCSNH college official or committee authorized by the Student Code of Conduct to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct and to recommend or impose sanctions.
  9. The term Judicial Advisor means an CCSNH college official authorized by the CCSNH college’s Leadership Team to coordinate and monitor the judicial process. The Judicial Advisor’s role will include but not be limited to monitoring the judicial bodies and proceedings; advising judicial bodies and students/individuals on appropriate or alternative courses of action; reviewing requests for judicial appeals; and ensuring consistency with the application of sanctions.
  10. The term appellate body means any person or persons authorized to consider an appeal arising from a judicial body’s determination that a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct or arising from the sanctions imposed by the Judicial Body.
  11. The term shall is used in the imperative sense.
  12. The term may is used in the permissive sense.
  13. The Vice President of Student Affairs or designee is the person designated by the CCSNH college’s President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code of Conduct.
  14. The term policy is defined as the written regulations of the CCSNH colleges as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Residence Life Handbook, Undergraduate Catalogs, Board of Trustees Policy Manual, Student Handbook, and Departmental Guidelines.
  15. For the purpose of the Student Code of Conduct, a class day is defined as any day (Monday through Friday) that is part of the normal administrative workweek when the CCSNH colleges are in session.
  16. More likely than not: Greater weight of evidence in terms of credibility; more convincing than an opposite point of view.

 

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