ERIC Number: ED027005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Right of Notice and Hearing, "Due Process," and Related Constitutional Rights of Students.
Witmer, David R.
Opinions about due process as it applies to the contemporary college campus range from the extreme view that due process as defined and practiced in U.S. courts of criminal law should be followed on college campuses to the opposite extreme that an educational community must evolve its own "due process" in light of campus objectives and traditions. Reviewing relevant court decisions, the author feels that the following guidelines approach an equitable middle ground. The student must be: (1) given notice of the charges against him and the grounds that, if proven, would justify his expulsion or suspension; (2) given the names of eyewitnesses against him and a report on the facts to which witnesses testified; (3) given a hearing (public if he requests) and the opportunity to confront witnesses against him and to present evidence in his defense; (4) notified of the time, place, and date of the hearing and allowed sufficient time to prepare a defense; (5) disciplined by a duly-established body operating under regular procedures; and (6) furnished a report of the findings and results of the hearing for his inspection. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Board of Regents of State Universities, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin