College Policies at College of San Mateo - Step 4: Appeal to the President
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Step 4: Decision
  1. Committee Recommendation: Within 5 days following the close of the hearing, the Grievance Committee shall prepare and send to the Vice President, Instruction a written decision. The decision shall include specific factual findings regarding the grievance, and shall include specific conclusions regarding whether a grievance has been established as defined above. The decision shall be based only on the record of the hearing, and not on matter outside of that record. The record consists of the original grievance, any written response, and the oral and written evidence produced at the hearing. In the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith or incompetency (according to Education Code 76224) the grade issued by the instructor may not be changed.
  2. A written notice of the Vice President’s decision shall be provided to the student within ten days of receipt of the Grievance Committee’s recommendation. The decision of the Vice President, Instruction, is final.

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