60. Parking Citation Appeals Panel (Revised: 2005)
The decision as to which procedure to utilize for a grievance filed by a student shall be made solely by the university and shall be based on the fact pattern of each particular case. Each grievance shall be directed to a specific procedure and shall be accorded only one opportunity to be adjudicated unless the appeal body remands for further review.
The Parking Citation Appeals Panel exists to hear appeals as referenced in Section 55. Parking Citations.
The Panel includes the chairman, three faculty/staff members, three students, and one student alternate, all of whom shall be appointed by the Executive Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. A quorum consists of the Chairman and three members. A simple majority of those members present must approve any recommendation or ruling.
60.1 The Parking Citation Appeals Panel meets to allow customers to appeal parking citations believed to have been issued in error. Information is to be submitted to the panel either in person or in writing. The appellant may be present and should be prepared to answer any questions that members of the panel may have.
60.2 The chair sits as a hearing officer and does not take part in the vote or otherwise participate in the deliberations of the panel, except to cast the tie breaking vote. It is the duty of the chair to rule on procedural matters and the admissibility of the evidence.
60.3 The burden of proof is upon the appellant.
60.4 The appellant has the right to be represented by counsel of his or her own choosing.
60.5 All parties are afforded the opportunity for reasonable oral argument.
60.6 Immediately after hearing an appeal, the panel will go into closed session to deliberate. At the conclusion of deliberations, the panel informs the appellant of its decision.