Our commitment to undertaking a comprehensive review of the University’s student conduct process took another important step forward today when we announced formation of a 15-member task force that will examine the entire conduct process.
I want to thank Professor Craig Hemmens for agreeing to chair this far-reaching effort and express my thanks in advance to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors representing WSU campuses statewide who comprise the task force.
Our goal going forward is simple: We will revise our student conduct process as needed to reflect best practices nationally.
The task force’s work is expected to take three to four months to … » More …
(President Schulz sent this message via email to WSU faculty, staff, and students November 18.)
In light of Wednesday’s ruling by Whitman County Superior Court that granted a temporary stay of the University’s suspension of student Robert Barber, we already have launched a detailed review of other recent student conduct cases.
More specifically, we are examining cases in which the conduct board did not retain a record of the questions students charged with violating the Standards of Conduct for Students asked during a hearing. This was the sole basis of the Superior Court’s decision on Wednesday.
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(President Schulz sent this message via email to faculty, staff, and students November 10.)
Dear University Community,
As many of you know, we launched an independent review of our student conduct process on October 28 after community organizations and individuals raised concerns about alleged racial and ethnic bias against students in recent decisions made by the Student Conduct Boards.
As our review process moves forward, I invite you to share your comments and suggestions regarding our current conduct procedures. What works? What doesn’t work? If you could make one change to the existing processes, what would it be?
(President Schulz read the statement below at the beginning of the public comment period at the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 4, 2016.)
Good Morning. Thank you for coming out today to share your views with the Washington State University Regents and the rest of our leadership team.
One of the great strengths of our University is that we have passionate alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff—they all care deeply about Washington State University. I’ve appreciated and valued that Cougar passion from day one—it drives us to greatness and it drives us to do the right thing.
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