Student Discipline Panel and Committee

1. A Discipline Panel shall be elected at Academic Council at least every three years, save that the Executive Committee of the Student Union shall be entitled to make nominations under paragraph 2.2 below on an annual basis. As far as possible, retirement from the Panel should be by rotation to ensure continuity of experience.

2. The Panel shall comprise the following:

       5 nominations of Academic Council including a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson as nominated under paragraph E.5 below.

       3 nominations of the Executive Committee of the Students Union.

       1 nomination of Registrar.

       1 nomination of Director of Buildings & Estates.

       1 nomination of the Corporate Secretary.

3. When a Discipline Committee meeting is called by the Chairperson (or in their absence by the Deputy Chairperson) it shall as a minimum comprise the following members drawn from the Discipline Panel:

  • The Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson, and
  • At least one member nomination of Academic Council from the Panel and
  • At least one member nomination of the Executive Committee of the Student Union from the Panel

So far as possible, membership of the Panel and the Discipline Committee shall be gender balanced.

4. The quorum for any meeting of the Discipline Committee will be 3 and the quorum for a Hearing shall be 5. For the avoidance of doubt, a meeting of the Discipline Committee may be held by teleconference or such other electronic means as is deemed appropriate by the Chair (or in their absence by the Deputy Chair).

5.The Executive Committee of the Students Union should be entitled to nominate a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Discipline Committee from the members of the Panel nominated by Academic Council. So far as is possible, the proposed Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson should have had previous expertise either as members of the CWC or the Discipline Committee.  Should the Executive Committee of the Students Union decide not to make such nominations, then the Chairperson of Academic Council shall nominate a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson from the five nominations under paragraph 2.1 above, subject to ratification at the next scheduled meeting of Academic Council.

Extracted from the Student Rules; full details of the process can be found here

Membership of the Student Discipline Panel

5 Nominations of Academic Council

Chair

Professor Paul Callanan

 

Mr Declan Walsh

 

Professor Alastair Christie

Deputy Chair

Dr Deirdre Bennett

3 from the Executive Committee of the SU

 

Deputy President

 

Communications Officer

 

Education Officer

 

Nomination of the Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic 

Professor Liam Marnane 

Nomination of the Director of Building and Estates 

Ms Niamh McGettrick Cronin 

Nomination of the Corporate Secretary

Ms Nora Geary

 

 

Academic Affairs and Governance

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