E-1 Due Process (1977, revised 2013)
Dental School Admin Policies and Student Government
The American Student Dental Association endorses the concept of due process for dental students in U.S. CODA-accredited dental schools. Dental schools should develop and publicize a clear definition of its procedures for the evaluation, advancement and graduation of students to its faculty and students.
Dental school due process procedures should encompass the following:
- Hearings should include student members. No student or faculty member involved in the case should be allowed to be a member of the judicial body.
- The accused student should be informed of charges and be given adequate time to prepare for the hearing. The content of all charges against the student should be clearly outlined.
- The student charged must be given the opportunity to select an advisor of his or her choice for assisting in his or her defense.
- The burden of proof must rest upon the party bringing the charge.
- The student charged must be given the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses and to hear and question adverse witnesses.
- All matters upon which the decision is based should be entered as evidence before the judicial body.
- The student has the right to appeal the decision of the judicial body.