III. Definitions:

  1. Academic Misconduct: includes, but is not limited to, the definition found in the Student Code of Conduct, Article II, Paragraphs 1-4.
  2. Business days: weekdays that the technical college administrative offices are open.
  3. Hearing Body: any person or persons authorized by the president of a technical college to provide a hearing as provided in this procedure.
  4. Member of the technical college community: any person who is a student, faculty member, technical college official or any other person/s involved with the technical college community or employed by the technical college.
  5. Policy: the written regulations of the technical college as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Students Handbook(s), Residence Hall Handbook(s), Technical College Catalog(s), the Technical College Policy Manual, and the Policy Manual approved by the State Board for the Technical College System of Georgia.
  6. Student: all persons taking courses at the technical college full-time, part-time, dual enrollment, joint enrollment, non-credit and credit. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the technical college are considered “students.”
  7. Student Organization: any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for technical college recognition.
  8. Technical college: any college within the Technical College System of Georgia.
  9. Technical college official: any person employed by the technical college, performing assigned administrative responsibilities on a part- time, full-time, or adjunct basis.
  10. Premises: all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the technical college (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).