The accused may appeal all or any part of the decision of the Senior Administrator with respect to the administrative and disciplinary action to be taken against the accused as prescribed in Part III. The accused shall serve upon the Provost a petition, in writing, for an appeal within ten (10) days after the accused receives notice of the decision of the Senior Administrator. The petition must state and be limited to procedural errors committed during the investigation process prescribed in Part III. No additional or new evidence may be introduced into the record on appeal.
The Provost, in his or her discretion, shall have the power to affirm, reverse, or modify the decision of the Senior Administrator. The Provost shall base his or her decision upon the petition, the record of the formal investigation conducted by the committee, and the committee's report of the formal investigation. The Provost's decision shall be final.