Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 6: College Committees & Advisory Councils

06:25:00   Institutional Review Board

Purpose

The Institutional Review Board’s primary purpose is to hear appeals from decisions that deny or revoke a Tennessee Lottery Scholarship recipient’s eligibility to decide the continuation or revocation of a lottery scholarship award. Appeal decisions determined by the Board shall be based on non-academic reasons. The Board shall not rule on the student’s appeal based on reasons for a HOPE grade point average below the minimum for continuation.

No official who renders a decision to deny or revoke a lottery scholarship award shall participate in the appeal process for the same applicant or recipient. The Board may reinstate the student’s award without a hearing and shall make such determination within 14 calendar days. If the Board determines a hearing is required, the Board shall hear the appeal no later than 14 days after the student properly files an appeal. A decision shall be rendered no later than seven days after the appeal is heard, except where exigent circumstances exist. A recipient’s appeal can only be considered for medical or personal reasons and must be properly documented.

Membership

 The Board shall be comprised of five members, which shall be appointed by the President:

  1. Faculty, Chair
  2. Dean of the Library
  3. Director of Financial Aid
  4. Director of Scholarship Programs
  5. Faculty
  6. Student

 



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Revision History: Implemented: Nov. 2005; Feb. 2007; July 2008; March 2011; June 2013; Sept. 2014; Edited Aug. 2019