Public Hearing - Rule Making Process – Revisions to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Sections 495D-121-470 to 490

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Public Hearing on proposed revisions on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The hearing will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and held in the West Building President's Board Room, W305E, and also on Zoom (see attached document for full details).

The College is proposing the changes to WAC 495D (Lake Washington Institute of Technology) as follows:

REPEALED: Proposed Sections WAC 495D-121-470 to 490
AMENDED: Proposed Sections WAC 495D-121-320 to 350, 380, 390, 410 to 460, 500, 520, 530, 540, 570, 590, 600, and 620; 495D-131-010
NEW: Proposed Sections WAC 495D-121-680 to 760

Proposed Sections WAC 495D-121-680 to 760 address the new Title IX regulations issued by the Department of Education. New sections set forth rules for Title IX allegations, discipline process, and hearing procedures.

Proposed Sections WAC 495D-121-320 to 350, 380, 390, 410 to 460, 500, 520, 530, 540, 570, 590, 600, and 620; 495D-131-010 address updates made to the student code of conduct in alignment with suggestions from the attorney general’s office including updates to: academic dishonesty, unnecessary gendered language, a new section on required medical withdrawal, and associated grammatical updates.

An overview of the proposed revisions will be provided by Dr. Ruby Hayden prior to taking comments. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on August 10, 2021. Following the hearing, Dr. Hayden will prepare a memorandum summarizing the testimony. The President’s Executive Cabinet will review the comments and written submissions. The new rule will become effective on September 18, 2021.

Comments should be directed to Dr. Ruby Hayden: ruby.hayden@lwtech.edu.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.