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For faculty and staff, sanctions could range from warning, reprimand, suspension with or without pay, demotion, or termination of employment, and may include such other forms of disciplinary action as appropriate under applicable College procedures, handbooks/manuals, or contracts. If a final decision imposes disciplinary action which constitutes termination of college personnel entitled to the hearing/ judicial review procedures of Iowa Code chapter 279, such procedures shall be followed as required by law. Sanctions may also include protective measures regarding the complainant, including no-contact orders or changes in arrangement to academic or working situations. The College will also consider providing remedies for the broader campus community, as may be necessary to remedy the effects of the Sexual Misconduct. 4. Timeframe In most cases, the complaint resolution process will be concluded within sixty (60) days after the complainant makes the official report. However, if circumstances are such that the process will not be rendered in this time-frame for good cause, the parties will be so advised in writing and provided a general time-frame for the conclusion of the process. In regards to internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings regarding Sexual Misconduct, the above-discussed standards shall apply. Moreover, a respondent, regardless of the extent to which he or she may be involved in such investigations and proceedings, may seek redress in other appropriate forums. No person shall be subject to retaliation by any member of the College community because of his or her involvement in the above-discussed internal investigations and proceedings or because that person has exercised his or her rights under any provision of Title IX or the SaVE Act. The College President, and/or designee, may enact additional procedures and regulations that may be necessary from time-to-time to ensure the SaVE Act is consistently adhered to by the College and its community. Former Students, Former Employees, or Third Parties If any party or parties are not under the full jurisdiction of the College (for example, former students, former employees, or other third parties), the College will conduct an investigation to the extent reasonably possible. In these situations, the College will endeavor to provide coequal rights and notifications to the parties, but may reasonably tailor the procedures to the circumstances. If a finding of Sexual Misconduct is made, the College may impose sanctions appropriate for the situation, such as a no readmission sanction, a no-rehire sanction, or a no trespass/no-contact order. Interplay with Criminal Proceedings College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against an individual charged with Sexual Misconduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (that is, if both possible violations result from the same factual situation) without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. College proceedings may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings at the discretion of the Title IX/Equity Coordinator. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Policy will not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of college rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant. College conduct proceedings are separate from criminal or civil litigation. Formal rules of process, procedure, and/or technical rules of evidence, such as those applied in criminal or civil court, are not used by the College. Title IX/Equity Coordinator The College’s Title IX/Equity Coordinator or his/her designee (“Title IX Coordinator”) coordinates the College’s response to reports of Sexual Misconduct under this policy. The Title IX Coordinator does not serve as an advocate for either the complainant or the respondent. The Title IX Coordinator will explain to both parties the informal and formal processes and the provisions of confidentiality. Where appropriate, the Title IX Coordinator will provide to both parties information on options for obtaining advocacy, medical and counseling services, and making criminal reports, and will assist with providing information on other resources. The Title IX Coordinator will coordinate with other campus officials to take appropriate interim actions such as no contact orders and academic accommodations. The Title IX Coordinator is trained and knowledgeable about enforcement, compliance, communication, and implementation of the College’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy. The Title IX Coordinators’ contact information is as follows: Title IX/Equity Coordinator (for employees) Sandy Bruns Phone: 712-324-5061, Ext. 113 Email: sandy@nwicc.edu Title IX/Equity Coordinator (for students) Beth Frankenstein Phone: 712-324-5061, Ext. 242 Email bfrankenstein@nwicc.edu 41 College Information


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