For more information on how Investigating Officers and Hearing Officers are appointed, please see Section C.2.(a)-(c) of the Code of Student Conduct.
(a) An Investigating Officer is appointed for a term of up to three years by the Principal, Dean or Director ("head") of each faculty, college or school ("Division"), after consultation with the elected student leader or leaders of the Division. Investigating Officers hold office until their successors are appointed.
(b) A Hearing Officer is appointed for a term of up to three years by the council of each Division. Hearing Officers hold office until their successors are appointed.
(c) If the Investigating Officer is unable to conduct an investigation, or the Hearing Officer is unable to conduct a hearing, or where the head of the Division believes on reasonable grounds that the appointed officer is inappropriate to conduct the particular investigation or chair a particular hearing, then the head of the division will seek an appointment from the central pool for that particular case. If the head of the Division intends to request either suspension from registration or expulsion from the University as a sanction in a particular case, or if the case appears to require a Hearing Officer with legal qualifications, then the Senior Chair of the University Tribunal may, on the application of the head of the Division, appoint a legally qualified person as Hearing Officer for the particular case.