29.13 Recommended Decision

Within thirty days of the conclusion of the hearing, or from the time set for the submission of briefs if later, the hearing officer shall render a decision in the form of a recommendation to the President. In extraordinary circumstances, the decision may be rendered after the thirty-day period but in no event shall the decision be rendered more than forty-five days after the conclusion of the hearing. The hearing officer's decision shall include 1) findings of fact, 2) conclusions with respect to violation of the Rules drawn from such findings, and 3) recommended sanctions, requirements, or remedial action, if any. The written report of the hearing officer shall be distributed to the person charged, the Academic Officer, the President, and the presiding officer of the appropriate Judicial Commission, depending upon whether the person charged is a faculty member, student, or staff member.