I have read the procedures for academic appeals as outlined in Part 57 of the Texas A&M University Student Rules. I further understand that this Request for a Hearing form and all pertinent documentation, including lists of witnesses and the intention to be represented by an attorney or to have an advisor present, must be filed within ten (10) university business days of notification of the dean’s decision of dismissal or suspension or five (5) university business days before the first day of the long semester (fall or spring) or immediately following the academic term in which the adverse decision was made, whichever comes first. I understand that my failure to appear at the deliberations without documented, justifiable cause will terminate my right to appeal. I understand that the burden of proof is upon me. I understand that the dean (or their designee) will be invited to be present during the proceedings. Members of the Undergraduate Academic Appeals Panel may question me, the department head, the dean (or their designee), and witnesses during the proceedings. A digital recording of the statements, questions and answers will be made during the hearing portion of the Undergraduate Academic Appeals Panel proceedings, and I may request a copy of this recording. I also understand that the Undergraduate Academic Appeals Panel will make a judgement based on the preponderance of evidence and that their decision may not be appealed.