The IO is called upon first to present the facts of the case, as the IO knows them, based on all evidence and testimony collected from the investigation. After the IO completes his/her presentation, any questions the hearing board members or the student have for the IO are asked one at a time. The professor, at the discretion of the hearing board chair, may also ask questions of the IO.
The Professor (and other witnesses), if present
The professor is next offered the opportunity to present any other information regarding the case, or to clarify anything that the IO has said. Any questions the hearing board or the student have for the professor are asked. At this point the IO, at the discretion of the hearing board chair, can ask questions of the professor.
The student(s) is finally offered the opportunity to speak about the incident, present any other information regarding the case, or to clarify anything that the IO and the professor have said. Any questions the hearing board has for the student are asked one at a time. The IO and the professor may, at the discretion of the hearing board chair, also ask questions.
In the case of more than one student involved in the allegations, the hearing board chair will establish the order for the student presentations, in consultation with the students. The accused student (or students if the hearing is for more than one student) must be present in the hearing at all times.
After all case presentations and questions, each accused student will be given a final opportunity to make brief closing statements. The Chair will not allow any questioning during or following the closing statements