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52 both the employee and the College may elect to have an at- torney present. Five working days prior to the appeals meet- ing, students must notify the Appeals Committee chairperson in writing by the end of the business day if an attorney will serve as an advisor to the student. Transcription: If students or employees want to have the meeting videotaped or recorded and transcribed, it is their responsibility to make arrangements for such documenta- tion. Five working days prior to the appeals meeting, the Ap- peals Committee chairperson must be notified in writing by the end of the business day if transcription will occur. Absence from proceedings: Students or employees may waive their right to be present at the appeals meeting by notifying the Appeals Committee chairperson in writing. Without written notice, if students do not attend the appeals meeting, the appeal process will end and the last decision regarding the appeal will be in effect. If a Lee College em- ployee does not attend, the appeals meeting will continue, using information presented in written statements. Meeting protocol: • The appeal meeting is not an open public meeting. • The Appeal Committee chairperson is responsible for establishing the purpose of the meeting and maintaining order. • The committee may set time limits for presentations. • Students will present their appeal and corresponding evidence (oral, written, tape) to support the written appeal statement. • Members of the committee may ask questions or seek clarification from students and/or Lee College employees. • Students may ask questions or seek clarification from Lee College employees. • Students may present an oral summary to the committee. • Members of the committee may request additional information, documents, or witnesses during the meeting. They may seek additional information or request additional meetings with students and/or Lee College employees. Response to the Appeal Within 10 working days of the Appeals Committee's deci- sion, the chairperson of the Appeals Committee will respond in writing to the student and copy those named in the ap- peal.