The Business School's equivalent to the Administrative Board is being revamped to allow student representation.
Instead of five administrators, there will now be three students and three faculty members serving on the Judicial Review Board, with John A. Seiler, assistant dean for the MBA program, as chairman.
The board, formerly known as the Student Personnel Board, is empowered to impose discipline ranging from warnings and fines to probation, requested withdrawal, and suspension.
At Wednesday's MBA Faculty meeting, the Faculty voted with only one dissenting vote to have the MBA Faculty elect its three members and to have the Student Association determine the student members of the Board.
The process to revamp the Judicial Board began last fall when a student was charged with stealing a keg of beer from the Business School pub.
Charles J. Christenson, professor of Business Administration, said yesterday that when the beer theft came to the attention of George P. Baker '25, dean of the Business School, "Baker raised the question of why students weren't involved" in the disciplinary process.
Christenson added that traditionally, there have not been many discipline cases at the Business School and since 1957, the most severe punishment has been requested withdrawal.
There have been two or three other cases of discipline brought before the Board this year: one involving an automobile violation; and the other concerning cheating on an examination.
The MBA Faculty's most powerful committee, the Policy and Operating Committee, met yesterday to establish procedures for the Faculty elections to the Judicial Review Board.
It is expected that both students and Faculty will be chosen by the end of this academic year.
The MBA Faculty also voted to reduce winter course distribution so that first-year students will have no more than six courses simultaneously. They previously had seven courses.