Policies: Review and Approval
PROCEDURES: REVIEW AND APPROVAL FOR CHANGES or ADDITIONS TO THE GP MANUAL
Institutional policies and procedures of the College shall be
reviewed by the Shared Governance Work Group (a subgroup of the College Affairs
Committee) on an annual basis, or more often as needed to
ensure that policies and procedures are being followed and/or are up to date.
Members of the College Board, College employees, or students may
submit proposals, to the appropriate policy committee for a substantive change
to the General Policies and Procedures Manual. Internal department procedures
not delineated in the General Policies and Procedures Manual do not need to go
through this process.
Proposals for new or revised Institutional Policies and
Procedures shall first be considered by the individual and group(s) that
has(have) immediate oversight of the policy or procedure. For example:
- Academic Policies and Procedures: Admissions and Records; Academic Affairs;
Chairmoot; Faculty Forum; Student Affairs
- Business Policy and Procedures: Fiscal Services; Chief Financial
- Faculty Policy and Procedures:
Faculty Forum; Vice President for Instruction; Chairmoot
- Human Resources Policy and Procedures: Human Resources Director
- Student Policy and Procedures:
Student Affairs; Dean of Student and Enrollment Services
- Campus Safety Policy and Procedure: Safety
Committee; Campus Public Safety; Vice President for Administration
- Committee Charges and Membership: Committee members and its
immediate constituents; College Affairs.
A policy committee shall hold two readings, open to the college
community, on the proposed new or revised policy or procedure. Following an
approved first reading, the revised or new policy or procedure will be shared
on campus for a comprehensive constituency review and scheduled for a second
reading: the individual or group making the proposal shall make their proposal
via CommLine posts, at a minimum, and through any other means deemed suitable.
The policy committee will then hold a second reading, which may result in a
recommendation for approval or tabling by the committee, or rescinding of the
proposed change by the original proposer.
If the group reviewing the change in policy or procedure is a policy
committee, that committee makes a recommendation to the College President for
consideration of approval. Advisory committees and other groups submit
recommendations to the committee they are advising or to the appropriate
administrative unit within which the group resides. All other committees,
including Administrative committees, shall submit their recommendation for a
change in policy and procedures as described in their committee charge.
Once a change in policy or procedure has been vetted and recommended
for approval as noted above by Academic Affairs or Student Affairs, changes to
any section of the GP Manual will be sent electronically to the College Affairs
Chair and Committee Specialist as an information item using the “Policy Committee
Proposal Cover Sheet”.
presidential approval of a change, the change (update, deletion, addition or
revision) to the GP Manual shall be made on the website version of the GP
Manual under “updates” and updated in the pdf version of the GP Manual during
the summer by the Committee Specialist for
College Affairs, or a designated substitute.
Any approved substantive change to the GP Manual shall be
announced by the College Affairs Chair to the College using Commlines, in
addition to announcing to the current presidents of the Faculty Forum, ABS
Union, and CACOCC-Classified Association within two weeks of the College
President approving the change, in order for them to notify their respective
members. The College Affairs Chair shall post a summary of all changes to the
GP Manual on Commlines each quarter, changes that are also highlighted on the
General Policies and Procedures website.
All recommendations to the President by a College Committee shall be submitted using the following format; Recommendation Form (pdf).