General Policies and Procedures
Please note that the new GPM is a reformatting and updating of the old manual and does not include any changes to existing policies and procedures that have not gone through the decision making process, which usually includes recommendation to the President by the College Affairs Committee and then approval by the President.
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General Policy Manual
All Board, State, Federal, and College policies. Policy - a course or principle of
action adopted by COCC; has widespread application; changes less frequently; answers
major operational issues; can be legislative in nature; manages actions. Represents
the "what" in terms of what principles or governing actions COCC adopts. A policy
is typically an "umbrella" for a set of procedures to support the policy. Example
policy; Non-Discrimination policy (establishes the Colleges position related to non-discrimination).
Glossary of Policy Terms.
General Procedures Manual
Any procedure, practice, guideline, identified at the College. Procedure - an established
or official way of doing something; has narrow application; prone to change; often
stated in details' can be judicial in nature; a sequence of steps or activities. Represents
the "how" in terms of how COCC executes daily operations. A procedure typically supports
a policy and provides guidelines for individual actions. Example procedure: New Business
Cards procedures (establishes how you order new business cards).
Glossary of Procedure Terms.