Policy Manual Introduction
The development of institutional policies and procedures is a continuous process. It is also a cooperative venture, requiring the participation of trustees, administrators, faculty, and students. All college personnel are urged to become well informed concerning the Policy Manual. Statements contained herein are subject to change by official action of the Board of Trustees, but until such action is taken, the adopted policy shall be in force.
Policy recommendations may be initiated by individual faculty members, staff, administrators, or the Student Government Association. Such recommendations shall be submitted to the Administrative Council.
The Councils, and areas of jurisdiction for policy development, are as follows:
Upon the approval of the Administrative Council, policy statements will be submitted for consideration by the Board of Trustees. Upon adoption of a policy by the Board of Trustees, the new policy shall be distributed to employees and or students as appropriate.
A policy statement that has been adopted by the Board of Trustees immediately becomes a part of the official Policy Manual governing all operations of Cowley County Community College and Area-Vocational Technical School. Exceptions to such policies may be made only by the Board of Trustees or by the President with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees.
This Manual is maintained on-line and serves as the official copy of current policies and procedures.
Operational (OPR) – procedures that are of a general administrative or operational nature.
Ethics, Integrity, and Legal Compliance (ETH) – procedures concerning appropriate conduct and/or compliance with law.
Academic/Research (ACD) – procedures that relate to teaching, research, and outreach.
Student (SDT) – procedures applicable to status as a student.
Employment and Benefits (EMP) – procedures, rules, and related information impacting working relationships with the college for all employee groups.
Information Technology (INT) – procedures that cover systems, access, data, and related issues.
Financial (FIN) – procedures related to accounting, budgeting, procurement, travel, and other financial functions.
Facilities, Equipment, and Property (FEP) – procedures concerning use and care of college property.
Public Safety and Health (SAF) – procedures concerning security and safety of students, faculty, staff, and guests.
Sustainability (SST) – Procedures promoting development and growth.