Proposals for new policies or revisions to existing policies may be initiated in writing by Board members, residents of the District, or any employee of the College. However, some existing policies may be brought for review by the President, and the Vice President, Strategic Effectiveness and Engagement will periodically review policies in conjunction with the submission of policies to the District Board in March and September.
Policies will then be sent to the Vice President, Strategic Effectiveness and Engagement for review. Requests for additional information will be made as necessary. Policies will then be presented to the Senior Leadership Team for review and preliminary approval. Author(s) of the policy may be asked to present the policy to Senior Leadership Team.
If preliminary approval is given by the Senior Leadership Team, the policy will be sent to the executive assistant to the president who will prepare it for inclusion in the Board packet, and on the Planning, Policy, and Instruction Committee Agenda for presentation to the District Board. If not approved by the Senior Leadership Team, the policy may be returned to the author with an explanation of the decision and request for additional information.
Though new and revised policies may be brought forward at any time for review, submission for review by the Senior Leadership Team will be scheduled biannually during the months of January and July. This schedule allows for the submission of policies to the District Board in March and September as part of the Planning, Policy, and Instruction Committee.
Communication of new, revised, suspended or discontinued policy will be made through one or more college-wide communication tools, e.g. employee newsletter, student newsletter, college handbooks, information flow sheet, or other tools as deemed appropriate. All policies will be maintained on the College's public website.