G-10. Auxiliary Enterprises

G-10. Auxiliary Enterprises

Value Statement

  • The college will provide quality services to its students that support their learning in a manner that maximizes the students' time, convenience and financial resources.

[1] General student-service enterprises: Services run or contracted for by the College whose primary function is to provide general services to students (e.g., food-service providers) should be awarded and/or operated under terms which maximize the value of those services to students, rather than maximizing the economic return to the College. Allocation of facilities and other resources in support of such enterprises should reflect an analysis of student demand.

[2] Specialized student-service enterprises: Student-oriented services whose benefits are limited to a small fraction of students should generally be operated at approximately breakeven, unless a planned subsidy has been allocated as part of the budget process.

[3] Other enterprises: Activities not primarily oriented to serving students (e.g., a public golf course) should be operated so as to yield maximal sustained gain for the College. For any such activities whose gross revenues exceed $500,000 per year, the administration shall, during the master-planning process, provide the Board an analysis showing its plans for achieving this objective.

[4] Provision of space: Allocation for more than two years of significant College facilities to the use of external entities requires a cost/benefit analysis and Board approval.

[5] Annual Report: An annual report shall be provided to the Board as part of the annual budget process.

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The Austin Community College Board of Trustees adopted this policy on May 1, 2000 and amended it on March 31, 2003. This item was moved from E-8 to G-12 under the newly renamed Group G District Finances (formerly Budgeting) on July 9, 2007. Note: This policy was renumbered from G12 to G-11 in August 2009 due to resequencing of board policies. This policy has been re-numbered from G-11 to G-10 (due to the elimination of G-5) effective May 2, 2011.