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Board Policies & Directives
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All directives of the ACC Board of Trustees are in written form as either:

  • Policies -which continue in effect until amended or repealed, or
  • Resolutions - which address time-limited topics

ACC Administrative Rules and Procedures are approved by the College President/CEO, and are developed through shared government procedures to implement the strategic policies adopted by the Board.

Consult the Administrative Rules and Organizational Reference web sites which guide college operations.

Board policies also refrain from simply repeating legal or regulatory provisions, although of course these apply to all College operations and set limits on possible Board actions and policies.

All directives of the Board of Trustees (policies plus Board resolutions with time-limited effects) are available at this website; there are no "unwritten" Board directives. When administrators attribute an action they take to a Board directive, they are required (by policy B-1[3]) to identify the relevant written directive. The Board acts only by majority vote in public meetings, and (except in urgent cases) only after discussion at one or more previous meetings.

The Board updates its Board Work Plan each year, and conducts a general policy review biennially. Suggested policy changes may be directed to any Trustee or to the College President. Compliance with Board policies is monitored both by the administration (especially the President's Office) and by the Secretary of the Board; instances of possible non-compliance may be reported to either.

Policies Adopted by the ACC Board of Trustees

For a complete listing of the ACC policies (PDF format), click HERE.

Policy Group A: RESULTS TO BE PRODUCED
A-1. Vision/Mission/Values Statement   A-2. Equal Educational Opportunity  A-3. Service-Area Responsibilities   A-4. Student Goal Achievement   A-5. Student Travel

Policy Group B: BOARD OPERATIONS
B-1. Board Policy Principles * B-2. Duties and Responsibilities, Board of Trustees * B-3. Code of Ethics -- Board of Trustees * B-4. Board of Trustees Bylaws * B-5. Policy Development and Revision * B-6. Monitoring Policy Compliance * B-7. Board Advisory Committees * B-8. Removal of Trustees

Policy Group C: COLLEGE OPERATIONS
C-1. General Executive Directives and Limitations * C-2. College Organizational Principles * C-3. Duties and Responsibilities, College President * C-4. Internal Employee Associations * C-5. Open Communication and Shared Governance * C-6. College-Community Linkages  * C-7. Legal Counsel  *  C-8. Naming of the Institution   *C-9. Sustainable Practices  *C-10. Safe and Healthy Teaching and Learning Environment

Policy Group D: INSTRUCTION
D-1. Statement of Instructional Philosophy * D-2. Academic Freedom and Responsibility * D-3. Faculty Workloads * D-4. Assessment, Placement, & Developmental Courses * D-5. Sabbatical Leave * D-6. Employment of Adjunct Faculty

Policy Group E: PLANNING AND EVALUATION
E-1. Master Planning   E-2. Provision of College Facilities   E-3. Organizational Performance Evaluation/Auditing   E-4. Review of Instructional Programs   E-5. Resource Development

Policy Group F: PERSONNEL
F-1. Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action * F-2. Ensuring A Workplace Free From Harassment * F-3. Employee Recruitment * F-4. Faculty Appointments * F-5. Employee Placement/Advancement * F-6. Staffing * F-7. Personnel Performance Evaluation * F-8. Due Process For Employees * F-9. Employee Benefits * F-10. Employee Compensation * F-11. Conflicts of Interest

Policy Group G: DISTRICT FINANCES
G-1. College Budget   G-2. Purchasing   G-3. Reimbursements   G-4. Capitalization and Depreciation   G-5. Cash Reserves   G-6. Property Taxes   G-7. Tuition and Fee Rates

G-8. Economic Analysis  G-9. Investments   G-10. Auxiliary Enterprises  G-11. Public

Private Partnerships

Note: Occasionally, through the biennial review, policies are renumbered. Only the most recent current number is displayed on the web. Renumbering of Board Policies will also result in changes to Administrative Rules which reference specific Board Policies.

Most resolutions adopted by the Board of Trustees direct or authorize the administration to perform a specific one-time, immediate action. But a few direct action over a limited time frame (permanent directives are policies, not resolutions). This list includes only the latter group; for records of the immediate-action resolutions (mostly related to purchasing), see the minutes of the appropriate meeting. Resolutions adopted by the Board of Trustees are in effect for a period of one year from date of adoption, unless otherwise specified in the Resolution.


No active resolutions at this time.
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