345.000 - Grievances of Policies and Procedures in the 300 Section
The College shall establish a procedure for individuals or groups to submit a grievance concerning policies and procedures in the 300 section of this manual. The Board delegates to the president or designee the responsibility to develop and implement appropriate procedures.
Any person or group with a grievance concerning the College’s instructional policies/procedures as stipulated in this manual has the right to be heard fairly and promptly.
The issue(s) of concern need to be studied carefully to ascertain the most appropriate process for redress. For example, public records has a separate procedure for appeal (420.001) that must be followed, as does improper governmental actions (417.033).
Persons/groups with concerns not governed by a specific procedure are urged to proceed as follows:
- Explain the concern to the College employee who is involved, and state the intent
- Bring the matter to the dean or director responsible for the area of concern.
- If the matter is not resolved, appeal to the appropriate vice president to whom the
dean or director reports; put the concern in writing at this point. The vice president
may choose to reroute the appeal through an existing appellant process or deal with
- If the matter is not resolved by the vice president, the appeal can be submitted to the College president in writing. Data collection and/or hearings will be conducted as appropriate. The decision of the president will be final.
New Policy/Procedure (345.000 GRIEVANCES OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN 300 SECTION)
August 12, 2014