1-2: Policy Format for College

Policy Overview

This policy establishes and describes the official format that is required for all college policies and standardizes the format and structure to be used. The format will ensure a consistent look and content for all policies approved by the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board and will make quick referencing easier.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all policies developed and adopted by the Governing Board. A common style may be followed in writing implementing guidelines and procedures associated with a policy.

Policy Process

A. Policies shall be written in a consistent format and must include the following sections in the following order:

  1. Policy Overview
  2. Scope and Applicability
  3. Policy Statement
  4. Definitions
  5. Policy Process
  6. Statement of Accountability and Responsibility
  7. Authority listing dates of approval by the Board

B. Policies may include additional sections after the above sequence, incorporating some or all of the following categories:

  • Source and cross reference information, which should appear in the Authority section or as an Appendix.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility

The President of the College has overall responsibility and may designate a Vice President to be responsible for the continual update and maintenance of policies and related procedures. The Governing Board is responsible for periodic review and evaluation of policies.

Authority

POLICY APPROVAL:

Original approval date: 09/28/06

Revised: 12/5/08

SFCC Governing Board approve: 08/27/09

Revised and SFCC Governing Board approved: 9/16/14