1.1 Policy Development

Policy TrackingDate
RevisedJuly 13, 2020
ReviewedJuly 25, 2023

  1. Either when directed by the Board of Trustees (Board) or when necessitated by changes to federal and/or state laws and regulations or when otherwise determined necessary due to operational and/or management issues, or when in the College's best interest, the President or President's designee shall draft and propose new policies and/or provide amendments to current policies. 

  2. In this document, policies are defined by having a one decimal numbering system (e.g., 1.2) and procedures are designated by having a two decimal numbering system (e.g., 1.2.3). All policies are approved by the Board and procedures are approved by the President.
  3. Proposed additions, deletions, and modifications to the Policies and Procedures Manual may be initiated in any of the following ways:
    1. By the Board of Trustees
    2. By the President or a Vice President
    3. By a standing committee or ad hoc committee of the College
    4. By any Blue Ridge Community College employee submitted to his/her Vice President through his/her immediate supervisor and/or dean
    5. By the Student Government Association as a body or by any student submitted through the SGA
  4. In order for a proposed policy to be official, the proposed policy must be formally adopted by a majority of the Board members present during an official Board meeting with the Board's action being recorded in the Board's minutes.  
  5. Unless otherwise stated in a specific policy, the President is hereby authorized to develop and implement administrative procedures and rules that are in furtherance and consistent with the Board's policies.

Blue Ridge Community College Policies and Procedures Manual