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					    Southside Virginia
  Community College
              Faculty/Staff
                Handbook


      Revised February 2007
             (Last update 3-28-2011)



Even though the Faculty/Staff Handbook is revised
on a regular basis, changes in State policy may occur
  after the revised edition has been printed. To be
  certain that you are in compliance with the most
current State policy it is advisable to refer to a State
           Policy and Procedures Manual.
SVCC Faculty/Staff Handbook

                                                 Table of Contents


_____   Item______________________________________________________________   Page________
1.1     Legal Basis                                                             3
1.2     Mission Statement                                                       3
1.3     Purpose and Programs of SVCC                                            3
1.4     Organizational Chart for SVCC                                           3
1.5     Position Description                                                    3
1.6     Virginia Community College System Committees                            24
1.7     General Principles of Governance and Committee Structure                24
1.8     College Vocational Advisory Committee                                   31
1.9     Faculty Organizations                                                   31
1.10    Classified Personnel Associations                                       37
2.l     Academic Information                                                    41
2.2     Accidents                                                               46
2.3     Special Admission Requirements                                          46
2.4     Equal Opportunity Statement                                             47
2.5     Bulletins and Bulletin Boards                                           50
2.6     Campus Conduct and Firearms Policy                                      50
2.7     Controversial Issues Policy                                             56
2.8     Emergencies                                                             56
2.9     Field Trips and Students’ Transportation                                58
2.10    Inclement Weather Policy                                                58
2.11    Independent Study                                                       61
2.12    Keys                                                                    61
2.13    Learning Resource Services                                              61
2.14    Lost and Found                                                          62
2.15    Mail Service                                                            62
2.16    Maintenance Requests                                                    63
2.17    New Releases                                                            63
2.18    Parking of Motor Vehicles                                               63
2.19    Personal Use of Facilities and Service                                  64
2.20    Public Visitation/Telephone Contacts                                    64
2.21    Reservation of College Facilities                                       65
2.22    Safety                                                                  70

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2.23   Smoking, Eating and Drinking Policy                                             70
2.24   Use of College Facilities when College is Closed                                70
2.25   Telephones                                                                      70
2.26   Travel                                                                          71
2.27   Use of College Vehicles                                                         74
2.28   Classified Employees Hours of Work                                              75
2.29   Fair Labor Standards Act and Overtime Leave                                     77
3.1    Faculty Appointment Policy                                                      78
3.2    Procedure for Non-Reappointment of College Personnel Holding Faculty Rank       82
3.3    Policy and Procedure for Evaluation of College Personnel Holding Faculty Rank   82
3.4    Employee Evaluation Plans                                                       84
3.5    Procedures for Reduction in Staff and Dismissal of College Personnel Holding    92
                 Faculty Rank
3.6    Faculty Academic Rank Promotion Policy                                          92
3.7    Faculty Grievance Procedure                                                     93
3.8    State Classified Grievance Procedure                                            93
3.9    Faculty                                                                         93
3.10   Salary Schedule for Faculty Personnel                                           97
3.11   Adjunct Pay Scale                                                               98
3.12   Faculty Loads                                                                   98
3.13   Employment Outside of College                                                   101
3.14   Resignation                                                                     101
3.15   Employee Benefits                                                               101
3.16   Educational Leave and Educational Aid                                           105
3.17   Professional Associations                                                       111
3.18   Exit Interviews                                                                 111
4.1    Policies Regarding Internal Budgeting, Fiscal Control and Accounting System     111
4.2    Bookstore Policies                                                              112
4.3    Purchasing Policies and Procedures                                              114
4.4    Equipment Inventory/Fixed Assets Policies and Procedures                        115
4.5    Payroll                                                                         119
4.6    Travel Expense Reimbursement                                                    120
4.7    Salary Advance                                                                  121
4.8    Travel Advance                                                                  121
4.9    Refunds to Students                                                             121

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4.10   Collection and Deposit of Receipts for Sale and Services of Educational   122
        Departments
4.11   Procedures for Registering Off-Campus Classes and Off-Campus Book Sales
                Registration                                                     122
4.12   VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER                                             125
4.13   Petty Cash Reimbursement                                                  125
4.14   Duplicating and/or Printing                                               125
4.15   Local Funds Fiscal Policies                                               126
5.1    Computing Network Security Policy                                         129
5.2    SVCC Information Technology                                               129
6.1    Delegation of Signature Authority                                         135
6.2    College Directories                                                       137
7.0    Intellectual Property                                                     138
8.0    SVCC College Committees                                                   138
9.0    Policy and Procedure regarding Sex Offenders                              145
10.0   Volunteerism Agreement                                                    145
10.1   Political Activities and Public Office                                    148




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                                                             NOTICE
This handbook is designed to provide information about benefits, policies, and procedures that apply primarily to
full-time employees of Southside Virginia Community College. It does not create any employee rights or benefits.
This handbook is not a contract, nor is it an invitation to contract.


The rights or benefits of employees are set forth in the state Policies and Procedures Manual administered by the
Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) for classified employees. The rights or benefits of faculty
rank employees are set forth in the Virginia Community College System’s Policy Manual.


The DHRM policies are available on Website: http://www.dpt.state.va.us/ and the VCCS personnel policies are
available on the Website: www.vccs.edu/admin/Human_Resources/index. Other Websites are available for review
as follows:
                   Virginia Retirement System                     http://www.state.va.us/vrs/vrs.htm
                   Southside Virginia Community College           http://www.sv.vccs.edu
                   Virginia State Government                      http://www.virginia.gov


The official policies, some of which are discussed in this handbook, are subject to change at any time. In the event
the policies discussed in this handbook differ from the policies and procedures contained in the DHRM and VCCS
manuals (available on Website), the appropriate manual governs.




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1.1   LEGAL BASIS
      The 1966 General Assembly of Virginia passed legislation which created the Virginia Community College
      System (See State Policy Manual, Section 1 for enabling legislation). The State Board for Community
      Colleges is responsible for the establishment, control, administration, and supervision of the 23 Community
      Colleges in the state. The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System serves as chief
      administrative officer for the system and secretary to the board. Each local institution has a local advisory
      board. Information concerning the responsibility and authority of these various groups may be located in
      the State Policy Manual, Section 2 and the Southside Virginia Community College Advisory Board
      Policies and Procedures Manual.


1.2   MISSION STATEMENT
      Southside Virginia Community College is dedicated to the belief that all citizens should be given an
      opportunity to acquire an education foundation that develops and extends their skills and knowledge. The
      College’s goal is to provide diverse instructional programs ranging from developmental studies to
      Associate Degree curricula in academic, technical/vocational, lifelong education, and workforce
      development. Through various activities, to include distance learning, students will also have the
      opportunity to develop their roles and responsibilities as participants in a changing society.


1.3   PURPOSES AND PROGRAMS OF SVCC
      The College is devoted to serving the educational needs of the service area and assumes a responsibility for
      helping meet the requirements for a trained work force in the region through a cooperative effort with local
      industry, business, professions, and government.


      Educational and cultural opportunities are provided for youths and adults, including quality instructional
      programs that range from developmental studies to associate degree curricula. A guidance and counseling
      program, along with a number of other student services, is provided to help individuals make sound
      decisions regarding choice of occupation and personal educational goals.


1.4   ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
      See Exhibit 1.


1.5   POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
      PRESIDENT
      The President is the chief executive of the College and is responsible directly to the Chancellor of the

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      Virginia Community College System. Responsibilities include organizing and operating the Community
      College in accordance with the policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board for Community
      Colleges, the Virginia Community College System, and the Community College Board. The
      responsibilities of the President shall include the following:
               •        Organizing and operating the Community College in accordance with the policies,
                        procedures, and regulations of the State Board for the Community Colleges, the Virginia
                        Community College System, and the Community College Board.
               •        Serving as secretary to the Community College Board.
               •        Providing leadership and supervision for the total Community College program including
                        the following:
                        Instructional program of occupation/technical education, liberal arts and sciences, general
                        education, adult education, preparatory foundations program, special training programs,
                        and community services
                        Student services, including guidance and counseling
                        Budgeting and other financial operations
                        Campus development, including site and facilities
                        Research and reports
                        Staff recruitment and development
               •        Representing the College at appropriate local, state, and national events.
               •        Developing effective regional and community relations with other organizations and
                        individuals.
               •        Maintaining professional activities for self-development and for educational leadership of
                        the College staff.
               •        Serving as ex-officio member of all Community College Board activities.


      The College President is responsible for the college’s IT systems and data as described in the VCCS
      Contingency Planning and Business Recovery Program “IT Security Roles and Responsibilities” standard,
      version 1.0.


      CAMPUS PROVOST
               The Campus Provost reports to the President and serves as the chief administrator of a campus of a
               multi-campus College. The position has direct supervision and leadership of campus functions and
               coordination of College wide functions and is responsible for the development of the campus
               budget. The responsibilities of the Campus Provost shall include the following:
               •        Serves as primary facilitator for coordination of all College programs.

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              •      Provides supervision, evaluation, and leadership of the instructional program.
              •      Provides supervision and leadership of the student services program.
              •      Provides supervision and leadership for the learning resources.
              •      Provides supervision and leadership for the continuing education program of credit, non-
                     credit, and Community service to the Dean of Continuing Education, and appropriate off-
                     campus sites.
              •      Develops and administers the campus budget.
              •      Serves on appropriate College committees and chairs the campus council.
              •      Coordinates the development of the class schedule.
              •      Participates in appropriate professional development activities.
              •      Assists in the identification of alternate sources of funds.
              •      Assists in selection, evaluation, promotion, and dismissal of appropriate College
                     personnel.
              •      Assigns and schedules appropriate classroom and office space.
              •      Assists in the identification and implementation of appropriate staff development
                     activities.
              •      Assists in implementing a College-wide student recruitment program.
              •      Develops, supervises, and evaluates academic advisement services.
              •      Coordinates use of curriculum advisory committees.
              •      Assigns campus personnel to effectively meet the goals and objectives of the campus and
                     the College.
              •      Prepares, or causes to be prepared, reports, studies, and evaluations of campus programs
                     or activities.
              •      Works and cooperates with the College-wide services offices and the other campus.
              •      Assists the President in relating the instructional and student services programs of the
                     College to business, industry and public agencies of the area.
              •      Assists in developing effective Community relations and public information efforts.
              •      Provides for compliance with College and state policies, regulations, procedures, and
                     guidelines which relate to the operation of the campus and the College.
              •      Provides leadership in the development of long-range goals and objectives for
                     instructional and student services program.
              •      Coordinates the activities of campus personnel so that all instructional programs and
                     services are an integral unit.
              •      Handles student disciplinary matters.


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               •        Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


       The Campus Provost is responsible for the IT Security Role of System Owner as specified in the COV ITRM
       SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
               The Vice President of Finance and Administration reports to the President and serves as the chief
               business officer for the College. The responsibilities of the Vice President of Finance and
               Administration shall include the following:
               •        Prepares capital, maintenance and operating, and local funds budgets.
               •        Provides timely budget status reports to appropriate College personnel.
               •        Maintains accounting records in conformance with state and department accounting
                        procedures.
               •        Administers and disburses all grant funds, including student financial aid programs in
                        accordance with pertinent regulations.
               •        Assists in the coordination of institutional compliance with pertinent state and federal
                        regulations, such as those governing employee health and safety, and equal employment
                        opportunities, etc.
               •        Provides personnel services support for College employees.
               •        Contracts for services to the College and enforces provisions of service contracts.
               •        Provides for the purchase of College supplies and equipment.
               •        Maintains a master inventory of all facilities and equipment and provides means for
                        controlling and recording all transfers of inventory items.
               •        Maintains a system of records management and retirement according to State Library
                        guidelines and supervises the duplication and/or destruction of outdated records.
               •        Coordinates and monitors construction projects.
               •        Maintains appropriate personnel files on employees of the College.
               •        Supervises the College bookstore operations.
               •        Provides for the maintenance of physical plants and equipment.
               •        Provides for the development and maintenance of College grounds.
               •        Oversees the safety and security programs for the College.
               •        Serves as the College affirmative action officer for planning and program development.
               •        Performs other duties as may be assigned by the President.



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       The Vice President of Finance and Administration is responsible for the IT Security Role of System Owner
       as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       VICE PRESIDENT OF GRANTS AND ADULT EDUCATION
               The Vice President of Grants and Adult Education reports to the President and his/her
               responsibilities shall include the following:
               •        Identifies potential sources of federal, state, and other such funds.
               •        Writes grant applications for various state and federal funding grants and assists faculty
                        and administrators in preparing grant applications.
               •        Assists in the administration of various federal and state funded projects.
               •        Interprets federal application requirements and procedures to faculty and administrators.
               •        Coordinates grants fiscal records maintenance and reporting with the business office.
               •        Prepares proposals, rough drafts, and/or background information for use by
                        administrators.
               •        Supervises the Middle College on both the Daniel Campus in Keysville and the Southern
                        Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston and oversees the Middle College on
                        the Christanna Campus in Alberta.
               •        Responsible for coordinating the writing and submission of both In School Youth and
                        Out of School Youth applications for funding from the Local Workforce Investment
                        Board.
               •        Supervises the In School Youth Program for the College.
               •        Responsible for all of the fiscal oversight and maintenance of the budget for the Middle
                        College, In School Youth Program, and Out of School Youth Program.
               •        Serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the College.
               •        Responsible for the development and administration of the College Contingency Planning
                        and Business Recovery Program as well as the College’s local IT security architecture.
               •        Responsible for ensuring that all College technology infrastructure meets published
                        VCCS Guidelines and includes: campus infrastructure, College network contingency
                        plan, desktop workstations, directory services, domain name services, electronic mail
                        transport system, information systems and applications, IP telephone system,
                        telecommunications cabling and electronics, personnel security guidelines, PeopleSoft
                        requirements, VCCS IP networking and video conferencing.
               •        Responsible for ensuring that the College meets all VCCS standards including SIS
                        security standard, personnel security standard, and information security standard.


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                •         Responsible for ensuring that all VCCS acceptable use agreements are in place and
                          current.
                •         Responsible for preparation of annual College Technology Plan.
                •         Responsible for the development and implementation of the College security awareness
                          training.
                •         Responsible for preparing the College technology budget and for managing all
                          technology funds so as to stay within budgetary guidelines.
                •         Responsible for preparing the annual ETF spending plan for the College.
                •         Serves as the College representative to the VCCS Technology Council.
                •         Responsible for the development and oversight of the College Help Desk.
                •         Responsible for the oversight of the College web site.
                •         Responsible for coordinating with College counselors the annual graduate assessment
                          testing, collection and analysis of results.
                •         Responsible for the collection and analysis of annual College program reports.
                •         Responsible for preparing an annual report comparing the grade distribution of inmate
                          student and on-campus students.
                •         Responsible for the oversight of cyber course student evaluations.
                •         Responsible for preparing all IT reports and surveys for the VCCS.
                •         Serves on appropriate College Committees.
                •         Other duties as assigned.


       The Vice President of grants and Adult Education is responsible for the IT Security Role of System Owner
       as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       VICE PRESIDENT FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

       The Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education reports directly to the President
       and is a highly visible and responsible administrative position, providing college-wide      leadership,
       direction, and management of the College’s workforce training and continuing education efforts and off-
       campus centers. The Vice President serves as the College’s primary          business and industry contact, and
       is key to the growth and economic well-being of the College’s service area. Duties of the Vice President
       include, but are not limited to:


                         Serving on the President’s Staff and other appropriate committees, providing input on the
                          strategic direction of the College;
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                     Assessing the instructional and training needs of area businesses, industries, and
              government agencies through personal contact, formal needs assessment and other
              appropriate means;
                     Developing and delivering credit and non-credit instructional and training programs to
                      meet identified needs;
                     Collaborating with other offices of the College to meet area demands for workforce
                      training and continuing education services;
                     Promoting the College and the use of the its facilities and services within the service
                      region;
                     Managing and coordinating operations for off-campus centers in collaboration with
                      appropriate Provosts, Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors;
                     Directing procedures for student registration appropriate to the various workforce and
                      continuing education programs and activities;
                     Representing the College on matters of regional economic development activities,
                      including establishing and maintaining working relationships with regional and state
                      economic development offices and personnel;
                     Working with the Virginia Community College System Office of Workforce
                      Development Services in advancing the economic development vision of the
                      Commonwealth of Virginia;
                     Responding to the cultural and historical interests of the College’s region through
                      appropriate courses, programs, workshops, and other activities as may be appropriate;
                     Assigning and directing workforce development and continuing education
                      administrators, faculty, and staff, and evaluating the effectiveness of personnel,
                      programs, and operations, including those     related to off-campus centers, inmate
                      education, and Career Pathways programs;
                     Conducting recruitment, selection, and orientation of workforce development and
                      continuing education administrators, faculty, and staff;
                     Managing appropriate budgets and state reporting responsibilities;
                     Demonstrating effective management and leadership abilities in carrying out assigned
                      requirements; and
                     Assuming other duties as assigned by the President.




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       DEAN OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
              The Dean of Enrollment Management reports to the President and his/her responsibilities include
              the following:
                     Develops and coordinates a College-wide student marketing plan and enrollment
                      management program.
                     Coordinates the development and implementation of admissions and records policies,
                      procedures and programs.
                     Develops and supervises the College’s financial aid and veterans’ programs and
                      personnel.
                     Coordinates the maintenance of appropriate financial aid records with the Vice President
                      of Finance and Administration.
                     Assists in preparing catalog information, enrollment management material on the SVCC
                      website and other material including publications relating to counseling, placement and
                      admissions.
                     Serves on appropriate College committees.
                     Ensures that there is compliance with campus, College, and state polices, regulations
                      procedures and guidelines which relate to the student enrollment operation of the
                      campuses and the College.
                     Maintains inventory of all College publications (catalogues, brochures, etc.) and
                      coordinates a timely update and reprint schedule with the Public Relations Coordinator.
                     Provides College-wide supervision of the admissions and records operation and for
                      admissions and records staff on campuses as well as the Institutional Research
                      Coordinator and the PeopleSoft Administrator.
                     Approves admission to the College and its programs
                     Disseminates pre-College information, including mailings and it responsible for all
                      admissions correspondence.
                     Coordinates and supervises day and evening registration for classes on-campus and
                      assists other departments with off campus registration.
                     Provides information on academic regulations and chairs Academic Review Committee.
                     Evaluates College transcripts in consultation with appropriate instructional personnel.
                     Responsible for validation of faculty and provost graduation certification.
                     Decides Virginia Domiciliary questions at Level Two.
                     Coordinates the scheduling of registration and grade reporting with the Provosts.
                     Responsible for budget request, budget administration, and inventory for Admissions and
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                        Records, Financial Aid, and Institutional Research.
                       Supervises the storage, maintenance, and security of student records of credit and non-
                        credit work and implements the State records management system with respect to student
                        records.
                       Maintains permanent student records and forwards official transcripts.
                       Coordinates College Day/Night activities sponsored by the College.
                       Completes attendance reports, writes requested recommendations for transfer students,
                        and handles student certification requests, Senior Citizens Act Applicants, Insurance
                        forms, Issuance of I-20’s, etc.
                       Designs and conducts need assessment studies and Community impact studies for use in
                        evaluation and planning.
                       Maintains data needed to assist in curriculum evaluation and planning efforts.
                       Coordinates College institutional research, data collection, and report functions.
                       Conducts student follow-up studies, retention studies, and other research for use in
                        evaluation and planning.
                       Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


       The Dean of Enrollment Management is responsible for the IT Security Roles of System Owner and Data
       Owner as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       DEAN OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING RESOURCE SERVICES
       The Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resource serves as chief Information Technology (IT)
       and Learning Resource Service (LRS) officer and provided leadership for the college’s LRS and IT
       planning, development, acquisition, implementation, and support services.
              Manages the college wide technology, distance education, and instructional support environments,
               including the college web presence, compressed video services, audiovisual services, testing
               services, and other services as appropriate.
              Supports college technology staff by ensuring adherence to minimum quality standards for on-
               going network operability, equipment installation and repair, database and application server
               operation, integration of voice/data/video networks, software installation and debugging, routine
               job processing, technology staff training, distance education and help-desk functions.
              Works with administrative staff and faculty to develop LRS, IT, and Distance Educations agendas,
               and provide aggressive leadership to support faculty and staff technology application development
               that identities and integrates new technologies into the educational and administrative activities of

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                the college.
               Manages existing college information systems and actively supports the conversion to new client-
                server models.
               Prepares and manages the college technology plan and administers IT and LRS budgets.
               Directs the establishment, maintenance, and communication of IT and LRS and procedures.
               Oversees IT and LRS audits and reports; prepares audit responses.
               Coordinates college wide responses to VCCS technology initiatives such as SIS and AIS
                conversion and vendor certification training.
               Participates in various college, VCCS, state and national task forces, and committees involved
                with LRS and IT planning and implementation.
               Supervises and evaluates all IT and LRS staff and IT services, providing for professional
                development of all staff.
               Serves as a member of President’s staff and reports to the President, performing other duties as
                assigned.
        The Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resource Services is responsible for the IT Security
        Roles of System Owner and Data Owner as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       DEAN OF PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
                The Dean of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Special Projects leads all college strategic
       planning, institutional effectiveness, and research activities. The position develops data systems to collect,
       analyze, and share information for the purposes of supporting evaluation, planning, accountability, and
       management decisions. This position will report to the President and serves on the President’s staff.
                Strategic Planning:
                        Oversees college wide planning efforts
                        With the college Planning Committee as staff, directs the development of the long-range
                         and annual college plan ensuring that goals and evaluation criteria that result from a
                         culture of evidence
                        Monitors the implementation of the long-range and annual plans. Maintains up-to-date
                         records of the progress made in meeting each of the goals of the plan.
                Institutional Effectiveness
                        Responsible for the development and implementation of an effective college assessment
                         program. Works collaboratively with department heads/program heads in developing
                         continuous improvement based upon data collected in the program.
                        Provides leadership in the development of an assessment protocol by directing the

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                      assessment process, ensuring that all college personnel involved are aware of
                      requirements and timetables for institutional and program outcomes.
                     Provides in-service training to individuals with responsibility for any aspect of the
                      process.
                     Provides technical assistance to faculty and staff in identifying, planning and initiating
                      surveys and studies relevant to instruction and college operations.
                     Acts as SACS COC Liaison.
              Research
                     Establishes and directs the operation of a research function ensuring data quality and
                      accuracy for reporting and analysis. This would include but not be limited to:
                      1.         A fact-book containing college data in support of planning and grants
                                 development. Collect (and/or pursue) statistical information concerning
                                 demographics and college programs as needed.
                      2.         College re-accreditation reports, data and files
                      3.         Information about manpower, demographic, and economic trends about the
                                 Southside Virginia Planning Region
                     Directs and/or completes all VCCS, State Council of Higher Education, and state and
                      federal reporting requests.
                     Ensures compliance with state and federal reporting requirements.
                     Prepares research findings in the form of reports, research briefs, newsletter memoranda,
                      and other communications.
                     Other duties as assigned.
              Special Projects
                     Work with Foundation and Grant Offices to secure funding for special programs.
                     Attend state and regional planning meetings with agencies to develop and maintain such
                      programs.
                     Develop Memorandums of Understanding and Agreements with various agencies during
                      the planning process of special project creation.
                     Assist with the locating and hiring of personnel to operate special programs and projects.
                     Identify and meet with donors to support college initiatives related to special projects.
                     Work with Deans of Instruction and Directors of Workforce Development to create
                      schedules within the Campus Within Walls Program each semester.
                     Coordinate the implementation of technology into the Campus Within Walls Program
                      and other special projects.
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       The Dean of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Special Projects is responsible for the IT Security
       Role of System Owner as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
                The Dean of Instruction reports directly to the Campus Provost and administers the instructional
                programs of a particular campus. The responsibilities of the Dean of Instruction shall include the
                following:
                •        Directly supervises and formally evaluates all faculty assigned to the division for day and
                         evening instruction.
                •        Recommends personnel actions to the Provost, which includes employment, promotions,
                         salary increments, and dismissal of both full-time and part-time personnel assigned to the
                         division.
                •        Recommends to the Provost divisional course offerings for each semester.
                •        Coordinates programs and course offerings with other Deans of Instruction, Deans of
                         Work Force Development and Continuing Education to insure effective utilization of
                         College resources.
                •        Develops and supervises an annual divisional budget and is responsible for an inventory
                         of all equipment assigned to the division.
                •        Recommends to the Provost Curriculum additions, deletions, or changes.
                •        Gives initial approval of textbook adoptions, faculty travel, and the expenditures of
                         divisional funds for supplies and equipment.
                •        Assists the College Information Officer in publicizing courses, programs, etc.
                •        Makes teaching assignments of instructional faculty members in the division.
                •        Assists in the implementation of a recruitment program to promote enrollment in
                         curriculums and courses.
                •        Provides for compliance with College and state policies, regulations, and procedures.
                •        Assists in the development and supervision of academic advisement services.
                •        Assists in evaluation of transcripts for students.
                •        Assists in the utilization of curriculum advisory committees.
                •        Serves on and provides staff support for appropriate College committees.
                •        Assists in the development and implementation of campus-based cultural activities,
                         recreational activities, and lecture series which are a part of the campus Community
                         services program.


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                •        Assists in the development of courses, programs, and services in cooperation with the
                         other campus.
                •        Works on developing instructional articulation agreements with local school districts.
                •        Directs or otherwise assists in the management of various grants.
                •        Responds to requests for information or help from within the VCCS and from
                         professional organizations outside the VCCS.
                •        Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost.


       The Dean of Instruction is responsible for the IT Security Roles of System Owner and Data Owner as
       specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS
                The Director of Community College Programs at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
       (SVHED) in South Boston reports directly to the Southside Virginia Community College John H. Daniel
       Campus Provost and to the Danville Community College Vice President of Academic and Student
       Services. The responsibilities of the Director shall include the following:
                        Coordinating community college programs offered at the SVHED in South Boston.
                        Developing, implementing and evaluating the delivery of instructional programs.
                        Assisting in the employment, assignment and evaluation of faculty for community
                         college programs.
                        Recommending of personnel actions to the Provost/Vice President.
                        Directly supervising staff for community college programs.
                        Coordination of planning, scheduling, testing and course registration for community
                         college programs at the SVHED.
                        Representing community colleges with various community groups and area agencies
                        Coordinating community college financial aid, student services and marketing functions
                         for the colleges
                        Developing and managing an annual budget
                        Other duties as assigned by the Provost/Vice President

                The Director of Community College Programs at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
                in South Boston is responsible for the IT Security Roles of Data Owner as specified in the COV
                ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.




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       DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING
              The Director of Counseling is in charge of the Student Development Department and is
              responsible to the Provost. The Director of Counseling has the following responsibilities:
              •        Administering the counseling services and coordinating the program with the other
                       functions of the College.
              •        Assuming responsibility for hiring, assigning, orienting, supervising, and evaluating
                       members of the counseling staff. Providing in-service training as appropriate.
              •        Keeping the Provost informed on all matters pertinent to the area of student development.
              •        Providing leadership, assistance, and supervision to the regular and innovative programs
                       of the area of student services (i.e., personal, educational, transfer, and vocational
                       counseling; test administration, admission, student activities, continuous alert; and
                       Freshman Orientation).
              •        Developing the goals and objectives of the Student Development Department. Meeting
                       and working with committees, faculty, and administration in order to carry out the goals
                       and objectives of the Student Development Department and the College.
              •        Developing and managing the Student Development Department budget.
              •        Attending pertinent local, state, and national conferences to learn about innovations
                       within the area of counseling and to keep abreast of developments within the profession.
              •        Coordinating the placement of students in appropriate courses and curricula.
              •        Coordinating counseling with the system of academic advising.
              •        Evaluating the counseling services provided and making recommendations for their
                       improvement.
              •        Christanna Campus Director is responsible for the Bridges Learning Program.
              •        Presenting workshops on topics related to student growth and development.
              •        Preparing studies, research, and evaluations that provide data on student behavior.
              •        Coordinating, scheduling and supervising, as well as periodic instruction of SDV 100
                       and other student services related courses.
              •        Providing input to the development of policies and procedures which may affect
                       students.
              •        Maintaining a liaison with student development staff on both campuses to provide
                       continuity in student development services at the College level.
              •        Interfacing with the College recruitment program.
              •        Maintaining and enlarging occupational, educational, career planning and related
                       resources.


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               •          Performing other duties as assigned by the Provost.


       The Director of Counseling is responsible for the IT Security Role of Data Owner as specified in the COV
       ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       COUNSELOR
       The Counselor reports directly to the Director of Counseling and performs, or causes to be performed, the
       following functions:
              Provides counseling to students both on or off-campus in developing more adaptive and
               constructive behavior patterns, learning decision making skills and assisting in the setting and
               attaining of personal, educational and vocational goals.
              Assist securing occupational, educational, transfer, career planning and related resources.
              Administers and interprets appropriate inventories as needed.
              Assist with new student orientation days each semester.
              Teaches sections of the student success course, STD 100 and other student services related
               courses.
              Assist in the administration of college placement tests.
              Interview students who apply for admission as regular students and makes appropriate program
               and course placement judgments.
              Cooperates with faculty, especially through the Continuous Alert System, to identify people who
               need special assistance and initiate remedial solutions.
              Serves on college and campus committees as assigned by the President and Provost.
              Provides input to the development of policies and procedures which may affect students.
              Assist in recruitment programs.
              Participates in regional community college counselor activities and professional organizations on
               the local, state, and national levels.
              Provides information on local, state and federal job opportunities.
              Presents workshops on topics related to student growth and development.
              Assists with dual enrollment registration as required.
              Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling.


       DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
               The Director of Financial Aid reports directly to the Dean of Enrollment Management. The
               Director of Financial Aid shall have the following responsibilities:
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                •        Prepares College-wide institutional applications and reports for federal and state
                         programs which include the Application for Funds and Fiscal Operations Report, the
                         Financial Aid Reporting System Data Report, College Scholarship Assistance Program
                         Reports, and any other reports related to the programs administered.
                •        Supervises and delegates work and duties to the Christanna Campus Enrollment &
                         Student Services Coordinator and assigns work to the Daniel Campus Program Support
                         Technician in the Financial Aid Office.
                •        Reviews, evaluates, and awards student financial aid applications for federally funded
                         programs on the Daniel Campus: Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational
                         Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study Program; reviews, evaluates, and awards
                         student financial aid applications for state and local funded programs on the Daniel
                         Campus: College Scholarship Assistance Program, VGAP/COMA/PTAP Grants, SVCC
                         GAMA Scholarship and other scholarships.
                •        Maintains financial aid records on the Daniel Campus for students applying for federal,
                         state, institutional, and private funds which include files, MasterCard, satisfactory
                         progress records, and certifies this file information to other agencies at the student's
                         requests.
                •        Disseminates information on all financial aid and veterans programs to individuals,
                         students, Community groups, prisons, area high schools, veterans and prospective
                         Students through workshops, news releases, radio spots, consumer bulletins and
                         brochures, personal visits, telephone contacts and mail correspondence for the Daniel
                         campus.
                •        Prepares budgets, assesses needs, and makes awards to Daniel Campus students upon
                         reviewing applications and completing verification requirements.
                •        Assists Daniel Campus veterans and prospective veterans by disseminating information,
                         assisting in applying for benefits, certifying enrollment and attendance and completing
                         VCIP Fund Application and Performance Report. Supervises Veteran's Work-Study
                         students.
                •        Attends various systems, regional, and state financial aid meetings.
                •        Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Enrollment Management.


       The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the IT Security Role of Data Owner as specified in the
       COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.



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       DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
       Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education,
       the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is responsible for developing and
       administering instructional programs and services in the community served by the College. The duties of
       the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development shall include the following:
               •       Assesses community needs in terms of potential success of College outreach services in
                       cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research.
               •       Develops, implements and evaluates the delivery of workforce development and
                       continuing education services.
               •       Organizes and implements off-campus services including arranging for facilities,
                       publicity, staffing, supervision, funding and registration for a defined segment of the
                       college service area.
               •       Coordinates off-campus planning, scheduling and registration with other workforce
                       development and continuing education personnel and college administrators.
               •       Assists in the employment, assignment and evaluation of faculty and staff for Workforce
                       Development and Continuing Education services.
               •       Evaluates and makes appropriate recommendations for off-campus services.
               •       Coordinates off-campus credit instruction with the college’s non-credit community
                       services program.
               •       Prepares reports concerning workforce development and continuing Education programs
                       and services.
               •       Assists in the development and distribution of a schedule of workforce development and
                       continuing education activities.
               •       Serves as a liaison for the college with agencies and groups providing facilities for
                       workforce development and continuing education services.
               •       Coordinates with Vice President of Finance and Administration those functions which
                       involve business affairs.
               •       Assists the Provost in relating the instructional and community services programs of the
                       College to business, industry and public agencies of the area.
               •       Assists in the recruitment program, especially with adult students.
               •       Assists in providing for compliance with college and state policies, regulations, procedures
                       and guidelines which relate to the operation of the campus and the College.
               •       Assists in the development and implementation of cultural activities, recreational activities
                       and lecture series as a part of the college community service efforts.


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                •       Develops and implements community contacts designed to help the college relate
                        effectively to community educational needs.
                •       Assists in coordinating program offerings at correctional facilities.
                •       Assists in coordinating the High School Dual Enrollment Program.
                •       Assists in overseeing and coordinating the various activities for the Center for Business
                        and Workforce Development.
                •       Participates in the design, development and presentation of credit and non-credit training
                        programs for business and industry.
                •       Maintains ongoing contacts with area employers to ascertain and address educational
                        training needs.
                •       Develops the Tech Prep Program and Articulation Agreements with high schools.
                •       Serves on appropriate College committees.
                •       Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce
                        Development.


       The Director of Continuing Education and Workforce is responsible for the IT Security Role of Data
       Owner as specified in the COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


       DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
       The Director of Public Relations reports to the President and his/her responsibilities shall include the
       following:
                •        Writes and edits materials for newspapers and other media designed to provide
                         constituents information about the College.
                •        Develops a yearly plan for maintaining appropriate media relations.
                •        Develops and implements plans to better inform constituents about the College.
                •        Prepares and has published brochures and other printed materials about the College.
                •        Obtains bids and makes arrangements for printing devices.
                •        Develops and revises College publications which includes, but may not be limited to, the
                         College catalog, annual report, faculty/staff handbook, College directory, and College
                         newspaper.
                •        Provides full photography coverage for all College events.
                •        Develops and maintains a current sound/slide presentation for the College.
                •        Establishes and maintains a current journal of all news publications about the College.
                •        Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


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        The Director of Public Relations is responsible for the IT Security Role of Data Owner as specified in the
        COV ITRM SEC 501-01 Security Standard.


COLLEGE LIBRARIAN

The College Librarians report directly to the Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resource Services and
performs, or causes to be performed, the following functions:

       Maintains the collection of both print and non-print materials available in the Julian M. Howell Library and
        in the John H. Daniel Campus Library that: (1) support the programs of study at Southside Virginia
        Community College, (2) support the professional development of the faculty, and (3) provide some
        entertainment/recreational material for all of our adult patrons. This includes:

         1.      Collection Development Policy that determines where and how the library collection budget is
                 spent.
         2.      Weeding the collection on a regular basis to eliminate out-dated materials.
         3.      Consulting professional guides/journals for reviews as well as publisher catalogs.
         4.      Soliciting requests from the faculty for new material.
         5.      Evaluating gifts or donations according to the Collection Development Policy.
         6.      Catalog all items with the most current cataloging standards set by the Library of Congress and in
                 the Library of Congress Classification System.
         7.      Stack maintenance to ensure that materials can be easily found.

       Provides reference service to the students, faculty, administrators, as well as the community patrons in our
        service area.

       Provides Bibliographic Instruction to College Success Skills (SDV 100) and to other classes by request.
        Includes both face-to-face instruction as well as online instruction.

       Provides Intercampus and Interlibrary Loan services to students, faculty, administrators, as well as the
        community patrons in our service area.

       Maintains appropriate statistics for the Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resource Services
        for state and national reports.

       Participates and promotes the Virginia Community College’s information Literacy Program, ―Connect for
        Success‖.

       Maintains the content on the Library’s webpages.

       Maintains a collection of audiovisual equipment to assist the faculty for college related purposes.

       Participates in regional, state and national professional library organizations.



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         Presents workshops on copyright, new library services/products, new databases as requested.

         Serves on college and campus committees as assigned by the President and the Provost.



   1.51           FACULTY
                   The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System
                   (VCCS) is to provide quality instruction. The faculty works within the organizational chart of the
                   College and reports directly to the Dean of Instruction. Faculty’s responsibility shall include the
                   following:
                   •        Teaches 12 to 15 credit hours and 15 to 20 contact hours in the day or evening on and/or
                            off-campus per semester. See Section 3.50 VCCS Policy Manual.
                   •        Maintains a minimum of 10 hours per week as office hours to be available to work with
                            students on their individual academic and occupational problems. See Section 3.51
                            VCCS Policy Manual.
                   •        Serves on appropriate College committees.
                   •        Maintains accurate attendance records for students.
                   •        Provides academic advisement for students.
                   •        Prepares course outlines.
                   •        Attends College-wide faculty meetings.
                   •        Participates in appropriate professional, student, and Community activities.
                   •        Participates in appropriate recruitment activities.
                   •        Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Instruction.


          The Faculty are responsible for the IT Security Role of Data Owner as specified in the COV ITRM SEC
          501-01 Security Standard.


          1.5.2    CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES
                   Classified positions support the College operations and are classified by the type of work
                   performed. The structure is arranged into Occupational Families, Career Groups, and Roles. An
                   occupational family is a broad grouping that includes jobs that share similar vocational
                   characteristics. A career group identifies a specific occupational field common to the labor
                   market. Role describes a broad array of work within a career group. Each role is assigned to a
                   single pay band. There are nine pay bands. The job and pay structures were established by and
                   are controlled through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Human Resource


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              Management (DHRM). Classified positions are grouped into nine occupational groups as listed
              below.
                       Education and Media Services
                       Engineering and Technology
                       Health and Human Services
                       Natural Resources and Applied Science
                       Administrative Services
                       Public Safety
                       Trades and Operations
              A position number designates each full-time classified position. Each position has an Employee
              Work Profile (EWP) describing the functions and duties of that particular job. Within one month
              from the hire date, the supervisor of each new employee will give him/her a copy of the EWP
              (work description and performance plan) that must be signed by the employee and returned to the
              Human Resources Department by the supervisor (see Exhibit 2)
              Equal Employment Opportunity Codes
              Each role has a Primary Occupational Activity Code used in reports to the Equal Employment
              Opportunity Commission. These codes are listed below.
                              Officers and Administrators
                              Professionals
                              Technicians
                              Protective Services Workers
                              Paraprofessionals
                              Office and Clerical Workers
                              Skilled Craft Workers
                              Service/Maintenance Workers
                              Other/Faculty
                Types of Employment
                Full-time (P-3) Classified Employees


                A full-time employee is assigned to an established position scheduled to work 40 hours a week
                and paid on the semi-monthly payroll. Full-time employees are eligible for all benefits provided
                by the Virginia Personnel Act.
                Restricted Positions
                Positions for which funding (15% or more) is provided by gifts, grants, donations, contracts,

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                  capital outlay projects or other sources, which are not continuing in nature are classified as
                  restricted positions.
                  Hourly (P-14) Employees
                  P-14 employees are employed on an hourly basis and limited to working no more than 1,500
                  hours for the College in 365-consecutive day period. The Virginia Personnel Act does not cover
                  hourly employees, nor do they have tenure or a right of appeal of termination, nor are they
                  eligible for regular benefits of salaried employment.
                  Refer to DHRM Policy 2.20, Types of Employment
                  Probationary Period When an individual begins employment with the state, as a classified
                  employee, he or she must serve a twelve-month probationary period. During the probationary
                  period, his or her employment may be terminated if the agency determines that the employee is
                  not suited for the job.
                  If an employee worked for the state previously and has been re-employed in a classified
                  position, he or she must begin a new probationary period. For probationary progress review
                  please see Exhibit 3.
                  Specific position descriptions are included on C. O. Form P-5's. A master file of these positions
                  is maintained in the Vice President of Finance and Administration’s office and the supervisors
                  and incumbents of each classified position maintain a copy of the approved position description.
                  The position description of all classified employees must be updated very two years.



1.6    VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM COMMITTEES
       The following committees are established to serve in an advisory capacity on matters of coordination,
       procedure and policy development, and evaluation of system-wide matters:
                Advisory Council of Presidents
                Advisory Committee of Provosts, Deans of Instruction and Deans of Student Services
                Advisory Committee of Vice Presidents of Finance and Administration and Business Managers
                Advisory Committee of Faculty
                Various state-wide ad hoc committees are established from time to time as needed. See State
                Policy Manual, Section 2.5 for specific committee descriptions or Website     www.vccs.edu


1.7    GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE AND COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

       The concept of governance implies the exercise of authority in directing and controlling the activities of an
       organization.

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       The Governance Structure represents all elements of the College including administration, faculty,
       classified staff, and students. In the role it exists as part of the administration and serves to offer
       recommendations from the base of professional expertise rather than the authority inherent in an official
       position. It can thus make recommendations on any matter concerning the College. It is the function of
       successful governance to provide a framework whereby differences can be effectively resolved to the
       benefit of the organization.


       Committees of the College exist to serve the needs of the organization and as such do not implicitly
       "belong'' to anyone or any part of the system. As committees of the College, they are charged and
       maintained by actions of the Administrative Council. Their function is to make recommendations covering
       a wide variety of issues related to the general welfare of the College. Under this arrangement, reporting
       lines do not imply ownership but recognition of the most effective means of communications. (See Exhibit
       4)


       OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR SVCC COMMITTEES


       •        All meetings will be open to all members of the College Community.
       •        Whenever possible, an agenda will be prepared and distributed before each meeting. Topics can be
                added to the agenda only with committee approval. Background information should be presented
                before the meeting when possible.
       •        Decisions will be reached by consensus. However, when consensus cannot be reached, the
                committee may elect to follow general parliamentary procedure with decisions
                determined by a simple majority (51%).
       •        To act, a quorum of 50% of the selected members is necessary.
       •        Each committee will elect its own chairperson.
       •        Each committee will record minutes (which are to include its recommendations).Original minutes
                are filed with the President, a copy in each Learning Resource Center, and a copy given to each
                full-time employee.
       •        Committee recommendations will be forwarded to the President and all appropriate persons.
                Responses to these recommendations will be communicated to the College Community in a
                reasonable time frame.
       •        Each committee is charged with the responsibility for appropriately considering any topic referred
                to it and for redirecting any matter not within its scope.
       •        Committees are expected to follow the procedures as outlined. If procedures are not being

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                followed, members should first work for compliance within the committee and, should such
                efforts fail, express their concern to the President.
       •        At the first meeting of the new academic year, each committee shall establish a chairperson and
                meeting place, and review operating procedures.
       •        To create continuity, each committee is responsible for assuring that work it has begun, or
                recommendations it has made, are brought to the attention of the succeeding committee. Ex-officio
                members will assist in such follow up.
       •        College committees may want to establish subcommittees to more efficiently carry out their
                functions.




       COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP
       President's Staff
       The President, Provosts, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Vice President of Information
       Technology, Assessments and Grants, Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, Dean of
       Off-Campus Instruction, Dean of Institutional Advancement, Deans of Instruction, Dean of Enrollment &
       Management, and Assistant to President for Policy and Planning function as an executive committee to
       facilitate the general coordination of administrative efforts and decision making.
       Administrative Council
       Bi-Monthly meetings chaired by an elected chairperson. Group includes the President's Staff, Deans of
       Instruction, Coordinators of Counseling, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development,
       Coordinator of the Learning Resource Center, Director of Financial Aid to review, develop and coordinate
       College policies and procedures in coordination with the President's Staff.
       Campus Council / Provost's Staff
       Monthly meetings, chaired by the appropriate Provost. Group includes: All Campus Deans; Dean of
       Enrollment Management; Director of the Learning Resources Center; Library Supervisor; Bookstore
       Manager; Faculty and Staff Organization Presidents; Director of Counseling; Vice President of Finance;
       Buildings and Grounds Superintendent; Student Activities Coordinator; Director, Education for
       Independence and Student Forum Representative. Functions in the coordination, planning and
       communication, evaluation, development and application of campus administrative details and procedures,
       and delegation of campus work assignments.
       Instructional Affairs
                Topics for review and recommendation may include:
                Instructional Policies & Procedures including new source and curriculum development and other
                instructional matters.
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               Membership:                                   Selected By:
               1 student (per campus)                        Student Forum
               3 faculty (per campus)                        Faculty Organization
                1 student services representative            Student Services
               (per campus)
               Provosts, Deans of Instruction, Dean of Off-Campus Instruction and Dean of Continuing
               Education and Workforce Development.


               This committee will have an Academic Review Subcommittee for each campus.
               This committee will be composed of the following members: Provost, Dean of Enrollment
               Management, Counselor and three Faculty Members.
       Student Affairs
       Topics for review and recommendation may include:
                Student Conduct
                Counseling
                Student Activities
                Student Awards/Recognition
                Student Recruitment
                Admissions and Records
                Financial Aid
                Graduation
                Veterans' Affairs


                          Membership:                        Selected by:
                         2 students (per campus)             Student Forum
                         1 faculty (per campus)              Faculty Organization
                         1 administrator (per campus)        Administrators
                         1 student services representative   Student Services Personnel
                         (per campus)
                         Provosts and Dean of Enrollment Management are Ex-Officio Members.
       Operational Affairs
       Topics for review and recommendation may include:
                         Public Information/Publications
                         Facilities and Equipment Utilization and Inventory

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                          Employee Selection/Evaluation/Multi-Year Appointment
                          Employee Merit Pay
                          Organization Structure
                          Bookstore
                          Governance
                          Long Range Planning and Development
                          Administrative Computing


                          Membership:                         Selected by:
                          1 classified staff (per campus)     Staff Organizations
                          2 faculty (per campus)              Faculty Organizations
                          1 administrator (per campus)        Administrators
                          1 student (per campus)              Student Forum
                          1 student services representative   Student Services Personnel
                          (per campus)
                          Provosts, Director of Admissions, Records, and Institutional Research, and
                          Vice-President of Finance are Ex-Officio Members.


      Affirmative Action Committee
      Responsibilities:
                          Review and monitor the College’s AA plans.
                          Review faculty and staff grievances.
                          Review hiring practices and procedures
                          Promote equal opportunity.
                          Membership:                         Selected by:
                          2 classified staff (per campus)     President
                          2 faculty (per campus)              President
                          1 administrator (per campus)        President


      Honors Program Committee
      Responsibilities:
                          Selection of Honors Students
                          Coordination of Honors Program




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                          Membership:                                   Selected by:
                          Dean of Institutional Advancement
                          Dean of Instruction - Both Campuses
                          2 faculty members (per campus)                Faculty Organizations
                          Dean of Enrollment Management, President, and Preceptors are Ex-Officio Members


      Safety Committee
      Purpose:
      The Safety Committee is College wide made up of faculty, staff and students. It meets semi-annually to
      review and discuss safety policies and procedures for both on campus and off campus sites. An e-mail is
      sent out to all committee members prior to each meeting to solicit input for areas of concern and agenda
      items.
                          Membership:
                          Vice President of Finance & Administration
                          One Faculty member from each campus
                          Two Staff members from off campus sites
                          Building & Grounds Superintendents, Daniel & Christanna Campus
                          One student from each campus
      Faculty/Staff Professional Development Committee
      Responsibilities:
      The Faculty/Staff Professional Development Committee receives requests for proposals to address
      professional development needs beyond those found in the College Plan and the VCCS Professional
      Development Initiative. The committee evaluates and recommends funding of proposals based on the
      following guidelines:
                          They are submitted by a group of faculty/staff, all of whom are participating;
                          They address crucial institutional needs already identified by the committee, such as
                          developmental instruction, general education, dealing with non-traditional programs,
                          recruitment, advising/counseling, retention or outcome assessment;
                          They clearly identify another crucial instructional need and clearly relate to the
                          development activity proposed;
                          They make especially efficient or effective use of the funds being requested;
                          They directly involve or benefit both the faculty and staff, or benefit more than one
                          program within the College;
                          They involve cooperation or information-sharing between faculty/staff from both


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                           campuses, either as a part of the activity or as a direct result of it; and
                           Requests may be made during the fall semester or during the spring semester. Funds will
                           be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.


       College Planning Committee
       The College Planning Committee (CPC) advises and assists in the development, coordination, monitoring,
       and assessment of the strategic and annual planning process. The committee membership represents a
       cross section of areas and professionals within the college including presidents from both faculty
       organizations residing on two main campuses. The committee membership consist of Dean of Information
       Technology & Learning Resources, Assistant to the President for Policy & Planning, Vice President of
       Finance & Administration, President of the Faculty Senate, Dean of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness,
       Vice President of Workforce Development, Dean of Enrollment Management, Vice President of
       Nontraditional Programs & Grants, Directors of Counseling, President of the Faculty Forum, Deans of
       Instruction and Institutional Researcher.
       Responsibilities:
                Construct a timeline for the overall college planning process.
                Coordinate the collection of ideas, suggestions, and data from Local Board Members, faculty,
                staff, students’ community organizations, business leaders, and other constituents to fuel the
                planning process.
                Identify goals and initiatives to be presented at the annual Southside Virginia Planning Retreat.
                Review action steps suggested by the Planning Retreat and assign responsible parties to the task.
                Evaluate progress towards the meeting of the action steps and goals.
                Develop and approve a 5-year strategic plan.


       The Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable (TLTR)
       The TLTR Roundtable was from in 1996 to explore the issues involved in integrating technology into the
       teaching environment. Membership includes faculty, staff, and administrators from both campuses.


       Web Committee
       The Web Committee was formed to act as an advisory panel for the implementation and development of
       the college website. Membership includes faculty, staff and administrators from both campuses


       The Library Advisory Committee (LAC)
       The Library Advisory committee advises the Dean of Information Services and Library Staff on policy


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       issues, book challenges, staffing issues and other areas of interest in the operation of the Libraries.
       Membership includes the Dean of Information Resources, Library Supervisors, and the faculty and on staff
       from each campus.


       Enrollment Task Force
       The Enrollment Task Force was created to manage and increase the college’s enrollment by development
       for marketing, recruiting and retention initiatives. The membership includes administrators, faculty,
       student development and the college recruiters.


       Threat Assessment Team

       The SVCC Threat Assessment Team is staffed by representatives from several college
       departments. The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses a
       threat to self, others, or the SVCC community and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain the safety of
       the situation. The team responds to behaviors exhibited by students, employees, visitors, and non-affiliated
       persons in an attempt to prevent violence so that SVCC remains a safe and secure working and learning
       environment.


       MULTI-YEAR APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
       Refer to Section 3.1


1.8    COLLEGE VOCATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
       Local lay advisory committees are utilized in the development of occupational-technical curriculum
       programs. Specific functions and responsibilities of the committees may include:
       Serves as a communication channel between College and Community groups;
       Advises in the designing of courses and curriculum by defining specific skill requirements and by
       disseminating essential information and knowledge requirements related to the specific content area:
       Advises in the evaluating of the curriculum of instruction and recommends such changes as necessary to
       keep them vital and relevant;
       Advises in the formulating and evaluating of standards for entrance into the curriculum of study;
       Keeps the College informed on changes in labor market, specific needs, surpluses, etc.;
       Provides means for the College to inform the Community of curriculum and suggest ways to improve
       public relations concerning the given curriculum; Assists with annual formal program assessment.
1.9    FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS
       The Christanna Faculty Forum and the Faculty Senate of the John H. Daniel Campus are the two faculty
       organizations of the College. Purposes, members and general operating procedures of the two organizations

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       are included in the College constitutions:
       1.9.1    Constitution, Christanna Faculty Forum
                                                             PREAMBLE
                Believing that the fundamental goals of the Community College are to be a dynamic force in
                extending education and to serve society by providing a reservoir of knowledge and stimulating
                academic atmosphere for the transmittal and application of knowledge, the discovery of new
                principles and truths, and the fostering of an appreciation of human values; and
                Believing that the attainment of this objective requires mutual understanding and joint effort of the
                State Board for Community Colleges, Virginia Community College System, College board,
                administration, faculty, and students; and
                Believing a College functions most effectively under orderly but flexible and adaptive processes
                of administration and government;
                We, the faculty of Southside Virginia Community College--- Christanna Campus do hereby enact
                a constitution and bylaws for a faculty organization.
                                                CONSTITUTION
                         Purpose:          The purpose of this organization is to serve as an instrument for the
                                           discussion and expression of the views of the teaching faculty and
                                           counselors on College matters.
                         Membership:       Membership shall consist of full-time teaching faculty and counselors.
                         Officers:
                         Chair:            The chair will serve as the presiding official for all forum meetings and
                                           as the spokesperson for the organization when so authorized by the
                                           members.
                                           The chair will be elected at the end of the fall semester of each
                                           academic year.
                         Vice Chair:       The vice chair will serve in the place of the chair at the latter's request
                                           or when the latter is unable to fulfill his or her duties.
                                           The vice chair will be elected at the same time as the chair and will
                                           serve a concurrent term.
                         Secretary:        The secretary shall record the proceedings of the meeting and distribute
                                           copies to all faculty members.
                         Meetings:         Meetings will be held when called by the chair or requested by three (3)
                                           members of the organization. ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER will be
                                           the authority for the resolution of any procedural questions.


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                        Amendments:       Amendments to this document will be submitted in writing, read, and
                                          voted upon by the faculty.


       1.9.2   Constitution, Daniel Campus Faculty Senate


                                                     PREAMBLE
               Believing that the fundamental goals of the Community College are to be a dynamic force in
               extending education and to serve society by providing a reservoir of knowledge and a stimulating
               academic atmosphere for the transmittal and application of knowledge, the discovery of new
               principles and truths, and the fostering of an appreciation of human values; and


               Believing that the attainment of these objectives require mutual understanding and joint effort of
               the State Board for Community Colleges, State Department of Community Colleges, College
               board, administration, faculty and students; and


               Believing a College functions most effectively under orderly but flexible and adaptive processes
               of administration and Government:


               We, the members of the J.H. Daniel Faculty Senate of the Southside Virginia Community College,
               do hereby enact a constitution and bylaws for a Faculty Senate.


                                              CONSTITUTION
               Name and Purpose
                        This representative body shall be known as the J.H. DANIEL FACULTY SENATE,
                        Southside Virginia Community College.
                        The purpose of the Faculty Senate is to create an effective means by which the faculty
                        can enter into a partnership of shared responsibility and cooperative action with the
                        administration and students to promote the general welfare of the College and to
                        formulate and transmit to the administration the faculty views and concerns on faculty
                        matters.
               Functions
                        The functions of the Faculty Senate are:
                        To establish within the laws applicable to the Virginia Community College System an
                        effective means for advising and responding to the College boards, Administrative


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                       Council, and the administration.
                       To express opinion on College affairs as the Faculty Senate deems appropriate and
                       necessary.
                       To participate in the formulation of academic and educational policies which concern
                       more than one campus or division.
                       To consider policies, programs, and other matters as the administration, faculties, student
                       organization, and individuals of the faculty may propose.
                       Afford avenues and procedures whereby communications within the College may flow
                       freely, fully, and systematically.
                       To help create, maintain, and protect a College environment conducive to the richest
                       growth of scholarship, learning, teaching, research, service, and respect for human
                       dignity and rights.
                       To accept and share responsibility with administration and students in all efforts to
                       improve the stature and usefulness of the College.
              Membership
                       Membership shall be open only to nine-month, full-time teaching faculty.
              Chapter Officers
                       The Faculty Senate shall have the following officers: president, vice-president, and
                       secretary treasurer.
              Election of Officers
                       All officers shall be elected annually at a spring meeting of the Faculty Senate. Should
                       an office become vacant during the academic year, the nominating committee shall
                       nominate a candidate for the office and present this to the members at the next Faculty
                       Senate meeting for a vote.
              Installation of Officers
                       The newly elected officers shall be installed by the out-going president of the Faculty
                       Senate immediately after their election.
              Duties of Officers
                       President
                       It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all regular meetings of the Faculty
                       Senate. He shall be the chairman of the executive committee, and he shall appoint or
                       approve members of committees required by the constitution and all committees deemed
                       necessary by the members. He shall represent the Faculty Senate to administration on
                       matters of concern.


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                      Vice-President
                      It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to serve in the absence or the disability of the
                      president of the Faculty Senate and to perform such duties as may be assigned to him by
                      the president of the Faculty Senate. The Vice-President shall also be President-elect for
                      the following year.
                      Secretary-Treasurer
                      As Secretary, it shall be the duty of this officer to keep an exact record of the minutes of
                      each meeting of the Faculty Senate and each executive committee meeting and present
                      the minutes to the Faculty Senate. He is to perform all other duties assigned to him by the
                      president of the Faculty Senate.
                      As treasurer, it shall be the duty of this officer to keep an accurate record of the finances
                      of the Faculty Senate. He shall make disbursements from the treasury when authorized to
                      do so by the President of the Faculty Senate. He is to make his books available for audit
                      when called upon to do so by the executive committee or the President of the Faculty
                      Senate. He is to perform all other duties assigned to him by the President of the Faculty
                      Senate.
               Committees
                     The Faculty Senate shall have the following committees: executive committee, social
                     committee, nominating committee, and such other committees recommended by the
                     faculty and appointed by the President of the Faculty Senate.
                Executive Committee
                     The executive committee of the Faculty Senate shall be composed of all faculty officers
                     and the immediate past president of the Faculty Senate. It shall be the duty of the
                     executive committee to conduct the business of the Faculty Senate between meetings,
                     including matters that arise during the summer session. The executive committee may
                     hold such meetings as it deems necessary and at such times and places it may determine. A
                     quorum shall consist of a majority of the members present at a called meeting.
                Social Committee
                     The social committee shall be composed of a chair and two other Faculty Senate members
                     appointed by the President of the Faculty Senate. It shall be the duty of the social
                     committee to provide programs or social activities for the Faculty Senate when called
                     upon to do so by the Faculty Senate.
               Nominating Committee
                     The nominating committee shall be composed of three members appointed by the


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                      President of the Faculty Senate. It shall be the duty of the nominating committee to
                      present a slate of officers to the faculty as prescribed in the constitution. The slate of
                      officers shall be presented at the time designated by the executive committee providing the
                      slate of officers is received by the first meeting of the Faculty Senate in an academic year.
                      The nominating committee shall nominate at least one member of the faculty for each
                      office to be filled. At the time the nominating committee makes its report to the Faculty
                      Senate, nominations shall be accepted from the floor. The balloting for the officers shall be
                      conducted by the nominating committee in a manner prescribed by its members.
              Meetings of the Faculty Senate
                       The Faculty Senate shall hold at least two scheduled meetings during the academic year.
                       One-half of the membership being present constitutes a quorum.
                      The meetings of the Faculty Senate will in no way interfere with the on-going
                       administrative faculty meetings at the College.
              Faculty Dues
                       The annual dues for the Faculty Senate shall be established annually by voting members.
                       The dues are payable to the treasurer by October 15 or by one month after the date of
                       employment to retain membership in the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate may assess
                       fees from time to time upon its membership to defray the operating costs for its
                       organization when annual dues are not sufficient. The assessment of fees requires an
                       affirmative two-thirds vote of the members voting.
             Amendments
                       Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by any Faculty Senate member at any
                       regular meeting. Such amendments will be adopted when ratified by a two-thirds vote of
                       those voting at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Faculty Senate providing the
                       secretary notified all members in writing of the proposed amendments. Amendments to
                       the constitution may be made only during the academic school year.


              Faculty Showcase
              The Faculty/Instructional Affairs Commission will honor outstanding faculty at the annual VCCA
              Convention in October. The commission request nominations for this honor from each College.
              Nominees should meet the following criteria:


                            a VCCA member for two (2) years

                                 •        full-time or adjunct teaching faculty status

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                                   •          significant contributions to the College Community
                                   •          excellence in classroom teaching
                                   •          involvement in professional development opportunities
                                   •          length of service in education (to be used as a tie breaker)


1.10   CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL ASSOCIATIONS
       The Classified Personnel Association on the Christanna Campus and the Daniel Campus Staff Organization
       on the Daniel Campus are organizations of non-contractual employees at the College. The purpose of these
       organizations is to provide a vehicle for those employees to present their views and suggestions to the
       administrative staff. Membership in these associations is voluntary. Purposes and operating procedures are
       described in respective association bylaws.


       1.10.1   Christanna Campus Classified Personnel Association – Constitution & By-Laws


                                                 CONSTITUTION

                Article I -        Name
                                   The name of this organization shall be the CP's, consisting of the classified
                                   employees of the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community
                                   College.

                Article II -       Objectives
                                   The objectives of the CP's shall be to promote better communication among
                                   classified employees and to make contributions to the Community.
                Article III -      Membership
                                   Membership in the CP's shall be open to any person engaged as a classified full
                                   time or permanent part-time employee of the Christanna Campus. They shall
                                   become members upon payment of the stated dues of the organization. No
                                   person shall be denied membership because of race, color, sex, handicap, creed
                                   or national origin.
                Article IV -       Officers
                                   The elected officers of the Organization shall be President, Secretary, and
                                   Treasurer.
                Article V      -   Meetings
                                   Meetings shall be held on the second Thursday of every other month and called
                                   by the President as needed.
                Article VI -       Amendments to the Constitution
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                                   This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by
                                   a majority vote, and a majority of the membership must be present in order for
                                   voting to occur. Due notice of the proposed amendment must be given to the
                                   membership at least thirty (30) days before its presentation for adoption. Notice
                                   of the proposed amendment may be circulated by mail or by distribution.



                                                     BY-LAWS
              Article I      -     Membership
                                   Dues, Rights & Privileges:
                                   Monthly dues are to be set by vote of the majority and may be amended at any
                                   meeting. The Treasurer shall send out dues notices to members as needed. The
                                   Treasurer shall collect all dues, deposit the money to the organization's account,
                                   and keep accurate and up-to-date financial records.
              Article II     -     Officers

              Election of Officers
                          The officers of the organization shall be President, Vice-President,
                          Secretary and Treasurer.
                          The officers shall be nominated and elected by Club members at the July
                          meeting and have the installation of new officers at the September meeting.
                          Only members in good standing shall be eligible to run for office and to vote.

              Duties of Officers
                          The President shall preside over meetings of the organization.
                          The Vice-President shall preside over meetings in the absence of the President and assist
                          the President.
                          The Secretary shall record the proceedings of all meetings. The Secretary shall post
                          reminder notices about meetings two or three days prior to meeting.
                          The Treasurer shall maintain financial records and disburse the monies of the
                          organization upon the approval of the President.
              Committees
              The president shall appoint all committees if there are no volunteers.
              Dissolution of the Organization
              In the event the organization is dissolved, all monies left in the Treasury after all bills are paid
              shall be donated to the College Foundation.

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               Amendments to the By-Laws
               The By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a majority of those present and voting,
               providing due notice of the proposal has been given at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at
               which it is presented.

               Dues and other charges. Annual dues of the individual members shall be $24.00. Dues may be
               paid at the rate of $2.00 per month or $24.00 per year.



      1.10.2   Daniel Campus Staff Organization-Constitution
               Article I.         Name
                                 The name of this organization shall be Daniel Campus Staff Organization and it
                                 shall consist of the classified employees of the John H. Daniel Campus,
                                 Southside Virginia Community College.
               Article II.       Objectives
                                 The objectives of the Daniel Campus Staff Organization shall be:
                                 To promote better communications among the classified staff
                                 employees of the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community
                                 College, and
                                 To serve as an instrument for the formulation and expression of staff personnel
                                 points of view on any subject germane to the interest of the John H. Daniel
                                 Campus of Southside Virginia Community College, and to make suggestions or
                                 recommendations thereon to the appropriate College committee or officer.
               Article III.      Membership
                                 Membership in the Daniel Campus Staff Organization shall be open to any
                                 person who is employed in a classified staff position at the John H. Daniel
                                 Campus.
               Article IV.       Officers
                                 Officers of the Daniel Campus Staff Organization shall be a President and a
                                 Secretary/Treasurer.
                                 As established in the Governance Structure of Southside Virginia Community
                                 College, the Classified Staff Organization will annually select one representative
                                 to serve on each of the following committees: Campus Council and Operational
                                 Affairs Committee.
               Article V.        Meetings
                                 Meetings shall be as provided for in the Bylaws.
               Article VI.       Amendments to the Constitution

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                          This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by
                          a majority vote, and a majority of the membership must be present in order for
                          voting to occur. Due notice of the proposed amendment must be given to the
                          membership at least ten (10) days before its presentation for adoption. Notice of
                          the proposed amendment may be circulated by mail or by publication.


                                                       BY-LAWS
            Article I.    Meetings
                          Meetings of the Daniel Campus Staff Organization shall be held the first Friday
                          of January, March, May, July, September, and November. The time and place of
                          the meeting shall be set by the President. Special meetings may be called by the
                          President at the request of any member provided twenty four (24) hours notice is
                          given all members.
            Article II.   Officers
                          The offices of the Daniel Campus Staff Organization shall consist of a
                          President and a Secretary.
                          Election of officers.
                          The officers shall be nominated by a committee consisting of at least three
                          persons, appointed by the President.
                          The nominating committee shall present the names of one candidate for each
                          office. Additional candidates for each office may be nominated from the floor.
                          In those instances where there is more than one candidate for an office, election
                          will be by secret ballot.
                          The officers shall be elected and will assume office in September of each year.
                          Vacancies in Office
                          Should a vacancy occur in any office, it will be filled at the first meeting after it
                          occurs by nominations from the floor, and immediate voting shall follow.
                          Duties of Officers
                          The President shall preside over meetings. He shall call meetings as provided in
                          Article I. He shall appoint committees; have the prerogative of attending
                          meetings of appointed committees; and shall be on call for conclusion by
                          committees.
                          The Secretary shall record and distribute the minutes of all meetings and
                          perform such other duties as may be delegated by the President.
                          The Treasurer shall collect all funds and maintain financial records.


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               Article III.       Committees
                                  All committees shall be appointed by the president.
               Article IV.        Amendments to the By-laws
                                  These By-laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a majority of those
                                  present and voting, providing due notice of the proposal has been given at least
                                  ten (10) days before the meeting at which it is presented.
      1.10.3   Support Staff Showcase
               The Support Staff Commission each year honors outstanding support staff members at the annual
               VCCA Convention in October. Nominations for this prestigious honor are requested from each
               College. Nominees should meet the following suggested criteria:


                         •        an active VCCA member for two (2) years
                         •        significant contributions to the College Community
                         •        significant contributions to the Community
                         •        involved in personal/professional development opportunities
                         •        length of service at College (to be used as a tie breaker)
                         •        has not been the showcase representative in the last five (5) years


2.1   ACADEMIC INFORMATION
      Academic Load
      See SVCC Catalog, Enrollment Information.
      Academic Standing of Students
      See SVCC Catalog, Enrollment Information.
      Advanced Standing by Experiential Learning
               Policy Statement
               Southside Virginia Community College accepts the philosophy that its placement function
               includes aiding students who wish to move toward their goals in as efficient a rate as possible. For
               some students, the College may waive basic courses in their curriculum or allow them College
               credit for demonstrating knowledge in a subject area gained by occupational and other life
               experiences.
      Associate Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Requirements State:
      A student must have fulfilled all the course and credit hour requirements of the degree, diploma, or
      certificate curriculum with 25% of the credits acquired at the College.
      At Southside Virginia Community College, advanced standing may be granted in approved areas upon
      successful completion of locally designed and administered tests or CLEP tests.

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      Graduation
      Beginning with graduation on May 15, 2008, students who are within eight (8) hours of meeting their
      requirements and plan on completing those requirements by the summer, will be allowed to participate in
      the ceremony if they choose. The students will not get their actual degrees until course work is completed
      with a passing grade. Applications for graduation will still need to be completed. (Added 4/08)
      College Level Examination Programs (CLEP), General AND Subject Exams Policy Statement
      The College Level Examination Program from the Educational Testing Service has been approved for
      credit in certain areas. No credit will be given for scores below the fiftieth percentile for the General exams
      or for scores below ACE’s credit recommendations for the Subject exams.
      Advanced Placement Program (AP)Policy Statement
      The Advanced Placement Program from the Educational Testing Service has been approved for credit in
      academic courses. No credit will be given for scores below three. Credit will be given upon approval by
      an instructor, the Dean of Instruction and the Provost.
      Subject Standardized Tests (SST) Through DANTES/USAFI Policy Statement
      The College will accept USAFI credits for College-level work. For evaluation of an individual’s credits,
      the ―Official Report of Educational Achievements,‖ available from the United States Armed Forces
      Institute, Madison, Wisconsin 53173, should be requested by the student and sent to the Office of
      Admissions and Records at Southside Virginia Community College. SVCC uses ACE’s credit
      recommendation for USAFI Courses and Tests and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests.
      Transfer Credit From Other Post-Secondary Institutions Policy Statement
      Each student transferring from another College should consult the Dean of Enrollment Management at the
      College for an assessment of credits. Generally, no credit will be given for courses with grades lower than
      ―C‖. A transfer student may be advised to repeat courses if it is clearly to the student’s advantage to do so
      in order to make satisfactory progress in a curriculum. ACCRAO guidelines provide for the transfer of
      credits for grades of ―C‖ or above if received from accredited institutions. Generally, transfer credits are
      only accepted for courses judged to meet specified curricular requirements.
      Equated Occupational Experience Policy Statement
      Equated occupational experience is handled on an individual basis within division through the waiver of
      course requirements, credit by examination and the granting of credit for previous experience.
      The student requesting experiential credit submits a written request for such credit to the appropriate Dean
      of Instruction, explaining why the credit is justified.
      If the Dean of Instruction, in consultation with the appropriate faculty member(s), feels the request is
      justified, the student is asked to submit written documentation of the experience. Typically, this includes
                          •      letter(s) from employer(s),


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                         •      job titles and description and
                         •      samples of work accomplished


      When the documentation is complete, the Dean of Instruction and faculty decide how much credit to award,
      if any, and for what course(s).
      The ―Petition for Advanced Standing or Waiver of Course‖ form is completed and submitted to the
      Provost, with accompanying documentation for approval. The form with signatures of approval and
      supporting documentation is kept on file with the student’s transcripts.
      Assessment of Courseware With External Agencies Policy Statement
      Southside Virginia Community College will accept equivalent education and training programs. Most
      requests for the granting of credits under this category are included under the category of granting credit for
      equated occupational experience. The Administration of Justice Program grants credits for courseware
      completed at the Virginia Police Academy and Virginia Department of Corrections.


               Institutional Credit By Exam Policy Statement
               In the absence of an articulation agreement, tests are constructed to confirm previously acquired
               competence. Credit-by-exam should be awarded if a person scores B or better on a comprehensive
               exam. Faculty should administer such an exam only when the student has valid previous training
               or experience to suggest competence in the subject area. There should be no coaching or
               ―cramming‖ for such an exam. The student should expect to wait until exam week, and sit for the
               exam along with students completing the class.
               Faculty must obtain prior permission from Dean of Instruction/Provost before agreeing with
               students to give credit either by exam or for experience. The request must include information as
               to how evaluation will be done. In either case, faculty member will use prior approved appropriate
               tests for evaluation and enclose it with the petition for advanced standing or waiver of course
               form.
      Assessment Of Courseware In Vocational/Technical Schools Policy Statement
               Students who have successfully completed a two-year high school vocational program or Tech
               Prep, students who have had other types of vocational training or who have occupational
               experience may qualify for advanced placement in the appropriate curriculum. Proficiency tests
               will be administered to aid in placement and to determine the amount of credit which can be
               awarded for previous occupational or educational experience.
      ACE Recommendations for Military And Non-Traditional Learning Experiences Military Learning
      Experiences Policy Statement


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               Credit may be allowed for military service school if this credit is recommended in a guide to the
               Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, and if the work is applicable to the
               program being pursued. Prior to completing the application for Credit by Examination, the
               student should review with the appropriate instructor and Dean of Instruction, the ―Official Report
               of Educational Achievement.‖ The final determination on the awarding of USAFI credit will be
               made by the Provost.
               Other non-traditional learning experiences as recognized by ACE will be accepted.
               Students who plan to transfer to other institutions of higher education are cautioned that not all
               post-secondary institutions accept credits earned in this manner as transfer credits. IT IS THE
               STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTABILITY OF THESE
               CREDITS AT THE INSTITUTION BEING CONSIDERED FOR TRANSFER.
       Administration of Advanced Standing Through the Waiver of Curricular Requirements
               Waiver of Physical Education Requirements for Veterans:
               Policy Statement
               The physical education requirements for the degree, the diploma and certificate programs may be
               waived for veterans and the College may substitute other credits to satisfy the total credit
               requirements of the veteran’s curriculum.
               Foreign Language Requirements: (Associate in Arts)
               Policy Statement
               Students who have successfully completed two years of foreign language in high school may
               petition for advance placement to the sophomore level course of this foreign language.
       Examination
               See SVCC Catalog, Enrollment Information.
       Grading System
               Developmental Courses
               Grading in all developmental classes will be S, R, or U only.
       Information for Grading Policy in Courses Other Than Developmental
               See SVCC Catalog, Enrollment Information.
       Registration
               See SVCC Catalog, Enrollment Information.
       Tuition Waivers
               Children of Deceased Law Enforcement/Fire Fighter/Rescue Squad Personnel. Any child between
               the ages of 16 and 25 whose parent has been killed in the line of duty while employed or serving
               as a law-enforcement officer, firefighter, or rescue squad member in Virginia is entitled to free

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               tuition and required fees if the deceased parent was domiciled in Virginia at the time of death and
               certification of employment is provided.
               Children of Permanently Disabled or Deceased Veterans. Section 23-7.1 of the Code of Virginia
               says that free tuition and College fees shall be given to children of qualified permanently 100
               percent disabled or deceased veterans of the armed forces of the United States who attend state-
               supported schools of secondary grade or College level. Eligibility for such children shall be
               proven by the Division of War Veterans’ Claims, who shall state in writing to the admitting school
               that tuition should be waived according to the provisions of Section 23-7.1. For further
               information, contact the SVCC Veterans Affairs Office.
               Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Under provisions of the Virginia Senior Citizens Higher Education
               Act of 1974 and subsequent amendments, a person who has been legally domiciled in Virginia for
               one year and has reached 60 years of age before the beginning of a semester may enroll in a state
               institution of higher learning at no cost (tuition and applicable required fees waived) provided all
               tuition-paying students are given first priority for class spaces. Senior Citizens whose taxable
               income for federal income tax purposes does not exceed $15,000 for the year preceding the year in
               which enrollment is sought, may register and received full credit for coursework successfully
               completed, tuition-and fee-free. The senior citizen whose income exceeds this figure may only
               audit, tuition and fee-free courses, offered for credit or enroll in non-credit courses. The request
               for a senior citizen tuition waiver must be made at the time the senior citizen registers for
               the class. (Added to handbook 10/3/07)
               Employee Tuition Waiver. The VCCS has approved a tuition waiver policy for all full time
               employees, adjuncts and part time employees who work at least 20 hours per week. Wage
               employees whose primary status is as a student are not eligible. Courses included in this program
               must be offered by SVCC and may be part of a degree program of just a class taken for
               professional development. Eligible employees may take up to six (6) credits a semester but can
               only take one three (3) credit class during working hours provided it is work related and has been
               approved in advance by their supervisor and the provost. If a class is not allowed to be counted
               towards work time, an employee may take leave time to take the class pending approval of their
               supervisor and the provost. A passing grade is not required for the tuition waiver but the
               employee is expected to attend the classes. In the case of a class which might be filled, paying
               students will take priority over those who have registered with a tuition waiver. The Continuous
               Learning Tuition Waiver form must be completed for payment. (See Exhibit 5)
       Attendance Policy
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       be informed at the first class session of the VCCS class attendance policy statement, Section 5.68 of the
       VCCS Policy Manual. Regular attendance at classes is required. When absence from a class becomes
       necessary, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor prior to the absence whenever
       possible. Students are responsible for the subsequent completion of all study missed during an absence.
       Absences totaling more than 20% of a course’s semester class meetings will result in dismissal from the
       course. Instructors may impose more stringent requirements as specified in their course outlines.
2.2    ACCIDENTS
       A report of all accidents and injuries should be submitted immediately to the Vice President of Finance and
       Administration. The following actions should be taken in the event of an accident or injury involving a
       student(s), visitor(s) or employee(s):
       Student/Visitor
       Injury - Injured student or visitor should be assisted in obtaining needed medical attention. Obtain
                complete information of how, when, where. Also, get the name, address, and telephone number of
                witnesses. However, do not commit the College or yourself as to cause, blame or paying of any
                bill. Visitors and students are not covered by the College insurance policy.
       Insurance - Students are not covered by the College insurance policy unless they are driving a College
                vehicle. (A College employee should complete the "Employer’s Accident Report‖ (See Exhibits
                47 and 47A), which may be obtained from the Physical Plant office or the Vice President of
                Finance’s office.)
       Employee
       Injury - Injured employees should be sent to a doctor or emergency room if medical attention is needed. A
                list of state approved workmen’s comp doctors is available online. Employees are expected to go
                to one of these doctors for all follow-up care as a result of a workers comp injury. The supervisor
                of the injured employee should complete the "Employee's First Report of Accident'', which may be
                obtained from the Business Office. The completed form should be sent to the Human Resource
                Officer within 48 hours. The Human Resource Officer will notify the various insurance and state
                offices. For a current list of state approved workers Comp Physicians (P.O.), please refer to the
                Managed Care Innovations Website: http://www.corvel.com/provider_lookup/ or call 1-804-649-
                2288.
       Emergency Medical Service
       Please refer to Section 2.9
2.3    SPECIAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
       Admissions Age Requirements for Students Less Than 18 Years of Age


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       Students in grades 7 through 12 may be permitted to take credit classes provided: (1) their participation
       does not interfere with their regular junior or senior high school classes and they have their principal’s
       permission, (2) their parents sign the application form or students are participating in classes contracted by
       school divisions, and they have the approval of the appropriate provost.
       Progression of Ability to Benefit Students
       For an Ability to Benefit student to progress from a certificate to a degree program, the student must
       complete all developmental requirements for a related certificate program and achieve at least a 2.5 GPA
       for a minimum of 12 credits in the certificate program. ATB students should always be encouraged to
       work toward the GED. For Nursing, Practical Nursing, and other allied health curricula, high school
       graduation or the equivalent (GED) is required for admission.
       Home School Students
       Refer to this section in the current catalog.



2.4    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
       Southside Virginia Community College is committed to providing equal employment and educational
       opportunity for all employees, job applicants and students without regard to race, sex, color, national
       origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in accordance with the
       Governor’s Executive Order on Equal Opportunity and state and federal laws. (For the purpose of this
       policy, “disability” is defined in accordance with the “Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act” and
       “genetics” in accordance with Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.” Equal
       opportunity extends to all aspects of employment including hiring, transfers, promotions, training,
       terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
       Southside complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the
       workplace free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, including harassment and retaliation.
       Harassment is any unwelcome verbal, written or physical conduct that either denigrates or shows hostility
       or aversion towards a person on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
       age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability that (1) has the purpose or effect of creating an
       intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; (2) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
       interfering with an employee’s work performance; or (3) affects an employee’s employment opportunities
       or compensation.
       Retaliation is any overt or covert act of reprisal, interference, restraint, penalty, discrimination,
       intimidation, or harassment against one or more individuals for exercising their rights (or supporting others
       for exercising their rights) under the Commonwealth’s EEO policies.)


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       Violations and Enforcement
       Unlawful discrimination in any form is a serious offense that will not be tolerated in state employment.
       The Department of Human Resource Management’s Policies and Procedures Manual sets forth the
       relevant policies of the Commonwealth. If you believe you are a victim of unlawful discrimination, several
       avenues of redress are available to you, including filing a complaint with SVCC’s EEO Coordinator, Vice
       President of Finance and Administration at 434-949-1005, the grievance procedure, and the state and
       federal discrimination complaint processes.



       Special Provisions for Disabled Students
       It is the intent of the College that all courses of study be fully accessible to all students. In order to
       accomplish this, the College would appreciate an advance notice of approximately one semester from
       Disabled persons planning to attend the institution. This will allow the College to identify and effect any
       necessary adjustments or special equipment in programs and facilities. For further information, contact the
       Vice President of Finance and Administration at 434-949-1005.
       Personnel Recruitment
       The following positions are responsible for conducting active recruitment to reach all appropriate sources,
       including black, other minority, female, and Disabled groups to obtain qualified employees on a non-
       discriminatory basis:
                         President
                         Provosts (both campuses)
                         Vice President of Finance and Administration
                         Dean of Instruction (both campuses)
                         Human Resource Manager
                         All other hiring supervisors
       The Human Resource Manager is responsible for developing a list of recruitment sources and for
       maintaining contacts with black, other minority, female, and Disabled organizations and professional
       societies.


       EEO/AA Committee:
       SVCC has assigned EEO/AA responsibilities to the College’s Operational Affairs Committee through the
       Governance procedures. The committee has created an ad hoc group designated as the Equal Opportunity
       Committee. This EEO Committee is made up of a cross section of the College faculty and staff. The EEO

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       Committee will perform the following:
                  -         The establishment of EEO goals and objectives.
                  -         The review of EEO goals and objectives.
                  -         Review and resolve EEO problems and concerns.
                  -         Relate EEO policies to colleagues.
                  -         Provide training and guidance to supervisors and administrators who
                            hire personnel for the College.
                  -         Other EEO issues as they arise.
       The College will report a list of the committee members and job titles to the Office of EEO in the annual
       assessment.
       Recruitment Efforts
       The plan has been developed in accordance with the Office of Employment Services and Program
       Evaluation's Recruitment Plan Guidelines. The overall goal of the Plan is to recruit and retain qualified
       minority and female employees, particularly in the areas where they are under-utilized. The institution will
       take appropriate affirmative action recruitment to attract qualified black, female and Disabled applicants
       when vacancies occur.
       Criminal Record Check. Review of the Virginia State Police Criminal Record Search is required for all
       new full-time and wage hires.
       All recruitment will be on the basis of qualification and ability. All position opening announcements will
       contain a statement that SVCC is an Equal Opportunity College.
                                   The vacancy announcement will be distributed as follows:
                                            For Full-Time Vacant Positions
                                            Local Newspapers
                                            Local Virginia Employment Commissions
                                            Appropriate campus bulletin boards
                                            Chronicle of Higher Education, Community College times
                                            (Professional classifications only)
                                            Recruit (classified staff only)
                                            SVCC Website
                                            VCCS Website (Faculty & Administrative positions only)


       Training
                  SVCC is committed to providing resources to all employees to upgrade or learn new skills in a
                  nondiscriminatory manner. The staff development training plan is designed with input from all the

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               employment levels of the College plus feedback and suggestions from the Faculty/Staff
               Development Committee of the College governance structure. This group is designed to assist the
               College in meeting the training needs of all the College’s employees.


2.5   BULLETINS AND BULLETIN BOARDS
      Bulletin boards are available throughout the academic building to post Public Service Announcements and
      activities that the Student Activities and Campus Clubs are sponsoring. All posters and announcements
      should be reviewed by the Student Service Directors. No posters are to be taped to the wall. The College
      Website is also available for announcements.


2.6   CAMPUS CONDUCT
      Student Code of Conduct
      See SVCC Catalog: Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.
      Firearms Policy
      Possession or use of firearms, explosives, or any other dangerous or deadly weapons as defined by the
      Code of Virginia §18.2-308 are not appropriate to the college experience. Therefore students, employees,
      and patrons are not permitted to possess these items on college property except when carried by bona fide
      law enforcement officials in their official capacities. This policy applies whether the weapon is functional
      or not. Any device designed to look like a weapon and/or is used by an individual to cause reasonable
      apprehension or harm is considered a weapon by this policy. It is a condition of acceptance to the college
      that all students comply with the college weapons policy. Employees agree to this policy and all other
      policies by accepting continuing employment. Students and patrons agree to this and all other policies by
      their continuing enrollment and participation in activities and events.


      The exemptions set out in § 18.2-308 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of this section. The
      provisions of this section shall not apply to (i) persons who possess such weapon or weapons or as a part of
      the school’s curriculum or activities; (ii) a person possessing a knife customarily used for food preparation
      or service and using it for such purpose; (iii) persons who possess such weapon or weapons as part of any
      program sponsored or facilitated by either the school or any organization authorized by the school to
      conduct its programs either on or off the school premises; (iv) any law-enforcement officer; (v) any person
      who possesses a knife or blade which he uses customarily in his trade; (vi) a person who possesses an
      unloaded firearm that is in a closed container, or a knife having a metal blade, in or upon a motor vehicle,
      or an unloaded shotgun or rifle in a firearms rack in or upon a motor vehicle; or (vii) a person who has a
      valid concealed handgun permit and possesses a concealed handgun while in a motor vehicle in a parking

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      lot, traffic circle, or other means of vehicular ingress or egress to the school. For the purposes of this
      paragraph, "weapon" includes a knife having a metal blade of three inches or longer and "closed container"
      includes a locked vehicle trunk.


      Disruptive Classroom Behavior
      Should a faculty member experience disruptive classroom behavior which necessitates assistance, this
      situation should be reported immediately to the administrator in charge or to campus security. The
      Provosts, Deans of Instruction, Vice President of Finance & Administration, evening Administrators, and
      Campus Security Personnel all have the authority to act in these situations. Students’ disciplinary action
      ultimately rests with the Provosts. If an adjunct instructor takes disciplinary action concerning a student,
      the supervisor must be notified.
      Employee Conduct
      See VCCS Policy Manual, Chapter 3 and DHRM Policy Manual or refer to the Websites which are listed
      as follows: http://www.vccs.edu and http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hrpolicy/policy/pol1_60conduct.doc
      Code of Ethics
      The Southside Virginia Community College Code of Ethics expresses the moral principles and guidelines
      for the conduct of all SVCC employees. The Code also informs the public of the standards of ethical
      conduct for which college employees are responsible.
      Employees of SVCC should be familiar with the Code, understand its application to their position and
      conduct, and adhere to its principles. Employees should also be familiar with other sources of information
      that will assist them in making informed decisions. These include laws, policies, procedures, and
      regulations that are relevant to their work.
      The Code of Ethics is not a substitute for the active process of ethical decision-making. In instances where
      a simple or direct application of this Code is not possible, employees should seek clarification and
      assistance from their supervisor or other appropriate college official.
      Southside Virginia Community College subscribes to the following ethical principles:
      1.       FAIRNESS
               We will be fair and just in our decisions and actions. In order to provide fair and just treatment,
               we will carefully weigh the circumstances and variables linked with any decision and make the
               best attempt to be consistent and equitable.
      Practices deriving from this principle are that:
                            Hiring and promotion are fair and just
                            Student and employee evaluation is consistent and fair.
                            Workload is appropriately assigned and equitable compensated.

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                           Rules and regulations are consistently applied.
                           Decisions are based on facts and evidence and not on opinions and prejudices.
                           Appropriate support is provided for students and clients.
      2.      HONESTY
              We will maintain a learning and work environment in which we feel secure enough to provide
              honest commentary about the operation and management of the organization. From our work in
              the classroom to the delivery of administrative and support services, we will encourage an honest
              climate which serves the interests of the institution and protects the well-being of all individuals.
              We will not use affiliation with the college for personal gain.


      Practices deriving from this principle are that:
                           Truthfulness with other employees and students is demonstrated.
                           Accurate accounts of the college are given.
                           Internal controls are established and maintained.
                           Distinction is made between official and private actions.
                           Dishonesty is not tolerated.
      3.      PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY
              We will act in the best interest of our students and clients. We will demonstrate professional
              integrity and exemplary behavior in all that we do in and for the college.
      Practices deriving from this principle are that:
                           The Mission Statement of the college is understood and supported.
                           Conflict of interest and/or the appearance thereof is avoided.
                           The professional autonomy of fellow employees is respected.
                           Professional best practices are ascertained and followed.
                           Official position is not used to secure privileges or advantages.
      4.      RESPECT
              We will demonstrate a high regard for the rights and opinions of others. It is our responsibility to
              establish a climate of mutual respect, to protect the rights and freedoms of others, and to be
              discreet in dealing with confidential matters.
      Practices deriving from this principle are that:
                           Students and fellow employees are treated with consideration.
                           Collegiality and civility in all activities are observed.
                           The privacy and confidentiality of students and employees are safeguarded.


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                            The diversity of all people and their uniqueness of culture, ethnicity, religion, race,
                             and sexual orientation are respected.
                            An environment free from discrimination and harassment is promoted.
      5.        TRUST
                We believe that a healthy organization is built on trust. Trust assumes a community in which
                ethical principles are promoted and applied. The development of trust also depends on our ability
                to recognize threats to the psychological and /or physical safety of others and to eliminate these
                threats by treating others equitably, fairly, and in a non-exploitive manner.
      Practices deriving from this principle are that:
                            Outside influences are not allowed to interfere with commitment to the college.
                            The power inherent in positions of authority is not exploited.
                            The competence and integrity of fellow employees are assumed.
                            A safe and secure learning and work environment is provided.
                            Breaches of the Code of Ethics are not condoned.
      (Code of Ethics added to handbook 10/3/07 See Exhibit 45 for Employee Acknowledgment of Code of
      Ethics)
      Employee Dress Code
      All College employees, full- and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators are expected to dress in a
      manner that is acceptable to the existing standards of a professional setting.
      Drug Free Workplace Act
      Southside Virginia Community College is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the
      citizens it serves by assuring that a drug-free workplace is maintained and that employees perform their
      duties unimpaired by the effects of drugs or alcohol. In compliance with local, state and federal laws, the
      following is a summary of DHRM Policy 1.05 Alcohol and Other Drugs. For a complete copy please see
      www.dhrm.virginia.gov or request a copy from Human Resources.


6.    Threat Assessment Guidelines
      Early intervention is essential
      Preventing violence and supporting the safety and well-being of the college community are
      responsibilities of all members of the SVCC community. Campus safety is enhanced through
      community members identifying behaviors of concern and reporting the concerns in a caring and
      timely manner. Early identification of such concerns allows SVCC to intervene more effectively
      to address behaviors that are threatening or significantly disruptive to the learning, living and
      working environment of SVCC.

      The Threat Assessment Team

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      Virginia law requires the institution to have a threat assessment team to identify, assess and
      intervene with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the campus community.

      The SVCC Threat Assessment Team is staffed by representatives from several college
      departments. The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses a
      threat to self, others, or the SVCC community and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain
      the safety of the situation. The team responds to behaviors exhibited by students, employees,
      visitors, and non-affiliated persons in an attempt to prevent violence so that SVCC remains a safe
      and secure working and learning environment.

      Identifying concerning behavior
      There are many behaviors that may cause concern for the safety and well-being of an individual,
      or the campus as a whole. The following is not an exhaustive list but provides examples of
      concerning behaviors or situations:

         Unusual or abrupt changes in behaviors or patterns;

         Extreme reaction to a loss or traumatic event;

         Preoccupation with weapons, violent events or persons who have engaged in violent acts;

         Uncharacteristically poor performance;

         References to harming others or planning a violent or destructive event;

         Evidence of depression, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts/plans;

         Inappropriate responses such as prolonged irritability, angry outbursts, or intense reactions;

         Strained interpersonal relations, isolating behaviors, or low self esteem;

         Significant change in life circumstances such as loss of job or relationship;

      Again, these are just examples of behaviors that may cause concern. If you observe or become
      aware of situations that cause concern for safety, consult with colleagues, supervisors or college
      officials and report your concerns.

      Reporting concerns: "It may be nothing, but…"
      If you have concerns about a person or situation, even if you think it may be nothing, you are
      encouraged to share the information. The information you provide, no matter how trivial it may
      seem by itself, may be critical to understanding a broader range of problematic or threatening
      behavior.

      How to share your concern
      If you are aware of an emergency, or immediate safety concerns, call 911 and report the danger to
      law enforcement.

      If you are concerned about threatening behavior or a disturbing situation, that is NOT an
      emergency event, contact one of the team members listed below.

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      What you need to share
      When providing information, please include the name of the person you are concerned about, the
      behaviors you observed, and your name. While the Threat Assessment Team does accept
      anonymous reports, if you don't identify yourself, the team has fewer options for addressing the
      situation you are concerned about.

      What will happen to the information you share
      Your identity and the information you share will be treated privately with your safety in mind.
      The information will be used to address the situation in a respectful and helpful manner. The
      college's Threat Assessment Team will gather more information about the situation and
      implement a plan to enhance the safety of the campus community.



      The Threat Assessment Team:
      Bethany Harris         949-1007                       bethany.harris@southside.edu
      Peter Hunt             949-1005 or 736-2015             peter.hunt@southside.edu
      Emily Noblin           736-2143                       emily.noblin@southside.edu
      Chad Patton            949-1045 or 736-2166             chad.patton@southside.edu
      Judy Shepherd           949-1049                       judy.shepherd@southside.edu
      Dorothea Sizemore       736-2051                       dorothea.sizemore@southside.edu
      James Taylor           949-1092                       james.taylor@southside.edu
      Doug Whaley            736-2050                       doug.whatley@southside.edu
      Dale Wooding           736-2055                       dale.wooding@southside.edu
      Roger Wray             949-1040                       roger.wray@southside.edu
      Detective Howard Hobgood of the Charlotte County Sherriff's Department



                                         SUMMARY OF THE
        COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA'S POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
      The Commonwealth of Virginia's Policy 1.05 on Alcohol and Other Drugs states that the following acts by
      employees are prohibited:

      I.     the unlawful or unauthorized manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol
             and other drugs on the workplace;
      II.   the impairment on the workplace from the use of alcohol or other drugs, (except the use of drugs for
             legitimate medical purposes);
      III. action which results in the criminal conviction for:
            - a violation of any criminal drug law, based upon conduct occurring either on or off the workplace,
            - or a violation of any alcoholic beverage control law,
            - or law which governs driving while intoxicated, based upon conduct occurring on the workplace;
      IV. the failure to report to their supervisors that they have been convicted of any offense, as defined in
             III above, within five calendar days of the conviction.
      Included under this policy are all employees in Executive Branch agencies, including the Governor's
      Office, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Office of the Attorney General.

      The workplace consists of any state owned or leased property or any site where state employees are
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      performing official duties.

      Any employee who commits any prohibited act under this policy shall be subject to the full range of
      disciplinary actions, including discharge, and may by required to participate satisfactorily in an appropriate
      rehabilitation program.


      REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
      Employees with problems related to the use of alcohol or other drugs are encouraged to seek counseling or
      other treatment.
      A. Assistance from management
               1. Management is encouraged to assist employees seeking counseling or other treatment.
               2. Management should consult with the EAP before referring an eligible employee to a
                  rehabilitation program.
      B. Assistance from EAP
               1. Eligible employees are encouraged to consult with the EAP to determine appropriate
                  rehabilitation programs.
               2. The EAP can provide information regarding health insurance coverage for rehabilitation
                  programs. Not all programs are licensed, accredited or covered under employees' health
                  insurance coverage.
      C. Assistance from other agencies
               Employees may contact other agencies, such as the Department of Mental Health, Mental
               Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Health, the Department of
               Rehabilitative Services, and/or Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy.
      D. Leaves of absence to seek rehabilitation
               1. At the discretion of management, employees may be granted leaves from work to participate in
                  treatment programs for alcohol and/or other drug use problems.
               2. Employees covered under the Virginia Personnel Act (as defined in section II (A) of Policy
                  2.20, Types of Employment) may use their accrued sick leave for treatment programs, as
                  appropriate, according to Policy 4.55, Sick Leave.




2.7   CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES POLICY
      See SVCC Catalog: Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.


2.8   EMERGENCIES
      For any emergencies, fire, or accident, injury, or illness, requiring a doctor or ambulance, dial "0''
      (operator) and advise the College telephone operator of the trouble. The operator will then alert appropriate
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      of the State of Virginia apply to people in Community Colleges who administer assistance to injured
      persons on an emergency basis only, but do not provide immunity from civil liability to those rendering
      assistance to persons who have suddenly become ill. If time permits, an injured person under eighteen (18)
      should not be taken to the hospital until permission is obtained from the parents. If the telephone operator
      is not on duty, the Vice President of Finance or Provost should be notified by the personnel responsible for
      the facility at that time. First-Aid Kits are located in the following areas:
               Building and Grounds Office            Science Labs      Student Services    Technology Labs


      Plan for Orderly Evacuation of State Buildings


      The Building and Grounds Superintendent will be designated as Building Warden for each campus during
      the day, and security will assist in evacuation during the evening.
      In the event of an emergency necessitating the evacuation of a building, the Vice President of
      Finance/Provost will notify the Building Wardens by the most expeditious means. The Building Warden
      will in turn notify the Staff and Instructors starting with the level closest to the source of danger, if known.
      The Staff and Instructors will supervise the evacuation of their individual areas with particular emphasis on
      assistance to Disabled persons. Each faculty member is responsible for assisting Disabled students in their
      classes to a safe area outside the building.
      The Building Warden will assume a station in the vicinity of the main entrance to the building and will
      receive the reports of the Staff and Instructors who will report as their Sections are cleared. After receiving
      reports from all sections, the Building Warden will report to the Vice President of Finance/Provost that the
      building has been evacuated.
      It shall be the duty of the Vice President of Finance/Provost to station staff at the entrances to the building
      on being notified of an emergency necessitating evacuation and to assist in the evacuation. The staff is to
      prohibit entrance to the building by other than emergency personnel until notified otherwise by the Vice
      President of Finance/Provost and to assist in evacuation by keeping the area adjacent to the entrance clear.
      The Building and Grounds Superintendent shall also assist by providing personnel to augment the evacuation
      and shall assist in any other way upon request.
      On notification that evacuation from the facility is necessary, faculty members and/or other designated
      person(s) will assist disabled students to get to the nearest exit.
      When a disabled person is in conference with an administrator, he or she will be escorted from the building by
      that official and/or his designee. Faculty and administrators will utilize the fire escape diagram located in the
      corridors of the building as a guide when leaving the facility. Southside Virginia Community College’s Section
      504 Evacuation Plan will become effective immediately. The Section 504 Coordinator will be responsible for


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        implementing the Plan. For changes and adjustments of the Plan the Section 504 Coordinator will notify all
        interested persons.
        Emergency medical service may be obtained at the following facilities:
                                              Christanna Campus
                          Alberta Family Health Services         Alberta, Virginia         434-949-6290
                          Community Memorial Hospital            South Hill, Virginia      434-447-3151
                          Southside Regional Hospital            Emporia, Virginia         434-634-2000


                                                John H. Daniel Campus
                          Southside Community Hospital            Farmville, Virginia      434-392-8811
                          Halifax-Regional Hospital               South Boston, Virginia   434-517-3100
                                   Christanna Campus Rescue Squad Information
                          Local rescue squads may be called for Lawrenceville, South Brunswick, South Hill,
                          Kenbridge, and Emporia at 911.
                                   John H. Daniel Campus Rescue Squad Information
                          Local rescue squads may be called for Crewe, Charlotte, Victoria, and Farmville at 911.
                          Where minor injuries occur, first aid kits may be obtained in the following areas:
                          Building and Grounds Department, Business Office, Provost Office, Laboratories, Dean of
                          Instruction’s Offices and Counseling Center.


Local Fire Departments
        Christanna Campus - Fire Departments
        For Alberta, Lawrenceville, Brodnax, and Dolphin Fire Departments, call 911.
        John H. Daniel Campus - Fire Departments
        For Keysville, Drakes Branch, Crewe, Victoria, and Farmville Fire Departments, call 911.


2.9     FIELD TRIPS AND STUDENTS’ TRANSPORTATION
        Field trips related to classroom instruction may be used to provide more enriching experience than the normal
        classroom activity can provide. Trips for such instructional purposes involving students and/or
        instructional staff shall be approved by the appropriate Campus Provost upon recommendation of the Dean of
        Instruction. Requests for approval should be made on the Field Trip Approval Form (See Exhibit 6).
        Participants going on a College sponsored trip should sign an Assumption of the Risk Form (See Exhibit 7).
        This form should be turned in to the Provost's Office.


2.10    INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

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      Decision to Close
      The decision to cancel classes and activities or to change work schedules is made by the President and/or the
      Provosts.
      Announcements
      In the event it is judged necessary to cancel classes or open the College or a campus late, the decision will be
      placed on a recording at each campus’s main telephone number and announced over radio/TV stations serving
      the College region. The announcement will be called to the following radio/TV stations as soon as a decision is
      made*:
                          Radio Station                            AM             FM
                          WKLV - Blackstone                        1440           93.5 (WBBC)
                          WEVA - Emporia                           860
                          WFLO - Farmville                         870            95.7
                          WRVA - Richmond                          1140
                          WHLF - South Boston                      1400           95.3 (WJLC)
                          WSHV - South Hill                        1370           101.9 (WKSK)
                          *When we can get through to them.
                                    TV Station
                          WWBT                Channel 12           NBC    Richmond
                          WSET                Channel 13           ABC    Lynchburg


      Late openings will be announced as follows: "(College or campus name) will open                 hour(s) late today.
      classes have been canceled. Faculty and staff should report at           a.m.'' If classes are rescheduled to begin at
      10:00 a.m., the day will begin with the 10:00 a.m. classes rather than operating on a compressed schedule or
      having 8:00 a.m. meet at 10:00 a.m. However, the daily schedule will be adjusted as needed to compensate for
      classes which are canceled repeatedly.
      NOTE: Radio and TV Stations WILL NOT announce that classes are meeting as scheduled; they will
      only announce cancellations or late openings.
      Transportation Difficulties
      Students and employees should exercise personal judgment in determining if weather conditions are unsafe for
      traveling to class or work. In the event the College does not close, employees should use accumulated leave and
      should make up missed work.
      All Day Closings
      A non-designated employee will be paid for the hours that he/she was schedule to work during an authorized
      closing, if he/she worked or took paid leave the day before and the day after the authorized closing.
      Designated employees are exempt and non-exempt employees who are required to work during an authorized
      closing because their positions have been designated as essential to agency operations during emergencies.

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                             Exempt and non-exempt employees are paid their regular rate of pay for hours worked.
                             Employees are granted compensatory time for hours worked during authorized closings
                              up to the maximum number of hours of their normal work shifts whether or not the
                              authorized closing occurs during the employee’s regularly scheduled work shift and
                              whether or not the authorized closing is for an entire or partial work shift. (See DHRM
                              Policy 3.10, Compensatory Leave.)


      All hours worked in a work week, including hours worked during an authorized closing, will be counted for
      purposes of determining if overtime pay is warranted for non-exempt employees.
      Designated employees that are expected to report during inclement weather closings are as follows:
                 Housekeepers/Custodial Workers
                 Trades Technician III
                 Trades Manager I
      Receptionists are responsible for making a voice mail message appropriate for the closing and contacting radio
      and TV stations.
      Employees other than designated personnel who report to work during periods of authorized closings as a result
      of not having heard the closing announcement shall not normally be credited with compensatory leave except in
      extenuating circumstances and upon approval of the President.
      Partial Closings
      When inclement weather conditions result in AUTHORIZED changes in the work schedule, such as late
      openings, or early closing, employees will be paid for such AUTHORIZED absences or delays. To qualify for
      such payment a non-designated employee will be paid for the hours that he/she was scheduled to work during
      an authorized closing if he/she worked or took paid leave the day before and the day after the authorized
      closing.
      Any scheduled hours not worked by a non-designated employee while the agency was open must be charged to
      personal leave or leave without pay.
      Designated personnel required to work during such periods of authorized closings will be credited with
      compensatory leave or overtime leave (whichever appropriate) for hours worked during such periods. For
      addition information please refer to DHRM Policy 1.35, Emergency Closings.
      http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hrpolicy/policy/pol1


      Essential personnel required to work during such periods of authorized closings will be credited with
      compensatory leave or overtime leave (whichever appropriate) for hours worked during such periods.
      Closings on Employee's Day Off
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       credited with compensatory leave.


2.11   INDEPENDENT STUDY
       Independent study is generally discouraged. If faculty feels that independent study is warranted, prior approval
       and procedures for such must be obtained from the Dean of Instruction and Provost.


2.12   KEYS
       All keys will be issued to employees upon the written approval of their supervisor and the appropriate
       administrator (Provost, President, Director of Student Services, or Vice President of Finance). All keys shall be
       issued directly to the employee by the Buildings and Grounds Superintendent on each campus, which are
       responsible for maintaining a record of keys that have been issued. (See Exhibit 9) Employees will sign for all
       keys issued to them. Grand Master keys will only be issued upon the Provosts and the Vice President of
       Finance & Administration’s approval.
       Security of the building, materials, and equipment is a responsibility of all who are issued a key. Keys are not to
       be duplicated or altered under any circumstances. If a duplicate key is needed, it will be issued in the same way
       as the original key. Keys that are lost or stolen should be reported in writing immediately to the Vice President
       of Finance and Administrative Services through the supervisor. Students will not be issued master keys.
       Upon termination of employment with the College, the employee is responsible for returning all keys to the
       Buildings and Grounds Superintendent prior to his/ her departure. The final salary check will be encumbered
       until keys and other College property have been returned or are accounted for.


       Daniel Campus Key Issuance Policy
       All employees requiring keys are to have their Supervisor or Department Head request in writing to the Provost
       the key needed. The approval or disapproval will be forwarded to the B & G Superintendent and he/she will
       issue the key along with a signature card. The card will be kept on file in the B & G Superintendent’s office.
       At the separation of employment from the College, the key will be returned to the Physical Plant Office and the
       signature card will be dated and initialed by the B & G Superintendent when the key is returned.

2.13 LEARNING RESOURCE SERVICES

       Mission Statement

       To collect, preserve, and provide access to information resources which support the instructional, educational,
       outreach programs, and mission of Southside Virginia Community College, as well as enhancing the student’s
       skills in locating, evaluating and using all types of information including print, audiovisual, online databases
       and the Internet. With these skills, students will be successful in the programs of their choice: academic,
       technical, and vocational and workforce development, as well as becoming lifelong learners.

                Vision Statement


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                 We believe that the Libraries of Southside Virginia Community College are the intellectual crossroads
       for the community college. Therefore, it is the vision of the College Libraries to provide a comprehensive array
       of information services in a friendly, down-home atmosphere. Through the cooperation and teamwork of
       faculty, staff, students and the community, our goal of success for all will be realized.

       Policies

       Policies, hours and information can be viewed on the LRS website. Online forms are available for commonly
       used library services.

       Electronic Resources Policy

       The LRS provides full access to the Internet without filtering its content for academic and research purposes.
       Children under sixteen are not permitted to access the Internet without parental supervision. No child can be
       left unsupervised by a parent or guardian in the library. The LRS does not monitor or control information
       accessible through the Internet and is not responsible for its content. Patrons are encouraged to critically
       evaluate information found on the Internet. At times when Internet usage is heavy, the LRS reserves the right to
       limit the time a patron may take for a single session. The LRS may also close the computer labs for
       bibliographic instruction, equipment failure, or other reasons without notice.

       The Collection Development Policy is available on the web.

       Intellectual Freedom Statement

       The LRS fully supports the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics, Library Bill of Rights, and Freedom
       to Read statement. It is the responsibility of the Library Supervisor to include materials representing all points
       of view in the collection. The LRS does not necessarily endorse the ideas found in the collection. Patrons may
       request the Library consider a material for withdrawal from the collection by completing a request form. The
       Library staff will promptly review any requests. If the staff cannot reach a resolution, the Library Advisory
       Committee will meet to reach a decision. The LRS follows the procedure of the Virginia Library Association’s
       Intellectual Freedom Manual.

       Exhibition Policy

       The libraries feature art shows and displays from time to time. The college is not responsible for purchase or
       replacement in case of damage; however every effort is made to protect art on display.

       Testing in the Library

       Tests will be distributed in the library when a faculty member is not able to administer the test himself.
       Tests will be given on the day and time the class usually meets. The entire class will take the test at the same
       time. Faculty are required to provide 24 hours notice and to complete the Test Instructions Form.
       Tests are given for Internet Classes with the same provisions: 24 hours notice and completion of the Test
       Instruction Form. If a student misses a regularly scheduled test and needs to make it up, the instructor will
       assign a date and time for the test. The library will not accept any tests with the following instructions: "the
       student can take the test anytime next week". The Library distributes and collects tests. The staff does not
       proctor tests. If the faculty member wants a test to be proctored, he/she needs to make other arrangements.

2.14   LOST AND FOUND
       Personal articles found should be turned in at the receptionist's desk. The College does not assume
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2.15   MAIL SERVICE
       The incoming mail is sorted and distributed by the receptionist. The mailboxes are located in the reception area.
       Adjunct faculty mailboxes are located in the library on each campus and at the off campus locations. The
       outgoing mail is received by the receptionist by 3:00 p.m. each day. The receptionist will serve as the contact
       person for mail and supply delivery between campuses. Personal mail can be mailed if correct postage is
       affixed and the mail is placed in the outgoing mailbox. Adjunct mailboxes for those teaching on campus are
       located in the LRC on each campus.


2.16   MAINTENANCE REQUESTS
       Maintenance requests and custodial services are under the supervision of the Vice President of Finance and
       Administration. The buildings are on a regular cleaning schedule. If special attention is required for a particular
       area or classroom, notice to this effect should be given in writing on a maintenance request form through the
       department head to the Vice President of Finance and Administration who then reviews and sends to the
       appropriate Buildings & Grounds Superintendent Any emergency requiring maintenance such as faulty
       plumbing, lack of heat, air conditioning malfunction, or electrical failure should be reported to the Building and
       Grounds Superintendent for immediate action. As a general guideline a written maintenance request is not
       needed for items that take 15 minutes or less to perform. (See Exhibit 10).




2.17   NEWS RELEASES
       All news releases, flyers, posters, letters for mass mailing, brochures, ads, photographs, stickers, etc. need to be
       approved by the Public Relations Coordinator before released to the public. A finished copy of all the above
       should be given to the Office of Public Relations. All inquiries from the media should be directed to the Public
       Relations Coordinator. The Public Relations Coordinator will then be responsible for making sure that the
       proper person provides the correct information. This will allow us to monitor the media's interest in the College.
       Whenever possible, drafts of news releases should be submitted to the Office of Public Relations for editing and
       additions rather than the Public Relations Coordinator having to research each news release to find the
       appropriate information. Deadlines and guidelines have been established to ensure that news releases are issued
       at the best time.
       Money to pay for printing of the cluster program brochures is included in the Public Relations Office budget;
       however, no funds have been allocated in the Public Information Office budget for brochures about individual
       academic departments. Faculty members may use their department's funds to pay for specialized brochures once
       the project has been approved by the Deans of Instruction. Faculty members should then work with the Public
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2.18   PARKING OF MOTOR VEHICLES
       Parking zones are clearly marked on each campus for students, employees, visitors and Disabled persons.
       Students are expected to observe all parking regulations and traffic safety rules and place a parking sticker on
       the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle. These stickers are available in the admissions office for
       students and in the Vice President of Finance office for employees. A warning will be issued for a first-time
       violation of the College parking regulations, and second-time violators will receive a $25.00 fine. Third-time
       violators may have their vehicle towed at their expense. Students and staff are not to park in Disabled parking
       spaces unless they have Disabled license plates on their vehicles. Faculty and staff are authorized to ticket
       offenders.


2.19   PERSONAL USE OF FACILITIES AND SERVICE
       Employee Use -              College facilities and services exist ultimately for instructional purposes. Thus,
                                   College employees (faculty, administration, and classified staff) may use these
                                   facilities and services on a personal basis only if they have the prior approval of their
                                   supervisor and the campus Provost and if the facility or service is available on the
                                   same basis to the general public.
       Public Availability -       Questions about public access to services and facilities should be directed, first, to
                                   the supervisor responsible for them, and if no policy exists, to the office of the
                                   Provost. Public access to facilities is determined by consideration such as amount
                                   and type of supervision necessary, safety, fragility, use on or off campus, potential
                                   for abuse and wear, whether commercial profit will be gained, and whether it is
                                   heavily used in instruction.
       Offices -                   Normal office furnishings and offices are excluded from this provision.
       Shops and Labs -            Employees may use shops and labs for which they are directly responsible provided
                                   such use is intended to improve professional skill and knowledge related to their
                                   work assignments (job descriptions) or to satisfy the criteria by which they are
                                   evaluated. Students should not use the labs without the expressed consent of their
                                   instructor and without proper supervision.


2.20   PUBLIC VISITATION/TELEPHONE CONTACTS
       All day visitors should check in with the receptionist on each campus. The College has no facilities to provide
       care for the children of students or visitors. Children cannot be left unattended in the buildings, in parked cars
       or on the grounds.
       It is difficult for people outside the College to contact students and faculty either by telephone or by visitation.
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       will be made to reach the concerned individual. It is suggested that faculty members leave word with the
       receptionist where they may be located when they are expecting visitors or telephone calls.
2.21   RESERVATION OF COLLEGE FACILITIES
       Reservation of College facilities is made through the office of the campus provost. Anyone using College
       facilities must complete and sign a Liabilities Release Agreement form (See Exhibit 11). Fees and use
       requirements are given in detail in this section and Exhibit 12.



Usage of Facilities Policy and Procedure
       General Information
       Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) makes its facilities available for use by groups and
       organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. College facilities are available for use by community
       organizations for functions consistent with the college’s mission. Facilities may be used by non-profit
       community organizations, governmental agencies, and business/industry partners at a minimal set-up and
       custodial fee. Individuals may request the use of campus facilities if consistent with the usage policies set forth
       in these guidelines. Business and Industry partners may use SVCC facilities for in-service training and related
       functions. However, the college does not normally allow usage of its facilities for profit-making events by
       outside groups. SVCC does not rent its facilities for any purpose. SVCC reserves the right to deny use of its
       facilities for reasons deemed sufficient by the College.


       Types of Facilities & Resources Available
       Whenever possible and practical, the following facilities are available for use:

               College grounds

       •        Lake/Picnic areas

       •        Outdoor athletic fields

       •        Parking lots

               Workforce Development Centers

       •        Auditorium/Stage

               Conference rooms

               Lecture, Computer and Electronic Classrooms

               Tables and Chairs (with building use)

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                 Audiovisual equipment (with building use)

      The educational and co-curricular activities at Southside Virginia Community College take precedence in
      assignment of all space in buildings and on the grounds of the campus.


      Facilities Use Fees
      Public Use
      Auditorium:                                                     $200 per day
      Large Classroom:                                                $50 per day
      Small Classroom:                                                $35 per day
      Computer Lab                                                    $75 per day
      Kitchen:                                                        $50 per day


      Private Use
      Auditorium:                                                     $400 per day
      Large Classroom:                                                $100 per day
      Small Classroom:                                                $ 80 per day
      Computer Lab                                                    $150 per day
      Kitchen:                                                        $100 per day
      All users will be charged a setup, cleanup, and/or security fee of $100. Extensive cleanup needs will result in
      additional charges at $15 per person-hour.
      The College reserves the right to require an advance security deposit from external groups using the campus
      facility.
      Facility users who have outstanding debts to the College may not use College facilities until payment for those
      debts has been received.


      Scheduling Procedure
      Official facilities reservations are made through the Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost.

      Once an event is placed on the college’s master schedule, a representative of the user is required to submit a
      completed Facilities Reservation Form.

      Arrangements for any room set-up, audio-visual equipment, etc. must be indicated at the time the room
      reservation is made and/or at least ten (10) working days prior to the event. The college may not be able to
      honor late requests.

      Use of college-owned audio-visual equipment may require college personnel to set up and operate. If so,
      additional charges will be applied at a rate of $15 per person-hour.

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      In unusual circumstances, cancellation of a scheduled event may be necessary to accommodate a late-scheduled
      college activity. The cancelled event may be rescheduled as facility availability allows. If other adequate
      facilities are available on campus, the group may be moved in order to avoid canceling the event.

      Facilities Reservation Form
      Campus facilities may be reserved using the college’s Facilities Reservation Form. This form must be
      completed and signed by a representative of the user group. Information pertaining to set-up requirements and
      audiovisual needs should be noted on the Facilities Reservation Form. In the event that audiovisual or other
      equipment is not available, the user group will be expected to provide its own audiovisual or public address
      equipment. The completed Facilities Reservation Form must be returned to the college at least ten (10) working
      days prior to the event.

      Types of Events and Limitations
      SVCC’s facilities are available for a variety of events, including receptions, reunions, meetings, workshops and
      seminars. Classrooms may be used only during times when classes are not scheduled. Athletic fields may be
      used except during those times when otherwise scheduled by SVCC. The softball field, baseball field, tennis
      courts, etc. may not be used for tournaments when an entrance fee is charged, unless the event is sponsored by a
      recognized charitable organization and all revenue in excess of expenses is donated to that organization.
      Entrance fees may be charged by the college and approved organizations. Tennis courts may be used by
      individuals on a first-come, first-served basis when no SVCC classes or team practices are scheduled. Overnight
      camping is not allowed on the college grounds, except for college-approved events. College facilities may be
      used by local businesses and industries for in-service training and related programs.

      Activities shall not be discriminatory or abusive of others by reasons of age, sex, religious beliefs, national
      origin or handicap.


      The College is required to maintain a non-partisan status in political campaigns; therefore, all political parties
      shall be given equal opportunity to sponsor on-campus rallies so long as all College requirements are met.

      Users are required to conform to the Code of Virginia with respect to all event activities.

      Fees Which May be Charged by User Groups
      Admission may be charged for events sponsored by non-profit users when all proceeds will be used to benefit
      the sponsoring organization. Freewill collections may be taken if all donations will be used solely for the benefit
      of the non-profit organization.


      Program Identification
      Sponsoring individuals or organizations using SVCC facilities may not use the Southside Virginia Community

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      College name or logo in association with the external program to state or imply SVCC sponsorship, cooperative
      programming, or endorsement.



      Advertising
      Southside Virginia Community College’s name or logo may not be used in advertising or marketing programs,
      except as approved by the college or as needed to indicate event locations.

      Library Use
      Area citizens are encouraged to use the SVCC library, as are registered students.

      Liability
      Sponsoring individuals and organizations are responsible for the conduct of their guests while in SVCC-
      managed facilities. Users must agree to assume full responsibility for liability, injury or damage to persons or
      property. A statement of insurance covering use of the facility may be required prior to use. SVCC accepts no
      liability for loss or damage of users’ personal property.

      Refreshments and Other Services
      Food and refreshments may be served in SVCC facilities. The user group is responsible for providing
      refreshments, cleanup, placement of trash in containers, and for repair of any damaged or soiled furniture, floors
      or walls. The user group is also responsible for the cleanup of any outdoor areas which are utilized. College
      personnel will not assume responsibility for any aspect of food and refreshment service. The user group must
      provide items such as tablecloths, water pitchers, eating and cooking utensils, glasses, paper products, etc.


      Parking
      Ample parking is available around the SVCC campus. During week days, outside groups should avoid parking
      in yellow curb zones which are reserved for the college faculty and staff. Handicap spaces are clearly marked
      and should be utilized only by vehicles bearing official handicapped driver designation.

      Security
      The facility user is responsible for security needs of events and must provide College-approved security if the
      group wishes to use the facility overnight and plans to keep items of value in the facility. The College accepts
      no liability for loss of damage to such items at any time. The facility user shall provide College-approved
      police service for crowd control if the College anticipates the need for such control.          The cost of such
      protections is in addition to any space utilization fees.


      Distribution of Information on Campus
      The Provost on each campus is responsible for reviewing each request for posting of information by groups

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        external to the college and determining the manner, time and place for the distribution so as to avoid
        interference with the educational mission of the college.


                       Southside Virginia Community College
                                           FACILITIES RESERVATION FORM


                     Location of Facility Requested: _______________________________

Organization                                                                    Today’s Date
Date(s)Needed
Purpose of Event
Time Needed Set-Up/Clean-Up                   to                        Actual Hours of Event            to
Estimated Number of Participants                                        Name / Type Meeting
Facilities Requested
      WDC __________________                                          Baseball/Softball Field
      WDC __________________                                          Classroom
      WDC __________________                                          Other List Other ______________________

Set-Up Preference                                               Ancillary/Special Needs:
      Theatre Style (row seating)                                     Head Table               Registration Table
      Classroom Style (tables and chairs)                             Lectern                  Display Table
      Other                                                           P.A. System              Refreshment Table
Stage curtains:       Open        Closed                              Marking board            Parking Spaces
Stage Set-up                                                    Other                          Flip Chart


Special Request                                                        Audio-Visual Equipment:
      "U" Shape Conference                                           Overhead Projector     Slide Projector
Center Table:       Conference         Buffet                        Screen                TV/VCR/DVD
      Theatre Style       Classroom Style                            Computer              LCD Projector
Other
*Submit a Floor Plan Drawing if Necessary                            Other:

Organization Address
Telephone: Business                          FAX                        E-Mail Address

                          Please note: No catering, food, or beverages are provided by SVCC.

                Please Sign Form and Return to Confirm these Arrangements. Thank you.

Contact of Responsible Agent:                         Signature:________________ __              Date:
SVCC Rep.:        _______________                     Signature: _________________               Date:
      The Following for Office Use Only:

      _______________________________, Provost                                    Date:
      Comments:________________________________________________________________________________________

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         _________________________________________________________________________________________________



2.22    SAFETY
        Safety is the responsibility of all College employees and everyone is expected to adhere to safety regulations.
        Faculty members shall instruct students in the proper safety precautions for all equipment. The College has a
        safety manual which is available on line as a link on SVCC’s home page; www.southside.edu, click on
        Quicklinks, Faculty and Staff InTranet, Plans and Guides and select Safety Plan from the drop down. The
        College also has a safety committee made up of College-wide representation that meets twice a year to discuss
        various safety issues.



2.23    SMOKING, EATING, AND DRINKING POLICY
        Food and beverages are permitted in the student lounge. Food and beverages are not permitted in
        classrooms, laboratories, or libraries. Smoking is not allowed in the buildings.



2.24    USE OF COLLEGE FACILITIES WHEN COLLEGE IS CLOSED
        A student or individual other than a full-time employee who needs to use College facilities when the College is
        closed or when unaccompanied by a full-time employee must get a building pass which has been approved by
        the instructor or staff member supervising the activity involved and from the appropriate administrative
        supervisor. This pass may be granted on a one-time basis or for an extended period not to exceed the end of the
        semester in which the pass is issued. College equipment used after hours by individuals other than employees is
        not allowed.
        Copies of the Building Pass (See Exhibit 8) may be obtained from secretaries, receptionist, or the business
        office. When the College is closed individuals requiring a building pass should present their copy to the
        housekeeping or security personnel on duty. The approving administrator should submit a copy of the
        approved building pass to the building and grounds supervisor.
        Community and other outside groups wishing to use the buildings need to sign a Liability Release Agreement
        form (See Exhibit 11) along with the Facility Fees and Use Requirements Policy (see section 2.21 &Exhibit
        12) and schedule this through the Provost's Secretary's Office.



2.25    TELEPHONES
        The College uses a VOIP phone system which routes calls over the internet and greatly reduces phone costs.
        A College employee, wishing to place a business call within the 48 United States, should utilize a line that is
        tied into the College VOIP System. This system may be accessed by dialing 9-1-(area code if outside local

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       area and at off campus sites and the number). Individual extensions between J.H. Daniel and Christanna
       Campuses may be accessed by dialing the individual's extension number.


       Incoming Collect Calls
       Long distance calls coming into an individual which are collect can be accepted only after the individual has
       been called on his extension and gives assurance that it is an official call and one that is authorized or will be
       authorized.
       Personal Calls
       The College does not allow personal phone calls except in the case of an emergency. Personal long distance
       calls should be billed to faculty or staff member who placed the call. A monthly phone call report is reviewed
       by the receptionist and the Vice President of Finance.
       Conference Calls
       College committees wishing to meet without traveling from one campus to the other may use the conference
       phones, connected to the direct line between the two campuses.
       Fax Machines
       The College fax machines are not open to the general public. College employees may use the fax for personal
       transmissions at the rate of $1.00 per page provided that the transmission is in Virginia. Transmissions made
       outside the state may be more based on the calling rates to that area.
2.26   TRAVEL
       The College will reimburse individuals traveling on official College business for reasonable and necessary
       expenses incurred. Complete travel regulations can be found at www.doa.virginia.gov by clicking on the
       CAPP manual and going to topic 20335 State Travel Regulations.
       Rates
       Employees are reimbursed for using personally-owned vehicles when State-owned vehicles are not available
       or it is cost beneficial to the College. If electing to use a personal vehicle for the convenience of the employee,
       reimbursement is at a lesser rate. Current IRS Rate– when personal vehicle is cost justified or State vehicle is
       unavailable. If the higher mileage rate is used for reimbursement, the College requires documentation stating
       a state vehicle was not available or that the personal vehicle was cost justified be attached to the travel
       reimbursement voucher. The current mileage reimbursement rates can be found on DOA’s website at www.
       doa.virginia.gov.
       Cost Benefit Analysis
       Per State regulations, agencies must use a cost/benefit analysis to determine whether a State-owned/OFMS
       rental or a personally-owned vehicle should be used for official State travel. (Enterprise has the State Rental
       Car Contract for Short-Term Travel.) The College considers a personal vehicle to be cost justified in the

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      following circumstances:

                            Occasional travel for distances up to 100 miles a day
                            For overnight travel, consider the average daily mileage over the period the State vehicle
                             would otherwise be needed.
                            Constant daily routine travel
                            In cases where the distance traveled is less if the employee leaves from home rather than
                             coming to base point to pick up state vehicle.

      For all other circumstances, the OFMS Trip Calculator should be used routinely to determine the Enterprise
      vehicle cost for the cost benefit analysis. Other factors to consider in the cost benefit analysis are:
                            Distance to the nearest Enterprise location and the hours of operation
                            Administrative time required to obtain the Enterprise rental car
                            The type of vehicle required and the number of travelers


      The President or his designee (Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services) is authorized to approve
      the IRS rate in lieu of the Enterprise contract when a personally owned vehicle is determined to be cost
      beneficial to the agency. The justification and approval must be documented and attached to the Travel
      Reimbursement Voucher. The current mileage reimbursement rates can be found on DOA’s website at
      www.doa.virginia.gov.
      Commuting Mileage
      Employees are not, however, reimbursed under any circumstance for commuting mileage which is the distance
      traveled between the employee’s residence and base point. An employee can only be assigned one base point
      which is the place, office or building where the traveler performs most of his/her duties on a routine basis.
      Multiple base points are not allowed. Commuting mileage must be deducted from total travel mileage to
      calculate reimbursable mileage however, it is not deducted when an employee is required to work on a
      Saturday, Sunday or a holiday that is not a scheduled workday. Travel routing, by whatever means, shall be
      the most direct practicable route.
      Airline and Amtrak Tickets
      There is a mandatory state contract for purchase of airline and Amtrak tickets. You must have a purchase
      order number before calling the travel agency that the College currently has a contract with.
      Rental Cars
      Enterprise has the state contract for short term rentals and all travelers needing to rent a car must refer to
      Section 220 of the State Travel Regulations Guide for restrictions and policies set forth by Department
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      Per Diem Rates
      Lodging and meals may be reimbursed when traveling overnight on official business outside the employee’s
      official station. Advance payment of hotel/motel expenses are discouraged but if necessary a prepayment of
      one night’s lodging are allowed. The Lodging/M&IE Per Diem Guideline Table found in the CAPP
      manual, topic 20335 State Travel Regulations lists the lodging rates for in-State and selected Out-of-State
      cities as well as daily meal stipends. A $5.00 per day flat incidental rate which is to cover tips, person phone
      calls, laundry and transportation between lodging or business and places where meals may be taken is included
      for each day. An itemized lodging bill received at time of checkout is required to be submitted with the travel
      reimbursement voucher. Exceptions to the lodging rate up to 50% above the guidelines are allowed if
      approved in advance by the College President or his/her designee.
      Meal expense reimbursements must involve overnight stay unless the employee is participating in a business
      meal or is claiming an overtime meal. Business meals must involve bona fide business discussions and must
      be approved by the President or designee. The original receipt must be included with the travel reimbursement
      voucher as well as a list by name of all persons involved in the meal and the reason for the meal. If the
      reimbursement is for a group of conference participants, identify the number of people fed and an explanation
      of additional meals (such as coverage of walk-ins). The expense must be reimbursed for the actual expenses
      up to the amount in the applicable meal in the M&IE Rate Table. An exception may be granted if authorized
      by the President or designee with sufficient justification and the original, itemized receipt for a business meal
      reimbursement up to 50% above the guidelines. If a business meal is claimed during overnight travel, the
      per diem allowance applicable to the business meal must be clearly excluded from the daily reimbursement.
      To figure the per diem rates, the College has the State’s Per Diem Calculator online under www.sv.vccs.edu
      in Blackboard.
      The Division of Purchases and Supply (DPS) has entered into Lodging contracts with various hotel chains
      (www.eVA.state.va.us).
      Use of the internet to purchase travel services is allowed; however, the traveler must comply with procurement
      guidelines. Suggested sites are:
                        Priceline.com
                        Expedia.com
                        Orbitz.com
                        Travelocity.com
      The following methods may be used to pay for services via the Internet:
      GE MasterCard Travel Card (These are issued in the name of the individual and individuals are billed directly
      and are responsible for timely payment.) Any travel can be charged to this credit card. Agency GE Master
      Purchase Charge Card (SPCC) can only be used to purchase transportation tickets (i.e. rail, air or bus)


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       Personal credit card (individual will be reimbursed through submission of travel reimbursement voucher)
       Travel credits, reduced rates or free service must accrue to the Commonwealth. Any such credit must
       be reported to the agency fiscal officer and must be deducted from the amount of travel expenses
       claimed.

2.27   USE OF COLLEGE VEHICLES
       When travel becomes necessary, a person should first check with the campus receptionist in advance to
       schedule a state vehicle. These vehicles are generally issued on a first-come, first- served basis, but may also
       be based on the distance traveled with those having longer distances to go having priority. Pool cars should
       not be used if the vehicle will be gone more than three workdays. In rare cases the Provost may approve an
       exception to this policy. Anyone using a state vehicle must sign out for it and be responsible for gassing it
       when necessary. For extended trips the employee can sign out a gas credit card assigned to that vehicle when
       they sign out for the keys. The card must be returned with the keys. If a state vehicle is not available, an
       individual may be reimbursed for the use of his or her private vehicle at the state mileage reimbursement rate.
       The current mileage reimbursement rates can be found on DOA’s website at www.doa.virginia.gov. The
       guidelines for inter-campus transportation are as follows:


       In general, it is the employee's responsibility to furnish transportation to and from the assigned worksite for
       each day's employment, and the College’s responsibility to furnish transportation for business purposes during
       the workday.
       The general guidelines for the College being obligated to provide transportation between campuses is limited
       to those employees who are dual campus or who were hired to work one campus and subsequently reassigned
       to both campuses.
       The car pool from Alberta to Keysville and return is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday. The car pool
       leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. This is open on a space available basis to any employee.
       The College will continue to furnish transportation for special assignments, meetings, or events (including
       those requiring travel between campuses) as necessary for all employees.
       Teaching faculty assigned to teach at locations other than their primary workstations will be provided College-
       sponsored transportation from College to the workstation as coordinated individually through the Provosts.
       Problems regarding the assignment of state cars should be brought to the Vice President of Finance &
       Administration.
       Use of Safety Belts by State Employees
       All state employees are required to use front seat safety belts and recommended to use back seat safety belts
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       Operation of State-Owned Vehicles
       A state vehicle may only be used for official state business. Any state employee may request one for this
       purpose, as well as any non-state employee as long as such person is a volunteer on official state business.
       Any passengers in the car must also be on official state business. Family members of state employees are
       permitted to ride in fleet vehicles only when travel is directly related to official state business.
       Drivers should not pick up any hitchhikers while in a state-owned vehicle. Drivers can aid citizens that need
       assistance.
       Any traffic violations and/or fines that result are the employee’s personal responsibility.
       There is a list of service and repair facilities in the glove compartment of each state vehicle. If the vehicle
       needs servicing, oil/maintenance checks, or fuel, take it to one of these facilities first if possible.
       If a state vehicle is involved in an accident, call the State Police immediately. Do not leave the scene of the
       accident. The State Police must always be called, regardless of the amount of damage or who is at fault. After
       conferring with the State Police, if the car can still be driven, call the nearest Dept. of Transportation facility to
       see if it can be serviced there. In cases of emergency, it may be taken to a commercial service center. Be sure
       to obtain an itemized statement of any service to the car. Submit this statement to the appropriate Building and
       Grounds supervisor.
       Any repairs due to the driver’s negligence, lack of care, or abuse will be charged to the driver’s agency.


2.28   Classified Employees Hours of Work
       The workweek at SVCC starts on Friday and continues through Thursday of the following week. The normal
       work schedule is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 30 minutes for lunch. Some positions have different work
       schedules. Check with your supervisor for the work schedule for your position. Your supervisor may adjust
       your work schedule to meet the needs of the agency. Full-time classified employees are expected to work a
       minimum of 40 hours within a workweek for full pay for that pay period.
       The requirement to work 40 hours in a week does not include the time taken for lunch period. The lunch
       period is unpaid time and, regardless of its length, cannot be included in the 40-hour work period. Supervisors
       are responsible for the scheduling of paid and unpaid hours for their employees in a workday insuring that
       services are provided to College constituencies with reasonable flexibility in the work schedules of employees.
       Employees who work at least six consecutive hours shall be afforded a lunch period. Supervisors of non-
       exempt employees must observe the Fair Labor Standards Act in the application of hours worked.


        Workweek Policy

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       academic calendar year, college administration and staff are required to work a five (5) day workweek.
       Exceptions may be requested by the administration when they are beneficial to the college.


       Classified Staff Work Breaks
       For most jobs, an unpaid lunch break of 30 to 60 minutes (45 minutes is typical) is required. In addition two
       15-minute breaks are provided, one morning and one afternoon, which are part of the paid day. These breaks
       are optional and may not be used to cover missed time or to extend the lunch period.
       Refer to DHRM Policy 1.25, Hours of Work
       Time Sheets and Leave Approval
       Timesheets Non-Exempt classified employees who are designated as non-exempt are required to complete a
       Weekly Timesheet (See Exhibit 14) each week which reflects scheduled hours, hours actually worked and
       leave approved in advance. Signed original timesheets are due at the end of each week.
       Leave Approval The Commonwealth provides paid leave time to employees for a variety of reasons. The
       various types of leave are outlined in this handbook, in DHRM Policy and VCCS Policy. Refer to the specific
       policies for more detailed information. In general, all leave must be scheduled in advance and approved by the
       Supervisor. Ask your Supervisor about your department policies and procedures for scheduling and approval
       of leave. As stated in 2.30 A., leave taken by non-exempt classified employees is reported on the SVCC Non-
       Exempt Weekly Timesheet. Exempt employees (to include Faculty and Administrators) must submit a Leave
       Activity Reporting Form P-8 (see exhibit 15) Use a separate leave reporting form for each period.

       Overtime Leave In very rare case employees may be asked to work beyond the normal work week. This is
       generally limited to graduation day and registration. The College does no pay for overtime but does grant
       overtime leave. This must be approved ahead of time by the supervisor.

       Employee Retirement Plans
       Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
       Membership in the Virginia Retirement System, a Defined Benefit plan, is a condition of employment for
       eligible employees of participating employers. All full-time, salaried classified and faculty members are
       eligible for membership in the Virginia Retirement System.
       Eligibility
       VRS members are eligible for full retirement benefits at age 65 with at least five years of service or at age 50
       with at least 30 years of service. Members may retire as early as age 55 with at least five years of creditable
       service or as early as age 50 with at least 10 years of service.
       Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)
       New faculty members and administrative faculty have the option to participate in the VRS Optional

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       Retirement Plan for Higher Education rather than the VRS Defined Benefit Plan. Under the Optional
       Retirement Plan, your retirement benefit is based on contributions and the investment gains and loses on those
       contributions. Generally, this type of plan is more portable than the defined benefit plan. If you are a new
       employee eligible to sect this plan, please read the handout available from Human Resources, or online at
       www.varetire.org, Choosing Your Retirement Plan, carefully before making your selection.


       Service Awards
       It is the Commonwealth’s objective to recognize employees for the length of their state service through a state
       service awards program. See Department of Human Resource Management Policy #1.10 ―Awards for Length
       of Service‖ at www.dhrm.virginia.gov.
       Employee Suggestion Program
       Commonwealth of Virginia’s program to promote agencies’ employee suggestion programs (ESP) whereby
       employees can be recognized and rewarded for adopted ideas that improve their agencies’ and state
       government’s operations. See Department of Human Resource Management policy #1.21 ―Employee
       Suggestion Program‖ at www.dhrm.virginia.gov .


2.29   Fair Labor Standards Act and Overtime Leave
       The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that State employees, except those considered exempt from the law,
       be paid one and one-half times their usual hourly rates for any hours worked in excess of the standard 40-hour
       workweek or to received overtime leave at a rate of one and one-half hours for each overtime hour worked.
       Administrative, executive and professional employees, as defined by the law, are considered ―exempt‖ and are
       not entitled to overtime compensation.
       Non-exempt employees are typically in Bands 1, 2 and 3 (however position exemptions are determined on a
       case by case basis); all wage employees and all other employees in approved positions. Overtime
       compensation is paid at a rate of time and a half when an employee physically works more than 40 hours in the
       seven day work period. The seven day work period begins at 12:01 a.m. each Friday and ends at 12:00
       midnight each Thursday.
       Management has the right to reschedule an employee’s workdays if that employee has worked extra hours in
       the pay period. Employees will be given as much advance notice as possible of any schedule adjustments
       whether the adjustments are whole or partial days. To the extent possible, employee’s requests and needs will
       be taken into consideration when making schedule adjustments.
       Employees who have taken leave in the work week and worked extra hours may request to use these hours as
       compensation in lieu of approved sick, annual, family personal or compensatory leave.
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       work week by a non-exempt employee will be compensated as Overtime leave in accordance with DHRM
       policies.
       Employees are not allowed to determine the need to work overtime; they must receive prior approval unless
       it is an emergency situation. In very rare cases employees may be asked to work beyond the normal work
       week. This is generally limited to graduation day and registration.



3.1    FACULTY APPOINTMENT POLICY
       Southside Virginia Community College faculty appointment policy is the Faculty Policy adopted by the State
       Board of Community Colleges (Section 3.4 of VCCS Policy Manual) (See Exhibit 26)
       General Appointment Provisions
       Appointment
       All appointments are granted by the State Board for Community Colleges upon recommendation of the
       President of the College and the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System.
       Multi-Year Appointment Advisory Committee
       The President shall establish a Multi-Year Appointment Advisory Committee to provide information and
       advice for his consideration on all faculty members eligible for three- and five-year appointments.
       The distribution of the membership of this Committee shall be determined by the President and shall be from
       the various segments of the College faculty (teaching faculty, counselors, and librarians) and administrators.
       The Committee shall consist of from five to seven members, comprised of a minimum of: two teaching
       faculty per campus and one administrator, and/or one librarian or counselor in addition to the Vice President of
       Finance & Administration as convener. The various segments of the College faculty shall elect from their
       members their representatives on this committee. The President shall appoint administrators to this committee,
       but in no case shall administrative representatives exceed one-third (1/3) of the committee membership. To
       provide for continuity from one year to the next, at least two committee members should be elected or
       appointed for a second year.
       The Committee shall elect a chair from the membership and operate within the procedures outlined in the
       SVCC Faculty Appointment Policy in accordance with guidelines established by the President. Among these
       guidelines shall be provisions (a) that a faculty member eligible for a three- or five-year appointment may
       appear before the Committee to present such information as the Committee deems appropriate; and (b) in the
       event that an administrator has participated in any preliminary decision regarding the current evaluation of the
       faculty member in question, the administrator shall be replaced by another administrator appointed by the
       President for the consideration of that faculty member.
       The Committee shall consider all eligible faculty for three- or five-year appointments and any other faculty
       who have been recommended for special consideration by the President.

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      The criteria to be considered by the Committee as it considers faculty for three- and five-year appointments
      shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) competence of the faculty member as a teacher in his/her
      assigned function; (b) effectiveness of the faculty member in carrying out his/her functions and duties as
      prescribed in the College Faculty/Staff Handbook; (c) ability to establish and maintain positive professional
      relationships with colleagues, supervisors, students, and the Community; (d) extent and currency of
      professional qualifications; (e) adherence to all policies, procedures, and regulations as outlined in the College
      Faculty/Staff Handbook, the Policy Manual of the Virginia Community College System, any policy,
      procedure, and regulation adopted by the College or the Virginia Community College System, and the laws of
      the Commonwealth of Virginia; and (f) evaluations. Where additional criteria are considered, they shall be
      stated in the report of the Committee. In order for the Committee to consider appropriately the above criteria,
      the committee shall have access to all available information regarding each faculty member under
      consideration. Such information shall be retained in the strictest confidence by the Committee.
      The multi-year appointment is an indicator of merit as is merit pay and promotion. The judgment of the
      Committee concerning appointments is acknowledged to be subjective and is focused upon the quality and
      nature of the relationship between the eligible faculty member and the College. The central components of this
      relationship are performance and competency. The length of the appointment should reflect the quality of this
      relationship and the desire of the College to continue the relationship for a given period. The normal sequence
      for faculty appointments is three one-year appointments and one three-year appointment before moving into a
      five-year appointment.
      One-year appointments should be recommended for eligible faculty whose performance is satisfactory and
      who are judged to be competent and there are indications that the desired level of performance will be
      sustained during the next year. In some cases faculty eligible for a three-year appointment will be
      recommended for a one-year appointment because it is judged that improvement is needed to warrant a three-
      year appointment. In some cases faculty who are completing a five- or three-year appointment will be
      recommended for a one-year appointment because of serious performance competency issues. Such a
      recommendation is intended to indicate that the faculty member should make significant improvement within
      the next year.
      Three-year appointments should be recommended for eligible faculty in those instances in which performance
      has been most satisfactory and the faculty member is judged to be competent and there are strong indications
      that the desired level of performance will be sustained during the new appointment period. In some cases
      faculty members eligible for a five-year appointment will be recommended for a three-year contract because
      the performance/competency level is not sufficient to warrant a recommendation of five-year appointment.
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      indication that their performance/competency was judged to have declined but not to the extent to warrant a
      recommendation for a one-year appointment.
      Five-year appointments should be recommended for eligible faculty in those instances in which a faculty
      member is fully competent and the desired performance level was sustained during the prior appointment
      period, and there is every indication that this level will be sustained or improved during the new appointment
      period. Five-year appointments should be recommended only when there is absolutely no question or
      reservation about competency or performance. Recipients of five-year appointments should represent the
      faculty model for College desires.
                Committee Procedures:
                Inform the College Community that the Committee is active, listing membership, general meeting
                schedule, and general procedures.
                Provide all faculty eligible for a multi-year appointment with an opportunity to schedule a meeting
                with the Committee.
                Provide for the appointment information pertaining to each faculty member to be reviewed by each
                member of the Committee.
                Discuss, as a committee, the appointment information pertaining to each faculty member to
                determine the extent to which the criteria for appointment have been met.
                Reach decisions by consensus; e.g., continue problem solving until a solution or recommendation
                emerges which each Committee member can accept as workable or appropriate.
                Maintain appropriate confidentiality of matters considered by the Committee.
                Organize the Committee to accomplish its task.
                Provide the President with a written rationale or justification explaining all recommendations, a copy
                to be retained by the Committee.
                Appointment Information Needed
                The appropriate administrator(s) should provide the Committee with the following information in a
                timely manner:
                                 A listing of faculty eligible for appointment, by eligibility category.
                                 A summary of each faculty member’s evaluations for the appropriate number of
                                 years preceding the proposed appointment.


                                 Evaluation materials from peers, students, supervisor and self for the time period
                                 since the last appointment.
                                 The appointment recommendation of the supervisor.


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                                A written indication that the supervisor's written recommendation has been
                                reviewed by the faculty member involved. (The evaluation signed by the faculty
                                member will satisfy this need.)


              Multi-Campus Institutions
               In a multi-campus College within the Virginia Community College System, the provisions of this
              policy shall apply to the institution as a whole and service on one campus shall transfer to other
              campuses within the same College.
              Reasons for Dismissal
              Faculty members may be dismissed only for just cause. Permissible grounds for dismissal shall
              include but are not limited to incompetence, unsatisfactory performance of duties, insubordination,
              unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and misconduct. Procedures for dismissal shall be as
              prescribed by the State Board for Community Colleges. In any action resulting in the dismissal of
              employment of a faculty member, the decision of the State Board for Community Colleges shall be
              deemed final. See Appendix III to Section 3, Faculty Sanctions, VCCS Policy Manual.
              Faculty Rank and Salary
              Faculty Rank and Salary are not part of this policy.
              Conditions of Employment
              Appointment contracts shall be offered by the President and shall include the beginning and ending
              dates. The faculty member shall submit his acceptance of the appointment contracts in writing to the
              president prior to submission of the recommendation to the State Board for Community Colleges for
              action. Acceptance of the appointment contracts by the faculty member includes acceptance of the
              general conditions of employment set forth in the College Faculty/Staff Handbook and the Policy
              Manual of the Virginia Community College System. Additionally, each appointment is made
              expressly subject to the terms and conditions of the Appropriations Act of the Virginia General
              Assembly and the applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The faculty member shall be
              notified in writing by the President of the final action taken on the contract proposal.
              Procedures for Evaluation
               Procedures for evaluation shall be as prescribed by the State Board for Community Colleges in the
              Policy and Procedure for Evaluation of College Personnel Holding Faculty Rank, Appendix VI to
              Section 3, VCCS Policy Manual and to Section 3.4.1 in the SVCC Faculty/Staff Handbook.




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3.2   PROCEDURE FOR NON-REAPPOINTMENT OF COLLEGE PERSONNEL
      HOLDING FACULTY RANK
      Please refer to VCCS Policy Manual or the Website: www.vccs.edu



3.3   POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATION OF COLLEGE
      PERSONNEL HOLDING FACULTY RANK
             Academic Freedom - Evaluation shall not be used to restrain faculty members in their exercise of
             constitutional rights or academic freedom as set forth in the Statement of Academic Freedom and
             Responsibility adopted by the State Board for Community Colleges on January 29, 1969.
             Academic Freedom and Responsibility
             To ensure the College an instructional program marked by excellence, the Virginia Community
             College System supports the concept of academic freedom. In the development of knowledge,
             research endeavors, and creative activities, the College faculty and students must be free to cultivate a
             spirit of inquiry and scholarly criticism. Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in
             discussing their subjects, but should be careful not to introduce teaching matters which have not
             relation to their fields. Faculty and students must be able to examine ideas in an atmosphere of
             freedom and confidence and to participate as responsible citizens in Community affairs. The System
             also recognizes that commitment to every freedom carries with it attendant responsibilities. Faculty
             members must fulfill responsibility to society and to their professions by manifesting academic
             competence, professional discretion, and good citizenship. When they speak or write as a citizen,
             they will be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but their special position in the
             Community imposes special obligations. As professional educators, they must remember that the
             public may judge their professional and their institution by their utterances. Hence, they should at all
             times be accurate, exercise appropriate restraint, show respect for the opinions of others, and make
             every effort to indicate that they are not an institutional spokesperson.
             At no time shall the principles of academic freedom prevent the institution from making proper
             efforts to assure the best possible instruction for all student s in accordance with the objectives of the
             institution.
             College Plan for Merit Pay Awards
             Merit awards based upon performance evaluations are recognized at Southside Virginia Community
             College in the following four ways:


                       Granting of multi-year appointment (where applicable)

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                       Granting of a promotion
                       Granting of a merit award salary increase
                       Granting of a non-cumulative merit bonus in cases where the faculty member is at the top of
                       the salary scale. (The non-cumulative merit bonus would be awarded to no more than 10%
                       of the faculty and only to those receiving an overall performance evaluation of excellent.)
            Performance evaluations of faculty are based upon a composite of student, peer, self and supervisor
            evaluations. Supervisors will rate each faculty member’s performance as excellent, Very Good,
            Good, Fair, or Unsatisfactory based on these evaluations. Merit pay will be awarded only to those
            faculty with performance evaluations of Good, Very Good or Excellent. These ratings are defined as
            follows:


                       Excellent - Indicates that the individual is fulfilling his or her expected faculty duties and
                       functions in one or more areas in such a high level of quality that his or her performance
                       deserves special recognition.
                       Very Good - Indicates that the individual is fulfilling his or her expected faculty duties and
                       functions to a high level of proficiency.
                       Good - Indicates that the individual is meeting the requirements of his or her position and
                       performing all tasks that are normally expected of him or her.
                       Fair - Indicates that the individual is fulfilling in a satisfactory manner most, but not all, of
                       the expected faculty duties and functions as listed under criteria for evaluation. The Dean of
                       Instruction* would be expected to specify to the individual the way or ways in which her or
                       she is failing to meet expected performance standards and to make to the individual specific
                       suggestions concerning ways to improve his or her performance within a reasonable period
                       of time as determined by the Dean of Instruction.
                       Unsatisfactory - Indicates that the individual definitely is failing to meet the standards of
                       performance expected of him or her as a faculty member of SVCC. In most cases, the rating
                       of unsatisfactory would not be given by the Dean of Instruction without previously having
                       the rating of ―Fair‖; therefore, the individual has failed to meet expected performance
                       standards and to explain to the individual the reasons for assigning this rating. Assignments
                       of this rating may indicate that the teacher’s services will not be required after contract
                       expiration and that future contracts will not be offered.
            *Note that here and elsewhere in the Plan there may be special instances in which a faculty member
            might not report directly to a Dean of Instruction. In those instances, the term ―Immediate
            Supervisor‖ should replace ―Dean of Instruction.‖


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      Please refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or Website: www.vccs.edu for further information.




3.4   EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PLANS
      The following evaluation plan was adopted by the faculty and administrators of Southside Virginia
      Community College and approved by the State Department of Community Colleges.
      Teaching Faculty
      The primary purpose of the plan is to provide information to the faculty member for use in improving
      instruction. A secondary purpose is to assist in making recommendations regarding promotions, salary
      increases, and so forth.
      The plan provides for four areas of evaluation: (1) student; (2) self; (3) peer; (4) divisional. A student survey
      form will be given to students for anonymous responses. Self-evaluation will be in narrative form according to
      established guidelines. Peer evaluation will be done anonymously, with three peers being selected by the
      administrator from five names submitted to him by the faculty member being evaluated.
      The comprehensiveness of the evaluation will be of two sorts:
               Short Form - (See Exhibit 16) for those holding continuing multi-year contracts (e.g. in the second
               year of a three-year contract) composed of:
                        The student evaluation administered once a year, usually in the spring semester of the
                        previous year for which they are being evaluated
                        The peer and self-evaluations completed once a year
                        The administrative evaluation which will consist of the short form, completed once a year
                        The divisional evaluation will consist of the short form (See Exhibit 16) completed once
                        each year
               The components of the evaluation will be Dean of Instruction, Self, Student, and Peers. These will be
               of equal weight unless agreed to as below. Each of these four components may be weighed to
               account for 10-50% of each individual faculty member’s evaluation ranking. Such weighing is to be
               mutually agreed upon by the individual faculty member and the Dean of Instruction. This agreement
               of weighing is to be conducted prior to February 28 for each calendar year. An evaluation based on
               quantitative weights and measures is also permissible, if it is agreed to by both the faculty member
               and the Dean of Instruction.
               Long Form - for those holding one-year contracts and those eligible for multi-year contracts,
               composed of:
                        The student evaluation, administered once a year (except for new faculty), usually in the
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                       The peer evaluations completed once a year
                       The self-evaluations completed once a year

                       The divisional evaluation, which will consist of a narrative rather than the short form,
                       completed once a year
              NOTE: Either the faculty member or the administrator may request that student evaluations be
              completed more than once a year. The Dean of Instruction and the faculty member being evaluated
              shall meet near the end of the formal evaluation procedure to discuss the results of the evaluation. The
              faculty member shall have access to all materials and documents involved in the evaluation except
              those that would destroy the anonymity of peer evaluation. Such discussions shall be held prior to the
              deadline for signing an appointment proposal.
              The period of evaluation shall cover one calendar year (Spring Semester through Fall Semester) and
              will be conducted according to the following schedule:
              All faculty will be evaluated in January, except faculty employed in the previous August and those
              being notified of non-reappointment in the following situations:


                       • after two or more years of service
                       • faculty rank employees in the final year of a multi-year appointment
              Peer and Self-Evaluations will be due prior to Christmas break. Barring extenuating circumstances,
              by the end of October the Dean of Instruction and the faculty member may choose to meet to discuss
              the faculty member’s progress in achieving goals and to negotiate any desired changes in them. The
              Dean of Instruction must schedule this meeting if it appears that a faculty member will receive an
              evaluation rating below Very Good. This will provide the faculty member with an opportunity to
              address the Dean of Instruction’s concerns prior to the end of the evaluation period. The Provost or
              President may add signed, written comments to the divisional evaluation at their discretion.
              Faculty employed in August will have a preliminary evaluation in January and their formal evaluation
              in April. This faculty will do student evaluations in the fall as well as in the spring. Their formal
              evaluation will consist of the same components as other faculty.


              Student Evaluation
              Evaluation forms will be given to the students for completion. The identity of the student will not be
              revealed. The type and number of student forms desired will be mutually agreed upon by the
              administrator and the faculty member being evaluated. It shall be the responsibility of the Dean of
              Instruction to see that an adequate number of student forms are completed to properly represent a
              typical cross-section of the students encountered by the faculty member (30 would be optimum; 10 or

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            fewer lack validity; however, similar types of classes may be combined to increase validity). Student
            evaluations will be administered by a College employee and in the absence of the faculty member
            being evaluated.
            Student forms completed during the latter part of the year will be reviewed by the Dean of Instruction
            and the faculty member and may be included in the evaluation procedure for the current year. Each
            instructor may generate a list of questions may be attached to the form to be completed by the
            students. These responses would be separated from the form prior to scoring of the student responses.


            Peer Evaluation
                     Selection of Evaluators
                     The faculty members will submit at least five names to the Dean of Instruction who will
                     choose three of these to do the actual evaluation.
                     Anonymity in Peer Evaluation
                     To maintain anonymity, and yet maintain a responsible attitude toward the evaluation on the
                     part of the evaluators, it is proposed that the Dean of Instruction shall assign a number to the
                     forms given to the evaluators and record the name of the person to whom the number was
                     given. This name-number correlation will be kept in strict confidence by the Dean of
                     Instruction. By using numbers instead of names, it will be possible to let the faculty member
                     examine the peer evaluations without breach of confidentiality.
                     Elaborations of Designated Points
                     In the event that responses may be vague, or in the event it is deemed desirable to do so, the
                     Dean of Instruction or the faculty member, acting through the Dean of Instruction, may
                     request that the evaluator provide elaborations on points specified by the Dean of Instruction.
                     This shall be a prerequisite step for a request for additional peer evaluations.
                     Additional Peer Evaluation
                     If the occasion arises that the three evaluations received are in some sense judged by the
                     Dean of Instruction or faculty member to be invalid or not representative, the faculty
                     member and/or the Dean of Instruction may request that additional evaluations be obtained.
                     In this case, the faculty member would submit additional names as requested by the Dean of
                     Instruction who would then send forms to the evaluators.      For Peer Evaluation - Faculty
                     form see Exhibit 17.
            Self-Evaluation
                     The narrative for self-evaluation should follow the suggested guidelines below. Note that
                     the individual elements are examples and not necessarily minimum requirements. Not every


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                   element need be addressed. Faculty is encouraged to include any valid activities to justify a
                   rating. Faculty in their first year of employment should be rated primarily on Academic
                   Performance and Institutional Support. It is the responsibility of the faculty to justify their
                   self-rating.




            Guidelines for Faculty Accomplishments:


                           Teaching one or more off-camps, dual enrollment, V-Tel, or cyber courses
                           Developing a new (traditional or cyber) course (with or without release time)
                           Committee participation and leadership
                           Conducting independent study with students
                           Supervising work study students
                           Having a large advisee load
                           Working closely with counselors and/or student services
                           Working collaboratively with other faculty members for cross-discipline projects
                           Writing assessment report
                           Community involvement
                           Serving on (and/or chairing statewide or national committees,
                           Giving presentations at statewide or national meetings or conferences,
                           Having work published in a statewide or national publication,
                           Receiving VCCS Professional Development (or other) funding for a project,
                           Completing an advanced degree.
                   An evaluation based on quantitative weights and measures is also permissible, if it is agreed
                   to by both the faculty and the Dean of Instruction.
            Administrative Evaluation (Long Form)
                   The Dean of Instruction will evaluate faculty members using the following as general
                   guidelines. The subtopics listed are offered as examples and do not require explicit
                   responses to each item. The faculty member and Dean of Instruction will agree on the
                   method of evaluation.
            Evaluation of Teaching
                   The faculty member and the Dean of Instruction will arrange the method or manner of
                   evaluation. The Dean of Instruction and faculty member shall agree upon what information
                   the evaluation is expected to provide to the Dean of Instruction. It shall be the responsibility

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                        of the Dean of Instruction to see that this is done. The Dean of Instruction shall indicate on
                        the evaluation form what form of evaluation was used. Also, some indication should be
                        given by the Dean of Instruction as to the frequency with which he discussed matters
                        pertaining to instruction with the faculty member either formally or informally.
              Formal and Informal Discussions
                        The Dean of Instruction shall conduct at least one formal discussion meeting with the faculty
                        member. In this meeting, the Dean of Instruction and the faculty member will review the
                        divisional evaluation for the previous year, agree upon the weighting of evaluation
                        components for the current year, and establish goals for the current year. If necessary, the
                        Dean of Instruction and the faculty member will meet to discuss the faculty member’s
                        progress in achieving goals and to negotiate any desired changes in the weighting of
                        evaluation components due to changed circumstances. Informal meetings may be instigated
                        by either the Dean of Instruction or the faculty member at any time to discuss matters
                        pertaining to evaluation. Such matters include, but are not limited to: student evaluations,
                        participation in peer group conferences, publication of scholarly articles, writing across the
                        curriculum efforts, serving on state or local committees or boards which are linked to the
                        operation of the College, development of (or participation in) distance learning offerings, etc.
              Final Evaluation
                        The final evaluation will be expressed in a composite narrative statement, which will
                        summarize peer evaluation, student evaluation, self-evaluation and Dean of Instruction
                        evaluation. If a quantitative evaluation has been mutually agreed to, the evaluation will be
                        expressed in that manner, although narrative statements are also possible.
       Student Development Evaluation
              Purpose
               The objective of the Student Development evaluation is to provide constructive feedback to Student
              Development personnel in relation to the performance of their responsibilities. An effort is made by
              each evaluator to be open and objective.
              Distribution of Evaluation Forms
              Supervisor will distribute five evaluation forms to faculty member.
              Supervisor will distribute ten student evaluation forms to the staff person being evaluated. In turn,
              these forms will be distributed to students with whom they have worked.
              Supervisors will distribute peer evaluation forms to other members of the student development staff.
              Supervisor will do an evaluation using the information provided on the above-mentioned forms and
              the evaluation by the supervisor.


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              Feedback to Student Development Personnel
                        Supervisor will have evaluation conference with each student development person.
                        Supervisor will make the information on the forms available to the staff person.
                        Supervisor will read any written comments.
                        Supervisor will present an evaluation which may include written objectives for the next year.
              Student Development Personnel to be Evaluated
             Counselors
                      Evaluation by Supervisor and Self (See Exhibit 18)
                      Evaluation by Students (See Exhibit 19)
                      Evaluation by Faculty (See Exhibit 20)
                      Evaluation by Peers (See Exhibit 21)
     Classified Performance Planning, Evaluation and Pay Increases
     A revised Employee Performance Evaluation Policy was implemented by the Department of Personnel and
     Training in May, 1990 (See Department of Human Resource Management, Policy #1.40 on Website:
     http://www.dpt.state.va.us/. Click on Policies, Forms & Resources. Also, each supervisor should have a
     copy of The Performance Evaluation, A Handbook for Managers and Employee Relations Management, A
     Manual for Supervisors.
             Performance Evaluations
             Performance evaluations are completed annually from August 15 - October 31. Performance plans are
             prepared by December of each year for the upcoming evaluation cycle.
             Probationary Period. Classified employees must serve a twelve month probation period with
             evaluations after each three months. See Policy 1.45 on DHRM Website: http://www.dpt.state.va.us
             Form –See Exhibit 3.
             Compensation for Classified Personnel
             For DPT Policy #3.05 on promotions, reallocations, etc., refer to DPT Website:
             http://www.dpt.state.va.us/ click on ―Human Resources‖, click on ―Policy and Procedure
             Manual‖.
     Classified In Band Adjustment Policy
     All pay practice actions shall be approved by the College President. In Band Adjustment may be made within
     the guidelines of the VCCS Human Resource Delegated Agreement. In Band Adjustments are not guaranteed
     nor are they an entitlement. However, requests will be reviewed by the College President. Amendments to the
     policy may be made by the College President. All actions are subject to post audit by the VCCS.
     According to DHRM Comp Reform guidelines, In Band Adjustments may be made for any of four purposes:
     Retention; Change in Duties; New Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; Internal Alignment.

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      These pay practices are non-competitive and employees may receive these adjustments on a per fiscal year
      basis. In order to be deemed eligible to receive an in band adjustment, an employee must receive a contributor
      rating or higher on their evaluation.
               Retention – This prevents employees from seeking employment outside the agency in occupations that
               have high visibility in the labor market when salaries have not been as competitive in the marketplace.
               (This may be used in one department to avoid turnover) If this is used for a department, justification
               and documentation must be on file for department vacancies for the past three years; starting pay used
               to fill the vacancies; and College’s efforts to fill these positions. Approval required by supervisor and
               reviewer. Requires President’ staff approve if College funds are used. Percentage of increase 0 –
               10%
               Change in Duties – Given for changes in duties for assuming new duties and responsibilities that are
               at a higher level and are critical to the operations of the agency. Recognizes employees for substantial
               additional duties being added to their job. Additional duties should total at least 15%. These changes
               would not be significant enough to warrant a new role change with a higher pay band. The employee
               should have successfully performed these new duties and responsibilities for at least 180 days.
               Approval required by supervisor and reviewer. Requires President’s staff approval if College funds
               are used. Percentage of increase 0 – 5%.
               KSA’s Professional/Skill – For professional certifications, licensure, training, and degrees earned that
               benefit the agency and use the new knowledge and skills in their jobs at SVCC. For individuals who
               achieve professional certifications, licenses or degrees. Retroactive actions may not be made.
               Employees must have achieved their goal after September 25, 2000. Credentials that are requirements
               for a job by State Code, or are required for selection and taken into consideration at the time starting
               pay is negotiated, cannot be used as a basis to support subsequent compensation adjustments. A plan
               must be developed in advance showing degree curriculum. Approval is required by the supervisor and
               President’s staff prior to successful completion of the degree program. Initiated by supervisor or
               Human Resource Manager. Same approval is required as change in duties.
               A list of possible certifications is available in the Human Resource Manager’s office. Other
               certifications may be added with the President’s approval. Percentage of increase 0 – 9%.
               Internal Alignment – Purpose of this type of in band adjustment is to align an employee’s salary more
               closely with those of other employee’s within the same agency who have comparable levels of training
               and experience, similar duties and responsibilities, similar performance and expertise, competencies,
               and/or knowledge and skills. Initiated by Human Resource Manager or Supervisor. Requires
               President’s Staff approval. Percentage of increase 0 – 10%.
               A plan must be developed in advance showing degree, certification or licensure curriculum and
               program requirements. Approval is required by the supervisor and President’s staff prior to successful

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                completion of the plan. Initiated by supervisor or Human Resource Manager. Approval is required by
                supervisor, reviewer and President’s Staff.
                Increases for degrees, certification or licensure may be a lump sum or percentage and may be decided
                on a case by case basis.
                Applicable Certificate, Certification or Licensure             2-3%
                GED                                                              4%
                Diplomas                                                          5%
                Associate’s Degree (Initial)                                     5%
                Bachelor’s Degree (Initial)                                      7%
                Master’s or Doctorate (Initial)                                  9%
                Approval
                Employees should request in writing through their supervisor to the President any requests for an in
                band adjustment prior to starting on their goal. A copy should be given to the Human Resource Office.
                Related policies can be found in DHRM Policy #3.05 Compensation; VCCS In Band Adjustment
                Policy and Pay Practices Chart.
                Timing – Effective on the 10th or 25th of the month.
                Funding – The SVCC President and Vice President of Finance will certify funding during the budget
                process and approve funding available for non-budgeted adjustments.


                Review of the Evaluation
                It is the policy of the state that each evaluation be discussed between the supervisor and the employee
                evaluated. The discussion should be kept on a constructive basis. The purpose is to achieve a
                constructive dialogue that will be supportive of the employee's development as well as reflective of the
                supervisor's perspective of the employee's performance. When combined with employee's input, this
                two-way communication should increase understanding and thereby serve as a stimulant to employee
                performance.
                Standards of Conduct - Classified Personnel
                In July 1990, a policy for handling violations of conduct standards was implemented. This policy was
                designed to support supervisors and assure employees that corrective actions, when they do occur, are
                handled fairly and objectively. See DPT Policy #1.60 Website:    http://www.dpt.state.va.us/ Click
                on ― Human Resource Policy Manual‖, click on ―Policy & Procedure Manual‖.
      Administrative Evaluation
      Purpose
      The objective of the Administrative Evaluation is to provide constructive feedback to administrators in relation
      to the performance of their responsibilities as administrators. An effort should be made by each evaluator to be

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      open and objective in their evaluation efforts.
               Evaluation Forms - (See Exhibit 22)
               Supervisor will have an evaluation conference with each administrator. Supervisors will present a
               composite of the evaluations in which the average rating for each item will be reflected. Supervisors
               will read written comment on the evaluation to the administrator. Supervisor will complete an
               evaluation form for the administrator.


                           Administrators to be Evaluated
                                   President
                                   Provosts
                                   Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services
                                   Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education
                                   Dean of Enrollment Management
                                   Dean of Instruction
                                   Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
                                   Dean of Information Technology and Learning Resource Services
                                   Director of Community College Programs
                                   Director of Counseling


      Administrative evaluations are to be completed in January and are due to Human Resources no later than March
      30th of each year.
      Presidential Evaluation
      Southside Virginia Community College presidential evaluation policy is the same as that adopted by the State
      Board of Community Colleges (Section 3.10.1 of VCCS Policy Manual).



3.5   PROCEDURES FOR REDUCTION IN STAFF AND DISMISSAL OF
      COLLEGE PERSONNEL HOLDING FACULTY RANK
      Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or check the Website: www.vccs.edu



3.6   FACULTY ACADEMIC RANK PROMOTION POLICY (Refer to the VCCS Policy
      Manual Section 3.7 on their website at www.vccs.edu.)
      VCCS Policy Section 3.7 will be utilized to determine eligibility for the academic rank promotion of
      faculty members, using the VCCS-29, Normal Minimum Criteria for Each Faculty Rank.

      The procedure for considering faculty member promotions at Southside Virginia Community College will be as
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      follows:

      3.6.1      Any faculty member that believes he/she is eligible for a promotion must submit a request for
                 consideration to the appropriate Dean of Instruction. The request should include at a minimum:

                 1.   A SsVCC Faculty/Administrator Promotion Review/ Determination, (see Exhibit 45)
                 2.   copies of any transcripts for review validating additional degrees and or credit hours received
                      since hire or last promotion (official transcripts must be addressed to and received by Human
                      Resources if approved for Promotion) and,
                 3.   any supporting documentation.

                 The deadline for submission of promotion requests will be March 31 st or as specified in the Master
                 Calendar if this date falls on a weekend.

      3.6.2      The appropriate Dean will review the Faculty/Administrator Promotion Review/Determination and
                 compare it to the VCCS-29 to determine if the faculty member is qualified. If the member is deemed
                 qualified, the Determination is certified as correct by the Dean and he/she is recommended for
                 approval to the Provost and President. (see Exhibit 46)

      3.6.3      Faculty members that are approved for promotion will receive either the minimum salary for the new
                 rank or $1,000 added to their base salary, whichever is more. Administrators that are approved for
                 promotion will receive either the minimum salary for the new rank or $1,500 added to their base
                 salary, whichever is more.


3.7   FACULTY GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
      Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or check the Website: www.vccs.edu

3.8   STATE CLASSIFIED GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
      The State Grievance Procedure for classified employees was adopted by the Virginia Assembly with an
      implementation date of July 1, 1990. Employees may obtain a copy of the classified grievance procedure
      handbook from the Human Resource Office. For additional information, refer to the Department of
      Employment Dispute Resolution, www.edr.state.va.us, Website for Policy #1.01, ―Employee Grievance
      Procedure.‖
      Employee Grievance Form A - See Exhibit 23
      Employee Grievance Form A – Expedited – See Exhibit 24
      Appointment of Hearing Officer Form B- See Exhibit 25.


3.9   FACULTY
      Faculty employees are those employees who hold faculty rank and each or occupy an administrative, counselor
      or librarian position which is exempt from the classified service.
      Regular Faculty Rank
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      Professor and Instructor. The qualifications for these are listed on the VCCS 29. (See Exhibit 26)
      Special Faculty Rank
      Assistant Instructor may be used for individuals, appointed on a temporary or emergency basis for one year,
      meeting most of the minimum requirements for the instructor rank and who show evidence of being able to
      complete such requirements within one year. A one-year renewal may be requested by a College administrator
      for a person who is actively pursuing completion of the necessary requirements. Lecturer may be used when
      qualifications make it more appropriate than other titles. It may also be used for grant funded positions if
      VCCS-29 qualifications do not apply.
      Guidelines for Academic Preparation of Faculty For Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree courses:
      To teach courses that are usually applicable to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees (usually the
      College transfer programs), a person must possess a Master's Degree, including a minimum of 18 semester
      hours (or 27 quarter hours) of graduate work in the field of specialization for which courses are taught. Faculty
      teaching courses in more than one field of specialization would be expected to possess a minimum of 18
      graduate semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) in each field of specialization for which courses are taught.
      For Associate in Applied Science degree courses:
      To teach courses that are usually applicable to Associate in Applied Science degrees (usually the technical and
      semi-professional programs), a person is usually expected to possess a master's degree, including a minimum of
      18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) of graduate work in each field of specialization for which courses are
      taught or possess a baccalaureate and professional competency in the area of specialization in lieu of the
      master's degree. Such professional competency may include certificates, licenses, apprenticeships, and training
      in trade schools or special schools. Persons holding only the baccalaureate degree, who are given initial
      appointments due to professional competency, are expected to actively seek the master's degree in their fields of
      specialization.
      For occupational certificate and diploma programs:
      To teach occupational courses that are applicable to certificate and diploma programs (but may not be counted
      toward associate degree programs), a person must possess a baccalaureate degree or appropriate related
      occupational training and experiences in lieu of the baccalaureate degree. This may include certificates,
      licenses, apprenticeships, and training in trade schools and special schools. To teach the related academic
      subjects for students majoring in non-degree occupational programs, a person must possess (a) a master's
      degree, or (b) a minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a major in the teaching field and appropriate
      experiences in the occupational field (such persons are expected to be working on their master's degree.)
      For foundations and developmental preparatory programs:
      To teach courses in the foundations and developmental preparatory programs, a person is (a) usually expected
      to possess a Master's degree with a major in the teaching field, or (b) in special cases a person may teach in the
      foundations and developmental programs with a baccalaureate degree with a major in the teaching field and

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      related occupational and/or teaching experiences, but such persons are expected to be working on their master's
      degree.
      Guidelines for Emeritus Selection
      The establishment of the status of Professor Emeritus is authorized in section 3.1.2 of the VCCS Policy Manual.
      It is intended to be granted to a retired person of faculty rank (usually Associate Professor or Professor who has
      a minimum of ten years VCCS service. The purpose of the award is to honor meritorious and significant
      contributions to the college.
      Procedures
      1. Faculty can recommend retired colleagues at any time to the Faculty Senate on either campus. Nominees
      must have been full time faculty members for at least ten years. At least one full semester must have lapsed
      since the potential nominee held a full time teaching position at the institution. If the Spring Commencement
      ceremonies are the desired recognition time, the Faculty Senate on both campuses will vote on the potential
      nominee(s) and make written recommendation no later than the Senate’s January meeting.
      2. The Faculty Senate will forward the recommendation with appropriate comments to the appropriate Dean or
      Provost who will review the recommendation and, if appropriate, forward to the President of the College.
      3. The president will review the recommendation and, if favorable, forward them to the College Board for its
      action. The president can ask a nominator or a Faculty Senate member to present the nomination(s) to the
      Board.
      4. The number of nominations per year will not exceed two persons or 2% of the faculty strength whichever is
      greater.
      5. If the College Board approves the nomination, public acknowledgement will be made at the next scheduled
      commencement. If the Board disapproves, the nomination will be returned to the president and the Faculty
      Senate and nominator will be advised and no further action taken.
      Benefits
      All persons granted Professor Emeritus shall be extended the following considerations:
      1. Listing in the college catalog and other appropriate publications as professors emeriti.
      2. March at the head of faculty line in academic processions.
      3. Be included in all social and professional activities of the active faculty.
      Selection of Personnel
      The Community College president is ultimately responsible for the selection of all new personnel and
      recommending the change in status of all personnel (including salary changes, promotions, dismissals and
      retirements). The President may designate appropriate administrators to review the individual applications,
      interview the candidates, and check the candidates’ background to see that she/he is qualified for the position.
      Interview committees will recommend a list of top candidates for the President’s consideration. No financial
      commitments should be made except by the College’s Human Resource Officer.

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      Appointment of New Full-Time Faculty Personnel
      All regular full-time teaching faculty shall be on nine-month appointments usually beginning on August 16 and
      ending on May 15. The College has some 12-month faculty who are in the field of nursing, truck driving, and
      business and industry. All departmental heads with classroom teaching responsibilities also shall be appointed
      on a nine-month basis on the qualifications of the faculty member at the time of the appointment. It is the
      policy of Southside Virginia Community College to hire full time faculty who are qualified to teach in multiple
      disciplines whenever possible.
      Twelve-Month Non-Teaching Faculty Appointments
      All non-teaching faculty not to be placed in classified positions must be assigned a faculty rank for which they
      would qualify. The salary for a non-teaching faculty member depends upon faculty rank earned by the
      administrators, librarian, or counselor. The salary for twelve-month faculty rank appointment is computed by
      appropriate placement in the salary range for the faculty rank earned and taking into consideration previous
      occupational and educational experiences and training, job performance, and the size of the College or division
      in which employed as long as the salary ranges for such positions.
      Professional faculty are individuals holding non-teaching positions with continuing responsibilities, employed
      on a twelve-month basis beginning July 1 and ending on June 30. All professional faculty are assigned a faculty
      rank for which they qualify. Librarians and counselors are professional faculty. Coordinator, assistant
      coordinator, and administrative officer level positions may also be designated as professional faculty.
      Administrative faculty performs work related to the management of the educational and general activities of the
      College, department, or division. All administrative faculty are normally employed on a twelve-month basis
      beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. Twelve-month administrative faculty personnel are assigned a
      faculty rank for which they qualify.
      Restricted faculty is individuals holding a restricted appointment to instructional, administrative or professional
      faculty positions. A restricted appointment is an appointment to a position that is funded in whole or in part by
      non-state revenues, or has been accepted under special conditions, or that is identifiable as non-continuing in
      nature.
      Summer Semester Appointments
      Nine-month faculty employed during the previous academic year shall be paid during the summer term
      according to the credit-hour/contact-hour-equivalent fraction of a full teaching load during the academic year
      and based upon the weekly equivalent of one thirty-ninth (1/39th) of the previous year's salary. The normal
      maximum full-time teaching load during the summer term is ten (10) credit hours or the equivalent.
      Operationally, the normal full-time faculty summer term salary rate translates to the formula: 1 credit hour or
      equivalent = 1/15 x 16.5/39 previous year's salary with a normal maximum full-time summer teaching load of
      10 credit hours or equivalent. Generally non-sequence courses with fewer than 10 students should not be taught.
      Sequence courses should have a minimum of 13 students to be started. Classes are prorated based on 18

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        students. If faculty agreed to teach the first course of a sequence they also agreed to teach the second course,
        unless prior agreements have been made. The rate of pay for new faculty during the summer term shall be five
        (5) percent less than the permanent annual salary proposed for the coming academic year.
        Faculty may be offered a teaching overload of not more than three credits hours or equivalent during the
        summer term. A faculty member shall not be considered as working an overload unless more than ten (10)
        credit hours or equivalent are taught. Pay for overloads shall be at lecturer rates.
        The College president has authority to develop optional summer pay plans which 1) compensate faculty at a
        prorating of the normal summer salary rate when a given course does not meet minimum enrollment standards
        as defined by the College and 2) limit to less than ten (10) the maximum credit hour or equivalent assignment to
        be paid at the full-time faculty summer term salary rate. Optional plans shall specify any prorating calculations
        to be used and any limitations to the maximum teaching assignment to be paid at the full-time faculty summer
        term rate. Credit hours or equivalent taught beyond the limitations specified in the institutional plan shall be
        compensated at the lecturer rate. Optional summer pay plans shall be developed in consultation with the faculty.
        As a guideline, not more than seventy-five (75) percent of the credit hours taught at a College during the
        summer term should be paid at the full-time faculty summer term salary rate.
        Appointment of Part-Time Teaching faculty
        Part-time teaching faculty may be appointed. Part-time teaching faculty who teach in the day/or evening shall
        be employed on a temporary basis and shall be granted the title of lecturer.
        Adjunct faculty are employed to teach less than a normal faculty load or to teach less than a full session on a
        semester by semester or summer term basis. The adjunct faculty contract contains no guarantee of continued
        employment.
        Procedure to Determine Faculty Entry Level Salaries
        Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or check the Website: www.vccs.edu
        Academic Rank Promotion Policy
        Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or check the Website: www.vccs.edu



3.10    SALARY SCHEDULE FOR FACULTY PERSONNEL
        Refer to the VCCS Policy Manual or check the Website: www.vccs.edu



3.11 SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADJUNCT PAY SCALE
     ADJUSTMENT PER CREDIT HOUR
For Initial Placement

1.      Meets minimum VCCS-29 qualifications:                    Minimum of rank
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2.      VCCS minimum PLUS 3-4 years of experience*:              Minimum + $10
3.      VCCS minimum PLUS 5-6 years of experience*:              Minimum + $20
4.      VCCS minimum PLUS 7-8 years of experience*:              Minimum + $30
5.      VCCS minimum PLUS 9-10+ years of experience*:            Minimum + $40

*Experience includes full-time education, teaching, and/or related occupational experience.


Adjustments For Years of Service

A.      Semester following receipt of Teaching Peer Award Additional $50
        (Taught minimum 30 credit hours over a 5-year period with very good evaluations)

B.      Semester following receipt of Teaching Fellow Award Additional $50
        (Taught minimum 60 credit hours over a 10-year period with excellent evaluations)

Notes

Once initially placed, adjunct faculty members will receive the same annual percentage raise per credit hour as
approved by the VCCS for part-time faculty. All rates will be rounded up to the nearest dollar amount.

In order to receive a promotion from one Adjunct Faculty Rank to another, additional educational requirements must be
met according to the VCCS-29 specifications. At such time, the individual adjunct faculty member’s pay scale will be
adjusted according to the above schedule.

Deviations from this policy will only be permitted with adequate justification. Permission to deviate from the above
policy must be obtained in writing and signed by the campus Provost.

If an adjunct faculty member is already being paid at a rate equal to or greater than these adjusted rates, there will be
no adjustment.

This policy is subject to annual review. (Adopted October 2007)


3.12    FACULTY LOADS
        The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System shall be to provide
        quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis shall be on teaching, by working with students in
        classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities to help the students develop their
        interests and abilities to the fullest capacity to become better persons, better workers, and better citizens. To
        accomplish this goal, the following work loads are expected of faculty.


                 Classes
                 Faculty teaching loads during the academic year shall include such combinations of day, evening, and
                 weekend classes as the needs of the College require. Twelve-fifteen (12 - 15) credit hours and fifteen-
                 twenty (15 - 20) contact hours per semester are required for all full-time faculty. When the number of
                 credit hours falls below twelve (12) because of the number of laboratory hours involved, the number of

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            contact hours should be increased to bring the teaching load to the minimum of twelve (12) credit
            hours (utilizing the standard of three (3) laboratory hours equal one (1) credit hour or two (2)
            laboratory hours equal one (1) credit hour, depending upon the nature of the course taught) or to a
            maximum of twenty-four (24) contact hours. Faculty teaching loads shall be calculated for the
            academic year, with a teaching load less than or in excess of normal for the fall semester being
            compensated for with adjustments in teaching load in the spring semester.
            A faculty teaching load may also be adjusted by the College to take into consideration such factors as
            the use of instructional assistance, team teaching, the use of non-traditional instructional delivery
            systems, special assignments, and curriculum development. Curriculum development should be
            primarily for the development of a new program and/or new course in a program or the complete
            revision of an existing course or program. Teaching-load adjustments shall be expressed in terms of
            an equivalent teaching load for the purpose of computing a faculty member's total teaching load.
            Office Hours
            To promote availability of faculty to work with individual students, all full-time faculty members are
            required to post on or near their office doors a minimum of 10 hours per week as office hours to be
            available to work with students on their individual academic and occupational problems. Part-time
            faculty is required to provide for student advising and related activities. Each adjunct faculty member
            shall ensure that all students have been informed of the contact details including location and time.
            Faculty Responsibilities
            Faculty responsibilities may include work on and/or off campus during the day and/or evening
            programs of the College. Continued acceptance of employment includes acceptance of the general
            conditions of employment set forth in the Policy Manual of the VCCS and the Faculty-Staff Handbook
            of SVCC. Faculty members are also expected to keep current course syllabi on file in the appropriate
            Dean of Instruction’s office.
            Additional Activities
            Faculty responsibilities include committee work, student activities, Community activities, student
            advising, and professional activities.
            Teaching Overloads
            A faculty member may be offered a teaching overload of not more than five (5) credit hours per
            semester, not exceeding ten (10) credit hours for pay per academic year (fall and spring semesters).
            Faculty members shall be considered as working an overload when they teach greater than thirty (30)
            credit hours or greater than forty (40) contact hours; in cases where the number of credit hours for a
            full teaching load falls below twenty-four (24) credit hours, a faculty member shall be considered as
            working an overload when he/she teaches greater than forty-eight (48) contact hours.
            Contact hours will be based upon course descriptions, with adjustments for team teaching, collapsed

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            courses, etc. Loads will be mutually determined by the Dean of Instruction and faculty when the
            semester schedule is drawn up, and adjusted as classes are added or deleted. Fractional hours would
            only occur in cases of team teaching, and would be rounded to the nearest tenth. The amount of
            overload pay to be awarded is determined by calculating (a) and (b) below and selecting the larger of
            the two:


                       When credit hours > 30, credit hours - 30 = overload credits.
                                                   OR
                       Contact hours will be converted to credit hours, using the following conversion ratio: Total
                       annual (fall-spring) contact hours will be divided by total annual (fall-spring) credit hours.
                       Each contact hour beyond the minimum will be divided by this ratio to determine number of
                       hours of overload.
           When credit hours > or = 24,            Total Contact Hours - 40                  = Overload Credits
                                                            Total Contact Hours/Total Credit Hours
           When credit hours < 24,                 Total Contact Hours - 48                  = Overload Credits
                                                            Total Contact Hours/Total Credit Hours


            Extra pay for an overload shall be at the rate of the faculty member's nine-month salary multiplied by
            .015 for each overload credit hour credit hours, using calculation (a), are rounded to the nearest tenth:
            .0 to .4, rounded down; .5 to .9, rounded up. Contact-to-credit conversions (b) are rounded to the
            nearest thousandth and then multiplied by .015.
            Overloads shall be paid at the end of the academic year (fall and spring semesters). If separation
            occurs after only one semester in that academic year, and an overload was taught in that semester,
            payment for the overload shall be at the end of that semester.
            Internships: Contact overloads which result from Internship, On-Site Training, and Cooperative
            Education courses are not normally included in calculations for overload pay. These courses, which
            list 3.a 1:5 credit to contact ratio, usually rely upon an on-site supervisor, not the supervising faculty,
            for the additional contact.
            Substitute Instructors
            Should a faculty member be absent because of illness or imperative personal reasons, such absence
            being no longer than one week, the Dean of Instruction shall arrange for other members in the division
            to substitute for the absent faculty member. In cases of extended illness or extended absence because
            of imperative personal reasons beyond one week, procedures will be worked out by the Dean of
            Instruction, provost, and the president in consultation with appropriate faculty member or members.



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               Classified Teaching Assignments
               Classified staff members are permitted to teach during the day and get adjunct pay if they put in
               writing how and when they will make the class teaching time up during the semester. This should be
               done at the beginning of each semester and should have the supervisor’s approval.


3.13   EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF COLLEGE
       Employees may engage in outside employment, including consulting, when it does not conflict with their
       regularly assigned or implied professional responsibilities to the College. College employees shall not engage
       in any employment at any time that prejudices their usefulness as members of the faculty or staff of the
       College or which would create a conflict of interest. Faculty and staff who hold additional jobs are asked
       to notify his or her supervisor of their other work obligations. This includes, but is not limited to, teaching
       for other institutions (traditional or distance classes).


3.14   RESIGNATION
       In the event an employee should resign from the College, a sufficient notice should be given and the
       resignation should be in writing. The resignation should be submitted to the employee's immediate supervisor
       with a copy to the Human Resource Office.


3.15   EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
       Annual Leave
       Annual leave for twelve-month faculty, classified personnel and presidents shall be provided and used in
       accordance with DPT Policy #4.10 Annual Leave on DHRM Website:            http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/
       Annual leave shall not be provided for nine-month faculty.
       Carry Over of Unused Annual Leave
       All annual leave in excess of the maximum allowable as provided for in DPT Policy #4.10 shall be carried
       over beyond January 9 of each year. However, the excess leave must be used by June 30 of the same calendar
       year, with any remaining balance of the original January 1 excess hours being forfeited as of July 1, except for
       administrators whose excess hours convert to sick leave after July 1. Refer to Website:
       http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/ policy #4.10 Annual Leave.
       As annual leave is used during the first six months of the calendar year, the hours used shall be deducted from
       the excess balance until such time as it is depleted. Upon depletion of or the forfeiture of the original excess
       hours on July 1, whichever occurs first, deduction of annual leave hours used shall be from the current
       calendar year balance. This exception to DPT Policy 4.10 does not affect the normal accrual of annual leave
       during the said year. This authority does not change the provisions of DPT Policy 4.10 regarding the payment
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      of unused annual leave balances upon separation from State service.
      An employee shall be paid for only the maximum leave allowed as provided for by the Rule.
      Sick Leave
       (12-month administrative and 12 month teaching faculty, 9-month administrative faculty, classified, and
      presidents) Sick leave credits shall be provided in accordance with DPT Policy #4.55, Sick Leave. Refer to
      Website: http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/
      NOTE: Effective January 1, 1999, VSDP (VA Sick and Disability Plan) will be offered to all faculty rank
      employees depending on Retirement option chosen. Classified hires after 1/1/99 have mandatory VSDP
      enrollment.
      Faculty Personal Leave and Sick Leave
      (9 month teaching faculty)
      Personal Leave - Nine month teaching faculty
      Refer to VCCS Website: www.vccs.edu , click on ―Policy Manual‖, click on ―Personnel‖ (Section 3)
      scroll to 3.7.2.3
      Sick Leave - Nine month teaching faculty
      Refer to VCCS Website www.vcccs.edu
      Family and Medical Leave
      Refer to DHRM’s website http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/
      FLSA Status
      FLSA status has been determined for all classified employees at SVCC (See Exhibit 27).
      Compensatory Leave
      Compensatory leave is authorized absence, hour-for-hour, with full pay for hours worked on a holiday, on a
      scheduled day off, or beyond those regularly scheduled on a work day when the work was required in writing
      by the appointing authority, or by a person authorized by him in writing to make such a requirement. When the
      work is required by an emergency not permitting prior direction, a written confirming authorization which
      includes an explanation of the emergency shall be made part of the agency record. General or blanket
      authorizations which provide unlimited work options to the employees concerned are not valid to establish
      compensatory leave credits. Additional work hours shall be required only to relieve specific occasional peak
      work loads and not to provide for constant requirements.
      Compensatory leave may not be credited to any employee in a position in which the employee independently
      determines the need for the extra hours or establishes the work schedule, or is one in which administrative or
      professional responsibility for work accomplishment without regard for schedule is implicit. Classified
      positions Grade 8 and above are ordinarily not eligible except in rare instances where the supervisor approves
      in advance the work is necessary due to a direct impact on College operations. For additional information,


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      refer to DPT Policy #3.10 on DPT Website:     http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/
      EXCEPTION: Irrespective of the position held, compensatory leave may be credited when a holiday (a) falls
      on a scheduled day off, or (b) is not observed by the employee because all other employees in his unit of
      employment are required to work on the holiday, or (c) management may reschedule employees during the
      workweek so that no more than the normally scheduled hours are worked.
      Compensatory leave may be used for the purposes of and in lieu of annual and sick leave. As far as practicable,
      compensatory leave may be granted at the times desired by the employees; appointing authorities, however,
      may assign the time for taking compensatory leave based on the needs of the agency. Compensatory leave
      credits shall lapse twelve months following the date on which the work was performed. Employees may
      request payment of comp time in lieu of earning leave.
      Overtime Leave
      For additional information, refer to DPT Policy #3.15 on DPT Website: http://www.cns.state.va.us/dept/
      SVCC non-exempt classified employees may earn over-time leave in lieu of payment for overtime hours at the
      rate of 1-1/2 overtime leave hours for each hour of overtime worked. This must be approved in advance by the
      employee's supervisor. The maximum accrual of overtime leave hours is as follows:
               240 overtime leave hours (160 overtime leave hours x 1.5 = 240 overtime leave hours)
      Upon an employee's termination, the overtime leave balance will be paid at the employee's ending regular
      hourly rate or his/her average regular hourly rate over the last three years of employment, whichever is higher.
      An employee should take the overtime leave as soon as possible if it does not unduly disrupt the operations of
      the agency. Employee may request payment of OT earned in lieu of OT leave if budget allows.
      Leave to assist schools
      Refer to DPT Policy #4.40 on DPT Website: http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/.


      Administrative Leave
      SVCC shall grant an employee leave with full pay for any absence necessary for serving on a jury or attending
      court as a witness under a formal subpoena. Leave with full pay may be granted, with appropriate approval, for
      taking tests of fitness for employment under the provisions of these rules and for interview for positions in
      other State agencies. Leave with pay under this rule shall not exceed the time actually required for the purpose
      for which the leave is taken. Refer to DPT Policy #4.05 on DPTWebsite: http://www.cns.state.va.us/dpt/.
      Personal Leave (9-month Faculty not on VSDP Plan)
      Nine-month faculty accrues three (3) days of personal leave per academic year (Fall and Spring Semester).
      This leave may be taken at the discretion of the faculty member, provided satisfactory prior arrangements have
      been made with the faculty member's supervisor and a leave form has been submitted prior to the leave.
      Personal leave is not intended for recreational purposes. Personal leave can be used in half-day or larger

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       increments. Absence from all or a portion of the faculty member's duties scheduled by the College constitutes
       a day of personal leave. All personal leave not used during the academic year is converted to sick leave. Once
       the personal leave has been converted to sick leave, it may only be used as sick leave. Refer to VCCS
       Website: http://www.vccs.edu click on ―Policy Manual‖, click on ―Personnel‖ (Section 3) scroll to 3.7.2
       Leave Slips
       All leave slips, except sick leave, must be approved, dated, and signed by the appropriate supervisor, prior to
       the taking of leave. Sick leave slips must be filled out immediately upon return from sick leave and submitted
       to the appropriate individual for his/her signature. All leave slips should be forwarded to the leave clerk by the
       supervisor at the time the leave is approved or reported.(See Exhibit 15)
       Holidays
       All salaried SVCC state employees receive twelve paid holidays annually. These holidays are:
                        New Year's Day               January 1
                        Martin Luther King, Jr.      Third Monday in January
                        Good Friday                  Friday prior to Easter Sunday
                        Independence Day             July 4
                        Labor Day                    First Monday in September
                        Thanksgiving Holiday         (2 days) Fourth Thursday & Friday in Nov.
                        Christmas Holiday            (5 days) December 25 and 4 designated days
                                                     between December 25 & January 1
      A holiday falling on a Saturday will be observed the preceding Friday. One falling on a Sunday will be
      observed the following Monday.
      Life Insurance
      The State holds a group term life insurance policy in which employees must participate. Costs are paid by the
      State. Coverage is equal to twice the amount of annual salary rounded to the next highest $1,000. Additional
      Optional Life Insurance may be purchased at full cost to the employee. A medical review may be required.
      Medical Insurance
      Medical benefits are provided through the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
      See Human Resource Officer for details and cost information.
      Retirement
      Refer to VRS Website: http://www.state.va.us/vrs/urs.htm.


      Credit Union
      Upon employment, membership in the State Employee Credit Union is available. Loans may be arranged at
      special interest rates, and savings accounts, checking accounts, Christmas and Vacation Clubs, IRA's etc, may


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      be maintained through payroll deduction. Savings accounts earn interest based on Credit Union earnings.
      Additional information regarding other services may be obtained by calling 1-800-285-6609 or checking on the
      Virginia Credit Union’s Website: http://www.vacu.org.
      Optional Benefits
      Insurance policies providing accident and salary continuation protection and Savings Bonds are also available.
      While these may be arranged through payroll deduction, they are personal, individual policies whose costs are
      borne entirely by the employee.
      403B Tax Sheltered Annuities
      403B Tax Sheltered Annuities are available trough payroll deduction for full-time      employees, adjunct faculty
      and wage employees working 20 hours or more per week. The SVCC Tax Sheltered Annuity Guidelines and a
      list of 403B Vendors is available in the Human Resource office.
      Deferred Comp
      Full-time employees may also tax defer contributions to a supplemental 457 plan administered by VRS.
      Cash Match
      Beginning April, 2000, the COV will pay 50% of EE contribution to a deferred comp (45) or 403B plan, up to a
      maximum of $10 per pay period. As of July 14, 2000 pay day, the amount was increased up to a maximum of
      $20 per pay period.


3.16 EDUCATIONAL LEAVE AND EDUCATIONAL AID
     Faculty and Administrators
              Educational Leave
              Absences granted must be for a specific course of study related to the mission of the College.
              The period of absence will be regarded as active service for merit consideration. Neither sick nor
              annual leave will be earned during the period of the absence, but the period will be counted in
              determining the rate of annual leave accrual. Changes in salary scale of increase for merit may be
              affected during the period of absence. Employee contributions to the Virginia Supplemental
              Retirement System and Virginia Public Employees group life insurance will be based upon full-time
              salary and full credit will be allowed for the period of absence, provided at least half salary is paid.
              (Summer school aid for employees not regularly employed during the summer is not considered for
              either the retirement or the group life insurance).
              Educational Leave Without Pay
              Educational leave without pay may be granted at the discretion of the President for reasons such as but
              not limited to:
                          Professional development related to one's discipline or occupational field.


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                      Educational leave in excess of such leave allowable with pay (not to exceed two years when
                      combined with educational leave without pay).
                      Full-time study.
                      Foreign teaching assignments or exchange teaching.
            A faculty member who is granted educational leave without pay shall receive any salary scales
            increases which occur during the period of the leave. A faculty member returning from educational
            leave without pay shall normally be reinstated to their former positions unless they sign an agreement
            releasing the College from this commitment or unless College organizational changes require the
            reassignment of faculty members.
            Sabbatical Leave
            Sabbatical leave for professional development may be made available to teaching faculty,
            administrative and professional faculty, and the College president. The objective of such leave is to
            provide activities which will improve teaching effectiveness, enhance creative and/or artistic activities,
            improve professional competency, and provide a renewed capacity for significant contribution of
            service to the College and the Community at large. Sabbatical leave is not designed for planned
            courses of study for academic credit.
            Description and Purpose
            A sabbatical is a compensated leave of absence of one or two semesters for full-time academic faculty
            and up to 12 months for administrative and professional faculty and the College president. Sabbatical
            shall be granted for approved projects of full-time independent study, research, and/or creative work
            which will renew teaching abilities, and to foster and enrich intellectual and professional growth and
            development. Projects may be concerned with wide-ranging interest or with work in specialized fields
            and should address issues in the substance of the applicant's teaching field, or in some other area which
            will enhance understanding or related fields. The ultimate purpose of the leave program is to sustain
            vigor, especially in the College’s academic instructional programs, and to ensure that faculty members
            have the opportunity for professional development.
            Eligibility
            To be eligible for consideration, the faculty member must meet the following criteria:
                     Hold a full-time nine-month teaching faculty contract, a twelve-month teaching, professional,
                     or administrative contract.
                     Have completed six years of creditable service at the time of application for sabbatical leave.
                     Have completed six years of creditable service since a previously awarded sabbatical leave.
                     That despite the applicant's meeting the above qualifications, his/her acceptance shall be
                     further limited by the criteria enunciated in the College’s Professional Development Plan.
            Faculty members who are awarded sabbatical leave shall serve twice the time of approved leave with

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            pay at the College after return from leave with pay. The number of sabbatical leave awards in any year
            will depend upon the availability of funds.
            Application
            Faculty members who wish to request a sabbatical leave must submit the request in writing to the
            President at least one year prior to the anticipated date of the sabbatical. The request should address
            (1) the dates of the requested sabbatical, (2) the purpose of the sabbatical, and (3) how the sabbatical
            will be beneficial to the professional development of the faculty member, to the College, and to the
            student body.
            Monetary Compensation and Benefits
            The rate of pay while on leave with pay will be no less than 50 percent of the (current) salary in effect
            on the last contractual workday prior to the effective date of sabbatical leave.
            A written report summarizing project accomplishments must be submitted to appropriate College
            officials.
            The individual must execute a promissory note agreeing to repay the gross salary received while on
            leave if that individual does not return to the College which granted the leave with pay, or to another
            VCCS College, or to the System Office upon completion of the sabbatical leave. If the faculty
            member resigns prior to the completion of his or her obligation, the outstanding pro rata portion of the
            note shall be paid in full within one year following termination of employment. The individual who
            fails to complete successfully any portion of the sabbatical may be required by the president (or
            chancellor in the case of the president) to reimburse the College a proportional amount of the salary
            received while on leave.
            Resident Study
            The agency shall not pay more than half salary and registration, laboratory and tuition fees. Books and
            other study materials charged, or purchased, separately as the property of the employee are not to be
            included in the cost paid by the State. Payment for the expenses noted may be made directly to the
            institution or as reimbursement to the employee. No program of resident study which requires more
            than twelve months, in the aggregate, for completion may be initiated without prior justification to and
            approval by the Director of Personnel. The justification statement should describe the program
            generally, citing its anticipated length, the objective and its benefit for the agency.
             The employee will execute a promissory note with 3% interest compounded annually for the amount
            of all salary and expenses paid by the State. The note and interest will be canceled in their entirety by
            the return of the employee to State service for a period equal to at least twice that of the period of
            absence; if the employee returns to State service for a lesser period, he must repay on a pro-rata basis
            the portion of the note and interest which has not been fulfilled by the employment.
            The note will be executed at the date of the initial payment, with interest to accrue at the date study is

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            terminated; the principal will be listed at the full estimated State expenditure, later to be adjusted to
            the amount actually paid by the State as of the termination of the study.
            Educational Aid
            Educational aid is contingent upon local and/or state appropriation of funds. Normally educational aid
            is awarded to enable qualified full-time faculty to attain advanced degrees from one of these six
            regionally accredited associations (see below) when such degrees are essential to maintenance of
            established standards of the institution or to enable faculty to undertake advanced degrees or study
            necessary to meet specific needs of the institution. Six associations – New England, North Central,
            Northwest, Middle States, Western and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
            If the College requests that a faculty member obtain specific skills outside that individual's subject
            area, then the College will pay the full cost of tuition unless completing course deficiencies was a
            condition of employment.
            If courses are taken for the individual's benefit, but were not requested by the College, then the College
            may pay up to $ 400 per semester, not exceeding half of the actual cost of tuition, pending approval of
            the President's Staff. Books and other study materials charged or purchased separately are not covered.
            The College will reimburse its portion of no more than two doctoral dissertation classes. The College
            encourages faculty involvement in professional organizations and attendance at professional meetings
            or workshops. Money will be made available for meeting and workshop travel as the budget permits.
            Original appointment faculty employees should normally complete one full semester of employment in
            order to be eligible for Educational Aid. This provision shall also apply to faculty employees re-
            employed within the VCCS after a break in service. Teaching faculty should normally be eligible for
            or have received a multi-year appointment in order to be eligible for Educational Aid which consists of
            educational expenses and educational leave with partial pay or educational expenses and educational
            leave without pay. Administrative faculty should normally have completed a minimum of three years
            of service in the VCCS in order to be eligible for Educational Aid which consists of educational
            expenses and educational leave with partial pay or educational expenses and educational leave without
            pay.
            VCCS Professional Development Initiative
            Professional development is defined as a comprehensive, systematic, and purposeful initiative
            designed to maintain professional competence, to serve career and personal needs, and to respond to
            institutional objectives while remaining attentive to faculty career stages. The responsibility for
            faculty professional development is shared by the individual, the College, and the Virginia Community
            College System. (See Professional Development Workshop Evaluation – Exhibit 42) The objective of
            the VCCS Professional Development Initiative is to support the commitment to quality education for
            Community College students in Virginia by investing in the professional development needs of the

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              faculty that ably serve them. The term "faculty" is broadly defined to include teaching, professional,
              and administrative faculty.
              The VCCS Professional Development Initiative includes the following components:
                        Minority Faculty Recruitment Project
                        Faculty Exchange Program
                        Teleconferences: Satellite Broadcast Support
                        Faculty Professional Development Research Grants
                        Peer Group Meetings.
              SVCC's Professional Development in conjunction with the VCCS Professional Development Initiative
              provides for a comprehensive package of options and faculty and administrators are encouraged to
              participate in both. (See Recipient Evaluation Form – Exhibit 41)
              Adjunct Faculty
              Educational aid may also be awarded to adjunct faculty upon the recommendation of the appropriate
              Dean when additional courses are essential to maintenance of established standards of the College or to
              meet specific needs of the College. Educational aid for adjuncts will be awarded at the same level and
              following the same guidelines and limitations as aid awarded to full-time faculty.
              Classified Staff
              Educational Aid
              Educational aid is contingent upon local and/or state appropriation of funds. Normally educational aid
              is given to classified employees for the following:
                        •        Training of employees in the use of new or modified methods and equipment.
                        •        Training employees in skills and knowledge required by changes in the employee's
                                 current position.
                            •    Training of employees for advancement to positions for which qualified applicants
                                 are not otherwise available.
                        •        Training of employees appointed with below-minimum qualifications because
                                 qualified applicants were not available.
              In accordance with the state policy on educational aid, the President's Staff has made the following
              interpretations:
                       All educational aid requests (see Exhibit 43) must be submitted at the beginning of the
                       semester with reimbursement to be made at the completion of the course and upon appropriate
                       documentation of successful completion - i.e. official copy of the grade report (EXCEPTION:
                       **). The College educational aid policy covers only tuition and release time when
                       appropriate. It does not cover the cost of books.


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                  A classified employee may take a class during working hours with pay if the following
                  conditions are met:
                  The course or programs are work related.
                  The class does not exceed three credit hours per semester.
                  The employee has his/her supervisor's approval.
                  The employee puts job responsibilities first before classes during work time.
                  If the College requests that an employee take a class, tuition will be paid by the College and
                  the employee will be given release time with pay.
                   *If the employee requests to take a work related course, the employee may pay the tuition;
                  and the College, pending supervisor's approval, will give release time with pay
                   **The employee wishes to take a non-work related course during work hours, the employee
                  may pay for the tuition and make the time up either before or after his/her normal work
                  schedule. Time cannot be made up during breaks.
                  Full and part-time employees are eligible to have tuition waived for six (6) credit hours per
                  semester for classes taken at SVCC. A continuing education waiver must be completed by the
                  employee and turned in to Human Resources for employment verification. If the class is
                  during working hours then the class must pertain to the employee’s position to receive pay
                  while attending class. Conditions for participation are as stated in the VCCS policy manual.
                  www.vccs.edu
                  Part-time employees may be eligible for tuition matching at the discretion of the
                  President's Staff. Each request is considered on an individual basis and is dependent upon the
                  availability of funds, the employee's length of service to the College, and the benefit to the
                  College.
                  Full-time Classified staff wishing to take classes beyond the associate degree level are
                  reimbursed at the rate of up to half the actual cost up to $400 per semester.
                  The only time the College will pay tuition for a course before the course is taken rather than
                  reimbursing an employee upon satisfactory completion of such a course is when the College
                  sets up an in-house training course for employees and designates which students are
                  authorized to charge. If the College does pay tuition beforehand and the employee does not
                  complete the course, then the employee will be liable for payment of the course.
                  In cases when the employee is required to attend meetings and travel during non-
                  routine work hours, no payment of overtime is authorized. Attendance is for the employee's
                  benefit; therefore, the time involved should be treated as educational leave with no transaction
                  required. (See Exhibit 27)


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       3.17     PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
                Membership and participation in professional associations are not required of Southside Virginia
                Community College faculty members but are encouraged. The College cannot defray the cost of
                individual membership but may in some cases help defray costs of participation through
                reimbursement for travel.


        3.18 EXIT INTERVIEW& CHECK OUT SHEET
                The College requests that an exit interview sheet be filled out whenever an employee resigns, transfers,
                or retires. Exit interview results do not become a part of the employee's personnel record or are they to
                be used in making any recommendations or be used in any manner which would affect the exiting
                employee's employment opportunities or benefits. Each supervisor is responsible for requesting that
                these sheets be completed when a staff member leaves. (See Exhibit 37). Completion of the form is
                voluntary. Exiting employees are also encouraged to have an exit interview conference with his/her
                supervisor. The exiting employee must complete the Employee Checkout Sheet (See Exhibit 28) and
                turn in keys. If the Employee Checkout Sheet is not fully completed and property is not returned by
                the last day of work, the pay check will be held. Checks will be released when the College is satisfied
                that all College property and materials have been returned. In addition, a letter of resignation must be
                sent to the immediate supervisor with a copy to the Human Resource Office (for faculty and
                administrators an additional copy is sent to the President).
4.1   POLICIES REGARDING INTERNAL BUDGETING, FISCAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING
      SYSTEM
      Budget Preparation
      The College operates on an annual budget with the fiscal year being July 1 through June 30. Responsibility for
      the preparation and implementation of the budget is vested in the President. Each year the Virginia Community
      College System prepares the budget guidelines which regulate the preparation of the maintenance and operating
      budget. The Vice President of Finance and Administration is responsible for the preparation and implementation
      of the total budget for the College.
      The College receives a target, based on projected enrollment, for funding and positions from the VCCS. The
      College also receives guidelines for promotions and salary increases for personnel. Since personnel comprises
      more than 80% of the total budget, the Vice President of Finance does these calculations first and projects the
      College’s fixed costs from the current year's expenditures plus or minus any expected variations.
       The Vice President of Finance sends out budget request forms (See Exhibit 28) to all full-time faculty and staff
       in January along with a schedule of deadline for the budget preparation. These forms ask for itemized requests
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      for equipment, supplies, and services. These requests are to be approved and submitted through the individual's
      department head.
      Departmental heads may schedule hearings in March for new positions and/or major equipment requests.
      Supervisors and department heads then submit budget requests which the President's Staff reviews. The
      President's Staff makes allocations on the basis of institutional priorities, enrollment, and other justifications.
      The Vice President of Finance also sets up a contingency fund to cover unbudgeted items which may arise
      during the year. The Vice President’s Office monitors the budget on a weekly basis and starts making
      expenditure projections in January for the remainder of the fiscal year. SVCC uses this, along with the
      enrollment projection, to modify the budget as needed for the remainder of the year. The local funds budget
      includes the small amount of funding received from counties and municipalities within SVCC's service area.
      These funds cover certain expenditures for public information, Community service, faculty/staff development,
      and other items not normally funded by the state.
      Fiscal Control and Accounting
      The Chart of Accounts was developed for the VCCS by SCHEV and is compatible with the system
      recommended by NACUBO. The College’s financial transactions are accounted for on the automated
      PeopleSoft System which interfaces with the Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS). The
      College’s expenditures, revenues, cash, appropriations and allotments as reported on PeopleSoft are reconciled
      monthly to CARS. Payments to vendors are processed through the Treasurer of VA while transactions between
      State agencies are processed via Interagency Transfer Invoices (IAT's). Transactions within the College from
      one department to another are processed on Agency Transaction Vouchers (ATV's).
      Cash to state or federal accounts set up on the automated accounting system are deposited to the Treasurer of
      Virginia on a Deposit Certificate and coded to appropriate revenue sources. Revenue from other state agencies
      is transferred via IAT. All requests for expenditures over $5,000 must be submitted to the campus Business
      Office. Before funds can be expended requests for charges to M & O accounts must have the signatures of the
      authorized account administrator and must be approved by the Vice President of Finance and Administration or
      the Business Manager. (Section 4.621 of the VCCS Policy Manual.) The coding of all expenditures will be
      made by business office personnel.
      The Business Office shall provide online expenditure access to each department head. Department heads are
      asked to contact the Business Office within five days after receiving the report if there are any questions or
      discrepancies regarding their accounts. Department heads, can request that online access be given to them or
      their designated staff for PeopleSoft System access for inquiry only to their accounts.


4.2   BOOKSTORE POLICIES
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      manner.
      All book orders etc. must be submitted on the Request for Textbook Adoption or Reorder form to the bookstore
      manager within two weeks after the schedule of each succeeding semester is completed. Book orders for non-
      standard courses must be in three weeks prior to the beginning of class. Fall book orders must be made before
      the end of the spring semester by the appropriate faculty or the Dean of Instruction will order them within two
      weeks after the time the fall schedule is complete. Every effort will be made by the bookstore to obtain the
      books ordered within this time frame. The bookstore manager will send reminders of order and return deadlines
      to the faculty. The bookstore manager will notify the affected faculty member immediately if for any reason a
      book order cannot be filled so that the faculty member may select an alternative text.
      Before newly adopted books are ordered, the Request for Textbook Adoption or Reorder form must be
      approved by the Dean of Instruction and/or director and submitted to the bookstore manager. In order to keep
      the costs of texts as low as possible, it is requested that the faculty keep book adoption changes to a minimum
      three years (unless edition changes) to maximize the sale of used texts in the bookstore.
      To prevent over-ordering the bookstore manager will review each completed order form and consult with the
      appropriate administrator.
      All books and supplies sold in the bookstore must be ordered by the bookstore manager.
      The bookstore manager will notify the faculty as to the number of books on the shelf at the close of the drop and
      add period in each semester. Two weeks after this notification, the extra copies of the textbook will be returned
      for credit unless the faculty members notify the bookstore manager to retain them.
      If the faculty member involved has previously requested the bookstore manager to hold a title and there are
      eight or more copies of the textbook on the shelf, the book cannot be changed without the approval of the Dean
      of Instruction.
      The Deans of Instruction will order texts for part-time instructors.
      Books other than texts and/or other items will not be carried in the bookstore unless they are needed for a course
      or are mutually agreed to by the Vice President of Finance and Administration and the Provosts.
      Book loans cannot be made to the faculty or staff. Books may be charged to the appropriate division,
      and upon return, if returned before the billing cycle, the division will be credited for the text if it is in
      saleable condition. If the book is not returned in saleable condition, the appropriate division will be billed for
      the cost of the book.
      Faculty or staff members may not charge a purchase to their M & O budget account without a properly
      approved purchase order.
            Textbook Refund Policy
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       Checks must be made out for the exact amount of the purchases since state regulations prohibit the bookstore
       from dispensing cash on personal checks. The bookstore is unable to provide change.
       If an adopted text is received by the bookstore and the instructor subsequently chooses not to use the textbook,
       the cost of the transportation both ways will be the responsibility of that instructor. In the case of a canceled
       course, the bookstore will assume the cost of returning textbooks.
       In order to reduce the cost of textbooks to the student, the policy of the bookstore will be to provide used books
       whenever possible. Book orders are entered into the Datatext Management System which generates a ―want
       list‖ which is faxed to used book companies with instructions to rework daily. Books from used dealers are
       shipped approximately 30 days before start of class. Books not available as used books are ordered from
       publishers 30 days before the start of class.
       At the end of each semester, the bookstore will buy texts from students. Books adopted for the upcoming
       semester will be purchased at approximately 50% of the new retail price. Those texts no longer in use at the
       College will be bought at the wholesale price as determined by the used book dealer's buying guide.
       Discount Policy - A 10% discount will be given to Faculty and Staff on textbooks and a 20% discount on other
       merchandise. Sale items and special orders are excluded.
       Authority has been given for instructors and designated staff members to sell textbooks for extended campus
       courses. Money from off-campus book sales must be submitted to the bookstore within 24 hours. Unsold books
       taken from the bookstore for off-campus sales must be returned within one day after the second class meeting.
       A completed Off-Campus Textbook Sales Payment Form (See Exhibit 33) must be submitted with appropriate
       monies collected. Desk copies are the property of the College, not individual faculty and therefore, proceeds
       from sale of these books should go to the College. The bookstore does not buy or sell desk copies.
       Acceptable methods of payment for books are cash, charge, (Financial Aid, Visa, MasterCard and check. Upon
       receipt of a proper authority, charges may be made to third parties. Finance charges will be charged to students
       leaving insufficient financial aid in SIS.


       Auxiliary Profits

                Bookstore profits are invested and earmarked for student scholarships, student activities or other
                College needs as designated by President’s Staff and/or local College Board.
                Commissions from vending and food services are put into Student Activities in Local Funds.


4.3   PURCHASING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
      Purchasing guidelines and procedures for Southside Virginia Community College have to comply with the
      Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) and the Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)


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      regardless of the source of funding. Southside Virginia Community College has purchasing delegated authority
      up to $50,000 for non-contract goods and is unlimited for non-professional services and contract or mandatory
      source items. All purchases must be placed through eVA (the state’s electronic purchasing system) except those
      items exempt which are listed in chapter 14 of the APSPM. For policies on purchasing for non-contract items up
      to $50,000; refer to chapter 5 of the APSPM. The APSPM can be viewed at www.eva.state.va.
      Southside Virginia Community College has decentralized purchasing. Access to eVA has been given to all
      departments who regularly place purchase orders. For those areas that only do minimal purchasing, an internal
      purchase requisition is forwarded to the College’s Purchasing Office for procurement.
      SWAM
      Every effort shall be made to purchase from small, women-owned and minority (SWAM) businesses that have
      been certified by DMBE. The College has a SWAM plan which outlines the Colleges objectives and goals in
      reaching SWAM vendors, in particular women and minority-owned businesses. (Copies of the College’s
      SWAM plan can be obtained from the Vice president of Finance or the Purchasing Agent).


      Small Purchase Charge Card
      The state encourages agencies to use the GE MasterCard credit card for all small purchases. Departments doing
      regular purchasing at the College have purchasing credit cards issued to certain individuals. The card can be
      used for purchases up to $5,000 with vendors accepting the card. Before being issued a small purchase credit
      card, individuals are trained in the policies and are required to sign an agreement not to misuse the card. Monthly
      reconciliations are required to be submitted to the College’s purchasing office.


      Receiving of Goods
      Each department at the College shall sign a Receiving Report as ―Goods or Services Received as Ordered‖ and
      attach to all paperwork related to the purchase. If an alternative form is used (such as packing slip) then the word
      ―original‖ must be written or stamped on such form (Per CAPPS Topic #20305).
      All invoices should be addressed to the Accounts Payable office and stamped receiving reports must be
      forwarded to the Accounts Payable office for processing of payment.
      The College pays all bills within 30 days from receipt of goods/service or receipt of invoice, whichever is later,
      unless the contract specifies different terms per the Prompt Pay Act. It is imperative that all paperwork
      (invoices, receiving report, purchase order, etc.) be forwarded to the Accounts Payable office for payment within
      this time frame.


4.4   EQUIPMENT INVENTORY/FIXED ASSESTS POLICIES AND PROCEDURE

       Identifying

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Controllable equipment is all equipment purchases $2000 or more and equipment purchased with Equipment
Trust Funds, regardless of cost. Controllable equipment purchased with state and federal funds is identified by
the Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk when processing vouchers for payment. A copy of the invoice and
backup is given to the campus Receptionists by the Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk.


Each campus receptionist assigns an inventory identification number and the tag to be affixed to controllable
equipment and assigns an individual responsible for the item. The receptionist gives the AMS input sheet with
ID number and backup documentation to the Grant Accountant who completes the form with required
information.

Recording

Equipment that has been identified as controllable equipment is recorded on the VCCS Asset Management
System (AMS). The Grant Accountant completes the AMS Input Document, and enters this information into
AMS on a monthly basis. Various reports and queries can be run in AIS to show asset information,
depreciation, etc. Detailed information for input procedures can be found in AMS Training Manual online at

          http://system.vccs.edu/AIS/user_com/user_Community.asp

          ID: AISUC
          PW: AISUC123

Tagging

After equipment has been assigned an identification control number, the receptionist on each campus gives the
inventory tags to those individuals responsible for each piece of equipment for tagging.

Equipment Trust Fund

All equipment purchased with Equipment Trust Funds (ETF) must be recorded in AMS regardless of the cost.
All ETF acquisitions must have a value of at least $500, (functional units may cost less than $500). ETF
purchases are paid through a lease arrangement with VCBA (Virginia College Building Authority). Ownership
of this equipment remains with VCBA until the lease period ends. All equipment that is identified as
controllable is recorded in AMS by the Grant Accountant. The Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk reviews
accounting vouchers to identify ETF purchases. If it is later determined that the equipment was an ETF
purchase, it is then recorded as such in AMS by the Grant Accountant. ETF equipment may not be declared
surplus property until the college assumes ownership of the equipment after release by VCBA. AMS requires
completion of certain data elements to record ETF equipment. These data elements are: serial number, lease ID
number, ETF submission number, and requisition reference number. Detailed instructions for tracking ETF


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through AMS can be found in the Asset Management Training Manual, Lesson 2-Capital Acquisition Plans.

Movement and Relocation

The Grant Accountant must be notified by the Inventory Change Form each time equipment is being moved
from one location to another or from one responsible area to another. The Grant Accountant updates AMS with
any changes and files approved movement forms/emails after signing and dating (indicating that AMS has been
updated).

Temporary Removal from Campus

Circumstances exist in which an employee needs to use college equipment at home or another location off
college premises for work-related purposes. The employee must get supervisor’s approval and document the
reasons for needing to temporarily remove the equipment from college premises on the Inventory Change form.
A copy of the form must be provided to the Grant Accountant prior to removing the equipment from campus.
The Grant Accountant will update AMS to indicate a room number of HOME and responsible area of the
individual’s name responsible for the equipment.

Once the employee returns the equipment to college premises, the ―RETURN‖ section of the form must be
completed and forwarded to the Grant Accountant. AMS will be updated accordingly by the Grant Accountant.

Physical Inventory

The objectives of a physical inventory are to ensure that the equipment recorded in AMS physically exists, to
determine if unrecorded or improperly recorded transactions have occurred, and to identify any defective or
obsolete assets on hand.
The Bookstore Manager for each campus oversees staff who conduct the physical inventory count at least once
every two years in order to properly safeguard assets and maintain appropriate fiscal accountability. Their
inventory lists are then given to the Grant Accountant who updates the master list for submission (See Exhibit
#29)
Reports are obtained from AMS listing equipment as follows: (1) by numeric order) and (2) by responsible area
and room number. Any discrepancies are reviewed with the responsible persons and adjustments made
accordingly. Upon agreement the responsible person signs and dates the updated AMS inventory listing. A list
of missing inventory items is forwarded to the Vice President for review. The Vice President of Finance
distributes an updated listing of all missing inventory items on an as-needed basis. After 1 year if the items
have still not been located, these items are removed from inventory.
Any equipment items determined to be sold, stolen, scrapped, surplused, cannibalized, or entered in error are
removed from inventory by the Grant Accountant. Removal of items from inventory must be approved by the

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Business Manager and/or the Vice President of Finance. Detailed information on asset disposal can be found in
the Asset Management Training Manual Lesson 4-Retiring and Reinstating Assets.

Physical Security of Assets

Controllable equipment primarily consists of computer equipment, cameras, and audio/visual equipment.
Equipment is primarily located in the classrooms and libraries. Security measures are provided by security
cameras in the hallways and outdoor entrances and windowless classrooms where the majority of controllable
equipment is located.

Surplus Property

The most common method of disposal for equipment items is to surplus the assets through the State’s Surplus
Property Management section of the Division of General Services. When equipment is determined to be
surplus by a department, the Vice President of Finance should be notified in writing by completing the
Commonwealth of Virginia Surplus Property Report, DGS-44-001 or by e-mail for computer equipment or a
large number of similar items. Information to include is: equipment ID number, location, description, serial
number, and condition of equipment (i.e. good, fair, needs repair, etc.). Surplus equipment is submitted to
DGS/DPS for sale through the state surplus procedures. ETF equipment is considered leased equipment and is
not allowed to be surplused until the lease expires and title passes to the agency (See Exhibit #40).


All equipment listed as surplus will be moved physically by Facilities’ staff to storage on the respective campus
and equipment information is verified prior to submission to DGS/DPS. Equipment and furniture may be sold
through DGS on the internet. Surplus items may also be donated to other agencies and non-profit organizations.
The DGS form for donations is Form 44-018 and should be used when donating property. Equipment is
organized by lots for easy access. All equipment sold will be released from inventory by Facilities’ staff upon
proof of purchase indicated by a paid receipt.


All equipment sold, transferred, donated or scrapped is removed from the college’s master inventory list by the
Grant Accountant. Any proceeds from the sale of surplus property will be deposited to the college’s surplus
property account which may later be distributed back to the departments who originally brought the equipment.




Inventory Reconciliation
The college’s inventory records are reconciled by the Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk and the Grant
Accountant yearly to ensure accurate recording of all equipment purchased, sold, etc. At year end, the Grant

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      Accountant reconciles ETF items in AMS to the Purchasing/Accounts Payable Clerk’s ETF submission list.
      Any discrepancies are researched and adjustments are made as required. For other items, the CARS 0462
      Potential Fixed Asset report is reviewed monthly by the Grants Accountant and the Purchasing/Accounts
      Payable Clerk. A listing of all equipment purchased in the applicable fiscal year of expenditures over $500
      charged to equipment object codes on AIS as of June 30 is compared to what is actually inventoried in AMS by
      the Grant Accountant. Any discrepancies are reviewed and explained. All items listed as inactive are reviewed
      to ensure the disposal of all equipment has been recorded on AMS.

      The yearly reconciliation total of all inventory purchases and various deletions is compared to the inventory
      total on AMS by the Grant Accountant. The Business Manager reviews the reconciliation to ensure accuracy.


      SOFTWARE:

      Asset Management System (AMS)

      SIGNIFICANT SPREADSHEETS & QUERIES:

      VX_AM_ASSSET_LIST
      VX_AM_ETF_AUDIT

4.5   PAYROLL
      Permanent Employees
      Payrolls for permanent employees are processed through the automated Commonwealth Integrated Payroll and
      Personnel System (CIPPS). Pay checks are received from the Department of Accounts and are disbursed
      through the Campus Business Office. Non-exempt classified staff are required to submit a Time and Attendance
      Form each pay period, signed by them and approved by their immediate supervisor, before their paycheck can
      be disbursed. Full-time employees receive their paychecks on a semi-monthly basis.
      Pay Periods
      Classified, 12-month faculty, administrators and Presidents pay periods are as follows:
                         25th - 9th                 Payday - 16th
                         10th - 24th                Payday - 1st
       Nine-month faculty pay periods are:
                         1st - 15th                 Payday - 16th
                         16th - last day of month   Payday - 1st


      Direct Deposit
      Payroll direct deposit is mandatory for all new full-time employees. (See Direct Deposit Authorization – Exhibit
      44).

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      4.5.2    Part-Time Employees
               Payrolls for part-time employees are disbursed by the Christanna Campus Business Office on a bi-
               weekly basis. Work study students and instructional assistants are also on the bi-weekly payroll. The
               bi-weekly pay period is every two weeks on a Friday through Thursday basis. Bi-weekly pay dates
               occur on the Monday following the end of the two week pay period adjusted for holiday schedules.
               Part-time payrolls are also processed through CIPPS. Time sheets MUST be properly completed and
               submitted to the Payroll Technician on the Christanna Campus no later than 12 noon on the Friday
               following the end of the pay period. Incorrect or late time sheets will cause the employee to miss a
               pay period. Because it is the responsibility of all supervisors to see that their employees do not miss
               pay dates, it is essential that supervisors pay special attention to the following requirements when
               reviewing and approving the Time and Attendance Form:
                     A.          Time and Attendance Forms must be completed in ink.
                     B.          Hours must be added for a week's period and then totaled for the entire pay period.
                      C.         If a holiday falls during a pay period, hourly employees are not paid for the time
                                 unless they actually worked.
                     D.          Payroll dates must be indicated on the Time and Attendance Form.
              Wage (hourly part-time) Employee Break Policy
               Wage (hourly part-time) employees are paid only for the number of hours worked and as such do not
               receive any benefits. Wage employees must take a lunch break (or dinner break if working evening
               hours). They are not paid for the time taken for meal breaks. Mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon 15
               minute breaks are allowed when a wage employee works the number of hours as listed below:
                        Work 4 hours or more in one day - allowed one 15 minute break
                        Work 7 or more hours in one day - allowed two 15 minute break
               Mid-morning and/or mid afternoon breaks may be included as work time and wage employees will be
               paid for these breaks as long as the work day hours meet the above limits. Supervisors should
               carefully review time sheets of wage employees before signing to insure that hours recorded are the
               actual hours worked.
               Wage (hourly part-time) Hours
               Wage employees normally work up to 30 hours per week depending on the number of hours needed
               and funded for. State law prohibits wage employees from working over 1500 hours per year
               beginning on their anniversary hire date (not calendar year). This is a mandatory policy.
4.6   TRAVEL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
      Regulations governing reimbursement of travel expenses by employees of Southside Virginia Community
      College while traveling on official business are published in the Commonwealth Accounting Policies and
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      Procedures Manual (Section 4, Executive Order Number Thirty—three (76)). All claims for reimbursement
      must be presented to the campus Business Office on the standard Travel Expense Reimbursement Voucher for
      review and processing. (See Exhibit 31) To ensure compliance with the State Comptroller's processing
      deadlines, the voucher must be presented for payment within twenty (20) days after completion of the trip, or
      in case of continuous travel, within twenty (20) days after the last day of travel.


4.7   SALARY ADVANCE
      In cases where the employee did not receive a check due to administrative error or where a paycheck has been
      lost in the mail the Vice President of Finance can approve an emergency salary advance. In either of these
      cases, an advance of the employee's net pay in the case of a lost check or 2/3 of gross pay can be paid on or
      after the day that paychecks are disbursed. The employee must sign a promissory note (available in the
      Business Office) agreeing to reimburse the College for all advances paid immediately upon receipt of his or
      her first regular payroll check (See Exhibit 38).


4.8   TRAVEL ADVANCE
      Temporary travel advances ($50 minimum) are available to faculty and staff, subject to the approval of the
      employee’s supervisor and either the Provost, Vice President or President. A travel request form must be
      completed and for out of state travel the form must be submitted 30 days in advance and approved by the
      President. (See Exhibit 36) The employee requesting a travel advance must complete a promissory note and a
      local funds voucher (available in the Business Office) at least three (3) days prior to the trip. Reimbursement
      for the advance is to be made as soon as the employee receives his/her reimbursement from the state
      comptroller. If a period of more than 60 days lapses without repayment of the advance, the employee's
      paycheck may be adjusted to repay the advance. (See Exhibit 36)


4.9   REFUNDS TO STUDENTS
      Students shall be eligible for a refund for those credit hours dropped during the add/drop period. After the
      add/drop period has passed, there will be no refunds, unless a class is canceled or unless an exception is
      approved by the campus Provosts.


      Eligibility
      To be eligible for refund under any of the circumstances set forth in the foregoing paragraph, a student must
      either go online and drop or go to Admissions and Records. Full refunds will be made when a course is
      canceled by the College. Refunds will be withheld for those students owing money to the College or the
      bookstore.


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4.10   COLLECTION AND DEPOSIT OF RECEIPTS FOR SALE AND SERVICES OF EDUCATIONAL
       DEPARTMENTS (SEE ALSO SECTION 4.660 OF VCCS POLICY MANUAL)
       Authority has been given for instructors and designated staff members to collect monies for sales and services
       of educational departments. The basic state policy is that monies collected should be turned in to the campus
       Business Office cashier on the day of collection or the following day.
       Collection of cash has not been authorized by anyone other than the campus Business Office cashier.
       Therefore, all such monies collected for sales and services of educational department must be accompanied by
       a pre-numbered, dated LIP request form separating the state sales tax and the cost of the items sold must be
       provided by the collection agent in all cases.


4.11   PROCEDURES FOR REGISTERING OFF-CAMPUS CLASSES AND OFF-CAMPUS BOOK SALES
       Registration
             Procedures to be followed by the College representative:
                       The College representative should have the student fill out registration, application, and senior
                       citizen student tuition assistance forms as appropriate.
                       The College representative should collect the money and prints the amount paid and have
                       student enter his/her name on the fee payment form (Off-Campus Registration Fee Payment
                       Form Exhibit 32). Students should not be permitted to pay fees or sign the fee payment form
                       until he/she has completed the necessary registration forms. The following procedures must
                       be followed in the event a student is adding credit hours which increase a previous registration.
                       Follow the same procedures in 1.B above except collect an amount of money for the cost of
                       additional credits.
                       There are three conditions in which no money will be collected at time of registration:
                       Payment by a third party: Third party (accounts receivable) is defined as a governmental
                       agency or business enterprise. There can be no deferred payment for individuals. Follow the
                       same procedure as in 1.A and 1.B, except the amount charged should be entered in ―Amount
                       Charged‖ column and the agency which has authorized the deferred payment should be listed
                       on fee payment form. Authorization from the Third Party should be attached. Student should
                       be advised that registration is not complete until the Business Office verifies that the agency
                       listed by the student has authorized third party payment.
                       Waiver tuition for senior citizen. Follow the same procedures as in 1.A and 1.B, except
                       "Amount Paid'' column should show -0- and "Senior Citizen'' should be entered beside
                       signature.
                       Financial Aid: Student has financial aid through the College which will cover costs.
               The College representative should turn in all monies, registration forms, and charge
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               authorizations and fee payment forms to the Business Office as soon as possible after students are
               registered, normally within twenty-four hours. Care must be exercised in handling all monies.
               Registration forms may be turned in directly to Admissions and Records; however, monies collected,
               fee payment forms and charge authorizations should always be turned in to the Business Office.


      Procedures to be Followed in the Business Office

      The same day off-campus forms and monies are received:
      The cashier should (a) count the money and verify the count to the ―Amount Paid‖ column and re-add the
      ―Amount Paid‖ column.
       After the above checks, the cashier completes the receipt section in the lower left corner of the fee payment
      form.
      The cashier will provide the authorized collector with a copy of the fee payment form bearing an original
      signature with date. The original fee payment form along with monies collected and charge authorizations are
      placed in the College safe until registrations are completed by Admissions & Records.
      The cashier forwards all registration forms to Admissions and Records the same day if registration forms are
      received first in the Business Office.
      When the original registration forms are received by the cashier back from Admissions and Records, the
      cashier matches the forms to the fee payment form and processes on SIS. R and I form numbers should be
      indicated on fee payment form by appropriate student name. Monies are deposited no later than the following
      business day.
      The original copy of the fee payment form should be filed by semester as a means of verifying a student’s fee
      payment. For any incomplete registrations, a copy of the fee payment form is kept in the College safe with
      money collected until registration is completed.
      When there is a third party charge (accounts receivable) the cashier will verify that the College has written
      authorization for the third party payment before processing on SIS.
      When there is a waiver of tuition for senior citizens, the fee payment form and registration forms should be
      sent to the Admissions and Records for the waiver to be authorized.
      Procedures to be followed in the Records' Office
      After all necessary forms have been received; Admissions & Records processes student registrations and gives
      the Business Office cashier the original registration forms back for each student for processing of payment.

              The registration forms are filed in the A&R office in students’ records as appropriate.
              Late Registration
              The College representative should follow the same procedures as for the initial registration. Subsequent

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           fee payment forms should reflect only those students who are registering during that class period. There
           may be several fee payment forms for each class. A $10.00 late fee is collected unless an exception is
           authorized by the Provost or if it is an asynchronous class.
           The cashier will follow the same procedure as on an initial registration.
           Book Sales
                        Procedures to be Followed by the College Representative during Registration
                        The College representative will sign charge ticket from bookstore for the textbooks to be
                        sold and will obtain a prepared textbook sales form from the Bookstore. Sale price tickets
                        will be on all textbooks or either the price will be entered by bookstore at top of Off-
                        Campus Textbook Sales form as well as name of textbook. Any third party sales should
                        have proper authorization attached and will be verified by Bookstore Manager.
                        The College representative should collect money for the sale of a book, enter the amount
                        paid, print the student's name on the textbook sales form (See Exhibit 33), enter his/her
                        social security number and the amount paid, and sign acknowledging payment.
                        In the event no money will be paid for textbooks because of payment by a third party
                        (accounts receivable) the same procedure as in 1.B above should be followed except
                        ―Amount Paid‖ column should show -0- and the agency which has authorized the deferred
                        payment should be listed. Third party payment can be made only by a governmental
                        agency or business enterprise and must be authorized in writing in advance of the textbook
                        sale. The form is filled out and student’s signature obtained the same as for cash sale.
                        The College representative should turn in all monies and the textbook sales form to the
                        Bookstore as soon as possible after the sales, normally within twenty-four hours. Care must
                        be exercised in handling all monies.
                        Procedures To Be Followed In The Bookstore
                        When payment is received:
                        When books are initially checked out for off-campus, Continuing Education, or appropriate
                        department is debited as accounts receivable and sales are credited. When cash payments
                        are received, the Bookstore Manager should count the money and verify the count to the
                        amount previously receipted (if applicable) or to the sum of the ―Amount Paid‖ column.
                        The Bookstore Manager will read the ―Amount Paid column.
                             After the above checks, the Bookstore Manager completes the receipt section in the
                             lower right corner of the textbook sales form. Cash sales will then be debited to cash
                             and credited to Continuing Education or appropriate department (Accounts
                             Receivable).


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                           When there is a third party payment:
                                  In the event there is payment by a third party (accounts receivable) the Bookstore
                                  Manager will verify that the Bookstore has written authorization for third party
                                  payment. The textbook sales form will be filed with the accounts receivable
                                  authorization for billing and payment.
                          Late Registration Book Sales

                                    The College representative should follow the same procedures as for the initial
                                    book sales. There may be several textbook sales forms for each class.
                                    The Bookstore Manager will follow the same procedures as on an initial book sale.
                Collection and Deposit of Tuition and Registration Fees for Extended Campus Community Education
                Courses
                Authority has been given for instructors and designated staff members to collect tuition and registration
                fees at extended campus locations. The basic state policy is that monies collected should be turned into
                the campus Business Office Cashier on the day of collection or the following day.
                Collection of cash has not been authorized except through campus Business Offices. Therefore, all
                monies collected for the above purpose must be accompanied by an off-campus registration fee payment
                form or receipts (See Exhibit 32)
4.12   VISA, MASTER CARD AND DISCOVER CARDS ARE ACCEPTED BY THE COLLEGE FOR
       PAYMENT OF BOOKS AND TUITION FEES.
       Card number and expiration date needs to be entered on student registration forms for tuition payments and on
       Off-Campus Textbook Sales form for book purchases.


4.13   PETTY CASH REIMBURSEMENT
       Petty cash disbursements from the Business Office are restricted to the payment of emergency needs and very
       definitely cannot be used as a means of bypassing the established purchasing procedures in order to avoid state
       contract items or to avoid bid procedures. Individual Petty cash expenditures should not exceed $25.00. To be
       reimbursed for petty cash expenditures an original sales receipt must be presented, accompanied by an
       explanation of the purchase and the account to which the purchase will be charged. Tolls, mileage and meal
       reimbursement cannot be reimbursed by petty cash, unless it is submitted on a Travel Expense Reimbursement
       Voucher.


4.14   DUPLICATING AND/OR PRINTING
       Centralized duplicating and copying facilities are available on each campus and also at the off campus sites.

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       These facilities are for printing or copying of materials to be used for instructional purposes or College business
       only; personal use is discouraged. Copyright laws must be followed when reproducing materials. Faculty and
       staff are asked to be sensitive to the need to conserve paper and help contain copying and duplicating costs.
       Personal copying is allowed only if the employee reimburses the College at $.10 per copy.


4.15   LOCAL FUNDS FISCAL POLICIES
       All Local Funds shall be administered, accounted for, and audited in accordance with relevant fiscal policies
       established by the State Board for Community Colleges, the Virginia Community College System, and the
       Commonwealth of Virginia. These funds include, but are not limited to: general, construction, student services,
       student activities, vending, bookstore, and financial aid. Local Funds accounting transactions are recorded on the
       automated Financial Reporting System (PEOPLESOFT SYSTEM).
       Request to Political Subdivisions for Financial Support
       As authorized by State Board Policy, the College Board shall request financial support from service area political
       subdivisions. The amount requested from each political subdivision shall be based on the following formula:
                           (Formula based on population, enrollment and true tax value as follows):
                                     A + B + 2C = % of Total Budget
                                           Where:      A = % of headcount enrollment
                                                       B = % of total population
                                                       C = % of true value
       Report to Political Subdivisions
        The disposition of Local Funds shall be reported annually to political subdivisions in summary manner by
        means of the Annual Report or other appropriate means.
        Need Identification and Local Funds Budget Development
        The needs of the College to be supported by Local Funds shall be identified administratively. Prior to February
        each year, the President shall present to the Finance Committee a tentative Local Funds Budget for the next year
        which reflects identified needs and a proposed amount of funds to be requested from the political subdivisions.
        The Finance Committee shall review the proposal and recommend a tentative budget and total amount to be
        requested to the College Board. The Board shall review the tentative budget and determine the total amount to
        be requested from the political subdivisions by February each year. Since final budget needs may be influenced
        by the amount of prior year carry-over, changing needs, and extenuating circumstances, the tentative budget
        will be reviewed at an appropriate time near the end of the fiscal year. Any needed adjustments identified will
        be incorporated in a revised budget for consideration by the Finance Committee. Final approval of the Local
        Funds Budget shall be made by the College Board no later than January of each year for the following year.
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       It is intended that local funds be used for non-personal services purposes not normally provided through State
       appropriations, or for which State appropriations are insufficient. Generally, expenditures shall be made in
       accordance with sound accounting practices. The expenditures of local funds shall be made with the
       understanding that they be judged appropriate over time and withstand the test of public scrutiny.
       Expenditures shall be authorized by a designated person and supported by forms and documents which are
       necessary to maintain an appropriate audit trail. The Expenditure Authorization/Voucher Form must be used for
       every expenditure (See Local Funds Voucher Exhibit 34). Transfers of funds from one account to another
       should be accomplished by a memo. The Expenditure Authorization/Voucher Form must be properly filled out
       and must include proper signatures before being submitted to the Daniel Campus Business Office. For all
       purchases made with local funds $2,000 and over, an agency purchase order must be used. Typed envelopes
       must be attached to vouchers requiring checks to be mailed out. Three working days should be allowed for
       processing by the Business Office. Checks will be disbursed on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.
       Expenditures of local funds must comply with State Purchasing regulations and policies and the VPPA.
       Expenditure records should designate the initiator of the purchase, the authorizing signature, and approval of
       payment. (See State Procurement Manual for procedures.) Purchases made with local funds are not exempt
       from being placed on the state’s purchasing system, eVA. A copy of the purchase order is required with the
       local funds voucher for payment.
       Out-of-pocket expenditures are the exception rather than the rule and should be used only in emergency
       situations, in cases where the College cannot be billed, and when the amount of the expenditure does not justify
       the vendor presenting an invoice to the College. Within this context the following definitions apply:
               Emergency Situation -        In the judgment of the authorizing individual, the normal
                                            purchasing procedure cannot be followed because of unusual time and
                                            need constraints.
               No Billing Available -       The vendor will not bill the College and there is not time to process a local
                                            funds voucher and receive a check prior to receiving the materials or the
                                            services.
               Invoice Not Justified -      In the judgment of the individual expending local funds, the amount
                                            involved is too insignificant to warrant the vendor presenting an invoice to
                                            the College.
               Request for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenditures shall specify which of the above conditions
               existed and shall be supported by an itemized ticket or receipt. All requests must be signed by the
               person who expended personal funds on behalf of the College. Each person authorized to expend Local
               Funds shall be responsible for not exceeding the funds in the accounts he/she supervises unless
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             Budget Transfers
             Authority to approve budget transfers among all accounts except Construction Fund Prior Year
             Carryover, General Fund Prior Year Carryover, and Building Repair Fund Carryover is delegated to the
             President or his designee. Transfers involving the above named accounts must be approved by the
             College Board.
             Depository of Local Funds
             The College Board, upon recommendation of the Finance Committee, shall select the bank(s) to be
             utilized in administering Local Funds. The investment of Local Funds for the purpose of earning interest
             shall be administered administratively and the selection of a financial agency shall be based on
             maximizing investment returns.
              Report to Local Board
             The disposition of Local Funds shall be reported to the Finance Committee and the College Board
             quarterly and at other intervals as appropriate.
             Clearing Accounts
             Local Funds may be used as clearing accounts to facilitate effective College fiscal services for various
             receivable purposes provided such causes are not intended as an expenditure of Local Funds. Such uses
             include travel advances, educational aid advances, salary advances, tuition refunds and receivables
             associated with payroll deductions. All such uses shall be in accordance with appropriate state and local
             policies and general operating procedures.
             Chart of Accounts
             The Chart of Accounts for Local Funds shall be determined administratively and shall reflect the budget
             as approved by the College Board, and shall be reviewed by the Finance Committee and the College
             Board. The College Board, upon recommendation of the Finance Committee, may develop guidelines
             which identify purpose for which Local Funds may be expended from specific accounts.
             Purposes and Authorization of Expenditures
             Local Funds may be expended from the various accounts when appropriately authorized and in
             accordance with the following guidelines approved by the Board.
             Local Funds Investment Policy
             The objective of the local funds investment policy of Southside Virginia Community College is to keep
             its local funds regularly invested with appreciation of the value of funds and moderate current income.
             The value of the assets should, at minimum, maintain pace with the Consumer Price Index.
             All local funds investments will be fully secured as required by the state and they should allow enough
             liquidity to handle the necessary cash flow. Because of the relatively small dollar amount and the
             requirement that all investment principals be secure, the College has opted to keep these funds invested


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             through a full banking service contract. Part of this bid specifies that the participating bank do an
             electronic sweep and invest all local funds on an overnight basis to ensure that all available funds are
             kept constantly invested. This fund complies with the Virginia laws governing public deposits.
             Balances in excess of $100,000 FDIC insurance coverage are secured by pledged U.S. Government
             securities. Interest yield is currently set to approximate the Federal Funds rate less 25 base points
             (.25%). Interest is compounded daily on a 365 day bases and paid monthly to the account.
             These local funds investments are periodically reviewed by the Local Board Finance Committee and the
             investment policy shall be approved by the Local Board. The Vice President of Finance and
             Administration will review the investment performance once a year and report to the Local Board with
             regard to the fund size, balance, total return, and major investment positions. The Vice President will
             review the investment monies yearly to determine and/or adjust the individual investment fund balance
             limits and the interest allocated to each fund. The College bookstore funds and federal local funds are
             included in the bank service contract.


 5.1   SVCC Security Policies
       Please follow this link for SVCC’s Security Policies: (http://inside.southside.edu/security/sec_plan)


5.2    SVCC Information Technology
       Southside Virginia Community College’s IT Acceptable Use Standard

       Many users share SVCC’s Information Technology resources. Everyone must use these resources responsibly
       since misuse by even a few individuals has the potential to disrupt SVCC business or the work of others.
       Therefore you must exercise ethical behavior when using these resources.

       State Law (Article 7.1 of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia) classifies damage to computer hardware or
       software (18.2-152.4), invasion of privacy (18.2-152.5), or theft of computer services (18.2-152.6) of computer
       systems as (misdemeanor) crimes. Computer fraud (18.2-152.3) and use of a computer as an instrument of
       forgery (18.2-152.14) can be felonies. SVCC’s internal procedures for enforcement of its policy are
       independent of possible prosecution under the law.

       Definition

       SVCC’s information technology resources include mainframe computers, servers, desktop computers,
       notebook computers, handheld devices, networks, software, data files, facilities, and the related supplies.




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      Standard

      The following standards shall govern the use of all SVCC’s information technology resources:

          1.     You must use only those computer resources that you have the authority to use. You must not provide
                 false or misleading information to gain access to computing resources. SVCC may regard these actions
                 as criminal acts and may treat them accordingly. You must not use SVCC IT resources to gain
                 unauthorized access to computing resources of other institutions, organizations or individuals.


          2.     You must not authorize anyone to use your computer accounts for any reason. You are responsible for
                 all use of your accounts. You must take all reasonable precautions, including password maintenance
                 and file protection measures, to prevent use of your account by unauthorized persons. You must not,
                 for example, share your password with anyone.


          3.     You must use your computer resources only for authorized purposes. Students or staff, for example,
                 may not use their accounts for private consulting or to support a personal business venture. You must
                 not use your computer resources for unlawful purposes, such as the installation of fraudulently or
                 illegally obtained software. Use of external networks connected to any VCCS facility must comply
                 with the policies of acceptable use promulgated by the organizations responsible for those networks.


          4.     Other than material known to be in the public domain, you must not access, alter, copy, move or
                 remove information, proprietary software or other files (including programs, members of subroutine
                 libraries, data and electronic mail) without prior authorization. The College or data trustee, security
                 officer, appropriate College official or other responsible party may grant authorization to use
                 electronically stored materials in accordance with policies, copyright laws and procedures. You must
                 not copy, distribute or disclose third party proprietary software without prior authorization from the
                 licenser. You must not install proprietary software on systems not properly licensed for its use.


          5.     You must not use any computing facility irresponsibly or needlessly affect the work of others. This
                 includes transmitting or making accessible offensive, annoying or harassing material. This includes
                 intentionally, recklessly, or negligently damaging systems, intentionally damaging or violating the
                 privacy of information not belonging to you. This includes the intentional misuse of resources or
                 allowing misuse of resources by others. This includes loading software or data from untrustworthy
                 sources, such as free-ware, onto official systems without prior approval.


          6.     You should report any violation of these regulations by another individual and any information relating
                 to a flaw or bypass of computing facility security to the Information Security Office or the Internal
                 Audit department.

          7.     You must not use the Commonwealth’s Internet access or electronic communication systems for
                 personal use. It is strictly prohibited if it:

                      interferes with the user’s productivity or work performance,
                     or with any other employee’s productivity or work performance;
                      adversely affects the efficient operation of the computer
                     system;
                      results in any personal gain or profit to the user
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                  violates any provision of this policy, any supplemental
                 policy adopted by the agency supplying the Internet or
                 electronic communication systems, or any other policy,
                 regulation, law or guideline as set forth by local, State or
                 Federal law. (See Code of Virginia §2.1-804-805; §2.2-2827
                 as of October 1, 2001.)

                 Note: Any user of SVCC IT resources employing the Commonwealth’s Internet or electronic
                 communication systems for personal use must present their communications in such a way as to be
                 clear that the communication is personal and is not a communication of the agency or the
                 Commonwealth.


      ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE

            1.   Faculty, staff , students, and patrons at the College or System Office should immediately report
                 violations of information security policies to the local Chief Information Officer (CIO).


            2.   If the accused is an employee, the CIO will collect the facts of the case and identify the offender.
                 If, in the opinion of the CIO, the alleged violation is of a serious nature, the CIO will notify the
                 offender's supervisor. The supervisor, in conjunction with the College or System Human
                 Resources Office and the CIO, will determine the appropriate disciplinary action. Disciplinary
                 actions may include but are not limited to:


                     a.   Temporary restriction of the violator's computing resource access for a fixed period of
                          time, generally not more than six months.


                     b.   Restitution for damages, materials consumed, machine time, etc. on an actual cost basis.
                          Such restitution may include the cost associated with determining the case facts.


                     c.   Disciplinary action for faculty and classified staff in accordance with the guidelines
                          established in the State Standards of Conduct Policy.


            3.   In the event that a student is the offender, the accuser should notify the Provost. The Provost, in
                 cooperation with the CIO, will determine the appropriate disciplinary actions which may include
                 but are not limited to:

                     a.   Temporary restriction of the violator's computing resource access for a fixed period of
                          time, generally not more than six months.


                     b.   Restitution for damages, materials consumed, machine time, etc. on an actual cost basis.
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                        c.   Disciplinary action for student offenders shall be in accordance with the College student
                             standards of conduct.


              4.   The College President will report any violations of state and federal law to the appropriate
                   authorities.


              5.   All formal disciplinary actions taken under this policy are subject to the Commonwealth’s
                   personnel guidelines and the accused may pursue findings through the appropriate grievance
                   procedure.

      Southside Virginia Community College - Policy Statement on Web Publishing
      Responsibility
      The creators of web pages are ultimately responsible for content and should consider these factors when
       designing their pages:
               Legalities
               Web page authors must abide by all laws regarding the use of materials originated by others,
               including both text and graphics. Authors must not place material on web pages which is slanderous,
               abusive, obscene or which otherwise exposes the College to legal action.
               Ethics
               Web page authors must abide by the Information Technology Student/Patron Ethic Agreement and
               exercise the highest ethical standards concerning accuracy of material placed on web pages. The
               tone, content, and intended use of web pages must be consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy of the
               College.
               Content
               The term ―content‖ refers both to the text and the graphics of a web page. In creating
               content, authors must adhere to the legal and ethical standards outlined above. In addition, they
               should strive to maintain the highest quality appearance and to insure coherence and ease of use.
               Permission
               All employees at SVCC are authorized to publish web pages within the established guidelines.
               Authorization for publishing by students must first come from a sponsoring faculty member.
               Guidelines on General Format
               Focus on Users
               Authors of web pages should focus on the needs of their users and consider whether the pages are
               intended for internal use by administration and faculty, educational use by students, or public
               relations and other uses in the public domain.
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            The College’s top-level Web home pages for the Christanna and Daniel Campuses, and the primary
            administrative units on those campuses, should follow a consistent format for the header and footer.
            The Web page header should identify the campus and administrative unit, provide a description of the
            information, and set forth the relationship of the page with other pages at the College.
            The footer will identify the page and provide additional information and directions. The footer should
            include:

                  •           name and organizational unit
                  •           the URL of the document (for users printing the page)
                  •           date of creation or update
                  •           the name and e-mail address of the person maintaining the page
                  •           link to an upper-level home page
                  •           the name ―Southside Virginia Community College‖ and an identification of the
                            campus
                  The footer may also include:
                  •           an approved logo
                  •           statement of copyright, when appropriate
                  •           links to other local pages at the College
                  •           button bars or other navigational aides
            Office and Departmental Requirements
                  Web pages for offices and departments should be consistent with the top levels of the College
                  web site. These pages should include the following items:
                  •           name of the organizational unit
                  •           the e-mail address of the person maintaining the page
                  •           a link to an upper-level home page
                  •          the name ―Southside Virginia Community College‖ and an identification of the
                             campus
                  The page may also include:
                  •           the URL of the document (for users printing the page)
                  •           date of creation or update
                  •           the name of the person maintaining the page
                  •           statement of copyright, when appropriate
                  •           links to other local pages at the College Web site
                  •           the Southside Virginia Community College logo


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                     •           button bars or other navigational aides
              Individual Pages
              Individuals using the College computers to house their home pages who are using an ―SVCC‖ address
              for their pages need to be aware of the Acceptable Use Policy of the College. The main concerns
              about these pages will be related to the use of Commonwealth/College equipment for purposes other
              than those for which it is intended, and the use of ―SVCC‖ (a sort of electronic letterhead) which
              would cause an individual’s actions to adversely reflect on the College. Most importantly, though,
              and legalities aside, individuals need to think very carefully about their home pages. The Internet
              offers unprecedented power for everyone to display and market themselves to the world
              instantaneously–not only to strangers, but to friends, family, prospective employers. Virtually
              everyone. First impressions are hard to overcome and individuals may wish to think twice about the
              PERSONAL risks versus the benefits associated with how they present themselves to the word
              through their home pages. Once done, it can not really be taken back. This document is based on
              Virginia Tech’s Web Publishing: Requirements, Policies, and Recommendations.
      Southside Virginia Community College - Policy Statement on Internet Use and E-Mail
              Permission
              Student e-mail accounts must first be authorized by a sponsoring faculty member.
              Conditions
              E-mail accounts are authorized under the following conditions:

              Students must comply with the College’s Acceptable Use Policy which states the legitimate uses of
              College owned computer equipment and College controlled Internet gateways.
              In particular, this policy states that:
                                Internet access and E-mail correspondence must be for educational purposes
                                Students must not use slanderous or profane language in E-mail or in chat groups
                                Students may not engage in any activity which involves an exchange of money or
                                 credit care numbers or may incur a financial obligation for the College
                                In addition, students must use their own names, user id, and passwords when
                                 logging onto the system, when sending E-mail, or when participating in a chat
                                 group.
                                Students must not give phone numbers, addresses or other personal information in
                                 E-mail exchanges or in chat group discussions.
                                Student must respect copyrighted material obtained from the Internet.
                                Students must not plagiarize information obtained form the Internet, but must give


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                              full credit for it in all academic work.
            In general, students must be mindful that the E-mail address, ―SVCC,‖ constitutes a kind of electronic
            letter head, and as a consequence, any exchanges made using this identification associates student
            with the College, and in a real sense makes them representative of the College. It is therefore
            incumbent upon students to conduct themselves in an honest, polite, and thoughtful way.
            Information Technology Employee Ethics Agreement
            See Exhibit 35.
            VCCS Information Technology Student/Patron Ethics Agreement
            See Exhibit 35.

     6.1    Local Funds Delegation of Signature Authority:
            Budget Area Account                            Purpose:(Examples of typical       Expenditure
                                                           expenditures when properly         Authorization
                                                           vouchered include but are not
                                                           limited to:)

            GENERAL           College Administration       Contingency, meals, travel,        President
            FUND                                           refreshments, entertainment,
                                                           Workshop fees, awards and
                                                           Recognition activities,
                                                           Equipment, College member-
                                                           Ships, office accessories,
                                                           Public relations

                              Campus Administration        (same as above)                    Provost

                              Christanna Campus:

                              Campus Administration        (same as above)                    Provost

                              John H. Daniel Campus

                              Financial Services           (same as above)                    VP Finance
                              Administration

                              Prior Year Carryover         Contingency                        Local Board

                              Local College Board          Cost necessary for                 President
                                                           Board to perform duties
                              Advisory Committees          meals, travel, materials,          President
                                                           Publications, refreshments
            Budget Area Account                            Purpose:(Examples of typical       Expenditure
                                                           expenditures when properly         Authorization
                                                           vouchered include but are not
                                                           limited to:)
                          Articulation Activities          Meals, travel, refreshments,       President
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                                                                 Materials, honorariums

                                Printing and advertising         Publications, materials, ads       Information Officer
                                                                 Photographs, design, equipment

                                Graduation                       Rentals, decorations, honorarium   Provost
                                                                 Travel, meals

                                Honors Program                   Food and supplies for receptions   Asst. to President

                                Community Service                Performance, rent, production fees President
                                Activities and Cultural          materials, honorarium, promotional
                                Programs                         activities, printing, travel, meals

                                 Student-Faculty-Staff           Meals, presentation activities,    President
                                 Functions                       refreshments, receptions,
                                                                 Honorarium, travel

                                 Repair Reserve Fund             Contingency fund for parking       VP Finance
                                                                 Lot repairs

                                 Faculty/Staff                   Honorarium, consultant fees,       President
                                 Development                     travel, meals, educational aid,
                                                                 Workshop fees

                                 Interest Income                 Prorating                          VP Finance

                                 Recruitment                     Recruiting supplies & events       Dean of
                                                                                                    Enrollment
                                                                                                    Management
SIGNATURE AUTHORITY:

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
     The President retains the general signature authority for the College’s grants but may designate the Vice President
     of Finance and Administration to sign contracts for the College. Only the President or Vice President of Finance
     has legal authority to sign contracts for the College.


PURCHASING:
     The Vice President of Finance and Administration and the Business Manager have been delegated signature
     authority up to $50,000 on maintenance and service contracts as well as on all payment documents.


PERSONNEL/PAYROLL:
     The Vice President of Finance and Administration has been delegated signature authority on all personnel
     documents. The Vice President of Finance and Administration and the Business Manager have been delegated
     signature authority on all payroll documents.

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 FINANCE/ACCOUNTING:
      The President has delegated signature authority to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and the
      Business Manager on all financial reporting documents except as designated in certain grants. The Vice President
      of Finance and Administration acts as the College’s contract officer.   The President will review and approve this
      signature authority by January 31st of each year.
6.2     COLLEGE DIRECTORIES
        6.2.1 Business Office Directory
              The following directory represents the most recent areas of responsibility for each person in the
               Business Office and who to contact for assistance.


         CAMPUS            GENERAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY                         PERSON TO CONTACT
        Christanna         Purchasing and accounts payable                        Janice Phillips   Ext. 1001
                           Contracts, capital outlay                              Peter Hunt        Ext. 1005

                           Cashiering, accounts receivable, petty cash,           Peggy Moore       Ext. 1009
                           delinquent accounts, financial aid disbursements

                           Personnel files, fringe benefits,                      Bethany Harris    Ext. 1007
                           Supervision of Payroll

                           Payroll for the College                                Virginia Williams Ext. 1076

                           Financial accounting and reporting, supervision      Diane Daniel        Ext. 1017
                           of business office, purchasing, and bookstore staff.

                           Bookstore operations and assisting with                Wayne Talbert     Ext. 1023
                           College equipment inventory
                           Administrative computing, data entry,                  Janet Lenhart     Ext. 1016
                           leave record keeping, and inventory data entry.

                           Receipt of equipment and supplies,                     Louise Ogburn     Ext. 1000
                           payment approvals, issuance of inventory
                           numbers, Switchboard
         Daniel            Local funds accounting, procedures for local           Toni Lambert      Ext. 2016
                           funds, student club accounts, petty cash,
                           cashiering

                           Assists with cashiering and local funds                Jennifer Adams Ext. 2018

                           Bookstore operations and assisting with                Debbie Lewis      Ext. 2062
                           Inventory

                           Switchboard, equipment inventory                       Renee Chalmers Ext. 2000
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                        receipt of equipment and supplies,
                        payment approvals, issuance of inventory numbers


        Section 7.0     INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

                        Please follow this link to view the Virginia Community College System’s policy on
                        Intellectual property.
                               http://myfuture.vccs.edu/Portals/0/ContentAreas/PolicyManual/sec12.pdf

        Section 8.0     SVCC COMMITTEES
                        2009-10 College Committees

PRESIDENT’S STAFF

Christanna Campus                    Daniel Campus                            Dual Campus
John Sykes                           Shannon Feinman (acting)                 Jack Ancell
Tom Wisbey                                                                    John Cavan
                                                                              Michelle Edmonds
                                                                              Mary Jane Elkins
                                                                              Peter Hunt
                                                                              Chad Patton
                                                                              Brent Richey
                                                                              Al Roberts
                                                                              Linda Sheffield

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Christanna Campus                    Daniel Campus                            Dual Campus
Bonnie Gilliam                       Debra Andrews                            Jack Ancell
Rosa Hawkins                         Shannon Feinman                          Jo Ann Cage
Freddie Reekes                       Earl McDaniel                            John Cavan
Judy Shepherd                        Dorothea Sizemore                        Michelle Edmonds
Debra Smiley                         Dennis Smith                             Mary Jane Elkins
John Sykes                                                                    Christie Hales
Tom Wisbey                                                                    Peter Hunt
                                                                              Dave McMillan
                                                                              Chad Patton
                                                                              Brent Richey
                                                                              Al Roberts
                                                                              Linda Sheffield
                                                                              Sally Tharrington
                                                                              Sandra Thompson


CAMPUS COUNCIL
Christanna Campus                    Al Roberts                               Daniel Campus
John Sykes (Convener)                Roger Wray                               Provost (Convener)
Peter Hunt                           Wayne Talbert                            Peter Hunt
Brent Richey                         Jerry Chaney                             Brent Richey
Tom Wisbey                           Janice Phillips                          Dean of Instruction
Judy Shepherd                        Michael Dunson                           Dorothea Sizemore
Jack Ancell                           (Anne Gayle Cheely, Secretary)          Jack Ancell
Earnestine Lewis                                                              Libby Blanton
Michelle Edmonds                                                              Michelle Edmonds
Robbie Washburn                                                               Le’Tina Giles

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Al Roberts                      Elected/Appointed By
Dale Wooding                    Administration
Debbie Lewis                    Administration
Shannon Feinman                 Administration
Diane Nipper                    Administration
Rosa Townsend                   Administration
DeAndra Gaines                  Administration
(Cindy Mason, Secretary)        Administration
                                Administration
                                Administration
                                Administration
                                Administration
                                Administration
                                Administration
                                Faculty
                                Staff
                                Students



INSTRUCTIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus              Daniel Campus                Elected/Appointed By
Sharon Freeman                 Mike Stinson                 Faculty
Crystal Jones                  Joan Tuck                    Faculty
David Smith                    Katrina Wells                Faculty
John Hicks                     Dorothea Sizemore            Counselors
Ashley Hurt-Fowlkes            Mateka Gaines                Students
John Sykes                     Provost (Convener)           Ex-Officio
Tom Wisbey                     Dean of Instruction          Ex-Officio
Judy Shepherd                  Al Roberts                   Ex-Officio
(Angela McClintock, Secretary) Melissa Wood                 Ex-Officio


ACADEMIC REVIEW COMMITTEE (Sub-Committee of Instructional Affairs)
Christanna Campus          Daniel Campus                  Elected/Appointed By
Brent Richey (Convener)    Brent Richey (Convener)        Administration
Judy Shepherd              Dorothea Sizemore              Provost
John Hicks                 Matt Dunn                      Provost
Sharon Freeman             Mike Stinson                   Faculty
Crystal Jones              Joan Tuck                      Faculty
David Smith                Katrina Wells                  Faculty
(Kellie Bishop, Secretary) (Debbie Bailey, Secretary)

STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus       Daniel Campus                       (Janett Alexander, Secretary)
John Hicks              Le’Tina Giles
Tiffany Scott           Pardha Gadiyaram
Bernadette Battle       Melissa Wood
Kayla Diaz              Jonathan Woods
Matt Tregoning          Jonathan Loflin
John Sykes              Provost
Brent Richey (Convener) Brent Richey (Convener)
Al Roberts              Sally Tharrington
Judy Shepherd            Dorothea Sizemore

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Elected/Appointed By             Students               Ex-Officio
Administration                   Students               Ex-Officio
Faculty                          Ex-Officio
Student Services                 Ex-Officio

MULTI-YEAR APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus                Elected/Appointed By
Mary Worrell                     Faculty
Felicia Omick                    Faculty
Peter Hunt (Convener/non-voting) Administration
Mary Jane Elkins                 Administration
(Rae Spence, Secretary)
Daniel Campus
Arnold Gayles
Doug Whaley
Peter Hunt
Mary Jane Elkins




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HONOR’S PROGRAM
Christanna Campus               Daniel Campus                Elected/Appointed By
Sharon Freeman                  Percy Richardson             Faculty
Leslie Cline                    Lisa Back                    Faculty
Brent Richey                    Brent Richey                 Administration
Tom Wisbey (Convener)           Shannon Feinman (Convener)   Administration
John Cavan                      John Cavan                   Ex-Officio
Linda Sheffield                 Linda Sheffield              Ex-Officio
Mary Jane Elkins                Mary Jane Elkins             Ex-Officio
(Sabrina Williams, Secretary)   Diane Nipper                 Ex-Officio


OPERATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus         Daniel Campus                      Elected/Appointed By
Tom Wisbey                Dean of Instruction                Administration
Felicia Omick             Elizabeth Elam                     Faculty
David Smith               Tommy Wright, III                  Faculty
Misty Smiley              Debbie Bailey                      Staff
Bernadette Battle         Dorothea Sizemore                  Counselors
Arjy Turner               Dustin Black                       Students
John Sykes (Convener)     Peter Hunt                         Ex-Officio
(Misty Smiley, Secretary) Provost                            Ex-Officio


SAFETY COMMITTEE (Sub-committee of Operational Affairs)
Christanna Campus           Daniel Campus                    Elected/Appointed By
Roger Wray                  Dale Wooding                     Administration
Peter Hunt (Convener)       Peter Hunt                       Administration
Susan Early                 Arnold Gayles                    Administration
Janice Phillips             Lydia Cox                        Administration
Chad Patton                 Chad Patton                      Administration
Randall Ward                Will Hollingsworth               Students
(Angela Jackson, Secretary)


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus        Daniel Campus                       Elected/Appointed By
Al Roberts (Convener)    Al Roberts                          Administration
Peter Hunt               Peter Hunt                          Administration
Crystal Jones            Debra Andrews                       Administration
Charles Turner           Melissa Wood                        Administration
Rae Spence               Janett Alexander                    Administration
Bethany Harris           Bethany Harris                      Ex-Officio
(Rhina Jones, Secretary)




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PLANNING COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus             Daniel Campus               Elected/Appointed By
Jack Ancell                   Jack Ancell                 Administration
Christie Hales                Christie Hales              Administration
Peter Hunt                    Peter Hunt                  Administration
Stephen Walker                Stanley Johnson             Administration
Chad Patton (convener)        Chad Patton                 Administration
Brent Richey                  Brent Richey                Administration
Al Roberts                    Al Roberts                  Administration
Judy Shepherd                 Dorothea Sizemore           Administration
Tom Wisbey                    Dean of Instruction         Administration
                               (Anne Yancey, Secretary)   Administration



FACULTY/STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Christanna Campus          Daniel Campus                  Elected/Appointed By
Linda Sheffield (Convener) Linda Sheffield (Convener)     Administration
Martha Reed                Stanley Johnson                Faculty
Connie Nichols             Lydia Ramsey                   Staff
Bethany Harris             Bethany Harris                 Administration
                           (Anita White, Secretary)


TEACHING LEARNING TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE
Christanna Campus      Daniel Campus                      Elected/Appointed By
Jack Ancell (Convener) Jack Ancell (Convener)             Administration
Linda Sheffield        Linda Sheffield                    Administration
Kelley Barnes          Elizabeth Elam                     Administration
Crystal Jones          Pardha Gadiyaram                   Administration
Robert Owens           Ben George                         Administration
Chad Patton            Chad Patton                        Administration
Kelly Goscinski        Kelly Goscinski                    Administration
Ashley Leslie          Ashley Leslie                      Administration
Martha Reed            Mike Stinson                       Administration
Tom Wisbey             Joan Tuck                          Administration
                        (Hannah Guarino, Secretary)


AD HOC GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE (Pool)
Christanna Campus      Daniel Campus                      Elected/Appointed By
Teresa Hudson          Eddie Chernault                    Faculty
Leigh Moore            Percy Richardson                   Faculty
Tom Scales             James Wilkerson                    Faculty
                                                          Administration
Administration                                            Administration
Dorothea Sizemore                                         Administration
Chad Patton                                               Administration
Al Roberts
John Sykes


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GRANTS COUNCIL
Linda Sheffield (Convener)    Chad Patton               Elected/Appointed By
John Cavan                    Al Roberts                Administration
Mary Jane Elkins              Sally Tharrington         Administration
Stanley Johnson               Tom Wisbey                Administration
Jessica Reed                  Dean of Instruction       Administration
John Sykes                    Provost                   Administration
                                                        Ex-Officio

ENROLLMENT TASK FORCE
Christanna Campus             Daniel Campus             Elected/Appointed By
Christie Hales                Christie Hales            Administration
Brent Richey (Convener)       Brent Richey (Convener)   Administration
Chad Patton                   Chad Patton               Administration
Freddie Reekes                Debra Andrews             Administration
Sharon Freeman                Dorothea Sizemore         Administration
Judy Shepherd                 Lisa Bennett              Administration
Tom Wisbey                    Dean of Instruction       Administration


LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Christanna Campus       Daniel Campus                   Appointed By
Jack Ancell (Convener)  Jack Ancell (Convener)          Administration
Anne Gayle Cheely       Melissa Wood                    Administration
Shanley Dorin           Ray Kopecky                     Administration


WEBSITE COMMITTEE
Jack Ancell (Convener)        Chad Patton               Administration
Kelley Barnes                 Harvey Powers             Administration
John Hicks                    Brent Richey              Administration
Peter Hunt                    Linda Sheffield           Administration
Ashley Leslie                 Kelly Goscinski           Administration


CAREER PATHWAYS TEAM (Perkins)
Debra Andrews            Brent Richey                   Administration
Jo Ann Cage (convener)   Al Roberts                     Administration
Shannon Feinman          Judy Shepherd                  Administration
Rosa Hawkins             Dorothea Sizemore              Administration
Chad Patton              Tom Wisbey                     Administration
Freddie Reekes                                          Administration


CHANCELLOR’S FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2009-2011)
Richard Bell



VCCS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Terry Whisnant

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STATE APPEALS PANEL 2009-2010
Libby Blanton
Peter Hunt


ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS 2009
Debra Smiley


CLASSIFIED STAFF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 2009
Melissa Robbins
Jessica Reed


TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL 2009
Jack Ancell


VCCS DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING COMMITTEE 2008
Ashley Leslie


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chad Patton


INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (ISO)
Will Hamilton


GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS
Bernadette Battle
Brent Richey




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9.0    Policy and Procedure regarding Sex Offenders
      Section 23-2.2:1 of the Code of Virginia requires that the VCCS send enrollment information to the Virginia State
      Police concerning applicants to institutions of higher education. This information is transmitted electronically
      and compared against the Virginia Criminal Information Network and National Crime Information Center
      Convicted Sexual Offender Registry. In the event that the State Police determine that an applicant to Southside
      Virginia Community College is listed on the Sex Offender Registry, the State Police will notify SVCC. When the
      College receives such a notification or is otherwise made aware of an applicant’s current registration on any
      state’s Sex Offender Registry, the following procedures apply:


               The applicant will be denied admission to SVCC.
               If the applicant registers for classes and becomes a student before the college becomes aware of his/her
                placement on the Registry, the student will be immediately informed that he/she is being
                administratively withdrawn from classes and will receive a refund.
               If the applicant believes that he/she has been identified as a sex offender in error, then he/she may
                appeal the admissions decision through the office of the Dean of Enrollment Management.


10.0 Volunteerism Agreement/Information Sheet
       Volunteerism Agreement

       Date:

       Dear (volunteer’s name):

      Thank you for volunteering your services to our department. The following is a summary of your duties
      and responsibilities:
       *
       *
       *
       *
      You will receive training on the duties you will be performing and feedback will be given to you on your
       performance. As a volunteer, there is no compensation for your services.

      Your work schedule will be: __________________________________________________________________
      Your supervisor is ___________________________________ and should be contacted for any questions
      concerning your service as a volunteer.

      Special requirements of serving as a volunteer in our department (such as specific skills the person must
      possess driver’s license and insurable driving record, dress code, etc.) are:

      ___________________________________________________________________________________________
      ___________________________________________________________________________________________.

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      Please review the attached Volunteer Information Sheet which is provided to summarize important policies
      that govern your volunteer service.

       Sincerely,


       Name of Supervisor
       Title

      I have read and understand the above information and I agree to the terms of the duties as a volunteer at
      College/System Office and agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the VCCS.
      __________________________ Community College and state and federal law.

       Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _______________________________

       ____________________________________________________________________________________
       Signature of Parent or Guardian (If volunteer is under 18)



      Sample Volunteer Information Sheet

      Purpose
       Thank you for volunteering within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). You are an
      invaluable part of our community and your efforts help to ensure that we can meet the needs of our
      students and the Commonwealth. This fact is provided to give you important information about your
      volunteer service.

      This information serves to remind you that volunteers are bound by policies, rules and regulations of
      the VCCS, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government. This fact sheet summarizes
      appropriate polices that apply to volunteer service.

      Code of Ethics: The VCCS Code of Ethics serves as a guide for the members of the VCCS community
      when ethical issues arise. It states in part that we are committed to learning environments that foster
      academic integrity, and a mutual respect and openness for the freedom of responsible thought, research,
      and discussion, that we will be good stewards of our resources and make effective and efficient use of
      them, we will maintain the confidentiality and security of information entrusted to us, and we will offer
      good faith and fair dealings to all those we serve and with each other.

      Conflict of Interest: All VCCS employees and Volunteers should not accept any gift, favor, loan,
      service, business or professional opportunity from anyone knowing (or when it should be known) that it
      is offered in order to improperly influence the performance of our public duties. Actions should avoid
      even the appearance of a conflict of interest.

      Equal Opportunity Policy: It is the policy of the Virginia Community College System to provide
      equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion,
      national origin, political affiliation, veteran status, gender, age, or sexual orientation and for all
      otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.

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      Sexual Harassment and Nondiscrimination: The VCCS does not condone any behaviors that create a
      hostile work or learning environment. Employees and volunteers faced with sexual harassment or other
      discriminatory action should bring the situation to the immediate attention of the college/System Office
      Equal Opportunity Officer.

      Chancellor’s Safety Statement: Employees and volunteers are responsible for adhering to practices
      which meet or exceed applicable federal, state, and local standards for health and safety and should
      make every effort to maintain a safe and health working environment. Also, it there are any chemicals
      being used in the environment where work, please ask your supervisor for training and information on
      the chemicals before beginning your work.

      Vehicles: If you must operate a vehicle as part of your assigned responsibility, you must have a valid
      driver’s license or Commercial Driver’s License, as appropriate. The loss of a driver’s license should be
      reported to our supervisor immediately.

      Information Technology: Volunteers given access to information technology resources in order to
      perform the duties of their assignment should receive orientation and training on information
      technology policies and procedures.

      Miscellaneous:
          Liability Coverage: The VCCS liability coverage provides protection for negligent acts or
             claims of negligent acts for any employee or representative (volunteer) of the College/System
             Office, as long as the individuals were acting in an official capacity and within the scope of
             their duties.
          Medical Insurance: All medical concerns, including healthcare insurance, are the responsibility
          of the volunteer even if the injury occurs during the volunteered hours. Worker’s
             Compensation Insurance does not provide medical coverage for volunteers.
          Legal Services: System Counsel does not provide legal services if criminal charges are lodged
             against an employee or volunteer.

      Professional Conduct: Volunteers are expected to perform assigned duties and responsibilities with
      the highest degree of public trust, work cooperatively with others to achieve work unit and college
      goals and objectives and utilize Commonwealth equipment, time, and resources judiciously and as
      authorized.

      Questions about these policies should be addressed to your supervisor or the Human Resources
      Department. A complete listing of these policies can be found on the College’s website or in the
      Employee Handbook.

      Volunteer Acknowledgement of Receipt:

      __________________________________                       ____________________
      Name




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10.1   Political Activities and Public Office

       Southside Virginia Community College will follow the VCCS guidelines on our employees’
       political activity and holding public office. Faculty and staff may campaign for a public office
       but must give assurances to the president that this will not cause diminution of their duties.
       College presidents should maintain a non-partisan positive and must refrain from seeking a
       public office. (See VCCS Policy 3.14.6 for more detail).

    Political Activities and Public Office

       The VCCS recognizes and encourages the exercise of the right of VCCS employees, as
       citizens, to engage in political activities on their own time. Should a faculty member or staff
       member campaign for or be elected to local, state, or federal office, it is necessary that the
       individual give assurances to the president and the president in turn shall give assurances to the
       Chancellor and the State Board that the individual’s duties in the System are being carried out
       fully and with no diminution of effectiveness caused by absences that might be required as a
       public official.

    In conformance with the foregoing policy, the following guidelines are set forth:

       Faculty or staff members should, as a matter of courtesy, notify the president (or Chancellor)
       of their intention to seek public office or to accept an appointment to public office prior to the
       time such information is made public through notices of the press or other media.

       Should faculty or staff members be elected or appointed to local, state, or national office, their
       first and primary responsibility is to their positions with the institution.

       Should faculty or staff members choose to seek public office, the campaigning must be done
       on their own time and without taking advantage of any resources or settings directly involving
       the institution. Employees who are candidates or who promote a public cause or support a
       candidate must ensure that their activities are not subsidized by public funds.

       When faculty or staff members are elected or appointed and assignments conflict with
       institutional duties, except for state appointments or offices which are covered by
       administrative leave, the member is required to take first available annual leave or personal
       leave.

       Political Activities and Public Office for Presidents: It is imperative that college presidents
       maintain a non-partisan posture due to the nature of the duties of their position. Therefore, as a
       condition of employment as a president within the VCCS, presidents must refrain from seeking
       any public office, or serving in any elected public office during the term for their presidential


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      appointment. A president must resign, or their position will be terminated, if he or she takes an
      overt, public action in an effort to formally announce his or her candidacy, seek the nomination
      of any political party, or seek to have his or her name placed on the ballot for a primary or
      general election.




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