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   December 6, 2010



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                           Board of Visitors Meeting
                             Ashdown, Arkansas
                              December 6, 2010
                           Little River County Campus

                                         Agenda

 I.    Light Meal Served     5:30 p.m.

II.    Open meeting         6:00 p.m.


       Introduce Guests:



III.   Staff Reports

        A.   Chancellor’s Report by Steve Cole……………..……………………………….4-7

        B.     Academic Report by Maria Parker…….…………………………………….….8-9

       C.      Financial Report by Charlotte Johnson….…………..…………………..…...10-22

       D.      Enrollment and Assessment Report by Scott Post………..………………….23-24

       E.      Facilities Report by Mike Kinkade……………………..…………………....25-26

IV.    Action Items


       No. 1   Approve Minutes of September 27, 2010…...……………………….............28-31

       No. 2   Approve Sales Tax Report for 2009-1020.....……………………………......32-36

       No. 3 Approve College Policy Updates……………………………………………37-169


               Move to Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matters



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       No. 4 Ratify Employment of Bethany Brantley as ABC Lead Classroom Instructor for
             the Cossatot Child Development & Safety Center………………………...170-172


Return to Open Session


V.    Adjournment

       Board of Visitors meeting schedule

                    January 31, 2011            Sevier County Campus
                    March 28, 2011              Howard County Campus
                    May 23, 2011                Little River Campus
                    July 25, 2011               Sevier County Campus
                    September 26, 2011          Howard County Campus
                    December 5, 2011            Little River Campus


VI.   Information Items

 1. Thank You Letter from Senator Mark Pryor……………………………..……………..…174

 2. Thank You Letter from Little River County Training School Alumni Association..……..175

 3. Thank You Card from Rich Mountain Community College……………………………...176

 4. Grant Report……………………………………...……………………………………….177

 5. Minutes of Administrative Council Meetings……………………………………..…178-185

 6. Minutes of Academic Council Meetings…………...………………………………...186-191

 7. Minutes of Curriculum Committee Meetings……………………..………..…….…..192-197

 8. Minutes of Distance Education Committee Meetings…………………….………………198

 9. Minutes of AQIP Steering Committee Meetings………………………………….…199-200

 10. Minutes of Faculty/Staff Meetings…………………………………………………..201-203

 11. Minutes of Faculty Meetings………………………………………………………..204-206




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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS



     REPORT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS




               December 6, 2010




         SUBJECT: Chancellor’s Report




                STEVE COLE




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                                    Chancellor’s Report
                                        December 6, 2010

                                   “Tightening the Belts”


       When becoming Chancellor of Cossatot, I knew there would be tremendous challenges,
horrendous budgeting problems, and more requirements for accountability by the state and
Federal government. I feel that even though times are tough as can be, we have the leadership
and employees at this college to weather the storm and come out a much better college.

         Many colleges are laying people off, or through attrition, not hiring back. Many of these
same colleges have taken drastic measures to cut costs. All the while, Cossatot has kept all
employees, continued to develop new programs, and built or acquired new and improved
facilities. We do this because of the employees who work for Cossatot. At any given time, you
can walk into an office on any Cossatot campus and you will find hard work. We all know there
is no room for diversion because in these tough times, we all have to do more with our time and
energy. So while others may be struggling, Cossatot is maintaining excellence and our
workforce.

       In just the past five months of my inaugural administration this staff has acquired two
additional sites in Murfreesboro and Dierks, completed renovations on the Life Sciences
building, built new parking for 20 vehicles, and opened bids for a $250,000 concession area in
the Amphitheatre complex on the DeQueen campus; secured over $100,000 in new funding for a
complete renovation of the drainage areas in Ashdown, plus more smaller projects along the
way.

       In Academics our college has installed a new system of measuring student performance
in remedial courses, written grants to offer more assistance in the Learning Center, and secured a
$20,000 grant that will aid in launching the Academic Mastery Program (AMP). This new
program has been the centerpiece of improving graduation rates and retention at Cossatot.

        The College has a nationally recognized Rodeo team, with already a bull-riding
champion, a renewed emphasis in establishing an OTA program in Ashdown, and we are just
over a year away from the construction of a college radio station in Center Point.

       Doesn’t sound like hard times at Cossatot, correct? We just get the most from our people
and will continue to do so. The sky is the limit…good times or bad…for Cossatot and our
leadership and employees are the ones that make it happen.




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                                                              OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
                                                              1509 West Seventh Street, Suite 401 Post Ofrice Box 3278
                                                                                    Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-3278
                                                                                     Phone: (501) 682-2242 Fax: (501)
                                                                                                              682-1029
                                                                                             http://www.state.ar.us/dfa




                                   November 3, 201 0




Mr. Steve Cole Chancellor
Cossatot CC of the UA
P.O. Box 960 DeQueen, AR 71832



Dear Mr. Cole,

Based on the information presented in your correspondence, dated October 14,
2010, the following determinations have been made:

   Due to the required level of travel and the responsibilities assigned, a waiver
   under Sec. 5, Paragraph C, of Executive Order 10-14, regarding the status
   designation of commuter has been granted to the following position:

          Chancellor

   Additionally, a waiver under Sec. 4 of Executive Order 10-14 allowing the
   operation of a State vehicle without either red Official Business Only license
   plates or official seal has been denied for the vehicle(s) assigned to the
   following position(s):

          Chancellor

Please be aware that, under Section 4 of Executive Order 10-14, all vehicles
must carry red, Official Business Only license plates and each must carry the
official seal of either the State or your agency. Unless otherwise stated, this
requirement applies to vehicles assigned to employees operating under a status
designation of commuter.

Please also be aware that, under Section 3 of Executive Order 10-14, all vehicles
not assigned to individual employees must be pooled, made available to any
authorized employee and must remain on State property when not in use.

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Additionally, please recall that Executive Order 10-14 requires State vehicles be
used solely for purposes of official State business.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

                                         Sincerely,



                                         Richard A. Weiss
                                         Director




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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


   REPORT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS




             December 6, 2010




     SUBJECT: Academic Services Report




             MARIA PARKER




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                              Academic Services Report
                                 December 6, 2010


1. After considering all factors, Occupational Therapy Assisting has been selected as the
   new health program for the Ashdown campus. Approval of the OTA program is on the
   agenda. Next steps include receiving approvals from the U of A Board and ADHE and
   with the ACOTE accrediting body. The OTA program will be offered at the associate
   level and will include approximately twenty hours of prerequisites prior to entry.

2. The Murfreesboro site has been approved and procured for use in the Spring semester.
   Classes scheduled at the Murfreesboro site are Success Strategies, Principles of Speech,
   General Psychology, Essential Mathematics, and Intermediate Algebra. We are also
   looking at teaching Medication Professions in the secondary in the Fall.

3. The Academic Mastery Project (AMP) is still slated to begin in the Fall. We are piloting
   the English/Reading portion of AMP in the Spring with the new course, Foundations for
   Writing. In preparing to roll out AMP, we will be using full time faculty members for all
   Foundations courses as well as Success Strategies.

4. Faculty/Staff in-service will be held on January 4. Topics will include advising,
   technology training, and gang awareness.

5. The AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) team has completed or is in the
   process of completing several projects for continuous improvement of the college. Some
   of these projects include “Valuing People”, “College Intranet”, “Improving Navigation
   through Signage”, “Updating College Policies”, “Online Student Orientation”, etc.
   Future projects are planned in the areas of consumer information, employee orientation
   redesign, online adjunct orientation, and AMP. AQIP is the accreditation method we are
   using for NCA.




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COSSOTOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


   REPORT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS




            December 6, 2010




     SUBJECT: FINANCIAL REPORT




         CHARLOTTE JOHNSON




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                         Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
                                Summary of Revenues/Expenditure Report
                                          As of October 2010

                                                      Fiscal Year 2009-2010                Fiscal Year 2010-2011
REVENUES                                            ACTUAL      BUDGETED                ACTUAL         BUDGETED

General Revenue                                 $1,097,917.77     $3,353,415.00     $1,132,637.18        $3,327,570.00
Workforce 2000                                     388,009.28      1,083,808.00        431,885.32         1,247,838.00
ARRA Operating Funds                                     0.00              0.00         69,545.00            69,545.00
Tuition & Fees                                   1,007,470.65      2,140,691.00      1,398,294.83    *    2,502,350.00
Sales Tax Revenue                                  334,301.31      1,161,000.00        250,135.83         1,146,000.00
Other Income                                        34,939.98        150,000.00         25,251.22           133,000.00
Childcare                                           53,636.28        180,000.00         49,023.56           174,000.00

TOTAL REVENUES                                  $2,916,275.27     $8,068,914.00     $3,356,772.94        $8,600,303.00

EXPENDITURES

Classified Salaries                               $276,297.31      $831,375.00        $244,517.61              $896,868.00
Nonclassified / Instruction                        382,945.48      1,578,429.00        373,316.26             1,756,454.00
Non-Classified / Dept Operations                   499,409.17      1,608,464.00        423,172.66             1,615,928.00
Extra Help Salaries                                104,730.73        296,413.00        109,760.92               351,190.00
Staff Benefits                                     385,455.33      1,486,994.00        358,339.58             1,536,681.00
Travel, Conf. Expenses, Prof. Dev.                  47,105.30        217,350.00         53,419.28               203,400.00
Supplies                                           150,540.11        462,239.00        192,190.36               564,342.00
Postage/Shipping                                     6,236.35         28,295.00          5,538.02                29,877.00
Repairs & Rentals                                  158,032.86        310,251.00        127,342.70               392,111.00
Utilities/Telephone                                108,374.82        458,248.00        149,284.71               460,260.00
Insurance                                           10,622.00         37,700.00         10,622.00                36,500.00
Professional Services                                1,186.75        100,996.00          5,041.25               129,500.00
Advertising Promotional                             33,663.11         92,869.00         23,051.85               114,650.00
Miscellaneous Other                                204,885.07        538,291.00        146,538.73               549,249.00
Capital Outlay                                       8,599.05         21,000.00              0.00                     0.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                              $2,378,083.44     $8,068,914.00     $2,222,135.93        $8,637,010.00


Net Increase (Decrease) for Year                 $538,191.83              $0.00     $1,134,637.01         ($36,707.00)
Cash Fund Balance at Beginning of Year          $1,144,528.11     $1,156,821.00     $1,542,847.48        $1,290,045.00

Fund Balance at End of October                  $1,682,719.94     $1,156,821.00     $2,677,484.49        $1,253,338.00

* Tuition and fees for 2010-2011 includes more pre-registered students than usual for Spring 2011 semester.




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                 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
           Statement of Current Funds, Revenues & Expenditures for Construction
                                    As of October 2010

                                                                  Expenditures      Net
                                                  Available        since 7/1/10   Available
C Building Renovation - ARRA Capital Funds         338,260.47        338,260.47          0.00

Critical Maint Funds (10-11 Biennium)                 68,826.07      12,633.78     $56,192.29

Nashville General Improvement Funds                   54,266.32      17,266.59      36,999.73

Ashdown General Improvement-Equip Funds            142,368.93          8,498.48    133,870.45

Ashdown Drainage-GIF Funds                            37,500.00        1,800.00     35,700.00

Amphitheater Concession/Restrooms ANCRC Grant      248,292.00        31,340.00     216,952.00

                     Totals                       $889,513.79      $409,799.32    $479,714.47




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                        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
                                  Grants & Other Restricted Programs
                                          As of October 2010

                                                          Expiration                     Earned to
                         Grants                             Date       Total Amount        Date
D & E (Direct & Equitable)                                 6/30/2011        $87,500.00    $21,823.22
ABE (Adult Basic Education)                                6/30/2011         24,295.63      5,759.60
GED                                                        6/30/2011        204,146.73     57,810.92
EL/Civics Grant                                            6/30/2011         12,500.00      3,221.77
Adult Education Scholar Dollar Grant (Carryover)           6/30/2011          2,012.72        285.38
Arkansas Better Chance Grant (ABC)                         6/30/2011        184,980.00     33,468.37
Domtar WEC 2010                                           12/31/2010         17,975.93     12,126.09
Carl Perkins                                               6/30/2011         66,808.00     29,486.53
Career Pathways (TANF funds)                               6/30/2011        443,392.00     91,774.54
Upward Bound                                               8/31/2011        278,033.00     83,232.03
Wal-Mart WEC Grant (carryover)                             6/30/2011            677.26        442.37
RUS Distance Learning Grant (carryover)                   11/20/2010         81,005.15     81,005.15
Changing the Equation Grant                                6/30/2011         20,000.00         41.51
ARRA Education Stabilization Fund                          9/30/2010         69,545.00     69,545.00

                         Totals                                          $1,492,871.42   $490,022.48




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                   Schedule of Bank Accounts
                      As of October 2010
   Name of Account      Name & Address of Bank                Balance
Cash Fund Account     First National Bank                $2,461,508.00
                      P.O. Box 980
                      De Queen, AR 71832

Nashville Account          Citizens National Bank               500.00
                           P.O. Box 832
                           Nashville, AR 71852

Ashdown Account            The First National Bank              500.00
                           P.O. Box 547
                           Ashdown, AR 71822

Financial Aid              First National Bank                 7,943.25
                           P.O. Box 980
                           De Queen, AR 71832

Scholarship Fund           First State Bank                    5,638.37
                           P.O. Box 970
                           De Queen, AR 71832

Student Organizations      First State Bank                  26,977.14
                           P.O. Box 970
                           De Queen, AR 71832

Workforce 2000             First State Bank                  55,317.35
                           P.O. Box 970
                           De Queen, AR 71832
                                        Total            $2,558,384.11

                Student Accounts Receivable
                   as of October 31, 2010                  $347,148.27 **

                           Last October 2009               $170,590.12

** Includes more pre-registered student for Spring 2011 than usual.



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               Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
                    Schedule of Investments - Certificate of Deposits
                                   October 31, 2010
                          Maturity
  Amount         Rate        Date             Bank               CD No.     Term
                         College Funds on Certificate of Deposit

  $19,929.64     0.90% 12/19/2010 First National Bank           519567     6 months
                                  P.O. Box 547
                                  Ashdown, AR 71822

 $100,460.23     0.45% 11/18/2010 First National Bank        1010606052    3 months
                                  P.O. Box 980
                                  DeQueen, AR 71832

  $11,378.55     0.50% 11/10/2010 First State Bank             5036582     30 days
                                  P.O. Box 970
                                  DeQueen, AR 71832

  $82,439.15     0.50%     1/9/2011   Diamond State Bank        177571     90 days
                                      P.O. Box 820
                                      De Queen, AR 71832

  $84,679.69     0.75% 11/28/2010 Bank of Lockesburg           5027181     90 days
                                  P.O. Box 118
                                  Lockesburg, AR 71846

 $298,887.26                                            Total College (Agency) Funds



*CD Balance as of October 2009 was at $303,592.12.




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             Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
                            VSO Account Balances
                            As of October 31, 2010
Nursing                                                                   3,793.78
ALPNA                                                                       956.31
Administration                                                              367.77
Automotive                                                                1,914.74
Collision                                                                 2,214.96
Phi Theta Kappa                                                             809.43
Auto Painting                                                             2,181.14
Welding                                                                   2,775.70
Students 4 Students - De Queen                                              966.00
Students 4 Students - Ashdown                                             2,528.29
Students 4 Students - Nashville                                           2,699.77
Carpentry                                                                 1,034.00
Pre Medical                                                                 612.32
Computer Skills/USA                                                         743.42
Social Committee                                                            819.33
Nashville Nursing Class of June '10                                           9.71
Nashville Nursing Class of June '11                                       1,068.00
Agri/Rodeo Team                                                            (31.00)
Extreme Camp                                                                  0.54
Nashville Med Pro Ed                                                        275.50
De Queen Med Pro Ed                                                         525.82
Upward Bound                                                                328.36
SAHIC                                                                       200.00
Culinary Arts                                                               183.25


                          Total                                         $26,977.14




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                Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
                                Schedule of Endowment Funds
                                  October 31, 2010
                       Endowment Funds on Certificate of Deposit

$12,834.94 1.15%   12/30/2010    First National Bank   32105               6 mos
                                 P.O. Box 980
                                 DeQueen, AR 71832

$22,364.00 0.90%   12/1/2010     First National Bank   40670               6 mos
                                 P.O. Box 980
                                 DeQueen, AR 71832

$34,168.91 1.05%    1/4/2011     First National Bank   40331               6 mos
                                 P.O. Box 980
                                 DeQueen, AR 71832
$69,367.85                                                          Total Endowment CD's

                               Endowment Funds in Checking

 $7,191.59                       First National Bank
                                 P.O. Box 980
                                 DeQueen, AR 71832
 $7,191.59                                                     Total Endowment Checking
$76,559.44                                                         Total Endowment Funds

*Endowment Fund Balance as of October 2009 was at
$76,426.46.




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                                Unaudited Financ Informa  ation
                                    A          er
                                    As of Octobe 31, 2010

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   inning Bala           ,                                                           14
                                                                            $117,791.1

               gh
Deposits throug October 2010:
  mployee Con
 Em            ntributions                                                   254.00
   eve        S            F
 Ste Pearce Scholarship Fund                                               1,304.00
    E.                     ith         D
 C.E Hendrix & Edith Smi General Donation                                  5,000.00
               W
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                           olarship Fun (interest)                           277.26
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 Ru & Mittie Crow Endow    wment Scho              d
                                      olarship Fund (interest)               218.15
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   ther Miscella                                                              82.00

                                                  Total Deposits
                                                  T                        7,369.66

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 Mi           s
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                                                                                     $55.3
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                                                                                  $3,220.0
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                                                                                  $1,008.3
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                                                                                  $1,575.0

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                                                  T         nses                         68
                                                                                  $5,858.6

  ding Checkin Account Balance
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                                                                            $119,302.1




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          Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc.
                           The University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc.
                                Unaudited Financial Information
 Statement of Activities Report - 7/1/2010 thru 9/30/2010 (UA Foundation has not updated through Oct)

                                                   Income
  Project                                                                                    End
 Description     Beg Balance         Gift      Gain (Loss)     Interest      Expenses       Balance
Morris Family
Scholarship
Fund                $97,100.00        $0.00        $5,578.20        $0.00         $0.00 $102,678.20
Morris Family
Scholarship
Fund                  $4,000.00       $0.00         $888.89       $281.97         $0.00      $5,170.86
CCCUA
Foundation
General Fund
#1                 $153,032.85        $0.00           $0.00     $1,117.38         $0.00 $154,150.23

       Totals      $254,132.85        $0.00        $6,467.09    $1,399.35         $0.00 $261,999.29




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            Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc.
                                Schedule of Certificate of Deposits
                                Unaudited Financial Information
                                     As of October 31, 2010

Short Term Certificate of Deposits
                                                          Maturity
        Name of CD             CD #/ Term       Rate       Date           Bank           Amount
Shirley Bartholomew         CD# 24525021                              Horatio State
Memorial Scholarship        /60 mo             3.50%      8/13/2014   Bank               10,125.00

DAV/General                 CD# 24525022                              Horatio State
Scholarship                 /6 mo              2.00%      2/2/2011    Bank               20,473.01

                            CD#24525023                               Horatio State
Leeper Scholarship          /12 mo             2.00%      9/17/2011   Bank               23,000.00

Total Short Term Certificate of Deposits                                                 $53,598.01

Long Term Certificate of Deposits
                                                          Maturity
                             CD #/ Term         Rate       Date            Bank          Amount
Bill & Nancy Wilson      CD# 010600227                                First National
Scholarship              /60 mo                5.50%     12/29/2011   Bank               $10,000.00

Total Certificate of
Deposits                                                                                 $63,598.01


Total Checking, CDs, and Investments                                                    $444,899.42


* Total Checking, CDs, and Investments for Foundation Totaled $365,204.88
                                                              in October 2009.




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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS



    REPORT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS




               December 6, 2010




   SUBJECT: Enrollment and Assessment Report




                 SCOTT POST




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                             Enrollment Report
                          Cossatot Community College of the UA
                                      September/October



                                                          2009          2010
          Education
Total Credit Enrollment                                          1426          1530

Career Pathways                                                   174           174
Upward Bound                                                       63            64
Testing and Assessment (Total Tests Given)                       2269          2096
Adult Education                                                   450           480
Ashdown Workplace Education Center                                286           263
Learning Center Tutoring and Services                            1076          1180

         Training
Continuing Education and Non-Credit Classes                        54            26
Child Development
  Ashdown                                                          78            66
  De Queen                                                         89            92

         Facilities Use
Ashdown                                                          1168          557
De Queen                                                          402          933
Nashville                                                         100          225




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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


   REPORT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS




            December 6, 2010




        SUBJECT: Facilities Report



            MIKE KINKADE




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                                     Facilities Update
                                    as of 30 November 2010

Sevier Campus: Greenhouse: This building is currently being wired for electricity and
plumbing being installed for water and natural gas by our Maintenance crew. Growing tables are
being constructed by our Carpentry students. We should be ready for students to use this facility
for spring 2011 classes.

Café –we plan for the Campus Corner Café to be open for student and staff use when students
reconvene in January. Minor work continues, including wrapping up the hanging of the vent
hood, activation of the fire suppression system, and installation of the operator’s cooking
equipment. It’s been a long time coming, and we are very pleased to finally be able to make this
a reality for this campus.

Amphitheatre Concession/Restroom Facility: We conducted a bid opening for this building last
Tuesday, the 23rd of November. Bids for this 1730 sq. ft. facility ranged from $484,000 to over
$530,000. We are currently working with the architect and low bidder to see if it is even
possible for us to get this building into our budgetary range of $250,000 through value
engineering efforts. I should be able to give you a brief update at our meeting on the 6th.

Little River Campus: Drainage Correction: We are working with our architects and survey
crew to correct drainage issues we have at this campus at our building entries. Our plans are to
install catch basins and a holding sump, then pump the water from the south side of the building
to the vacant area to the west of our campus. We are in the budgetary process of this project, and
will keep you posted on the progress of this project.

Parking: Since we last met, we have completed parking lot “extensions” on two campuses. In
conjunction with the renovation of the Art and Sciences Building, we did extensive site work and
renovated parking lots in this area of the Sevier County campus. In addition, we increased
parking for the Frachiseur-Pulliam Building to include an area behind this building, growing the
parking for this building by several dozen. Finally, we constructed a “temporary” overflow
parking lot for the Howard County campus that will hold about 60 vehicles.

Pike County Efforts: We have completed the purchase of the building in Murfreesboro, and
work to renovate it into the Pike County Campus will begin as soon as we receive the
Environmental report from the consultant. Our plan is to start the spring 2011 semester in this
building with two classrooms and an internet lab completed. We will contract some of this work
along with some efforts by our Maintenance crew.

Dierks Project: Just a reminder that we have committed to help oversee and assist with the
renovation/construction of the Community Building in Dierks. This is a remodel of the old
grocery building into a community meeting center, classroom space for the college, and office
space for the Chamber of Commerce. These costs are being covered by grant funds awarded to
the city of Dierks as well as private and corporate donations.

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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS



       BOARD OF VISITORS




         ACTION ITEMS




          December 6, 2010




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Board of Visitors Meeting – December 6, 2010
Action Item No. 1. Approve Minutes of September 27, 2010.




1.    Background information:

      Routine item.



2.    Why action is needed at this time:

      Routine action.




3.    Chancellor's Recommendation:

      Recommend approval of minutes as submitted.



4.    Board of Visitors Action:




             Motion by: _____________________________

             Seconded by: ___________________________

             Yeas__________                Nays__________




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                      MINUTES OF MEETING
    COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
                       BOARD OF VISITORS

                                      SEPMBER 27, 2010

        Chair Larry Mashburn called the regular meeting of the Board of Visitors to order at 6:00
p.m. following dinner at the Howard County campus.

Present: Larry Mashburn              Bill Gregory                  Absent: Ronny Woods
          John Hearn                 Barbara Horn
          Robert Martinez            Ricky Kesterson
          Kathy Beavert              Jay Dooley

Introduction of Guest: Chair Larry Mashburn introduced Jonathan Canaday,
                        News Director, Southwest Arkansas Radio in Nashville.

        Chancellor Cole began the meeting by welcoming everyone to a new look in our board
materials. This is completely electronic and will be placed on our CCCUA web site for the
public. Over the past three short months our staff has worked on improving the look of our
campuses, the attitude of our campuses, and the success of our students. The AMP Project, under
Maria’s leadership, is one example. This is the Academic Mastery Program designed to save the
students time and money when taking remedial classes. Participation in this program will allow
the remedial students to complete their programs on time. We are also changing the way we
advise students. We are getting ready to add Occupational Therapy to the Ashdown campus next
fall. The staff is involved in Economic Development Committees in all the towns which we
serve, because we are very proactive in economic development. We are working hard to make
our college better and more beautiful. We have launched an employee appreciation program. We
are updating our college policies and improving our marketing efforts for recruitment. The staff
is doing all this with the student and customer service in mind. Our budgeting for the state of
Arkansas begins in October.
        Maria Parker, Vice Chancellor of Academics, reported that Cosmetology is being offered
to secondary students on the Nashville campus. We have twenty one student enrolled this first
semester. The Residential Construction program has moved to the Ashdown campus with an
enrollment of 17 secondary students and 26 post-secondary students. This move has created a
vacancy at the Nashville campus, and we are currently looking for another technical program for
replacement there. Michael Wright and Maria will be presenting the AMP Project at AATYC in
October and at NISOD in May. We will pilot the program in the fall 2011. We are asking to
phase out the Information Technology program due to low enrollment. Our AAS Environmental
Safety and Technology and CP Cisco Administrator degrees have been on inactive status for
several years and will be deleted due to non-viability. Maria announced that the ARNEC
program has selected two instructors/clinical coordinators for ratification by the board. Both
have MSN degrees with many years of experience.
        Charlotte Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Finance, gave the financial report as of August
2010. We are up about $100,000 in revenues right now. General Revenues are down a little,
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Workforce 2000 is up, and our income from tuition and fees is up. Our expenditures are up about
$40,000. Our Statement of Current Funds, Revenues & Expenditures for Construction
shows $802,513.79 funds available with expenditures of $335,819.37 leaving a balance of
$466.694.42 to complete construction projects. The college has $1,492,871.42 in Grants and
Restricted Programs and has earned $323,031.67 as of August 2010. Student Accounts
Receivables is up nearly $100,000 from last year due to an increase in our FTE’s. Our
investments are down slightly at $298,816.66 from $303,263.07. The total checking, CDs, and
investments for the foundation are up almost $200,000 from August of 2009 to a current balance
of $589,833.48.
        Scott Post, Director of Student Services, reported that our credit enrollment is up a little
over 100 students from last fall. The official numbers have not been published yet. The number
of students taking advantage of our Learning Center Tutoring Services has doubled from last
year. Hopefully this will keep them in class and they can graduate on time. Our 11th class day
enrollment report from the office of institutional research shows enrollment by programs and
degrees. It is also broken down by county, state, ethnicity, gender, age, and enrollment status.
Our first time, full-time student enrollment cohort group is up about 30% from last year.
        Mike Kinkade, Vice Chancellor of Facilities, reported that the green house on the Sevier
County campus is nearing completion. The renovation of “C” Building also on Sevier County
campus is complete and as well as the correction of some drainage problems we have had with
this building in the past few years. Mike is currently getting quotes on enclosing the building to
be used for maintenance on the Howard County campus. When this is completed, the Welding
program will be expanded into the current maintenance area. Work has begun on the Little River
campus to correct the drainage problem. The plan is to install catch basins and drainage swales
for the downspouts on the south side of the building that will channel the storm water runoff out
of the parking area and the building entries.

ACTION ITEMS:
No. 1 Approve Minutes of July 26, 2010. Upon motion by John Hearn and a second by Bill
Gregory, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of the previous meeting.
No. 2 Approve Updates to College Policies in the 100, 400, 500, and 600 series. Upon a
motion from Robert Martinez and a second by Kathy Beavert, the Board unanimously approved
the updates to these College Policies.

At 6:35 p.m., the Board went into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters and returned at
6:55 p.m. to take the following action.

No. 3 Ratify the employment of Melissa Wilkins as Theory Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
for the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium. And
No. 4 Ratify the employment of Nikol Hamilton as Theory Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
for the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium. Upon a motion from Jay Dooley and
a second by Bill Gregory, the Board unanimously approved the employment of Melissa Wilkins
as Theory Instructor/Clinical Coordinator at a twelve month salary of $50,000, and Nikol
Hamilton as Theory Instructor/Clinical Coordinator at a twelve month salary of $55,000.


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Board of Visitors Meeting- December 6, 2010
Action Item No. 2. Approve Sales Tax Report for 2009-2010.



1.    Background information:

      As promised to the voters of our three local counties when the sales tax was passed,
      the College publishes an annual report showing how local sales tax dollars were spent for
      the fiscal year.



2.    Why action is needed at this time:

      Now that the annual audit has been completed and financial numbers have been
      confirmed, the Sales Tax Report has been put together and needs to be approved by the
      Board to be published in the local newspapers for the fiscal year 2009-2010.




3.    Chancellor's Recommendation:

      It is recommended that the Board approve the Sales Tax Report for publication.




4.    Board of Visitors Action:




             Motion by: _____________________________

             Seconded by: ___________________________

                  Yeas__________                  Nays__________


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              KS MILL N!
          THANK A M LION
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    vided ON MIL
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                                       public su      for
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Sales Tax Revenu Record ded:
        C
Sevier County                                                                     8,132.60
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       d
Howard County                                                                     0,356.96
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       R         ty
Little River Count                                                                6,983.95
                                                                               $406
       T        s       port:
Your Total Sales Tax Supp                                                         5,473.51
                                                                             $1,195

To the People of Sou
     e      e              A     as:
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Words ca              ss           h
         annot expres how much the student faculty an staff at Co
                                                ts,         nd                    mmunity Coll
                                                                        ossatot Com              lege
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         niversity of Arkansas app                           pport we rec
                                    preciate the financial sup                      he
                                                                        ceive from th communi    ities
                     e
we serve. We are the only comm                 ge            as          ves       x
                                  munity colleg in Arkansa that receiv sales tax support fro    om
         t
three of the four coun             es,         w            k
                      nties it serve and we want to thank you for ‘ste                           o
                                                                        epping up to the plate’ to
         ure          q
help ensu that the quality of ins               a                                   e
                                   struction is as good at CCCUA as it is anywhere else in
         s.
Arkansas A quarter-                ot            m                      how         up.
                      -cent may no seem like much, but y ou can see h it adds u We hope we       e
        g                          at           ur          ons,        d
are using this money in a way tha meets you expectatio now and in the years to come.s
         cere          f
With sinc thanks for your support,




       ole,
Steve Co Chancelllor
                 y                       ity      nsas
Cossatot Community College of the Universi of Arkan




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                    4¢     er      ty     s
                  1/4 Sevie Count Sales Tax to Benefit  t
                       Coss                ty
                           satot Communit Colle  ege
                       of the University of Arkanssas
                        Revenues and Expe         es
                                           enditure
                                  E
                    For the Year Ending J June 30, 2010
Income e:
Sales Ta Revenu Recorde
        ax      ue        ed                                                      8,132.60
                                                                               $378
Expens ses:
Buildings & Grouunds Mainttenance-Uttilities                                      5,571.37
                                                                               $155
Buildings & Grouunds Mainttenance-Reepairs                                        6,965.44
                                                                                106
Buildings & Grouunds Mainttenance-Suupplies                                       1,644.49
                                                                                  1
Buildings & Grouunds Mainttenance-Inssurance                                      5,692.21
                                                                                 15
Buildings & Grouunds Maint           of.
                          tenance-Pro Service  es                                 8,402.46
                                                                                  8
Buildings & Grouunds Mainttenance-Ca           ay
                                    apital Outla                                  5,487.49
                                                                                  5
DISS Repairs, Up
      R                   nd
                pgrades, an Support                                               1,120.52
                                                                                 31
       t         o-Visual Utilities
Internet and Audio        U                                                       3,248.62
                                                                                 53
TOTAL  L                                                                          8,132.60
                                                                               $378

     e      e       ier
To the People of Sevi County:
        Prior to the Sales Tax Eleection of Ma               he
                                               arch, 2001, th College p              ters
                                                                        promised vot that an
annual re                         d              l          r
         eport would be published in the local newspaper detailing re   evenues colleected from thhat
                      ing         hat
tax, with an accounti of how th money re                    m                       This
                                                eceived from the public was used. T is the
         s
seventh such account              half
                       ting. On beh of the Co               ard                      es,
                                                ollege’s Boa of Visitors, employee and stude      ents,
         d
we would like to exp press our grat             u,
                                   titude to you the public , for support           ollege.
                                                                         ting your Co
         ndeed, CCCU is now in a much str
        In             UA                                    ion         he          f
                                                ronger positi to help th people of Sevier Cou    unty
          t
prepare themselves, and their ch                he
                                  hildren, for th jobs and o             mic
                                                             other econom opportun   nities of the 21st
Century.
         f                        nal                                    se          re
        If you desire any addition in-depth information on how thes funds wer used at yo          our
                       p          ot
community college, please do no hesitate to call 800-844                             er
                                                             4-4471 and ask for eithe myself or our
Vice Cha               B
         ancellor for Business/Finnance, Charl              n.
                                                lotte Johnson

        cere     f
With sinc thanks for your support,



       ole,
Steve Co Chancelllor
                 y                       ity      nsas
Cossatot Community College of the Universi of Arkan



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                  ¢              nty    es      o
               1/4¢ Howard Coun Sale Tax to Benefi    it
                     Coss                ty
                         satot Communit Colle  ege
                     of the University of Arkanssas
                      Revenues and Expe         es
                                         enditure
                                E
                  For the Year Ending J June 30, 2010
Income e:
        ax       ue
Sales Ta Revenu Recorde    ed                                                0,356.96
                                                                          $410
Expens ses:
Debt Se          N         B
       ervice on Nashville Building                                          5,217.28
                                                                          $295
                 nds
Building & Groun Mainte              lities
                           enance-Util                                       4,533.15
                                                                            54
Building & Groun Mainte
                 nds       enance-Reppairs                                   5,313.84
                                                                            25
Internet and Audio
       t                   U
                  o-Visual Utilities                                         5,292.69
                                                                            35
TOTAL  L                                                                     0,356.96
                                                                          $410

     e      e      ward Co
To the People of How     ounty:
                                  y
        Prior to the Sevier County Sales Tax Election of M            1,         ge
                                                          March, 2001 the Colleg promised
         at                       ld         hed          cal       per
voters tha an annual report woul be publish in the loc newspap detailing revenues
        d             ax,        a          o
collected from that ta with an accounting of how that m              ved         e
                                                         money receiv from the public was
         is          w                       o           ard          ax.        he
used. Thi promise was renewed in the case of the Howa County ta This is th sixth such       h
         ng          ard          O
accountin for Howa County. On behalf of the College Board of Visitors, em
                                             f           e’s         f                      nd
                                                                                 mployees, an
                      ike         ss         ude         the         or           g
students, we would li to expres our gratitu to you, t public, fo supporting your Colle      ege.
         ndeed, with the continue support of the people of Howard C
        In            t          ed          f                       County, CCC           w
                                                                                 CUA is now in a
much stro             on         he
         onger positio to help th people of Howard Cou               e           s,
                                                          unty prepare themselves and their
                                  conomic opp
children, for the jobs and other ec                      of         Century.
                                             portunities o the 21st C
         f                       nal                                  se         re
        If you desire any addition in-depth information on how thes funds wer used at yo    our
                      p          ot
community college, please do no hesitate to call 800-844                         er
                                                          4-4471 and ask for eithe myself or our
Vice Cha              B
         ancellor for Business/Fin           lotte Johnson
                                  nance, Charl           n.

        cere     f
With sinc thanks for your support,



       ole,
Steve Co Chancelllor
Cossatot Community College of the Universi of Arkan
                 y                       ity      nsas




                                               35
                            ttle   er     nty
                    1/4¢ Lit Rive Coun Sales Tax  s
                                   ot
                 to Benefit Cossato Comm   munity College
                       of the University of Arkanssas
                        Revenues and Expe         es
                                           enditure
                                  E
                   For the Year Ending J  June 30, 2010
Income e:
        ax      ue
Sales Ta Revenu Recorde   ed                                                  6,983.95
                                                                           $406
Expens ses:
      wn
Ashdow Improve   ement and Renovatioons                                       4,702.76
                                                                           $164
                nds
Building & Groun Mainte             lities
                          enance-Util                                         0,823.73
                                                                             50
Building & Groun Mainte
                nds       enance-Reppairs                                     9,566.04
                                                                             19
Building & Groun Mainte
                nds                 urance
                          enance-Insu                                         4,005.28
                                                                              4
Ashdow Instituti
      wn        ional Support                                                 1,157.87
                                                                            101
      R
DISS Repairs, Up          nd
                pgrades, an Support                                           1,435.58
                                                                             31
       t         o-Visual Utilities
Internet and Audio        U                                                   5,292.69
                                                                             35
TOTAL  L                                                                      6,983.95
                                                                           $406

To the People of Litt River County
     e      e       tle   r      y:
                                   y
         Prior to the Sevier County Sales Tax Election of M             1,         ge
                                                            March, 2001 the Colleg promised
          at                      ld          hed           cal        per
voters tha an annual report woul be publish in the loc newspap detailing revenues
         d             ax,        a          o
collected from that ta with an accounting of how that m                 ved        e
                                                           money receiv from the public was
          is          w                        o           ard          e           nty
used. Thi promise was renewed in the case of the Howa and Little River Coun taxes. Th is      his
          s
the first such account ting
         e
for Little River Coun nty.
         O                        ’s          V
         On behalf of the College’ Board of Visitors, emp              d           we          e
                                                            ployees, and students, w would like to
          o           e                       s                         .
express our gratitude to you, the public, for supporting y our College. With the as ssistance
         d            ple          R
provided by the peop of Little River Count CCCUA i now in a m
                                              ty,           is                     ger
                                                                        much strong position tto
          p            e
help the people of the County pre  epare themse            heir        n,           s
                                               elves, and th children for the jobs and other
          c                       1st
economic opportunities of the 21 Century.
          f                       nal                                   se          re
         If you desire any addition in-depth information on how thes funds wer used at yo     our
                       p          ot
community college, please do no hesitate to call 800-844                           er
                                                            4-4471 and ask for eithe myself or our
Vice Cha               B          nance, Charl
          ancellor for Business/Fin           lotte Johnsonn.

With sinc thanks for your support,
        cere     f



       ole,
Steve Co Chancelllor
                 y                       ity      nsas
Cossatot Community College of the Universi of Arkan

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Board of Visitors Meeting- December 6, 2010
Action Item No. 3. Approve Updates to College Policies in the 100, 200, 300,400, 500, 600,
700, and 800 Series.


1.    Background information:

       We are currently updating our College Policies to ensure they align more closely
      with our college mission. This will also allow us to prepare for the development of
      our new Five Year Strategic Plan.



2.    Why action is needed at this time:

      We will begin working on our new Five Year Strategic Plan in January 2011.



3.    Chancellor's Recommendation:

      It is recommended that the Board of Visitors approve these policy updates.



4.    Board of Visitors Action:




              Motion by: _____________________________

              Seconded by: ___________________________

              Yeas __________         Nays __________




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                                                                 BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 100


                           EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                             STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES

        For the past decade and more, the general public has recognized the need for increased
and continuing educational opportunities at all levels in our society. One of the significant
emerging institutions devoted to the fulfillment of this concern is Cossatot Community College
of the University of Arkansas.

       The strong technical aspect of the College can provide a part of the educational service to
the communities of Southwest Arkansas. A broad educational program shall be provided by
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas which offers a comprehensive
program that includes the technical education function and a solid core of academic subjects
which lead to the development of a broadly educated person.

       Since all education today is, and must be, both liberal and career oriented, the task of the
College is to reappraise and redefine all courses so that they contribute to both aspects of
learning.

AS THE BOARD OF VISITORS, WE BELIEVE:

        1.         THAT the problems of our society and of the world can only be met by a well-
                   educated citizenry who are capable and willing to rise to the challenge of a high
                   level of personal and civic performance. The College is, therefore, obligated to
                   provide to the service area in which it is located a comprehensive, diversified, and
                   quality program which will enable each individual in attendance the opportunity
                   to become •all he/she is are capable of being.•

        2.         THAT within the limits of its resources, the College should maintain a liberal
                   admission policy which, coupled with guidance and an insistence upon quality
                   performance on the part of the students, will provide maximum opportunities
                   without dilution of educational standards. The College has as its broadest
                   objective the teaching of a variety of skills and knowledge to all youths and adults
                   who desire to enhance the quality of their lives through education and training.

        3.         THAT Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas aims to meet
                   the varied personal, civic, academic and training needs of the non-college bound
                   youth, students who have left high school before graduation, and those students in
                   high sschool whose needs can best be met by part-time attendance at the College.
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                                                     BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 100
                                                                     Continued

4.      THAT the College should fulfill a role in continuing educational activities of the
        service area by offering training for individuals who desire to improve their
        technical skills or broaden their general knowledge. Continuing education course
        enrollees may earn credit in one of four ways: High School Equivalency Diploma,
        Proficiency Certificate, Transfer Credit or Degree, and Technical Certificate.
        Continuing education enrollees may also seek education and skills that do not
        require college credits.

5.      THAT the College should serve as a resource to the area, not only in formal
        classes, but by providing many services through cultural, occupational, economic,
        and professional activities that will be of value to students of all ages and
        occupations.

6.      THAT two-year and short-term sequential programs should be provided. To meet
        this goal, a wide variety of vocational, technical, and semi-professional courses
        should be developed to combine theory with practical training and experience.
        Upon satisfactory completion of a required program, a student shall be awarded
        an associate degree, diploma, or certificate.




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                                                       BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 102



                         EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                                MISSION STATEMENT


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is dedicated to serving
students who wish to achieve academic, personal, or career goals. The College seeks to
encourage in each student the values essential for effective citizenship.

       The Mission Statement for Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
follows.




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                                                               BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 103



                        EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                         PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION


        It is the belief of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas that general
education is providing opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for
living and working in today's global society.

        The College has established a required core of general education courses for the
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, the Associate in Arts or Science degrees and for
the one-year certificates. Some general education is integrated into teaching each college course
so that one or more of these general education concepts are practiced in each course.

       Students who earn a degree or certificate are expected to demonstrate proficiency in
general, social, personal, cultural and technical competencies.

         The student will:

           *    demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking ability

           *    communicate competently through reading, listening, writing, and speaking

           *    effectively apply mathematical skills

           *    effectively utilize learning tools and resources

           *    demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of human characteristics

           *    understand the diversities of major cultural, political, and economic systems that
                function in organized societies

           *    demonstrate a basic understanding of how technology is used in general
                knowledge acquisition and data manipulation.

           *    Understand the importance and underlying concepts of entrepreneurship.

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                                                              BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 104



                        EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                                   INSTITUTIONAL GOALS


1.      Improve and expand educational opportunities for all citizens in southwest Arkansas,
        recognizing our obligation to both non-traditional and traditional students.

2.      Develop an effective communication system between Cossatot Community College of
        the University of Arkansas and its publics.

3.      Participate in economic development activities in the four counties served by the College.

4.      Effectively secure and efficiently manage the financial resources the College receives
        from the citizens of the state and service area.

5.      Improve the experiences of students by providing the leadership for students to create a
        program of out of class activities.

6.      Secure and develop quality personnel in all positions through staff development programs
        in all skills needed by the College staff.

7.      Secure and manage efficiently and effectively the physical resources of the College so the
        learning environment is safe, conducive to learning and aesthetically appropriate.

8.      Plan, fund, and implement a program of library improvements that meet the American
        Library Association standards for a two-year community college.

9.      Develop and implement a long term management structure for the College that assures
        the mission of the College is efficiently and effectively carried out.

10.     Continue current North Central Association accreditation through the methods of
        Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and secure other appropriate
        accreditations that enhance the College's long term planning capabilities and institutional
        effectiveness.

11.     Develop and maintain a system of advisory committees that assists the College staff to
        develop, maintain, review and evaluate state-of-the-art curricula that assures students will
        have the training and education desired by employers.
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                                                            BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 104
                                                                            Continued


12.     Develop and maintain an educational environment which promotes and supports student
        persistence to succeed.

13.     Develop, update, and maintain academic standards that fulfill the mission of the College,
        conform to requirements of accrediting agencies, and meet state regulations.

14.     Develop, promote, and maintain excellent instruction.

15.     Administer institutional policies and follow classroom and management procedures as
        established by the College Board of Visitors to enhance the teaching-learning
        environment for the student.

16.     Lead, motivate, advise and support the student in order to encourage positive educational
        outcomes.

17.     Create an atmosphere that promotes a positive relationship between the student and the
        College.

18.     Cooperate with other federal, state, and local organizations and agencies to secure
        resources, enhance student opportunities, to reduce costs, to reach new publics, and to
        demonstrate the College's willingness and desire to be a partner in each of the counties
        that the College serves to improve the quality of life in southwestern Arkansas.




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                                                               BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 105



                        EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                                      PLANNING POLICY


        It is the policy of the College that strategic planning and operational planning is essential
to the growth and well-being of the institution.

        The office of the Chancellor shall initiate procedures to assure the Board of Visitors that
current plans and specific biennial operational plans are developed and implemented.

        It is understood the planning process is dynamic and variables may cause fluctuations in
either of the plans. These variables shall be addressed at the annual goal-setting meeting
indicated in Policy 104.

        Further, the strategic plans and operation plans shall each address the institutional goals.




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                                                               BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 107


                          EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                   COLLEGE GOVERNANCE AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

A. POLICY DEVELOPMENT

       It is the desire of the Board of Visitors that any citizen, group of citizens, employee, or
group of employees shall have the opportunity to initiate recommendations for policy changes,
additions, or deletions to the Board of Visitors.
       The final legal authority for developing and implementing College policy is the
University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Board of Visitors. The final responsible official for
implementation of College policies is the Chancellor of the College.
       College policy development is a shared process in which the College administration is
charged with the responsibility to cause a system of governance to emerge that will ensure a full
discussion of current and pending College policies. Recommendations on policy revisions, new
policy development, and policy deletions shall have the opportunity for full discussion before
recommendations are brought by the Chancellor for Board consideration.

B. COLLEGE GOVERNANCE

        The College governance system is hereby established as College policy and shall involve
all classifications of employees.
        Each group shall review College policies and have an opportunity to discuss the policy,
how the policy is implemented, and, through proper administrative channels, initiate
recommendations for new policies, modify current policies, or request the deletion of a current
policy or policies.
        Policy recommendations shall have an opportunity for discussion throughout the College,
especially by those affected by the policy.
        The College governance system shall consist of:

        1.         The State Legislature and Governor
        2.         The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
        3.         The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees
        4.         The Cossatot Board of Visitors
        5.         Permanent and temporary committees and study groups as determined by the
                   Chancellor to recommend actions that may be beneficial to the overall health and
                   well-being of the College community.



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                       EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND AUTHORITY

                                ASSESSMENT PHILOSOPHY


       It is the belief of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas that the
College Board of Visitors, administration, faculty, students, staff, and service area citizens must
be continuously involved in assessing the effectiveness of the institution. Analysis of the
College’s present status, a vision of its future, and a process of assessing institutional
improvement will, over time, provide the best possible advantage for the citizens of the service
area.

        Further, the Board of Visitors of the College, through its legislative and governance role,
formulates this philosophy as a policy and directs the Chancellor to assure the philosophy stated
herein shall be an integral part of institutional planning, budgeting, and development.




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                                                             BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 201



                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                          STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES


        It is the policy of the Board of Visitors to recognize and maintain the distinction between
those activities which are appropriate to the Board of Visitors as the local oversight committee
for the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and those administrative activities which are to
be performed by the Chancellor and his staff in the exercise of delegated administrative
authority.

       It is, further, the policy of the Board of Visitors to set forth specific guarantees of
individual rights which are to be a part of the day-to-day operations of the College.




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                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                            BOARD MEMBERS - TERMS OF OFFICE


Members

       The Board of Visitors is composed of nine members from counties in the College service
area. Each member is appointed by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

        Members shall be qualified electors of the service area of the College and knowledgeable
in business, labor, industry, or economic development.

        No employee of a public school district or higher education institution, full-time
employee of Cossatot Community College, or person who has a member of the immediate family
employed by Cossatot Community College shall be recommended to be appointed to the Board
of Visitors of Cossatot Community College.



Terms of Office

        Each member of the Board of Visitors is appointed for a term of six (6) years, or to
complete the unexpired term of a regularly appointed member. All terms were initially set by lot
so that three (3) terms shall expire every other year.




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                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                  FILLING VACANCIES OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS


Appointment of Vacancies on the Board of Visitors

        When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Board, the Chancellor of the College
shall so notify the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees who shall appoint a successor to the
person who vacated membership. This appointee will serve the unexpired term of the person
succeeded.


Election of Board Officers When a Vacancy Occurs

       Should a vacancy occur in a Board of Visitors office (Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary),
the Board of Visitors shall elect an officer to fill the unexpired term from the membership.




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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 205



                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                          STANDING AND TEMPORARY COMMITTEES


        The Chair of the Board of Visitors shall appoint standing and temporary committees as
needed and made up of Board members to assist in maintaining an orderly conduct of Board
affairs. Committees may include resource persons from the College staff or from the community
as deemed necessary.

       Committees conduct meetings, inquiries, or research to arrive at recommendations to the
Board of Visitors.




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                                                            BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 206



                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY AND FUNCTION

               MEMBERSHIP IN STATE AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


       It shall be the policy of the Board of Visitors to maintain active membership in the state
and national associations appropriate to the mission, guiding principles, and goals of Cossatot
Community College of the University of Arkansas.




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                                                          BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 207



                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                    LEGAL COUNSEL


       The Board of Visitors shall rely upon the University of Arkansas System General
Counsel to represent the College and advise the Board. Legal counsel from the University of
Arkansas System may be requested to attend regular and special meetings of the Board and to be
available for consultation as needed.

      Any such request for such legal services shall be made in compliance with
University of Arkansas policies and made through the office of the University of Arkansas
System President.




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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 208



                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                        FORMULATION AND REVIEW OF POLICIES


        The primary responsibility for proposing Board policies rests with the Chancellor;
however, policies may be proposed by any member of the Board, by College personnel, or by
any citizen or group of citizens with the approval of the Chancellor.

        Policy proposals shall be submitted to the Board, through the Chancellor, prior to a
regularly scheduled meeting. Final action on new or amended policies shall be taken no earlier
than the next meeting following the one at which the proposal is made.

      Policies shall annually be reviewed and suggestions in writing for new policies or policy
changes will be submitted to the Board. See Policy 107 for reference.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                            ORIENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS


        It shall be the primary responsibility of the Chancellor and the Chairman of the Board of
Visitors to orient new Board members.

        The orientation shall have as its purpose acquainting new members with the policies,
duties, and responsibilities of the Board and the program of Cossatot Community College of the
University of Arkansas.

       The orientation shall include the transmission of the Board College Policy Manual and
other documents to the new member in addition to holding conferences concerning procedures.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                        ATTENDANCE AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS


       It is the policy of the Board of Visitors that the Board keep itself informed about the
issues facing education in general and Cossatot Community College of the University of
Arkansas specifically.

       Members of the Board of Visitors are encouraged to take an active role in state and
national organizations that benefit the College or inform the Board.




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                      BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                         PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                            COMPENSATION FOR EXPENSES


        Members of the Board of Visitors may be reimbursed for ordinary expenses incurred
while transacting the business of the College.

      All reimbursements will follow state employee expense procedures and statutes.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                 CONFLICT OF INTEREST


        In keeping with the spirit of our Code of Ethics, it is the policy of the Board of Visitors
that any member of the Board of Visitors having a personal financial interest in any matter
before the Board shall abstain from any vote or discussion of the matter.

        Further, a member shall abstain from voting on any individual personnel matter coming
before the Board in which that member has a personal benefit or familial relationship.




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                                                          BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 229



                    BOARD OF VISITORS -- POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                       PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                        OFFICERS


        At the first scheduled meeting after July 1 of each odd-numbered year, the Board shall
elect from its members for a two-year term, and until their respective successors have been
elected, a chair, vice chair, and a secretary. The Board may designate a member of the
Chancellor’s staff to serve as an assistant to the secretary for the purpose of taking and
transcribing the minutes of regular and special board meetings.




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                                                         BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 231



                   BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                      PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                       MEETINGS

1.   Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held every second month of
     the calendar year. Each regular meeting shall be held at such time and place as the Chair
     may designate, with notice concerning the time and place to be mailed to each member of
     the Board by the Chancellor at least 14 days in advance of the meeting date.

2.   Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Chair at his/her
     discretion or upon the call of not fewer than five (5) members of the Board, with notice
     concerning the time and place to be provided to each member of the Board at least 5 days
     in advance of the meeting date. Notice for emergency meetings shall be as required by
     the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

3.   Meetings by TeleconferenceDistance Technology. Meetings may be by teleconference,
     provided every party to the meeting and the public can hear what every other party says.

4.   Open Meetings. Public notice as required by the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act
     shall be given of all meetings, including meetings by teleconference or interactive
     television. A.C.A. 25-19-106.

5.   By-Laws. The By-Laws may be recommended for change by reading the recommended
     change at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Visitors, and voting on the
     change/amendment at the next regularly scheduled meeting in which two-thirds (2/3) of
     the members are present and a majority of those present vote in the affirmative to change
     or amend the By-Laws. All changes to these By-Laws are subject to the approval of the
     Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. The State Board must approve all by-
     law amendments related to the State Board's authority as a coordinating board. In
     addition, policies and procedures approved by the State Board under its authority for the
     administration and operation of the College shall, where appropriate, become part of the
     by-laws governing the power and duties of the Board.




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                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                   NOTICE OF MEETINGS


       Notices of all regular, special, and study retreat meetings will be published in the service
area newspapers and notification sent to the area radio stations and the CCCUA Web page.




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                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                            AGENDAS


       1.         The agenda for a regular or special meeting of the Board shall be prepared by
the Chancellor in consultation with the Chair. Members of the Board may submit items to be
included on the agenda by notifying the Chancellor. All requests for inclusion of a given item on
the agenda of a particular meeting should be made no later than seven days prior to the date of
the meeting concerned.

        2.          A copy of the agenda for each regular meeting of the Board and, insofar as is
practicable, copies of all reports and other materials to be presented at the regular meeting as part
of the agenda, shall be mailed to each member of the Board at least five (5) days in advance of
the meeting. Reports and other materials to be presented shall be mailed to each member of the
Board at least five (5) days in advance of a special meeting.

3.     Any item not on the agenda of a regular or special meeting shall not be considered
       without the approval of five (5) members of the Board.




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                   BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                      PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS


1.   Quorum. A quorum for the conduct of business of the Board shall consist of five (5)
     members of the Board.

2.   Presiding Officer. The Chair shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the
     Board. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside. In the absence of the
     Vice Chair, a presiding officer shall be elected by and from the membership of the Board.

3.   Power to Vote. All members of the Board may vote on all matters coming before the
     Board for consideration, but no member may vote by proxy. It shall require a majority of
     the members present to take official action on a matter.

4.   Rules of Order. Except as modified by these by-laws, Robert's Rules of Order (latest
     edition) shall constitute the rules of parliamentary procedure applicable to all meetings of
     the Board and its committees.




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                                                                          COLLEGE POLICY 235


                                            GRIEVANCE POLICY

                                                  
        It is the policy of the Board of Visitors that students, staff, and citizens have the
opportunity to formally raise a concern or grieve an action taken by a part time or full time
member of the college staff or a student enrolled at the college at the time of the occurrence.
        Students and Employees have the right to grieve an action by another employee or
student if the grievance relates to improper conduct including but not limited to harassment of
any kind, bullying, threatening another individual or the college, terroristic threats or behavior
and other forms of improper conduct that lowers the existence of another person. The College
does not tolerate actions by students, staff, or residents of the college service area that interferes
with student learning and safety or interference with staff’s ability to carry out the duties
assigned to each employee.

               Student grievances should be submitted informally to the instructor if the
                grievance relates to a course of study before following the formal grievance
                procedure
               Students or Staff grieving any form of harassment by others on campus should
                seek redress via an appropriate administrator of the college by using the formal
                grievance procedure.
               Students appealing a grade should go through the appropriate division chair.
               Students appealing a financial aid staff decision should do so to the Director of
                Financial Aid with a request to meet with the Financial Aid Appeals Committee.
               Employee Grievances should first be considered informally with the immediate
                supervisor. If the informal discussion of the problem is not resolved with the
                immediate supervisor, the formal grievance process shall be used to address the
                problem.


        Residents of the College Service Area is are welcome to raise concerns about the
policies or actions of college personnel as they relate to the orderly conduct of the college.
             Residents’ concerns related to the operation of the college should be submitted in
                writing to the Chancellor of the College.

                    The Chancellor’s Office shall provide the step by step procedures for each type of
                                                    grievance or concern that implements this policy.


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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

             TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AS AMENDED


       It is the policy of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas that no
person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity of the College on the grounds of race, color,
national origin, religion, creed, or gender.




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                     BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                        PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

            TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AS AMENDED


        It is the policy of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas that it
shall not discriminate against any person with respect to employment, discharge, compensation,
terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such person's race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, or sexual preference.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                                   SEXUAL HARASSMENT

       Harassment on the basis of sex is illegal and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, as amended. This policy defines sexual harassment and establishes a procedure
whereby alleged sexually harassed faculty, staff, and students may lodge a complaint
immediately and confidentially.

1.     Policy

       (a)      Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is committed to the
                maintenance of a working and academic environment free from all forms of
                sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a violation of College policy as well as
                state and federal law and is neither permitted nor condoned.

       (b)      It is also a violation of Cossatot Community College's policy against sexual
                harassment for any employee or student at the College to attempt in any way to
                retaliate against a person who makes a claim of sexual harassment.

       (c)      Any individual found to have violated the College's policy against sexual
                harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including, but not
                limited to, reprimand, suspension, termination, or expulsion. Any disciplinary
                action taken will depend upon the severity of the offense.

2.     Definition

       Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors,
       and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

       (a)      Submission to, or toleration of, such conduct on or off campus is made a term or
                condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other College activities;

       (b)      Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for
                evaluation in making employment or academic decisions affecting the individual;
                or



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     (c)      Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an
              individual's academic or employment performance or creating an intimidating,
              hostile, or offensive college environment.




                                    SEXUAL ASSAULT

1.   Policy

     (a)      It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
              prohibit sexual assault and to prevent sex offenses committed against students,
              employees, visitors to the campus, and other persons who use College facilities.

     (b)      Sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is
              prohibited by College policy and is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by
              Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by Title IX of the Education
              Amendments of 1972. Sexual assault is also a crime defined by the Arkansas
              criminal code.

2.   Definitions

     (a)      Sexual assault may include any involuntary sexual act in which a person is
              threatened, coerced, or forced to engage in against her or his will. Sexual assault
              may be committed by a stranger or by an acquaintance.

     (b)      Acts defined as sexual assault include rape, date rape, acquaintance rape, and
              gang rape, but may also include sexual touching of another person against his or
              her will, and forcing an unwilling person to touch another person sexually.

     (c)      Sexual assault occurs when such acts are committed by force, threat, or
              intimidation, or through the use of the victim=s mental or physical helplessness,
              of which the assailant was aware or should have been aware.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                       TITLE IX, EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972


       It is the policy of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas that no
person shall, on the basis of sex, be denied admission, or be subjected to discrimination in
admission. In determining whether a person satisfies any policy or criterion for admission, the
College shall not give preference to one person over another on the basis of sex.

        The College shall not apply any rule concerning the parental, family, or marital status of
a student which treats persons differently on the basis of sex; shall not discriminate against or
exclude any person on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery
therefrom, or establish or follow any rule or practice which so discriminates or excludes; shall
treat disabilities related to pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery
therefrom in the same manner and under the same policies as any other temporary disability or
physical condition; and shall not make pre-admission, including whether such applicant is
"Miss" or "Mrs."

      The College shall not exclude any person, on the basis of sex, from participation in any
academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity.




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                   BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                      PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                         AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
                           REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

       The Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas does not discriminate in
admission to, or access to, or treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the
basis of disability status. This commitment is made by the College and is in accordance with
guidelines of Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (1990 and 1992). The following are included:

   1. The College does not exclude, on the basis of disability alone, any otherwise qualified
   student, or employee, or member of the general public with a disability/disabilities from
   participating in any activity or program academic, research, occupational training, health
   insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletic, recreation, transportation,
   other extracurricular, or other postsecondary education or staff programs.
   2. The College does make reasonable modifications and/or accommodations to academic
   and employment requirements as requested to ensure persons with disabilities are not
   discriminated against on the basis of disability. The college does make appropriate and
   reasonable modifications and/or accommodations to ensure that college facilities are
   accessible to persons with disabilities. (including facilities accommodations) as are
   reasonable to ensure that requirements or facilities do not discriminate or have the effect of
   inaccessibility or discrimination based on a disability against a qualified student, employee,
   or member of the general public with disabilities.
   3. The College does allow for appropriate and reasonable modifications to rules which may
   have the effect of limiting the participation of persons with disabilities in programs,
   employment or activities. not impose rules upon students, employees, or members of the
   general public with disabilities that have the effect of limiting their participation in programs,
   employment, or activities (ex. prohibition of tape recorders in classes or guide dogs in
   campus facilities).
   4.       The College does provide methods for evaluating the achievement and performance
   of students and employees who have documented disabilities so that results represent what is
   intended to be evaluated rather than reflecting impaired skills or abilities due to disability
   ensure representation of the individual’s achievement in the course or job rather than
   reflecting impaired skills. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations and/or modifications
   are provided if requested when deemed appropriate and reasonable based on valid
   documentation of a disability as needed.
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5.      The College does take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that no otherwise
qualified student or employee with a documented disability is denied access to facilities,
programs or employment due to because of the absence of “reasonable accommodations”
provided they do not impose “undue hardship” on the College (ones which do not impose
“undue hardship” on the College).

6. In providing financial assistance and admissions, academic and/or personal counseling,
placement or vocational advisement to qualified persons with disabilities, The College does
not, on the basis of disability alone, provide less assistance or less access to any student
service such as financial and admission assistance, academic and/or personal counseling, and
placement/vocational advisement, than is provided to individuals without no disability.
7. The Director of Human Resources, appropriate Dean and the Disability Support Services
Coordinator, and appropriate administrator are designated to ensure compliance with these
Acts.




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                       BOARD OF VISITORS - POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                          PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                  FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT


       It is the policy of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
comply with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and to
inform students of their rights under FERPA. The following notice of student rights under
FERPA shall be given on an annual basis to students.

       A student at the Cossatot Community College of the University has the following rights
with regard to his or her education records:

   1. To inspect and review all education records pertaining to him or her.


   2. That the following information, which is considered to be directory information, will be
   subject to public disclosure unless the student informs the Registrar in writing before the end
   of the first week of classes each semester that he or she does not want any or all of these
   types of information disclosed: address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major
   field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance,
   degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution
   attended by the student.

   3. To request the amendment of his or her education records to ensure that they are not
   inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of his or her privacy or other rights.

  4. To consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in his or
 her education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorized disclosure without consent.




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                    BOARD OF VISITORS – POLICY, FUNCTION, AND
                       PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

                            DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CHILD ABUSE


       It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas in matters
of domestic violence and child abuse to assist adult students and personnel through preventive
education, student and staff development, and counseling programs. It is also the policy of the
College staff to accept reporting responsibilities with regard to child abuse, maltreatment, and/or
neglect occurring on campuses or as apparent at any other College function.




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                              ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                        STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES


       It shall be the policy of the Board of Visitors that the Executive Officer of the Board is
the Chancellor of the College. The Chancellor is accountable directly to the President of the
University of Arkansas System and is responsible to the President of the U of A System and the
Board of Visitors for guiding and directing all operations and activities of Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas.

     THE CHANCELLOR, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE
STAFF, SHALL ADMINISTER ALL FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGE (see Policy 304).




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                             ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                        EXECUTIVE OFFICER - APPOINTMENT


         The President of the University of Arkansas System shall appoint the Chancellor for an
initial term of not more than one year. After serving at least seven months, the Chancellor may
be employed for a term not to exceed three years. Prior to completion of each contract, the
Board of Visitors shall review and evaluate the Chancellor's performance and consult with the
University of Arkansas President.




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                                ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                            EXECUTIVE OFFICER – FUNCTIONS


        It is the policy of the Board of Visitors that the Chancellor of the College shall:

         1. Be in all respects the Chancellor for the Board of Trustees of the University of
            Arkansas, except as otherwise provided by law, and shall have the power to make
            rules not in conflict with the law or with the policies of the Board of Trustees of the
            University of Arkansas, and to decide all matters of administrative and supervisory
            detail in connection with the operation and maintenance of the College.

         2. Exercise leadership in initiating new procedures for accomplishing goals.

         3. Be directly responsible to the President of the University of Arkansas System, and
            shall be expected to initiate and develop policies for the approval of the Board of
            Visitors, and to delegate such responsibility to associates and subordinates as may be
            deemed desirable.

         4. Have the power to recommend the appointment, assignment, transfer, promotion,
            demotion, discharge, and/or suspension of professional employees and faculty as
            provided by law and the policies of the Board of Visitors and the policies of the
            University of Arkansas System.

         5. Direct the staff of the college. The Chancellor, through the administrative staff, shall
            direct, assign, and assist instructors and all other employees in the performance of
            their duties; classify, assign, and control the promotion of students; and perform
            other duties as the Board of Visitors determines. Reports to the Board of Visitors
            shall be made, including a bi-annual report, and other reports as are necessary to
            keep the members properly informed concerning the matters under the Chancellor's
            supervision.

         6. Direct the work of the professional staff in the evaluation of the educational
            programs and, upon the basis of the findings, shall recommend recision, if needed, to
            the Board of Visitors for consideration and judgment.




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         7.      Direct the preparation of an annual budget showing the estimated financial needs
                 for the ensuing fiscal year and the anticipated income from all sources, and submit
                 the budget to the Board of Visitors and the President of the University System in
                 accordance with requirements of law. The preliminary draft of the budget shall be
                 submitted to the Board prior to a meeting in July of each year.

         8.     Direct the formulation of salary programs and make recommendations regarding
                 same to the Board of Visitors and the President of the University System. After
                 their adoption by the Board of Visitors, salaries shall be assigned on the basis of
                 said programs.

          9.     Exercise leadership in directing necessary studies of sites and buildings, taking
                 into consideration population trends and the educational and cultural needs of the
                 district to assure timely decisions by the Board of Visitors, and regarding
                 construction and renovation projects.

          10. Represent the College as its Chancellor in all dealings with other educational units,
              social institutions, business firms, agencies of government, and the general public.

          11. Keep the public informed about modern educational practices, educational trends,
              and the practices and problems of the College.

          12. Initiate and conduct research that will lead toward a more effective operation of the
              College.

          13. Practice a program of shared governance of the College.

          14. Hire according to state law and Board of Visitors and University of Arkansas
              System policies those classified employees, as necessary, to carry out the mission of
              the College.

          15. Have the authority to take disciplinary action concerning employees, including
              termination of employment of classified and extra help employees.

          16. All actions of the Chancellor shall conform to the University of Arkansas System’s
              policies.

SPECIFIED ENUMERATION OF THE DUTIES OF THE CHANCELLOR AS DETAILED
SHALL NOT ACT TO LIMIT THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CHANCELLOR.
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                             ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION


                               LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY


        The line of responsibility shall be as designated by the organizational chart structure
shown on the following page. Recommending changes in the line of responsibility to the Board
of Visitors shall be a function of the Chancellor.




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                             ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                  APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL


        Professional personnel shall be appointed by the Board of Visitors upon recommendation
of the Chancellor for one year. Each professional staff member’s performance shall be evaluated
prior to reappointment or dismissal.




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                               ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                       POSITION DESCRIPTIONS OF EMPLOYEES


       It shall be the policy of the Board that all positions authorized or authorized and filled
shall have a written specific position description on file in the Personnel Office and the
Chancellor's Office.

       Further, evaluations of personnel filling these positions shall measure, at least, the degree
to which their performance carried out the functions and duties of the position.

NOTE: Policies in Series 400 specifically relate to personnel matters surrounding these positions.




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                                ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION

                            ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF ETHICS


        It is the policy of the Board of Visitors that the College administrative staff shall follow
ethical practices in carrying out their duties. As an administrator at Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas:

     1. I shall carry out all duties assigned in a professional manner in the best sense of
    teamwork as possible.

     2. I will conduct the affairs of my office in such a manner as to not intentionally lower the
    existence of a colleague.

    3. I will absolutely adhere to the policies of the Protection of Individual Rights established
    by the Board of Visitors.

     4. I will deal honestly with all I come in contact with in the performance of my duties.

     5. I will not place the blame of my lack of performance on another employee, but shall
    endeavor to carry out my duties as a member of a team.

     6. I will, at all times, carry out my duties openly and fairly.

     7. I will report promptly to my supervisor discrepancies in policies, procedures, or action in
    carrying out these procedures that hinders the College's improvement or functions.

     8. I will treat my colleagues, those I supervise, and all members of the public with dignity
    that illustrates each person has demonstrates each individual’s value.

     9. When I give assignments to my staff, I will frequently follow up with them, to assist them
    in completing their tasks.

    10. I shall take responsibility to help those in my charge to improve their performance.



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11. I shall take time with each person in my charge to be certain their assignments are clear
and they understand the College's expectations.
12. I shall honestly give my best efforts to the College by not using my time for personal
business transactions, gossiping, or creating an atmosphere in which my colleagues cannot
carry out their duties.

   Board Policy 401 also applies to the administrative staff.




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                                              PERSONNEL

                                  EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATIONS


        The General Assembly of the State of Arkansas by statute has established two general
classifications for employees of the various institutions of higher learning. The Board hereby
adopts those general classifications as follows:

                   CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: Employees whose positions are covered by the
                    Uniform Classification and Compensation Act for purposes of salary increments,
                    rates of pay, and other fringe benefits. These employees' annual leave policy, sick
                    leave policy, holiday observances, and evaluation procedures are dictated by
                    statute and administrative regulations from state sources. This classification
                    generally includes administrative support personnel, maintenance, and custodial
                    personnel.

                   NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: Employees not covered by the Uniform
                    Classification and Compensation Plan. The maximum annual rate of pay for
                    these employees is set by the legislature, leaving the discretion of the College
                    Board of Visitors to determine starting salaries, merit increases, work hours, and
                    other fringe benefits. This classification currently consists of most instructional
                    academic staff and administrative staff.

       The Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
hereby establishes the following sub-classifications for employees, such being necessary for the
applicability of other personnel policies of the College:

                   ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: The Administrative Staff shall consist of those
                    non-classified employees whose primary duties consist of the implementation and
                    administration of board policies. These individuals are responsible for the day to
                    day operations of the institution, and are accountable to the Board for weaving
                    board policy into that daily operation.

                   ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF: Administration                    Support      Staff
                    consists of those positions which are assigned as Managers and Coordinators.

                   SUPPORT STAFF: Support Staff shall include all other classified positions not
                    assigned instructional duties as their primary responsibilities.
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                   ACADEMIC AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT STAFF:                                Academic and
                    Academic Support Staff shall include all instructors, librarians, learning/resource
                    lab instructors, Adult Education instructors, and other grant and contract
                    personnel.

                   FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE:                 Twelve-month and nine-month positions not
                    identified as part time by virtue of the Agencies Appropriation Act. Academic
                    positions with the exception of "part-time faculty" and "adjunct" are considered
                    full-time. Administrative Staff, Administrative Support Staff, Support Staff, and
                    Academic Support Staff whose normal scheduled work periods encompass 40
                    hours per week for the entire year are considered full-time.




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                                           PERSONNEL

                             GUIDELINES FOR HIRING PERSONNEL


       Appointments of professional personnel shall be made by the Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors upon consideration of the Chancellor's
recommendations. It is not a requirement that classified personnel appointments be approved by
the Board of Visitors.

         Appointments for all personnel will be based on the following general criteria:

1.       Appropriate certification and qualifications

2.       Quality of credentials

3.       Appropriate successful experiences

4.       Knowledge of and insight into educational issues and/or knowledge of the responsibilities
         of the position for which they are applying

5.       Positive attitude

6.       Correct English usage

7.       Quality of personal interview

8.       Potential contribution to Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

9.       Satisfactory background check in accordance with University of Arkansas System Board
         Policy 470.1 revised July 1, 2010.

10.      Signing the Personnel Ethical Code (Policy 461) – for all employees

11.      The affirmative action plan will be adhered to in all hiring practices




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                                          PERSONNEL

                             RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION


        It shall be the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
recruit and to select the highest quality employees possible. In order to do this, the College shall:

1.      Advertise the positions available in publications and sources that will solicit applications
        of quality while meeting affirmative action guidelines.

2.      Involve colleagues in the selection process.

3.      Involve the Affirmative Action Officer or designee in the selection process.

4.      Involve the supervisor, appropriate dean Vice Chancellor, and or Chancellor in the
        process.

5.      Follow appropriate state rules, regulations, guidelines, statutes, and the College's
        affirmative action plan.

6.      First consideration of qualified full-time internal candidates will be given for transfer to
        open positions provided the internal candidate has been a CCCUA employee, or has been
        in his/her current position, for the appropriate time specified in the Human Resource
        guidelines, or upon approval of the Chancellor.

7.      For full-time faculty for College credit openings, consideration for transfer to open
        positions will be given to qualified part-time faculty members who have taught for the
        appropriate time specified in the Human Resource guidelines.

8.      For not-for-credit faculty positions and non-faculty positions, first consideration will be
        given to qualified part-time staff/faculty members who have been employed by CCCUA
        the appropriate time specified in the Human Resource guidelines, or upon approval of the
        Chancellor.
                                          ADVERTISING

        All full-time position openings shall be advertised in accordance with the following
        guidelines:

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     1. Advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation within the service area at least
        once.

     2. Notification posted on the Human Resources bulletin board and website area at least
        once.


   Exceptions to this general policy shall be justified in writing by the Chancellor.

  Decisions regarding personnel solicitation must be weighted with due consideration to
Cossatot’s policy regarding non-discrimination.

   All part-time position openings shall be advertised at the Chancellor’s discretion.




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                                        PERSONNEL

                                   SALARY INCREASES


       It is the College’s procedure to award yearly salary increases on July 1, which is the
beginning of the fiscal year.

        Non-classified employees who have been employed six months or more by the end of
their initial contract and have received a satisfactory interim performance evaluation will be
eligible for a salary increase in their renewal contract provided funds are available. Non-
classified employees who have been employed less than six months will not receive a salary
increase until the beginning of the next fiscal year provided they have received a satisfactory
performance evaluation and funds are available.

      Classified employees’ salary increases are regulated by the state Office of Personnel
Management. The College administration shall follow state guidelines to administer state
compensation regulations.




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                                          PERSONNEL

                             PERSONNEL FILE MAINTENANCE

       The Business Office shall maintain the personnel files of the College. The files shall be
maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Arkansas Office of Personnel. Files are to
be maintained in strict confidence, and any release of personnel data other than directory
information shall require the authorization of the individual or consultation with the Attorney
General's Office if a freedom of information request is filed.

       It is the policy of the Board that the College shall obtain directly from issuing institutions
copies of transcripts qualifying employees for positions to which they are appointed. The
individual employee is responsible for requesting such documentation and paying any fee
associated therewith. Failure to comply with this requirement in a reasonable time will be
grounds for dismissal.

       Employees have the right to all information contained in their personnel files. Request to
review their file shall be made in writing, and reasonable accommodation shall be made for the
employee to review the file.

         Employee files shall consist of, at a minimum:

                               Original Application
                               Resume
                               Payroll Deduction Authorizations
                               Copy of Driver's License
                               Copy of Social Security Card
                               Completed ISN9 Form
                               State and Federal W-4s
                               Payroll Maintenance Documents
                               Retirement Election Authorization Forms
                               Miscellaneous Deduction Authorizations
                               A Completed Staff Training Form (after July 1, 1993)
                               Copies of Certifications or Professional License
                               Copies of all Professional Development Training Certificates
                               Copies of Evaluations and Professional Development Plans
                               Records of Counseling

       An employee of the College may review his/her personnel file by requesting a review
from the Personnel Office. Files may not be taken from the Personnel Office area.
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                                          PERSONNEL

                       INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TEACHING LOAD


1. Full-Time Instructor Load

        A full-time instructional employee will be assigned 18 semester credit hours of teaching
duties with a maximum of seven (7) classes, which may include extension sites, combinations of
day and evening classes, and/or Internet classes. Semester credit hours generated over 18 shall
be compensated at the adjunct salary rate approved by the Board of Visitors. No faculty member
shall be scheduled to teach more than 21-22 semester hours in a regular fall and spring 16-week
semester or more than 12 hours in an 8-week summer session.

       If scheduled classes are canceled because of low enrollment, other duties may be
assigned to said faculty member as equivalent duties. When the equivalent duties are assigned
from distance education classes taught by the instructor, a total of 12 distance education students
enrolled in a three semester credit hour course shall be deemed the equivalent of one scheduled
on campus class.


2. Part-Time Instructor Teaching Load

       A part-time instructor is one who teaches no more than 14 semester hours or the
equivalent in lecture, laboratory, and/or internship clock-hours. Substitute and adjunct faculty
must meet the same requirements for classroom teachers as do regular Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas faculty.

3. Ratio of Part-Time to Full-Time Instructors

        The College's goal is to maintain a ratio of part-time instructors to full-time instructors in
the fields of study offered by the College of no more than 6:1.

4. Additional Duty

              Separate from the teaching load or equivalent lecture, laboratory or internship clock
      hours is the requirement that each faculty member must post the times they are available for
    student consultations equivalent to one hour each week for each three semester credit hours in
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       their teaching load, or the equivalent for lecture, laboratory, and/or internship clock-
hours. These hours may be scheduled in the faculty member’s office or in the Learning/Advising
Centers providing the location is posted on the faculty member’s office door.

5. Equivalent Duty

        From time to time, faculty may be requested to accept equivalent non-teaching duties up
to six equated semester hours of instruction. Each equated semester hour of non-teaching duties
is: 1 credit hour equals 3 hours per week for sixteen weeks, or 48 duty hours per credit hour of
released time. Equivalent time must be approved by the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Services
and the Chancellor.

6. Administrators’ Teaching Responsibilities

       Academic leaders are expected to teach some classes each year, or, in rare cases,
equivalent duties may be assigned in lieu of teaching assignments.

       The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Academics Services will teach at least one class
per academic year. A procedure shall be established to address teaching expectations for
additional administrative staff.




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                                           PERSONNEL

                                         EVALUATIONS



        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas has established a yearly
evaluation procedure that applies to all classifications of full-time employees. Under the
guidance of the Human Relations Director, evaluation documents are delivered to all supervisors
by February 1st of each year. The completed evaluation and supporting documents are used to
assess the overall production and quality of employees.
        Completed evaluations will be used in the yearly contract renewal and salary increase
process. Employees earning poor evaluations may be restricted from raises or contract renewal
for the following contract year.


Classified Staff

        Evaluations for classified staff shall follow the state approved evaluation procedures.

IV.     Faculty

        New faculty members will be subject to the following policy:

                 During the first two years of full-time employment, the faculty
                 member must maintain an average or above average rating on
                 his/her evaluation. If the faculty member scores below average for
                 the first year, he/she will be assigned a faculty mentor whose score
                 is above average. The mentor will work with the new faculty
                 member to attempt to raise his/her evaluation. During the second
                 year, if the new faculty member’s evaluation does not rise to
                 average or above, he/she will not be offered a contract for the
                 following year.

        This statement will be placed in all contracts for new faculty.




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                                             PERSONNEL

                                          SALARY STRUCTURE


        The Board of Visitors hereby recognizes that maximum rates of pay for all employees are
established by the state legislature. The Board declares as policy that such maximum rates of
pay shall not be exceeded.

        Within the uniform classification and compensation plan, the amount of pay authorized
for classified employees is specifically established and is a function of pay grade, length of
service, and satisfactory performance.

        The institution is granted latitude in the setting of rates of pay for non-classified
employees, provided that such rates shall not exceed the maximum established by law and
sufficient appropriation and funding is available. When determining the appropriate salary for a
new employee, credit for experience shall be limited to a maximum of ten years. The Chancellor
shall annually recommend a rate of pay in accordance therewith to the Board along with his
recommendation for employment. The Board, at its discretion, shall approve, deny, or adjust
such recommendation.

       Experience, referred to in the above paragraph, shall be in years of post-secondary
teaching:

       2 years of secondary or military teaching = 1 year post-secondary teaching
       3 years as a related industry trainer = 1 year post-secondary teaching
       4 years related work experience = 1 year post-secondary teaching

      Compensation for grant funded positions will adhere to the plans below unless grant
compensation guidelines do not correspond with the College’s plan.

        Salaries of nine-month faculty and twelve-month administrative non-teaching staff who
complete bachelor, master, or doctorate degrees during an academic year will not be increased
until the following contract period. In addition to annual percentage increases, rates are to be
increased as follows: less than associate to associate degree - $1,000; associate to bachelor’s -
$1,000; bachelor’s to master’s - $1,000; master’s to master’s plus 30 hours - $1,000; master’s
plus 30 hours to doctorate - $1,000. This applies only if the degree was acquired while in the
employment of the College and the employee agrees to remain in the employment of the College
at the College’s convenience for at least twelve (12) additional months.
       July 28, 2008   January 31, 2005
       July 30, 2007   January 28, 2002
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       Part-time faculty members who complete degrees at the end of a semester will be
compensated for a higher degree the semester following the award and following the guidelines
of College Policy 419 t The College.

Nine-Month Instructional Personnel Compensation Plan

       New full-time faculty holding a nine-month contract will be placed within the appropriate
range below depending on the following:


               Highest degree held
               Academic work within the teaching field
               Years of experience in the world of private enterprise
               Years of experience in teaching
               Years of experience in teaching at the college or university level
               Years in the United States Armed Services
               Certifications, licenses, and other credentials recognized in the field(s) in which
                the contract is offered.

       Salaries will be determined by the Nine-Month Instructional Personnel Compensation
Plan below, not to exceed line item maximum of current appropriation.

      Less than Associate Degree             $21,000 to $34,500

      Associate Degree                       $21,500 to $44,500

      Bachelor’s Degree                      $23,000 to $50,000

      Bachelor’s Degree + 15 schs            $24,000 to $56,000

      Master’s Degree                        $26,000 to $61,000

      Master’s Degree + 30 schs              $28,000 to $63,000

      Doctorate                              $32,000 to $68,000




       July 28, 2008   January 32, 2005
       July 30, 2007   January 28, 2002
       May 22, 2006    July 30, 2001
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       Nine-month contracts are generally paid for 180 days. When the instructor goes beyond
the 180-day limit, compensation will be based on the appropriate rate per credit hour or an
hourly rate not to exceed $30.

       Full-time faculty members teaching more than 18 semester hours may be compensated
for additional courses based upon the adjunct faculty pay plan in Board Policy 419.

Full-time faculty members are prohibited from teaching for any other Arkansas college, public
school, or university while fully employed by Cossatot Community College unless prior
notification and permission is received from the appropriate college authority. All dual contracts
must be reported to the State Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of
Finance and Administration.

Twelve-Month Non-Instructional, Non-Classified Personnel Compensation Plan

       New full-time, non-instructional, non-classified staff will be placed within the
appropriate range below depending on the following:


                Highest degree held
                Years of experience in an institution of higher education
                Years of experience in the world of private enterprise
                Years of experience in an educational institution (K-12)
                Years in the United States Armed Services
                Certifications, licenses, and other credentials recognized in the field(s) in which
                 employment is offered.

                   The following ranges do not dictate a specific percentage of increase from the
lower end of the range to the higher end of the range.
     Less than an Associate        $15,000 to line item maximum of current appropriation act

       Associate Degree               $18,000 to line item maximum of current appropriation act

       Bachelor’s Degree              $25,000 to line item maximum of current appropriation act

       Master’s Degree                $26,000 to line item maximum of current appropriation act

       Doctorate                      $30,000 to line item maximum of current appropriation act
        July 28, 2008   January 32, 2005
        July 30, 2007   January 28, 2002
        May 22, 2006    July 30, 2001

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Ten- or eleven-month personnel who perform assigned duties beyond their contract period will
be paid at his/her hourly rate, not to exceed $30 per hour.

       Full-time staff is prohibited from employment with any other state agency during regular
work hours while fully employed by Cossatot Community College. Employment by two or more
state agencies is considered concurrent employment and must be approved by Arkansas
Department of Finance and Administration’s Office of Personnel Management through the
College’s human resource office.

Paraprofessionals

        Paraprofessionals are employees who give support to professional staff by assisting with
job responsibilities. Childcare teachers and aides, adult education teachers’ aides, and tutors are
included in the College’s definition of paraprofessionals. The chancellor may define additional
paraprofessional positions.

       The salary for full-time paraprofessionals as defined by the College will be determined
by his/her assigned position, education, and experience in the field, or a related field, of his/her
assignment. Salaries will be determined by the following range, not to exceed the line item
maximum of the current appropriation act. Compensation for grant funded positions will adhere
to the following ranges unless grant compensation guidelines do not correspond with the
College’s plan.

      High School Diploma/GED                       $15,600 to $29,848

      Associate Degree                              $16,100 to $39,848

      Bachelor’s Degree                             $17,100 to $44,888

      Master’s Degree                               $19,100 to $54,448

        Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, as a part of the budgetary process, the
Chancellor shall present recommendations to the Board of Visitors setting the salary for each
employee for the forthcoming fiscal year. The Board shall act upon such recommendations as an
integral part of its budgetary approval process.



       July 28, 2008   January 32, 2005
       July 30, 2007   January 28, 2002
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                                                PERSONNEL

                                     ADJUNCT FACULTY PAY PLAN


I. Credit Generating Adjunct Faculty

Goal: To provide certificate and degree courses using qualified part-time instructors.

        A.       Base =              $278 per credit hour for less than a Bachelor's Degree
        B.       Bachelor's =        1.25 x A = $348 per credit hour
        C.       Master's =          1.50 x A = $417 per credit hour
        D.       Doctorate =         1.75 x A = $487 per credit hour

                 Note: Federal and State Income Taxes and FICA, and Teacher's Retirement (if
                 applicable) will be deducted.

                 Part-time faculty members who complete degrees at the end of a semester will be
                 compensated for a higher degree the semester following the award.

        E.       Benefits:

                 Adjunct instructors will be categorized as “benefits-ineligible” for the purposes of
                 participating in Arkansas Teacher Retirement.

                  Effective Fall 2001 an adjunct faculty member may take Cossatot Community
                 College of the University of Arkansas credit courses at 100% waiver of tuition
                 and registration and technology fees for the semester they are teaching. The
                 adjunct faculty member’s immediate family may attend Cossatot Community
                 College of the University of Arkansas at 50% reduction of tuition, but without the
                 waiver of fees. All persons participating in this benefit must purchase their own
                 text materials and workbooks.

                 The employee must pass the course with a grade of C or better to remain eligible
                 for the tuition waiver program. Withdrawal or a grade of D or F will require the
                 employee to pay the tuition and fee for the class, or that portion thereof due the
                 College. It is the employee’s responsibility to have official transcripts sent to the
                 College’s personnel office for verification of course completion and final grade.

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May 22, 2006     September 29,2003
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                 These benefits apply to those faculty teaching credit, adult education, secondary
                 vocational, and alternative school classes as long as at least 16 hours are spent
                 directly teaching students during the semester of the contract.

                 The minimum average credit class size for the College is 16. Should the class
                 size drop below this average, the class may be canceled. Any class below an
                 enrollment of ten students is subject to cancellation by the Academic Dean. Vice
                 Chancellor of Academics.

                 Special Circumstances Training/Education:

                 From time to time, essential courses for licensure or certification that the College
                 requires of a current staff member that is directly related to a response to a
                 mandate by an oversight organization, agency, state or local government may
                 become a requirement for job retention or program certification. In such cases, a
                 College staff member may be obliged to attend training, schooling, courses,
                 seminars, or workshops related to the mandate. When new or mandated training
                 is required, the College shall reimburse the costs of the training and ordinary
                 expenses to the staff person.

                 The chancellor may approve the expenditure in advance of the activity upon the
                 recommendation of the appropriate dean. All approvals must be in writing and
                 signed by the appropriate dean, chancellor, and staff person and delivered to the
                 College business office prior to departure by the staff person for the activity.


II. Non-Credit Generating Adjunct Faculty

        (Classes, industry training, workshops, seminars, and symposia)

        Instructor Range per Hour: $10 to $30 per contact hour + applicable prep time

        Some adjustment may be made within the pay range for additional education and/or work
        experience. Adjunct instructors will not receive benefits, such as sick leave, vacation
        leave, and insurance benefits. Adjunct instructors may receive teacher retirement if they
        are currently members of Arkansas Teacher Retirement.

                 Note: Federal and State Income Taxes and FICA, and Teacher's Retirement (if
                 applicable) will be deducted.
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III. Special Topics Credit Adjunct Faculty

        (Classes, industry training, workshops, seminars, and symposia)

        Instructor Range per Hour: $10 to $30 per contact hour + applicable prep time

        When full-time faculty are hired to teach a Special Topics course through the Continuing
        Education Department, the College will contribute to the appropriate retirement program
        in which the faculty member currently participates. Benefits such as sick leave, vacation
        leave, and insurance do not apply.

        Some adjustments may be made within the pay range for additional education and/or
        work experience. Adjunct instructors will not receive benefits, such as sick leave,
        vacation leave, and insurance benefits. Adjunct instructors may receive teacher
        retirement if they are currently members of Arkansas Teacher Retirement.

                 Note: Federal and State Income Taxes and FICA, and Teacher's Retirement (if
                 applicable) will be deducted.


IV. Internet Courses

        No Internet course will be offered without a minimum of twelve (12) students enrolled.
This number may be adjusted in the future if the numbers fall below twelve (12) at the 11th day
cut-off period. Developmental (GSTD) courses will be allowed to make with ten (10), given the
nature of their learning strategies.

        When the number of students in an Internet course exceeds twenty (20), the instructor
will receive a bonus of $20 per student per semester hour. Again, GSTD classes will be put in
the bonus situation at fifteen (15) students.

        Internet courses taught as an overload (above the 18 sch minimum for full-time faculty)
shall be paid at the rate of adjunct faculty with the 20-student limit before any bonus is paid.

        Adjunct faculty shall be compensated for Internet courses in the same fashion as full-time
instructors which will include appropriate items from above.


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                                        PERSONNEL

                          COLLEGE PROVIDED CELL PHONES


        It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to provide
cell phones and/or pagers and the like to College employees as required by certain circumstances
of employment. This provision is for the benefit of CCCUA, allowing access to individuals after
hours or while away from the office, and for the benefit of individuals, allowing the conduct of
business while away from the office.

       CCCUA employees may be authorized to receive cell phone service for business use,
subject to supervisor or departmental approval. Business use is any use in the course of
performing specific job-related duties on behalf of and for the benefit of Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas. Any employee who has been issued a College cell phone
has the responsibility, along with their supervisor and the Business Office, to select a rate plan
that most efficiently accomplishes College business.

       College issued cell phones and/or pagers are not intended for personal use. However,
personal use may be permitted if it does not conflict with business use of the device. Such
personal use should be limited in occurrence and duration. Employees who use a College cell
phone or pager for personal use will be required to reimburse the College for all personal calls.
The Business Office will routinely audit the monthly bills for their intended use. Failure to
follow this policy may result in amounts being incurred as a taxable fringe benefit to the
employee. Excessive personal use of the cell phone may also result in this privilege being
revoked.

        Employees who have not been issued a College cell phone, but who are required to use a
personal cell phone for business use, may submit a copy of charges incurred for reimbursement
to the business office.

        Use of a cell phone while driving may be is dangerous and may subject the employee
andCollege to potential liability. A CCCUA employee’s first responsibility should be to the
safety of other drivers, pedestrians and the passengers in their car. Caution should always be
exercised when using a cell phone while operating a vehicle. College issued cell phones should
not be used while operating a college vehicle, and texting is strictly prohibited.


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                                       PERSONNEL

                                 HEALTH INSURANCE


        It shall be the policy of the Board to provide a group health plan for all full-time
employees of the College. The College will make an employer contribution to defray part of the
cost of the insurance up to the amount approved by the Board of Visitors to provide the basic
plan for full-time employees in accordance with federal regulations. to the extent funds are
available. Any additional coverage, including coverage for family members, will be paid by the
employee.




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                                         PERSONNEL

                                          HOLIDAYS


        It shall be the policy of the Board of Visitors to grant holidays in accordance with State
Office of Personnel Management procedures. Holidays are granted to all classifications of
employees except academic staff and academic support staff working under the terms of an
employment contract specifying a minimum number of work days. Employees required to work
a legal holiday shall be entitled to equivalent time off on another day.




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                         ACCEPTABLE COMPUTER USE POLICY

    I.      General Principles

              A. This policy governs the use of computers, networks, and other computing
                 resources at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. These
                 resources are provided by the College to enhance its mission of teaching,
                 research, and public service and to provide access to local, national, and
                 international facilities in achieving these goals. The College is committed to
                 computing and network systems that effectively meet the needs of its users.

              B. Individuals who are granted computing accounts or who use computing
                 resources at the College accept the responsibilities that accompany such access.
                 Each user is expected to use College accounts and resources for educational,
                 research, or administrative purposes; except as otherwise provided in this
                 policy, activities unrelated to these purposes are prohibited. Use of computing
                 resources in violation of the regulations set forth in this policy will be reviewed
                 through established College procedures for student and employee misconduct.
                 Restrictions imposed on usage of computer and network systems may be
                 challenged through the same procedures.

              C. The College is committed to intellectual and academic freedom in connection
                 with its computing and network resources. Computers and networks can
                 provide access to resources on and off campus, including the ability to
                 communicate with other users worldwide. Such open access is a privilege,
                 much like access to books in the library, and requires that individual users act
                 responsibly. Use of computing and network resources should always be legal
                 and ethical, reflect academic honesty, and show restraint in the consumption of
                 shared resources. It should demonstrate respect for intellectual property,
                 ownership of data, system security mechanisms, the right to personal privacy,
                 and to the right of individuals to freedom from intimidation and harassment.

              D. All federal and state laws, as well as general College regulations and policies,
                 are applicable to the use of computing resources. These include, but are not
                 limited to, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. §
                 1232g; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510
                 et seq.; the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, Ark. Code Ann. §§ 25-19-
                 101 et seq.; and state and federal compute fraud statutes, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 and
                 Ark. Code Ann. §§

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                    5-41-101 et seq. Illegal reproduction of software and other intellectual property
                    protected by U.S. copyright laws and by licensing agreements may result in civil
                    and criminal sanctions.

    II.     Administration of Computing Resources
             A. In General

                    1. The College, in accordance with state and federal law and the policies of the
                       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors
                       and the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, may control access to its
                       information and the devices on which it is stored, manipulated, and
                       transmitted.

                    2. The College has the responsibility to: (a) develop, implement, maintain, and
                       enforce appropriate security procedures to ensure the integrity and privacy of
                       individual and institutional information, however stored; (b) uphold all
                       copyrights, patents, licensing agreements, and rules of organizations that
                       supply information resources.

                    3. Responsibility for administering the College’s computing and network
                       resources and for the security of these resources rests with the Department of
                       Information Systems Support (DISS) and units designated in writing by DISS.

              B. System Administrators

                    1. A systems administrator is any person designated, within any campus unit, to
                       maintain, manage, and provide security for shared multi-user computer
                       resources, including computers, networks, and servers.

                    2. System administrators shall perform their duties fairly, in cooperation with the
                       user community and College administrators. They shall adhere to this policy
                       and all other pertinent College rules and regulations, shall respect the privacy
                       of users to the greatest extent possible, and shall refer disciplinary matters to
                       appropriate College officials.

              C. Data Collection

                    No information shall be routinely collected that is not required by system
                    administrators in the direct performance of their duties, such as routine backup for
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              D. Privacy of Electronic Files

                    1. Users do not own accounts on College computers but are granted the privilege
                       of exclusive use of their accounts. Use of College computing resources for
                       storage or transmission of data does not alter any ownership interest of the
                       user in that data. Users are entitled to privacy regarding their computer
                       communications and stored data.

                    2. College officials will access electronic files, including e-mail files, only under
                       one or more of the following conditions:

                       a. The user consents in writing to such access.

                       b. There is a valid search warrant or court order, or a request for electronic
                          records that are open to public inspection under the Arkansas Freedom of
                          Information Act.

                       c. There exists an emergency situation in which the physical safety and/or
                          well-being of person(s) may be affected or College property may be
                          damaged or destroyed. Responsibility for authorizing access rests with the
                          Director of DISS, a Vice Chancellor, or Chancellor.

                       d. There exist reasonable grounds to believe that a violation of law or
                          College policy is occurring of has occurred. Access will take place only
                          after a reasonable effort has been made to obtain consent. Responsibility
                          for authorizing access rests with the Director of DISS, Vice Chancellor, or
                          Chancellor.

                       e. Access is necessary for maintenance of computers, networks, data, and
                          storage systems; to maintain the integrity of the computer, network, or
                          storage system; or to protect the rights or property of the College or other
                          users. Authorized personnel may routinely monitor and log usage data,
                          such as network session connection times and end-points, CPU and disk
                          utilization for each user, security audit trails, and network loading. In all
                          cases, the privacy rights of users shall be protected to the greatest extent
                          possible.

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                    1. The electronic files, including e-mail files, of College employees are
                       potentially subject to public inspection and copying under the state Freedom
                       of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. §§ 25-19-101 et seq.

                    2. The FOIA defines “public records” to include “data compilations in any form,
                       required by law to be kept or otherwise kept, … which constitute a record of
                       the performance or lack of performance of official functions which are or
                       should be carried out by a public official or employee [or] a governmental
                       agency….” Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-103(1). All records maintained in public
                       offices or by public employees within the scope of their employment are
                       presumed to be public records. Id. Various exceptions apply. See Ark. Code
                       Ann. § 25-19-105.

              F. Education Records

                    1. Records containing information directly related to a student are confidential
                       and protected from public disclosure by the Family Educational Rights &
                       Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C § 1232g, and the Arkansas Freedom of Information
                       Act, Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-105(b)(2).

                    2. No one shall access any such records maintained in an electronic format or
                       disclose or distribute their contents in any manner inconsistent with federal
                       and state law and College regulations.

    III.    Use of Computing Resources

              A. In General

                    This section does not cover every situation involving the proper or improper use
                    of College computing resources; however, it does set forth some of the
                    responsibilities that a person accepts if he or she chooses to use those resources.
                    The purpose of this section is to establish rules for the benefit of all users and
                    encourage responsible use of computing resources.

              B. Use Without Authorization Prohibited

                    1. No one shall (a) connect with or otherwise use any College computer, modem,
                       network, or other computing resource without proper authorization; (b) assist
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                         use, of any College computer, modem, network, or other computing resource;
                         or (c) misrepresent his or her identity or relationship to the College to obtain
                         access to computing resources.

                    2. Users shall use only those computing and network resources that have been
                       authorized for their use and must identify computing work with their own
                       names or an approved means of identification so that responsibility for the
                       work can be determined and users contacted, if necessary.

              C. Accounts

                    1. Users shall use their accounts for the purposes for which they are established,
                       as well as personal communications. Accounts and other College computing
                       resources shall not be used for personal financial gain or benefit or for the
                       benefit of organizations not related to the College, except: (a) in connection
                       with scholarly pursuits, such as faculty publishing activities; or (b) in
                       accordance with College policy on outside consulting for compensation.

                    2. Users shall not subvert restrictions associated with their accounts, such as
                       quotas and levels of access.

                    3. No one shall give any password for any College computer or network to any
                       unauthorized person, nor obtain any other person’s password by any
                       unauthorized means. Users are responsible for the use of their computer
                       accounts and shall not allow others access to their accounts, through sharing
                       passwords or otherwise. Users should take advantage of system-provided
                       protection measures to prevent such access.
         

                    4. When a user ceases being a member of the campus community or is assigned
                       a new position and/or different responsibilities within the College, his or her
                       account and access authorization shall be reviewed. A user shall not use
                       facilities, accounts, access codes, privileges, or information for which he or
                       she is not authorized.

              D. Security and Related Matters

                    1.   No one shall (a) knowingly endanger or compromise the security of any
                         College computer, network facility, or other computing resource or willfully


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                         interfere with others’ authorized computer usage, (b) attempt to circumvent
                         data protection schemes, uncover security loopholes, or decrypt secure data;
                         (c) modify or reconfigure or attempt to modify or reconfigure any software
                         or hardware of any College computer or network facility, no matter where
                         located, or to interfere with others’ legitimate use of any such computing
                         resource.

                    2. No one shall attempt to access, copy, or destroy programs or files that belong
                       to other users or to the College without prior authorization, nor shall anyone
                       use College computing resources for unauthorized monitoring of electronic
                       communications.

                    3. No one shall create, run, install, or knowingly distribute a computer virus,
                       Trojan Horse, or other surreptitiously destructive program, e-mail, or data via
                       any College computer or network facility, regardless of whether demonstrable
                       harm results.
         

                    4. Users shall not place confidential information in computers without protecting
                       it appropriately. The College cannot guarantee the privacy of computer files,
                       e-mail, or other information stored or transmitted by computer; moreover, the
                       College may access such information in accordance with Part II of this policy.
                       Persons who have access to confidential or sensitive information shall disclose
                       it only to the extent authorized by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy
                       Act, the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and other applicable laws, and
                       only in connection with official College business.

                    5. Persons who have access to confidential or sensitive information shall disclose
                       it only to the extent authorized by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy
                       Act, the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and other applicable laws, and
                       only in connection with official College business.

              E. Intellectual Property

                    No one shall copy, install, use, or distribute through College computing resources
                    any photographs, logos, images, graphics, graphic elements, audio, video,
                    software, html markup, data files, or other information in violation of U.S.
                    copyright, trademark, or patent laws or applicable licensing agreements. It is the
                    user’s responsibility to become familiar with the terms and requirements of any
                    such laws or agreements. This subsection does not apply to any material that is in
                    the public domain.
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              F. User Communications

                    1. Users assume full responsibility for messages that they transmit through
                       College computers and network facilities.

                    2. No one shall use the College’s computing resources to transmit fraudulent,
                       defamatory, or obscene messages, or any material prohibited by law.

                    3. No one shall use the College’s computing and network resources to: (a)
                       annoy, harass, threaten, intimidate, terrify, or offend another person by
                       conveying offensive language or images or threats of bodily harm to the
                       recipient or the recipient’s immediate family; (b) repeatedly contact another
                       person to annoy or harass, whether or not any actual message is
                       communicated, and the recipient has expressed a desire for the contact to
                       cease; (c) repeatedly contact another person regarding a matter for which one
                       does not have a legal right to communicate (such as debt collection), once the
                       recipient has provided reasonable notice that he or she desires such contact to
                       cease; (d) disrupt or damage the academic, research, administrative, or related
                       pursuits of another person; or (e) invade the privacy, academic or otherwise,
                       of another person or threaten such an invasion.
         

                    4. Users shall comply with this policy as well as the regulations and policies of
                       newsgroups, lists, and other public forums through which they disseminate
                       messages.

                    5. Users shall not (a) initiate or propagate electronic chain letters; (b) engage in
                       spamming or other indiscriminate mass mailings to newsgroups, mailing lists,
                       or individuals; (c) forge communications to make them appear to originate
                       from another person, e.g., spoofing; or (d) engage in resource-intensive
                       activities unrelated to College functions, e.g., online role playing games
                       (RPGs), listening to internet radio stations, connecting to any peer-to-peer file
                       sharing network, etc.

              G. Priority in Use of Computing Facilities

                    1. In College libraries and general-access computer labs, or in any other
                    environment in which users must share computing resources, priority shall be
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                       e.g., completing course assignments or engaging in research. The libraries
                       and computer labs may adopt regulations to implement this policy and to
                       encourage cooperation among users of the same equipment.
                    2. Use of electronic messaging systems for non-course work is not permitted in
                       libraries and general-access computer labs when others are waiting to use the
                       equipment. 

          H. Home Pages and Listserv Lists

                    1. Academic and administrative departments, registered campus organizations,
                       and other entities may request the DISS create them a home page on the
                       College’s web server.
                    2. The following individuals or groups are eligible to establish a listserv list
                       using College computing resources: (a) faculty or staff members, with the
                       written approval of the appropriate department head; (b) registered student
                       organizations.
                    3. Approval for a list must be obtained from the appropriate system
                       administrator. If resources are available, such approval shall be granted
                       unless the proposed list (a) duplicates an existing list or (b) appears to serve a
                       purpose unrelated to the College’s mission. The College neither controls the
                       content of lists nor assumes any responsibility for their content.
    IV.       Enforcement of Sanctions
              A. System administrators are responsible for protecting the system and users from
                 abuses of this policy. Pursuant to this duty, system administrator may (1)
                 formally or informally discuss the matter with the offending party, (2) temporarily
                 revoke or modify access privileges, or (3) refer the matter to the appropriate
                 disciplinary authority.
              B. Any violation of this policy may result in the revocation or suspension of access
                 privileges. Imposition of such a sanction is within the discretion of the DISS or
                 the appropriate academic or administrative unit.

              C. Any violation of this policy is misconduct for purposes of the student code of
                 conduct, the College personnel policies and may be punished accordingly.
           


              D. Any offense that violates local, state, or federal laws may result in the immediate
                 loss of all College computing and network privileges and may be referred to the
                 appropriate College disciplinary authority and/or law enforcement agencies.




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                                         PERSONNEL

                 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT/CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


       Any employee of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas engaging
in employment outside this institution shall inform his/her immediate supervisor and the
Chancellor of such employment in writing immediately upon the occurrence of that event. If, in
the judgment of the administration, such employment reflects unprofessionally upon the college,
is considered unethical, or interferes with the employee’s regular duties, the employee will be
given the opportunity to resign from such employment or from the College.

        Every employee has an obligation to report personal financial interest in any business that
does business with Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. Such
disclosures shall be made, in writing, to the Chancellor. The Chancellor or his designate will
determine if a "conflict of interest" exists under Arkansas State Purchasing Regulations. If such
conflict is determined to exist, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas will
terminate business relations with said business.

       Employees of the College will not accept personal gifts, gratuities, or rewards from any
person, firm, or corporation having a business relationship with the College.




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                                       SEXUAL HARASSMENT

       Harassment on the basis of sex is illegal and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, as amended. This policy defines sexual harassment and establishes a procedure
whereby alleged sexually harassed faculty, staff, and students may lodge a complaint
immediately and confidentially.

1.      Policy

        (a)         Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is committed to the
                    maintenance of a working and academic environment free from all forms of
                    sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a violation of College policy as well as
                    state and federal law and is neither permitted nor condoned.

        (b)         It is also a violation of Cossatot Community College's policy against sexual
                    harassment for any employee or student at the College to attempt in any way to
                    retaliate against a person who makes a claim of sexual harassment.

        (c)         Any individual found to have violated the College's policy against sexual
                    harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including, but not
                    limited to, reprimand, suspension, termination, or expulsion. Any disciplinary
                    action taken will depend upon the severity of the offense.

        (d)         All employees of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas will
                    be required to participate in annual training for Preventing Sexual Harassment.

2.      Definition

        Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors,
        and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

        (a)         Submission to, or toleration of, such conduct on or off campus is made a term or
                    condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other College activities;

        (b)         Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for
                    evaluation in making employment or academic decisions affecting the individual;
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        (c)         Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an
                    individual's academic or employment performance or creating an intimidating,
                    hostile, or offensive college environment.



                                           SEXUAL ASSAULT


1.      Policy

        (a)         It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
                    prohibit sexual assault and to prevent sex offenses committed against students,
                    employees, visitors to the campus, and other persons who use College facilities.

        (b)         Sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is
                    prohibited by College policy and is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by
                    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by Title IX of the Education
                    Amendments of 1972. Sexual assault is also a crime defined by the Arkansas
                    criminal code.

2.      Definitions

        (a)         Sexual assault may include any involuntary sexual act in which a person is
                    threatened, coerced, or forced to engage in against her or his will. Sexual assault
                    may be committed by a stranger or by an acquaintance.

        (b)         Acts defined as sexual assault include rape, date rape, acquaintance rape, and
                    gang rape, but may also include sexual touching of another person against his or
                    her will, and forcing an unwilling person to touch another person sexually.

        (c)         Sexual assault occurs when such acts are committed by force, threat, or
                    intimidation, or through the use of the victim’s mental or physical helplessness, of
                    which the assailant was aware or should have been aware.




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                                         PERSONNEL

                    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY


        The Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
adheres to the principle and practice of the covenants of equal opportunity employment and
affirmative action. Such philosophy is not limited to the employment practices of this institution,
but extends to the recruitment and acceptance of students.

        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas accepts applications and
selects employees without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, physical/mental handicap,
age, religion, or political affiliation. Conviction of a crime does not automatically bar any
applicant from employment or other opportunities with this institution.

        The administration of this College is hereby directed to Cossatot Community College of
the University of Arkansas has develop an affirmative action plan which will reflects the policy
of this the Board in the furtherance of assuring EOE and the hiring of qualified minorities
representative of the community served.




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                                        PERSONNEL

                             FACULTY / STAFF HANDBOOK


        The Personnel Office along with administration, shall develop and distributes a handbook
to all personnel that embodies the procedures to carry out the policies of the Board of Visitors
and shall annually review this handbook for completeness and continuity of procedures with
policies.

        Should discrepancies between policies and procedures arise, the College policy shall
prevail.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                         STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES


        The Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
understands that each student selecting this college to attend does so with a tremendous act of
faith and trust: faith that they will be accorded the dignity and humaneness that builds their
desire to become a more competent person for having attended, and trust that the Board of
Visitors will see they are openly and correctly informed of the implications of their attendance so
that the skills and knowledge gained here are useful in the real world and will enhance their
lives.

       To this end, the Board of Visitors establishes the following policies to help guide our
students to their goals.




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                                  STUDENT PERSONNEL

                             CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS



       At Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas students who have earned
fewer than 30 semester hours of credit are freshmen. Students who have earned at least 30
semester hours of credit are sophomores.

1.      Degree-Seeking Students – students who are enrolled in an associate’s degree program.

2.      Certificate-Seeking Students (Technical Certificates) – students enrolled in a course of
        study that is at least three semesters.

3.      Certificate of Proficiency Students – students enrolled in courses of study that are two
        semesters or less.


Non-Degree Seeking Students

4.      Adult Education Students – students who are working toward improving their English
        speaking skills, personal improvement, or obtaining their GED.

5.      Single Course Students (Credit or Continuing Education) – students enrolled in
        coursework for personal enrichment or work-related enhancement.

6.      Concurrent Enrolled Students – students who are in secondary school who have met all
        concurrent enrollment criteria.

7.      Secondary Vocational Education Career Center Students – students who are enrolled in
        the specialized coursework for secondary courses who may not meet all concurrent
        criteria.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                        ATTENDANCE


       Regular and prompt attendance is expected of all students enrolled at Cossatot
Community College of the University of Arkansas and is necessary to acquire the knowledge
and skills to become a Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas graduate.

       Students are expected to attend on-campus classes as scheduled. Distance Education
students (Internet and audio-visual) are expected to contact their instructors every week either by
e-mail, phone, paper submission or other means. Instructors maintain a record of student
attendance and may drop a student from their course for poor attendance or other valid reasons.
Students will no longer be automatically dropped from a class by administration for poor
attendance. Students who wish to withdraw from a course must sign a “Drop” form available in
the Office of the Registrar. Failure to withdraw can result in an “F” being posted on the
student’s transcript.

       Students are responsible for contacting instructors regarding work missed. No make-up
assignments will be permitted without the approval of the instructor.

       Absences resulting from a court subpoena must be supported by documentation and
submitted to the Registrar upon returning to school. Documentation of other unusual
circumstances may be presented to the student’s instructors if necessary.

        Absences are may be recorded and are subject to review by agencies granting financial
assistance.

        Special Note for VETERANS:

                Veterans who request an emergency leave of absence will have their benefits
                terminated as of the last day of attendance.




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                                    Student Personnel

                    Waiver of Non-Resident Tuition for Native Americans


        Native American people in other states belonging to tribes which formerly lived in
Arkansas before relocation, and whose names are on the rolls in tribal headquarters, shall be
classified as in-state students of Arkansas for tuition and fees purposes on all Cossatot
Community College Campuses. Tribes so identified include the CADDO, CHEROKEE,
CHICKSAW, CHOCTAW, CREEK, DELAWARE, KICKAPOO, OSAGE, QUAPAW,
SHAWNEE, TUNICA, and PEORIA.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                 DROPPING, ADDING, OR WITHDRAWING FROM COURSES


Dropping and Adding Courses

        A student may add a class during registration only. Students may drop courses during the
"Drop" period of the fall and spring semesters and the summer terms. The drop form may be
picked up at any of the sites or downloaded from the website; it is the student's responsibility to
deliver the completed form to the Student Services Office.


Withdrawal from Courses

       Students withdrawing from courses must report to the Student Services Office so proper
steps may be taken toward withdrawal. Students withdrawing during the "Drop” period will
receive a "W" on their transcripts; students withdrawing after the "Drop" period will receive a
grade of "F" on their transcripts.




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                                    STUDENT PERSONNEL

                 INCOMPLETE GRADES AND REPEATING OF COURSE


        An instructor may, with the approval of the Division Chair, give an incomplete grade if
the student completes the “Request for Assignment of Incomplete Grade” and gives a valid
reason of extenuating circumstances. The results of the “I” grade request should be made prior to
the last day of withdrawal for each semester. An instructor may initiate the “I” grade request
after the last day for withdrawal in certain instances. An "I" grade will be calculated for that
semester's grade point the same as if it were an "F" grade, i.e., zero quality points will be earned.
If the "I" grade is remedied in the time period allowed (up to eight weeks after the grade was
assigned), that semester's GPA will be revised accordingly. •I• “I” grades may be extended past
the eight-week period under extenuating circumstances with the pre-approval of both the
Division Chair and the Academic Dean Vice Chancellor for Academics, but not to exceed one
calendar year.

        Any student who has taken a course may petition to repeat the course in order to change
the original grade. Both courses with their respective grades will appear on the student's
transcript. The repeated course will be identified by an asterisk (*), and the course with the
lower grade will be bracketed ( [ ] ). Only the higher grade will be used to compute the
cumulative GPA. To initiate this procedure, a student must petition the Registrar, stating in
writing the course to be repeated.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                STUDENT FINANCIAL AIDS


        It shall be the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
will participate in federal, state, and local financial assistance programs that are deemed to be in
the best interests of the College and students. In all cases, the College will adhere to the
guidelines set forth for those programs. Records of financial aid activities will be audited along
with the normal College records.

        The Financial Aid Office at the College will disseminate information on the types of
financial aid available and the requirements for each. In addition, the Financial Aid Office will
prepare a Financial Aid Procedures Manual detailing procedures for administering the financial
aid program.

       For the purpose of determining financial aid eligibility for Title IV programs, twelve
semester hours is considered to be full time.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                              ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS


        The Board of Visitors understands that many students need financial support while
attending Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.

       To assist in this endeavor, the Board of Visitors will annually award the following one-
year scholarships:

                                     Visitors' Scholarships

       The Board will award one scholarship to each graduating class of each high school in the
service area. The recipients shall be selected by the CCCUA Scholarship Committee. The
procedures are to be determined by the College Chancellor. Each scholarship is for one
semester, renewable for a second semester provided the student is not on academic probation.

        In addition, the Board will award one GED scholarship to a GED graduate earning their
certificate within the prior twelve (12) months. The procedures and criteria will follow the same
guidelines as stipulated in the above paragraph.

                                      Special Scholarships

       The Board may determine as many as five scholarships to be awarded to a focus group of
students whom the College wishes to attract to its programs. The procedure for this scholarship
program is to be determined by the College Chancellor.


        The Federal Cost of Attendance (COA) method shall be used for all students receiving
CCCUA waivers, regardless of whether the student is receiving federal financial aid. If total
financial aid funds exceed the COA, CCCUA will reduce or eliminate institutional funds per
state and federal regulations.

       If a student is receiving financial aid that is tuition specific, CCCUA will reduce or
cancel CCCUA’s waiver.




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                                     TUITION/FEE WAIVERS

Active and Honorably Discharged Military Personnel

       It is the policy of the Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University
of Arkansas that each a Active military or National Guard member or an honorably discharged
veteran shall have the opportunity to attend credit courses at CCCUA at 50% of the tuition rate.
Any registration fees or applicable program fees will not be waived. Military members or
veterans must provide a signed CCCUA Military Waiver form along with proper military
documentation to the Financial Aid Office to verify their status.

        Dependents of the active military member or veteran may also be eligible for a 50%
tuition rate when their status is verified by an income tax form or other proper documentation
along with military documentation as stated above.

        The Federal Cost of Attendance (COA) method shall be used for all students receiving
CCCUA waivers, regardless of whether the student is receiving federal financial aid. If total
financial aid funds exceed the COA, CCCUA will reduce or eliminate institutional funds per
state and federal regulations.

       If a student is receiving financial aid that is tuition specific, CCCUA will reduce or
cancel CCCUA’s waiver. Students receiving CCCUA waivers must be meeting Federal Financial
Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. This would mean that the student must complete a
percentage of credit hours each semester and maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

Senior Citizens
       It is the policy of the Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University
of Arkansas to adhere to Arkansas Act 678 of 1975 that entitles any Arkansas resident sixty (60)
years of age or older shall have tuition and fees waived. This waiver applies to credit courses
only.

College Employees
       See Board Policy 447: Personnel—Education Assistance Plan for full-time employees
and permanent part-time employees and employees’ family members.

All Waivers
       All CCCUA waivers must be completed and filed with the Financial Aid Office before
the end of the semester in which enrolled or waivers will not be honored.




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                         CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS

       Cossatot Community College Board of Visitors hereby adopts the provisions of the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as board policy regarding confidentiality of
student records.

        The provisions of that Act are summarized as follows:

                FERPA gives certain rights to parents regarding their children's education records.
        These rights transfer to the student or former student who has reached the age of 18 or
        is attending any school beyond the high school level. Students and former students to
        whom the rights have transferred are called eligible students.

          *      Parents, under the above limitations, or eligible students have the right to inspect
                 and review all of the student's education records maintained by the school.
                 Schools are not required to provide copies of materials in education records
                 unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible
                 students to inspect the records personally. The school may charge a fee for
                 copies.

        *        Parents, under the above limitations, and eligible students have the right to request
                 that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school
                 decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to
                 a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the
                 record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the
                 record commenting on the contested information in the record.


        *        Generally, the school must have written permission from the parent or eligible
                 student before releasing any information from a student's records. However, the
                 law allows schools to disclose records, without consent, to the following parties:

                         -       School employees who have a need-to-know;
                         -       Other schools to which a student is transferring;
                         -       Certain government officials in order to carry out lawful functions;
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                 -      Organizations doing certain studies for the school;
                 -      Accrediting organizations;
                 -      Individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;

                                       -      Persons who need to know in cases of health
                        and safety emergencies; and
                 -      State and local authorities to whom disclosure is required by state
                        laws adopted before November 19, 1974.

                        Schools may also disclose, without consent, "directory" type
                 information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and
                 place of birth, honors and awards, enrollment status, and dates of
                 attendance. However, the school must tell parents and students of the
                 information that is designated as directory information and provide a
                 reasonable amount of time to allow the parent or eligible student to
                 request the school not to disclose that information about them.

                        Schools must notify parents and eligible students of their rights
                 under this law. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion
                 in a public school bulletin, student catalog, or newspaper article) is left to
                 each school.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                       STUDENT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY


Cossatot Community College insists that all students approach their studies and their
relationships with faculty, staff and other students honestly. Dishonesty will not be tolerated and
will be acted upon by the College staff in a way to attempt to change the student’s behavior and
to hold the student accountable for the dishonest behavior.

The faculty and administration shall establish procedures that incrementally changes the
student’s behavior or, as a last resort, removes the student from the institution.

Each member of the College staff will adhere rigorously to this policy and its procedures.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                     SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM


       The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-
226, requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance
under any Federal program, an institution must certify that it has adopted and implemented a
program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by
students and employees. The purpose of this policy is to implement these statutory requirements.

        Compliance with the requirements of this policy is mandatory. Any violation of this
regulation will result in the College taking disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.
Law enforcement officials will be called for possible prosecution by appropriate federal, state, or
local law enforcement agencies.

        The use of illicit drugs and the unlawful possession and use of alcohol is not only
harmful, it is also illegal. Consequently, under no circumstances will alcoholic beverages,
controlled substances/illicit drugs, or persons under the influence of alcohol or controlled
substances/illicit drugs, be permitted on school premises.




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                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                        USE OF COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas provides computers, video
devices, and Internet services for students’ use as a means to enhance the quality of life of the
student, to facilitate learning, and as a means to develop skills needed in the workforce.

        Therefore, students are forbidden to use College equipment, computers, or access to the
Internet as a means to view, copy, store, create Web pages, create screen savers, or any other
means to bring to the campus sexually explicit written materials, graphics, or pictorial images
that are of a pornographic nature as determined by contemporary standards of the community.

       A student who intentionally violates this policy will face disciplinary action by the
appropriate Dean and may be dismissed from the College. Illicit pornographic materials and the
student will be reported to the appropriate authorities for any criminal action that is determined
by authorities to be appropriate. (Also see College Policy 530.)

I. General Principles

      A. This policy governs the use of computers, networks, and other computing resources at
         Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. These resources are
         provided by the College to enhance its mission of teaching, research, and public service
         and to provide access to local, national, and international facilities in achieving these
         goals. The College is committed to computing and network systems that effectively
         meet the needs of its users.

      B. Individuals Students who are granted computing accounts or who use computing
         resources at the College accept the responsibilities that accompany such access. Each
         user is expected to use College accounts and resources for educational, research, or
         administrative purposes; eExcept as otherwise provided in this policy, activities
         unrelated to these purposes are prohibited. Use of computing resources in violation of
         the regulations set forth in this policy will be reviewed through established College
         procedures for student and employee misconduct. Restrictions imposed on usage of
         computer and network systems may be challenged through the same procedures.




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          C. The College is committed to intellectual and academic freedom in connection with
             its computing and network resources. Computers and networks can provide access
             to resources on and off campus, including the ability to communicate with other
             users worldwide. Such open access is a privilege, much like access to books in the
             library, and requires that individual users act responsibly. Use of computing and
             network resources should always be legal and ethical, reflect academic honesty, and
             show restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It should demonstrate
             respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, the
             right to personal privacy, and to the right of individuals to freedom from
             intimidation and harassment.


      D. All federal and state laws, as well as general College regulations and policies, are
         applicable to the use of computing resources. These include, but are not limited to, the
         Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; the Electronic
         Communications Privacy Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510 et seq.; the Arkansas
         Freedom of Information Act, Ark. Code Ann. §§ 25-19-101 et seq.; and state and
         federal compute fraud statutes, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 and Ark. Code Ann. §§ 5-41-101 et
         seq. Illegal reproduction of software and other intellectual property protected by U.S.
         copyright laws and by licensing agreements may result in civil and criminal sanctions.

    II.   Administration of Computing Resources

      A. Privacy of Electronic Files

      1. Users Students do not own accounts on College computers but are granted the privilege
         of exclusive use of their accounts. Use of College computing resources for storage or
         transmission of data does not alter any ownership interest of the user student in that
         data. Users Students are entitled to privacy regarding their computer communications
         and stored data.

      2. College officials will access electronic files, including e-mail files according to the
         following list (non-inclusive):

      a. The user student consents in writing to such access.

      b. There is a valid search warrant or court order, or a request for electronic records that are
         open to public inspection under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.




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       c. There exists an emergency situation in which the physical safety and/or well-being of
          person(s) may be affected or College property may be damaged or destroyed.
          Responsibility for authorizing access rests with the Director of DISS, Vice Chancellor,
          or Chancellor.

       d. There exist reasonable grounds to believe that a violation of law or College policy is
          occurring of has occurred. Access will take place only after a reasonable effort has
          been made to obtain consent. Responsibility for authorizing access rests with the
          Director of DISS, Vice Chancellor, or Chancellor.

       e. Access is necessary for maintenance of computers, networks, data, and storage systems.
          Authorized personnel may routinely monitor and log usage data. In all cases, the
          privacy rights of users students shall be protected to the greatest extent possible.

III. Use of Computing Resources

       A. In General

           This section does not cover every situation involving the proper or improper use of
           College computing resources; however, it does set forth some of the responsibilities
           that a person student accepts if he or she chooses to use those resources. The purpose
           of this section is to establish rules for the benefit of all users students and encourage
           responsible use of computing resources.

       B. Use Without Authorization Prohibited

           1. No one shall (a) connect with or otherwise use any College computer, or modem
              without proper authorization; (b) assist in, encourage, or conceal any unauthorized
              use, or attempted unauthorized use, of any College computer or modem; or (c)
              misrepresent his or her identity or relationship to the College to obtain access to
              computing resources.

           2. Users Students shall use only those computing and network resources that have
              been authorized for their use and must identify computing work with their own
              names or an approved means of identification so that responsibility for the work can
              be determined and users students contacted, if necessary.




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          D. Accounts

            1. Users Students shall use their accounts for the purposes for which they are
               established.

          2. Users Students shall not subvert restrictions associated with their accounts such as
             levels of access.

          3. No one shall give any password for any College computer or network to any
             unauthorized person, nor obtain any other person’s password by any unauthorized
             means. Users Students are responsible for the use of their computer accounts and
             shall not allow others access to their accounts, through sharing passwords or
             otherwise. Users Students should take advantage of system-provided protection
             measures to prevent such access. Users Students are required to logoff when done
             using computer or network resources.

      D. Security and Related Matters

          1. No one student shall (a) knowingly endanger or compromise the security of any
             College computer, network facility, or other computing resource or willfully
             interfere with others’ authorized computer usage, (b) attempt to circumvent data
             protection schemes, uncover security loopholes, or decrypt secure data; (c) modify
             or reconfigure or attempt to modify or reconfigure any software or hardware of any
             College computer or network facility, no matter where located, or to interfere with
             others’ legitimate use of any such computing resource.

          2. No one student shall attempt to access, copy, or destroy programs or files that
             belong to other users or to the College without prior authorization, nor shall anyone
             a student use College computing resources for unauthorized monitoring of
             electronic communications.

          3. No one student shall create, run, install, or knowingly distribute a computer virus,
             Trojan Horse, or other surreptitiously destructive program, e-mail, or data via any
             College computer or network facility, regardless of whether demonstrable harm
             results.




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         4. Users Students shall not place confidential information in computers without
            protecting it appropriately. The College cannot guarantee the privacy of computer
            files, e-mail, or other information stored or transmitted by computer; moreover, the
            College may access such information in accordance with Part II of this policy.

          5. Users Students shall not knowingly or recklessly perform any act that will interfere
             with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or networks and
             shall not intentionally waste or overload computing resources.

      E. Intellectual Property

          No one student shall copy, install, use, or distribute through College computing
          resources any photographs, logos, images, graphics, graphic elements, audio, video,
          software, html markup, data files, or other information in violation of U.S. copyright,
          trademark, or patent laws or applicable licensing agreements. It is the user’s student’s
          responsibility to become familiar with the terms and requirements of any such laws or
          agreements. This subsection does not apply to any material that is in the public
          domain.

      F. User Student Communications

          1. Users Students assume full responsibility for messages that they transmit through
             College computers and network facilities.

            2. No one student shall use the College’s computing resources to transmit fraudulent,
                defamatory, or obscene messages, or any material prohibited by law.

          3. No one student shall use the College’s computing and network resources to: (a)
             annoy, harass, threaten, intimidate, terrify, or offend another person by conveying
             offensive language or images or threats of bodily harm to the recipient or the
             recipient’s immediate family; (b) repeatedly contact another person to annoy or
             harass, whether or not any actual message is communicated, and the recipient has
             expressed a desire for the contact to cease; (c) repeatedly contact another person
             regarding a matter for which one does not have a legal right to communicate (such
             as debt collection), once the recipient has provided reasonable notice that he or she
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                 administrative, or related pursuits of another person; or (e) invade the privacy,
                 academic or otherwise, of another person or threaten such an invasion. 

          4. Users Students shall comply with this policy as well as the regulations and policies
             of newsgroups, lists, and other public forums through which they disseminate
             messages.

          5. Users Students shall not (a) initiate or propagate electronic chain letters; (b) engage
             in spamming or other indiscriminate mass mailings to newsgroups, mailing lists, or
             individuals; (c) forge communications to make them appear to originate from
             another person, e.g., spoofing; or (d) engage in resource-intensive activities
             unrelated to College functions, e.g., online role playing games (RPGs), listening to
             internet radio stations, connecting to any peer-to-peer file sharing network, etc.

      G. Priority in Use of Computing Facilities

          1. In College libraries and general-access computer labs, or in any other environment
             in which users must share computing resources, priority shall be given to users
             engaged in activities directly related to the College’s mission, e.g., completing
             course assignments or engaging in research. The libraries and computer labs may
             adopt regulations to implement this policy and to encourage cooperation among
             users of the same equipment.

         5. Use of electronic messaging systems for non-course work is not permitted in
            libraries and general-access computer labs when others are waiting to use the
            equipment.


IV. Enforcement of Sanctions

      A. System administrators are responsible for protecting the system and users from abuses
         of this policy. Pursuant to this duty, system administrator may (1) formally or
         informally discuss the matter with the offending party, (2) temporarily revoke or
         modify access privileges, or (3) refer the matter to the appropriate disciplinary
         authority.




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       B. Any violation of this policy may result in the revocation or suspension of access
          accessprivileges.Imposition of such a sanction is within the discretion of the DISS or
          the appropriate academic or administrative unit.

      C. Any violation of this policy is misconduct for purposes of the student code of conduct,
         theCollege personnel policies and may be punished accordingly.

      D. Any offense that violates local, state, or federal laws may result in the immediate loss
         of all College computing and network privileges and may be referred to the appropriate
         College disciplinary authority and/or law enforcement agencies.




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    SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY


Goal: The goal of this policy is to provide timely and appropriate notification, in compliance
with state and federal legislation, regarding registered sex offenders on campus. Specific details
of any notification will be determined on a case-by-case basis as described below.

Authority: The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601) {(42 U.S.C., 14071j and 20
U.S.C, 1092(f) (1) (I)} is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000. This law provides for the
tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education.
This act requires sex offenders who are required by law to register in a state, to also provide
notice of each institution of higher education in that State where the person is employed; carries
on a vocation, or is a student. This law also requires that institutions of higher education issue a
statement advising the campus community of the availability of this information. Further, Ark.
Code Ann. § 12-12-913(b) provides that “local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction
shall disclose, in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the [Arkansas] Sex Offenders
Assessment Committee, relevant and necessary information regarding offenders to the public
when the disclosure is relevant and necessary for public protection.” Finally, effective September
1, 2003, Arkansas Act 330 of 2003, codified at Ark. Code Ann. § 12-12-913(j)-(k), provides that
certain information regarding particular categories of offenders shall be public, and that such
information shall be provided on the State of Arkansas home page by the Arkansas
Crime Information Center (ACIC) by January 1, 2004.

In addition, Arkansas Act 330 of 2003 makes it unlawful for a Level 3 or Level 4 registered sex
offender to reside within 2,000 feet of property on which any public or private elementary or
secondary school or daycare facility is located. All University-operated residential facilities on
the University campus fall within this restriction.

Notification Procedures: The Dean Vice Chancellor of Academics shall have primary
responsibility for preparing and carrying out a notification plan that is appropriate with regard to
specific registered sex offenders enrolled in, attending or employed by Cossatot Community
College of the University of Arkansas. In order to assist local police in applying the state
guidelines to the University setting, the Dean Vice Chancellor of Academics or her/his designee,
will convene a standing Community Notification Committee. The Dean Vice Chancellor or
designee, in collaboration with other appropriate college officials, will convene the committee
when necessary. This committee shall be representative of appropriate college components
involved in student and/or employee matters.




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This committee will include the below listed offices and personnel or their designees: Dean Vice
Chancellor of Academics, Academic Council, the Director of the Physical Plant, the Dean Vice
Chancellor of Business Services, and the department of Human Resources. The Office of
General Counsel will serve as legal advisor to the Committee.

The purpose of this committee shall be to develop general guidelines and practices concerning
notification procedures and in determining the extent and method of notification that may be
appropriate with regard to specific offenders in compliance with state and federal law and
consistent with the educational mission of the College.

Written guidelines (by campus location) and the notification plan for each offender will be
maintained in the Office of the Division Chair Director of Student Services and with the local
police departments. Determinations regarding notifications will be made by Division Chair
Director of Student Services, in consultation with the Committee and other appropriate campus
officials (e.g., head of the affected unit), law enforcement officials, or treatment specialists on a
case-by-case basis and shall be guided by the offender’s risk assessment level in accordance with
guidelines established by the Arkansas Sex Offenders Assessment Committee.




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                                 STUDENT PERSONNEL

                       STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION


                            Students4Students Action Committee

       The Students4Students Action Committee at Cossatot Community College of the
University of Arkansas functions as an interface between students and the administration.
Purposes of the Committee are: to allow the students on all campuses better representation in
recommending policies, procedures, and activities that directly affect them; and to promote
leadership and entrepreneurial ideas for better citizenship. Representatives from each county
campus make up the Tri-County Committee for a total of 21 student members.

      A representative of the Students4Students Action Committee serves on the Student
Appeals Committee.

       The Students4Students Action Committee members may from time to time be requested
to appoint a member to an ad hoc governance committee when the deliberation of the committee
would be enhanced by student advice.

        The Tri-County Students4Students Action Committee shall meet twice a semester at a
regularly scheduled time during the day in an AV room so that all campuses may participate. The
county campus committees will meet at least four times a semester on a schedule that best suits
the county campus and its planned activities.




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                                     STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas staff believes that activities
outside the classroom enrich, supplement, and provide a testing ground for classroom learning.
These activities offer opportunities for social growth and for the development of values,
appreciations, and insight. The faculty seeks to provide an environment in which students may
become self-disciplined, self-reliant, and socially sensitive individuals.

       Students at CCCUA have the opportunity to become members of several clubs and
organizations. They may participate in any college activity for which they are eligible. All
student organizations have faculty sponsors and are responsible to the Chancellor or designee.


                                     NEW ORGANIZATIONS

       A group of students may establish a recognized organization at the College by taking the
following steps:

        (1)      Draft a Statement of Purpose of the organization and show how the organization
                 will help carry out the mission of the College.

        (2)      Draft a set of by-laws for the organization showing how the organization will help
                 carry out the mission of the College.

        (3)      Draft an annual plan of activities and services the students will participate in to
                 further their development, support the College, and/or provide a service to the
                 community.

        (4)      Receive the approval of the Students4Students Action Committee, the Chancellor,
                 and the Board of Visitors. A student group must receive approval by the Board of
                 Visitors before it is recognized as a college supported, sponsored, or recognized
                 club or organization.




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                                                             BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 543



                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                 ACTIVITIES OF STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS


       Activities, other than club business meetings, will be recommended to the Director of
Student Services Dean and approved by the Chancellor prior to the club activity commencing.
Club activities will not take place at a time the participating students are to be in class. Class
time may not be used for social or fundraising activities.

        Social and fundraising activities will be scheduled so they do not interfere with the
instructional program of the College or disrupt classes or office routines.

       The Chancellor may place selected social events on the annual calendar in which classes
are dismissed for the purpose of specific student activities, for example, Spring Fling.




September 29, 2003
July 30, 2001


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                                                                     COLLEGE POLICY 544



                                  STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                PATENT AND COPYRIGHT


       It is the policy of the College that a All activities sponsored by the College or held on
College property that must follow the current Copyright Act in that proper written permission,
public performance rights, or the purchase of a license from the copyright owner has been
obtained before any material that holds copyright is used for public showing.
       Fair use is excluded from “public” viewings of works that are open to the public for
which anyone can attend or are on public property to a group of individuals.




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	        	      	   	      	     	      	         	   BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 549



                               STUDENT PERSONNEL

                    MANAGEMENT OF INTERNAL ACCOUNTS


       Any student club or organization that handles money must deposit the money in the
Student Activity Account at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.
Records are kept and funds are dispersed, assuring compliance with all applicable state
requirements.




July 30, 2001


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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 551



                                  STUDENT PERSONNEL

                    GIFTS TO THE COLLEGE FROM STUDENT GROUPS


       Student organizations may wish to present the College with a gift of funds, equipment, or
materials. Such gifts may be accepted from the College organization when they are deemed
appropriate to carry out the mission and purpose of the institution.




March 31, 2008
November 29, 2004
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                                                                      COLLEGE POLICY 560



                                   STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                  HEALTH CERTIFICATE


        All nursing and allied health students must submit to and have a negative drug screen.


                            IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS


       Students are required to meet the requirements of the current Rules and Regulations of
the Arkansas Department of Health. Students enrolled only in internet classes are exempt from
this policy. Some programs of study may require students to provide proof of additional
immunizations.




March 31, 2008
November 29, 2004
July 30, 2001



                                               143
                                                             BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 562



                                     STUDENT PERSONNEL

                STUDENT ILLNESS OR INJURY ACCIDENT INSURANCE


        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas provides accident insurance
for all students while enrolled at Cossatot to cover accidents which occur on campus or while
involved in College supervised activities. The carrier for this insurance will only pay reasonable
and customary rates for medical services for injuries received on College campus or on a College
supervised field trip. The student will be held liable for any charges above the reasonable and
customary rate charged by doctors and hospitals. In order to ensure proper coverage:

         1.     Accidents must be reported immediately to an instructor and/or supervisor. The
                accident report must be completely filled out and signed.

         2.     Upon the initial visit to a hospital or physician, the student should inform them
                that he/she has student accident insurance through Cossatot Community College
                of the University of Arkansas and that the carrier will only pay reasonable and
                customary rates.

         3.     If the student has other insurance, student accident insurance will be secondary
                coverage. If the student has no other insurance, the student accident insurance
                will be the primary coverage.




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                                                            BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 563



                                  STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES


        Any vehicle parked in driveways or in any manner that disrupts the normal flow of
campus traffic or is otherwise detrimental to campus facilities or property is subject to removal
at the owner's expense.

      Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is not responsible for
damaged or stolen vehicles while parked on College property or for the contents therein.




March 28, 2005
July 30, 2001


                                              145
                                                                  BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 565



                                        STUDENT PERSONNEL

                                       SEXUAL HARASSMENT


       Harassment on the basis of sex is illegal and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, as amended. This policy defines sexual harassment and establishes a procedure
whereby alleged sexually harassed faculty, staff, and students may lodge a complaint
immediately and confidentially.

1.      Policy

        (a)         Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is committed to the
                    maintenance of a working and academic environment free from all forms of
                    sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a violation of College policy as well as
                    state and federal law and is neither permitted nor condoned.

        (b)         It is also a violation of Cossatot Community College's policy against sexual
                    harassment for any employee or student at the College to attempt in any way to
                    retaliate against a person who makes a claim of sexual harassment.

        (c)         Any individual found to have violated the College's policy against sexual
                    harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including, but not
                    limited to, reprimand, suspension, termination, or expulsion. Any disciplinary
                    action taken will depend upon the severity of the offense.

2.      Definition

        Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors,
        and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

        (a)         Submission to, or toleration of, such conduct on or off campus is made a term or
                    condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other College activities;

        (b)         Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for
                    evaluation in making employment or academic decisions affecting the individual;
                    or




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                                                                  BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 565
                                                                                  Continued

        (c)         Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an
                    individual's academic or employment performance or creating an intimidating,
                    hostile, or offensive college environment.



                                           SEXUAL ASSAULT

1.      Policy

        (a)         It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to
                    prohibit sexual assault and to prevent sex offenses committed against students,
                    employees, visitors to the campus, and other persons who use College facilities.

        (b)         Sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is
                    prohibited by College policy and is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by
                    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by Title IX of the Education
                    Amendments of 1972. Sexual assault is also a crime defined by the Arkansas
                    criminal code.

2.      Definitions

        (a)         Sexual assault may include any involuntary sexual act in which a person is
                    threatened, coerced, or forced to engage in against her or his will. Sexual assault
                    may be committed by a stranger or by an acquaintance.

        (b)         Acts defined as sexual assault include rape, date rape, acquaintance rape, and
                    gang rape, but may also include sexual touching of another person against his or
                    her will, and forcing an unwilling person to touch another person sexually.

        (c)         Sexual assault occurs when such acts are committed by force, threat, or
                    intimidation, or through the use of the victim’s mental or physical helplessness, of
                    which the assailant was aware or should have been aware.




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                                                             BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 701



                         BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                         STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES


        WHEREAS, the success or failure of Cossatot Community College of the University of
Arkansas in fulfilling its role as defined in the mission statement is dependent upon many
factors, including the operation of business functions of the institution in a professional manner;
and,

       WHEREAS, the Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University of
Arkansas fully understands the importance of making all employees of the College and the
general public aware of the emphasis the Board places upon conducting the business of the
College in a manner above reproach; and,

       WHEREAS, the Board desires to officially declare its commitment to such a business
environment; NOW THEREFORE,

         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF VISITORS OF COSSATOT COMMUNITY
COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS that it shall be the policy of Cossatot
Community College of the University of Arkansas to adhere to state laws, policies, procedures,
rules, regulations, and other directives applicable to institutions of higher education

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors hereby charges the Chancellor
of the College and his administrative staff with the responsibility of developing operating
procedures in accordance with the intent of this resolution. The Chancellor shall present to this
board proposed policy statements in areas where he/she feels a board policy is needed.




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                                                            BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 702



                           BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                    BUDGETARY PROCESS


      It shall be the policy of the Board to adhere to the budgetary process as prescribed by the
Department of Finance and Administration, the Department of Higher Education, and the
Arkansas General Assembly as applicable to institutions of higher education.

        The Chancellor and Dean of Business and Administrative Services Vice Chancellor for
Business Services are delegated the responsibility of designing procedures for the full
implementation of such a budgetary process. The Board of Visitors will be fully informed and
the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees shall approve the annual budget prior to its
submission to the Department of Higher Education. Biannual appropriation requests submitted
to the Department of Higher Education shall be approved by the Board prior to submittal.

       Generally accepted accounting procedures, the National Association of College Business
Officers, and the North Central Association mandate the implementation of departmental
budgeting. The Board of Visitors concur with the concept of departmental budgeting as
necessary for the efficient and effective managing of this institution.

        The Chancellor and Dean of Business and Administrative Services Vice Chancellor for
Business Services are hereby directed to establish such a budgetary process working with the
appropriate staff personnel. Departmental budgets shall be approved by the Board annually. The
Board shall annually be apprised of actual departmental expenditures in comparison with the
budget.

        The Dean of Business and Administrative Services Vice Chancellor for business Services
shall present summary financial updates at each Board meeting in an appropriate format.

         Board Policy 106 also applies to this process.




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                                                              BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 718	



                           BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                            USAGE OF INSTITUTIONAL ASSETS


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors hereby
declares that institutional assets are to be utilized for the sole purpose of aiding Cossatot
Community College of the University of Arkansas in achieving its stated mission. It is
determined that any other usage would be a violation of state law, rendering null and void the
insurance policies safeguarding assets or protecting the College from potential liability.

       Usage of College assets by governmental, quasi-governmental, and private non-profit
educational institutions is appropriate when such usage is in harmony with the stated mission of
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and does not conflict with scheduled
College activities nor subject the College to potential liability.

       College vehicles shall be operated by employees of the institution only. Passengers shall
be employees, students, and guests of the institution. In the event that an institutional vehicle is
being utilized by an employee attending an out-of-town function, an accompanying spouse will
be permitted to operate the vehicle, provided permission is requested in writing and approved by
the Dean of Business and Administrative Services Vice Chancellor for Business Services and
applicable liability waiver forms are obtained.

        Lending of other moveable assets of the College shall be governed by procedures to be
established by the Chancellor.

      Employees of the College shall not utilize the assets of the College in any manner by
which personal gain shall accrue to the employee. This shall include office machinery,
computers, software, technical equipment, etc.

         Board Policy 425 also applies to this operation.




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                                                                BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 722



                          BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                   DEPOSITORY OF FUNDS


          Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors hereby
declares as policy that depositories for institutional funds shall be approved annually. The Board
shall approve a listing of financial institutions designated as depositories for institutional funds at
its first meeting following the beginning of a new fiscal year. Such a list shall be permissive; the
actual usage of such depositories is deemed an administrative decision and shall be exercised by
the Chancellor of the College in consultation with the Dean of Business and Administrative
Services Vice Chancellor for Business Services, taking into consideration the best financial
interests of the College, community relations, and statuary requirements.

        Depositories will be asked to give pledges furnish collateral any time funds exceed the
FDIC limit $100,000 in for checking accounts or certificates of deposit. If pledges are not
allocated, collateralization cannot be obtained, unsecured monies will be placed with another
depository.

The Board shall be advised of any significant shift in depository patterns by the institution at the
first regular Board meeting following such a shift.




July 30, 2001


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                                                          BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 725



                        BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                  REVENUES -- GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS


        The Board of Visitors hereby authorizes the Chancellor of the College or his designees
the authority to accept gifts and donations on behalf of the College.

      The authority to enter into or apply for grants or contracts is bestowed upon the
Chancellor or the Chancellor's designees.




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                                                                     COLLEGE POLICY 730



                       BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                PURCHASING POLICIES


A.      Purchasing Policy - General

It shall be the policy of the Board that all purchases made by the College shall be made in
accordance with applicable state laws and in a business manner reflecting favorably on this
institution.

Vice Chancellor for Business Services is designated as the primary position with the
responsibility for the implementation of procedures to accomplish this policy.

The Board directs that an appropriate approval procedure be developed ensuring that all
purchases be reviewed by the appropriate division/dean prior to any obligation being incurred on
the part of the College.

The Board further directs that all purchases be reviewed for compliance with state laws and
procedures prior to being incurred.

The Board further resolves that the Department of Finance and Administration Office of
Accounting’s Financial Management Guide be adopted as the official accounting procedures
manual for Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. The procedures therein
for requisitions, purchase orders, payment approval and processing, travel allowance
reimbursements, etc., are to be implemented into the operating procedures of Cossatot
Community College of the University of Arkansas.

Additionally, state purchasing procedures and laws as contained in the Office of State
Procurement Law and Regulations Manual shall serve as the standard operating procedures for
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas in the procurement of goods and
services. The College shall issue Purchasing Standards and Guidelines to all employees of the
college for guidance during the purchasing process. Among these guidelines, are information on
proper Contracting Authority, the Procurement Process, Dollar Thresholds for Signatures,
Gratuity and Kickbacks, and Violations of the procedures.




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                                                                        COLLEGE POLICY 730
                                                                                  Continued

It is a breach of ethical standards for an employee of the college to accept a gratuity or any other
type of kickback in connection with a decision during the procurement process that would
influence the outcome of the purchase and allow the employee to personally gain from the
transaction. Any acceptance of these gratuities or kickbacks by a college employee is grounds
for immediate dismissal.

B.      Promotional Items

A promotional item is merchandise that has monetary value and is intended to be given to
recipients as a means to promote a particular program or institutional goodwill. The item may or
may not identify the program or institution. Promotional items must be specifically identified
and approved by the funding agency, whether it is the College or an outside agency supporting
the College. The administrator in charge of the specific program or institution must verify that
the promotional item is authorized by the funding party and meets the funding agency’s rules,
regulations, guidelines, or statutes. Any unauthorized purchases of promotional materials shall
constitute misuse of College/agency funds with appropriate disciplinary action.

All purchases of promotional materials shall be reviewed by the Director of Marketing prior to
approval by the Chancellor.

C.      Printing Services and Items (amendment 54 Items)

Printing is a service that requires special purchasing procedures. These procedures are strictly
governed by Arkansas Law and the Office of Procurement. All amendment 54 items must be bid
no matter what the amount of the requested purchase. Exceptions to the bidding process for these
services and items are use of state contracts, printing in-house, or use of printing services by
another state agency.




January 25, 2010
November 19, 2007
May 23, 2005
July 30, 2001


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                                                                 BOARD	COLLEGE	POLICY	738	



                         BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors hereby
adopts by reference the travel policies and procedures of the State of Arkansas for state
employees as Board policy.

        Employees are expected to utilize institutionally-owned vehicles for official travel. If no
College vehicle is available, prior approval of the use of the employee’s personal vehicle is
required. Employees utilizing personal vehicles for official travel shall provide proof of
insurance in the minimum amounts, as required by state regulations. The College will reimburse
for official miles driven only. The College assumes no responsibility for any maintenance,
insurance, operational costs, accidents or fines incurred by the owner of the vehicle while on
official business for the State.

        Employees are expected to abide by the driving laws of the state in which they are
traveling, and in no event will the institution defray the cost involved for the employee's failure
to do so.

       Employees may also be reimbursed for other travel expenses for lodging, meals, etc.
Employees will be reimbursed in accordance with the maximum in- and out-of-state rates, except
in exceptional circumstances, as determined by the Dean of Business and Administrative
Services Vice Chancellor for Business Services of the College. Such determination shall be
made in writing prior to the travel, and a copy of such determination shall be attached to the
employee's reimbursement request.




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                                                                      COLLEGE POLICY 743




	

                         BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                    OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CHECKS


       It is the policy of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas to write off
outstanding or stale-dated checks written to vendors that are older than one year. This write-off
occurs at the end of each fiscal year before preparation of financial statements. A report of
Unclaimed Property will be submitted to the State of Arkansas each year and any eligible
balances will be remitted with the report.

        Other checks older than one month will be compared with the voided check file to
determine if they were voided and not recorded as such. The bank reconciliation will be adjusted
for the old outstanding checks and unrecorded voided checks. If possible, the charges will be
reversed out of the original accounts that were expensed.




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                                                                      COLLEGE POLICY 745



                         BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                FISCAL REPORTS / AUDITS


       The Vice Chancellor for Business Services shall cause to be prepared and presented at
each regularly scheduled board meeting such financial reports as are necessary to apprise the
Board of the financial status of the College. Such reports shall provide information as to the
College's current expenditure status in comparison to appropriations for the current fiscal year.

        The Board will be apprised of the amounts of monies deposited on behalf of the College
in the various financial institutions and the state treasury.

        Financial statements shall be presented to the Board for its review prior to submission to
the state, when required by the State Department of Higher Education.

        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is audited by the Division of
Legislative Audit. As part of the University of Arkansas System, the college’s financials, once
audited, will be consolidated with the rest of the UA System. Then Division of Legislative Audit
will issue an Audit Report for the entire UA System.




January 25, 2010
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                                                         BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 755



                        BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                                      INSURANCE


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors hereby
declares Board policy to encompass the active participation in the insurance programs of the
University of Arkansas System.

       Currently available through such office, Cossatot is participating in the following
coverages:

                     Vehicular Liability and Damage
                     Building and Contents

        Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Board of Visitors hereby
declares Board policy to encompass the active participation in the insurance programs of the
State of Arkansas as administered by the Office of Risk Management. CCCUA currently
participates in the Employee Blanket Fidelity Bond.




May 23, 2005
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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 776



                         BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                              FIRE AND HEALTH HAZARDS


        The Board of Visitors of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
believes that the workplace/school environment should pose no threat to the employees, students,
or visitors to this institution. Fundamental to that belief is the adoption of Board policy
providing that the College shall adhere to Department of Labor, OSHA, Department of Health,
and other regulatory agency guidelines concerning safety and health of individuals.

        Cossatot shall have established procedures for emergencies such as fire, tornado, toxic
leaks, etc.

       Cossatot attempts to maintain all hazardous material in approved containers in
accordance with manufacturer’s prescribed directions.

       The College’s Disaster and Safety Committee commits to present timely safety and
emergency preparedness training at in-service and monthly faculty/staff meetings when
appropriate.




July 25, 2005
July 30, 2001


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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 780



                           BUSINESS AND OPERATING POLICIES

                    CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING, AND RENOVATIONS


       Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, as a part of the University of
Arkansas System, is exempt from State Building Services. Cossatot Community College of the
University of Arkansas must follow the rules and procedures set forth in the University of
Arkansas Capital Construction Policies and Procedures Handbook in all construction, building,
and renovation projects.

         Procedures detailed therein include:

                Project Approval – locally and UA Board level
                Project Funding
                Architect Selection
                Design standards, reviews, and approvals
                Formal Bidding
                Awarding of Projects
                Payment Processing
                Site Inspections




July 25, 2005
May 23, 2005
July 30, 2001


                                                160
                                                              BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 801




                                 COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                         STATEMENT OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES


        It shall be the policy of the Board of Visitors to keep the area communities informed of
the objectives, achievements, needs, and conditions of the College. The Chancellor or his/her
designee shall be responsible for initiating and administering a continuous program of
communication between Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and the
general public of the service area. In discharging this responsibility, all available media shall be
utilized.




July 30, 2001


                                                161
                                                             BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 802



                                 COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                             BOARD OF VISITORS MEETING


        In order to help fulfill the statement of guiding principles, meetings of the Board of
Visitors shall be open to the public, except upon those occasions when the Board goes into
executive session to consider matters of a confidential nature dealing with personnel, property, or
pending litigation.




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                                               162
                                                              BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 803



                                 COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                           BOARD - COMMUNITY RELATIONS


       It shall be the expressed policy of the Board of Visitors to actively cooperate with official
area community agencies and organizations concerned with the betterment of students, staff, and
community as a whole. welfare of students.




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                                                163
                                                         BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 804



                               COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                  RELEASES TO NEWS MEDIA - BOARD MATTERS


       It shall be the policy of the Board to have news releases prepared pertaining to Board
matters and to disseminate such releases to all news media in the area.




July 30, 2001


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	        	       	    	      	      	       	         	    BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 805



                                 COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                RELEASES TO NEWS MEDIA - INTERNAL COLLEGE NEWS


       It shall be the policy of the Board to have news releases prepared on internal matters of
the College and to disseminate such releases to all news media in the area as determined
appropriate by the Chancellor of the College.




July 30, 2001


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                                                                           COLLEGE POLICY 830


                                   COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                                        USE OF FACILITIES


A.       Eligible Organizations

         Since the facilities of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas are
         public, it is the policy of the Board to encourage the use of the facilities by citizens of the
         area. Those organizations eligible to use the facilities will be limited to bona fide
         organizations of the area that are contributors to the social, cultural, or recreational life of
         the community. Organizations applying for use of facilities may be charged a fee if the
         College incurs other than ordinary costs.

B.       Use for Private Profit

         Facilities of the College may be used by for-profit organizations upon payment of an
         appropriate rental. The rental schedule shall be established by the Vice Chancellor for
         Facilities and Planning.

C.       Applications for Use (Other than Barbara Horn Civic Center and the Cossatot
         Amphitheatre)

         Application forms for use of facilities other than the Barbara Horn Civic Center and the
         Cossatot Amphitheatre shall be completed by both profit and non-profit organizations.
         The application shall be filed with the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor who shall
         classify the organization, determine whether or not the facility has an available room, and
         contact the organization to let them know availability and the applicable fee (if required).
         Priority for use of facilities shall be with the classes or internal organizations of the
         College. Fees are to be paid directly to the Business Office.

D.       Application for use of the Barbara Horn Civic Center and the Cossatot
         Amphitheatre

         Application forms for use of the Barbara Horn Civic Center and the Cossatot
         Amphitheatre shall be completed through the office of Public Services and Workforce
         Education.




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                                                                          COLLEGE POLICY 830
                                                                                    Continued


E.       Saturday and Sunday Use

         Facilities of the area may be used on Saturdays and Sundays according to procedures
         approved by the College Chancellor and implemented by the Dean Vice Chancellor of
         Facilities and Planning.


F.       Gratuities to Personnel Prohibited

         No gratuities shall be paid to school personnel by organizations using the facilities.

G.       Supervision by College Personnel

         Supervision of the use of facilities shall be accomplished by appropriate College
         personnel as designated by the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Vice Chancellor of
         Facilities and Planning.




July 28, 2008
July 25, 2005
July 30, 2001


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                                                            BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 850



                                COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                 CITIZENS’ ASSISTANCE TO COLLEGE PERSONNEL


        The Board of Visitors encourages the use of community resources and citizens to assist in
furthering the educational program of the College. One of the greatest resources available may
be found in the citizens of the area communities who have special knowledge and particular
talents to contribute to the educational program.

      The use of outside personnel and resources will be under regulations approved by the
Chancellor.




July 30, 2001


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                                                           BOARD COLLEGE POLICY 851



                               COMMUNITY RELATIONS

                  UNLAWFUL TRESPASS ON COLLEGE PROPERTY


       No person shall allow, cause, or permit the operation or use of motorcycles, mini-bikes,
go-carts, or other motorized vehicles on school property, other than those used for ordinary
transportation or instructional purposes.

       No person shall allow, cause, or permit livestock on school property without appropriate
College approval.

      Any violations of the foregoing may result in legal actions taken by the College
Chancellor to protect College property or safeguard the College's liability.




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Board of Visitors Meeting- December 6, 2010
Action Item No. 4. Ratify the employment of Bethany Brantley as Lead ABC Classroom
Teacher at De Queen Childcare.

1.    Background information:

      The Lead ABC Classroom Teacher resigned leaving the position open.



2.    Why action is needed at this time:

      This is the first Board of Visitors meeting since Mrs. Brantley was offered the
      position.



3.    Chancellor's Recommendation:

       It is recommended that the Board of Visitors ratify the employment of Bethany
       Brantley as Lead ABC Teacher of De Queen Childcare Center on a twelve month
      salary of $25,880.


4.    Board of Visitors Action:




             Motion by: _____________________________

             Seconded by: ___________________________

             Yeas __________          Nays __________




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                           BETHANY BARFIELD BRANTLEY
       152 Barfield Lane Gillham, Arkansas 71841 (870)-386-2000 bbrantley@cccua.edu


                                           OBJECTIVE
To utilize my skills, abilities, and knowledge in a challenging and stimulating work environment.


                                    EDUCATION
Southern Arkansas University: Bachelors of Science in Education on May 8 2009. GPA 3.89
Cossatot Community College U of A: Associate of Arts degree December 2003. GPA 3.87.


                                      CORE STRENGTHS
      Supporter of offering hands-on and cooperative environments within the classroom such
       as learning stations
      Demonstrated experience with developing literacy and math skills and student/staff
       rapport
      Personable, articulate, and professional; compassionate and positive towards achieving
       curriculum goals
      Foster learning strengths in group work, social interaction, character building, and
       problem solving skills
      Strong ability to manage time and multi-task; proficient in planning and scheduling
      Energetic, organized, positive, and self motivated with the ability to speak and write
       effectively
      Unique ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments


                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Tutor: Cossatot Community College U of A: DeQueen/ Nashville, Ar.               06/10-Present
    Tutor college level students with curriculum and other materials to meet students'
       individual needs.
    Collaborate with coordinators, faculty, division chairs, and staff members to assess the
       student’s needs and how best to address them.
    Help direct students to correct departments when assistance is needed in other areas.
    Create and implement curriculum for College Reading Hybrid course.

Intern/Substitute Teacher: Wickes Elementary School: Wickes, Ar.                  01/09-11/09
    Created and implemented lesson plans in Reading, Math, Grammar, Spelling, Writing,
       Science, and Social Studies that were in tuned with the frameworks and discipline as a
       whole under the supervision of Cooperating Teacher, J. Whisenhunt.
     Implemented a positive discipline plan which promoted student responsibility, problem
       solving skills, and student accountability.
    Lessons involved cooperative learning, language experience approach, hands-on/minds-
       on experiences, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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Paraprofessional/Library Assistant: Eagletown Ele. Schools, Eagletown, Ok.: 08/05-08/08
    Taught Kindergarten-Fourth grade Direct Instruction Reading.
    Graded and recorded papers, made lesson plans, produced special projects.
    Assisted in running the library by checking in and out books, inventory, ordering,
      producing circulation records, giving tests, and other librarian duties.
    Assisted in computer lab by helping teachers and students study computers.
    Taught Intermediate Math to grades Fifth-Seventh.
    Taught Fifth grade Science for one year.
    Completed lessons on various children's books, poems, and themes.
    Assisted in DIBELS testing.



                      Excellent References Provided Upon Request.




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COSSATOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS



       BOARD OF VISITORS




        INFORMATION ITEMS




           December 6, 2010




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           GRANTS REPORT FOR CCCUA BOARD MEETING 06 DEC 2010
                  Submitted by Mark W. Riley, Director of Grants
STATUS:
    Submitted membership application to “TechSoup”, which will enable us to receive donations
of software and some hardware from their corporate partners. Also pursuing donations from
other charitable sources.
GRANT APPLICATIONS:
 November, 2010
 Submitted To                          For / Notes                         Amt. Req’d Amt.
                                                                                           Rec’d
   11/4/2010 Wish You Well             Ashdown AdEd-GED tutor                 $9,788.80          $0.00
                     1
               Fdtn.                   salary
   11/4/2010 Dr. Scholl Fdtn. 2        Ashdown AdEd-GED tutor                $23,002.00          $0.00
                                       salaries
 11/19/2010 AESP                       Welding Simulator -                  $100,000.00          $0.00
                                       resubmission
                        3
 11/19/2010 NGLC                        Pre-proposal for AMP
                       4
               AHTD                    D-N Transit Grant
                                       TOTALS                               $132,790.80          $0.00
Notes:
1.             Wish You Well board will hold its quarterly meeting in December, so we should
               have a reply before the end of January.
2.             Dr. Scholl grant does not close until March, so we will not have a reply until early
               summer.
3.             NGLC-AMP is the “Academic Mastery Program” which will replace our current
               Math and English remediation courses. Funding amounts have not yet been
               specified, but this request is for space renovations and equipment to establish
               dedicated computer labs for our remediation efforts.
4.             Still working on a transit grant to carry workers to the Husqvarna plant in
               Nashville. Will be completed or handed off to a third party before Christmas.

GRANTS TO BE SOUGHT:
Title III     This very complex grant is underway. Plans are to submit an application in Feb.
              2011 for funding in October. Input from multiple sources is coming in.
CAMP          This application will be re-worked and submitted prior to the next deadline.
SSS           Our score on the last Student Support Services grant (SSS) was well below the
              cut-off for funding. This TRIO grant will be re-worked.
Talent Search We are considering pursuing this TRIO grant, which seeks to give schoolage
              children the mindset that attending college is a given, not an option. This program
              would be in addition to our Upward Bound program.
Verizon       The Verizon Foundation (verizonfoundation.org) helps “people to increase their
              literacy and educational achievement”. We will pursue a grant on behalf of the
              Learning Centers on each campus to purchase software from AskOnline or
              Tutor.com, which are more user-friendly than software we are presently using.
              Application period reopens in January; documentation is being collected and a
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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                     September 20, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Mike Kinkade, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Milton
         Higginbotham, Barbara Lacefield, Maria Parker, Tammy Coleman, Scott Post, Mark
         Riley, and Alisha Lewis

        David shared the work order list for DISS. David is experiencing better communications
with the Adivsor Track folks. We are still on target for spring registration on October 25th. The
elmo wireless units are not in for the AV rooms. David suggested that it might be more
convenient to have the elmos on a portable cart like the Tegrity units. They could be rolled out of
the way when not needed.
        Scott reported that we are one of the few two-year colleges that have enrollment
increases. Due to the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship the four-year colleges are experiencing
larger enrollment increases.
        Maria presented an updated academic calendar for Fall 2011 and announced plans for
Fall 2011 in-service to have two half days conducted on Fridays in the month of October. This
would allow the faculty return day to be backed up one day later in August. Maria shared the
degree plan for the PTA/OTA program. Alisha has a survey out to find out which degree plan
will be offered. The plan is to begin offering the theory courses in the Fall of 2011 and the
clinical available in the Spring of 2012. This program will be offered at the Ashdown site. The
target date for radio/television project is May of 2012.
        The council went over some of the board policies in the 400 and 500 series. With some
minor changes these will be recommend to the Board of Visitors for approval on September 27th.
These changes will make the policies more in line with the college mission statement and
provide the foundation for our new Five Year Strategic Plan.
        Steve announced there is interest in some outside companies and individuals providing
some dormitories/apartments for our students. ARE-ON with BTOP Funding will provide fiber
connections for all the colleges in the state. Steve shared information on Achieving The Dream
from the years 2003-2007 showing student achievement.
        George Hopkins will be on campus next Tuesday for a meeting with Steve and Charlotte
regarding the Teacher Retirement System. We may be able to save some funds for the college
with regard to our adjuncts who are participating in Teacher Retirement.
        Maria advised that the Resource Scheduler training that was scheduled for last Friday
will be conducted at a later date. Mark is continuing work on the transit study for Sevier County.
He will be getting some technical assistance from a consultant, Charles Rutkowski, with the
Community Transportation Association of America.
        Minutes of the September 13th meeting were approved as read.
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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                     September 27, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Mike Kinkade, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Brenda Morris,
         Milton Higginbotham, Barbara Lacefield, Maria Parker, Scott Post, Alisha Lewis

         David handed out copies of the DISS Work Orders list which is beginning to shrink. Josh
is working on the Advisor Track. We now have a code and hopefully it will be ready next week.
David is working on a grant for the college to have a portal that will allow students access to
everything with one pass word. Thursday’s power outage caused some delays in the work Tony
was doing on the controllers in Nashville. Josh will get an update on the problems with Kay
Thornton’s computer.
         Scott asked the council about identification for undocumented students. Last week a
person could not take a test in the Assessment Center in Nashville because they did not have any
identification. Personal picture identification cards may be obtained at the revenue office. Alisha
suggested that undocumented persons can go through the Mexican Consulate Office in Little
Rock and obtain personal identification that is authentic and is fraudulent proof. Steve suggested
that Scott, Charlotte, and Maria meet as a committee to find the best solution for our
our students to have some form of picture identification. It would be nice if the identification had
a bar code for use at the library, bookstore, and the new café when it opens.
         Mike brought information on how some of the two year colleges organize and conduct
their intramural sports. After some discussion it was decided that we would not join any leagues,
but we could still allow our students to participate on an individual basis if they choose. Any cost
could be run through the Students4Students organization. Scott will get a list of students at each
site to see how many students are actually interested in participating.
         Steve spoke to the council about the Higher Education Leadership Institute. This is a very
worthwhile endeavor for anyone who wants to learn more about how institutions of higher
education operate. The first year is on State Budgeting/Funding and Personnel Process, and the
second year is Leadership for Academic and Student Services Officers.
         Mike had samples of the new logo decals for the glass entrance doors. These will be
visible from the parking lot and will identify each building on campus. He also stated the booths
for the new café are being painted and will soon be ready for use. The parking lot at the end of
the Frachiseur-Pulliam Education Building is almost finished, and the bathrooms in the Science
and Art Building will be finished soon. We are waiting on the painter.
         Steve reminded everyone of the Board of Visitors meeting tonight on the Howard County
Campus at 6 p.m. Milton also reminded the council of the Retirement Party for Dan Peterson of
Ash Grove Cement that will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Foreman Elementary.
Charlotte will be meeting with George Hopkins from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System
on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. regarding the adjunct faculty participation in Arkansas Teacher
Retirement on their adjunct pay from CCCUA.

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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                        October 4, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Mike Kinkade, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Milton
         Higginbotham, Barbara Lacefield, Maria Parker, Tammy Coleman, Scott Post, Mark
         Riley, Alisha Lewis, and Brenda Morris

        David handed out the DISS Work Orders list along with an example of how to request
computer access for people who do not have a login. This can be done online, so please try to do
this two or three days ahead of time so the DISS team can make arrangements and have
everything ready when needed. David confirmed that Advisor Track was turned over the Kim on
Friday. David asked that administrators make sure employees in their department take care of
archiving their e-mails. Our server is getting close to capacity.
        Steve asked Barbara if they have come up with a solution for the copier in the Agri
Building. After some discussion the decision was made to move it into one of the classroom
areas for now until a permanent location can be determined. Furniture has been ordered for the
lobby area of the Agri building.
        The council discussed the survey on the 4 day work week for the summer. So far the
percentage for the change is 86% and 13% against the change. Steve stressed that this is
something that other colleges are doing and it could be a way to save money by shutting down
for three days. The Day Care Centers would not be included in this. Other items that will be
considered before making this change include Academic scheduling, employee morale and
household gas savings, green energy concepts, and others.
        Maria announced she will meet with the division chairs that have instructors who did not
turn in early grades for their classes. She also announced the Spring Schedule will be ready to
publish by the end of the week.
        The council visited the graduation fee charges again. This was discussed at length last
year, but not changes were made. The current graduation fee of $30.00 will continue the same
and any additional certificates or degrees will have a $10.00 charge. Only if the student wants to
walk in the graduation for the additional certificates or degrees earned and needs a cap and
gown, will they be required to pay the $30.00 fee again.
        Steve reminded the council to be diligent in the work on the board policy updates. All
these will need to be taken to the Board of Visitors at the next scheduled meeting, and that leaves
only a few weeks to get these ready for the council to go over and get them ready for the Board
of Visitors. Maria stated that this is an AQIP project and must be completed by February 1st.
Steve also asked that everyone be thinking about what you think are the strengths of our college,
what are the glaring weaknesses of our college, what are the greatest opportunities of our
college, and what you think are the things that can hurt our college. Get this information to Steve
by Octber 18th. This will be part of our Strategic Plan.
        The council approved the minutes of the September 27th. Maria announced that there will
be a check presentation Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Dierks. Weyerhaeuser will be presenting a
check for the renovation of the building in Dierks.

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                                Administrative Council Meeting
                                      October 25, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Mike Kinkade, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Milton
         Higginbotham, Barbara Lacefield, Maria Parker, Tammy Coleman, Scott Post,
         Mark Riley, Alisha Lewis, and Nicki Litchford

        David Blackwell presented the DISS Work Order list. Mike asked about the wireless
access information for students and visitors. The wireless logon information will be sent out to
the students. The guest logon information will need to be requested from one of the DISS
technicians. David asked that guest logon information be requested in advance when possible. If
you know you are going to have a guest on campus that will need wireless access, please request
this information in advance. David also asked that all the paperwork for new employees be in
place ahead of time so that the new employee will have passwords, e-mails, and access to the
information systems they need and can sit down and begin working the first day on the job.
        Nicki Litchford visited with the council about the college hosting a collegiate rodeo. The
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association has asked if CCCUA would host one of their rodeo
events. The tentative dates would be February 24-26 and would be held at the Four States Arena
in Texarkana. All council members are agreeable if the U of A Systems office approves. Nicki
said they will need volunteers from the faculty and staff to help them with some aspects such as
promotion, programs, vendor sponsors and various details.
        Maria presented the changes she and her staff have made in the 500 series of the college
policies pertaining to students and academic issues. Mike Kinkade went over some of the 300
series policies dealing with the administrative function of the college. Charlotte also had some
changes for the 400 series personnel policies, and Milton had changes to some of the 100 and
200 series policies regarding Educational Policy and Authority as well as the Board of Visitors.
All changes will be taken to the Board of Visitors in December for their approval.
        Steve gave an update on the transit group meetings. Progress has been made and the
corporations involved have made a commitment. In order to qualify for a grant to fund the
project a non-profit organization needs to run the system. We were the only non-profit agency
willing to step up and help with this project. We could actually hire a full time employee for the
college to oversee the transit system.
        Steve announced the hiring of Steve Harris as the grant writer for the Consortium of the
Southern and Western Arkansas Two-Year Colleges. He will begin on November 1. He has a lot
of experience in economic development and will be available to help us in this area as well.
        The open house for the Agri Complex will be November 29th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Maria will attend a “Complete College America” meeting in Hope on Wednesday and will attend
an ARNEC Board Meeting in Little Rock on Thursday. Early registration for Spring 2011
semester opened today. The schedule is on the website and orientation will soon be available on
the website. We will be allowed to offer OTA in a consortium as we do the ARNEC program. A
degree plan will be available by fall so that students may begin to take the pre-requisites.

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                                Administrative Council Meeting
                                     November 1, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Milton Higginbotham, Barbara
         Lacefield, Maria Parker, Tammy Coleman, Scott Post, Mark Riley, Alisha Lewis, and
         Denise Hammond

        Denise shared information on the college’s responsibility to provide Consumer
Information to our students and the Disclosure Requirements for our college to continue to
qualify for Title IV funds (Pell Grant). Meeting the requirements will require a lot of work from
the Academic, Facilities, and Student Services Departments as well as the Financial Aid Office.
Our college is already providing most of the consumer information. We must be more proactive
in making sure the information is readily available and not merely imbedded in our catalog.
Maria suggested compiling all the necessary information in a booklet and providing a link on our
website for students to access and view the file. Denise will put together a committee to assist
with the process. Steve emphasized the importance of this work and asked council members to
impress upon their staff the urgency and importance of getting this accomplished. This is an
important job that must be done. We cannot afford to lose Title IV funding.
        Steve also had copies of the Initial Report of the Academic Challenge Scholarship for the
2010-2011 academic year. The students enrolled in two-year colleges received a very small
portion of the scholarship money in comparison to the students in the four-year institutions. The
legislature will be looking at these figures and possibly making some changes in the next
academic year.
        David handed out his DISS Work Order list. He announced that DISS will have a
meeting on the EAI Grant from noon until 3p.m. on Wednesday in AV2. This grant would
provide $900,000 for My Campus portals for our student information system. The cost for the
college would be $150,000 which we would pay over a 5 year period. He also warned the
council about the use of Skype. When anyone is using Skype it will take up so much space on
our system that even our e-mails will be slowed down to a crawl. No one else will be able to do
much of anything when Skype is running. Tony has finally gotten the website management
system all set up. David asked council members to mail Tony a list of those in their department
who will need to be trained on making the updates to your department information. Tony will set
up a time when training can be conducted. David is checking on reducing our printing cost. He
has checked with Data Max and will also check with Xerox to see what can be done to reduce
our printing cost.
        Steve went over some of the 400 series college policies with the council and these will be
presented to the Board of Visitors at the December 6th board meeting. Steve asked that when
making changes to these policies to please use black rather than colored ink and strike through
the deletions and underline the additions. If you have been assigned college policies to revise,
please get those in as soon as possible. All revisions will be reviewed by the Administrative
Council prior to presentation to the Board of Visitors for their approval. Steve and Charlotte
went to a budget meeting last week and the projection for the next quarter will be out November
10th. This will tell us a lot about what we will be able to do. We will not have any GIF funds
available this year. November 17th will be the first budget hearing, and we will have 5 between
then and next May. We are asking for a 2% pay increase for classified personnel and 4% for non-
classified. We will budget for the full OTA program and part of the Radio Broadcasting
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       Mark announced that the AESP Grant is still available. This grant would pay for a
welding simulator for the Welding Program. There will be an Economic Development meeting in
Ashdown on November 16th. The council approved the minutes of the October 25th meeting as
read.

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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                      November 8, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Mike Kinkade, David Blackwell, Barbara Lacefield, Tammy Coleman,
          Scott Post, Mark Riley, Alisha Lewis, and Milton Higginbotham via telephone

        David shared the DISS Work Order List with the council. Mike asked if everyone had
received his Major Project Notice this morning on the Murfreesboro site and would like to know
what kind of internet service we will have there. David will be speaking to Windstream this
week and will ask them about service in that area. The plan is to conduct classes there for the
Spring Semester.
        Mike announced that as soon as the vent hood is installed in the café area, he will get
with Robert on getting the café set up and ready for operation in January. The rent on the facility
will be used to pay for scholarships for our students.
        Scott asked the council for any ideas on ways the college can commemorate Veteran’s
Day. Veteran’s day is Thursday, November 11th. Steve suggested contacting one of the older
veterans in our area and have a short program honoring all the veterans in our area. Alisha will
help Scott with this as it will need to be published this afternoon in order to meet the deadlines of
the local media.
        Steve discussed the Disabled Hunt (a special deer hunt for disabled youth) that the
college has helped with the last few years. The Jones Ranch just west of Mineral Springs hosts
the hunt and the college helps with providing food and cooking for the youth and their parents.
The hunt is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th. The college is responsible for getting the
food and preparing it. Steve will e-mail out a map of directions for those who would like to help
with the preparing and serving the food. Mike will get with Robert on preparing coleslaw and the
condiments for hamburgers. He will also borrow the Nashville Fire Department’s grill and check
on getting the drinks. Steve will make arrangements for the meat, buns, charcoal and lighter fluid
from Lockesburg Grocery.
        Steve asked about the Smoke Free Campus sign and where it needed to be located on
campus. It was suggested placing it on the way up the hill to the Agri Complex as this facility is
more frequently used by the public. Mike will take care of making sure it is placed in the proper
area.
        Milton had two of the 200 Series College Policies, number 244 and 247 for review.
College Policy number 244 deals with compliance with the ADA Act of 1973 and 247 is the by-
laws of the Board of Visitors. These were reviewed and with one minor change in 244, they will
be taken to the Board of Visitors at the December 6th Board meeting.
        Alisha brought the 800 Series of the College Policies to the council for review. These
were reviewed and approved with one deletion. These will also be taken to the next Board
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       Steve announced that David has received an extension of November 19th on the EAI
Grant. This is a very impressive system that will allow our students to sign in and be able to
access everything available.
       The minutes of the November 1st meeting were approved as read.

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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                     November 15, 2010

Present: Maria Parker, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Barbara Lacefield, Tammy
         Coleman, Scott Post, Mark Riley, Alisha Lewis, and via phone Milton Higginbotham
         and Mike Kinkade

        The Council discussed the Disabled Youth Hunt scheduled for Thursday, November 18th
at the Jones Ranch near Mineral Springs. Steve has procured the hamburger patties, buns, and
charcoal. Other council members have volunteered to help with the set up and serving the food.
Maria announced that she would move the Academic Council Meeting to the Nashville campus
this week to make it more convenient for those who will be helping with the Disabled Youth
Hunt.
        Mike reported that the Disaster/Safety Committee has requested some emergency
notification training in January between our in-service and the time classes begin. Waco will be
conducting this training as well as some other training related to safety issues. Mike also reported
that the Disaster/Safety Committee has expressed concerns about our Nashville and De Queen
Campuses having no phone coverage after 7 p.m. during the week when students are attending
classes until 9:50 or 10 p.m. David explained that the committee was concerned that there was no
person designated as a go-to-person in case of an emergency such as a severe weather warning. It
was also noted that in De Queen the person answering the phone is the only person in that
building in the evenings. Any increase in phone coverage would come out of Student Services
budget. Scott will see what can be worked out by adding more work-study students. Even
though these are part-time employees, they can be trained to be a go-to-person to take care of
emergency situations. Mike requested that the radios in our maintenance department in De
Queen be put in the budget. It is difficult to get in touch with personnel without the use of radios.
The radios are completely worn out and need to be replaced. Mike reported that the Café is still
on target to be opened for the Spring Semester. All that is lacking now is putting in the counter.
        The Council review the minutes of November 8th and approved the minutes as read.
        David shared the DISS Word Order with the Council. He also explained the Campus EAI
Cost and Agreement. The cost has been reduced from $50,000 per year to $20,000 per year for
five years. Steve got the price reduction as well as a delayed billing date to accommodate our
current budget situation. The Council agreed on these terms and gave approval to proceed with
the project. The School Cast will be eliminated from the budget for next year. The Campus EAI
can provide the emergency notification and School Cast will no longer be needed.
        Steve Harris, the new Grant Writer for the Southwest Arkansas Two Year College
Consortium, will need office space on De Queen Campus. It was suggested that office 200 in the
Frachiseur-Pulliam Education Building would provide adequate space and resources. All were in
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        Charlotte went over the 400 and 700 series of College Policy revisions. Maria went over
the 800 series College Policy revisions. All were approved and will be taken to the Board of
Visitors on December 6th.
        The Council received a copy of the last board meeting agenda for review in light of the
December 6th meeting. The meeting will be at Ashdown. Milton will check with Steve about the
menu for the meal. Maria reminded everyone of the Economic Development in Ashdown at 9:30
tomorrow. It will be in the Barbara Horn Civic Center.

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                                 Administrative Council Meeting
                                     November 22, 2010

Present: Steve Cole, Charlotte Johnson, David Blackwell, Milton Higginbotham, Barbara
         Lacefield, Maria Parker, Tammy Coleman, Alisha Lewis, and Mike Kinkade

         Steve asked everyone to e-mail him any ideas they have on ways we have reduced our
operating costs over the past three years. Dr. Sugg has requested this information by November
30th, so please e-mail your ideas to Steve as soon as possible. Steve has received a new Whistle
Blower Policy the U of A System Board of Trustees has approved. We have a CCCUA College
Policy No. 472 which deals with this, but we will need to check to make sure our policy is in
agreement with the UA System Policy. Charlotte will check this for us.
         David handed out the DISS Work Order list. David stated that he needs a committee to
meet as a project team to assist with the implementation of Campus EAI. Maria, Charlotte and
Milton volunteered to serve on this committee. If anyone else has someone in their department
that would like to be on this committee, please e-mail the names to David.
         The Disaster/Safety Committee inquired about supplying Student I.D.s again. After some
discussion, the council all agreed it should be considered if it isn’t cost prohibitive. David will
check to see if there is anything that is compatible with our current software that could be used in
conjunction with the Advisor Track. He will also check on the cost for using a magnetic bar
code. It would really be nice if students could use their I.D. at the bookstore and the new campus
café. David will call a meeting sometime next week to present the new information.
         Steve asked the council about membership in the National Association for Community
College Entrepreneurship. The cost is $750 annually. The council decided the benefits did not
justify the cost. This money will be used to better serve our students.
         Steve went over College Policy 416 Personnel-Evaluations and College Policy 830
Community Relations – Use of Facilities. The Policy 416 update will allow all full-time
employees to be evaluated with the same evaluation. The Policy 830 update will allow special
regulations on the use of the Barbara Horn Civic Center and the CCCUA Amphitheater. With the
Council’s approval these will be taken to the December 6th Board of Visitors for approval.
         The closing on the Murfreesboro project will be tomorrow. Career Pathways will have a
new part-time counselor to serve Ashdown two days per week and Nashville two days per week.
This part-time person, in addition to Barry being onsite, will enable Career Pathways to have a
representative at the Ashdown site three days per week. Our De Queen Child Care will employ
Bethany Brantley as ABC Instructor pending Board approval.
         Minutes of November 15th were approved as read.
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                                   Academic Council Minutes
                                      September 16, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Arleen White, Barbara Lacefield, Brenda Morris, Denise Hammond,
           Kay Cobb, Kristin Bowden, Marilyn Archer, Robbie McKelvy, Scott Post, Suzanne
           Ward

         The Academic Council minutes from September 16 were read and a correction was made
regarding the Fall 2010 cohort. There are 182 students in the Fall cohort instead of 207.
         The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)/Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program
outlines were introduced to the council. Only one of these programs will be chosen to be offered
by CCCUA. If students express an interest in one of these programs, advise them to take the
online survey. Degree plans will be in place by Spring 2011 and advising can take place at that
time. Final program approval should occur by Fall 2011.
         Maria mentioned that course syllabi will be posted on our website, using a common
format, by the beginning of the spring semester. Format is to include course number, course
title, course description, books/required materials, and outcomes. Faculty were asked to send
their most current copy of syllabi to their division chair. Division chairs will then forward them
to Kellie.
         The council was notified about changes to the Fall 2011 academic calendar. Faculty will
return to work on August 9 instead of August 8. Also, faculty/staff in-service was moved from
August to two Fridays in October, October 7 and October 21.
         The council reviewed the Flex schedule and changes were made. Maria reminded the
council that early grades are due to Brenda Morris by October 1.
         Copies of the “Step by Step to Financial Aid” check-off were distributed to the council
and revisions were made. It was decided that this check-off sheet should be placed in orientation
packets that are given to new students.
         Scott announced that the online orientation deadline is March 31, 2011. This orientation
is designed to not be lenghty, but one that is very informative and gives students necessary
information about our college.
         Changes to the 500 series college policies were reviewed and additional changes were
made. Maria will take the council’s changes to the Administrative Council for approval.
         Copies of AV and Lab schedules for Spring 2011 were distributed and reviewed by the
council. A few revisions were made.

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                                   Academic Council Minutes
                                      September 23, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Barbara Lacefield, Kay Cobb, Kristin Bowden, Marilyn Archer,
           Robbie McKelvy, Scott Post, Tammy Coleman

      Minutes from the September 16th meeting were approved as read. More corrections have
been made to the Flex schedule for the current semester.




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        Brenda inquired about graduation and there is no definite location yet. Marilyn is
currently working on it. The council reviewed curriculum committee actions that were passed on
September 17.
        Maria shared information on Achieving The Dream from the years 2003-2007 showing
student achievement. She also presented the template for online syllabi to the council. Division
chairs were asked to input the required information and e-mail to Maria. In the textbook section,
online syllabi will either say ‘no textbooks required’ or the bookstore link will be given.
Division chairs were asked to save syllabi by course prefix and number. Also, the council
decided to place our CCCUA plagiarism policy in a general location so that it is not repeated on
each syllabi posted on the website.
        Scott has gathered survey results from those interested in taking classes in the
Murfreesboro area. Most are interested in classes being offered in the early morning, early
afternoon, and evenings.
        Robbie and Kristin have met with instructors and have proposed the idea of potentially
offering an incentive for students who take the ETS Proficiency Profile. An additional incentive
will potentially be offered to those students who also achieve a proficient score on the
reading/critical thinking section. Students can take the proctored ETS Proficiency profile in one
of our three testing centers the week of November 15th. The council had additional questions
regarding the reporting process and Maria agreed to locate the answers.
        The remainder of the meeting was devoted to Spring 2011 class schedules.

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                                   Academic Council Minutes
                                       October 7, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Barbara Lacefield, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson, Kristin Bowden, Robbie
           McKelvy, Tammy Coleman, Mike Kinkade, Brenda Morris

        Minutes from the September 30th meeting were approved as read. The council discussed
at length the academic side and other concerns about the 4 day work week for the summer. So far
the percentage for the change is 86% and 13% against the change. The council discussed that
details of the LPN & Cosmetology programs will have to be worked out. Partner services with
the bookstore and County Extension offices will also have to be worked out. Steve said that a
decision will be made by December.
        Maria informed the council that the current graduation fee of $30.00 will continue to be
the same and any additional certificates or degrees will have a $10.00 charge. Only if the student
wants to walk in the graduation for the additional certificates or degrees earned and needs a cap
and gown, will they be required to pay the $30.00 fee again.
        Barbara asked the council for their thoughts about hosting the Extreme Entrepreneurship
Tour again in Spring 2011. CCCUA hosted this tour last spring and good feedback was given,
however grant funds paid the $10,000 fee and our budgets won’t allow that expense this year.
Some suggestions were made about partnering and Barbara will see what our options are.
        There was an open discussion about the timing of early grade submission. The council
agreed that the timing is good. It was also discussed that early grades are beneficial because it
triggers students to inquire about assignment grades or assignments they may have missed.
Maria asked the division chairs to ask faculty and adjuncts to log back into Campus Connect


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after they have submitted their early grades to verify they have posted. There have been some
glitches where grades might have been entered but didn’t actually post.
        Kristin spoke with the council about concurrent composition with De Queen High School
(DHS). Kristin reviewed the textbooks DHS is using and they were approved. Maria will
contact DHS administration proposing that their textbooks and instructor can be used if they will
follow our syllabus. This will allow the DHS students to earn concurrent credit yet still be
eligible to receive AP credit.
        The remainder of the meeting was devoted to finalizing the Spring 2011 class schedules.

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                                   Academic Council Minutes
                                       October 14, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Alisha Lewis, Barbara Lacefield, Kay Cobb, Marilyn Archer, Robbie
           McKelvy, Scott Post, Tammy Coleman, Arleen White, Brenda Morris

         Minutes from the October 7th meeting were approved as read. Maria mentioned to the
council that some of the faculty expressed concern about the timing of early grade submission at
the faculty meeting held on October 8th. It was mentioned that for students in literature and
science classes with labs, 6 weeks is too early to submit grades. Advisor Track has an early alert
system and when training is complete, the early grade process will be revisited.
         The 500 series college policies were reviewed and additional changes were made. Maria
will take the council’s changes to the Administrative Council for approval.
         Graduation for Fall 2010 will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 11th at
Maranatha Baptist Church in Nashville. Maria reminded the council that there will be no classes
on Wednesday, November 24th, however this remains a work day for staff and faculty.
         Maria informed the council about changes regarding Associate of Arts electives.
Students who are following the AA degree plan will need to be advised on which electives to
take before registering for classes. This will ensure their courses will transfer to the 4-year
institution of their choice. Maria will work on getting the department codes of transferable
electives on the AA degree plan.
         Robbie inquired about website updates and when training will occur in order for
departments to update their own information. Tony posted the Spring 2011 Academic Calendar
this week. Maria will follow up with Tony to see when training can be scheduled.
         Maria informed the council about information she received at the Complete College
America and SREB meetings she attended Monday and Wednesday. The council was reminded
that the mass flu clinic will be held at the Sevier County Fairgrounds on October 27th from
10:00am-6:00pm. Both the seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines have been combined into one shot.
Scott also reminded the council that College Planning Day on the De Queen Campus will be held
October 19th from 9:00-11:00am in the Business/Agriculture Building.

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                                    Academic Council Minutes
                                        October 21, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Barbara Lacefield, Denise Hammond, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson,
           Kristin Bowden, Marilyn Archer, Robbie McKelvy, Scott Post, Arleen White

        Minutes from the October 14th meeting were approved as read. The council reviewed the
printed Spring 2011 Schedule and a few revisions were made.
        Kristin informed the council of a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Grant that
she and others are writing. This is a 4 year grant that will allow oral histories to be created of the
different cultures in our area. These oral histories will focus on the Hispanic culture in De
Queen, the Asian culture in Nashville, and the Black culture in Ashdown. The grant will also
allow funds for additional recourses on the cultures in our area to be purchased for our library.
This grant writing committee will meet again on October 29th at 11am in B210.
        The council was reminded that Campus Connect opens for registration Monday, October
   th
25 and that evening registration will be Thursday, October 28th until 6pm on all campuses.
Denise informed the council that she and her staff are still awarding Pell Grants for the Fall 2010
semester. Robbie mentioned that Foundations of Math Instructor Training will be Monday,
October 25th at 5:30pm. The location of next week’s meeting has been moved to T502 in order
for the council to be trained on Advisor Track.

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                                    Academic Council Minutes
                                       November 4, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson, Kristin Bowden, Marilyn Archer, Robbie
           McKelvy, Scott Post, Tammy Coleman

Guests:    Brenda Morris, Arleen White, Christine Vertiz, Tony Hargrove, David Blackwell,
           Amanda Miller

        Minutes from the October 21st meeting were approved as read. Letters of Notification for
the Health Professions and Welding Technical Certificates were approved by the council. Maria
is now ready to submit them to ADHE.
        The Secondary Career Center will begin processing their own applications and
registering their own students. As a result, a Poise printer will be purchased for the Ashdown
campus. Division Chairs donated money from their budgets toward the purchase of this printer.
        Maria informed the council that Arkansas Teacher Retirement (ATRS) will no longer be
available to Adjuncts. Adjuncts will have the option to select one of our other retirement
options, but not ATRS.
        Kay shared with the council information she received at the Community College Survey
of Student Engagement (CCSSE) workshop she attended. The council will reevaluate this
survey opportunity when more information becomes available.



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        Robbie and Kristin discussed options with the council as to where the post COMPASS
test should be given. After several suggestions, it was decided that the post COMPASS test
would be given in the testing center on each campus. Each instructor who has students needing
to take this test will be given a sheet with available times so their students can reserve their slot.
This test will be given the week before finals, November 29 – December 3.
        Tony has mastered the content management system for the website and is ready to train
those interested in maintaining a certain portion of the website. Please contact Tony if you are
interested. A training date has not been set at this time.
        Maria reminded the council that the first budget meeting for the 2011-2012 fiscal year
will be November 17 at noon in the Board Room.
        The OTA program will require 80 credit hours to complete of which 32 hours are pre-
requisite courses. Maria informed the council that a Kinesiology instructor will be needed and
asked Robbie to place this addition into her budget.
        In other news, Kristin mentioned that Foundations for Writing will be using the McGraw-
Hill ‘Connect Writing’ and ‘Connect Reading’ software. Steve announced that the Murfreesboro
site has been purchased and they are currently doing title work. Although renovations will still
be in progress, classes will be offered at this site beginning Spring 2011. Advising Handbook
training will coincide with the Faculty meeting on Friday, November 12 at 9am in AV1.
        The Academic Council will be meeting Thursday, November 11 in the Barbara Horn
Civic Center on the Ashdown Campus at 2pm.

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                                    Academic Council Minutes
                                       November 11, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Barbara Lacefield, Denise Hammond, Kay Cobb, Scott Post, Tammy
           Coleman, Arleen White, Lilly Bell-Johnson, Charlotte Johnson

        Minutes from the November 4th meeting were approved as read. December 2010
graduation assignments were made. Robbie McKelvy was appointed to recognize the Honor
Graduates. Presentation of Degrees will be done by Barbara Lacefield. The Master of
Ceremonies will be Scott Post. Maria will read the names of the graduates, Steve will recognize
the dignitaries, and the prayer will be given by Bruce Short, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Steve is in the process of confirming the speaker and the council will determine the graduate who
will give the welcome. Practice will be at 9am with graduation at 11am on Saturday, December
11. Maria will be in charge of the line-up.
        Maria will meet with Steve McJunkins regarding the A+ Certificate and report back to
the council at the next meeting.
        Maria reminded the council that Docubase training will be all day on Thursday,
December 2. A schedule for that day will be distributed at a later date. Maria reminded the
council that the first budget meeting for the 2011-2012 fiscal year will be November 17 at noon
in the Board Room. The Thanksgiving Potluck lunch will also be Wednesday, November 17 at



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11am in the Agri building. Maria and Scott are working on training materials for the receptionist
training that will be conducted on November 24.

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                                   Academic Council Minutes
                                      November 18, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Alisha Lewis, Barbara Lacefield, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson, Kristin
           Bowden, Marilyn Archer, Robbie McKelvy, Scott Post, Steve McJunkins, Mike
           Kinkade

         Minutes from the November 11th meeting were approved as read. Kim stated that it is
sometimes difficult for students to locate the nursing prerequisites since they are listed under
Medical Assisting and have the MAS prefix. She would like to change the prefix so that these
prerequisites are easier to locate for our students. Several suggestions were made and Kim will
finalize one with Maria.
         Kim also mentioned that it is often difficult for the nursing department at Nashville to
secure lab space when needed. Maria informed the council that Nashville will be adding another
computer lab by Fall 2011. This will give the Nashville campus 2 computer labs instead of 1 and
hopefully alleviate scheduling conflicts with the current lab.
         The council agreed to ask Markeisha Jones to give the welcome speech at the December
graduation. Markeisha is a student at CCCUA and is also the president of Students 4 Students on
the Nashville campus. Alisha will talk with Jason Carlton about doing the photography for
graduation.
         Scott mentioned that Maria will conduct the reception training on Wednesday, November
24 at 9am. The Learning Center staff has volunteered to assist with routing calls and answering
general questions for students during the rush of registration in January and will be included in
this training. Scott will e-mail the Business Office, Financial Aid, and Student Services asking
for training materials and general information to include on a FAQ sheet.
         Maria informed the council that the last semester the A+ Certificate will be offered is
Spring 2011, which includes secondary and post-secondary students. Maria will write a letter of
notification to ADHE regarding the deletion of this certificate and will also present it at the next
Curriculum Committee meeting.
         Academic Council will not meet the week of November 22nd. The next meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd.

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                  CURRICULUM & STANDARDS COMMITTEE MINUTES

Date: 9/17/2010      Location: AV II     Begin: 9:00 End: 10:00

      Member               Present           Member                 Present
Andrea Stephens            √         Robbie McKelvy                  √
Arleen White               √         Sherri Hodges                   √
Barbara Lacefield          √
Brenda Morris              √
Bruce Davis                √
David Blackwell            √
Kristin Bowden             √
Keith Burt                 √
Maria Parker               √
Marilyn Archer             √
Pat Earnest                √

Guests: Kay C., Kim, Steve M.
                                       Agenda Items

                                                               Action: Motion Carried+
    1. Pat Earnest, Director of Secondary Career Center, discussed changes in the
       Radio/TV Production program.
       Pat asked to change the program name to Radio Broadcasting/TV Production. Courses
       have been revised to reflect this change.

       Deleted:                                        New:
       RTV 1033 Radio/TV Broadcasting I                RTV 1002 Radio Broadcasting I
       RTV 1023 Radio/TV Broadcasting II               RTV 1202 Radio Broadcasting II
       RTV 1333 TV Broadcasting I                      RTV 1402 Radio Broadcasting III
       RTV 1343 TV Broadcasting II                     RTV 1502 Radio Broadcasting IV
                                                       RTV 1102 TV Production I
                                                       RTV 1302 TV Production II
                                                       RTV 1602 TV Production III
                                                       RTV 1702 TV Production IV

                                                             Action: Motion Carried+
    2. Barbara Lacefield, Division Chair of Business & Agriculture, discussed changes in
       the Agriculture Technical Certificate program.

       Deleted:                                        Changed:
       AGRI1103 Forestry                               AGRI1204 from 4 hour to 3 hour,
       deleting lab

       AGRI1403 Pasture Management                     AGRI1304 from 4 hour to 3 hour,
       deleting lab


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   AGRI1703 Pest Management                             AGRI1503 from 3 hour to 4 hour,
   adding lab
   Agri1803 Principles of Agronomy



                                                             Action: Motion Carried+
3. Barbara Lacefield, Division Chair of Business & Agriculture, requested that we
   reinstate the two-year Agri-Business program.
   Barbara presented the degree plan and asked that the two-year program be an Associate
   of Science program. Maria Parker, Vice Chancellor of Academics, will send a letter of
   notification to ADHE.

                                                         Action: Motion Carried+
4. Barbara Lacefield, Division Chair of Business & Agriculture, requested the
   creation of four rodeo courses for rodeo team members:

  PHED1011 Rodeo I                                      PHED2011 Rodeo III
  PHED1121 Rodeo II                                     PHED2121 Rodeo IV

  The “Instructor Approval” flag will appear when a student (or advisor) tries to enroll in
  this class. Please direct the student to the instructor or Barbara Lacefield or Nikki
  Litchford for further advisement.


                                                                Action: Tabled
5. Kay Cobb, Director of Academic Advising/Success Strategies, discussed the
   creation of a new one credit hour orientation/transition class.
   Kay provided the syllabus for a one credit hour orientation/transition (Kay is open to
   suggestions on a name for this) class that is for students who transfer in with at least a
   2.0 cumulative gpa from another institution and require no remedial courses. The
   thought is that these students would be able to take this one credit hour course instead of
   the three credit hour Success Strategies class. The committee had concerns/questions
   that Kay will research and come back at another time to discuss.



                                                             Action: Motion Carried+
6. Robbie McKelvy, Division Chair of Math, Sciences, & Education, requested the
    creation of a new course, CHEM1424 University Chemistry II.
   Robbie provided a syllabus for the new course. The prerequisites are completion of
   Intermediate Algebra with a “C” grade or higher, and must have completed University
   Chemistry I with a grade of “C” or higher.




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                                                                 Action: Motion Carried+
    7. Robbie McKelvy, Division Chair of Math, Sciences, & Education, requested the
       replacement of ECE 1183 Health, Safety and Nutrition with HS 2413 CPR/First
       Aid and Health for Educators.
       Robbie said it will cut the redundancy by merging the two courses so it will work for
       both the Early Childhood Education and the P-4 programs. This change to take effect
       in Spring 2011.



       Discussion/Information Items:

      Steve McJunkins, Division Chair of Skilled & Technical Sciences, discussed the
       “greening up” of the Employee Strategies class that Kay Cobb is designing to offer to
       Secondary Career Center students in Fall 2011.
      Kim Dickerson, Division Chair/Dir. Of Nursing & Allied Health, submitted a draft of a
       potential technical certificate Health Professions program. Kim also discussed the
       interest survey that went out to the community concerning the Physical Therapy Assistant
       program and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. The survey is also available
       on our web page. We should know by December if we will offer one of the two
       programs.


*All of the above motions carried are recommendations and must be approved by both the Vice
Chancellor of Academics and Chancellor and, in some cases, the Board of Visitors and or the
UA Board of Trustees before the motions can take effect.

+ Approved by Vice Chancellor of Academics and Chancellor.


Next Meeting: TBA                                  Location to be announced.
Chairperson: Kristin Bowden                        Recorder: Brenda Morris




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                 CURRICULUM & STANDARDS COMMITTEE MINUTES

Date: 10/22/2010     Location: AV II        Begin: 9:00 End: 10:00

      Member                 Present           Member                     Present
Andrea Stephens              √         Robbie McKelvy                      √
Arleen White                 √         Sherri Hodges
Barbara Lacefield            √
Brenda Morris                √
Bruce Davis
David Blackwell               √
Kristin Bowden                √
Keith Burt                    √
Maria Parker                  √
Marilyn Archer                √
Pat Earnest                   √

Guests: Kay C., Kim, Steve M.


                                         Agenda Items

                                                                   Action: Motion Carried+
    8. Steve McJunkins, Division Chair of Skilled & Technical Sciences, proposed a
       Technical Certificate in Welding.
       Steve explained that Secondary Career Center students are already taking the additional
       proposed technical certificate courses. The creation of a technical certificate at the
       postsecondary level will make a seamless transition from the secondary level. Maria
       Parker, Vice Chancellor of Academics, will send a letter of notification to ADHE. The
       Technical Certificate in Welding will contain these courses:

       SPD 1003 Success Strategies                         INT 2344 Welding I-SMAW
       SPD 2001 Employment Strategies                       INT 2354 Welding II-SMAW
       BLD 1003 Construction Fundamentals                   INT 2364 Welding III-MIG
       INT 1343 Intro to Metallurgy                        INT 2374 Welding IV-TIG
       INT 1344 Intro to Layout & Fabrication


                                                                    Action: Motion Carried+
    9. Steve McJunkins, Division Chair of Skilled & Technical Sciences, proposed
       changes in the number of credit hours in the welding classes.
       Steve said the credit hours need to change in order to reflect the true hours of
       instruction. This will also help in the secondary instructional hours. The new credit
       hours will align with the 3 to 1 (lecture/lab) hours. Maria Parker, Vice Chancellor of
       Academics, will send a letter of notification to ADHE.


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    Deleted:                                            Changed to:
    INT 2343 Welding I-SMAW                             INT 2344 Welding I-SMAW

                                                       INT 2354 Welding II-SMAW (stays
                                                 the same)
    INT 2363 Welding III-MIG                           INT 2364 Welding III-MIG
    INT 2372 Welding IV-TIG                            INT 2374 Welding IV-TIG


                                                                Action: Motion Carried+
10. Steve McJunkins, Division Chair of Skilled & Technical Sciences, proposed the
    creation of 2 Certificates of Proficiency in Welding.
    Steve states the two new Certificates of Proficiency will replace the current CP in
    Welding. Maria Parker, Vice Chancellor of Academics, will send a letter of notification
    to ADHE. Here are the two new CPs:

    Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)                   GAS Welding (MIG/TIG)
    BLD 1003 Construction Fundamentals                  BLD 1003 Construction
    Fundamentals
    INT 2344 Welding I-SMAW                             INT 2364 Welding II- MIG
    INT 2354 Welding II-SMAW                            INT 2374 Welding IV-TIG


                                                                  Action: Motion Carried+
11. Kay Cobb, Director of Academic Advising/Success Strategies, proposed the creation
    of SPD 1101 College Transitions, a new one credit hour orientation/transition class.
    Kay explained this course would cover the things a student needs to know about Cossatot
    and would not cover the study skills portion of the traditional Success Strategies class.
    This new course was designed for students who are:

          transferring in from another college with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or
           better
          or who have had a 2 credit hour success/orientation course transferred in
          or who have placement scores of ACT 19 (or equivalent) in all 3 areas

   Since this is a one-credit hour course and may negatively affect the required number of
   hours in a program, students who are in the following majors will have to either take an
   additional two credit hours to meet their program’s required number of hours, or take the
   three-credit hour Success Strategies class:

           Automotive Technology AAS
           Culinary AAS
           General Technology AAS
           Medical Assisting AAS
           Secretarial/Word Processing TC


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       The “Instructor Approval” flag will appear when a student (or advisor) tries to enroll in
       this class. This means the student will not be able to enroll themselves but will have to
       receive assistance from a CCCUA advisor.


                                                                   Action: Tabled
    12. Steve McJunkins, Division Chair of Skilled & Technical Sciences, discussed the
        creation of a new Certificate of Proficiency in Surveying.
        Steve explained the CP is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to gain
        entry level employment in the field of surveying and will prepare them with the
        fundamental knowledge, tools, and language used in the industry The committee had
        concerns/questions about the lack of math prerequisites. Steve will research and come
        back at another time to discuss.



                                                                    Action: Motion Carried+
    13. Kim Dickerson, Division Chair/Director of Nursing & Allied Health, proposed the
        creation of a new Technical Certificate, Pre-Health Professions.
        Kim provided the degree sheet and explained that students taking prerequisites for our
        Allied Health programs often declare an Associate of Arts (or another degree) in order to
        meet Pell requirements. Due to the fact these students are not declared an Allied Health
        major (students must be “accepted” into LPN, RN, etc., in order to declare that major),
        these students may not be adequately advised. Students choosing this TC will ensure
        they are advised by the Allied Health division. Since many students take both LPN and
        RN prerequisites while waiting to be accepted in the LPN or RN program, they may be
        able to earn this degree first. This may help our graduation rate. Maria Parker, Vice
        Chancellor of Academics, will send a letter of notification to ADHE.

*All of the above motions carried are recommendations and must be approved by both the Vice
Chancellor of Academics and Chancellor and, in some cases, the Board of Visitors and or the
UA Board of Trustees before the motions can take effect.

+ Approved by Vice Chancellor of Academics and Chancellor.

^Letter of notification sent to ADHE


Next Meeting: TBA                                   Location to be announced.
Chairperson: Kristin Bowden                         Recorder: Brenda Morris




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                         Minutes from Distance Education Meeting
                                    November 19, 2010
√  Karen Arbuckle           √ David Blackwell              √ Bruce Franklin
√  Robbie McKelvy           √ Tony Hargrove                    Laura Brand
   Maria Parker             √ Amanda Miller                √ Laura Riddle
√ Barbara Lacefield             Jimmy Stokes                   Sunni Thibodeau
   Scott Post               √ Michael Wright               √ Jennifer Black
√ Sherri Hodges             √ Sonya Stephens               √ Teresa Torix
Old Business
       Training/Course Design
       Karen asked if anyone found training videos which could be used—no one has done this
       yet. Tony mentioned that Camtasia Studio software (for screen capture with audio) has
       been added to the Student Services laptop. It is there for anyone to use.
       Karen also wants to explore the “1-minute lectures” idea that was sent around last week
       in an email. Discussion centered on what technology could be used to do this.
       BB Template—a team will begin working on this. The team will be David, Sunni,
       Karen, Teresa, Laura R, and Michael. This should provide some consistency in layout in
       order to make it easier for students. This should be ready by summer.
       Rolling over classes
       David also offered to demonstrate how to move content from one course to another at an
       upcoming meeting.
Updates from David
       Wimba Pronto; Turn-It-In (for BB), and Lecture Capture—David is waiting on some
       configuration info on this before proceeding.
       Enhancement courses must go through Division Chairs first. Then David will set them up
       for the instructor. David reminded everyone that he puts students in these enhancements,
       and then removes them at the end of the semester. IF you have someone with in
       incomplete, you either need let him know or save everything from that student. He does
       not roll over these—only replaces students each semester. The instructors need to clean
       out the enhancement announcements, etc. themselves.
Finals
       If you have a face-to face class and plan to give a test through Blackboard, you will need
       to check Resource Scheduler and reserve a computer lab. These students do not need to
       be sent to the testing center during finals week. If a computer lab is not available, then
       discuss this with your division chair.
Technical Reviews
       Barbara asked about planning for the technical reviews for classes for Spring 2011
       semester. These need to be done by Jan. 14th. A schedule will be made up and faculty
       will be notified to have their classes ready.
AV Mail
       Michael Wright suggested that the campus mail needs to be improved as some items are
       delivered late and some never reach their intended destination. The committee agreed that
       an email should be sent to each campus requesting a list of 3 people from each campus
       that will be responsible for the delivery of the mail between campuses and will be
       available for questions. The committee suggested that this email be sent from the
       chancellor or vice chancellor due to the importance of this issue.



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                             AQIP Steering Committee Minutes
                                     September 17, 2010
Present: Brenda Morris, Ashley Aylett, Barry Reed, Alisha Lewis, Crystal Sims, Maria Parker,
Milton Higginbotham, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson, Josh Ward

        The 2010 Project Update has been submitted for review. A couple projects have already
         been reviewed with the rest still waiting to be reviewed.
        Kim announced she is working on gathering information on how to obtain grant money
         which would allow us to offer a stipend for attending advising training.
        The continuous role of valuing people was discussed. The Valuing People project is now
         complete but a way must be found to continue valuing everyone. Various suggestions
         were discussed on how to continue this.
        Future projects were discussed—a couple are listed below:


    Employee      Will be a Category 4—Valuing People
    Training
Developmental Will begin Jan 2011.
   Course     Will be a Category 1-Helping Students Learn
  Redesign

Future Events:
October 1: Next meeting


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                              AQIP Steering Committee Minutes
                                      November 5, 2010
Present: Ashley Aylett, Barry Reed, Alisha Lewis, Maria Parker, Kay Cobb, Kim Dickerson,
Charlotte Johnson, Milton Higginbotham, Brenda Morris
 
Next Deadline: December 15……..the deadline to closeout current projects or to create a new
version.

                                       OPEN PROJECTS

                      still has a few minor things to work out so we will wait until the next
Student
                      meeting to decide to close out or create a new version
Orientation
                      will submit update report in January with a projected closing date of
College Polices       February 2011

Advisors              Closeout

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Handbook
Employee             Closeout. Within the closing write-up, implementation of the new portal
Intranet             will be discussed as this should eliminate the actual intranet
                                 FUTURE PROJECTS-Spring
Consumer             Maria will get with Denise to get this project going. Maria will determine
Information          the AQIP category and prepare the submission write-up
Drug/Alcohol         Suzanne is currently working on this and Kay will assist her. Kay will
Awareness            determine the AQIP category and prepare the submission write-up.
Strategic Plan       Projected to start in January and will be a long-term project

Continuing Employee Appreciation
   Years of Service: Charlotte and Kay will find various gifts for each of the years of
      service. The years recognized will be: 5, 10, 15, and 20. The amount of money spent on
      each gift will coincide with the amount of years served. Charlotte will get with Lilly to
      discuss how to keep this project on-going in the future
   Lucky Employee Parking Space: Barry will get with Marvin to discuss making Lucky
      Employee signs for each campus. Someone from the social committee at each campus
      will prepare the name drawing box.
   WOW Award: will value employees doing something outside of their job description.
      Names will be submitted and a rotating panel will decide the winner. All submissions
      will be named. The award will be given at monthly faculty/staff meetings. Alisha will
      prepare and send out guidelines to employees regarding this.

REMINDER: Please fill out and send the favorites list to Kellie Reynolds. The WOW
Award gift will come from the winner’s favorite list

Next Meeting:
Friday, November 19
Current Agenda: AQIP Annual Conference




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                                  Faculty/Staff Meeting Minutes
                                    October 1, 2010 at 9 p.m.

Shaun Clark was the moderator for today’s meeting and called the meeting to order. Chancellor
Steve Cole gave the group several updates on where the college is going and what changes are in
the future. He told the group about a new type of marketing material that we would be using; the
new material is called a “view book.” Everyone had a copy available to look at so that he/she
could familiarize himself or herself with it if a student or prospective student were to ask about it
in the future. Cole mentioned that a “Chancellor Report” would be published soon. It will
mirror the “view book” and be available at businesses.
In addition to the impact we can have on the college with the new marketing materials, Cole
encouraged each person to think of the impact he/she can have on our economic growth if we
spend with local businesses. Steve Cole made an announcement about our new rodeo team, the
Colts, and how great they are doing at their competitions. Throughout last week, when the group
left for another event, Nikki Litchford sent updates to the college about the team’s progress. The
team was performing well. Cole announced that changes in Student Services would be seen soon.
They have a shortage and the college is working to address those.
Smoking on campus was brought up again and it must stop for us to comply with the state law.
Faculty and staff were encouraged to remind students of the law and if students had questions
about the boundaries, inform them of the college’s boundaries so they would not smoke on the
property. Everyone was reminded that if the people who smoke do not comply, they would be
fined. Research is being conducted for the possibility of going to a 4-day work week during the
summer. If the change were made, the day would start at 7:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. The time
at work would not be flexible.
On October 29, the ADHE Coordinating Board will give the final approval on whether Cossatot
can expand to Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Data has been collected and a choice will be made that is
in the best interest of the college. In Dierks, Arkansas, classes will start in the fall. Through a
partnership with the town, the college will be able to use one of the city’s buildings for classes.
Through grants, the college will have the building refurbished and the city of Dierks will run the
building.
Steve Cole reminded everyone about a new program that may be available as early as fall 2011.
It will be a medical program and will allow students to obtain a degree in Physical Therapy
Assisting or Occupational Therapy Assisting. The choice on which program we will offer has
not been decided yet. In May 2012, the college hopes to have a full scale and fully functioning
radio station that will be broadcast to the public. The tower will be located on the Northwest
portion of the Nashville campus. It is a great tool that will help with our marketing needs and
should produce enough funding to run itself.
Robbie McKelvy and Kristin Bowden were next on the agenda to discuss updates about the
spring 2011schedule. It should be published around October 25. Robbie McKelvy discussed
classes that will be offered during the spring term. A new class is Environmental Science and
will have a prerequisite of General Biology. University Chemistry II will be offered since
University Chemistry I has been a success this term. The prerequisite is University Chemistry I,
of course. These Chemistry and Environmental Science courses should transfer to most four-year
colleges. In addition, she announced that Anatomy and Physiology would be taught to a larger
lecture group in the spring because the class has grown so much. Labs will be on both campuses
each week on Tuesdays from 12:30—2:20P so the student will have to select his/her location
along with signing up for the AV class. The labs will not alternate campuses. The Ashdown


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students will need to come to a different campus on Tuesdays in order to participate in the labs,
but can stay in Ashdown for the Thursday class lectures since there is no lab on those days. If
you have questions when advising a student about this course, please contact Robbie McKelvy,
Crystal Sims, or Karen Arbuckle.
A grant has been obtained for more computers, which will benefit the new Foundations of Math
course. This course will cover any level of developmental math but the traditional developmental
courses will be offered too. If advising a student about the Foundations of Math course, please let
them know that they will be able to work at their own pace. She also discussed the change of a
class within the Early Childhood Education degree. The CPR/1st Aid/Health Education class will
be used for the SAU P-4 program and the Early Childhood Program. The class is almost identical
to ECE 1183; the Early Childhood Education degree plan will now use HS 4413. This is not in
the catalog so please note this change.
Kristin Bowden discussed the new English course, Foundations for Writing. It is similar to the
format of the Foundations of Math. One section will be piloted in the spring and Sherri Hodges
will teach that section. In addition, the new AMP program will start in the fall. She announced
that Laura Riddle will be conducting a Spanish I class through the program Skype, and this will
allow Riddle to hold a class at the same time on all three campuses. Kristin Bowden also
mentioned a trip for students and anyone at the college who is interested in attending. The
college is planning to take a trip to Leadhill, Arkansas, to see the construction of the Ozark
Medieval Fortress. Those attending will be able to see the traditional methods used for building a
fortress that date back to the Middle Ages. Those attending will have the opportunity to
participate in hands-on-training. The cost is $10.50 and a guided tour will be given. Two possible
dates for traveling to the fortress are Friday(s), November 5 or 12. The group will leave in the
early morning on the designated day and not return home until at least 10:00 p.m. that night.
Students for Students will help fund this trip.
Candice Haley and Shawna Stinnett informed the group that the bake sale raised $100. They told
the group that a fall festival and haunted house would be hosted at the De Queen campus. The
fall festival will be October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the library parking lot. The
haunted house will be held October 28 and 29. The haunted house will be open from 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. on Thursday and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday. Both events will be open to the
public but children aged 12 and under will not be allowed in the haunted house. Individual
departments are encouraged to setup booths for the fall festival. There will be a “pie-in-the-face”
contest that day too, so vote and then support the candidates that were picked by placing money
in a jar to see who gets a pie in the face. The candidate with the most money wins the pie in the
face.
Teresa Dangerfield and Justin White made announcements on behalf of the social committee.
Thanks were issued to everyone for supporting the silent auction and “Happy Birthday” was
sung to all of the October birthdays. They announced that a Soup/Chili lunch would be held on
October 18; an email will be sent with more information. Lastly, if you are interested in
participating in secret pals for the end of October, please see Glenda Irvin or Dawn Humphry.
The lucky employee parking spot went to Laura Riddle.
Lastly, updates about Docubase were announced. Contact Don Elliot if you need a password and
Glenda Irvin if you need the web address.
AV2 training is to follow immediately after the meeting.
Kay Cobb is the moderator for the next meeting and Kellie Reynolds will be the note taker.




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                                 Faculty/Staff Meeting Minutes
                                       November 5, 2010

        Steve began the meeting by stating that Charlotte has started e-mailing budgets out to
department supervisors. The first budget meeting will be held November 17 and anyone is
welcome to attend. Since our college will not be receiving any additional money from the state,
he mentioned the only increases allowed in each budget will be for faculty/staff raises, of which
he will request the maximum allowable. Steve announced that OTA will be offered at CCCUA
beginning Fall 2011 and will be held mainly on the Ashdown campus. Within the next budget
year, CCCUA will own & operate our own radio station that will serve De Queen, Nashville, &
Ashdown. As a result of updating college policies and procedures, our college will be devising a
new strategic plan beginning in January 2011.
        Charlotte informed the department supervisors that budgets are due to her by noon on
November 15. She has e-mailed a category sheet to them and if additional categories are needed,
please contact Brenda Young or Jackie Walters. David and other staff met with Campus CAI
about a grant proposal for MyCampusPortal. This would be a single sign-on solution that would
allow access to all systems.
        Kay mentioned that the initial distribution of the advising handbook is complete. If you
are in need of an advising handbook please contact Suzanne Ward on the Ashdown campus,
Rachel Warren on the Nashville campus and Kay Cobb on the De Queen campus. Kay
encouraged faculty and staff to make these handbooks their own and insert the degree sheets they
use most often. Kay also asked that faculty bring theirs to the Faculty meeting next Friday,
November 12 in AV1.
        CCCUA’s annual Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30pm in the
Business/Agri Building with Trish’s BBQ in Nashville catering. The Social Committee asked
that everyone bring an ornament that represents something meaningful to you and be prepared to
share. The ornaments that are brought will be donated to S4S to be placed on the Cossatot
Christmas tree. Also, the Social Committee is selling chances for a $100 Wal-Mart gift card.
They are $1 each or 6 chances for $5. The lucky employee for the month of November is Justin
White. November birthdays were recognized and were given a birthday bag on behalf of the
Social Committee.
        The moderator for our December meeting will be Laura Riddle and the recorder will be
Alisha Lewis.




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                                     Faculty Meeting Minutes
                                       September 10, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Ashley Aylett, Barbara Lacefield, Bruce Davis, Bruce Franklin, Crystal
           Sims, Candace Silva, Kay Cobb, Karen Arbuckle, Kristin Bowden, Laura Brand,
           Laura Riddle, Marvin Terrell, Michael Wright, Mike Kinkade, Nikki Litchford,
           Robbie McKelvy, Steve McJunkins, Sunni Thibodeau, Tabetha Nguyen, Teresa
           Torix, Terry Robertson, Summer Markham

         Maria notified the council of upcoming training opportunities. Resource Scheduler
training will be conducted by Judy and Annette on September 17 at 9:00am in the AV room.
This training will serve as a refresher on reserving rooms and vehicles. Glenda will conduct
Docubase training on October 1 after faculty/staff meeting.
         Maria announced that course syllabi would be posted on our website, using a common
format, by the beginning of the spring semester. Faculty was asked to send their most current
copy of syllabi to their division chair. Division chairs will then forward them to Kellie.
         Maria passed out the fall 2010 in-service and academic response summaries. She
thanked the faculty for their feedback and stated that suggestions will be taken into account.
Beginning fall 2011, in-service will take place on 2 Fridays in October. This will allow our staff
to be more accessible to students during registration.
         Students 4 Students (S4S) leaders on the De Queen Campus have all graduated. Maria
has appointed Candice Haley and Shawna Stinnett to conduct a membership drive to recruit new
members. Membership applications were passed out to the faculty, asking them to assist in
recruitment.
         Division chairs have fall 2010 cohort folders. Out of 1,527 students, there are 182 who
are first time/full time that entered this fall. Maria reminded the faculty that early grades are due
to Brenda Morris by October 1.
         As coordinator of the Retention Team, Tabetha asked Sunni to share her retention
techniques with the faculty. Sunni recommended finding ways to keep students interested. Also,
Sunni suggested creating an icebreaker for students to connect, responding to their posts on
Blackboard, and making material relevant.
         Kristin informed the faculty that Compass testing training will be conducted in October.
Also, Robbie mentioned that students who have earned at least 45 credit hours are required to
take the ETS Proficiency Profile, formerly the CAAP test. There are 27 students who currently
qualify. This end of program test can be taken on campus or online.
         Marilyn presented information on the current online databases that Kimball Library
offers.

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                                    Faculty Meeting Minutes
                                        October 8, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Angie Martin, Ashley Aylett, Barbara Lacefield, Bruce Franklin,
           Crystal Sims, Candace Silva, Karen Arbuckle, Kelly Hardin, Laura Brand, Laura
           Riddle, Mike Kinkade, Nikki Litchford, Robbie McKelvy, Sherri Hodges, Sonya
           Stephens, Steve McJunkins, Sunni Thibodeau, Teresa Torix, Suzanne Ward

        Suzanne explained to the faculty what accommodation plans are and how they are
utilized. An accommodation plan is simply a list of accommodations that are reasonable for the
student to request based upon documentation of a disability. The accommodations listed are not
just requirements for the faculty. Suzanne makes sure the student’s requests are justifiable based
on documentation, and then she determines if it is within reason or if it will cause the college
undue hardship. In order for our college to be ADA compliant, this document must be signed by
faculty. If you have further questions, please contact Suzanne.
        Barbara reported that the rodeo team is doing great, however it is the student’s
responsibility to get with their instructor ahead of time to get assignments and/or turn
assignments in. Nikki will send out a list of students who are on the rodeo team to faculty. The
student’s academic success is most important.
        The Donald Reynolds Governor’s Cup for Small Business Competition is underway.
Barbara informed the faculty that the deadline for an intent to compete is February 4, 2011 with
the complete business plan deadline being February 17, 2011. This competition is designed for 1
person or a group of up to 6 people who have the intent to start and run an actual business.
Barbara will send out more information to faculty, staff, and students.
        Barbara informed the faculty that there are 7 students who have signed up and making
payments to go on the EF Tour trip to Germany on June 1, 2011. This trip is open to anyone
who is a student, credit or non-credit, as well as anyone from the community. The trip price of
$2,250 is good through the end of October.
        There was an open discussion about the timing of early grade submission. It was
mentioned that for students in literature and science classes, 6 weeks is too early to submit
grades. It was also discussed that early grades are beneficial because it triggers students to
inquire about assignment grades or assignments they may have missed. Maria reminded the
faculty to log back into Campus Connect after they have submitted their early grades to verify
they have posted. There have been some glitches where grades might have been entered but
didn’t actually post.
        Minutes were approved as read from the September 10th meeting. Faculty were reminded
to e-mail their course syllabi to their Division Chair.

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                                    Faculty Meeting Minutes
                                      November 12, 2010

Present:   Maria Parker, Ashley Aylett, Barbara Lacefield, Bruce Davis, Candace Silva, Kay
           Cobb, Karen Arbuckle, Kristin Bowden, Laura Riddle, Marvin Terrell, Nikki
           Litchford, Robbie McKelvy, Sonya Stephens, Steve McJunkins, Teresa Torix

Guests:    Nancy Cowling, David Blackwell, Scott Post, Brenda Morris, Waco Jackson,
           Suzanne Ward, Arleen White, Candice Haley, Marilyn Archer, Shaun Clark, Sharon
           Wiley, Julie Rhodes, Stephanie Harrison, Kathy Barnes

        ADHE has required that Associate of Arts degree plans contain courses that will transfer
to other colleges across the state. Maria handed out a reference sheet containing Transfer Degree
Electives for an Associate of Arts. The directed electives can be obtained from the list of
discipline areas or from the specific courses listed on the sheet. This information will be posted
to our website and the policy will take full effect Fall 2011.
        Kay went through the Advising Handbook with the faculty and others who attended the
meeting. If a student in De Queen is interested in WIA, please direct them to Kim Parker; her
office is located in the same building as Seal & Hodge. On the other campuses, students need to
make an appointment with their area representative. The ‘Degree Sheets’ tab in the handbook is
empty so that each binder can be personalized to fit the needs of each individual. Please insert
the degree sheets that you use most often. The Division Chairs were asked to send changes to
degree sheets to Maria and she will get them updated on the website. On the checklist for
students and advisors, it was requested that orientation be added. Corrections need to be made to
some of the campus maps and Alisha will update these changes. If those using the advising
handbooks notice information that needs to be updated, Kay asked to please be notified. This
will allow the information to stay current and useful. Everyone was reminded to make their
handbook their own.
        Faculty was reminded that their administrative observation will be occurring if it hasn’t
already. If you have questions whether or not a student may/may not be an International Student,
Nancy asked that you have the student make an appointment with her or Glenda. This is a
tedious process and she wants to ensure proper advising. Brenda reminded the faculty that
November 19th is the deadline for students to drop a class with a ‘W’ and that it’s also the last
day to assign an ‘I’ grade for the fall semester. Since some of the biology, CPR, and medical
assisting classes are already full, Robbie reminded the faculty to please use the wait list. Maria
reminded the faculty that the first budget meeting for the 2011-2012 fiscal year will be
November 17th at noon in the Board Room. The faculty was also reminded that there are no
classes Wednesday, November 24th, however this remains a work day for faculty and staff.
Minutes were approved as read from the October 8th meeting.

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