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3.2.6 Governing Board: Distinction of Duties
There is a clear and appropriate distinction, in writing and practice, between the policy-making functions of the governing body and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer and implement policy.
Judgment of Compliance
Narrative/Justification for Judgment of Compliance

The Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees is responsible for the policy-making functions of the College.  The Board sets policies during its regular meetings (Please see Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes in Supporting Documentation).  The College President is responsible for the day-to-day management of the College, as well as the implementation of the Board’s policies, along with the administration and faculty. 

Hillsborough Community College Administrative Rule 6HX-10-2.02 clearly delineates the roles and responsibilities of the administration of policy and also defines the process by which change can be made to College policy.  The organizational structure of the College also defines the lines of authority in the implementation of policies and procedures.  The administrative job descriptions provide further specificity in relation to the implementation and communication of College policy.   

The HCC Board of Trustees is provided specific authority to adopt rules, procedures, and policies, consistent with State law and State Board of Education rules that are related to the College’s mission and responsibilities (Florida Statutes, Section 1001.64(4)(b)).  The Board is responsible for making cost-effective policy decisions appropriate to HCC’s mission, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs within the law and rules of the State Board of Education, the measurement of performance, the reporting of information, and the provision of input regarding policy, budgeting, and education standards [Florida Statutes, Section 1001.64(1)].

Hillsborough Community College Trustees are trained in their roles as policy-makers through their initial orientation and through the ongoing training that they receive in boardsmanship and effective governance through Board workshops, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Florida Association of Community Colleges' Trustee Commission (FACC).

New rules are proposed by the concerned HCC administrative unit and are then disseminated throughout the College community for comment. Proposed rules or changes or modifications to existing rules are also advertised in the local newspaper to ensure that the local community remains informed and can offer comment. The College President’s Cabinet approves proposed rules and procedures (while new rules require approval from the Board of Trustees, new procedures require only Cabinet approval. Please see President's Cabinet Minutes in Supporting Documentation).  Upon approval, the new rules and procedures are posted in public electronic folders available to the College community. Members of the President's Cabinet also provide this information to the administrative and academic units for which they have direct responsibility. 

Supporting Documentation
  • Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for last 2 years
July 2003 July 2004
August 2003 August 2004
September 2003- did not meet September 2004
October 2003 October 2004
November 2003  November 2004
December 2003  December 2004
January 2004  January 2005
February 2004 February 2005- did not meet
March 2004 March 2005
April 2004  April 2005
May 2004 May 2005
June 2004 June 2005
  • President's Cabinet Minutes for last 2 years
February 3, 2004 February 1, 2005
February 17, 2004 March 1, 2005
March 2, 2004 March 29, 2005
March 16, 2004 April 12, 2005
March 30, 2004 April 25, 2005
April 13, 2004 May 24, 2005
July 15, 2004 June 7, 2005
September 14, 2004 June 21, 2005
September 28, 2004 July 19, 2005
October 12, 2004 August 2, 2005
December 7, 2004 August 30, 2005
  September 15, 2005
  September 27, 2005

Comprehensive Standards

3.1.1 Institutional Mission
3.2.1 Selection of CEO
3.2.2 Legal Authority & Operating Control
3.2.3 Gov. Board: Conflict of Interest
3.2.4 Gov. Board: Undue Influence
3.2.5 Gov. Board: Dimissal
3.2.6 Gov. Board: Distinction of Duties
3.2.7 Organizational Structure
3.2.8 Qualified Administration
3.2.9 Appointment & Employment
3.2.10 Evaluation of Administrators
3.2.11 CEO: Intercollegiate Athletics
3.2.12 CEO: Fund Raising
3.2.13 Foundation
3.2.14 Ownership of Materials
3.3.1 Institutional Effectiveness
3.4.1 Program Approval & Lrng. Outcomes
3.4.2 Continuing Education Programs
3.4.3 Admissions Policies
3.4.4 Policies for Academic Credit
3.4.5 Dissemination of Academic Policies
3.4.6 Practices for Awarding Acad. Credit
3.4.7 Consortial & Contractual Programs
3.4.8 Acad. Credit for Non-Credit Work
3.4.9 Support Services
3.4.10 Definition/ Gen. Ed. Requirements
3.4.11 Security of Student Acad. Records
3.4.12 Faculty Responsibility/ Curriculum
3.4.13 Program Coordination
3.4.14 Use of Academic Technology
3.5.1 Attainment / Gen. Ed. Competencies
3.5.2 Credit Earned at Institution
3.6.1 Advanced Academic Contents
3.6.2 Independent Learning
3.6.3 Credit Earned at Institution
3.7.1 Faculty: Qualifications
3.7.2 Faculty: Evaluation
3.7.3 Faculty: Professional Development
3.7.4 Faculty: Academic Freedom
3.7.5 Faculty: Policies on Responsibility
3.8.1 Library: Facilities and Services
3.8.2 Library: Access
3.8.3 Library: Staff
3.9.1 Student Rights & Responsibilities
3.9.2 Security of Student Affairs Records
3.9.3 Qualified Student Affairs Personnel
3.10.1 Financial Stability
3.10.2 Financial Statements
3.10.3 Financial Aid Audits
3.10.4 Control of Financial Resources
3.10.5 Control of Sponsored Research
3.10.6 Healthy, Safe, Secure Environment
3.10.7 Physical Facilities