TMCC Policy Manual: General Information

Policies 1-299: General Information


Explanation of the Manual and Its Use

Policy 1: Purpose of This Manual

The Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Policy Manual contains College-wide policies established by the College to either clarify or expand upon other governing documents or develop new policies not covered by other governing documents. It is not intended to list all College policies as many are dictated by other governing documents (see 17 below) nor address specific operating procedures. Each policy contains reference to where the most up-to-date procedure can be found, what office is responsible, and when it was last reviewed and updated.

Updated: September 17, 2013

Policy 3: Legal Notice

The Policy Manual is for informational purposes only. It is not part of the employment contract between an employee and Truckee Meadows Community College. The policies and statements contained herein are supported by original source documents such as the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Code, the TMCC Bylaws, Board of Regents Handbook, affirmative action/equal opportunity policies, State Administrative Manual (SAM) of the State of Nevada, and Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), chapter 396 (concerning the Nevada System of Higher Education). The manual is subject to change at any time. Questions regarding these policies should be directed to the office responsible for the policy in question. The official copy of the TMCC Policy Manual will be housed in the Office of the President and will be posted on the web.

The Truckee Meadows Community College Policy Manual is an official publication of the Office of the President. The President has final authority for approval of all material contained within the manual. Policies of College-wide importance will be entered as revisions to this document. Proposed revisions should be submitted as indicated in section 15. No departures from the Policy Manual will be permitted without prior authorization of the President or a designee. This manual supersedes and replaces all Policy Manuals previously issued.

Updated: September 17, 2013

Policy 11: Manual Format

The Policy Manual is divided into several major classifications. Each classification may be divided into sections and subsections. The major classifications are:

  1. General Information and Administrative Organization of TMCC
  2. Contracts, Leases and Other Agreements
  3. Fiscal and Business Affairs
  4. Personnel
  5. Student Services and Records
  6. Services to Faculty and Departments
  7. Development, Operation and Maintenance of College Facilities
  8. Curricula, Teaching and Research
  9. Institutional Policies

Updated: July 8, 2011

Policy 15: Policy Additions, Revisions and Deletions

Additions, revisions and deletions to the manual will be updated and distributed by the President's Office. The procedures for adding, revising or deleting a policy are available on the President’s Office web pages.

Responsible Office: President's Office

Updated: January 7, 2011

Policy 17: Sources of Information

The Policy Manual is intended to codify College policies that either clarify or expand upon other governing documents or develop new policies not covered by other governing documents. The College is governed by and follows relevant policies of other governing documents the most common of which are listed below.

  1. Board of Regents Handbook
  2. Business Center North Purchasing Handbook
  3. Nevada Administrative Code (NAC)
  4. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), including Chapter 396 (concerning the Nevada System of Higher Education)
  5. Nevada State Administrative Manual (SAM)
  6. Nevada System of Higher Education Code
  7. Nevada System of Higher Education Procedures and Guidelines Manual
  8. Truckee Meadows Community College Catalog

Updated: September 13, 2013

Administration of TMCC / Nevada System of Higher Education

Policy 110: State Law Affecting NSHE

There is considerable general legislation which applies to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) as well as to other state agencies and private organizations. Acts of the State Legislature which particularly deal with the university may be found in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), Chapter 396.

Updated: June 15, 2010

Policy 121: Board of Regents

The exclusive control and administration of the Nevada System of Higher Education is vested by the Constitution of the State in an elected Board of Regents. The composition of the Board of Regents and the terms of its members are prescribed by law. The Nevada System of Higher Education Bylaws of the Board of Regents specifically assigns responsibility and delegates authority for the administration and operation of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 125: Delegation of Authority

The Board of Regents is responsible for the management and control of the Nevada System of Higher Education and has delegated specific authority for administration to its Officers. The Officers are the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Presidents of the member institutions:

  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Desert Research Institute
  • Great Basin College
  • Nevada State College
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Western Nevada College

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 140: Presidential Responsibilities

The President of each member institution shall be chief administrative officer of the institution. The President reports to the Chancellor for the administration of the institution and is accountable through the Chancellor to the Board of Regents. The duties of the President are outlined by the Board of Regents.

Updated: August 1, 2013

Policy 165: Changes in Organization

Major reorganization of an administrative unit shall be approved by the Board of Regents. All others shall be approved by the President.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 170: College Bylaws

The Truckee Meadows Community College Bylaws have been written in conformance with the Nevada Board of Regents Handbook.

Title 2 of the Handbook mandates the adoption of bylaws for each member institution to set forth its organizational structure and personnel policies. Institutional Bylaws are approved by the Chancellor of NSHE.

Responsible Office: President's Office

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 190: Faculty Senate

As prescribed under the NSHE Code, all members of the faculty shall be represented by an entity known as the "senate", which will be organized in conformity with the College bylaws. Recommendations of the Senate concerning general policy on matters of faculty welfare, faculty rights, and faculty involvement in the College’s primary missions shall be transmitted to the President for decision or, if the Board of Regents approval is needed, to the President through the Chancellor to the Board of Regents for Board decision.

The Faculty Senate Bylaws govern its organization. The Senate Bylaws are in conformance with the TMCC Institutional Bylaws and the Nevada System of Higher Education Code.

Responsible Office: Faculty Senate Office

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 220: Foundation

Established in 1982, the Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation is a separate non-profit corporation under the statutes of the state of Nevada, and is charged with fundraising and community outreach on behalf of the College. The members of the Board of Regents are corporate trustees of the Foundation; public members are recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Regents.

Responsible Office: President's Office; Foundation Office

Updated: August 1, 2013