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Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC)
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Table of Contents

1. Compliance, Organization, Regulation

1.1 Compliance with CVCC Policies 
1.2 North Carolina General Statutes
1.3 North Carolina Administrative Code
1.4 North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
1.5 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1.6 Title IV of the Higher Education Act
1.7 Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination
1.8 Organizational Charts
1.9 Catawba Valley Community College Board of Trustees Constitution and By-Laws

2. Academics and Instruction

2.1 Academic Freedom
2.2 Internal Audits
2.3 Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites
2.4 Waiver of Developmental Courses
2.5 Repeating Curriculum Courses
2.6 Auditing a Course
2.7 Enrollment Status (full time vs. part time)
2.8 Class Attendance and Membership
2.9 Syllabi/Course Outlines
2.10 Off Campus Instructional Activities
2.11 Food and Drink in the Classroom
2.12 Classroom Safety
2.13 Equipment and Furniture
2.14 Cancellation of Classes
2.15 Adverse Weather (campus closings)
2.16 Academic Dishonesty
2.17 Academic Credit
2.18 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
2.19 Grades and Grade Changes
2.20 Grading System (non-credit courses)
2.21 Grading System (curriculum/credit courses)
2.22 Academic Forgiveness
2.23 Honors and High Honors (graduation)
2.24 Honors and High Honors (fall and spring semesters)
2.25 Academic Sanctions
2.26 Graduation/Curriculum Program of Study Completion
2.27 Graduation (residency requirement)
2.28 Graduate Guarantee
2.29 Academic Advising Services
2.30 Cooperative Education
2.31 Library
2.32 Challenged Materials
2.33 Self Supporting Classes

3. Student Services

3.1 Career Counseling
3.2 Admission to CVCC
3.3 Admission – Undocumented Immigrants
3.4 Admission to Curriculum Programs of Study
3.5 Placement Testing Services
3.6 GED Testing Services
3.7 Program for Students with Disabilities
3.8 Registration
3.9 Tuition and Fees
3.10 North Carolina Residency for Tuition Purposes
3.11 Refund Policies
3.12 Overdue Student Financial Obligations
3.13 Student Insurance
3.14 Scholarships, Financial Aid, and VA Educational Benefits
3.15 Copies of Academic Record
3.16 Student Record Retention
3.17 Privacy of Students (“FERPA”)
3.18 Student Conduct Policy
3.19 Student Due Process
3.20 Student Activities
3.21 Health Services
3.22 Job Placement Services
3.23 Intercollegiate Athletics

4.CVCC Operations

4.1 CVCC Committees
4.2 Authorized Spokesperson
4.3 Public Representation of CVCC
4.4 Visitors/Children on Campus/Solicitation/Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Distribution/Petitioning
4.5 Institutional Calendar and Operating Hours
4.6 Adverse Weather (campus closings)
4.7 Safety and Security
4.8 Sale of Food/Beverages
4.9 Parking
4.10 Firearms/Weapons Possession (revised effective 10/01/2013)
4.11 Alcoholic Beverages
4.12 Illegal Drugs/Controlled Substances
4.13 Tobacco Products
4.14 Communicable Diseases
4.15 Self-Administered Prescription Medications
4.16 Sexual Harassment and Discriminatory Harassment
4.17 Sexual Offenses
4.18 Technology Resources (Acceptable Use)
4.19 Electronic Mail Services
4.20 Copyright
4.21 Intellectual Property Rights
4.22 Donations/Gifts
4.23 Loaned or Donated Instructional Equipment
4.24 Naming Opportunities
4.25 Electronic Signature

5. Personnel and Employment

6. Business Affairs, Facilities and Equipment

5.1 Equal Opportunity Employer
5.2 Employment Categories and Benefits
5.3 Hiring/Personnel Appointment
5.4 Nepotism
5.5 Job Responsibilities
5.6 Faculty Instructional Loads
5.7 Dress
5.8 Secondary Employment
5.9 Political Activity Limitations
5.10 Professional Development
5.11 Employee Evaluations
5.12 Salary Determination-Full-time Faculty
5.13 Faculty Administrative Adjustment
5.14 Salary Determination – Full-time Non-Faculty Positions
5.15 Salary/Wage Determination – Part-time Positions
5.16 Local Pay Supplement
5.17 Overtime Pay and Compensatory Time
5.18 Longevity Pay
5.19 Pay Periods
5.20 Income Taxes
5.21 Institutional Holidays
5.22 Employee Scholarship Plan
5.23 Leave (General)
5.24 Annual Leave
5.25 Sick Leave
5.26 Funeral Leave
5.27 Maternity Leave
5.28 Leave Without Pay
5.29 Family and Medical Leave Act
5.30 Civil Leave - Jury Duty or Court Attendance
5.31 Educational Leave
5.32 Military Leave
5.33 Voluntary Shared Leave
5.34 Retirement System
5.35 Disability Income Plan
5.36 Death Benefit
5.37 Hospital/Medical Insurance
5.37A Affordable Care Act
5.38 Dental Insurance
5.39 Workmen’s Compensation
5.40 Credit Union
5.41 Employee Assistance Program
5.42 Travel Costs and Reimbursement
5.43 Period of Employment
5.44 Resignation
5.45 Demotion/Dismissal
5.46 Employee Grievance Process (Exclusive of RIF)
5.47 WIA Programs Complaint/Grievance
5.48 Reduction-in-Force (RIF)
5.49 Privacy of Employee Personnel Records

5.50 Use of Background Checks in Hiring & Employment Decisions

6.1 Use of State Property
6.2 Use of CVCC Facilities (including multipurpose fields) Approval, Fees, Appropriate Use
6.3 Foreign Nationals Compliance Policy
 
 
 
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