Comprehensive Standard 3.4.5

 

The institution publishes academic policies that adhere to principles of good educational practice. These are disseminated to students, faculty, and other interested parties through publications that accurately represent the programs and services of the institution. (Academic Policies)

 

COMPLIANCE

 

Narrative:

 

Vernon College demonstrates compliance in the publication and dissemination of academic policies. The College publishes and disseminates academic policies to students through the following publications: the Vernon College General Catalog, recruiting brochures, Student Handbook, Support Services for Distance Learning Students Handbook, New Student Group Advising Handbook, program brochures, class schedules, and the College website. The college publishes and disseminates academic policies to faculty via the following: the Catalog, the Website, and the Employee Handbook, and the Instructor Handbook.  Information is disseminated to other interested parties through the aforementioned publications or upon appropriate request.

 

The Vernon College Catalog provides students with comprehensive information concerning the mission of the College, the programs offered and the requirements for each program, student services, and regulations.

 

The Student Handbook contains the same information regarding academic policies as the College Catalog.

 

Program brochures provide information regarding specific academic and technical program offerings and are distributed to all local high schools and to places of business, as well as mailed to prospective students. The prospective student has the opportunity to return a portion of this brochure requesting further information about the college.

 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Guide Manual (ACGM) and the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) are disseminated to students primarily via the THECB Website. These manuals inform students about the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements and contain transfer links to all public institutions of higher education in the state.

 

The college publishes class schedules for each semester which include academic policies relevant to registration. All pertinent calendar dates are published also. The class schedule is disseminated to area businesses and made available at several locations on campus. The schedule is also published online.

 

The Vernon College website publishes general academic information, class schedules, admissions and registration information, campus news and events, and contact information.

 

Documentation

 

1.    Vernon College General Catalog

2.    Vernon College Student Handbook

3.    Support Services for Distance Learning Students Handbook

4.    New Student Group Advising Handbook

5.    Vernon College class schedule

6.    Vernon College Employee Handbook

7.    Vernon College Instructor Handbook

8.    Vernon College website