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1100 Planning and Evaluation
1101 Engagement of Legal Counsel
1102 Equal Employment and Educational Opportunities
1103 Naming of College Facilities
1105 College Service Sites
1107 Geographical Limits of Campuses and Centers
1108 Advisory Board of an Unorganized County
1110 Community Relations
1115 Procedures Development, Adoption and Implementation
1117 Agreements that Bind the College
1120 Emergency Cessation of Operations
1125 Surplus Property Representatives
1126 Non-College Property
1130 Institutional Memberships
1134 Tuition Waivers for Arizona National Guard Members
1135 Tuition Waivers for Survivors of Arizona Public Safety Personnel
1136 Tuition Waivers for Employees and their Dependents
1137 College Property
1138 Technology Resources
1140 Insurance
1150 Reproduction of Copyrighted Material
1160 Intoxicants or Narcotics
1170 Intellectual Property
1180 Course Material


Policy 1100 Planning and Evaluation

The college is committed to developing instructional and support programs using processes that will include long-and-short range planning and evaluation systems in order to achieve present and projected goals. (Rev 4/21/92)


Policy 1101 Engagement of Legal Counsel

The president shall be authorized to engage outside legal counsel to represent the interests of the District as provided by A.R.S. D-11532 and A.R.S. D-151448. (Rev 3/10/98)


Policy 1102 Equal Employment and Educational Opportunities

The college and its personnel will comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and services including, but not limited to, applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Arizona Civil Rights Act and Title IX (20 USC D-1681). The president, or designee, is authorized to establish procedures to ensure compliance with this policy. (Rev 3/10/98; formerly Policy #1590)


Policy 1103 Naming of College Facilities

The District Governing Board is responsible for naming all college facilities. This policy serves as a guideline when naming a building to recognize the achievements of an individual or a substantial donation to the college.

  1. The naming of a Northland Pioneer College building must meet an ethical criterion in that the nominee must reflect the mission, values, and best interests of the college.
  2. The Board may name a building to recognize the substantial achievements of an individual.
  3. A building may be named to recognize a donor's financial gift to the college when the gift represents approximately 25 percent of the total cost for construction.
  4. A name may be proposed for an existing building in recognition for a financial gift that represents approximately 25 percent of its original cost.
  5. A name may be proposed for an existing building in recognition for a financial gift that represents approximately 100 percent of the appraised value of an improvement or renovation to that facility.
  6. The Board may also consider naming rooms in recognition of substantial donations or individual achievements.

(New 8/8/00)


Policy 1105 College Service Sites

Northland Pioneer College provides services throughout a large, but sparsely populated community college district. It does so with a decentralized network linking instructional services, student services, and administrative services to campuses and additional locations.

A campus must meet the following criteria:

  1. It is designated a campus by the District Governing Board.
  2. It provides full-service instructional programming that culminates in the awarding of degrees/certificates, consistent with the comprehensive college mission.
  3. It provides access to a full complement of student support services.
  4. It has a leased or owned physical plant that is staffed on a full-time basis, according to the calendar of the college district.
  5. It must maintain an enrollment sufficient to warrant its continued operations and expenditures.

An additional location must meet the following criteria:

  1. It is designated an additional location by the District Governing Board.
  2. It provides limited instructional programming that will usually not permit the awarding of degrees/certificates, and may not reflect the entire scope of the comprehensive college mission.
  3. It provides access to a full complement of student support services, albeit on a limited basis.
  4. It has a leased or owned physical plant that may be staffed on a full-time or part-time basis, and the hours of operation may be less than those specified in the calendar of the college district.
  5. It must maintain an enrollment sufficient to warrant its continued operation and expenditures.
  6. An additional location may still be referred to as a "Center" in college documents as that term is locally recognized.

(Rev 11/10/98, 1/18/05, 06/20/17)


Policy 1107 Geographical Locations of Campuses and Centers

  1. The Little Colorado Campus includes the Winslow area.
  2. The Painted Desert Campus includes the Holbrook, Joseph City, Woodruff, and the Sun Valley areas.
  3. The Silver Creek Campus includes Snowflake, Taylor, and the White Mountain Lakes areas.
  4. The White Mountain Campus includes Show Low, Lakeside, Pinetop, and surrounding areas.
  5. The current centers are:
    1. Whiteriver Center includes Whiteriver, Cibecue, and all adjacent White Mountain Apache Reservation communities.
    2. Hopi Center includes all of the Hopi communities and those Navajo reservation communities adjacent to the Hopi reservation.
    3. Kayenta Center includes all those areas adjacent to the Kayenta Center.
    4. St. Johns Center.
    5. Springerville/Eagar Center.
  6. All other course sites encompass the communities that they are located in and offerings are limited to specific requests and by available facilities and staff.

(Rev 9/19/17)


Policy 1108 Advisory Board of an Unorganized County

The Board recognizes the need for counsel from those unorganized counties to which the District provides service. In an effort to keep communications open and allow an appropriate avenue for concerns and direction, the Board will establish a local advisory board from said unorganized county. The purpose of the Advisory Board shall be to provide advice and guidance to the District on educational programs offered, and to recommend action on District policies, regulations, and procedures as they relate to the services and programs being offered in said unorganized county.

Membership of the Advisory Board shall consist of a minimum of seven and a maximum of ten members representing the following constituencies:

  • Board of Supervisors designee (ex officio)
  • Primary county industry
  • Local public school administration
  • Small business
  • Other groups as may be appropriate

Members will serve for a three-year term (except ex officio). They shall be appointed by mutual consent of the Board and the County Board of Supervisors of said unorganized county. When Advisory Boards are initially established, membership terms will be staggered for one - three year terms.

The Board hereby delegates authority to the president, or designee, to act in its place and stead for all matters related above. The president will report to the Board on all substantive issues and concerns expressed by the Advisory Board. (Rev 9/21/04)


Policy 1110 Community Relations

The college is committed to building within its constituency the feeling that the college serves them and that the programs and services offered are in concert with community needs. (Rev 4/21/92)


Policy 1115 Procedures Development, Adoption and Implementation

The president has the authority to develop and implement procedures as determined by policy required to create and maintain effective and efficient programs and services for the operation of the college. The president has the authority for the adoption and implementation of procedures to administer the college, with an opportunity for review by others. Proposed procedures shall be submitted to legal counsel for review.

Review by others means notice and an opportunity for comment. The review process for new or modified procedures may vary, depending on the employees or employee groups that are affected. Options for review include, but are not limited to, all-college meetings, NPC Faculty Association, Classified and Administrative Staff Organization, and all-NPC email. Certain procedures may affect only several departments, limiting their review audience. Prior to approval, sufficient time must be provided for employees to comment regarding the proposed procedure. One week shall be deemed the minimum sufficient time for review and comment, barring unusual circumstances or an emergency.

The final decision regarding procedure approval and adoption is solely that of the president. (Rev 04/18/06)


Policy 1117 Agreements that Bind the College

The Board shall approve all contracts in excess of fifty (50)  thousand dollars and all intergovernmental agreements. The Board may authorize the president or designee to execute such contracts and agreements as agent on behalf of the Board.

The president, or designee, is authorized to sign other agreements and contracts on behalf of the college. (Rev 1/27/17)


Policy 1120 Emergency Cessation of Operations

In the event of an emergency, the president, or designee, has the authority to temporarily cease the operation of the college or any delivery site. (Rev 4/21/92)


Policy 1125 Surplus Property Representatives

The president, Chief Business Officer, and/or designee are the college's representatives to the State Surplus Property Division of the Department of Administration. (Rev 4/18/17)


Policy 1126 Non-College Property

The Board shall not be liable for non-college property lost, stolen, or damaged, while individuals are participating in college activities either in college facilities or rented facilities. (Rev 7/15/74; formerly Policy 1040)


Policy 1130 Institutional Memberships

The Board authorizes the president to provide opportunity for institutional membership in certain professional associations and organizations developed at the local, state, regional, and national levels for the purpose of promoting welfare and development of community colleges and their component programs and services. (Rev 3/28/78)


Policy 1134 Tuition Waivers for Arizona National Guard Members

In accordance with A.R.S. 15-1808, the President is authorized to provide tuition waivers for Arizona National Guard members who received a Purple Heart citation on or after September 11, 2001 or who were medically discharged due to an injury or disability suffered while serving under certain conditions. (New 9/21/04)


Policy 1135 Tuition Waivers for Survivors of Arizona Public Safety Personnel

In accordance with A.R.S. 15-1808, the President is authorized to provide tuition waivers to survivors of Arizona peace officers, correctional officers, fire fighters, emergency paramedics and National Guard members who were killed in the line of duty. (Rev 9/21/04)


Policy 1136 Tuition Waivers for Employees and their Dependents

The president is authorized to provide tuition waivers for all regular employees working twenty hours or more per week. Additionally, the president is authorized to provide tuition waivers for dependents of regular employees working thirty hours or more per week. Dependents include: spouse, sons, and daughters, who live at home and are claimed as a dependent on state and federal income tax.

The president may award grants for tuition for associate faculty who are scheduled to teach in the semester for which they wish to enroll for up to six credit hours per semester. Current and past District Governing Board members are also eligible for tuition waivers for up to six credit hours per semester.

Retirees receiving emeritus and meritorious service recognition are eligible for tuition waivers. (Rev 4/22/08)


Policy 1137 College Property

The President, or designee, is responsible for the establishment of procedures for the security of property, use of vehicles, and disposal of property. (New 4/19/94)


Policy 1138 Technology Resources

The president, or designee, is authorized to develop procedures for the security, use and control of college technology resources. (New 3/10/98)


Policy 1140 Insurance

The president, or designee, is responsible to secure and maintain in force, appropriate insurance against loss or damage to property by fire, storm, theft, and other hazards; risks to personnel including worker's compensation, public liability, vehicular travel, malfeasance of professional staff, and errors and omissions. (New 4/19/94)


Policy 1150 Copyrighted Material

Illegal reproduction of copyrighted material on college machines and equipment is prohibited. Violation of this policy may lead to disciplinary action. (New 4/19/94)


Policy 1160 Intoxicants or Narcotics

No employee, student, or visitor may possess or bring on to any college-owned or controlled property or facilities or to any off-campus activity any intoxicant, alcoholic beverage, illegal drug, hallucinogen or narcotic, dangerous drug, prescription drug without prescription, steroids, except possession by an instructor for the express purpose of laboratory experimentation and education purposes within statutory limits. If used for experimentation, it must be done under the strict supervision and with the full knowledge and support of the administration. Violation of this policy may lead to disciplinary action. (New 4/19/94)


Policy 1170 Intellectual Property

Northland Pioneer College is committed to encouraging innovation, creativity, and the development of intellectual property by all employees of the institution. (New 12/21/04)


Policy 1180 Course Material

The President, or designee, is responsible for the establishment of procedures for course material selection and adoption. (New 11/18/08)