B3003 Organizational Culture


Policy Type: Board- Executive Limitations
Responsible: President
Related Policies: B2000, B2001, B2002, B2003
Linked Procedures: None
Related Laws: None
Related Standards: None
HLC Criterion: 1B31B3 The institution engages with its external constituencies and responds to their needs as its mission and capacity allow., 1C21C2 The institution’s processes and activities demonstrate inclusive and equitable treatment of diverse populations., 1C31C3 The institution fosters a climate of respect among all students, faculty, staff and administrators from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives., 2A22A2 The institution operates with integrity in its financial, academic, human resources and auxiliary functions., 2E22E2 The institution provides effective support services to ensure the integrity of research and scholarly practice conducted by its faculty, staff and students., 2E42E4 The institution enforces policies on academic honesty and integrity., 3B33B3 The education offered by the institution recognizes the human and cultural diversity and provides students with growth opportunities and lifelong skills to live and work in a multicultural world., 3C3C The institution has the faculty and staff needed for effective, high-quality programs and student services., 5A5A Through its administrative structures and collaborative processes, the institution’s leadership demonstrates that it is effective and enables the institution to fulfill its mission., 5B5B The institution’s resource base supports its educational offerings and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.

B3003 Organizational Culture PDF

Policy Statement

The President shall create and sustain an environment that supports the achievement of the Board’s Strategic Outcomes.  As such, the President shall create a work environment of open, transparent, and honest communication that encourages the development of trust, cooperation, and collaboration while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.  

Without limiting the scope of the above statement by the following list, the President shall not:

  1. Operate without an enforced internal Code of Conduct, of which all employees are made aware, that clearly outlines the rules of expected employee behavior.
  2. Permit employees and others to be without a mechanism for confidential reporting of alleged or suspected improper activities, without fear of retaliation.
  3. Cause or allow research involving either human subjects or animals that does not adhere to generally accepted ethical principles and policy.
    1. Permit potential researchers to be without readily available guidelines for ethical research and assistance in identifying and solving ethical problems.
    2. Permit research that has not been subject to independent ethical review.
  4. Fail to submit an annual human resource monitoring report that addresses factors related to the College’s culture.
  5. Fail to periodically monitor employee perception of the College’s culture and provide the Board with a summary of the results.


Change Log

Date of Change Description of Change Governance Unit
03-07-22 Initial Adoption Board of Trustees
06-15-23 Minor grammatical edits; Added monitoring expectations Board of Trustees
04-18-24 Board Reviewed, No Changes Board of Trustees