1: General Information

History

Haywood Community College was created as Haywood Industrial Education Center in August 1965, under the Community College Act of 1963. Its present name was adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 1987. The school was housed for the first year in Patton School five miles from its present location. In 1966, it was moved to the old Clyde High School complex where it remained until the completion of the new campus in June 1972. The College's permanent home was made possible by the generous donations of Mr. A. L. Freedlander, local industrialist, Mr. Robert Frazell, and the individual contributions from Haywood County citizens and the local governing boards to match Mr. Freedlander's contribution.

For more of the College's history, please visit the HCC History page.

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values can be found on the About HCC page.


Related Policies:

  1. 1.1
    Public Records Policy
    1. 1.1.1
      Dissemination of Public Records and Information

2: Governance and Organizational Structure

Introduction

The concept "governance" refers to the College's structures and processes for decision making and communication. Decision-making involves all decisions - those relating to policy development, policy implementation, curriculum decisions, resource allocations, planning, evaluation, etc. Governance means institutional decision-making in its broadest sense.

Individuals of the College community are involved in governance in one or more of the following ways:

  1. through the organizational structure;
  2. by serving on or presenting information to a standing committee;
  3. by serving on or working with advisory, ad hoc, and task force committees;
  4. through the Employee Senate;
  5. by participating in staff meetings, and
  6. through Student Government.

According to the Commission of College's Criteria for Accreditation, the organization of the College should bring together its various resources and allocate them effectively in order to accomplish College goals. These criteria also call for the organizational structure and the administrative processes of the College to be well-defined and understood by the entire College community. Governance provisions of HCC exist to reflect acceptance of the criteria for accreditation as a basis for establishing an effective teaching, learning, and working environment in order to facilitate fulfillment of the College's purpose.

Haywood Community College operates within the statutes, policies, and regulations set forth by the State of North Carolina, the State Board of Community Colleges, the College Board of Trustees, and the Federal Government. Within these conditions, the President, as Chief Administrative Officer, is charged with the delegation of authority to various organizational systems and positions.

The President is granted the right of review and approval over all internal grievances and management decisions. He or she will explain the reversal or modification of internal governance and/or management decision except where in his or her judgment such decisions would be injurious to the College or individuals. In cases where management decisions are required in the absence of a policy, the management decision will prevail until an orderly means can be found to develop and implement appropriate policy.

The organizational structure of the College is designed to provide a system for coordination and problem solving. Communication is essential for effective problem solving. The skill and good faith of individuals who function within the College contribute to establishing a balance between problem solving and coordination efforts.

Board of Trustees

For information on the Board of Trustees, its goals, its members, its meetings and its by-laws, please visit the Board of Trustees page.

Organizational Chart

Follow the link for our most current organizational chart.

Committees

Details on Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees as well as committee structure, please visit the HCC Committees page.

3: General Policies

  1. 3.1
    College Operating Hours
    1. 3.1.1
      College Operating Hours
  2. 3.2
    Affirmative Action Plan
  3. 3.3
    Americans with Disabilities Act
  4. 3.5
    Charitable Donations
    1. 3.5.1
      Charitable Donations
  5. 3.6
    College Mission Statement
  6. 3.7
    College Planning
    1. 3.7.1
      Strategic Planning
  7. 3.9
    Conflict of Interest
  8. 3.10
    Degree Granting Authority
  9. 3.11
    Distribution of Keys
  10. 3.12
    Emergency Situations
    1. 3.12.1
      In Case of an Emergency
  11. 3.13
    Equal Employment Opportunity
  12. 3.14
    Ethics and Undue Influence
  13. 3.15
    Evaluation of the President
  14. 3.16
    Hazard Communications
  15. 3.17
    Honorary Awards
  16. 3.18
    Intellectual Property
  17. 3.19
    Parking and Traffic
    1. 3.19.1
      Parking and Traffic
  18. 3.20
    Personal Use of HCC Property
  19. 3.21
    Policy and Procedures Development and Adoption
    1. 3.21.1
      Policy and Procedure Development and Adoption Procedure
  20. 3.23
    Public Relations and Publicity
  21. 3.24
    Removal of Board of Trustees Member
  22. 3.25
    Reporting Criminal Activity
    1. 3.25.1
      Reporting Criminal Activity
  23. 3.26
    Risk Management
  24. 3.27
    Seizure of Buildings and Disturbances on Campus
  25. 3.28
    Services to External Agencies, Groups, and Individuals
  26. 3.29
    Solicitation and Public Assembly
    1. 3.29.1
      Solicitation and Public Assembly
  27. 3.30
    Tobacco Free Campus
    1. 3.30.1
      Tobacco Free Campus Procedure
  28. 3.31
    Weapons on Campus
  29. 3.32
    Reporting of Substantive Change
    1. 3.32.1
      Reporting of Substantive Change
  30. 3.33
    Sustainable Development
    1. 3.33.1
      Campus Landscape Planting
    2. 3.33.2
      ENERGY STAR© Rated Product Procurement
    3. 3.33.3
      Purchase Of Paper, Paper Products, And Other Related Paper Consumables
    4. 3.33.4
      Parking – Designated Carpooling Spaces
    5. 3.33.5
      College Vehicle No Idle Procedure
    6. 3.33.6
      Energy and Water Efficiency Procedure
    7. 3.33.7
      Recycling Procedure
  31. 3.35
    Instructional Service Agreements
  32. 3.36
    Foreign National Compliance Policy
  33. 3.37
    Open Communication
  34. 3.38
    Disruptive Behavior
  35. 3.39
    Naming College Property
    1. 3.39.1
      Naming College Property

6: Human Resources

  1. 6.1
    Alcohol and Drug Free Campus
    1. 6.1.1
      Alcohol and Drug Free Campus
  2. 6.3
    Appointment, Resignation and Re-employment
  3. 6.4
    Communicable Diseases
    1. 6.4.1
      Communicable Diseases
  4. 6.5
    Compensatory Time Off
    1. 6.5.1
      Compensatory Time Off
  5. 6.6
    Definitions of Employment Classifications and Applicable Benefits
  6. 6.7
    Disciplinary Action, Suspension, and Dismissal
    1. 6.7.1
      Disciplinary Action Addressing Suspension and Dismissal
  7. 6.10
    Employee Evaluation Process
  8. 6.11
    Employment Policy
    1. 6.11.1
      Employment Procedures
  9. 6.12
    Faculty and Staff Salary Determination
    1. 6.12.2
      Faculty & Staff Salary Determination Procedures
  10. 6.13
    Holidays
  11. 6.14
    Adverse Weather and Emergency Closings
    1. 6.14.1
      Adverse Weather and Emergency Closings
    2. 6.14.2
      Loss of Instructional Time
  12. 6.15
    Leave Policies
    1. 6.15.1
      Annual Leave
      1. 6.15.1.1
        Annual Leave Procedure
    2. 6.15.2
      Civil Leave
    3. 6.15.3
      Educational Leave with Pay
      1. 6.15.3.1
        Educational Leave with Pay Procedures
    4. 6.15.4
      Family and Medical Leave Act
      1. 6.15.4.1
        Family and Medical Leave Act Procedures
    5. 6.15.5
      Bereavement Leave
      1. 6.15.5.1
        Bereavement Leave Procedures
    6. 6.15.6
      Military Leave
    7. 6.15.7
      Parental Leave
    8. 6.15.8
      Sick Leave
    9. 6.15.9
      Leave Transfer
  13. 6.16
    Leave without Pay
  14. 6.17
    Longevity Pay Plan for Institutional Personnel
    1. 6.17.1
      Longevity Pay Procedure
  15. 6.18
    Nepotism
  16. 6.19
    Other Employee Benefits
  17. 6.20
    Political Activity by Employees
  18. 6.21
    Privacy of Employee Personnel Records
  19. 6.22
    Probation Period
  20. 6.23
    Professional Development
    1. 6.23.6
      Submission of Faculty and Staff Credentials
  21. 6.24
    Professional Liability
  22. 6.25
    Reduction in Force
    1. 6.25.1
      Reduction in Force
  23. 6.26
    Secondary Employment
    1. 6.26.1
      Secondary Employment Procedure
  24. 6.27
    Harassment
    1. 6.27.1
      Sexual Harassment Procedure
  25. 6.28
    Telecommuting
    1. 6.28.1
      Telecommuting Procedures
  26. 6.30
    Voluntary Shared Leave
    1. 6.30.1
      Voluntary Shared Leave Procedure
  27. 6.31
    Worker's Compensation
  28. 6.32
    Working Hours
    1. 6.32.1
      Faculty Working Hours
    2. 6.32.2
      Faculty Teaching Load
    3. 6.32.3
      Adjunct Faculty Teaching Load
  29. 6.33
    Whistleblower Policy
  30. 6.34
    Complaint/Grievance/Appeal
    1. 6.34.1
      Complaint/Grievance/Appeal Procedure
  31. 6.35
    Furlough Policy
  32. 6.36
    Veterans Preference
  33. 6.37
    Personnel Records Subject to Inspection
  34. 6.38
    Employee Professional Development Funds for Tuition
    1. 6.38.1
      Employee Professional Development Funds for Tuition