The State Board of Community Colleges frequently solicits comments about proposed changes. Any changes currently under review are listed below, including guidelines for how to submit comments. 

Proposed Amendment of 1B SBCCC 400

The State Board of Community Colleges has initiated the rulemaking process to amend1B SBCCC 400 – “Program Accountability.” The proposed language modifies 1B SBCCC 400 to:

  1. 1)  Incorporate the System Governance Task Force’s recommendation that the SBCC receivea biannual report on any accreditation actions taken by SACSCOC;

  2. 2)  Remove outdated language that is not consistent with current practice; and

  3. 3)  Establish a policy governing the consistent collection and reporting of data, including

    codification of the Data Governance Committee.

    The proposed amendment is published on the NC Community College System's

website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule, with the changes indicated, is attached to this memorandum. Please post a copy of the proposed rule in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed rule. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf of their community collegeshould comply with their college’s local process for submitting comments on a proposed rule.Written comments on the rules must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 23 August 2018. Any member of the public has the right to request a hearing on the proposed rules.Requests for a hearing must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 8 August 2018.Written comments and requests for hearing shall be directed to the following address: Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001 or by email to publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Proposed Amendment of 1C SBCCC 300.98

The State Board of Community Colleges (“SBCC”) has initiated the rulemaking process to amend 1C SBCCC 300.98 – “Evaluation of Presidents.” On the recommendation of the System Governance Task Force, the SBCC deemed it important for all local community collegetrustees to have a copy of their president’s evaluation. Additionally, it is important for the full board to have the opportunity to review the president’s contract on an annual basis, if the president has a contract.

The proposed amendment is published on the NC Community College System's website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule, with the changes indicated, is attached to this memorandum. Please post a copy of the proposed rule in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed rule. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf of their community collegeshould comply with their college’s local process for submitting comments on a proposed rule.Written comments on the rules must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 23 August 2018. Any member of the public has the right to request a hearing on the proposed rules.Requests for a hearing must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 8 August 2018.Written comments and requests for hearing shall be directed to the following address: Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001 or by email to publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Proposed Amendment of 1C SBCCC 400

The State Board of Community Colleges (“SBCC”) has initiated the rulemaking process to amend 1C SBCCC 400 – “Salaries and Benefits.” The proposed amendments are necessary to align the rules with existing practices, add the service award policy, and add the System Governance Task Force proposal regarding leave payouts.

The proposed amendment is published on the NC Community College System's website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule, with the changes indicated, is attached to this memorandum. Please post a copy of the proposed rule in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed rule. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf of their community collegeshould comply with their college’s local process for submitting comments on a proposed rule.Written comments on the rules must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 23 August 2018. Any member of the public has the right to request a hearing on the proposed rules.Requests for a hearing must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 8 August 2018.Written comments and requests for hearing shall be directed to the following address: Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001 or by email to publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Proposed Amendment of 1G SBCCC 100.1

The State Board of Community Colleges (“SBCC”) has initiated the rulemaking process to amend 1G SBCCC 100.1 – “Definitions.” The proposed change is necessary to effectuate theGeneral Assembly’s appropriation of funds for “Short-Term Workforce Training Parity” in S.L.2018-5, sec. 39.2.

The proposed amendment is published on the NC Community College System's website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule, with the changes indicated, is attached to this memorandum. Please post a copy of the proposed rule in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed rule. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf of their community collegeshould comply with their college’s local process for submitting comments on a proposed rule.Written comments on the rule must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 23 August 2018. Any member of the public has the right to request a hearing on the proposed rules.Requests for a hearing must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 8 August 2018.Written comments and requests for hearing shall be directed to the following address: Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001 or by email to publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Substantive Changes - Proposed Adoption of 1D SBCCC 300.9 – “Clinical Practice”

On 22 May 2018, the State Board of Community Colleges (“SBCC”) provided public notice that it initiated the rulemaking process to adopt the following rule:

1D SBCCC 300.9 – “Clinical Practice”

The SBCC received public comments on the above rule through 21 June 2018. After consideration of the public comments, the SBCC is proposing changes to the proposed rule to adopt 1D SBCCC 300.9 – “Clinical Practice.” The changes to the proposed adoption would constitute a substantive change under 3B SBCCC 100.2(l) and 300.1. The SBCC is addressing potentially ambiguous language and providing language to mirror the language for the reporting of student hours for curriculum classes in 1G SBCCC 200.93(g), lines 17-18.

The proposed adoption including the substantive changes are published on the NC Community College System's website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule, with the substantive changes indicated, is attached to this memorandum. The items highlighted are the changes that the SBCCapproved. “Strikeouts” indicate deletion of prior suggested language and “underlines” indicatethe proposed addition of language. Please post a copy of the proposed rule with the substantive changes in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed substantive changes. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf oftheir community college should comply with their college’s local process for submitting commentson a proposed rule. Written comments on the substantive changes must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Written comments shall be directed to the following email address: publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu or via postal mail at Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Proposed Adoption of 1C SBCCC 300.1 – “Presidential Selection Process”

On 20 July 2018, the State Board of Community Colleges (“SBCC”) voted to initiate rulemaking to adopt 1C SBCCC 300.1 – “Presidential Selection Process.” As recommended by the System Governance Task Force, the SBCC is initiating the rulemaking process to adopt this proposed rule to provide clarity and consistency by codifying the SBCC’s process to approve theelection of community college presidents.

The proposed adoption is published on the NC Community College System's website, www.nccommunitycolleges.edu, under "State Board Code." For your convenience, a copy of the proposed rule is attached to this memorandum. Please post a copy of the proposed rule in prominent places so that all individuals affected by the proposed changes will be informed.

Any member of the public has the right to submit written comments on the proposed rule. Please note that any person who submits a public comment on behalf of their community collegeshould comply with their college’s local process for submitting comments on a proposed rule.Written comments on the rule must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2018. Any member of the public has the right to request a hearing on the proposed rules.Requests for a hearing must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2018.Written comments and requests for hearing shall be directed to the following address: Q. Shanté Martin, 200 W. Jones Street, 5001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5001 or by email to publiccomments@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Thank you for your attention to this matter.