Administrative Rules Directory

The following Administrative Rules (AR) and Guidelines/Procedures (G/P) provide the operating principles for Austin Community College.

NOTICE:
The AR Directory and numeric coding system were recently redesigned to align with board policies. (See more information.)

To locate an AR by the previous number, refer to the Index of Previous/New Numbers.

Number Title
1.0200.01 College Seal & Logo
1.0200.02 Publications and Printed Materials
1.0200.02.1 Publications and Printed Materials (G/P)
1.0400.02 Health Science Programs – Substance Abuse Testing
1.0400.02.1 Health Science Programs – Substance Abuse Testing (G/P)
1.0400.05 Health Services
1.0500.01 Single College Concept
1.0500.01.1 Delegation of Authority to Campuses – Developmental Communication/Math Departments (G/P)
1.0500.01.2 Delegation of Authority – Campus Representation of Departments (G/P)
1.0500.02 Department Chair Election
1.0500.02.1 Department Chair Election – Two Envelope Ballot Process (G/P)
1.0500.03 Retention Elections
1.0500.04 Course Schedule Development and Assignment of Classrooms
1.0600.01 Quality Improvement
1.0601.01 Institutional Research Review
2.0303.01 Legal Counsel
2.0400.01 Posting of Board of Trustee Meetings
2.0703.01 Shared Governance Process
2.0703.01.1 Shared Governance Process (G/P)
2.0703.02 ACC Employee Associations
2.0703.02.1 ACC Employee Associations (G/P)
2.0703.03 Adjunct Faculty Participation in Shared Governance
2.0703.04 Review of Adjunct Faculty Administrative Rules
2.0703.05 Student Stipends for Participation in the Student Government Association and Shared Governance
2.0800.01 Administrative Implementation of Board Policy
2.0800.01.1 Creation, Modification, Rescission of Administrative Rules and Guidelines/Procedures (G/P)
3.0112.01 Grants
3.0200.01 Collection, Custody and Disbursement of College Funds
3.0300.01 Institutional Memberships
3.0402.01 Equipment Inventory
3.0403.01 Internal Audit
3.0600.01 Purchasing and Contracts
3.0600.02 Copiers
3.0700.01 Management Safety Statement
3.0800.01 Keys and Access Control Cards
3.0803.01 Parking Regulations, Permits and Enforcement
3.0803.01.1 Parking Regulations, Permits and Enforcement (G/P)
3.0805.01 Internal Mail
3.0901.01 Records Management Program
3.0901.01.1 Records Center (G/P)
3.0901.01.2 Disposition of College Records (G/P)
3.0901.02 Forms Management
3.0901.02.1 Forms Management- Forms Creation and Maintenance (G/P)
3.1000.01 Student Travel to College Sponsored Events
3.1000.02 College Vehicle Use and Upkeep
3.1200.01 Naming of Facilities/Public Recognition
3.1200.01.1 Naming of Facilities/Public Recognition (G/P)
3.1200.02 College Accessibility
3.1201.01 Alterations to ACC Property
3.1201.01.1 Alterations to ACC Property (G/P)
3.1201.02 Furniture and Equipment Acquisition
3.1201.03.1 Sustainable Construction and College Operations (G/P)
3.1800.01 Acceptable Use of College Information Resources
3.1800.02 Use of Technology Resources
3.1800.03 Use of Telecommunication Resources
3.1800.04 ACCmail (Student Only)
3.1800.04.1 ACCmail (Student Only) (G/P)
3.1800.05 Use of College Information Systems
3.1800.05.1 Use of College Information Systems (G/P)
3.1800.06 Student Text Messaging (Opting Out)
3.1801.01 ACC Internet (External) Website
3.1900.02 Connecting Devices to the College Network
3.2000.01 Copyright Ownership
3.2000.02 Copyright and Fair Use
4.0101.01 Employment of Individuals Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, As Amended
4.0101.01.1 Employment of Individuals Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, As Amended (G/P)
4.0101.02 Communicable Disease
4.0300.01 Employment of Personnel
4.0300.02 Recruitment and Posting of Position Openings
4.0300.02.1 Recruitment and Posting of Position Openings (G/P)
4.0300.03 Employment Eligibility Verification
4.0300.03.1 Employment Eligibility Verification (G/P)
4.0300.04 Criminal History and Background Checks for Employment
4.0300.04.1 Criminal History and Background Checks for Employment (G/P)
4.0300.05 Appointment of Full-Time Faculty
4.0300.09 Credentials Review of Administrators for Reassignment
4.0300.09.1 Credentials Review of Administrators for Reassignment (G/P)
4.0300.10 Dual Employment
4.0300.11 Telework
4.0300.11.1 Telework (G/P)
4.0300.12 Employment of Temporary Workers and Trainers in H-1B Nonimmigrant Status
4.0300.12.1 Employment of Temporary Workers and Trainers in H-1B Nonimmigrant Status (G/P)
4.0401.01 Faculty Qualifications
4.0401.01.1 Faculty Qualifications (G/P)
4.0401.02 Staffing of Adjunct Faculty
4.0401.03 Placement Credit for Adjunct Faculty
4.0401.04 Faculty English Proficiency
4.0401.05 Administration of Eligibility Lists
4.0402.01 Employment of Hourly Personnel
4.0402.02 Placement of Interns
4.0402.03 College Work-Study Program
4.0501.01 Payroll
4.0501.02 Overtime for Non-Exempt Employees
4.0501.02.1 Overtime for Non-Exempt Employees (G/P)
4.0501.03 Compensatory Time for Professional-Technical Employees
4.0501.03.1 Recording of Compensatory Time for Professional-Technical Employees (G/P)
4.0501.04 Holiday Pay
4.0501.06 Full-Time Faculty Placement and Advancement
4.0502.01 Employee Benefits
4.0502.02 Sick Leave Pool
4.0502.02.1 Sick Leave Pool (G/P)
4.0502.03 Educational Incentive Award
4.0502.04 Educational Advancement Program
4.0502.04.1 Educational Advancement Program (G/P)
4.0502.05 Employee Orientation
4.0502.06 Mentoring
4.0502.06.1 Mentoring (G/P)
4.0502.07 Sabbatical Leave
4.0502.07.1 Sabbatical Leave (G/P)
4.0503.01 Leave
4.0503.02 Accrued Leave
4.0503.02.1 Accrued Leave (G/P)
4.0503.03 Non-Accrued Paid Leave
4.0503.03.1 Non-Accrued Paid Leave (G/P)
4.0503.04 Family and Medical Leave
4.0503.04.1 Family and Medical Leave (G/P)
4.0503.05 Leave Without Pay
4.0503.05.1 Leave Without Pay (G/P)
4.0503.06 Substitute Professors
4.0503.06.1 Substitute Professors (G/P)
4.0505.01 Business Expense Reimbursement
4.0505.01.1 Business Expense Reimbursement (G/P)
4.0505.02 Travel
4.0505.02.1 Travel (G/P)
4.0505.03 TCCTA Annual Conference
4.0702.01 Resolution of an Employee Grievance
4.0702.01.1 Resolution of an Employee Grievance (G/P)
4.0800.01 Ethics
4.0800.01.1 Ethics (G/P)
4.0900.01 Drug Free Workplace, Drug Free Schools and Communities Act & Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) for Employees
4.0900.01.1 Drug Free Workplace & Drug Free Schools and Communities Act & Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) for Employees (G/P)
4.0901.01 Employee Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
4.0901.01.1 Employee Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (G/P)
4.1000.01 Workload of Employees Retired Under TRS
4.1000.02 Faculty Agreements
4.1000.02.1 Faculty Agreements (G/P)
4.1000.03 Full-Time Faculty Workload
4.1000.03.1 Full-Time Faculty Workload (G/P)
4.1000.04 Adjunct Faculty Workloads
4.1000.05 Transfer/Reassignment of Employee
4.1100.01 Professional Development Hours
4.1100.01.1 Professional Development Hours (G/P)
4.1100.01.2 Faculty Professional Development Hours (G/P)
4.1201.01 Staff Evaluation, Performance Excellence Program
4.1201.02 Faculty Evaluation
4.1201.03 Progressive Discipline Procedures for Non-Faculty Staffing Table Employees
4.1201.03.1 Progressive Discipline for Non-Faculty Staffing Table Employees (G/P)
4.1300.01 Termination of Non-Faculty Employees
4.1300.01.1 Termination of Non-Faculty Employees (G/P)
4.1301.01 Termination of Annual Contract Employees
5.0201.01 Distance Learning Best Practices
5.0201.01.1 Distance Learning Best Practices (G/P)
5.0202.01 Field & International Studies (Study Abroad) Courses
5.0202.01.1 Study Abroad (G/P)
5.0300.01 Child Development Department/Children’s Lab School Role and Scope
5.0300.02 Veteran’s Educational Program
5.0303.01 Informal Transfer
5.0303.01.1 Informal Transfer Procedure (G/P)
5.0303.02 Pass/Fail Option
5.0303.03 Course Load for Full-Time Students
5.0303.04 Six Course Drop Limitation
5.0303.05 Withdrawal Policy: Semester Credit Courses
5.0401.01 Course Materials Orders
5.0401.02 Library Services Materials Circulation
5.0401.03 Library Services Material Selection
5.06.01.02 Assessment of Instructional Programs
5.0601.03 Structure and Organization of Developmental Education
5.0601.04 Developmental Education: State Exemptions and Exceptions to Overall TSI Requirements
5.0601.04.1 Developmental Education: State Exemptions and Exceptions to Overall TSI Requirements (G/P)
5.0601.05 Assessment of Basic Skills: First Semester Course Enrollment Without TSI Testing-Exceptional Circumstances Provision
5.0601.06 Enrollment in Courses Without Skills Requirement
5.0601.07 Mandatory Load Limits for Developmental Students
5.0601.08 Developmental Education: Monitoring Student Participation in Mandatory Developmental Education Requirements
5.0601.09 In Progress Grades for Developmental Students
5.0601.10 Developmental Education: Mandatory Skill Development Courses for Certain Students Who Need Remediation
5.0601.11 Role of Advisors and Counselors in Support of Students in Developmental Education
5.0601.12 Developmental Education Effectiveness Measures
5.0601.13 Course Required for Certain First-Time at Austin Community College (ACC) Students
5.0601.14 Assessment, Placement and Remediation Requirement for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
5.0601.15 Assessment Requirement for Developmental Education: Reading Placement and Continuous Remediation
5.0601.16 Assessment Requirement for Developmental Education: Writing (Placement and Continuous Remediation)
5.0601.17 Required Mathematics Enrollment
5.0601.19 Placement of Students in Developmental Education
5.0601.20 Assessment Requirement for Developmental Education: Developmental Math (Placement and Continuous Remediation)
5.0602.01 Degree & Certificate Designations
5.0603.01 Assessment College Readiness for New Students
5.0701.01 Instructor Initiated and Administrative Withdrawal and Appeal Policy
5.0701.02 D Grade
5.0701.03 Conversion of ACC Alternative Credit Contact Hours
5.0701.03.1 Conversion of ACC Alternative Credit Contact Hours (G/P)
5.0701.04 Grade Change
5.0701.04.1 Procedure for Determination of Error of a Performance Grade (G/P)
5.0701.05 Prior Learning Assessment
5.0701.05.1 Prior Learning Assessment (G/P)
5.0701.06 Student Grade Point Average
5.0701.07 Scholastic Achievement Awards
5.0701.08 Academic Standards of Progress
5.0703.01 Graduate Guarantee
5.0800.01 Articulation and Transfer Services for ACC Students
5.0800.04 Area of Study Information Session
5.0800.05 Faculty Advising for Students
5.0800.05.1 Faculty Advising for Students (G/P)
5.0800.06 Career Development Services for Students
5.0802.01 Counseling and Advising Services to Students
5.0900.01 Assessment of Basic Skills: Fulfillment of TSI Requirements
5.0900.02 Assessment (Local)
6.0100.01 Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct
6.0100.01.1 Title IX Grievance Procedures (G/P)
6.0100.01.2 Sexual Misconduct Investigation Procedures (G/P)
6.0100.02 Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment of Students on the Basis of Disability, Race, Color or National Origin
6.0100.02.1 Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment of Students on the Basis of Disability and/or Race, Color, or National Origin (G/P)
6.0100.04 Compliance with American Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended
6.0200.01 Admission
6.0200.02 Academic Fresh Start
6.0200.03 Student Criminal Background Checks
6.0300.01 Religious Holy Days
6.0400.01 Refund of Tuition and Fees, Semester Credit Courses
6.0400.02 Continuing Education Refund Policy
6.0401.01 Early College Start for High School Students
6.0501.01 Student Financial Aid
6.0501.02 Satisfactory Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
6.1000.01 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA)
6.1000.02 Student Records
6.1100.01 Student Activities
6.1202.01 Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process
6.1202.01.1 Academic Integrity and Disciplinary Process (G/P)
6.1202.01.2 Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process (G/P)
6.1202.02 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)
6.1202.02.1 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) (G/P)
6.1202.03 Prohibition of the Use of Alcoholic Beverages at ACC Student Life Sponsored Events
6.1204.01 Student Complaints
6.1204.01.1 Non-grade Related Academic Student Complaints (G/P)
6.1204.01.2 Student Complaints (G/P)
7.0301.01 Management of Employee Information
7.0301.01.1 Management of Employee Information (G/P)
7.0301.03 Legal Services: Management of Subpoenas and Lawsuits
7.0301.03.1 Legal Services: Management of Subpoenas and Lawsuits (G/P)
7.0302.01 Requests for Public Information
7.0400.01 Use of College Facilities
7.0400.02 Use of College Facilities by Student & Registered Student Organizations
7.0401.01 Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Environment
7.0401.01.1 Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Environment (G/P)
7.0500.01 Approval for Solicitation of External Organizations
7.1100.01 Reporting Substantive Changes to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
7.1100.01.1 Reporting Substantive Changes to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) (G/P)
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