PREFACE


The Del Mar College Manual of Policies and Procedures presents faculty and staff with the latest rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures through which the College functions as an institution. The Manual also seeks to make manifest the rights and prerogatives, as well as the duties and responsibilities, of College personnel.
The Board of Regents has the responsibility of approving formal policies. The administration is directed to develop policies and procedures to implement these Board-approved policies. Administrative policy sections begin with an "A" and have red headings, while Board-approved policy sections begin with a "B" and have blue headings.  The former may be altered as needed by the administration with the approval of the President. Specific dates and calendar information requiring regular updating will not be considered policy per se.

Faculty committees are advisory in nature rather than administrative. Nevertheless, in a collegial atmosphere the deliberations of such committees are vitally important and often result in approved procedural changes that reflect the collective understanding of their members. Individually or collectively, faculty and staff are invited to submit recommendations for improvements in the Manual to the President or the Vice President of Instruction.

The Manual does not represent a contract between Del Mar College (the Del Mar College District) and any employee, student, or other person.  Instead the Manual, along with the Catalog and other published works, constitutes a good-faith effort to outline normal policies, including rules, regulations, procedures, and customary practices currently in force at Del Mar College.

This Manual is published electronically so that it may be kept current.  Recent policy changes are linked to the bottom of the Table of Contents page and are indicated in green text.