Standard 9: C. Publications and Policies


Standard 9: C. Publications and Policies

 

1. Publications

Among the official publications that are required of a postsecondary institution are the following: faculty handbook, student handbook, catalogs(s), policies manual, governing board manual, and recruiting or promotional material.

Policies are developed and implemented to evaluate and revise all publications regularly in order to maintain current and accurate information. The institution will portray its programs, services, and activities in all publications, advertisements, and all other communications accurately and clearly. All statements made are supported by documented evidence, unambiguous and not misleading. All publications, including those on any web sites, are to be consistent.

The publications are reviewed by appropriate administrative personnel and approved by the governing board. (Also see the section entitled “Principles of Good Practice in Institutional Advertising, Student Recruiting, and Representation of Accredited Status” in the TRACS Policies Manual.)

Standards and Evaluative Criteria

GENERAL STANDARDS

All institutional publications:

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

The following are the minimum required publications and will include the appropriate policies:

BOARD MANUAL

9.7

POLICIES MANUAL

9.8

CATALOG(S)

9.9

FACULTY HANDBOOK

9.10

STUDENT HANDBOOK

9.11

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