Public Notices

Notice of Rule Development for Policies 4110 - 4168

January 26, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to develop Rules 4110 - 4168.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Program: 4110 -Curriculum Development and Deletion of Courses, 4115 -Developmental Education Implementation Plan, 4120 -Master Class Schedule and Schedule of Classes, 4125 -Examinations and Rescheduling of Final Exams, 4130 -Admission Policy, 4130.01 -Substitute Admission and Graduation Requirements, 4135 -Withdrawal From College Courses, 4135.01 -Dropping and Adding Courses and Auditing Classes, 4140 -Transfer of Academic Credit, 4145 -Testing for Placement Services, 4150 -Field and Other College-Sponsored Trips, 4155 -Intercollegiate Athletics, 4160 -Class Participation and Attendance, 4161 -Standards of Academic Progress, 4162 -Grading System, 4165 -Definition of Credit, 4168 -Awarding of Certificates and Degrees.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt, amend and/or delete policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: curriculum development and deletion of courses, developmental education implementation, master class schedule and schedule of classes, examinations and rescheduling of final exams, admission policy, substitute admission and graduation requirements, withdrawal from college courses, dropping and adding courses and auditing classes, transfer of academic credit, testing for placement services, field and other college-sponsored trips, intercollegiate athletics, class participation and attendance, standards of academic progress, grading system, definition of credit, and awarding of certificates and degrees at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 1001.64, 1001.65, 1002.41, 1003.435, 1004.65, 1004.91, 1007, 1008.03, 1008.30; F.A.C. 6A-10.041, 6A-10.0315, 6A-10.0331, 6A-14.055, 6A-14.0301; ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu.


Notice of Rule Development for Policies 5100 - 5710

January 26, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to develop Rules 5100 - 5710.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Students: 5100 -Academic Honors and Merit Recognition, 5110 -Student Appeal for Change of Course Grade, 5200 -Student Code of Conduct, 5210 -Academic Dishonesty, 5300 -Professional Relationships, 5320 -Title IX Sexual Harassment, 5330 -Hazing, 5410 -Academic Freedom – Students, 5420 -Student Fund Drives and Solicitations, 5430 -Student Organizations, 5440 -Disruptive Students, 5500 -Student Records, 5520 -Confidentiality, 5700 – Awarding Posthumous Degrees, 5710 -Student Complaints.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt, amend and/or delete policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: academic honors and merit recognitions, student appeal for change of course grade, student code of conduct, academic dishonesty, professional relationships, Title IX sexual harassment, hazing, academic freedom - students, student fund drives and solicitations, student organizations, disruptive students, student records, confidentiality, awarding posthumous degrees and student complaints at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 110.1221, 119, 250.481, 760, 1000.05, 1001.64, 1001.65, 1006, 1009, 20 U.S.C, 29 U.S.C., 34 U.S.C., 38 U.S.C., 42  U.S.C., and F.A.C. 1B-24.003.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu.


Notice of Rule Development for Policies 6100 - 6830

January 26, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to develop Rules 6100 - 6830.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Finances: 6100 -Uniform Records and Accounts, 6105 -Authorization to Use Facsimile Signatures, 6107 -Authorization to Accept and Distribute Electronic Records, to Use Electronic Signature, and Make Electronic Fund Transfers, 6110 -Sponsored Programs, 6112.01 -Cash Management, 6152 -Student Activity and Service Fees, 6153 -Distance Learning Fee, 6220 -Budget Preparation, 6320 -Purchasing and Contracting for Commodities and Contractual Services, 6322 -Construction Projects, Contracting, Bidding, and Advertising, 6325 -Procurement – Federal Grants/Funds, 6329 -Professional Services Contracts, 6330 -Acquisition of Professional Architectural, Engineering, Landscape Architectural, or Land Surveying Services, 6334 -Prequalification of Contractors for Educational Facilities Construction, 6340 -Reduction of Retainage and Final Payment to Contractor for Construction Projects, 6345 -Change Orders, 6610 -Ticket Sales, 6830 -External Financial Audits.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt, amend and/or delete policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: uniform records and accounts, authorization to use facsimile signature, authorization to accept and distribute electronic records, to use electronic signature, and make electronic fund transfers, sponsored programs, cash management, student activity and service fees, distance learning fee, budget preparation, purchasing and contracting for commodities and contractual series construction projects, contracting, bidding, and advertising, procurement – federal grants/funds, professional services contracts, acquisition of professional architectural, engineering, landscape architectural, or land surveying services, prequalification of contractors for educational facilities construction, reduction of retainage and final payment of contractor for construction projects, change orders, ticket sales and external financial audits at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 668, 1001.64, 1001.65, 1010, 1011.32, 1101.81, 2 C.F.R., 34 C.F.R., 15 U.S.C., F.A.C. 6A-14.060, and F.A.C. 6A-14.072.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu.


Notice of Rule Adoption for Policies 1110 - 1730

January 24, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to adopt Rules 1110 - 1730 at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 21, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Executive, Administrative and Managerial/Professional Personnel: 1110 -Employment of Executive, Administrative and Managerial/Professional Personnel, 1111 -Establishing New Positions, 1115 -Employee Recruitment and Selection, 1118 -Classification Plan, 1120 -Employee Acceptance of College Policies, 1121 -Background Screenings, 1121.01 -Mandatory Self-Reporting, 1125 -Nepotism, 1130 -Appointments, 1135 -Internal Vacancies, 1140 -Conflict of Interest, 1145 -Reduction in Staff, 1200 -Employee Standards of Conduct, 1210 -Corrective Action/Employee Discipline, 1300 -Professional Relationships, 1320 -Title IX Sexual Harassment, 1330 -Workplace Violence, 1340 -Grievances, 1400 -Evaluation of Employee Performance, 1410 -Annual Salary Schedule and Compensation, 1415 -Essential Personnel, 1420 -Employee Benefits and Privileges, 1422 -Part-Time Employees (Non-Benefited), 1425 -Employee Attendance and Leave, 1430 -Sick Leave Pool, 1430.01 -Family Medical Leave Act, 1430.02 -Lactation/Nursing Mothers, 1440 -Political Activities, 1500 -Work Schedules and Alternate Work Arrangements, 1510 -Personnel File, 1515 -Outside Employment, 1520 -Professional Development and Tuition Waivers, 1600 -Copyrighted Works, Trademark, and Patent Ownership, 1610 -Educational Work Products, 1710 -Employee Pay, 1715 -Separation Pay, 1720 -Salary Overpayments/College Debt, 1730 -Wireless Communication Device Allowance.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: executive, administrative and managerial/professional personnel, establishing new positions, employee recruitment and selection, classification plans, acceptance of College policies, background screenings, mandatory self-reporting, nepotism, appointments, internal vacancies, conflict of interest, reduction in staff, employee standards of conduct, corrective action/employee discipline, professional relationships, Title IX sexual harassment, workplace violence, grievances, evaluation of employee performance, annual salary schedule and compensation, essential personnel, employee benefits and privileges, part-time employees, employee attendance and leave, sick leave pool, Family Medical Leave Act, lactation/nursing mothers, political activities, work schedules and alternate work arrangements, personnel file, outside employment, professional development and tuition waivers, copyrighted works, trademark and patent ownership, educational work products, employee pay, separation pay, salary overpayments/college debt, and wireless communication device allowance at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 104, 106, 110, 112, 115, 119, 121, 215, 250, 316, 435, 440, 760, 943, 1000.05, 1001.64, 1001.65, 1004.726, 1009, 1012, 2 C.F.R. 200, 29 C.F.R, 20 U.S.C, and F.A.C. 6A-14.047.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu

For information or assistance on how to provide public comment at the meeting, please call (850) 201-6074 or email renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu


Notice of Rule Adoption for Policies 2105 - 2800

January 24, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to adopt Rules 2105 - 2800 at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 21, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Instructional Personnel: 2105 -Faculty Senate, 2110 -Employment of Adjunct Instructors, 2111 -Establishing New Positions, 2115 -Employee Recruitment and Selection, 2118 -Classification Plan, 2120 -Employee Acceptance of College Policies, 2121 -Background Screenings, 2121.01 -Mandatory Self-Reporting, 2125 -Nepotism, 2130 -Appointments, 2135 -Internal Vacancies, 2140 -Conflict of Interest, 2145 -Reduction in Staff, 2200 -Employee Standards of Conduct, 2300 -Professional Relationships, 2320 -Title IX Sexual Harassment, 2330 -Workplace Violence, 2400 -Evaluation of Employee Performance, 2420 -Employee Benefits and Privileges, 2422 -Part-Time Employees (Non-Benefited), 2425 -Employee Attendance and Leave, 2430 -Sick Leave Pool, 2430.01 -Family Medical Leave Act, 2430.02 -Lactation/Nursing Mothers, 2440 -Political Activities, 2460 -Suspension, Dismissal, or Non-Renewal of Contracts of Instructional Staff, 2500 -Work Schedules and Alternate Work Arrangements, 2505 -Substitutes, 2510 -Personnel File, 2515 -Outside Employment, 2520 -Professional Development and Tuition Waivers, 2610 -Educational Work Products, 2710 -Employee Pay, 2715 -Separation Pay, 2720 -Salary Overpayments/College Debt, 2800 -Faculty Emeriti.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: faculty senate, employment of adjunct instructors, establishing new positions, employee recruitment and selection, classification plans, acceptance of College policies, background screenings, mandatory self-reporting, nepotism, appointments, internal vacancies, conflict of interest, reduction in staff, employee standards of conduct, professional relationships, Title IX sexual harassment, workplace violence, evaluation of employee performance, employee benefits and privileges, part-time employees, employee attendance and leave, sick leave pool, Family Medical Leave Act, lactation/nursing mothers, political activities, suspension, dismissal or non-renewal of contracts, work schedules and alternate work arrangements, substitutes, personnel file, outside employment, professional development and tuition waivers, educational work products, employee pay, separation pay, salary overpayments/college debt, and faculty emeriti at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 104, 106, 110, 112, 115, 119, 120, 121, 215, 250, 316, 435, 440, 760, 943, 1000.05, 1001.64, 1001.65, 1004.726, 1009, 1012, 2 C.F.R. 200, 29 C.F.R, 20 U.S.C, F.A.C. 6A-14.0411, and F.A.C. 6A-14.047.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu

For information or assistance on how to provide public comment at the meeting, please call (850) 201-6074 or email renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu.


Notice of Rule Adoption for Policies 3105 - 3730

January 24, 2022
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION: The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College, Florida gives notice of its intent to adopt Rules 3105 - 3730 at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 21, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

TITLE/SUBJECT: College Noninstructional Personnel: 3105 -Classified Staff Council, 3111 -Establishing New Positions, 3115 -Employee Recruitment and Selection, 3118 -Classification Plan, 3120 -Employee Acceptance of College Policies, 3121 -Background Screenings, 3121.01 -Mandatory Self-Reporting, 3125 -Nepotism, 3130 -Appointments, 3135 -Internal Vacancies, 3140 -Conflict of Interest, 3145 -Reduction in Staff, 3200 -Employee Standards of Conduct, 3210 -Corrective Action/Employee Discipline, 3300 -Professional Relationships, 3320 -Title IX Sexual Harassment, 3330 -Workplace Violence, 3340 -Grievances, 3400 -Evaluation of Employee Performance, 3410 -Annual Salary Schedule and Compensation, 3415 -Essential Personnel, 3420 -Employee Benefits and Privileges, 3422 -Part-Time Employees (Non-Benefited), 3425 -Employee Attendance and Leave, 3430 -Sick Leave Pool, 3430.01 -Family Medical Leave Act, 3430.02 -Lactation/Nursing Mothers, 3440 -Political Activities, 3500 -Work Schedules and Alternate Work Arrangements, 3510 -Personnel File, 3515 -Outside Employment, 3520 -Professional Development and Tuition Waivers, 3600 -Copyrighted Works, Trademark, and Patent Ownership, 3610 -Educational Work Products, 3700 -Fair Labor Standards Act, 3705 -Call Back/On Call, 3708 –employee timesheets, 3710 -Employee Pay, 3715 -Separation Pay, 3720 -Salary Overpayments/College Debt, 3725 -Overtime, 3730 -Wireless Communication Device Allowance.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To adopt policies outlining and/or clarifying the College’s governance in regards to: classified staff council, establishing new positions, employee recruitment and selection, classification plans, acceptance of College policies, background screenings, mandatory self-reporting, nepotism, appointments, internal vacancies, conflict of interest, reduction in staff, employee standards of conduct, corrective action/employee discipline, professional relationships, Title IX sexual harassment, workplace violence, grievances, evaluation of employee performance, annual salary schedule and compensation, essential personnel, employee benefits and privileges, part-time employees, employee attendance and leave, sick leave pool, Family Medical Leave Act, lactation/nursing mothers, political activities, work schedules and alternate work arrangements, personnel file, outside employment, professional development and tuition waivers, copyrighted works, trademark and patent ownership, educational work products, FLSA, call back/on call, employee timesheets, employee pay, separation pay, salary overpayments/college debt, overtime, and wireless communication device allowance at TCC.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: FS 104, 106, 110, 112, 115, 119, 121, 215, 250, 316, 435, 440, 760, 943, 1000.05, 1001.64, 1001.65, 1004.726, 1009, 1012, 2 C.F.R. 200, 29 C.F.R, 20 U.S.C, Fair Labor Standards Act, and F.A.C. 6A-14.047.  For questions or copies of preliminary drafts, if available, contact: R. Tolson, 850-201-6074 or renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu

For information or assistance on how to provide public comment at the meeting, please call (850) 201-6074 or email renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu


Notice of Rule Development Workshop 2/21/22

January 12, 2022
The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College will hold a workshop on 2/21/22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL. The agenda includes policy development for areas of College programs, finance and students, as set forth in the rule development notice. Agency contact: R. Tolson, renae.tolson@tcc.fl.edu.