North Central’s Policy Advisor Committee put forward new polices that affect employees and prospective students of the University
The Policy Advisor Committee at North Central University announced four new issue policies that were approved by the President’s Council on November 11, 2019.
These new policies are Admission for Undergraduates; established admission criteria for potential students, Executive Compensation and Separation; established compensation standards for employees in senior leadership position , Non-Retaliation; the protection of any employee within the community from retaliation, who in good faith, participate in investigations or report alleged violations of policies, laws, rules, or regulations applicable to the university, and Holiday and Holiday Pay; the provision of university-recognized paid holidays for eligible university employees.
“Policy is all about risk production,” said Policy Advisory Committee Chair and Interim Director of IT Nathan Stuart. “It’s more important to have a policy that is good that you’re enforcing, than a policy that you don’t enforce that is not enforceable.”
The Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) members are appointed by role representing major areas of the university. PAC researches and reviews potential university policies then sends it to the Presidential Cabinet for approval.
“North Central is pretty deficient as far as police go,” Stuart said. “This actually goes back two years ago we started an initiative which formed the policy process and this committee [PAC] that would basically try to update North Central policies and established ones that are just missing ”
Stuart said that PAC has done work with Policy Program Director and Chair of the Association of College and University and Policy Administrators of the at the University of Minnesota, Michelle Gross. “They’re very helpful,” said Stuart “Every university is in this together we have the same compliance obligations other than state.”
“It’s a long process that is finally bearing fruit, we started on this two years ago with the passing of policy on policies,” said Stuart.