There are three types of policies/procedures governing the operation of Blinn College:
Board Legal Policies contain provisions from federal and state statutes and regulations, case law, and other legal authority. These legally referenced policies are mandated by law and cannot be revised. Their purpose is to ensure Blinn College is in compliance with the ever-changing laws governing higher education;
Board Local Policies are created/revised by Blinn personnel but generally shall be recommended for the Board’s consideration by the District President. Their purpose is to localize the legal policies with specific information relating to Blinn College; and
Administrative Policies/Procedures are created/revised by Blinn personnel and approved by Executive Council. Their purpose is to provide procedural guidelines for carrying out the governance policies set forth by the Board.
The Blinn College Board legal and local policies are maintained by the Policy On Line service of the Texas Association of Schools Boards (TASB). As necessary by legislation, TASB presents Blinn with policy updates, which must be reviewed by Administration for compliance with accreditation regulations, as well as, conformity to current practices/capabilities. The legal policies of these updates must be adopted without revision. The local policies of these updates can be added, deleted, changed as suggested by TASB, or further revised by Blinn as needed.
In order to revise a Board local policy or an Administrative policy/procedure, you must complete the policy request form and submit to Rebecca Ruffino. Board local policy revisions will be placed on the next available Board meeting agenda for approval and Administrative policy/procedure revisions will be presented at the next available Executive Council meeting for approval.
All policies are organized into the following sections:
Board policy sections are preceded by a table of contents and a comprehensive cross-index.
Exhibits (found among Board legal and local policies) are forms/notices mandated by law to assist in the implementation of policy. These are like Board legal policies in that they are not formally adopted by the Board.
The dates on the Administrative policies/procedures reflect the actual effective/last revision date. The dates on the Board legal and local policies ONLY reflect TASB’s internal notes for issue or update. The index below shows the latest revision dates for Blinn College Board local and Administrative policies/procedures: policy revision dates index
The official policy manual of the College District is maintained by Institutional Advancement/Governmental Affairs.
If you have any questions concerning policies/procedures, please contact Rebecca Ruffino at 979-830-4114.