(1) The formal procedures for decision making at the college are governed by the board of trustees through rules promulgated by it in accordance with the requirements of chapter 34.05
RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Accordingly, all rules, orders or directives, or regulations of the college which affect the relationship of particular segments of the college, such as students, faculty, or other employees, with the college or with each other, (a) the violation of which subjects the person to a penalty or administrative sanction; or
(b) Which establishes, alters, or revokes any procedures, practice, or requirement relating to institutional hearings; or
(c) Which establishes, alters or revokes any qualification or requirement relating to the enjoyment of benefits or privileges conferred by law;
Are implemented through the procedures of the APA and appear in Title 174
WAC. However, in accordance with RCW 34.05.010
(15), the college reserves the right to promulgate as internal rules not created or implemented in accordance with the APA, the following: Rules, regulations, orders, statements, or policies relating primarily to the following: Standards for admissions; academic advancement, academic credits, graduation and the granting of degrees; tuition and fees, scholarships, financial aids, and similar academic matters; employment relationships, fiscal processes; or matters concerning only the internal management of an institution and not affecting private rights or procedures available to the general public; and such matters need not be established by rule adopted under APA unless otherwise required by law. Internal rules and regulations are set forth in the colleges published catalogs, the Policies and Procedures Manual, and the Faculty Handbook.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-04-011, § 174-276-020, filed 1/26/90, effective 2/26/90.]