Reinhardt University SACSCOC Compliance Certification

3.2.2.3 Institutional Policy

The legal authority and operating control of the institution are clearly defined for the following areas within the institution's governance structure. (Governing board control)

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Narrative

Institutional policy for Reinhardt University is the shared responsibility of the Board of Trustees and the President of the University. The legal authority and operating control of the institution are clearly defined to rest in the hands of the Board of Trustees in Article I of the Reinhardt University Bylaws [1] and Section 5 of the Restated Articles of Incorporation of Reinhardt University. [2] The Reinhardt University Bylaws state that it is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to “Establish procedures regarding appointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal of faculty members.” The Bylaws also state that the Board is to “Establish procedures whereby annually the terms and conditions of employment, salary policies and schedules for all staff, faculty administrators and other employees of the University are reviewed.” See example of Board of Trustees meeting minutes noting policy approval. [3]

Article VII of the Reinhardt University Bylaws says, “The President shall, as educational and administrative head of the University, exercise a general superintendence over all the affairs of the institution and bring such matters to the attention of the Board as are appropriate to keep the Board fully informed in its meetings of its policy-making responsibilities.” The Bylaws state also the following: “Furthermore, the President shall have the power, on behalf of the Trustees, to perform all acts and execute all documents to make effective the actions of the Board of its Executive Committee.” [4]

The University has no related entities, direct or indirect. Auxiliary services are operated as a part of the internal operating budget, without the use of additional legal entities. Auxiliary enterprise operations exist to furnish goods or services primarily to students, faculty, or staff and charge a fee directly related to the costs of the goods or services. The Chief Financial Officer prescribes in detail the procedures and responsibilities for such operations. Examples include residence halls, food services, and the University bookstore. Oversight for the auxiliary enterprises is exercised by the University Controller and monitored by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

 

Supporting Documents

[1] Article I, Reinhardt University Bylaws

[2] Section 5, Reinhardt University Restated Articles of Incorporation

[3] Board of Trustees Minutes 2 26 2016

[4] Article VII, Reinhardt University Bylaws