Maricopa Community Colleges

Maricopa Governance

Online Policy Manual

Administrative Regulations

Upon adoption of the Governance leadership model in 1996, the Governing Board transferred certain policies to the Chancellor. These former Board policies are now called Administrative Regulations and cover issues related to Students, Instruction, Fiscal Management, Auxiliary Services, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Board Resources. Administrative Regulations are used by the Chancellor in managing the day to day operations of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). Administrative Regulations are amended, adopted or deleted as necessary and are subject to a formal approval process.

Chancellor/Staff Relationship

The Chancellor serves as the chief executive officer for the District and is accountable to the Board acting as a body. Per Board policy, all authority and accountability of staff is considered to be the authority and accountability of the Chancellor. A basic function of the Chancellor is to provide leadership and unity of effort.

The implementation of the Administrative Regulations and the development of corresponding procedures are delegated by the Chancellor to appropriate staff personnel, i.e., college presidents, vice chancellors and their designees. As such, the Administrative Regulations serve as the doctrine of reference for all staff personnel with regard to MCCCD operations. The Administrative Regulations are maintained by the Office of Public Stewardship, in consultation with the Chancellor, and under review of legal counsel.

Copies of the Administrative Regulations are posted online, can be downloaded as a PDF or reference copies are available in the college libraries. The online version is the official, most up-to-date, version of all policies and Administrative Regulations.

Department/Auxiliary Rules of Operation

Various departments or auxiliaries throughout the district may establish written practices or standards. Provided that such practices or standards are not in conflict with approved Board Policy or Administrative Regulations, they may supplement any provisions of this manual.