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4080 -- WCC STUDENT NEWSPAPER POLICY

Statement of Purpose

The Washtenaw Community College Student Newspaper (WCCSN) is to be created as a communication vehicle for all WCC students. It will, therefore, have as its primary purpose the facilitation of communication between students, faculty, staff, and administrators. To this end, the newspaper must be designed and operated to be a comprehensive, accurate, and responsible publication.

The newspaper is to be established to invite participation from all WCC students in order to maintain open communication and to create a learning environment in which students will be regularly informed on college matters and other issues of interest. As a secondary function, the paper will also give interested students work experience at various levels in the publication process.

Responsibility for the newspaper will be shared jointly by the College and the WCCSN staff. The Board of Trustees recognizes the WCCSN Mission Statement to be as follows:

To maintain a newspaper written and produced by Washtenaw Community College students to communicate with the campus community from the student perspective. The goals of the newspaper are:
  1. Keep Washtenaw Community College students aware of their surroundings and the news that affects them; on campus, in the community, nationally, and internationally.

  2. Foster a sense of unity in Washtenaw Community College's dynamic, diverse student body and campus community.

  3. Provide an easily accessible vehicle of communication and expression between Washtenaw Community College students and the campus community.

  4. Serve as a survey device to gauge student views on major campus issues.

In meeting these goals, the Washtenaw Community College Student Newspaper will strive to develop a publication of which the entire College can be proud.

Guiding Principles

The WCCSN will respect and abide by the Canons of Journalism/Code of Ethics as established by the American Society of Newspaper Editors:
  1. Responsibility
  2. Freedom of the press
  3. Independence
  4. Sincerity, Truthfulness, Accuracy
  5. Impartiality

Views expressed in the WCCSN will not imply endorsement or approval by the Faculty, Administration, or Board of Trustees of WCC.

Organization

The WCCSN will be published under the auspices of Student Services and will have its operations guided by the actions of the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board will be established on an annual basis consisting of three active (currently registered) students who are members of the WCCSN staff, two active (currently registered) students who are not WCCSN staff, two teaching faculty members, an assigned Student Services administrator, and the Associate Vice President of Student Services. The primary accountability for a responsible publication will rest with the Editorial Board. To this end, the Editorial Board will:
  1. Determine editorial policy consistent with the principles, mission, and values embodied in WCC policies.

  2. Establish a procedure to address complaints regarding the content of, or the publication procedures of the WCCSN;

  3. Assure that the responsibility for the operation and standards of the newspaper is shared jointly by the College, the Editorial Board, and the newspaper contributor(s).

Resource Support

The WCCSN will be funded consistent with the following guidelines:
  1. A minimum of two-thirds of the newspaper's funding will come from College sources (general funds).

  2. A maximum of one-third of funding may be generated through other sources (such as advertising and grants).

Continued funding of WCCSN is at the discretion of the College and will be determined by current finances and the level of student dedication to, and participation in, a regular and responsible publication.


Adopted: April 26, 1994
Administrative Review: May 2002
Revised: June 28, 2005



Board of Trustees Policy Manual
    SERIES 1000, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    • 1010 - Bylaws
    • 1020 - Citizen Participation During Board of Trustees Meetings
    • 1030 - Policy Development Guidelines
    • 1050 - Mission Statement
    • 1060 - Guidelines for Excellence
    • 1070 - Trustee Emeritus Policy
    • 1080 - Board Travel and Attendance at Conferences
    • 1090 - Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

    SERIES 2000, ADMISSIONS, TUITION/FEES ASSESSMENT
    • 2005 - Admissions Policy
    • 2030 - Residency
    • 2040 - Tuition Refund Policy
    • 2080 - Tuition Payment Plan Policy
    • 2095 - WCC Scholarships
    • 2105 - Program Offerings in Livingston County
    • 2120 - Policy on Articulation

    SERIES 3000, INSTRUCTION
    • 3010 - Assurance of Student Success
    • 3020 - Club Sports
    • 3031 - Policy on Credit for Prior Learning
    • 3033 - College Certificate Structure Policy
    • 3043 - Curriculum Purpose and Effectiveness Policy
    • 3045 - General Education Philosophy and Requirements
    • 3046 - Degree Structure Policy

    SERIES 4000, STUDENTS
    • 4052 - Learning Resource Center, Loan Privileges (LRC)
    • 4055 - New Student Assessment and Individualized Program Planning
    • 4060 - Student Orientation
    • 4067 - Student Eligibility for Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
    • 4070 - Student Information, Release of
    • 4080 - WCC Student Newspaper
    • 4090 - Student Health Insurance
    • 4095 - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code

    SERIES 5000, EMPLOYEES
    • 5005 - Administrative Compensation Policy
    • 5010 - Affirmative Action
    • 5020 - Administrative Group Annual Planning & Performance Review Policy
    • 5030 - Children's Center, Staff Use of
    • 5040 - Conflict of Interest: College Administrators
    • 5042 - Diversity in College Employment
    • 5045 - Emeritus Staff Policy
    • 5050 - Employee Assistance Program
    • 5060 - Employee Recognition
    • 5065 - Organizational Chart
    • 5070 - Part-Time Faculty and Wage Rates
    • 5080 - Sexual Harassment
    • 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
    • 5085 - Staff Collaboration and Governance Policy
    • 5087 - Staff Success Policy
    • 5090 - Work Practices and Rules of Conduct (Faculty and Staff)
    • 5091 - Drug-Free Workplace

    SERIES 6000, BUSINESS OFFICE
    • 6010 - Accounting of Funds
    • 6020 - Banking
    • 6030 - Budget Adjustment
    • 6035 - External Use of College Facilities
    • 6036 - Conduct and Compliance: Use of Facilities
    • 6037 - Facilities Rental Fee Policy
    • 6040 - Firearms Range, Utilization Priority
    • 6041 - Firearms Range, Safety
    • 6042 - Firearms Range, User Fee
    • 6050 - Purchase of Goods and Services
    • 6060 - Travel
    • 6070 - Policy on the Monitoring of Federal Funds

    SERIES 7000, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
    • 7010 - Continuing Education Agreements with Public School Districts
    • 7020 - Continuing Education Unit
    • 7030 - Non-Credit Offerings

    SERIES 8000, GENERAL COLLEGE POLICIES
    • 8010 - Alcoholic Beverages on College Property, Use and Possession
    • 8012 - Americans with Disabilities Act, Compliance
    • 8015 - Honorary Associate Degree Policy
    • 8016 - Campus Safety Policy
    • 8018 - Policy on Student Speech and Expressive Conduct
    • 8021 - Internet Accounts Policy
    • 8022 - Computing Resources Usage Policy
    • 8025 - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
    • 8028 - Access, Success, and Equity for Diverse People
    • 8029 - Display of Flags and Banners Policy
    • 8040 - Foundation, WCC
    • 8050 - Institutional Effectiveness
    • 8060 - Long-Range Planning
    • 8063 - Memorial Tributes
    • 8065 - Naming of College Buildings and Spaces
    • 8070 - Right To Know Laws, Compliance
    • 8085 - Smoke-Free Campus Policy








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