The following guidelines are provided to all employees to assure compliance with the College's Communication Policy for implementing its six principles of good communication.
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- Supervisors and employees shall actively share and seek information and request clarification when necessary.
- Supervisors and employees shall attempt to anticipate events and situations that require advance communication.
- Supervisors shall use appropriate channels to inform employees about policies, procedures, objectives, performance levels, personnel practices, programs and decisions.
- Employees shall inform supervisors concerning changes, problems and ways in which policies, procedures, objectives and decisions are received and implemented.
- The President and his/her staff shall be visible and accessible by holding open forums, attending Faculty Senate and appropriate departmental meetings, and by informally visiting units on a routine basis.
- Supervisors and employees shall be responsible for attending and actively participating in departmental and informational meetings and open forums.
- Constructive criticism and praise for job performance shall be routinely given to employees in a spirit of helpfulness.
- Performance criteria shall be clearly defined and applied fairly through annual employee performance evaluations.
- Employees shall be consulted in the evaluation of their supervisors and shall be asked to provide feedback on a regular basis.
- Supervisors and employees shall be provided adequate training and coaching to perform their tasks, including how to use appropriate communication channels and how to implement these communication procedures.
- Decisions shall be made as close to the level of operations as is possible and those most likely to be affected shall be consulted prior to action whenever practical.
- Decisions and their rationales shall be explained except when information is withheld because of confidentiality or other legalities.
- All employees shall be provided assurances that encourage them to speak openly to identify and solve problems.
- Principles of academic freedom, the First Amendment rights of free speech, and the worth of each individual shall be respected.