DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Policy No: 1
Policy: BOARD OF TRUSTEES: ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2-1 BOARD OF TRUSTEES: ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.1 Appointed members of the Dixie State College Board of Trustees (Board)
are representatives of the citizens of the State of Utah.
1.2 Ethical Responsibilities: The Board of Trustees of Dixie State College
commits itself to the highest ethical conduct. The Board shall:
1.2.2 Accept the concept that each Board member is only one member
of an educational team and has no authority except as a member
of the Board in a legally constituted meeting.
1.2.3 Assure the opportunity for high quality education for every
student, with the fiscal limitations of the College.
1.2.4 Vote on official actions only in public sessions.
1.2.5 Maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
1.2.6 Delegate authority to the President to serve as the Board
executive and professional advisor and confine Board action to
policy determination, planning, overall approval and evaluation,
and maintaining the fiscal stability of the College. The execution
of policies established by the Board is the function of the President.
1.2.7 Insure an atmosphere in which controversial issues can be
presented fairly and in which the dignity of each individual is
1.2.8 Respect the Office and in no way misuse the power inherent
in the Office.
1.2.9 Support the President in decisions that conform to professional
standards and Board policy.
1.2.10 To take action on matters only after having considerations and recommendations of the President.
1.3.2 Except in unusual circumstances, follow channels for communication,
whereby requests for material from employees for any Board action
will be transmitted to the Board through the President and that
Board members will request information and action through the
1.4.2 That all employees of the College be advised that the hiring,
assigning, transferring, terminating, or discipline of personnel
of the College will be handled according to established personnel
policies through the Office of Human Resources.
1.4.3 That the Board recognizes the First Amendment, freedom of
speech principle, as fundamental to the operation of the College
and that no employee of the College shall be subjected to economic
or professional sanction for expressing his/her opinion in open
meetings of the Board.