Board Policy D-700.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture


NMC shall foster a work environment that reflects the College's values and leads to an effective work culture. NMC will be committed to the development of the talents and continuous learning of all its faculty, staff, and administrators. NMC will manage its employees through effective human resources processes.

The President shall exercise and promote innovative and creative leadership in pursuit of culture at Northwestern Michigan College. In so doing the President is hereby granted full authority and autonomy by the Board of Trustees to utilize College resources to that end in any manner deemed appropriate, so long as the President exercises prudent judgment, ethical and lawful behavior, and reasonable interpretation of this policy.

With respect to employment, the President shall provide an atmosphere of professional working conditions and ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding employment.  The President shall ensure College compliance with  the following statements:

  1. Northwestern Michigan College does not discriminate in admission, campus activities, education, employment, housing, public accommodation, or public service on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, handicap, height, marital or familial status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, service in the military, veteran's status, weight, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. No act of retaliation shall occur to any person making a charge, filing a complaint, testifying, or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding.
  2. Consistent with the College's efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the College community, sexual harassment of students and employees at NMC is unacceptable and impermissible conduct and will not be tolerated.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Adopted by the Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees as D-1200.00 July 22, 1996
Revised and incorporated into new policy December 18, 2006.
Revised June 25, 2007
Revised July 23, 2007
Revised January 14, 2019