Governance

Complaint Resolution Policy

Kennesaw State University is committed to providing a high-quality educational environment and opportunities that are central to an academic community of learning, teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As such, the University strives to be alert to the needs of the University community by maintaining an environment in which appeals, grievances, and complaints are addressed in an expeditious, fair, and collegial manner. This policy provides an overview of some of the University’s processes in place for faculty, students, staff, and third parties to follow in seeking resolution of a formal complaint or grievance.  

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Feb 18 2016

Institutional Effectiveness Planning and Assessment Policy

Kennesaw State University strives to continuously improve the quality of all aspects of the institution by employing integrated and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that will ensure it is effectively accomplishing its mission. KSU’s vision and mission statements and its strategic plan serve as the blueprint for defining the fundamental criteria for assessing its institutional effectiveness. This policy defines the University’s institutional effectiveness model and its criteria that fulfill federal, regional, and state requirements and their associated reporting requirements.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Jul 2 2015

Policy on University Policies

This policy establishes a uniform process by which Kennesaw State Univerity policy is created, authorized, and maintained.  Guidelines and format are provided for policy sponsors and writers in addition to a detailed chart that shows review and approval actions by shared governance bodies and University leadership.  

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, Jul 1 2015

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia revised its "Sexual Misconduct Policy" in March 2016 and provided the approved policy for posting effective July 1, 2016. This policy is verbatim of that policy. Please contact the KSU EEO and Title IX Office for information by phone at 470-578-2614 or via email at eeo@kennesaw.edu.   The EEO/Title IX website may be viewed at: http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/eeo-titleix/  .

Resource from theDepartment of Education, Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. (April 29, 2014)

Effective Date: 
Friday, Jul 1 2016

Substantive Change Policy

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is responsible for complyingwith the policies of its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Notification and reporting of any substantive change by an accredited institution are mandated by the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 602.22.  “Substantive change” is defined as a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution, and to preserve our regional accreditation and its benefits, KSU must report in writing any actions defined as “substantive change” to the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC policy on Substantive Change provides information as to what type of substantive change is reportable and the reporting process. At KSU, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the University’s substantive change process and reporting. 

For more information about Substantive Change, please visit this KSU website: http://oie.kennesaw.edu/institutional/substantive_change.php .

Effective Date: 
Thursday, Feb 25 2016
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