ACE — Issue Brief: Revised Travel Ban (March 7, 2017)
The American Council on Education (ACE) has released an issue brief giving an overview of President Trump's revised temporary travel ban, which will take effect on March 16, 2017. The brief also addresses concerns regarding how this will affect international students from the six countries in the revised Immigration Executive Order.
Title IX: OCR Dear Colleague Letter (February 22, 2017)
The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education, Civil Rights Division, has released a Dear Colleague Letter withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance reflected during the Obama Administration as it relates to transgender individuals using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.
Faculty and Staff: Letter from Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance (February 7, 2017)
A coalition made up of higher education, businesses and labor organizations wrote Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and (D-OR) in support of maintaining and strengthening Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 127, which allows employers to provide education assistance to their employees. Currently, the Code allows an employee to exclude up to $5,250 per year from their income to assist with educational courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Immigration: ACE- Letter- DHS- John Kelly (January 31, 2017)
The American Council on Education (ACE) sent a letter to newly appointed Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, expressing their concern regarding President Trump's executive order, "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States". The letter also reminds Secretary Kelly of the importance of International students, and the need for the United States to remain the destination of choice for the world's best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.
Title IX & Title VII: NACUA- The Pregnant and Parenting Student (January 30, 2017)
The National Assocation of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) released a note regarding pregnant and parenting students. This note seeks to provide guidance to universities and colleges on how to comply with federal laws and regulations, and afford equitable treatment and accomodations for these students.
Immigration: ACE- Letter- BRIDGE ACT (January 12, 2017)
Letter from The American Council on Education (ACE) to Sentaors Lindsey Grahram (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) in support of the Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream and Grow Our Economy (BRIDGE) Act. This bill will assist recipients or eligible individuals of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by providing them temporary relief from deportation and employment authorization for three years.
(December 2, 2016)
The American Council on Education (ACE) has released an Issue Brief relating to undocumented community members following this year’s presidential election. This brief addresses concerns regarding the new administration’s stance on immigration, and its potential effects on college students who were approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – an executive order created under the Obama administration.
2016 Legislative Session
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Past Valencia Session Reports
Past Issues of the Valencia Session Report, including the most recent 2014 version, may be found at the link below.
The Session Report provides brief summaries of budget matters and substantive legislation affecting Florida Colleges. Please note that at present, all appropriations and many bills are subject to the Governor's veto. All bill numbers are hyperlinked to their respective bill pages on the state's Online Sunshine site. There, you can find more information including all versions of bill text, histories, and staff analyses.
At the end of the Report, you will find information about the members of Valencia's state legislative delegation - that is, those legislators who represent Florida House or Senate districts located within Orange or Osceola counties. Here you will find their names, pictures (pictures are hyperlinked to their Online Sunsine Member pages), committee assignments and contact information.
Finally, interspersed throughout the report are images of paintings depicting Florida's history and heritage, the originals of which are displayed in the House Chamber. Click on them and discover the stories behind the paintings!
We hope you find the Valencia College Session Report to be informative and helpful.
Notices of Rule Development
Policy 6Hx28: 3B-02 Pre-Employment Screening and Inprocessing of New Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-07 Staff and Program Development Funds
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-09 Waiver of Matriculation or Tuition Fees for Spouses and Dependents of Faculty and Staff
Policy 6Hx28: 3D-06.1 FMLA
Policy 6Hx28: 3D-06.2 Fitness for Duty
Policy 6Hx28: 3E-05.2 Ethical Conduct and Performance
Policy 6Hx28: 5-05 College Vehicles
Policy 6Hx28: 5-10 Bidding Requirements
Policy 6Hx28: 5-13 Signatures
Policy 6Hx28: 9-06 Grant Funding
Policy 6Hx28: 10-01 Incidents, Accidents or Injuries
Policy 6Hx28: 10-02 Trespass Warning/Arrest
Policy 6Hx28: 10-03 Fire or Other Emergency
Policy 6Hx28: 10-04 Firearms on Campus
Policy 6Hx28: 10-05 Smoking Regulations
Policy 6Hx28: 10-07 Parking and Vehicle Traffic
Policy 6Hx28: 10-7.2 Non-Motorized Vehicles on Campus
Policy 6Hx28: 10-09 Child Abuse Reporting
Policy 6Hx28: X-XX Educational Affordability
Policy 6Hx28: X-XX Paid Time Off for Part Time Faculty
Policy 6Hx28: 11-02 Animals and Pets
Notices of Rule Adoption
Policy 6Hx28: 1-12 Educational Affordability
Notices of Rule Repeal
Recently Adopted Policies
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-01 - Total Rewards: Employee Compensation
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-04 Total Rewards: Recognition of Full-Time Employees for Educational Advancement
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-08 Total Rewards: Benefits
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-06-1 Contracts for Administrative and Instructional Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3E-01 Full-Time Employee Performance Evaluation
Policy 6Hx28: 3F-02 Terminal Pay
Policy 6Hx28: 3F-03 Suspension, Dismissal, Return to Annual Contract or Non-Renewal of Contract
Policy 6Hx28: 3E-05.5 Tutoring
Policy 6Hx28: 4-16 Award of Degrees and Certificates
Policy 6Hx28: 8-2 Admissions
Recently Repealed Policies
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-01 Job Description for Personnel of the College
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-02.1 Definition of Administrative, Instructional, and Professional
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-02.2 Definition of Full-Tiime Employment - Instructional and Administrative Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-02.3 Definition of Career Service Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-02.4 Definition of Full-Time Employment for Career Service Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-03 Classification of Career Service Positions
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-04.1 Part-Time Personnel
Policy 6Hx28: 3A-04.2 Part-Time Instructional Personnel
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-01.1 Hours of Work for Instructional and Administrative Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-02.1 Hours of Work for Career Service Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-02.2 Recording of Hours Worked - Career Service Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-02.3 Overtime Compensation for Career Service Employees
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-02.4 Night Shift Differential
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-02.5 Payment to Career Service Employees for Holidays Worked
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-03.1 Payroll Deduction Authorization
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-03.2 Payroll Deductions for Dues for Certain Employee Organizations
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-04.1 Salary Schedule
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-04.3.1 Pay of Instructional Personnel Receiving Advanced College Credit
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-04.3.2 Pay of Professional and Administrative Personnel Receving Advanced College Credit
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-05 Transfer from Temporary Grant-Funded Position to a College-Funded Position
Policy 6Hx28: 3C-06.2 Supplemental and Overload Contracts
Policy 6Hx28: 3-C13 Optional Retirement Programs
Policy 6Hx28: 3D-01 Paid Non-Duty Days