Information on all Standing Committees at CVCC shall be published on the CVCC Website at:
The Institutional Calendar as published in the CVCC General Catalog can be found at:
Weekly events can be found at:
CVCC Normal Business Hours of Operation
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.
The CVCC campus buildings are open to students 7:00 AM, Monday-Friday except for schedule events.
CVCC Campus Closed
10:30 PM until 6:00 AM, Monday - Thursday and closes at 5:00 PM on Friday.
The Campus will close on Institutional Holidays.
Employees on Campus
In order to promote safe access to campus, employees must receive permission from their supervisor prior to working on campus during times when the campus is closed. Once approval is received, the employee must submit an email notification to Security (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to arriving on campus. The notification should include the location (building, room#, number.) and time that the employee is planning to be on campus (ex.9:00 AM – 1:00 PM). When the employee is ready to leave campus, the employee is required to send Security an exit email indicating that they are leaving campus.
The college President will make a decision concerning changes in schedules during all adverse weather conditions. Every effort will be made to make decisions prior to 6:00am for daytime operations and by 4:00pm for evening operations. When the decision is made to “Close”, no students, faculty, or staff will be required to report except for essential personnel as determined by the college President. When a late opening is announced due to weather, all classes and activities scheduled prior to the announced opening time are canceled. Faculty, staff and students are not expected to arrive on campus until the published opening time. The class schedule resumes at the published opening time. If a class or activity for that day includes time before and after the published opening time, then that class or activity should begin at the published opening time. For example, in a situation where a late opening is announced at 10:00 a.m. on a Friday:
In some situations, short term continuing education classes may be canceled completely in a late opening. Consult your instructor to find out whether this applies.
Employees, students, and visitors who need access to restricted use parking spaces should contact the Office of Safety and Security for information related to these spaces.
Unauthorized vehicles parked in restricted use parking spaces may be ticketed and/or towed at vehicle owner expense. CVCC will not be responsible for vehicles damaged while parked on the school premises, during towage, or while being stored.
Student violators are subject to disciplinary action under provisions of the Student Conduct Policy found at:
Persons who know, or have a reasonable basis for believing, that they are infected with a communicable disease have an ethical and legal obligation to conduct themselves in accordance with such knowledge, to protect themselves and others. Faculty and staff are urged to report information to the personnel officer and students are urged to report this information to the dean of student services.
All information shall remain confidential. Only persons with a need to know will be informed, and only with the direct knowledge of the employee or student.
Bring Your Own Mobile Device (BYOMD) Procedure
CVCC supports the appropriate use of BYOMD devices in accordance with section 4.18 of the CVCC Policies.
Devices include, but are not limited to, smart phones, tablets, and other wireless communication devices.
The owner is responsible for the support and maintenance of their device. The Offices of Information Technology and Information Services may provide consultation on the type of smart-phone equipment to purchase, especially as it relates to applications that enable email and calendar support, but it is not responsible for ensuring (nor can it guarantee) compatibility between all makes and models of phones and CVCC systems. Most Internet capable devices will be able to access CVCC’s web-based platforms.
If you wish to purchase a smart-phone with "native" support for synchronizing with the CVCC’s email system, ask your service provider for options that support "over-the-air" connectivity to Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps. Examples include the Apple iPhone, most Android-based smart-phones, and Windows-based smart-phones.
Please note that CVCC does not operate a Blackberry Enterprise Server and cannot guarantee compatibility between Blackberry devices and CVCC's information systems.
Information is provided to mobile device owners for the purposes of supporting themselves or providing the carrier with necessary information to setup accounts linking a mobile device to a CVCC user's account via CVCC’s Webpage. IT Staff may not be able to give any additional information beyond that which is published.
CVCC is not responsible for any data charges that might be incurred while using any CVCC electronic services. This includes CVCC Web Applications, the MyCVCC Portal or the CVCC Go Application
Conduct and Misuse
Users shall be responsible for any unauthorized and/or inappropriate access to college information that occurs from the misuse, loss or theft of mobile devices. If a user’s mobile device is configured to synchronize with email or other CVCC resources, the CVCC Technical Support HelpDesk (Ext. 4444) shall be notified if the device is lost or stolen so unauthorized and/or inappropriate access can be minimized.
Distribution of the Procedure
The CVCC Personal Mobile Device Procedure will be distributed to all employees and all students as are all other policies and procedures.
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1. General Procedural Items
The mission of the Catawba Valley Community College Institutional Review Board (IRB) is
The IRB (or an agent thereof) will make an initial determination of Exempt or Nonexempt, in regards to the exemptions indicated in section 46.101(b) of 45 CFR 46 (Code of Federal Regulations), which contains the following:
“(b) Unless otherwise required by department or agency heads, research activities in which the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the following categories are exempt from this policy:
If the IRB and/or its agent finds the research is Exempt, then the proposal is forwarded to the R&I Team with any accompanying recommendation or comments from the IRB. The R&I Team will then make a determination of the proposed research’s usefulness to the institution and render a decision of Approved, Not Approved, or Not Approved with Recommendations. All exempt proposals determined by the R&I Team to be Approved may begin immediately.
If the IRB and/or its agent finds the research is Nonexempt, then the proposal is forwarded to the R&I Team with any accompanying recommendations or comments from the IRB. The R&I Team will then make a determination of the proposed research’s usefulness to the institution and render a decision of Continued, Not Approved, or Not Approved with Recommendations. If the nonexempt proposed research is found to be of some institutional value, the R&I Team will render a decision of Continued and the proposal must be reviewed by the full IRB for a determination of Approved, Approved with Modification, or Not Approved. All nonexempt research proposals determined by the IRB to be Approved or Approved with Modification may begin immediately or begin after specific conditions are met, respective of the determination.
The following are conditions for both institutional and individual research proposals:
II. Items Concerning Human Subject Research Proposals
All research proposal submissions must include the following:
* PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVALS BY OTHER INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS DO NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL BY THE CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD.
Copies of all submission items should be forwarded via email with attachments to the Executive Director of the Office of Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness no later than eight weeks prior to the anticipated beginning of research (see condition #1 under “I. General Items”). Determinations of the IRB and R&I Team will be communicated by email to the researcher