The purpose of this procedure describes the process that the college will follow when changing a department/service name. This procedure is does not cover college committees, their subcommittees, or ad-hoc groups.
To ensure name changes are accurately reflected in the college catalog, the following procedure and timelines must be followed.
By December 1 - The Executive Team provides name changes they recommend to Marketing and Public Relations to review according to the guidelines below.
By January 15 - Marketing and Public Relations will provide recommendations to the Cabinet for final review and adoption.
By February 15 - An updated list of names is distributed to college staff and used to create a new college-wide organization chart.
On April 30 - New names become official with the publication of the college catalog.
Guidelines for Naming Departments and Other College Units
- Clearly communicate the basic work of the unit;
- Not duplicate or cause confusion with other college department names; and
- Be as short as possible. Long names are hard to remember and hard to use. Try to have fewer than 25 letters.