Sep 30, 2022  
Staff Handbook 2021-2022 
Staff Handbook 2021-2022

Staff Handbook 2021-2022

Welcome to Indian Hills Community College

As an employee of Indian Hills Community College (herein referred to as “IHCC” or “College”) you play an important role in the growth and success of the College. This IHCC Staff Handbook (“Handbook”) is designed to provide general information regarding the College, as well as the College’s policies, procedures, guidelines, and expectations relating to employee conduct and interaction between the College and its employees as influenced by law, common practice, or College preference. From time to time, employees may receive updated information concerning changes in policy. If you have questions regarding any policies or procedures, please contact your Supervisor, Dean, or the Human Resources Office for assistance.

We sincerely hope your employment relationship with IHCC will be a mutually rewarding experience, and we look forward to the contributions you will make to the College.

Indian Hills Community College Vision

Indian Hills Community College will transform the future through education and empowerment.  

Indian Hills Community College Mission

Indian Hills Community College changes lives by inspiring learning, diversity, social enrichment, and regional economic advancement.

Indian Hills Community College Values

Indian Hills Community College is committed to excellence, success, service, integrity, community, innovation, diversity, and inclusion

Indian Hills Community College Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority 1: Student Success
Strategic Priority 2: Community Engagement
Strategic Priority 3: Economic Vitality

Institutional Purpose (As Established by Iowa Code 260C)

Indian Hills Community College is dedicated to providing a dynamic and timely response to the ever-changing needs of our business community and the populace of our small towns and rural areas. In this context, it is our purpose to provide, to the greatest extent possible, the following educational opportunities and services:

  • The first two years of college work, including pre-professional education.
  • Career and technical training.
  • Programs for in-service training and retraining of workers.
  • Programs for high school completion for students of all ages.
  • Programs for all students of high school age who may best serve themselves by enrolling for career and technical training while also enrolled in a local high school, public or private.
  • Programs for students of high school age to provide advanced college placement courses not taught at a student’s high school while the student is also enrolled in the high school.
  • Student personnel services.
  • Community services.
  • Career and technical education for persons who have academic, socioeconomic, or other disabilities which prevent succeeding in regular career and technical education programs.
  • Training, retraining, and all necessary preparation for productive employment of all citizens.
  • Career and technical training for persons who are not enrolled in a high school and who have not completed high school.
  • Developmental education for persons who are academically or personally underprepared to succeed in their program of study.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indian Hills Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to high standards of business conduct and civic responsibility. It is the policy of the College to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

It is the responsibility of everyone employed at the College to pursue this commitment with full support through leadership and personal example. In addition, it is the duty of every employee to help create a work environment that is conducive to effective equal employment opportunity.

All employees should thoroughly review the College’s Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Retaliation policy set forth in later sections of this handbook for further clarification.