Tyler Junior College

Organizational and Professional Development


What is Compliance?

Compliance at the individual employee level is knowing and doing what is right in conducting Tyler Junior College business. At the institutional level, it is applying sound management practices in conducting College business to achieve our organizational goals and objectives, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Compliance involves accurately identifying what TJC campus risks exist and ensuring that campus resources are allocated in such a manner that provides reasonable assurance to executive management that the College’s most damaging risks are adequately controlled.

Compliance Objectives

  • Promoting compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the program includes effective monitoring; detecting noncompliance; when it occurs, ensuring that the non-compliant behavior is appropriately addressed; and, preventing future noncompliance.
  • Providing leadership which results in appropriately addressing any campus-wide compliance concerns, issues, and challenges.
  • Facilitating ethical conduct.
  • Educating as necessary and providing guidance to faculty and staff.
  • Establishing when absent and/or revising inadequate pre-existing internal controls.
  • Reporting instances of non-compliance.
  • Investigating in a timely manner all reported complaints or concerns, and as needed, taking appropriate corrective action in instances of non-compliance.

Required Compliance Modules

Initial compliance training and refresher programs primarily offered online and self-paced and designed to maintain the College's strong reputation for and deep commitment to doing things right. Adherence to compliance-related policies assures a productive workplace and learning environment. Each employee is required to complete compliance training at least once every two years.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Tyler Junior College is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities equal access to its facilities, activities and programs. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, require that public colleges and universities provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities, This program is designed to familiarize faculty and staff with permissible accommodation policies and procedures.
  • Campus Safety and Security: Each employee is required to complete this training as part of Convocation FALL 2013 and as required thereafter.
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1976, Tyler Junior College protects the personally identifiable information of students. This program is designed to provide participants an understanding of the limitations and allowances under FERPA, including but not limites to directory information, written proof of dependency, dual credit students and annual notice requirements.
  • Identity Theft: This training is designed to assist employees in minimizing risks and guarding personal information from identity theft in the workplace. Special emphasis is given to social networking safety.
  • Title IX Awareness: Bullying, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination: This training provides a fundamental understanding of discrimination as it applies to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Participants will learn how to recognize the most common forms of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination, what to do if they are the target, and what steps to take in reporting.

*Compliance requirements are modified regularly in order to meet local, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Professional Development

Connie Russell
Professional Development Specialist
Vaughn Library, 2nd floor

Email: profdev@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2203