Name Change: Department or Service

Type: 
Procedure
Category: 
Institutional Integrity
Department: 
Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 
(541) 463-5889
Primary Contact: 
Tracy Simms
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
Executive Assistant to the President
Purpose: 

The purpose of this procedure describes the process that the college will follow when changing a department/service name.

Narrative: 

Annual Procedure

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 Executive Team for final review and adoption.

By February 15 - An updated list of names is distributed to college staff and used to create a new collegewide organization chart.

On April 30 - New names become official with the publication of the college catalog.

Guidelines for Naming Departments and Other College Units

Names should:

  1. Clearly communicate the basic work of the unit;
  2. Not duplicate or cause confusion with other college department names; and
  3. Be as short as possible. Long names are hard to remember and hard to use.  Try to have fewer than 25 letters.
Date Adopted: 
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Date Last Reviewed: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014