Faculty members have an obligation to assist the College in creating a safe, secure, and healthy educational environment. They should report unsafe conditions to the campus director of operations. If College property is damaged destroyed or missing, that, too, should be reported immediately to the director of operations. If it appears that there has been an apparent breach of security, a theft, or vandalism, the Campus Police should also be notified. In emergency situations, faculty should call the Campus Police or 911.
The Commonwealth's Division of Risk Management provides property insurance against loss with a deductible of $1,000. The College Associate Vice President of Administration is the College's liaison with the Risk Management Division. In cases of theft or other covered losses, the College will pursue insurance reimbursement on behalf of the unit experiencing the loss.
Faculty can help to limit risks and potential liability by acting responsibly and with due care in compliance with College rules and regulations. Faculty members acting reasonably and within the scope of their employment will be defended by the Commonwealth Attorney General, and will not be personally liable for any claims that might be made against them as employees of the College.
To report a student/visitor injury or accident, complete the College Form 125-088 Incident Report Form and submit it to the Campus Business Office.
The person to whom equipment is assigned is responsible for promptly reporting breakage or loss to the campus business manager, in writing, stating the cause of damage or loss. The business manager will notify the Budget Office and Inventory Control. The inventory control section will survey the equipment for possible repair, replacement, or disposal. If breakage or loss was caused by a lack of due care by an employee, that person can be required to pay for the replacement.