In 2019, the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations that condition institutional eligibility for Title IV funding on compliance with state authorization requirements. These regulations require institutions that offer out-of-state academic activities (including practicum experiences, faculty teaching from another state, distance education, online education, marketing, advertising, etc.) to be authorized to do so by the states in which their students are located. UNC Charlotte is relieved from the obligation to obtain specific authorization to provide distance education in states outside of North Carolina by its membership in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). This new policy:
This University Policy has been revised to
University Policy 102.1 External Professional Activities of Faculty and Other Professional Staff, has been revised to clarify requirements regarding external professional activities including teaching, research, and contract work conducted by 9-month faculty or other University employees, including during the summer period.
University Policy 601.11, Purchasing Policy, has been revised to provide clarifying language and to address some substantive changes such as a change in the Federal Uniform Guidance threshold for bidding. The revisions include specific updates re: Petty Cash, P-Card Purchases, Affirmative Action (including Veteran status), as well as specific updates regarding purchasing activity such as Standing Purchase Orders, Direct Pay Requests, Written Contracts (and Authority to Sign Contracts noted), and Consulting Agreements.
This policy has been rewritten and revised to add substantial information including definitions, procedures, and roles and responsibilities.
The revisions to University Policy 601.15 and its Supplemental Procedures reflect changes to various Fixed Asset processes and procedures associated with the following:
The Code of Student Responsibility has been revised to:
The Code of Student Academic Integrity has been rewritten and revised to
University Policy 410, Policy and Procedure for Student Appeals of Final Course Grades, has been revised to (a) clarify where review is required by an academic dean; (b) make explicit how to proceed in the event of the absence of the grading faculty member due to sabbatical, employment change, disability, death, or otherwise; and (c) change the final level of appeal and decision to rest with the Academic Dean rather than the Provost.
The Board of Trustees approved revisions of University Policy 602.9, Naming Opportunities, defining “Projects” and requiring that (unless otherwise authorized by the Chancellor) gifts to name Projects cover the entire cost, including installation and an endowment sufficient to cover maintenance. The revisions also specify individual naming conventions on formal signage and wayfinding signage for Programs and Facilities.