Experience and empirical evidence at UNC Charlotte have shown that authorship disputes arise and can be damaging to mentor/mentee and collaborator relationships. Additionally, journals will not arbitrate authorship disputes and instead recommend that institutions resolve them. Thus, establishing an authorship policy with resolution procedures and providing training regarding open and transparent authorship decision making will help to foster a culture of integrity in research.
This new Policy establishes authorities and responsibilities as well as key steps in the access control process. The Policy provides clear guidance on the process for requesting, approving, issuing, and accountability for key and access cards. This Policy aligns with security best practices and is the starting point for a long-term strategy to organize access control under Safety and Security and to focus on process improvement to reduce unauthorized access while streamlining effectiveness.
This Policy has been revised as necessary to comply with the recent issuance of a new UNC System Regulation 1300.11[R], Regulation Applicable to Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment.
The new University Policy 317, Social Media Policy, has been established to minimize risk, streamline brand identity and account management, and better equip the UNC Charlotte social media network for the growing number of issues management that occur on University-affiliated social media channels. The Policy is tailored for UNC Charlotte's social media landscape, stemming from an audit of our current social media network of over 150 accounts, evaluation of past University-wide response efforts, and recognition of the increased need for ease of expectation setting and management standards.
University Policy 602.4, University Receipts and Deposits, has been rewritten and retitled to:
University Policy 402, Student Education Records (FERPA), has been revised to clarify that classroom recordings by the University are considered Limited Use Directory Information.
The Code of Student Responsibility has been updated to clarify some apparent inconsistencies in the interaction between the Code and the newly established University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy.