New & Revised Policies

University Policy 102.1 , External Professional Activities of Faculty and Other Professional Staff

  August 28, 2019

Status: Revised

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

  August 28, 2019

Status: Revised

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.



University Policy 601.12 , Acquisition and Disposition of Gift and Grant Property

  August 28, 2019

Status: Revised

This policy has been rewritten and revised to add substantial information including definitions, procedures, and roles and responsibilities.



University Policy 601.15 , Control and Management of University Equipment and Other Property

  August 28, 2019

Status: Revised

The revisions to University Policy 601.15 and its Supplemental Procedures reflect changes to various Fixed Asset processes and procedures associated with the following: 

  1. new accounting regulations as pronounced by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB),
  2. changes to State policies, and
  3. internal changes such as the implementation of Fixed Asset e-forms (which replaced paper-based forms).



University Policy 406, Code of Student Responsibility

  August 5, 2019

Status: Revised

The Code of Student Responsibility has been revised to:

  1. Correct any procedural issues or inconsistencies experienced in applying the current version of the Code;
  2. Ensure that Code process and language align with practice;
  3. Improve readability and flow of the Code; and
  4. Make other improvements based on feedback.



University Policy 407, Code of Student Academic Integrity

  August 5, 2019

Status: Revised

The Code of Student Academic Integrity has been rewritten and revised to

  1. Make the document more faculty- and student-friendly;
  2. Correct any procedural issues experienced in applying the current version of the Code;
  3. Ensure that Code process and language align with practice; and
  4. Make improvements based on faculty and student feedback.



University Policy 410, Policy and Procedure for Student Appeals of Final Course Grades

  August 5, 2019

Status: Revised

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.



University Policy 602.9 , Naming Opportunities

  July 11, 2019

Status: Revised

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.



University Policy 718, Tailgating

  May 8, 2019

Status: Newly Approved

This University Policy governs tailgating activities on campus, including locations, times, permitted items, prohibited items, and other important details. It replaces a previous appendix to University Policy 706, Alcoholic Beverages.



University Policy 601.2 , Library Privileges

  May 8, 2019

Status: Revised

This Policy has been revised and rewritten to cover online research materials, which are subject to licenses, as well as physical materials; to update references to the cost of the Community Borrower's card; and to clarify that the Dean may negotiate formal agreements with other groups for access to the Library, as long as they fully comply with licenses and contracts.