Minor revisions made by the Faculty Council make specific provisions for graduate students.
Revisions to the University Policy a) simplify the document without altering its intent, b) include current operating procedures and practices of the Office of Technology Transfer, c) replace text that is redundant with text in the associated Board of Governors’ policy, and d) provide a web-based link to that policy.Language has been removed that required certain recommendations made by the Patent Committee be approved in writing by the Chancellor.
The revisions a void repeating language from the Board of Governors’ policy that is now easily accessible by the entire campus community via the Internet.The result is a much shorter version of the Policy.
Revisions address the composition of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) by increasing the number of faculty members serving on the AIB from twelve to thirteen to account for the addition of the new College of Information Technology. Additionally, to be consistent with recent changes in the UNC Charlotte Tenure Policies and Regulations, the number of faculty members appointed from each college is in proportion to the number of full-time faculty members with professorial rank in each college. Finally, the authority to appoint members to the AIB other than the Chair is delegated to the Senior Associate Provost.
Substantive revisions reflect a department name change, an update to the Optional Retirement Program and investment carriers, a requirement that employees who are members of TSERS file an application for retirement at least 90 days prior to the established retirement date, removal of an obsolete paragraph from the policy, a reference to the Phased Retirement Program and modified procedures.
Revisions reflect that 1) Computing Services will maintain an up-to-date list and reference file of supported software packages licensed to the University, which will be available for inspection by any member of the University community, 2) Business Affairs will maintain a list of software licensed by individual departments within the University, and 3) individuals who allocate the use of and access to UNC Charlotte computing and network resources must ensure that all users are aware of restrictions and obligations imposed by the applicable license agreements
Revisions reflect that 1) Computing Services will maintain an up-to-date list and reference file of supported software packages licensed to the University, which will be available for inspection by any member of the University community, 2) Business Affairs will maintain a list of software licensed by individual departments within the University, and 3) individuals who allocate the use of and access to UNC Charlotte computing and network resources must ensure that all users are aware of restrictions and obligations imposed by the applicable license agreements.
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Substantive revisions provide definitions of “utility carts” and “central area of campus;” state the purpose for utility carts on campus; include “unlicensed off-the road vehicles,” “six (6) wheel vehicles,” and “alternative fuel vehicles;” clarify utility cart operations; require that utility carts be identified with a department letter and that the department be responsible for training its operators; and clarify procedures for reporting accidents.
Annual Leave Accrual: Effective July 1, 2001, all 12-month EPA non-faculty employees except Tier I Senior Academic and Administrative Officers (SAAOs) receive 24 days of annual leave per year.Therefore, “exceptional leave entitlements” are no longer available for such EPA employees. Annual leave for Tier I SAAOs remains unchanged at an annual rate of 26 days per year.
Annual Leave Payout: If an EPA non-faculty employee is employed for less than 24 months, the annual leave payout is limited to one day for each month worked, less the number of days of annual leave taken during the employment period.
Transfers of Annual Leave: UNC Charlotte has elected not to transfer annual leave for an outgoing EPA employee to another North Carolina state agency, and it will not accept annual leave from another state agency for an incoming EPA employee. Instead, EPA employees are “paid out” when they leave employment. This is consistent with the practice of other institutions in the UNC system.
Restructuring of University Policies 102.7 and 102.9: University Policy 102.9 now includes a list of all positions classified as Tier I SAAO and a hyperlink to a list of those positions classified as Tier II SAAO.Tier I and II SAAOs may elect optional retirement, whereas other EPA non-faculty employees do not have this choice. University Policy 102.7 and 102.9 are significantly abridged by including direct hyperlinks to the Board of Governors’ policies as “Attachments,” rather than repeating them verbatim in the text.