The computing and electronic communication resources that UNC Charlotte provides for faculty, staff, and students are essential to carrying out the University's primary missions of instruction, research, and public service. Protecting and preserving University computing and electronic communication resources is a cooperative effort that requires each member of the University community to act responsibly and guard against abuses. This policy sets forth standards of responsible use, which demonstrate respect for unobstructed access, intellectual property rights, truth in communication, ownership of data, system security and integrity, and individuals' rights. Responsible use includes, but is not limited to, respecting the rights of other users, sustaining the integrity of systems and related physical resources, and observing all relevant policies, laws, regulations, and contractual obligations. Any member of the University community who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action under appropriate University disciplinary procedures.
This University Policy has been revised to clarify that the Office of Graduate Admissions, in addition to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, is an office responsible for overseeing the editing and design of student recruitment literature.
The Code of Student Responsibility prohibits "hazing" and refers to University Policy 405 for the definition of the term. Therefore, University Policy 405 has been revised to provide a more clear and precise definition of "hazing." The definition also includes examples of certain activities that constitute hazing.
This University Policy has been revised to bring it into conformity with current terminology, practice, and procedures. For example, the word "General" is deleted from the name of the Alumni Association to make the name consistent with the Articles of Incorporation, and the term "interest groups" is replaced by "chapters." In addition, reference to the "Annual Giving Fund" is deleted because there is no longer a fund with this name, and reference to the "Excellence Fund" is added to reflect the name of one fund into which annual contributions to the Alumni Association may be deposited. In addition, provisions have been added to reflect the means by which the Alumni Association is provided operating funds by the University and to reflect how the Alumni Association funds are managed by the University.
This University Policy has been revised to clarify a number of details related to publications and printing at UNC Charlotte. Specifically, it now provides that the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, the Provost, and Publications and Printing Services are responsible for reviewing and approving certain major University publications that are distributed to the general public. In addition, internal publications for limited off-campus distribution may now be submitted directly to the University's contract printer, instead of submitting them to the manager of Printing Services. However, all publications to be produced by a printer other than the University's contract printer must be approved by the Director of Publications and Printing Services or the Director of Purchasing. Standards for letterhead, envelopes, business cards, University trademarks and service marks, and undergraduate departmental recruiting brochures are all available from Publications and Printing Services, and must be observed. All printing that can be performed by the University's contract printer will be performed by that printer, unless it requires process color printing and is estimated to cost over $2,500, in which case it must be sent out for bids. Finally, the policy is revised in accordance with North Carolina statutes requiring that statements regarding nondiscrimination and cost of printing be printed in certain publications and requiring certain mailing lists to be updated annually.
This University Policy has been revised to conform with current personnel titles, office titles, and practices.
This University Policy has been revised to achieve consistency with recently revised regulations of the UNC Board of Governors related to Senior Academic and Administrative Officers. The Board of Governors' revised regulations designate certain employees (already covered by University Policy 64) as one category of "Senior Academic and Administrative Officers." Now known at UNC Charlotte as "Principal Administrators," this group consists of certain employees who were already covered by University Policy 102.7 but who were not previously considered Senior Academic and Administrative Officers. The Board of Governors' revised regulations do not result in any substantive change in coverage or in the policies and procedures under University Policy 102.7.
This University Policy has been revised to achieve consistency with recently revised regulations of the UNC Board of Governors related to Senior Academic and Administrative Officers. In accordance with those regulations, this policy clearly designates employees covered by University Policy 102.9 as "Senior Administrative Officers." In the list of Senior Administrative Officers, the title of "Provost" has been change to "Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs," and "Dean, Graduate School" has been changed to "Dean, Graduate School and Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Programs." Finally, Appendix I consists of the newly revised Board of Governors' regulations verbatim.
A recent opinion from the North Carolina Department of Insurance states that North Carolina Motor Fleet Regulations, which carry the force of law, do not permit the use of state-owned vehicles by non-state employees. Therefore, a student must have employee status before driving a state vehicle. Prior information from the Department of Insurance indicated that anyone (including, presumably, a student) could drive a state-owned vehicle as long as he or she was a "contractual agent of the state," and the August 24, 1998 revisions to University Policy 604.2 reflected this understanding by instituting a "Contractual Driver Agency Agreement" that students could sign in order to drive a state-owned vehicle. Based upon the recent clarification from the Department of Insurance, however, the University was compelled to remove that option.