New & Revised Policies

University Policy 711, Program to Prevent Use of Illegal Drugs and Alcohol Abuse

  April 28, 2016

Status: Revised

University Policy 711, Program to Prevent Use of Illegal Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, was revised on April 28, 2016.  The revisions eliminate mandatory minimum sanctions for students and employees who are found responsible for drug or alcohol violations.  Other changes include updating certain terms and contact information, incorporating the fairly new criminal background check policy, and making other minor revisions.



University Policy 602.9 , Naming Opportunities

  February 19, 2016

Status: Newly Approved

University Policy 602.9, Naming Opportunities, sets out definitions for “facilities” and “programs,” provides detailed procedures for naming, and establishes the naming approval process. In accordance with Board of Trustees bylaws, the policy also provides that the Chancellor has final authority to establish the names of rooms, exterior spaces, interior spaces, landscape materials, benches, sculptures or other objects and associated exterior furnishings that may be marked by a tablet or plaque, as well as "programs" including departments, degree programs, archives, collections, and other units associated with University functions (other than colleges and schools). It clarifies that pursuant to the Board of Trustees bylaws, the Board of Trustees has final authority to establish the names of colleges, schools, buildings, streets, and other facilities. Finally, the policy provides that the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement will develop associated Named Gift Standards, and it establishes a Named Gift Committee for review of those standards annually.



University Policy 714, Biosafety

  November 11, 2015

Status: Revised

University Policy 714, Biosafety, has been revised to bring the policy in line with current NIH Guidelines, the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition, and the UNC Charlotte Biosafety Laboratory Manual.  In addition, the policy clarifies the roles of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, the Biosafety Officer, and the Office of Research Compliance.



University Policy 307, Responsible Use of University Computing and Electronic Communication Resources-REPLACED BY Standard for Responsible Use

  November 4, 2015

Status: Rescinded and Replaced

In 2012, the University adopted ISO/IEC 27002 and subsequently, in June 2014, University Policy 311, Information Security, was revised to cover at a high level anything relating to the protection of University information resources.  

Since that time ITS has been developing Standards and Guidelines to align with ISO 27002, providing more details and guidance in support of University Policy 311.  Because University Policy 307, Responsible Use of University Computing and Electronic Communication Resources, was concerned mainly with information security, it has been replaced by Information Security Standard for Responsible Use.

Additional background on Information Security Standards is available here: http://itservices.uncc.edu/home/it-policies-standards.



University Policy 303, Network Security-REPLACED BY Standard for Communications Security

  November 4, 2015

Status: Rescinded and Replaced

In 2012, the University adopted ISO/IEC 27002 and subsequently, in June 2014, University Policy 311, Information Security, was revised to cover at a high level anything relating to the protection of University information resources.  

Since that time ITS has been developing Standards and Guidelines to align with ISO 27002, providing more details and guidance in support of University Policy 311.  Because University Policy 303, Network Security, was concerned mainly with information security, it has been replaced by Information Security Standard for Communications Security.

Additional background on Information Security Standards is available here: http://itservices.uncc.edu/home/it-policies-standards.



University Policy 309, Responding to Allegations of Misconduct in Research and Scholarship

  September 21, 2015

Status: Revised

This policy has been significantly revised to be consistent with the revised Public Health Service (PHS) policies on Research Misconduct.  A Research Integrity Officer (RIO) is defined as the responsible official for investigations, and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development is designated as the responsible official for maintaining the policy and establishing its procedures.  Previously, the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs was responsible for maintaining University Policy 309; this responsibility has been changed to address conflicts of interest that the Provost may have regarding tenure decisions.  The revised policy also includes Supplemental Procedures that provide detailed steps to be followed in the event of an allegation of research misconduct.



University Policy 405, Hazing

  August 14, 2015

Status: Revised

University Policy 405, Hazing, has been revised to clarify some terms, correct some references, and to add a list of examples of behaviors that the University considers to be acts of Hazing. This is not an exhaustive list and does not represent every action that could be considered Hazing.



University Policy 204, Textbooks and Instructional Materials

  July 24, 2015

Status: Revised

This policy revision consolidates former University Policy 204, Textbook and Educational Material Adoption, with former University Policy 205, Preparation and Sale of Instructional Materials, which is rescinded.  This consolidation reduces redundancy and duplication between the two policies and clarifies faculty responsibilities.  The new consolidated policy recognizes the need to reduce the cost of instructional materials to students, in compliance with federal, UNC Board of Governors, and UNC General Administration guidelines that request campuses to find ways to lower textbook costs for students.  These changes are all in keeping with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (enacted in response to increasing costs associated with higher education, including costs of course materials), and with the UNC Board of Governors and General Administration’s mandates on textbook affordability practices for all UNC campuses.



University Policy 101.22 , Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty Employees

  July 23, 2015

Status: Newly Approved

University Policy 101.22, Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements for SPA and EPA Non-Faculty Employees, offers University administrators and managers a tool to structure flexible work arrangements, when appropriate. A flexible work arrangement should not be approved if it would disrupt the operational or staffing needs of a department. Key components of this new policy are: (1) teleworking is not an employee right; (2) University management may terminate a telework arrangement at its sole discretion; and, (3) the termination of a telework arrangement is not a grievable employment action under University or State policies. Teleworking arrangements that will be in place for more than ninety days must be recommended for approval by department and division administrators, and then pre-approved by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, prior to implementation. Teleworking arrangements will be approved for a maximum period of one year and successful arrangements will be considered for renewal.



University Policy 101.17 , Workplace Violence

  June 22, 2015

Status: Revised

University Policy 101.17, Workplace Violence has been revised and rewritten by (1) adding definitions for bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (2) updating all definitions in accordance with NC Office of State Personnel language; (3) adding provisions clarifying the role of the Title IX Coordinator, including guidance on responding to victims of workplace violence in terms of flexible work arrangements and offering assistance in obtaining protective orders; and (4) adding a section on Domestic Violence.