University Policy 406, The Code of Student Responsibility, has been revised to account for recent changes in the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance regarding Title IX cases.
University Policy 602.7, Travel Authorization and Reimbursement, has been revised to update provisions related to travel policies for grant funds and to clarify processes for travel authorizations and reimbursements.
The policy previously designated as University Policy 317, Mobile Communication Device Allowances, has been re-designated under Chapter 602, Finances and Gifts rather than its former designation under Chapter 300, Research, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology. The new policy number is 602.10. This re-designation under Chapter 602 better reflects its substance and purpose.
University Policy 702, Weapons on Campus, has been revised to be consistent with the newly revised definition of “weapons” in Chapter 5.b of University Policy 406, The Code of Student Responsibility and amendments regarding knives in state law (NCGS §14-269.2).
University Policy 407, Code of Student Academic Integrity, has been revised to improve the proper and efficient functioning of the academic integrity process. These changes include adding timelines and deadlines for adjudicating cases, increasing the number of members of the Academic Integrity Board, removing the requirement that AIB members have "professorial rank," and adding suggested educational penalties.
University Policy 406, Code of Student Responsibility, has been revised to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law, federal and state guidance, and UNC system policy. In addition, the revisions remove redundancies and realign provisions to ensure a more logical flow that is easier for students to understand and for staff to administer.
University Policy 503, Fighting Words Harassment in the University Community, has been revised to eliminate some ambiguous terms. The revisions remove language that is overbroad based on free speech protections provided by the First Amendment and narrow the University’s definition of “fighting words” to be more consistent with Supreme Court jurisprudence.
University Policy 707, Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products, has been revised by adding a new defined term, “tobacco product,” which means a cigarette, a cigar, chewing tobacco, vapor product, or any other product that contains tobacco and is intended for inhalation, oral use, or nasal use. The term does not include nicotine patches, nicotine gum, nicotine lozenges, or other tobacco cessation products. The revised Policy prohibits not only smoking (which already includes “vaping”), but also the “use of tobacco products” in University buildings and vehicles.
The rewritten University Policy 601.8, Appropriate Use of University Funds, clarifies defined terms and accounts for changes to the UNC Policy Manual Policies 600.2.4 and 600.2.4.1 that delegate to the Chancellor the authority to manage Institutional Trust Funds. Newly appended supplemental standards set forth more specific standards and procedures for specific uses of University funds, such as meals and entertainment; conferences and events; marketing and development; gifts, awards, and other payments; and student-oriented activities.
The UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees has revised University Policy 314, Centers and Institutes, to conform with UNC Policy Manual, 400.5[R], Regulations for Planning, Establishing, and Reviewing Centers and Institutes in The University of North Carolina. These revisions include clarification that the Provost, and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development as designate, will review new center and institute proposals and evaluate existing centers and institutes in accordance with the recently updated supplemental Procedures for Establishing, Reviewing, and Discontinuing Centers and Institutes at UNC Charlotte.