New & Revised Policies

University Policy 102.13 , Tenure Policies, Regulations, and Procedures of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  December 4, 2014

Status: Revised

These revisions to University Policy 102.13, Tenure Policies, Regulations, and Procedures, incorporate recommendations made by an ad hoc faculty committee created by the Provost to create clarity and consistency in the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure process and documents. Those recommendations include adding the definition of “dossier” and clarifying what is contained in the “review file." In addition, revisions to University Policy 102.13 incorporate a recommendation made by the Chancellor and Provost removing the Chancellor from the review process to reflect the current practice of the Provost making final reappointment, promotion, and tenure decisions, with appeals of those decisions going to the Chancellor.



University Policy 407, Code of Student Academic Integrity

  November 6, 2014

Status: Revised

University Policy 407, Code of Student Academic Integrity, has been revised to change the authority to appoint the Chair of the Academic Integrity Board from the Chancellor to the Provost.



University Policy 504, Sexual Orientation [RESCINDED]

  November 5, 2014

Status: Rescinded

This policy was rescinded on November 5, 2014, as it was incorporated into University Policy 501.2, Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Transgender Status on november 4, 2014.



University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination

  November 4, 2014

Status: Revised

The new University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination is a broad, all-inclusive nondiscrimination policy that lists all protected statuses and directs students, staff, and faculty to the appropriate procedures for submitting complaints.  The former University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability has become a regulation and has been renumbered as University Policy 501.1, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation.  The former University Policy 504, Sexual Orientation has become a regulation and has been renumbered as University Policy 501.2, Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Transgender Status



University Policy 501.2 , Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Transgender Status

  November 4, 2014

Status: New Policy

The new University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination is a broad, all-inclusive nondiscrimination policy that lists all protected statuses and directs students, staff, and faculty to the appropriate procedures for submitting complaints. The former University Policy 504, Sexual Orientation has become a regulation and has been renumbered asUniversity Policy 501.2, Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Transgender Status



University Policy 501.1 , Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation

  November 4, 2014

Status: New Policy

The new University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination is a broad, all-inclusive nondiscrimination policy that lists all protected statuses and directs students, staff, and faculty to the appropriate procedures for submitting complaints.  The former University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability has become a regulation and has been renumbered as University Policy 501.1, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation.  



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

  October 27, 2014

Status: Revised

University Policy 410 has been revised for overall clarity and ease of use for students.  As part of that revision, the procedures set forth in what was previously University Policy 410.1, Request for Review of a Final Course Grade, are eliminated and are instead included within the body of this policy to make the process more transparent.

 



University Policy 101.1 , Tuition Privileges for Certain Faculty and Staff

  October 2, 2014

Status: Revised

This Policy has been revised by the Board of Trustees in accordance with amendments to NC law allowing for a waiver of tuition and fees for three (rather than two) courses per year for certain faculty and staff, provided that the courses do not interfere with normal employment obligations.



University Policy 605.8 , Public Records Requests

  August 29, 2014

Status: Revised

This policy has been revised to establish clear procedures for extraordinary public records requests when estimated costs exceed $500.00.  In those cases, the University would require a fifty percent deposit prior to fulfilling any such request.



University Policy 402, Student Education Records (FERPA)

  June 30, 2014

Status: Revised

In response to concerns regarding the privacy of student information, UNC Charlotte has revised University Policy 402, Student Education Records (FERPA), by significantly altering the definition of “directory information.”  The following information will no longer be considered directory information under the revised policy:  local and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.  Student email addresses, as well as photographs, videos, or other media containing a student’s image or likeness, have been designated under the revised policy as “limited use directory information.”  Use and disclosure of limited use directory information will be restricted to: (1) publication in official University publications or on social media sites or websites hosted or maintained by, on behalf of, or for the benefit of the University, including the University’s online directory and internal email system; (2) University officials who have access, consistent with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), to such information and only in conjunction with a legitimate educational interest; and (3) external parties contractually affiliated with the University, provided such affiliation requires the sharing of limited use directory information.  In accordance with FERPA regulations, students retain the ability to “opt out” of the directory information and limited use directory information exceptions.

In addition to a handful of minor revisions relating to changes to how the university conducts business, Section III of the Policy was also revised to clarify under what circumstances students may request copies of their records.