Revisions to University Policy 701, Campus Operation Status, Including Adverse Weather and Emergency Events, clarify provisions regarding teleworking and non-teleworking employees in Sections 3.B and 3.C.
This new University Policy 805 establishes clear guidance on how official University Policies should be drafted, reviewed, revised, and approved. The supplemental procedures provide more explicit steps for implementing the new policy.
University Policy 101.5, Equal Employment Opportunity, has been revised to be consistent with other related University Policies, including University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Addressing Reports of Discrimination.
University Policy 701 has been rewritten and renamed, "Campus Operation Status, Including Adverse Weather and Emergency Events," to be consistent with recently revised North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Commission policy.
Based on feedback received from the university community during the implementation of the policy, and in an effort to create a consistent and comprehensive background check process that promotes a safe campus environment, University Policy 101.23 has been revised to require criminal background checks for all non-faculty employees, including those without Sensitive Duties, at least once every five (5) years. The revision brings UNC Charlotte in line with best practices in this area, including recommendations contained in the Freeh Report on Pennsylvania State University.
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, has been revised to change the authority to appoint the Chair of the Academic Integrity Board from the Chancellor to the Provost.
This policy was rescinded on November 5, 2014, as it was incorporated into University Policy 501.2, Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender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.
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.