Revisions to this Policy and its supplemental Notice of Intent form are consistent with recent amendments to University Policy 102.2, Conflict of Interest and Commitment, and UNC Board of Governors’ Policy 300.2.2, Regulation 300.2.2.1[R] and Regulation 300.2.2.2[R].
These revisions were necessary because the University has grown considerably in staff size over the years, requiring many employees to assume added responsibilities and workload to keep the campus functioning effectively. The revisions provide additional ways to recognize strong staff contributions, particularly during periods of budget austerity.
University Policy 503 has been revised to add, “gender identity or expression” to the list of derogatory references and to add language notifying employees and students where to file a complaint of alleged fighting words harassment.
Revisions to University Policy 407 include an increase in the size of the Academic Integrity Board, adding provisions addressing group work and work done outside the context of an academic course, adding examples of certain types of violations, and clarifying the terms of readmission after expulsion for violation of the Code.
This policy has been updated to reflect current practice. University Policy 202 was initially revised in May 2007 due to changes made in the course schedule and class meeting times. After the policy change, there remained significant confusion surrounding final examination schedules. As a result, in Spring 2009 the Office of the Registrar worked with members of the faculty to develop recommendations to resolve the issues related to the final exam schedule. The resulting recommendation, endorsed by the Associate Deans Council, removed the need for department chairs and associate deans to be involved in the process of changing final exam times. This became the “practice” beginning in Fall 2009 and has worked smoothly since then. In addition, an electronic Final Examination Conflict form has eliminated the need for students to obtain the form from the Office of Registrar in person. Finally, the changes also include reference to the related Academic Calendar policy and the Faculty Council’s recent motion that no activities be required on Reading Day.
On June 27, 2012, Chancellor Dubois approved revisions to University Policy 101.9, Employee Assistance Program. These revisions, made in consultation with the Human Resources Department, reflect changes in the EAP vendor and program benefits, and clarify the procedures for self (voluntary) referrals and directed referrals.
The revisions were made in response to amendments to regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This new University Policy was established to comply with the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) requirement that all SACS institutions have a policy on substantive changes in their programs.
This rewritten University Policy now achieves two objectives: (1) to bring the University into compliance with cost accounting regulations, and (2) simplifies the University’s rules for additional compensation.