This Policy has been rewritten to address changes in State law and University policies and procedures. The Policy includes updated definitions, approving authorities, and event types and locations, as well as a new Tailgating Policy.
The revised policy clarifies that “e-cigarettes” and other similar nicotine vapor inhalers are included in the definition of “smoking,” and such inhalers are therefore subject to the provisions of the policy applicable to other lighted tobacco products.
These revisions emphasize that sale of course packs directly to students is not permitted, while adding clarifying language and referring directly to the conflict of interest and copyright policies rather than restating policy information found in existing policies. The revisions also add language requesting that faculty submit a copy of all course-packs to the campus store, even if they print with off-campus shops. This provides a convenience for our students by letting them opt to make all their purchases at once – on campus – and allows students to take full advantage of bookstore programs like the tax-free pre-pack service offered in the summer.
University Policy 803, Reporting and Investigation of Suspected Improper Activities and Whistleblower Protection, has been revised to include instructions for Board of Trustees members about what actions to take if a Board member receives report a report of alleged improper activities by a University employee. In addition, ownership of this policy has been transferred from Business Affairs to Legal Affairs.
University Policy 601.6, Scheduling University Facilities, has been revised to provide clarity and to update the names of departments and positions. In addition, revisions have been made in response to suggestions from the the Chancellor-appointed Integrated Scheduling Committee to address the potential scheduling conflicts that are anticipated with the addition of the football program.
This policy has been rewritten to more accurately reflect current practice and to establish University space allocation principles and processes.
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.