Policies in Process

New Policies in Process, as of 10/26/17

  • Human Research Protection Program — Establishes the high-level commitment of the University to the protection of human subjects.
  • Institutional Conflict of Interest in Research — AAHRPP accreditation standards require such a policy in order to establish thresholds for institutional/individual financial interests which should be reviewed.

Previously noted as in process:

  • Employees Performing Work for the University and a Related-Foundation — Establishes guidance for how Joint Engagements will be managed by the University.
  • Background Checks and Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions — Combines existing policies and expands to apply to all categories of employment. Requires all employees to self-disclose criminal convictions post-hire and during employment.
  • Use of E-mail for Official Communication with Employees — Establishes e-mail as the official means of communicating matters relating to job responsibilities, benefits, etc.
  • Fabrication of Equipment — Establishes requirements for determining the type of fabrication and correct application of F&A rates.
  • Charging for Incidental Use of University Space — Establishes a framework for setting rates to recover costs associated with incidental use of E&G space.
  • Establishing and Managing Academic Activities Abroad — Requires all education abroad activities at the University comply with standard administrative policies and are subject to oversight by ISO.
  • Use of Materials with Sexually Explicit Content — Fulfills the University's obligation under state law to notify employees that accessing, viewing, printing, downloading, storing or transmitting materials with sexually explicit or obscene content violates state law.

Existing Policy Under Review, as of 12/4/17

  • VIII.A.6, Consistent Treatment of Sponsored Programs Costs — Costs incurred on a sponsored award for the same purpose must be treated consistently.

Previously noted as in process:

  • IRM-008, University Information Technology Accessibility — Updated to reflect alignment with the current work of the Executive Committee on Digital Access and to ensure full compliance with ADA/Section 504 requirements and new ADAAG 2.0, AA and Section 508 Refresh Standards.
  • FIN-028 Minimum Effort on Federally Funded Sponsored Research Activities — Updated to add clarity, reduce redundancy, and to align with the requirements of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200).
  • BOV-002, Implementation of Policies Addressing the Needs of Potentially Suicidal Students — Due to legislation enacted during the 2017 General Assembly session, the BOV is required to adopt policies around postvention services after a student suicide.
  • Acceptance & Maintenance of Works of Fine and Decorative Art — Governs the acquisition, recording, maintenance and disposition of works of fine and decorative art.
  • Accepting a Loan of Equipment from a Vendor — Sets forth requirements for accepting equipment on an evaluation or loaned basis.