The revised and rewritten University Policy 602.9, Naming Opportunities, defines naming authority as related to type and gift size; addresses corporate naming term limits and the useful life of facilities; rarefies honorary namings; implements naming agreements; and provides guidance related to donation status.
University Policy 102.5, Emeritus Faculty and Senior Academic and Administrative Officers, has been revised to clarify retirement eligiblity; define “retirement” based on the Human Resources definition; add an exception in certain cases of faculty resignation without retirement; clarify the conferral authority and process; update the privileges of emeritus status; and add a provision regarding removal of emeritus status.
University Policy 720, Threat Assessment and Management, is a new Policy that compiles in one place information related to the University’s threat assessment and management program, including information about relevant evaluation standards, reporting procedures, responsible officials and committees, and applicable related policies.
Because UNC Charlotte is a public institution with stewardship responsibility for public funds, the purpose of the new University Policy 602.12, Revenue Generating Activities, is to promote effective oversight and administration of revenue generating activities throughout the University. Prior to engaging in any revenue generating activity at the University (other than charges for tuition and fees; charges for Auxiliary services; external support for research through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; or gifts to the University through the Division of University Advancement), the University official, department, college, or unit must consult with Financial Services, the Budget Office, and the Office of Legal Affairs to confirm the proposed activity is permissible and consistent with the University’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.
University Policy 314, Centers and Institutes, has been revised to reflect institutional restructuring resulting in the Division of Research becoming a division separate from Academic Affairs. In addition, these revisions make the appointment of the Centers and Institutes Committee (CIC) optional rather than mandatory, at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
University Policy 102.16, Performance Bonuses for Permanent EHRA Employees, sets forth specific definitions and procedures for the payment of performance bonuses to permanent EHRA faculty and EHRA non-faculty UNC Charlotte employees. Performance bonuses may be awarded only for an employee’s extraordinary achievements in the course and scope of their University employment, as defined in this Policy. Any such bonuses will be paid only in accordance with the provisions of this Policy. This Policy is intended to meet the requirements for performance-based bonuses as outlined by UNC Board of Governors Regulation 300.2.14.2[R].
University Policy 409, Religious Accommodation for Students, has been revised to broaden the scope of the Policy from only academic accommodations to any religious accommodation requested by a student and to incorporate the new Office of Civil Rights and Title IX into the process. The requirement that students use a specific form to submit a religious accommodation request has been removed.
Revisions to University Policy 601.1 include adding a requirement that all University employees be assigned a University phone number (whether a physical handset or VOIP number) to ensure operational integrity, updating the Policy to address current equipment and technologies, and addressing appropriate personal use and improper use of University resources.
The UNC System has authorized system institutions to provide sign-on and retention bonuses for permanent employees to attract and retain a competitive, qualified workforce if they institute a policy governing such programs. The UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees has approved University Policy 101.26, Sign-On and Retention Bonuses for Permanent Employees, which documents the parameters for such a sign-on and retention bonus program at UNC Charlotte, including eligibility requirements and approval processes.