New & Revised Policies

University Policy 304, Electronic Communication Systems

  October 25, 2021

Status: Revised

University Policy 304 has been revised to update terms and procedures related to the University's electronic communication systems.



University Policy 101.25 , Familial Relationships between Students and Faculty Members or Other University Employees (Nepotism)

  October 11, 2021

Status: Newly Approved

Previously University Policy 101.3 covered both familial and amorous relationships between faculty/employees and students. That Policy insufficiently addressed the varying conflicts created by amorous or familial relationships and the resolutions for each type of conflict.  Two separate Policies (UP-101.3 and UP-101.25) have been created to address amorous and familial relationships respectively.



University Policy 208, Substantive Change Compliance Policy

  October 11, 2021

Status: Revised

This Policy has been revised to align with SACSCOC’s major revisions to its Substantive Change Policy, which was based on the U.S.  Department of Education’s new Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education.



University Policy 101.3 , Amorous Relationships between Students and Faculty Members or Other University Employees

  October 11, 2021

Status: Rewritten

The previous University Policy 101.3 covered both familial and amorous relationships between faculty/employees and students. That Policy insufficiently addressed the varying conflicts created by amorous or familial relationships and the resolutions for each type of conflict.  Two separate Policies (UP-101.3 and UP-101.25) have been created to address amorous and familial relationships respectively.



University Policy 407, Code of Student Academic Integrity

  August 31, 2021

Status: Revised

The Code of Student Academic Integrity has been revised to clarify the definition of "cheating" and help faculty members identify the appropriate, more specific charge for a student's behavior; to add the adjudication option of “In Absentia Resolution" to allow for a case to be resolved in a student’s absence if they have not responded to meeting requests; and to clarify that for fairness and equity purposes, all resolutions, even informal ones, will be a part of a student’s academic integrity record.



University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy

  August 19, 2021

Status: Revised

University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy, has been revised in response to a recent court case that invalidated one provision of the federal Title IX regulations.  University Policy 504 now no longer includes that provision.



University Policy 715, Security Cameras

  July 19, 2021

Status: Revised

University Policy 715, Security Cameras, has been revised to clarify certain terms and processes, including adding definitions for key terms; excluding body-worn cameras from the definition of Security Cameras; streamlining the review and approval process of installation requests; adding consideration of advancing technologies related to personal privacy; and making clear that Security Camera recordings are considered “criminal intelligence records” for public records purposes.



University Policy 318, Authorship Policy and Resolution Procedures

  May 25, 2021

Status: Newly Approved

Experience and empirical evidence at UNC Charlotte have shown that authorship disputes arise and can be damaging to mentor/mentee and collaborator relationships. Additionally, journals will not arbitrate authorship disputes and instead recommend that institutions resolve them. Thus, establishing an authorship policy with resolution procedures and providing training regarding open and transparent authorship decision making will help to foster a culture of integrity in research.



University Policy 719, Access Control

  November 9, 2020

Status: Newly Approved

This new Policy establishes authorities and responsibilities as well as key steps in the access control process.  The Policy provides clear guidance on the process for requesting, approving, issuing, and accountability for key and access cards.  This Policy aligns with security best practices and is the starting point for a long-term strategy to organize access control under Safety and Security and to focus on process improvement to reduce unauthorized access while streamlining effectiveness.



University Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence

  November 9, 2020

Status: Revised

This Policy has been revised and rewritten as necessary to ensure compliance and consistency with the new University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy.