Revisions to this University Policy conform it to new State policy and University practices.Specifically, the State Controller’s Office has implemented a $5,000 capitalization threshold for recording University equipment on financial statements.Reference to the Property Loss Committee has been deleted because the University now conducts direct administrative review of property losses.
The revisions authorize limited medical services at Brocker Health Center for on-campus conference and camp participants.Additionally, medical services for Postdoctoral Fellows is available on the same basis and at the same rates as the general student population. Note: This policy revision was previously incorrectly announced as being approved by the Board of Trustees on March 2, 2001.
The revisions to this University Policy include
The University Policy revision makes it easier for faculty members to understand the effects of leave on their retirement benefits and their health insurance programs.The two exceptions for faculty members who take non-FMLA personal leave without pay now included in the policy based on North Carolina statutes and State Personnel Commission rules are:1) they are not entitled to contribute to the State retirement system (either TSERS or the Optional Retirement Program), and 2) the University cannot make contributions to their health insurance programs.Employees are responsible for paying the full premium cost if they wish to continue health insurance.Additionally, an updated version of the administrative AA-32 form has been added to the online version of this University Policy.
Reviewed by the Staff Organization and approved by the Faculty Council at one of its last meetings of the 2000-2001 academic year, this policy was developed in accordance with the UNC Board of Governors’ comprehensive new policy on copyrights. It establishes the Faculty Copyright Education and Policy Committee and a copyright dispute resolution mechanism. In addition the Policy provides guidance on copyright infringement and fair use. Finally, it establishes parameters for ownership of various types of copyrightable works by faculty, staff, and students. This policy is subject to modification as the result of further discussion with the Faculty during next year.Additionally, the Provost will call for a review of the policy after two years of operation under its terms.
Each department bears responsibility for forwarding copies of its own publications to the University Archives and the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse in the Department of Cultural Resources, rather than to the UNC Charlotte Publications Officer. The revisions also include clarification of the places for deposit of University publications, and a change of address for the North Carolina Publications Clearinghouse.
This University Policy has been changed to reflect recent revisions to the regulations governing the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Specifically, the new FERPA regulations now provide that the University shall give a parent or eligible student when requested, an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the student's education records on the grounds that the information contained in the education records is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the privacy rights of the student. The regulations previously provided that a student could challenge his or her education records on the grounds that the information contained in the records was inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's privacy or other rights.
The relevant revisions to University Policy 402 are in Section IV and Attachment.
The intent of the revisions is to bring the policy into line with current practice.Most of the revisions reflect the change in practice from maintenance of EPA personnel files in the “office of the Vice Chancellor for the division” where employment was held or sought to the “department or unit” where employment was held or sought.Additionally, requests for inspection of EPA personnel records and confidential letters of recommendation should now be directed to the Director of Academic Budget and Personnel rather than to the office of the Vice Chancellor of the division in which employment was held. Additional revisions reflect other changes in practice or simple clarification of language.
This Policy combines the current PS #602.2 (Securing Private Support) and PS #602.3 (Gift Acceptance) because of their common subject matter.PS #602.2 intends to better organize the policies and procedures for solicitation and acceptance of gifts.In addition, it reflects and is consistent with the policies and procedures set forth in the “Standards for Gift Acceptance” manual. Because of the consolidation, PS #602.3 has been rescinded.
This University Policy describes planning and implementation of control practices for the prevention of laboratory-acquired infections in all UNC Charlotte research programs involving biohazardous agents.The policy has been established to ensure safe handling of biohazardous agents and the appropriate assessment of potential risks.