University Policy 402, Student Education Records (FERPA), has been revised to clarify that classroom recordings by the University are considered Limited Use Directory Information.
The Code of Student Responsibility has been updated to clarify some apparent inconsistencies in the interaction between the Code and the newly established University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy.
This new University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy, is necessitated by and in alignment with the Title IX Final Regulations, released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020 and effective August 14, 2020. The new Policy is intended to meet all new Title IX Regulation requirements, and is in alignment with existing University Policies, state personnel policies, and UNC System policies and guidance.
The Code of Student Responsibility is revised to conform with the new University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy (sexual misconduct that falls outside Title IX remains in the Code, and sexual misconduct that constitutes Title IX is removed from the Code). Additional revisions add new language to affirm the University’s interest in balancing students’ free speech rights with the desire to protect the Campus community from discriminatory words and actions. Other revisions are intended to clarify certain terms and to conform to current policies and practices.
The Hazing Policy has been rescinded, instead incorporating the substance of the Policy into University Policy 406, Code of Student Responsibility.
This Policy has been revised to update it with references to the new University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy and to add a prohibition on retaliation for reporting violations of federal law.
The Code of Student Academic Integrity has been revised to clarify that the Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity can alter the procedures as necessary "to protect the University community, property, or resources"; unauthorized collaboration may be with any other individual, and not only with another Student; once a student receives notice of an alleged violation, the case may continue even if the student withdraws; and the maximum penalty under an Informal Resolution is the grade for the course, not the grade for an assignment. The revisions also add “Academic Integrity Probation” as a new sanction option to allow for a sanction outside of grade penalties that can hold students accountable for a period of time to prevent future Academic Integrity violations.
University Policy 605.2 has been revised to:
University Policy 311.6 has been revised to:
In 2019, the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations that condition institutional eligibility for Title IV funding on compliance with state authorization requirements. These regulations require institutions that offer out-of-state academic activities (including practicum experiences, faculty teaching from another state, distance education, online education, marketing, advertising, etc.) to be authorized to do so by the states in which their students are located. UNC Charlotte is relieved from the obligation to obtain specific authorization to provide distance education in states outside of North Carolina by its membership in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). This new policy: