Policy Updates

February 25, 2022

05.027 Reduction in Force
Reviewed and revised.

February 21, 2022

16.005 Prohibition Against Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation
This policy has been updated to allow witness statements to be considered as evidence in Title IX hearings, even if the witness fails to appear for the hearing. The grounds for appeal have been delineated, and the time to appeal has been increased from 5 days to 10. Finally, the definition of retaliation has been updated.
15.011 Food Service and Safety
This policy has been appraised according to its 6-year review and revised with an addition of language to include the Texas Food Establishment Rules, and to conform the language used to those rules.

February 17, 2022

13.004 Use of Human Subjects in Research
This policy has been updated to provide clarification of responsibilities and definitions related to human subjects research as described in regulations. Updated regulation and resource links, as well as resources to locally report research misconduct have been added.
07.029 Prohibition of Camping on University Property
Reviewed and revised for accuracy.

February 09, 2022

02.001 Policy Development and Definitions
Format Only
Renamed policy from "Policy on Policies" to "Policy Development."

February 08, 2022

15.005 Workers’ Compensation Program
Format Only
Corrected policy title.

February 02, 2022

06.046 Centers and Institutes
This policy was updated to give the VPRI a formal role in reviewing and evaluating centers and institutes, per the request of the provost. The other principal change is to eliminate mandatory annual reporting through the Improve (formerly TracDat) database. Instead, there will be a review in the 3rd year, as well as the standard comprehensive 5th-year review.

February 01, 2022

04.003 Honorary Degree Awards
This policy has been updated to improve the clarity of language, to change the vetting process by the chair of the committee, change a title of the approving party for an undergraduate student committee member, and modify the committee structure.

January 18, 2022


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