Policy Updates

June 09, 2023

06.012 Payment of Nine-Month Contracts
Revision
Faculty are only able to modify their payment election prior to the first day of work of the new fiscal year. Any decision to modify annualized compensation must be made in writing and submitted to Academic Resources prior to the first day of work for the new fiscal year. The annualized compensation agreement will be automatically renewed each fiscal year without submission of a new pay option form unless there are changes in the annualized compensation program or related laws that require participant renewal.

May 17, 2023

05.013 Workplace Religious Accommodations
Revision
Policy was revised to update the submission request time frame from three days to ten. Minor formatting changes were also completed.

April 17, 2023

04.002 Request for Information Made Under the Texas Public Information Act
Revision
Revised in accordance with various administrative updates from the State of Texas. Additional changes were made for clarity and formatting.
06.031 Pre-Finals Days, Reading Day, and Final Examinations
Revision
This policy was revised to expand language to cover events for both Pre-Finals Days and Reading Days.
04.016 Use of Alcoholic Beverages
Revision
Revised to change the permitted alcohol sales and consumption time from 5:00PM to 4:00PM.

April 10, 2023

06.001 Evaluating, Awarding, and Accepting Credit
Revision
This policy has been revised to reflect the change regarding who the approver is for face-to-face courses that contain fewer contact hours or are delivered in shortened time periods. The approver shifted from the responsibility of the dean to the responsibility of an academic administrator with responsibility for the program in which the course is delivered. Clarification was provided to specify which institutions UNT accepts transfer credit from and the application of those courses towards baccalaureate degrees. Vocational/technical transfer credits may be applied to academic baccalaureate degrees upon evaluation by qualified faculty and confirmed through the curriculum approval process. A requirement was added to specify that prior learning experiences must be comparable in rigor, substance, and proficiency as a UNT course and include an assessment of student attainment of learning to be considered for UNT credit. 
12.002 Disposal of Abandoned Property
Revision
This policy has been significantly revised to conform to the real-world practices of the UPD and for clarity and succinctness. Further changes were made to accommodate the Student Union's management of abandoned property.

March 30, 2023

11.009 Construction Projects
Revision
This policy has been updated to improve the clarity of language, reflect the changes in project/operations funding, and update the names of multiple units cited throughout document.

February 27, 2023

05.026 Employment of Veterans
Revision
Revised to be in alignment with the System model policy. Revisions include addition of: Space Force, full-time duty commissioned officers of NOAA, definitions for "employment preference" and "veteran," priority order for veterans preference, hiring goals, and interview requirements for state agencies.

February 21, 2023

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