Recently Updated Policies

Reporting Sponsor-Investigator Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)

July 21, 2015 - Comprehensive Review. Major Revision. Reflects the change of the documentation unit to IND/IDE Central File. Includes a requirement to provide transcripts of conversations with the FDA.

President's Delegations of Authority

June 22, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision. Reduced the scope of the policy to signature authority, which aligns to recent improvement to the Delegations of Authority Library. Expands the prohibition language around individuals who have a conflict of interest that also relates to a delegated authority. Provides more clarity around the ability to limit the scope of an authority to a unit, a department or campus. Supported Procedure and FAQ also revised.

Credit Requirements for Master's and Doctoral Degrees

June 22, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision: The changes provide greater clarity around the specific type of credits. Removed the effective date of the policy statement, which was inserted when this policy was first created.

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

June 19, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision. Incorporates language originally existing in the National Incident Management System at the University of Minnesota policy, which allows that policy to be retired. Reflects language changes to align with terminology used in the emergency management field. Updates the policies, procedures, template, and letter clarifying compliance to reflect Federal and State Terminology on Continuity of Operations Plan.

Using Vehicles for University Business

April 29, 2015 - Adds language related to unique situations where policy officers with specific assignments may take home vehicles. This addition now aligns policy with practice.


What is Affirmative Consent?

Affirmative consent is a clear, unambiguous, informed, and voluntary agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. You may have heard of this kind of policy referred to as a "yes means yes." policy. Many institutions and some states are moving in the direction of developing affirmative consent policies as one way to be more effective in addressing the problem of campus sexual assaults. The new appendix attached to the revised version of Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence will be an effective tool for...

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