Documents Under Review

Relocating Employees (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
January 14, 2019

Comprehensive Review. 1.Specifies that the employees must be hired on a continuing full-time bases and work for more than 12 months. 2. Stipulates that the moving allowances are to be negotiated at the time the position is offered, included in the offer letter, and not exceed one month’s salary. 3. Provides for a potential reimbursement to the University from the employee is they are terminated or leave the U within the first 12 months. 4. Includes the requirement that the moving allowances be paid as a lump sum through payroll, once the new employee is on payroll.

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
January 11, 2019

Establishing that reimbursements of salary, expenses, financial aid, and any other forms of reimbursement will not be provided if the original disbursement is stolen due to the individual not enabling available security controls that would have prevented the theft. 

Resolving Alleged Student Conduct Code Violations (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
January 11, 2019

Comprehensive Review. This policy was amended to align with the Administrative Policy entitled Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence.  Additionally, the policy was edited to remove redundancy and provide more clarity to the reader. 

Undergraduate Degrees with Distinction and Degrees with Honors: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester (30 Day Review)
Comments due by:
January 7, 2019

Comprehensive Review, 30 Day Review. The revision would allow degrees to be awarded with honors in cases where a student has exceptional thesis work but missed the GPA cut-off by a small margin (0.100).

Policies Under Review

The University's administrative policy development process includes a 30-day open review  and comment period for new and significantly revised policies. This provides an opportunity for the University community to consider and respond to policy proposals before they are in effect.  The policy owner will review and consider all feedback received prior to finalizing the particular policy and associated documents.

We encourage you to provide your input, both positive and constructive, by completing the feedback box at the bottom of the draft policy before the end of the review period. Thank you for your assistance!

Michele Gross
Director - University Policy Program