Recently Updated Policies

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Doctoral Degree: Completion
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review, minor revision.

  1. Added a FAQ, at the request of the Equity Lens Committee, to address accommodations for students to satisfy the final oral examination requirement; added FAQs previously omitted in error; edited for clarity.
  2. Added Graduate School/college/program responsibility to ensure student handbooks/guidelines in accessible format.
  3. Made other minor changes to language to improve clarity and consistency.
Doctoral Degree: Performance Standards and Progress
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review, Minor revisions:

  • Added a FAQ, at the request of the Equity Lens Committee, to address accommodations for students to satisfy the prelim oral examination requirement; added FAQs previously omitted in error; edited for clarity.
  • Added Graduate School/college/program responsibilities, per request of the Equity Lens committee, to ensure student handbooks/guidelines in accessible format. Other revisions for clarity.
  • Made other minor revisions, such as adding links, to improve clarity and consistency.
University-Administered Graduate Student Fellowships and Traineeships
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review. Minor revisions.

  1. A statement was added related to the availability of materials in accessible formats upon request.
  2. Other minor changes for clarity.
Leave of Absence and Reinstatement from a Leave: Graduate Students
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review, Minor revisions. 

  1. Minor changes in definitions and responsibilities to improve clarity.
Master's Degree: Completion
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review, minor revisions:

  • Added Graduate School/college/program responsibilities, per request of the Equity Lens committee, to ensure student handbooks/guidelines in accessible format. Added student responsibilities previously omitted in error.
  • Made Minor changes to links and language to improve clarity and consistency.
Master's Degree: Performance Standards and Progress
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions:

  • Amended section III, at the request of the Equity Lens Policy Review Committee, to reflect that there is an official petition process for time extension request.
  • Added program responsibilities to ensure student handbooks and materials related to annual student reviews be in accessible and documentable format. Updated both the student responsibilities and college responsibilities.
  • Made other minor revisions to the policy language and link additions to improve clarity and consistency.
Graduate Advisor and Examination Committee Membership: Eligibility Requirements
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive review. Minor revisions.

  1. Expanded the eligibility to co-advise that reflects current practice.
  2. Added a definition of academic staff.
  3. Minor edits to improve clarity.
  4. Title change.
Using Controlled Substances for Research
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review.

  1. Changed record retention from 3 to 2 years
  2. Eliminated DEA questionnaire and added required questions to the authorized user signature log
  3. Separated DEA Biennial Inventory from annual University required audit.
Intercollegiate Athletic Events during Study Day and Finals Weeks: Twin Cities, Morris
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review. 

  1. Added Morris to the scope of this policy, which also included edits to accurately reflect job and committee title on the campuses.
  2. Removes the requirement for formal exception requests if an athletic team is holding a practice or team meeting on a Study Day as long as it is two hours or less in length.
Activities Involving Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review. The policy was clarified to specify the roles for BOHD and the IBC

Adding, Changing, or Discontinuing Academic Plans
Last Revised Revision Description
Comprehensive review: 1. Updates links and names in the contact section and added a term. 2. Other minor changes to improve clarity.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol Requirements for University Employees and Student Workers
Last Revised Revision Description
Selling Goods and Services to External Customers
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review. Moving from a three tiered risk based classification of external sales to two (low and managed risk). For low risk external sales institutional level approval is not required only college level approval. Added delegation of authority FN02 External Sales of Goods & Services and AD16 Confidentiality for Nonresearch. Unit will self monitor low risk external sales and have the choice to use either the back of the EFS invoice or short form to convey standard terms and conditions. Several changes made to the procedures, appendices and forms to support the policy level changes.

Individual Conflicts of Interest and Standards Governing Relationships with Business Entities
Last Revised Revision Description

Comprehensive Review. 

Amend definition of business entity to include any for profit or nonprofit legal entity world-wide, and any non-United States governmental entity or institution of higher education.

Federal concerns about foreign influence in the past three years through United States researcher relationships with foreign governments and institutions of higher education required revision of the definition to make clear that significant financial interests or business interests through foreign entities must be disclosed on a REPA.

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence
Last Revised Revision Description

The changes in this section are intended to align this policy with the Title IX Regulations and Campus Save Act, Guidance from Office of Civil Rights, and recent court decisions.

In addition, changes were made to improve the informal resolution process.