Recently Updated Policies

Resolving Alleged Student Conduct Code Violations
January 22, 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
January 16, 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).

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources
January 16, 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.

General Accounting
January 9, 2019

Comprehensive Review. Adds sections from the Code of Conduct policy; includes a new procedure address non-monetary transactions, and updates the language to match the current version of the enterprise financial system.

Using Email as Official Student Communication
January 2, 2019

Comprehensive Review: Changes to clarify language about the reason for the policy and language about when this policy applies (timing of when the email account is available, when students should expect this account to be used.) 

Offering Cost Sharing (including Matching and In-Kind Contributions) on Sponsored Projects
December 28, 2018

Amended: December 2018 - Comprehensive Review. Minor Revision.  Updated Policy Owner/Contact and Frequently Asked Questions to provide additional clarification, reflect U/M effort reporting period, remove OMB A-110 reference.  Reorganized/updated proposal and award time procedures, removed duplications.

Safety of Minors
December 13, 2018

Comprehensive Review. The changes primarily provide clarity of existing policy requirements. There is added language in the Health and Safety Appendix regarding accessible and inclusive environments, and addressing gender identity in housing.

Credit and Grade Point Requirements for an Undergraduate (Baccalaureate) Degree: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester
December 6, 2018

Comprehensive Review. The Credit and grade Point Requirements for an Undergraduate (Baccalaureate) Degree policy has been revised to improve understanding when students are approaching the maximum number of S/N credits in their degree. The Twin Cities campus has revised the maximum from 25% to 20 total S/N credits in an undergraduate degree.

Using the University Procurement Card
December 3, 2018

In response to an audit conducted by the Office of Institutional Compliance, updating policy to provide additional information related to MN Statute 15.43.

Purchasing Goods and Services
December 3, 2018

In response to an audit conducted by the Office of Institutional Compliance, updating policy to provide additional information related to MN Statute 15.43.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus: Crookston, Duluth, Rochester, and Twin Cities
November 25, 2018

Comprehensive review, minor revisions. Ownership change from EVPP to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Minor updates to the contact list and tobacco cessation resources for each campus.

Education in the Responsible Conduct of Sponsored Research and Grants Management
November 26, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions. Appendix added, clarification of language for use with training grants, clarification of roles and responsibilities related to NSF and USDA/NIFA policies.