Recently Updated Policies

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.

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.

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.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus: Crookston, Duluth, Rochester, and Twin Cities
November 26, 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.

Budget Development and Oversight for Current Non-Sponsored Funds
November 8, 2018

Comprehensive Review. Minor revisions. 1. addition of expectations related to structural balances. 2. clarification on expectations for budgeting and managing deficits. 3. updates to roles and responsibilities. 4. updates to references to reports. 5. removal of references to TIP. 6. updates to terminology.

Senior Leader Compensation and Separation
October 25, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor revisions: Includes two additional items to non-discriminatory salary considered language; Updates the senior leader titles; Removes an appendix that is no longer needed.

Modifying Appointments of Academic Professional and Academic Administrative Employees for Financial Stringency
October 25, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision.  Removes redundant effective date from the policy statement, and updates, contact information, responsibilities and titles.

Early and Select Appointment Terminations for Academic Professional and Administrative Employees
October 25, 2018

Updated contact information and titles, removed outdated language around appointment terms and types, removed job codes

Parental Leave for Employees
October 22, 2018

Comprehensive Review. Minor Revision. Expands the window to take parental leave for a parent from within six weeks of the event to within three months.

Grading and Transcripts: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester
October 18, 2018

Comprehensive Review.  Changes the deadline for lapsing incompletes and clarifies the requirements for when an incomplete may be assigned. Reorganizes language according to the commonly understood grading scales of A-F and S-N. Clarifies definitions and limit the use of X and K symbols to approved courses. Minor changes to improve the readability of the policy and ensure that policy language focuses on the topics.

Compensation for Academic Professional and Administrative Employees
October 16, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions: 1. Incorporates new items under salary offer considerations. 2. Updates senior leader titles and responsibilities.

Research Data Management: Archiving, Ownership, Retention, Security, Storage, and Transfer
September 25, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions:  Changes in senior leadership structure and terminology about Human Research Protections incorporated into this policy.

Openness in Research
September 25, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revisions. 1. Adds a new appendix of examples of common publications/participation restrictions. 2. Clarifies the role of the Research Compliance office.

Research Misconduct
September 18, 2018

Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision.  Policy itself includes wording changes, incorporates the new standardized language for retaliation which will be included in all policies containing a retaliation section, and moves language about time limitations from a procedure into the policy.

  • Handling reports procedure deletes the time limitations section (moved to policy) and false accusations section (subsumed into new standard retaliation language in policy).
  • Inquiry procedure has wording clarifications to highlight anonymous reporting, role of the Research Integrity Officer and the correction of the scientific record.
  • Investigation procedure clarifies the role of the panel and its selection process, the correction of the scientific record and process for challenging possible disciplinary actions.