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May 2017 Policy Updates

May 2017 Policy Updates

The following is the policy update for May* 2017:

Drone Operations (#12120) – Updated to reflect the changes in federal law.  The new provisions to the policy will give campus users new opportunities to use drones and will provide clarity regarding how to do so at the University.

Equal Access for Students (#2080) – Under guidance from the Office of Civil Rights, the University has updated policy #2080 to include information about how when a student requires certain academic adjustments or auxiliary aids that are not readily available for implementation, the University will take steps to ensure that in the interim, the University will use any available alternatives to minimize the impact of the delay.

Bronco Shop Operations (#9200) – Revised to comply with the latest textbook provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) which requires the university to provide to the university bookstore the course schedule for the next academic period; and for each course or class offered, the ISBN and retail price information for all required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials (unless unavailable or impractical); the number of students enrolled in each course or class; and the maximum student enrollment for such course or class.

Centers and Institutes (#5000) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requested that the University prepare a new “Recharge Centers” policy and associated procedures.  Recharge Centers encompass the term “Core Facilities,” so this term was removed from policy #5000 and incorporated into a new policy #5110, Recharge Centers.

Recharge Centers (#5110) – Created to comply with a request from the National Institutes of Health to prepare this policy and associated procedures.  Recharge Centers have a different approval process and regulatory structure (e.g., federal cost principles in 2 CFR Par 200) than Centers and Institutes, so this change will provide more clarity to the campus community.

Professional Staff Employees Leave (#7290) – Updated to ensure professional staff who work less than twelve months in a year are treated the same across campus in how they earn vacation leave.  With the policy revision, all professional staff will earn vacation leave either at the classified rate if covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or the professional rate if not covered by the FLSA.

Animals on Campus (#9160) – Created to clarify where service and support animals are allowed on campus as well as pets.  Support animals and pets are no longer allowed classrooms or on Bronco Shuttles, but are still allowed inside buildings.  Problems with support animals or pets may be addresses with building managers.

Animals on Campus (#9160) – Revised to show that the responsibility for the University Hotline was transferred from Internal Audit to the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics.

*Due to the late announcement of these policies, there will be a grace period for implementation through July 31, 2017.

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