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2002 University Rule Updates

University Rules

2002 Rules Updates

NOTE: Rules are listed in the order they were filed with the state. Accordingly, the most recently filed rules will be listed at the end of the table.
Rule Number Title Reason for Change Status Effective Date
Conduct and Ethics Policy: Employee Financial Interests in Companies Licensed Under University Intellectual Property New rule outlining circumstances in which an employee may have financial interests in companies that own or otherwise acquire rights to the products of the employee's research or investigation Filed 05/13/02 05/23/02
The faculty: general personnel policies Includes provision for rank of instructor Filed 05/13/02 05/23/02
Guidelines for initial appointment, reappointment, tenure, and promotion of regular faculty Clarifies regular faculty right to appeal to department chair or school director; and faculty improvement leave counts toward probationary period for tenure Filed 05/13/02 05/23/02
Health services and restrictions on smoking, alcoholic beverages and drugs Amends rule to prohibit smoking in all University residence halls Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Part-time faculty appointments Clarifies counting semester experience, allowing for counting summer sessions as in past Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Compensation Remove references to Ohio Civil Service compensation system no longer applicable to UA Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Athletic Policy Primarily incorporates NCAA position that university policies include affirmative statements with respect to sportsmanship and equal opportunity for men and women who participate in intercollegiate sports. Filed 05/14/02 05/24/02
Officers of Human Resources Reflect current management structure Filed 05/15/02 05/25/02
Reemployment Procedures for Retirees Other Than Retirees Who Elected to Retire Under a University of Akron Early Retirement Incentive Program Implements authority of Am. Sub. S.B. #144 to hire retired (non-ERIP) employees and require rehiring agreement subject to BOT approval. Filed 05/15/02 05/25/02
Faculty Privilege and Benefits Clarifies conditions for fee reduction particularly in light of new academic calendar, adds educational assistance program Filed 05/17/02 05/27/02
General staff personnel policies and procedures Clarifies condition for fee remission and reduction for employees and for dependants, particularly in light of new academic calendar, adds educational assistance program Filed 05/17/02 05/27/02
University research, copyright, and patent policy Publication protocols clarified; contract research in UA facilities coordinated by Director ORSSP; and a revised royalty policy Filed 06/15/02 06/25/02
Committees of the Board Include provision about investment committee Approved by BOT 06/19/02; Filed 06/19/02 06/29/02
University research, copyright and patent Clarification Approved by BOT 06/19/02; Filed 06/19/02 06/29/02
Office of University Internal Auditor New rule respecting role of internal university auditor Approved by BOT 06/19/02; Filed 06/19/02 06/29/02
Officers of Public Affairs and Development Provides responsibility for public records compliance Approved by BOT 06/19/02; Filed 06/20/02 06/30/02
College Lecturer New rule regarding college lecturer Approved by BOT 06/19/92; Filed 06/20/02 06/30/02
Organization of the university Clarification reporting of Dean of University Libraries Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 09/09/02 09/20/02
UA Athletic Department Drug Testing Implementation of policy and procedure in parallel with NCAA policies Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 08/27/02 09/06/02
UA Athletic Department Drug Testing Protocols Implementation of protocols in parallel with NCAA policies Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 08/27/02 09/06/02
Organization of Instruction Deleted archaic procedures Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 09/09/02 09/20/02
VP Research & Dean of Graduate School Designated this VP as chief research officer, clarified rule approval procedure Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 09/09/02 09/20/02
Faculty Senate Bylaws Minor change Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 09/09/02 09/20/02
Committees of the Board Remove research policies and activities from external affairs committee duties and add to educational policy committee/student affairs committee Approved by BOT 09/16/02; Filed 10/18/02 10/28/02
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Approved by BOT 19/16/02; Filed 10/18/02 10/28/02
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Approved by BOT 09/16/02; Filed 10/18/02 10/28/02
Protection of human subjects New rule regarding protection of human subjects Approved by BOT 09/16/02; Filed 10/18/02 10/28/02
Graduation Minor change to requirements for graduation with honors Approved by BOT 08/21/02; Filed 10/18/02 10/28/02
Officers of Public Affairs and Development Corrected minor typographical errors Filed 11/07/02 11/17/02
Officers of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer Division Corrected minor errors Filed 11/07/02 11/17/02
Reemployment procedures for retirees other than retirees who elected to retire under a University of Akron early retirement incentive program Rule changed to conform with recent changes in Ohio law Approved by BOT 10/30/02; Filed 11/07/02 11/17/02
University of Akron athletic department drug education and testing Rule changed to allow for discretion in penalty assessed and to allow for earlier parental notification Approved by BOT 10/30/02; Filed 11/07/02 11/17/02
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Approved by BOT 10/30/02; Filed 11/13/02 11/23/02
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Approved by BOT 10/30/02; Filed 11/13/02 11/23/02
Guidelines for initial appointment, reappointment, tenure and promotion of regular faculty Makes final the tenure committee's decision regarding early tenure. Approved by BOT 12/04/02; Filed 12/11/02 12/21/02
3359-20-06.1
appointments Previously existing rule repealed. Approved by BOT on 12/04/02; Filed 12/11/02 12/21/02
3359-20-06.1 Part time faculty appointments New rule makes changes in the qualifications and credentials required for associate lecturer and senior lecturer standing. Approved by BOT on 12/04/02; Filed 12/11/02 12/21/02
Policy on stipends for contract professional staff and non-bargaining unit staff New rule provides guidelines for stipends for contract professionals or non-bargaining unit staff. Approved by BOT 12/04/02; Filed 12/11/02 12/27/02

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