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2003 University Rules Updates

University Rules

2003 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
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 12/4/02; Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 12/4/02; Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03
Pay ranges Updated ranges Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03*
Introduction Clarified proper forms to use for travel expenditures approval and reimbursement Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03
Allowable living expenses Clarified proper forms to use for travel expenditures approval and reimbursement Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03
Reporting and documentation of expenses Clarified proper forms to use for travel expenditures approval and reimbursement Filed 01/07/03 01/17/03
General staff personnel policies and procedures. Fee reduction eligibility for part-time employees changed from 1240 to 1040 hours. Filed 01/17/03 01/27/03
Grading system, discipline, academic probation and dismissal Minor corrections & title changes Filed 01/22/03 02/01/03
Court and military leave New rule with updated military leave information consistent with current state and federal law Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Salaries (full-time faculty) Establishes link between faculty evaluations and merit pay Passed by BOT 1/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Guidelines for initial appointment, reappointment, tenure, and promotion of regular faculty Allows early tenure candidates who were denied early tenure to be automatically reappointed Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Grading system, discipline, academic probation and dismissal Clarifies options for grades that can be received when repeating for change of grade Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
General staff personnel policies and procedures Clarified proper university office to submit information Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Absence from campus – interim rule Removed military and court leave information, which was placed in new rule 11-05 Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Repeating courses Clarifies options for grades that can be received when repeating for change of grade Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Graduation Requires the minimum number of credits required for the awarding of an additional baccalaureate or associate degree to be earned in residence at The University of Akron after the awarding of the first baccalaureate or associate degree Passed by BOT on 01/29/03; Filed 02/12/03 02/22/03
Grading system, discipline, academic probation and dismissal Minor corrections & title changes Filed 03/10/03 03/20/03
Classified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 02/26/03; Filed 03/10/03 03/20/03
Unclassified classification plan Updated classifications Passed by BOT on 02/26/03; Filed 03/10/03 03/20/03
Degrees and certificates Originally approved by BOT as rule 9-02.1 in 08/21/02 and included as a subset of 3359-02-06 to avoid confusion and so rules regarding awarding degrees are housed together Filed 03/17/03 03/27/03
Organization of the university Minor title & department reporting changes made so rule conforms to actual practice Filed 03/17/03 03/27/03
Officers of the academic administration Changed to reflect university libraries' reporting structure
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
University libraries administration Renumbered to better reflect university libraries reporting structure.
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
Officers of business and finance Changed to reflect human resources' reporting structure
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
Officers of human resources. Changed to reflect human resources' reporting structure
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
Officers of the vice president and chief information officer division. Changed to reflect human resources' reporting structure
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
University libraries administration. Rescinded and renumbered to better reflect university libraries' reporting structure.
Authorized by BOT resolution 01/29/03; Filed 04/01/03
04/11/03
Office of university internal auditor Renumbered to better reflect auditor's reporting structure. Filed 04/01/03 04/11/03
Office of university internal auditor Rescinded and renumbered to better reflect auditor's reporting structure. Filed 04/01/03 04/11/03
Policies and procedures for release, privacy, and security of selected health information New rule filed to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Authorized by BOT resolution 2/26/03; Filed 04/07/03
04/17/03
Officers of the academic administration. Modifies college dean responsibilities to include serving as associate provost for student academic success when requested by the senior vice president and provost
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
Organization of the university. Minor title and department reporting changes so rule conforms to actual practice Filed 05/13/03 05/23/03
Classified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
Unclassified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
General staff personnel policies and procedures. Minor title changes so rule conforms to actual practice Filed 05/13/03 05/23/03
Athletic policy. Revised statement on athletics addresses academics, student life, coaching staff and athletic administration.
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
Credit by transfer and/or examination. Raised acceptable transfer grade.
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
Grades and the grading system Revised date when incomplete work must be completed and grade reported.
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/13/03
05/23/03
The university of Akron bylaws of the faculty senate. Added provision for committee recommended motions or resolutions to be posted to electronic discussion
Passed by BOT on 04/23/03; Filed 05/30/03
06/09/03
Interim information technology security and system integrity policy Implemented on an interim basis to comply with the new Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Security Rules
Filed 05/30/03; Passed by BOT 06/18/03
06/09/03
Interim customer information security policy. Implemented on an interim basis to comply with the new Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Security Rules
Filed 05/30/03; Passed by BOT 06/18/03
06/09/03
Officers of business and finance Filed to correct language inadvertently omitted from previous Legislative Service Commission filings Filed 06/05/03 06/15/03
Classified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT 06/18/03; Filed 06/20/03
06/30/03
Unclassified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT 06/18/03; Filed 06/20/03
06/30/03
Academic Reassessment and Discipline Rule rescinded
Passed by BOT 06/18/03; Filed 06/20/03
06/30/03
Academic Reassessment and Discipline New rule filed with updated information about policies and eligibility for academic reassessment
Passed by BOT 06/18/03; Filed 06/20/03
06/30/03**
Officers of the academic administration. Text inserted to indicate HIPAA Privacy Official's responsibilities so rule conforms with University's HIPAA Privacy rule 3359-11-19 Filed 08/26/03 09/05/03
Disciplinary power of the university Revised to address parental involvement under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
Definition of student misconduct Revised to address recent trends in student behavior, including: off-campus misconduct, sexual, racial, ethnic or religious harassment, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, misconduct or imposition, and unauthorized use of an individual's identification or university password or university computer.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
Investigation of student misconduct Revisions include minor title changes, requirement that the Associate Vice president and Dean of Student Life make a record of the proceedings, and additional time for scheduling hearing boards when necessary.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
Student procedural rights Revised to alter the hearing board process to make the hearing board decision final, subject to student appeal or a request for Presidential review by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
University hearing board Revised to include new provisions for the size, selection and appointment of faculty and student hearing board members. Also specifies that the university hearing board's decision is final, subject to student appeal or Presidential review at the Vice President for Student Affairs' request.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
University appeals board Added to include the composition and procedures for the University appeals board.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
Authority for Amendments Rescinded and filed as new rule 3359-41-08 to adjust rule numbering Filed 08/26/02 09/05/03
Presidential review Added to include the President in the hearing board and appeals board process.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/26/02
09/05/03
Authority for Amendments Former rule 3359-41-07 filed as new rule to adjust rule numbering Filed 08/26/02 09/05/03
3359-25-06
Classified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Being prepared for filing with state LSC
TBD
3359-26-07
Unclassified classification plan. Updated classifications
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Being prepared for filing with state LSC
TBD
The university of Akron bylaws of the faculty senate Role of Faculty Senate in planning/budgeting and facilities planning modified.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/27/03
09/30/03
Organization of the university Role of faculty in selection of the University's administration personnel, deans, and department chairs modified.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/27/03
09/30/03
The faculty: general personnel policies Role of faculty in the selection of deans and of the President modified.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/27/03
09/30/03
Guidelines for academic retrenchment due to financial exigency Duplicate rule rescinded.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/27/03
09/30/03
Guidelines for academic retrenchment due to financial exigency Definition of financial exigency clarified. Faculty role in determining when a financial exigency exists and whether a reduction in force is warranted is modified. Administration's ability to take timely action if necessary modified.
Passed by BOT 08/20/03; Filed 08/27/03
09/30/03
Organization of the university Filed to correct language inadvertently omitted from previous Legislative Service Commission filings Filed 10/08/03 10/18/03
Health services and restrictions on smoking, alcoholic beverages and drugs. Filed to correct cross-references to other university rules Filed 10/08/03 10/18/03
The University of Akron bylaws of the faculty senate Filed to correct language inadvertently omitted from previous Legislative Service Commission filings Filed 11/12/03 11/22/03
Doctoral degrees requirements. Minor changes made to reflect fifteen week summer session. Filed 12/03/03 12/13/03

 

* Pay ranges filed and effective in January 2003 were approved by the Board of Trustees in January 2002.

** Provost Hickey indicated that the university's practices regarding academic reassessment were changed as of May 12, 2003 to match those outlined in the new version of 3359-60-03.4.

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