New policy addresses student behaviors of concern

Additions and revisions take effect July 1; policy on hiring retirees delayed
By Staff

A new systemwide administrative policy statement – APS 7008, Student Behaviors of Concern – outlines the University of Colorado’s requirement for each campus to establish a Behavioral Review and Intervention Team and provides institutional guidelines for policies to be adopted by each campus.

The policy is one of two new policies and six policy revisions taking effect Monday, July 1.

The draft of the policy states, “The university recognizes that early assessment and intervention is critical when students exhibit concerning behaviors that potentially threaten themselves or others or that disrupt the campus community. In addressing such behavior, the university is committed to:

  • Promoting the health and safety of its campus communities
  • Helping students achieve success and mitigate sources of distress
  • Complying with student privacy and civil rights

To achieve these objectives, the campuses shall establish proactive and collaborative mechanisms for identifying, reporting, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with student behaviors of concern.”

A proposed new policy, APS 5054, was to have addressed hiring working retirees into staff positions, but has been delayed until the Jan. 1, 2014, policy cycle.. Differences between departments and campuses with regard to retirees who return to work prompted the evaluation of these procedures and the development of this APS.

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) this week also announced a new policy relating to the Colorado Open Records Act, APS 2022, and changes to six existing administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, administrative/general, fiscal and human resources.

The changes, approved by President Bruce Benson, take effect Monday.  For more detailed information, go to


  • 2022-Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)
  • 7008-Student Behaviors of Concern


  • 1009-Multiple Means of Teaching Evaluation
  • 1014-Intellectual Property That is Educational Materials
  • 1015-Implementing Program Discontinuance
  • 8012-Special Tuition Status
  • 5003-Nepotism in Employment
  • 5024-Tuition Assistance Benefit

OPE also has announced the provisional revision to APS 4018, Alcoholic Beverages Purchased for University Events, a fiscal policy that needs to be in place for the July 1 transition of development staff from the CU Foundation to the University of Colorado. The revised policy was approved by Benson following discussions with campus leadership.

Though the provisional policy revision will take effect Monday, the policy will go through the normal review during the Jan. 1, 2014, policy cycle. For more detailed information, go to

Two other policies were reviewed and reformatted into a new policy template but did not require any revisions:

  • 1010-Program Discontinuance When No Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Face Dismissal
  • 8005-Adopting Standards for the Intercampus Transfer of Credits Among Campuses

For more information on system policies, go to: To receive periodic policy updates from the Office of Policy and Efficiency, please send an email to and request to be added to the OPE Distribution List.

Cover Art: Glenn J. Asakawa/University of Colorado