Nine policy changes made official

Office of Policy and Efficiency announces latest streamlining efforts
By Staff

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to nine policies in the areas of academic affairs, administrative/general, fiscal and legal. The approved actions include three policy eliminations, five policy revisions and one policy addition:

Academic Affairs

  1. Acceptance of first-time freshmen students who have successfully completed an international baccalaureate diploma program (revised)
  2. Adopting standards for intercampus transfer of students among the three campuses (revised)
  3. Conflict of interest and commitment (revised)


  1. Regents scholarship program (eliminated)
  2. IT security program (revised)


  1. Administrative service recharge (eliminated)


  1. Reimbursement of university costs associated with responding to public inquiries (eliminated)
  2. Federal lobbying policies (revised)
  3. State lobbying activities (new; see related story)

The proposed changes were approved and signed by President Bruce Benson. For more information, visit the University Policy Web site at