System policy update: 15 changes take effect

Revisions apply to tenure, tuition benefit
By Staff

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to 15 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, administrative/general, fiscal, human resources and information technology – including 11 policy revisions; one new policy concerning data governance; and three APSs that have been transitioned to more appropriate fiscal or payroll procedural statements.  These changes, approved by President Bruce Benson, took effect Jan. 17.

Overall, these actions – in addition to the net reductions of APSs last July – have reduced the total number of current system APSs to 85.  For more detailed information, go to


  1. 1017-Distinguished Professorships; Procedures for Implementing Regent Actions on
  2. 1018-Justification for Appointment with Tenure (Outside Hire w/Tenure)
  3. 1020-Tenure Accountability
  4. 1025-Uniform Grading Policy
  5. 8002-Intercampus Concurrent Enrollment
  6. 2001-Commencement Exercise Responsibilities formerly Decentralization of Commencement Exercises
  7. 1005-Sponsored Project Revenues
  8. 4011-License and Certification Fees, Memberships, or Dues
  9. 4013-Officer Disclosure of Interests
  10. 4015-Propriety of Expenses
  11. 5024-Tuition Assistance Benefit


  1. 6010-Data Governance

Rescinded and Rolled Into Payroll Procedures

  1. 5018-Payroll-Mandatory Direct Deposit

Rescinded and Rolled Into New Fiscal Procedures

  1. 4007-Revenue Definition and Recognition
  2. 4020-Auxiliary and Self-Funded Revenues

For more information on these and additional policies under review for 2013, go to:

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