2019

FSU Policy 4-OP-7-E1.12 Paid Time Off for Postdoctoral Scholar Employees [New]

Purpose of Policy: This policy outlines the accrual and use of paid time off (PTO) for postdoctoral scholars. 

Summary:

  • This is a new policy to provide Paid Time Off (PTO) for postdoctoral scholars.
  • Under the new policy, postdoctoral scholars will be able to accrue PTO to use for sick or vacation purposes.
  • PTO will be accrued at a rate of 4 hours per pay period, not to exceed a total balance of 104 hours.

Notice Period: December 19, 2019 — January 9, 2020

Effective Date: March 6, 2020

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FSU Policy 8-2 Naming Policy [Proposed Policy Revision]
Increase smallest endowment minimum to $30,000.
Notice Period: December 12, 2019 — January 10, 2020
 

Under review until January 10, 2020. For questions or comments please contact Caroline Poole  (caroline.poole@fsu.edu)

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU Regulation 4.064 Sick Leave Pool (Redline) 

Notice Period: October 2 — November 1, 2019

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY REVISION
FSU Policy 3A-1 Certificates, Specialized Studies, and Minors (Revision) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Reduces the number of student learning outcomes required for certificate programs (3 to 2)

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY REVISION
FSU Policy 9-7 Distance Learning (Revision) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Defines and explains traditional classes, technology enhanced classes, and distance learning classes.
  • Added section regarding the disclosure of fees that may be charged by non-FSU proctoring sites.
  • Added section regarding NC-SARA compliance and reporting.
  • Included change to three-year UCC course review that applied to online courses only. The policy change aligns online course quality assessments with those used for traditional classes.
  • Corrects references to the university’s new learning management system.
  • Removed LMS-based Student Completion Rate Tracking reference. (Accurate completion data cannot be determined via LMS data. This should be tracked via the university student information system.)

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY REVISION
FSU Policy 9-10 International Reciprocal Student Exchange Agreements (Revision) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Adds an Exchange Oversight Committee and defines its responsibilities, membership, and procedures.
  • Revises risk mitigation procedures as part of oversight.
  • Specifically allows us to suspend a program or bring a student home for health and safety concerns or behavioral issues.
  • Clarifies that the balance of all exchange programs is more important than each individual partnership.
  • Makes Assistant Provost responsible for emergency response.

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED REVISION
FSU Policy 9-12 Substantive Change (Revision) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Conforms to new SACSCOC policy.
  • Adds provisions related to cooperative academic arrangements.

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF NEW POLICY
FSU Policy 9-15 Awarding Credit Hours (NEW) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Defines direct instruction and the calculation of credit hours.

FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF NEW POLICY
(In Response to Federal Financial Aid Regulations)
FSU Policy 9-16 Degree Applicable Hours (NEW) 

Notice Period: September 13 — October 3, 2019

  • Describes degree applicable courses.
  • Describes the method used by the university to ensure degree progression.

FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF AMMENDMENT
FSU 3.004 Student Conduct Code (Substantial Rewrite) 
FSU 3.0041 Student Organization Conduct Code (Substantial Rewrite) 

Notice Period: August 20 — September 19, 2019

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FSU POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY REPEAL
FSU Policy 9-8 Institutional Effectiveness 

Notice Period: August 23 — September 13, 2019

Justification: This policy is covered in various plans, policies and guidelines of the university and individual divisions, colleges and departments. Of particular note will be a process articulated on the Provost’s webpage.

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VPFA POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 4-OP-C-7-L EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES (NEPOTISM) POLICY 
Notice Period: July 16 — August 6, 2019

Purpose of Policy:  This policy ensures a fair and measured approach to employment of relatives and avoids the conflicts that can arise from nepotism. The objective of this policy is to emphasize that employment actions will be based on job-related qualifications.

Summary of Changes:

  • Definition of “relative” is updated to include other persons residing in the same household.
  • Definition of “line of authority” is updated to reflect research related terms (e.g. Principal Investigator, reporting effort).
  • New section added to detail relationship conflicts in supervising research personnel.
  • Administration: Added disciplinary action as a possible result of failure to comply with the policy.
  • Updated Legal support and justification of policy based on research related laws, policies, and standards of conduct.

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FSU 4-OP-C-4 – HEALTH SERVICES 
Notice Period: July 16 — August 6, 2019

PURPOSE OF POLICY: This policy defines eligibility for the use of University Health Services, emergency services and payment issues.

Summary of Changes:

  • Added language to include a one-semester grace period for students enrolled in the immediate past term, which allows the student to continue to receive services.
  • Spouses of eligible students, minor dependents aged 13 and above, and purchasers of the TCC FSU pass were removed as eligible members to receive services.
  • Spouses of eligible students and minor dependents aged 13 and above, are now included as FSU Visitors who are eligible for treatment of minor illness or injury.
  • Academic dive physicals and nutrition counseling were removed from the list of services available for faculty and staff.
  • Departmentally required immunizations were added to the list of services available to faculty and staff.
  • Spouses and minors are no longer permitted to defer charges to the associated student’s account.

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VPFA POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 4-OP-A-9 INTERNAL CONTROLS 
Notice Period: July 1 — July 22, 2019

Summary: This is a policy update providing definitions, roles, responsibilities and internal control requirements for protecting the University's assets and resources.

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RESEARCH POLICY - SUBSTANTIAL REVISION / REPLACEMENT
FSU 7-IRB-0 HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM PLAN 
Notice Period: June 27 — July 18, 2019

Summary: This policy is being completely replaced.

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 2.025 Direct Support Organizations 
Notice Period: May 10 — June 09, 2019

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 3.005 Academic Honor Policy 
Notice Period: May 09 — June 08, 2019

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 2.009 Parking and Traffic Regulations 
Notice Period: May 08 — June 07, 2019

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 2.024 Tuition and Fees 
Notice Period: May 08 — June 07, 2019

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RESEARCH POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU POLICY 7A-6 Direct/Indirect Costs 
Major policy changes:

  • Updates the definitions and handling of direct and indirect costs for grants consistent with current applicable law and policy.

Notice Period: April 16 — May 07, 2019

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VPFA POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 4-OP-H-13 Electronic Mail Policy 
Summary: This is a policy providing definitions and basic use, management, handling, public record and retention of electronic mail for all, including employees, students and retirees.

Notice Period: April 23 — May 14, 2019

FACILITIES POLICY - NOTICE OF NEW POLICY
FSU POLICY 4-OP-B-12 Design Build Selection Process---NEW 
FSU Facilities is updating building and construction polices to ensure they are in line with current Florida Rules and Regulations. The proposed updates and revisions can be found using the link below. Any questions and comments must be sent to obs@fsu.edu and received prior to 5:00 pm, Friday, April 5, 2019.

Notice Period: March 15 — April 05, 2019

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RESEARCH POLICY - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU POLICY 7A-1 Authorization for Advance on Externally-Funded Projects 
Major policy changes:

  • Changed policy title.
  • Added definitions.
  • Added statement on compliance requirements (e.g., IRB or ACUC).
  • Changed requirements for approvals and financial backing on incrementally-funded awards.

Notice Period: February 12 — March 05, 2019

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FSU REGULATION - NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
FSU 2.011 Facilities Leasing Program
The proposed change takes advantage of changes to Board of Governors Regulation and would allow extension of an existing lease for another full term before rebidding if it is in the best interest of the university and a market survey demonstrates the cost of this extension does not exceed the costs of a comparable lease elsewhere plus the costs of moving.
Notice Period: January 24 — February 23, 2019

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