The University invites comments on a proposed new Academic Personnel Manual Section 011 (APM - 011), Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-faculty Academic Appointees.
Currently, APM - 010 (Academic Freedom) defines academic freedom as it pertains to faculty and defines the freedom of scholarly inquiry for students, as it derives from the faculty's academic freedom. APM - 015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) defines the corresponding responsibilities as it pertains to faculty only. Although APM - 010 states that it is not intended to “diminish the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other academic appointees,” APM - 010 and APM - 015 do not address how these concepts...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Employee Comment: Open Access for Theses and Dissertations
The University invites comments on a revised proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations.
The policy is new and includes the following key issues:
- There is currently no system-wide uniformity or policy for ensuring open access to UC graduate students' theses and dissertations. This policy will provide system-wide consistency for these works.
- Allowance for embargoes that delay the date theses or dissertations are made available in an open access repository.
The policy proposal is posted
On Jan. 1, 2018, the legal sale of recreational marijuana commenced in California. This followed the passage of Proposition 64 by California voters on Nov. 8, 2016, which legalized its recreational use by people over the age of 21. However, Prop. 64 does not change UC policy, which prohibits marijuana on all university property and at all university events, with limited exceptions for approved academic research.
Notwithstanding Prop. 64, using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act require that UC, as a recipient of federal funding, establish policies that prohibit marijuana use, possession and...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Changes to several UC Presidential Policies regarding relocation, travel, financial deficit management, probationary periods and payroll pertain to ANR members. The new, revised and rescinded UC Presidential Policies can be viewed at http://policy.ucop.edu. Below is an outline of the changes.
BFB-G-13 Policy and Regulations Governing Moving and Relocation
The core changes that went into effect on Oct. 15, 2017, include the following:
- removed policy on relocation allowance;
- added provision allowing the reimbursement of reasonable expenses associated with the sale of former primary residence or unexpired lease expenses associated with new...
UC Office of the President has issued a statement of its principles regarding the privacy and civil rights of undocumented members of the UC community. These principles may be of interest to UC ANR volunteers, program participants and other stakeholders.
In the press release, UC President Janet Napolitano said, “While we still do not know what policies and practices the incoming federal administration may adopt, given the many public pronouncements made during the presidential campaign and its aftermath, we felt it necessary to reaffirm that UC will act upon its deeply held conviction that all members of our community have the right to work, study, and live safely and without fear at all UC...