Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Handbook 
    
2023-2024 University Handbook FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Approval of Changes


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Chapter Section and Title Authority
1

1 (The University System: A Brief Introduction )

2 (UWSP: General Information )

3 (UWSP: Organization )

Administrative Approval
1 4 (UWSP: Governance Organizations ) Respective governance organization, according to their procedures
2

1 (Departments )

2 (Units )

Common Council
Chancellor
3

1 (Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment )

3 (Reassignment and Training )

4 (Resignation )

5 (Recruitment Committees and Selection Processes )

6 (Rehoming Policy )

Common Council
Chancellor
3 2 (UW System Administrative Policy 165 (Formerly ACPS-4.0 ) Board of Regents
4A 1 (Wis. Admin. Code, Rules of the Board of Regents, UW System Chapters 1-13, 15 ) Board of Regents
4A 2 (Personnel Rules for Faculty and Academic Staff ) Common Council
Chancellor
Board of Regents
4B

3 (Interpretations, Guidelines, and Implementation Procedures for Personnel Rules and Policies: Faculty Appointments  (excluding subsection titled “Procedures for Post-Tenure Review and Development”)

4 (Overview of the Process and Procedures for Faculty Appeal of Nonrenewal of Probationary Appointment (UWSP 3.07 and 3.08) and Denial of Tenure (UWSP 3.07 and UWSP 3.08m) )

5 (Interpretations, Guidelines, and Implementation Procedures for Personnel Rules and Policies: Academic Staff )

6 (Academic Staff Appointment Appeals )

Common Council
Chancellor
4B 3 (Interpretations, Guidelines, and Implementation Procedures for Personnel Rules and Policies: Faculty Appointments (subsection titled “Procedures for Post-Tenure Review and Development ”) Common Council
Chancellor
Board of Regents
4C

7 (Procedures for Hearings for Faculty on Complaints of Misconduct Under UWSP 6.01 )

8 (Procedures for Hearings for Faculty on Grievances Under UWSP 6.02 )

9 (Procedures for Hearing on Complaints of Academic Staff Misconduct Under UWSP 13.01 )

10 (Procedures for Hearings on Academic Staff Grievances Under UWSP 13.02 )

11 (Overview of the Process and Procedures for Hearing of Charges and Notice of Dismissal of Faculty Under UWSP 4.04 )

12 (Overview of the Process and Procedures for Review Hearing of Layoff/Termination of Faculty for Financial Emergency Under UWSP 5.12 )

13 (Overview of the Process and Procedures for Hearing of Charges and Notice of Dismissal of Academic Staff Under UWSP 11.04 )

14 (Overview of the Process and Procedures for Review Hearing of Layoff/Termination of Academic Staff for Reasons of Budget or Program Under UWSP 12.05 )

 
Common Council
Chancellor
4D 15 (Selected Documents Pertinent to Personnel Matters ) (excluding subsection titled Open Meetings Law and comments and interpretations of that law) Common Council
Chancellor
4D 15 - (subsection titledOpen Meetings Law  and “comments and interpretations of that law ”)
 
State Statute - CANNOT BE CHANGED
4D 16 (Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapters UWS 14, 16-22 ) Board of Regents only
4D 17 (University of Wisconsin and UWSP Chapter 17 Nonacademic Standards and Disciplinary Procedures )  Common Council
Chancellor
Board of Regents
4E

18 (UW System Administrative Policy 1232, (formerly UW-Stevens Point UPS Operational Policy - GEN 13) Layoff for Reasons of Budget or Program )

19 (UW System Administrative Policy 1233 (formerly UW-Stevens Point Operational Policy GEN 14), Grievance Procedures )

20 (was deleted)

21 (Performance Management )

22 (Disciplinary Policy and Procedures for University Staff )

 
Common Council
Chancellor
5

1 (Text Services )

3 (Advising )

6 (Faculty and Staff ID Cards )

8 (Student Credit Hour Guidelines for Tenure Management )

9 (Graduate Course Policy )

10 (Equal Access for Students with Disabilities )

11 (Faculty-Student Policies )

12 (Privacy of Student Records/Classroom Performance and Authorization to Release) Information )

13 (Scheduling Non-Academic Off-Campus Events/Trips )

14 (Guidelines for Use of Electronic Devices in Classrooms and Laboratories )

15 (Policies Pertaining to the Provision of Distance Education )

16 (Academic Scheduling Policies )

17 (Digital Badging )

18 (Policy Governing Instructor-Authored Materials Assigned for Text Rental or Student Purchase )19

19 Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Classroom Usage Policy 
Common Council
Chancellor
5

2 (Chapter UWSP 14 Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures )

7 (Chapter UWSP 18 Conduct on University Lands )

 
Common Council
Chancellor
Board of Regents
5

4 (Academic Freedom )

5 (was deleted)

 

NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE UNIVERSITY
6 University Sponsored Awards   Common Council
Chancellor
7

1 (Academic Program Proposals )

2 (Assessment )

3 (Program Review )

4 (Articulation Agreement )

5 (Grade Review Subcommittee )

6 (General Education Program: Overview )

7 (was deleted)

8 (Reorganizing Academic Units )

9 (was deleted)

10 (Deleting Majors, Minors, and Certificates (Program Discontinuance)  

Common Council
Chancellor
8

1 (Retirement )

2 (was deleted)

Common Council
Chancellor
9

1 (Communal Bill of Rights and Responsibilities )

2 (Institutional Use  - excluding sub-sections titledOpen Records Law” and
“Facilities Planning Committee and Transportation Services policies”)

Common Council
Chancellor
9 2, (sub-section titledOpen Records Law Sections 19-21 - 19-39 Wis. Statutes 1993-94 Subchapter ii: Public Records and Property ”)  State Statute - CANNOT BE CHANGED
9 2, (sub-section titled Facilities Planning and Space Allocation Policies  ”) Administrative 
9 3 (Governance Documents )  respective governance organization, according to their procedures
9 4 (Faculty Policies) (was deleted) NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE UNIVERSITY
9 5 (Other Policies )  Common Council

 

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 1

  • Changes to Chapter 1, Sections 1, 2, and 3 require administrative approval.
  • Changes to Chapter 1, Section 4, require approval of the respective governance organizations, according to their procedures.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 2

  • Changes to all sections of Chapter 2 require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 3

  • Changes to Chapter 3, Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.
  • Chapter 3, Section 2, may only be amended by the Board of Regents.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 4A

  • Chapter 4A, Section 1, may only be amended by the Board of Regents.
  • Changes to Chapter 4A, Section 2, require the approval of Common Council, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 4B

  • Changes to Chapter 4B, Sections 3, 4, (with the exception of “Procedures for Post-Tenure Review and Development”) 5, and 6, require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.
  • Changes to Chapter 4B, Section 4, “Procedures for Post-Tenure Review and Development require the approval of Common Council, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 4C

  • Changes to Chapter 4C, Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 4D

  • With the exception of the “Open Meetings Law ”, which is statutory, and “the comments and interpretations of that law ”, changes to Chapter 4D, Section 15, require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.
  • Changes to Chapter 4D, Section 15, “Open Meetings Law” is a state statute and cannot be changed.
  • Chapter 4D, Section 16, may only be amended by the Board of Regents.
  • Changes to Chapter 4D, Section 17, require the approval of Common Council, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 4E

  • Changes to all sections of Chapter 4E require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 5

  • Changes to Chapter 5, Sections 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.
  • Changes to Chapter 5, Sections 2 and 7, require the approval of Common Council, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents.
  • Chapter 5, Sections 4 are not subject to change by the University.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 6

  • Changes to Chapter 6 require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 7

  • Changes to all sections of Chapter 7 require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTERS 8

  • Changes to all sections of Chapter 8 require approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.

APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO CHAPTER 9

  • Changes to Chapter 9, Section 1 require the approval of the Common Council and the Chancellor
  • With the exception of the Open Records Law , which is statutory, and the “Facilities Planning Committee and Transportation Services ” policies, changes to which require only administrative approval, changes to Chapter 9, Section 2, require the approval of Common Council and the Chancellor.
  • Changes to Chapter 9, Section 3, require approval of the respective governance organizations, according to their procedures.
  • Chapter 9, Section 4, is NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE UNIVERSITY. (This section was deleted)
  • Changes to Chapter 9, Section 5 require approval of the Common Council.