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June 17, 2019

Standard Practice Guide

February 20, 2019

Updated U-M policy allows web access limitations in narrow circumstances

A revised University of Michigan policy on internet access allows the blocking of websites that may contain offensive or pornographic content, in limited circumstances.

The policy, Standard Practice Guide 601.16: Electronic Access to Potentially Offensive Materials, was updated Feb. 12.

February 4, 2019

New university policy requires disclosure of felonies

Under a new university policy, faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars are required to provide notification if they are charged with or convicted of a felony crime. This policy is effective Feb. 1.

October 26, 2018

Information security policy revised and approved

The revised University of Michigan Information Security Policy was recently approved, along with a number of new Information Technology Standards, and will be phased in over the next two years.

August 15, 2016

University to revise information technology security policy

The University of Michigan is revising its information technology security policy to establish a single, comprehensive IT security and information assurance program for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and the Health System.

August 15, 2016

Recently changed IT policies

U-M executive officers recently approved changes to several IT policies in the Standard Practice Guide.

August 15, 2016

University information technology policies

Using information technology is integral to how the university conducts its business. The institution provides direction and guidance regarding the fundamental use of IT on its campuses through the following channels:

May 26, 2015

New SPG focuses on fitness for duty for faculty members

A new standard practice guide spells out the criteria and process the university would use when considering the timely, administrative review of a faculty member who is unable to perform the essential functions of a faculty position, despite reasonable accommodations.

January 20, 2014

SPG outlines professional standards expectations for faculty

In the ongoing effort to maintain a community that enables each person to reach his or her full potential, the University of Michigan has adopted a Standard Practice Guide outlining professional standards for members of the faculty.

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