Standard Practice Guide

  1. June 28, 2023

    New policy outlines research data stewardship expectations

    The university has created a new policy, effective Jan. 1, 2024, setting expectations and guidance for research data stewardship, focusing on issues of ownership, sharing and retention.

  2. January 9, 2023

    U-M clarifies tobacco policy; free cessation group available

    The Tobacco-free University Premises policy has been revised to clarify the cultural practice of smudging, a historical ritual of some Indigenous or Native American people, that is considered exempt from new restrictions.

  3. October 25, 2022

    New travel policies help U-M travelers stay safe abroad

    U-M has revised elements of its international travel policy that supports faculty, staff and students traveling abroad for university-related purposes.

  4. August 15, 2022

    New policy, tracking system aids Clery Act compliance

    U-M has developed a new robust process to identify, notify, train and track employees who have responsibility under federal regulations to report certain crimes to the university.

  5. June 20, 2022

    Policy outlines inclusive, accessible technologies across U-M

    The university has adopted a new Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standard Practice Guide to ensure technologies on all three campuses and Michigan Medicine are inclusive and accessible to the entire U-M community.

  6. January 27, 2022

    Senate Assembly seeks to rescind felony-disclosure policy

    The U-M Senate Assembly is pushing back against a policy that requires current university employees to disclose felony charges and convictions.

  7. November 11, 2021

    Revamped protections against retaliation take effect

    Revamped protections for U-M faculty, staff and students who report wrongful conduct are effective immediately. The program is part of a comprehensive approach to address retaliation and better ensure accountability.

  8. September 23, 2021

    U-M adopts policy, procedures for addressing misconduct

    U-M has finalized a policy and procedures for addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct that will add consistency by applying to all students, faculty, staff and third parties across the university community.

  9. September 14, 2021

    A reminder of U-M’s policy for dealing with children on campus

    With more on-site activities and events taking place, the university community is being reminded about the importance of the Children on Campus Standard Practice Guide — SPG 601.34.

  10. July 15, 2021

    U-M overhauls its approach to addressing sexual misconduct

    Revisions to how U-M will address sexual misconduct include the creation of the new Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office, with significant new resources for support, education and prevention.