Payroll Controls

Applies to: All Regular Faculty and Staff
  1. Purpose

    This Standard Practice Guide outlines the proper procedures and internal controls that must be exercised by University departments for paying faculty and staff.

  2. Overview of Payroll Controls

    A department’s responsibility includes maintaining an effective system of monitoring and oversight to ensure the accuracy and validity of its payroll.


Treasury Services: Banking, Debt Issuance and Credit Card Acceptance

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
I. Overview
The university maintains centralized management for all of its Treasury Services.  The Treasurer’s Office has the exclusive authority to manage the university’s banking services, including the opening and closing of accounts; issue debt (including bonds and commercial paper, loans, lines of credit, letters of credit and other similar financing obligations) on behalf of the Regents of the University of Michigan; and establish merchant accounts for the acceptance of credit card payments.

Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression

Applies to:

Recent events at the University of Michigan and elsewhere emphasize the pressing need for members of the University community--including administrators, faculty, staff, and students--to reaffirm formally their deep commitment to freedom of speech and artistic expression and to clarify the implications of that commitment. Freedom of speech in this context will be taken to encompass all forms of communication and artistic expression as well as the freedom to listen, watch, protest, or otherwise participate in such communication.


Discontinuance of Academic Programs

Applies to: Schools, Colleges and other Academic Units

The continuing intellectual vigor and distinction of the University will depend in some measure upon our capacity to provide critical and timely reviews of all existing programs and to adapt them in the light of changing intellectual interests, professional developments, social needs, and relative academic strengths and priorities.


Procedure to Update University Records in the Case of Inactive Academic Programs

Applies to: Schools, Colleges and other Academic Units

    On occasion, an academic program may become inactive such that it no longer has students, faculty, staff, or funding associated with it. This occurs for a number of reasons, including declining enrollments, changes in the composition of the faculty, or changes in the intellectual thrust of a discipline or department. However, University records are usually not updated to reflect the change in status of the program.


Commercial Notetaking

Applies to: All faculty, staff, students, and visitors

University of Michigan Statement on the Conditions and Criteria for Commercial Notetaking Services*

The University of Michigan (University) maintains its right to authorize educational and business activities that occur on property or networks controlled by or in affiliation with the University.


Music Performance License Fees

Applies to: All Departments of the University
  1. Policy

    1. Applicability:

      The University of Michigan has signed agreements with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and SESAC, Inc.


Faculty-Student Relationships

Applies to: All Employees
  1. Policy

    The teacher-student relationship lies at the foundation of the educational process. As a matter of sound judgment and professional ethics, faculty members have a responsibility to avoid any apparent or actual conflict between their professional responsibilities and personal relationships with students.