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.


Employee-Student Relationships

Applies to: All Employees
  1. Policy

    When an employee’s professional responsibilities make it possible for him or her to influence the status or circumstances of a student and when a romantic and/or sexual relationship occurs or has occurred between the employee and the student, an inherent conflict of interest arises. When a conflict of this nature occurs, the employee must disclose the relationship so that a resolution to the conflict can be sought.


Real Estate Transactions

Applies to: All Employees
  1. Policy

    Regents Bylaw 3.07 says it is the exclusive province of the Board of Regents to acquire and sell real estate for the University.


Payments/Reimbursements to Students for Non-Employment Purposes

Applies to: All payments to students when the payments are for non-employment purposes
  1. Purpose

    This Standard Practice Guide outlines the policy for payments to students from academic or other units when the payments are for non-employment purposes.

    To comply with US Department of Education regulations, student payments, awards, prizes, and gifts for academic pursuits or achievements must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid when paid for non-employment purposes.

    This policy covers all payments, awards, prizes, and gifts for academic pursuits or achievement.


Reduction in Force

Applies to: Regular Staff who are on open-ended appointments with the exception of those represented by a bargaining unit
  1. Policy

    1. The University endeavors to provide stable employment. However, situations such as a lack of funds, lack of work, or reorganization may require a reduction in the work force.

Protective Clothing and Equipment

Applies to: Regular Staff
  1. Policy

    The University will provide protective clothing and equipment when required to fulfill the job requirements as determined by the University.