The Policy Review Committee met via Zoom on Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m.
SHRA Temporary Employment Policy and Procedure
Rachel Cameron (I-9 Compliance Supervisor) presented updates to the SHRA Temporary Employment Policy and Procedure. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) updated this policy so the UNC-Chapel Hill policy aligned with updated NC Administrative Codes and the NC Office of State Human Resources’ Temporary Employment Policy. Temporary employees will now be time-limited to 11 consecutive months and must take a one-month break before being eligible for rehire. This is a reduction from the current 12-month period. OHR will work with individual Units on a transition plan for current temporary employees. The policy also expands the retiree exemption to include non-State of North Carolina retirees. These changes will go into effect on June 1, 2023.
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Policy and Standard Operating Procedures for Reviewing Academic Program Assessment Plans and Assessment Reports
Lynn Williford (Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment) presented the updated policy and standard on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment for Academic Programs. UNC-Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC has changed their criteria over the years and wanted UNC-Chapel Hill procedures to emphasize more about the assessment process and procedures. This revised version of the policy is more consistent, clear, and in line with SACSCOC requirements. The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is still working on similar policy updates for non-academic programs student outcomes assessment and will publish those updates at a later date.
University Data Governance Policy
Kim Stahl (IT Policy and Process Lead) presented updates to the University Data Governance Policy, formerly known as the Enterprise Data Governance Policy. While “Enterprise” and “University” previously held different meanings, today the terms are synonymous so ITS wanted to update the title to use the more intuitive word. This revision also corrects an error about data ownership and clarifies the role of the Data Liaisons referenced in the Enterprise Data Governance Standard.