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Table of Contents


Section 100 Introduction

101 Foreword

102 Charter of University System

University of Maine System Statutes 20A 10901 et seq

103 Bylaws of Board of Trustees

201 Governance Documents

202 Appearance Before the Board of Trustees

203 Chancellor – Appointment and Responsibilities

203.1 Evaluation Process

204 Presidents – Appointment and Responsibilities

204.1 Evaluation Process

205 Faculty and Student Representation to Board of Trustees

Statement on Shared Governance

206 Board of Trustees – Ethics Code and Conflict of Interest

207 Signatory Authorization

208 Logos and Trademarks

209 Intellectual Property

210 Legal Affairs

211 The Maine Prize

212 Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility

213 Honorary Degrees

214 Institutional Authority on Political Matters

215 Remote Public Meetings

Section 300 Academic Affairs

301 Mission Policy

301.1 University of Maine System

301.2 University of Maine

301.3 University of Southern Maine

301.4 University of Maine at Augusta

301.5 University of Maine at Farmington

301.6 University of Maine at Fort Kent

301.7 University of Maine at Machias

301.8 University of Maine at Presque Isle

302 Academic Calendars

303 Academic Degrees

303.1 Limit Undergraduate Degrees to 121 Credit Hours

304 Academic Credit, Transfer of

304.1 Uniform Course Numbering

305 Program Inventory

305.1 Program Approval, Review & Elimination

305.2 Brokering Academic Programs

306 Student Appeals Policy for Academic Affairs

307 Admission/Readmission of Students

308 Accreditation Policy

309 Organization & Establishment of Major Units

310 Tenure

311 Intra-system Student Exchange

312 University Professor

313 Student Evaluation of Faculty

314 Academic Integrity

315 Commemorative Naming or Renaming of Academic Units and Programs

Section 400 Human Resources and Labor Relations

401 General Equal Opportunity

402 Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Retaliation and Title IX Sexual Harassment

403 Political Activity

404 Personnel Actions

404.1 Appointment – Shared

404.2 Appointment – Police Officers

404.3 Appointments

404.4 Chancellor and Presidents Benefit Package

404.5 Appointment – System Professor, Researcher or Administrator
Repealed – 1/29/18

405 Employee Transfer

406 Emeritus Status

407 Labor Relations

408 Grievance Procedures for Nonrepresented Employees

409 Awards

410 Conflict of Interest

411 Health Insurance for Retirees and Former Employees on Long Term Disability
Repealed and replaced with Human Resources Administrative Practice Letter -3/16/2020

412 Substance Abuse

413 Administrative Holidays and Leaves

414 Campus Violence

415 Employment Background Screening

Section 500 Student Affairs

501 Student Conduct Code

502 Sale, Possession and Use of Alcoholic Beverages

503 Hazing

504 Student Respresentation on Campus Committees

505 Substance Abuse – Students

506 Athletic Programs

Section 600 Research and Public Service

601 Human Subject Research

Section 700 Financial Affairs

701 Budgets – Operating & Capital

702 Acceptance of Gifts – repealed 7/12/04 – combined with Policy 706

703 Tuition and Fees

703.1 Tuition Waivers – repealed 7/14/08 – combined with Policy 703

703.2 Residency – repealed 7/14/08 – combined with Policy 703

703.3 Tuition and Fees/Room and Board Refunds – repealed 7/14/08 – combined with Policy 703

704 Student Fees – repealed 7/14/08 – combined with Policy 703

704.1 Student Activity Fees

705 Financial Aid

706 Acceptance of Gifts, Development Activities & Fund Raising Campaigns

707 Financial Emergency

708 Distribution of Financial Resources

709 Investments

710 Unrelated Business Income Tax

711 Named Chairs and Professorships

712 Debt Policy

713 Post-Issuance Compliance for Tax-Exempt Bonds

Section 800 Facilities

801 Acquisition of Real Property

802 Disposition of Real Property

803 Naming and Renaming of Physical Facilities

Section 900 Information Technologies

901 Information Security

902 Information and Communications Technology Accessibility Policy

Section 1000 Other

1001 Review of Non-academic Programs

1002 Environmental and Safety Policy