Summary of Policy Manual Revisions

In order to achieve greater clarity and consistency and ensure compliance with SACS Comprehensive Standard 3.2.2. (Institutional Policy), the following revisions were made to the UMW Policy Manual.   Changes were intended to clearly distinguish which policies are subject to Board of Visitors review and concurrence.  In addition, some minor editorial changes were made for clarification purposes and some policies were renumbered for consistency. The following revisions were made to Book B, Board of Visitors: Revised two Internal Audit policies to clarify that these are Board of Visitors approved policies: B.4.3. Institutional Debt (originally E.2.1.)* B.4.4. Establishing Student Fees (originally E.2.2.)* Created a new Section 7, Museums and Galleries, to include three Board-approved policies: B.7.1. Collections Policy (originally D.3.1.)* B.7.2. Use of Research Materials (originally D.4.1.)* B.7.3. Collections Management Policy (originally D.4.2.)* Created a new … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: E.2.2. Cash Handling Procedures

The policy on Cash Handling Procedures was revised in December 2012 to update the approved cash handling sites. You will find the policy in Book E, Administration and Finance, under Section 2, Finance. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: D.6.2. Faculty Credentials

The Faculty Credentials Policy was revised in December 2012 to add the statement below to the "Definition" section of the policy: A terminal degree (usually a doctorate) is the highest degree awarded in the discipline/field. In some fields, a degree other than a doctorate is considered a terminal degree by practitioners in that discipline. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is considered a terminal degree for studio art, creative writing, and theatre production/performance. The Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) is a terminal degree in historic preservation. You will find the policy in Book D, Academic Affairs, under Section 2, UMW Faculty. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: E.2.9.4. Moving and Relocation Expenses

The Moving and Relocation Expenses Policy was revised on December 9, 2012 to replace the use of department SPCC with the Accounts Payable SPCC in order to be in compliance with the Commonwealth allowed uses of the SPCC. You will find the policy in Book E, Administration and Finance, under Section 2, Finance. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: E.2.5. Business Meals

The Policy on Business Meals was revised on December 1, 2012 to remove the reference to the Stafford Campus holding a Finance Card. You will find the policy in Book E, Administration and Finance, under Section 2, Finance. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: E.2.7. Gift Giving

The Gift Giving Policy was revised on November 23, 2012 to reflect a new process for purchasing gift cards. The new process does not allow the SPCC to be used to purchase gift cards. If you would like to purchase gift cards, please contact the AP Manager, Leigh Penn. You will find the policy in Book E, Administration and Finance, under Section 2, Finance. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

New Policy: D.2.3. UMW Study Abroad Program Approval Process

The UMW Study Abroad Program Approval Process Policy was adopted on November 1, 2012. The purpose of the policy is to clarify and make more systematic the approval process required for all UMW study abroad courses and programs. You will find the policy in Book D, Academic Affairs, under Section 2, Center for International Education. The policy is cross-referenced in Book D, Academic Affairs, Section 6, UMW Faculty. View the policy here. … [Read more...]

New Policy: E.4.9. Email Policy

The Email Policy was adopted on October 3, 2012. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that email communication is used in a way that supports the university's mission. The policy outlines the expectations of email users at the University. … [Read more...]

Revised Policy: E.2.9.6. Policy on Generally Accepted Accounting Principes

The Policy on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles was added to BoardDocs on September 12, 2012. The purpose of the policy is to outline the specific principles that the University follows in order to obtain an unqualified opinion on the Financial Statements and in order to meet various requirements established by the Federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and other outside entities. The policy also outlines the choice made by the University when more than one method of accounting is acceptable. Adopted in 2005 and revised in 2012. … [Read more...]